IN 1992 - George Coiner forms GC Monitoring, a Subchapter S-Corporate environmental engineering firm specializing in methane gas control and groundwater monitoring. Our goal was to protect humans from dangerous environments. It was then when we first learned that methane is 25 times more greenhouse gas producing than carbon dioxide.
1994 - GC Monitoring created a new division titled GC Engineers expanding our capabilities to include site civil grading, stormwater modeling, earthwork modeling and utilities design. Our projects began to expand from Washington to Idaho then Southwest to New Mexico and Arizona. Finally we went international and obtained licensing in British Columbia enabling us to serve various public and private clients there.
1997 - GC Monitoring expanded its successful services again to include site civil general construction and hands-on installation of our methane gas control systems a design/build capability! We also began building large geosynthetic liner lagoons, drinking water reservoir covers/liners and landfill liner cell projects....Our client responsibilities now range up to $10,000,000 construction cost per single project.
2007 - GCM morphs its new environmental division in June...."GC Solar" for creation and installation of solar energy photovoltaic systems focusing in Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, and Arizona. Our goal is to dovetail greenhouse gas control experience with our successful engineering and construction practices "for a better global environment".
2008 - Within 7 months, GC Solar begins to pick up speed by winning a project with Sam's Club as "ECO Contractor" to install solar and wind as a "House Makeover" award package announced by national media news. This opened the floodgates for receiving solar/wind project requests from all parts of the US with over 75,000 website hits in three months. At the same time GCS attracts attention from a national retail chain to develop solar photovoltaics on six stores. GCS continues to expand its renewable energy services for schools, universities, government and military clients.
2010 - GC Solar's body temperature exceeds the "98.6 kilowatts-per-project" barrier meeting our goal to develop large scale alternative energy and reduce carbon signatures for public projects in the State of Washington.
2011-2019 - GCS has developed power plants for 25 schools, four government buildings, and numerous commercial clients holding title of most commercial design and installation PV projects in Washington State. This title includes implementation of the first Lithium-Ion Battery Backup System powered by PV for a Washington school.