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Rick Villa, President, has been providing Health, Safety and Environmental services since 1979 and has continued to maintain an office in downtown Benton Harbor, Michigan. Rick graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University.  He is a certified asbestos inspector, asbestos project designer and asbestos management planner. Rick finds himself at the desk performing corporate duties, report reviewing, project management, and also manages to include field work.

Steve DehringSenior Project Geologist, graduated from Albion College with a Bachelor’s of Arts in 2006.  He specializes in site cleanup and evaluation of contaminated sites regulated under the Michigan DEQ's Part 201 and Part 213 programs. Steve provides technical assistance and environmental due diligence services for property transactions and excels in Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, Baseline Environmental Assessments and Documentation of Due Care Compliance.  Steve is a certified A and B operator for underground storage tank systems, a certified Industrial Water Treatment Operator and licensed Asbestos Inspector in the state of Michigan.

Jill Depalma, Environmental Specialist, has been working in the environmental field since 1999 conducting Phase I environmental site assessments, monitor well sampling, and asbestos inspections. She possesses an Associate’s degree from Pittsburgh Technical Institute. Jill is a certified asbestos inspector, manages asbestos removal projects, teaches all of our 16 hour asbestos Operations and Maintenance and refresher classes.

Jessica Crockett, Project Director, has a Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan Technological University in Engineering. Jessica is a certified asbestos inspector and Certified A and B Underground storage tank operator. She samples monitor wells, completes database reviews for Phase I ESA, and other soil and water sampling activities. Jessica provides clean air act permitting services for our clients, develops PIPP and SPCC plans and other environmental investigations. Jessica is certified in Radon testing and measurement.

Bobby Glasser, Geologist, has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Geoscience from Western Michigan University. Mr. Glasser is responsible for completing Phase I and Phase II ESAs according to ASTM standards and MSHDA guidelines, Baseline Environmental Site Assessments (BEAs), Section 7a Compliance Analyses, Wetland Delineations, Brownfield Redevelopment Plans, Wetland Mitigation Plans, and a variety of site-specific investigations. Other responsibilities include mold sampling and reports, hydrogeological investigations, groundwater sampling, monitoring well installation, wetland delineation/mitigation, and soil & groundwater remediation. Bobby is also a licensed asbestos inspector and a Radon Measurement Specialist.

Liz Carr, Environmental Specialist, has a Bachelor’s Degree in geology from Grand Valley State University. Ms. Carr completes monitor well testing, soil sampling, contaminated soil excavation oversight, waste manifesting, and assists in developing BEAs and Due Care Plans. She provides six month asbestos periodic surveillance investigations, waste characterizations, decibel testing, health and safety related testing and assists in developing asbestos NESHAP reports. Liz is a certified A and B operator in the state of Michigan.

Lorie Reits, Accounting Manager, has over 25 years of experience in administration. Lorie provides all accounting and bookkeeping duties, tax payments, insurance, payroll, invoicing, accounts payable and receivable. She has a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University.