From the very beginning, Wilmot Inc. has been at the cutting edge of sustainability. For over twenty years, our consulting services have brought innovative solutions and lasting impacts to our clients.
Wilmot Inc. was incorporated in 1994 by founder and president, Tiffany Wilmot, who brought her experience in recycling and waste reduction to the city of Nashville. In the early stages, Tiffany promoted cutting-edge recycling practices through articles in magazines such as Waste Age Magazine and Recycling Today. Following a lead from one such article, Tiffany found herself at the Saturn plant for an interview with John Munn, a Waste Management PM who had been put in charge of recycling and source reduction for Saturn. At the time, Saturn required that waste be reduced each year, which bound John to find innovative ways to continuously improve company recycling efforts.
During the interview with John, Tiffany began to ask questions about what, where and how various materials were being recycled, which led to a long discussion about how Saturn could do better. Six months later, John called Tiffany and asked for her help. This phone call led to Wilmot being tasked with its first large waste reduction project. This relationship with Saturn eventually led to three years of work, 19 recycling projects and $3M in recycled materials.
Having established herself as a waste reduction expert, Tiffany soon began to promote construction and demolition recycling - a cutting-edge practice at the time. In 1996, when the Titan’s Stadium was in its beginning stages, Julie Mosely, who had been appointed to the Solid Waste Board by Mayor Bredesen, approached Tiffany and asked if she would be able to manage the construction debris recycling for the Stadium’s construction. At the time, construction/demolition recycling was a new practice and a big deal – as we know now, construction debris contribute to about 30% of our waste stream. Julie convinced Mayor Bredesen to hire Wilmot to do construction recycling, and Bredesen gave Wilmot three goals: break even on costs, don’t get in the way, and don’t delay the schedule. Wilmot worked on the project for the next three years, succeeding in meeting the Mayor's goals and exceeding them. Wilmot not only broke even, but ended up saving the city $500,000 and managing the largest recycling program in the world at the time.
Following this huge success, Wilmot continued to grow its recycling and waste reduction business, taking on contracts with large institutions and corporations such as Fort Campbell, Coors Corporation and Mitsubishi. One of Tiffany's most memorable moments occurred during a facility walk through with Mr. Coors, owner and founder of Coors Corporation. During the discussion, Coors motioned towards a dumpster and said "so what you're saying is, this is where my lost profits are?" This is how Wilmot approaches each problem. We help businesses and institutions to use resources more efficiently in order to save money and work more efficiently.
In 2002, Wilmot was brought onto the team to manage construction recycling for the David. L. Lawrence Center in Pittsburg. It was here that the team first worked on a Green Building certification. With Wilmot’s help, the convention center became the first in the word to achieve LEED Gold certification. Shortly after, Wilmot began to offer LEED and Green Building consulting. This led to Wilmot's management of multiple LEED projects throughout the country and abroad. Wilmot’s full-service Green Building consulting allowed clients to do as little or as much as they would like to reduce their environmental impact, save money and function better.
In recent years, Wilmot has expanded into other services in the Sustainability Consulting field including Civil and Environmental Engineering, Water and Wastewater Engineering, Construction Management, Education and Training Services, Triple Bottom Line, Benefit-Cost Analyses, and Business Case Development. Through each of our services, Wilmot strives to save our clients’ money and time by being smarter about resource use and making intentional business decisions. Our goal is to simultaneously improve efficiency and increase profit for the clients we serve.
As a leader in the field of Sustainability in Nashville, Tiffany was 1 of 27 Nashville citizen-leaders selected to serve on Mayor Karl Dean’s Green Ribbon Committee, leading the Green Building & Energy Subcommittee, and was selected to serve on Mayor Meghan Barry’s Livable Nashville Committee, on the Green Building & Energy Subcommittee in 2016. Tiffany was most recently named one of Nashville's 100 Leading Women in 2018 by Nashville Business Net.