Richard McCaskill shaped his creative and business skills on Chicago’s Southside. At 17, McCaskill's leadership ability was developed in the military. During the 1990 Gulf War, he was a Special Forces Marine Paratrooper. After his six year stint with the Marines, he started several ventures ranging from industrial imports to hospitality, along with general business consulting. In 2007, McCaskill started Recon Recycling, LLC a waste reduction and recycling company based in San Diego, California. Recon is a minority and disabled veteran owned company. Recon believes in following the principles of sustainability, economic development, and social equity. Recon’s waste reduction and recycling program has diverted over 4 million pounds of materials from landfills since its inception. Collected materials are recycled or reused, significantly reducing the energy requirements and CO2 emissions associated with manufacturing new products and materials. Some of our clients include IKEA, Port of San Diego, and NewSchool of Architecture & Design.