Right after we started producing panels at Kronospan it became apparent that the market was requiring that our wood supply be certified. Although I was familiar with SFI (Sustainable Forest Initiative) and less familiar with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) I needed a fast path to certification. Gary was able to help us to decide exactly what type of certifications we needed, he helped us plan a path that would fit our current organizational structure and then he designed a set of documents and measurements to meet the requirements of the certification bodies. His past experience as a forest manager and forester helped him put together a practical easy to use system that we still use today.
Georgia Biomass chose Gary Boyd and Greener Options to help us obtain our forest certifications. We were a start-up company with no system in place, and Gary’s expertise and advice was just what we were looking for. Gary’s real-world experience in forest industry is an added bonus. It has been a pleasure working with Gary and Greener Options.
Barry J. Parrish, RF
Fiber Procurement Forester
Working with Gary Boyd of Greener Options Inc. has been a delightful experience.Gary’s expertise and knowledge of the FSC Standards along with his experience as an FSC auditor gives him the unique ability to create a FSC certification system that is concise and effective.
Hassell & Hughes Lumber Company, Inc
Gary Boyd and Greener Options Inc. helped White Wood Inc. become one of the first Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Management Groups certified in South Carolina. Gary’s knowledge of certification and the forest industry allowed us to develop and implement a certified forest management group in minimal time. There is no way we could have gotten certified without his help and expertise.
White Wood Inc.
Drennen Forestry used Greener Options Inc.’s expertise to upgrade our land management system to meet forest certification principles and criteria. We are very pleased with the results. Gary is very responsive and aware of his client’s objectives.
Drennen Forestry Corporation
Gary has provided objective analysis of sustainable forest management practices on several important projects. We rely heavily on his input and appreciate his responsiveness and ability to communicate well with landowners and investors.
Charles J. Spies III
Chief Executive Officer
CEI Capital Management LLC
Carolina Commonwealth Forest Products, LLC decided in 2010 to become FSC Chain of Custody and Group Management certified. The process of any certification is time consuming and very detailed. Greener Options, Inc. was recommended to help us with our documents and audit preparation. Gary Boyd and his staff were very professional and knowledgeable throughout this certification process. Thanks to Gary for your support and continued advice.
Carolina Commonwealth Forest Products, LLC
Gary is a consummate professional. He is very knowledgeable about forest certification and forest operations in general. I would definitely recommend his services.
Treating Division Manager
Timber Products Inspection, Inc.
Greener Options Inc. did a great job helping me get FSC certified. Gary Boyd helped me build my forest management group program and got me ready for my first audit. I could not have gotten certified without his expertise and assistance.
Crawley Timber Company
Many thanks for all of your help in assisting our company in forming our FSC Forest Management Group, as well as, receiving our Chain of Custody Certification. We would not have been able to navigate the waters of Forest Certification without your help.
Mid Carolina Timber Company, Inc.
Our company needed a consultant to assist us in meeting SFI requirements. Gary Boyd came highly recommended and surpassed our expectations. Gary has done an excellent job of training employees and developing our policies and procedures manuals to help us meet our objectives. His background in the forest industry along with his experience with SFI made this a very easy process. We look forward to continuing to work with Greener Options in the future.
Area Forest Manager
CLAW Forestry Services, LLC