Friday, October 30, 2009


We are thrilled to have Me and Green available at!! If you, or someone you know, would like to purchase our book, you can contact Catherine Burkee directly by phone at 904.388.1350, by email at or order at
This book, written for children and adults alike, emphasizes the connections we have with our home, Mother Earth. Our official book launch is Wednesday, November 4th, at the downtown library's Booktique during the Jacksonville ArtWalk.
Me and Green makes a great gift for a child, parent, grandparent or teacher! Think about your holiday gift-giving list and plan ahead. If you would like an autographed copy, contact Catherine at the phone or email above. Keep it green!!

Are We a Contractor or Educator?

The answer is....both! As Director of Education for Breaking Ground Education Services, a division of Breaking Ground Contracting, people often remark about how unconventional it is that a construction company also promotes education. Each time I hear these remarks, it becomes even MORE clear to me just how much sense it makes that a successful construction company like Breaking Ground Contracting blaze the trail of education in green, sustainable and LEED* building and workplace safety. After all, buildings use the greatest amount of energy...WAY more than our vehicles. So, it stands to reason that we do our part to enlighten the industry to environmentally sound ways of doing business. We don't just believe it, we live it! The foresight of President, Mary Tappouni, began many years ago with her passion for building, nature and the environment. Her vision drives her company, and those of us who have the privilege of working for Breaking Ground Contracting have been infected by her passion for green building and the desire to couple sound building practices with environmental responsibility. It is our mission to educate other contractors, architects, engineers, subcontractors, developers and anyone else who wants to listen and learn, about the ways we can all do our part in building green for the future...the future of our industry, our children and our world.