Gary Thomas worked as a Mechanic/Driver for Cruzan Environmental services for 6 ½ years. Gary left C.E.S. in 1990 to start his own company. G&T offers a variety of services. Such as, roll off and residential garbage collection, water delivery service and towing. Then Gary Thomas, Janice and Florine Thomas using G & T as a base, started a new cooperation called Thomas environmental/ recycling enterprises, INC. On 8/22/95, which is currently doing business as G & T Trucking? By the end of 1995 Gary had built his business up to $700,000.00 in annual revenue. G & T Trucking purchased the waste removal assets of Cruzan Environmental Services (C.E.S., Inc) on Feb. 1, 1996. Thomas has changed our name to Paradise Waste Systems, Inc. (PWS). In order to cover a wider market of waste related business to include landfill movement and waste water treatment plant and solid waste collection.
Paradise Waste Systems Inc has grown from one employee to twenty-three employees as of the year 2000. In addition,
Paradise Waste Systems, Inc, (PWS) has been proactive in the community in terms of charitable donations, sponsorships, and cleans -up activities. For example, we have worked with the department of public works from 1995-1996, 1998, 2001 and 2002 in demolishing & removing dilapidated buildings in Frederiksted town, which posed as an eye-sore and crack haven in our town. We also participated in cleaning the beaches from Frederiksted pool to William’s beach at no cost to the Virgin Islands Government. We have donated oil, parts for equipment to the department of Public Works and a badly needed air compressor to the department of fire. We’ve sponsored a baseball team, the Boys & Girls Club, & Boy Scouts of America. We believe that this is our community & we must give back to it, so in addition we have about 750 carts in the town of Frederiksted in an effort to bring a uniformity beautification of collection receptacles to the town of Frederiksted. Paradise Waste invested $22,000.00 in the creation of Concordia bin site. PWS has loaned the Department of Public Works forty (40) 3, 4,5,8,6 yd containers at one time. The Department of Public still have about 20-25 bins for PWS at their disposal.