Neil Kelly Company

remodel

Portland, Oregon

United States

www.neilkelly.com

About Neil Kelly Company

Neil Kelly started in business in 1947. Over decades, Neil, his son Tom Kelly, and a team of dedicated employees built the business into the Northwest’s largest residential remodeling company, with an emphasis on sustainability.

From the start, the Neil Kelly Company pioneered the green building industry by implementing sustainable building practices.  The company is proud of many sustainable “firsts,” including being the first to manufacture FSC-certified cabinets; the first to develop a LEED-certified commercial building, the first to build a LEED-certified residential single-family home on the West Coast; and the first cabinetmaker to offer complete transparency and independence from red-listed chemicals through DECLARETM labeling from the International Living Building Institute.

“We work to benefit our people, our planet and our profit – in that order.  We are committed to our community and our environment.  We became a B Corporation to “walk our talk.”  By constructing our values into the legal backbone of our company, we’ll ensure they will never be compromised for generations to come.”                                                                                                                                              

The Change We Seek®

The Neil Kelly Company has a longstanding commitment to implementing environmentally responsible building products and processes in remodeling projects, custom home building, residential energy retrofits and solar energy installation. In addition to the company's commitment to sustainable building, they are aligned with a number of organizations and programs at the forefront of the green and sustainable building movement including the International Living Building Institute, Earth Advantage, Energy Star and LEED.

The company is dedicated to helping homeowners create healthier homes and reduce carbon emissions, while offering a 360-degree model of care for their clients’ largest investment. This means guiding the homeowner towards the selection of low-VOC and sustainable materials for remodeling, the use of sustainable “best practices” by remodeling teams, educating clients about energy efficiency, onsite solar energy generation, and how proper maintenance keeps the home durable and sustainable for the long term. 

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

December 2013
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
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55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Environment: Recycles paper, cardboard, glass, metal, plastic, and actively composts; >75% of office supplies from recycled/sustainable materials

Employees: >70% of health insurance premiums paid for individuals; >95% of employees had professional training paid for by the company; lowest paid hourly workers receive >75% above the living wage

Community: Majority of revenue comes from local business; Minorities hold >30% of managerial positions; >20% of workers are from low-income communities

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