Making a better tomorrow by what we do today.
At AAA KARTAK we believe is is our responsibility as a company and as individuals to play a part in preserving and protecting our environment. We do that in four primary ways - Kartak's Green Team Committee, Plant A Tree Program, Built Green Membership and LEED Principles.
Committed to Conservation
Our Kartak Green Team committee is dedicated to assuring that all conservation and recycle programs are followed. We recycle aluminum, wood, paper, steel and scrap metal and use energy-saving lights in our buildings. We even offer free employee bus passes to encourage use of transit. Our green truck maintenance program doubles the life of our vehicle oil, while helping ensure our fleet of vehicles are up to date and running efficiently with better gas mileage.
Plant A Tree Program
For every new job, we plant two trees
Our Plant A Tree Program is an excellent way for our customers to partner with us in making a difference. For every new job, AAA KARTAK has committed to plant two trees. These trees are planted locally in the Puget Sound area or globally in Haiti. AAA KARTAK has managed to plant over 46,600 trees since 2007.
Locally - We have planted thousands of trees in the Puget Sound Area, such as red cedar, blue spruce and pine trees. , helping make our world a greener place.
Globally - Through our Adopt a Village program, we are currently helping ensure a village in the much deforested nation of Haiti is well planted with trees. In addition, the sponsorship helps provide education techniques to restore the natural resources of rural farmers’ degraded lands.
Promoting sustainable building practices
We are a longtime proud member of Built Green. This program promotes projects built using sustainable and ecological materials and practices. As members of the Built Green program, AAA KARTAK is committed to use time tested long lasting and ecologically low-impact materials, sealants and adhesives, sustainable glass products, and promoting healthy building practices.
The majority of our products are manufactured in the Puget Sound, thus reducing our carbon footprint. We offer low VOC adhesives and sealants and formaldehyde free designer closet shelving. We have eliminated the use of plastic bags from our marketing campaigns and instead of handing out flyers at home show events, we utilize email whenever possible, in order to reduce paper flow.
Green Building Rating System
We are currently working on several projects utilizing the LEED program (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System, which is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water saving, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.
AAA KARTAK’s pricing is always competitive, our craftsmen well-trained, and our materials, fabrication, and installation process well-designed to provide you with beauty that lasts. Yes, we spend more money on things you may not readily see, but year after year our customer satisfaction remains very high. We employ the best people, use superior methods and materials, and we are Western Washington’s volume leader. Our buying power and volume help us be more efficient. The result is that you get the best value for your dollar, even if you paid a little more than another company quoted. And more importantly you'll know that you have a quality product well-built product.
We are customer service driven and always seek to achieve win-win scenarios.