Andy and Don started working together in the 70’s building a successful regional investment bank. Jeff joined them in the early 80’s and they formed Laurel Mountain Partners in 1990. Initially, Laurel developed individual solid waste assets, it acquired a division of USG in an LBO, and then in the mid-90’s began building companies via acquisition and integration of numerous businesses. Four separate Liberty Waste companies were built over the next dozen years wherein over 50 companies were purchased, integrated, operated and ultimately sold either to public companies or to private equity backed firms. Laurel also built the nation’s largest scrap tire recycling business, Liberty Tire Recycling, by acquiring, integrating and operating 45 companies throughout the US and Canada.