EnviroSouth Grows: Hires Senior Environmental Engineer

Greenville, South Carolina (August 1, 2016) EnviroSouth, Inc., an upstate environmental consulting firm, is pleased to introduce Anne Lovell as their new senior environmental engineer. Anne has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines and is a registered Professional Engineer.

Anne joins EnviroSouth with thirty years of professional experience supporting projects in all 50 states and Canada. Her background includes facility siting, environmental permitting, hazardous waste management, risk-based environmental assessments, and corrective actions for commercial, industrial, and government clients. Anne is looking forward to providing EnviroSouth’s clients with the practical advice and personalized service to which they have become accustomed.

Anne and her husband, Michael, have long enjoyed the recreational and cultural opportunities in the upstate, and are excited to finally fulfill their dream of relocating to the Greenville area.

Spring Networking Event

Appropriately, EnviroSouth held its Spring Networking Event at the new Greenville Trade Park (Former Steel Heddle).  Greenville Trade Park is one of the state’s most successful Brownfield redevelopment sites.  The event was attended by commercial realtors, developers, environmental attorneys and environmental regulators.  Guests had the opportunity to tour the facility as well as enjoy food, drinks, music and door prizes.

The Steel Heddle Brownfield team was honored in the event space with graphic designed banners listing the team players and the beneficiaries of the redevelopment.  EnviroSouth was celebrated with their 15th year logo banner.  And Greenville Trade Park was showcased for their 20 + tenant companies and over 125 newly created jobs. Delicious southern delicacies were provided by Whole Table.   And local musicians associated with the Fine Arts Center in Greenville produced lively jazz music throughout the event.

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EnviroSouth Celebrates 15 Wonderful Years!

In March 2001, EnviroSouth launched their future as a part of the Southeast‘s environmental consulting community. Their goal was to grow a firm that was able to clearly explain complex technical and regulatory issues in a manner that was easily understandable to a wide range of clients. EnviroSouth also wanted to achieve a high level of personal communication with their clients so that their mantra of “on budget, on time, and no surprises” would be the standard for every project they accepted.

When asked how EnviroSouth has changed the landscape of the Upstate and beyond these past 15 years, Thomas Donn, the company’s co-founder, replied “Our biggest impact on the region has been assisting property owners with re-developing properties with environmental challenges. By assisting land purchasers and developers address environmental concerns at Brownfield sites, we have played a key role in putting idle properties back into productive use. The role we play in these types of transactions is twofold. First, we help clients navigate the regulatory steps to protect themselves from becoming responsible for existing contamination on the properties they purchase. Second, we provide cost-effective and efficient technical solutions for remediating, or cleaning up, contaminated soil and groundwater. We have successfully completed environmental remediation projects for numerous commercial and industrial properties that were impacted by petroleum or chemical products. These projects are located in the Carolinas and Georgia and include manufacturing facilities, petroleum terminals, dry cleaning plants, and gas stations, among others. We are also working closely with Clemson University’s Environmental Engineering professors to develop new and innovative groundwater remediation methods.”

EnviroSouth Grows Along With Local Market Demand

Andrew Simmons has joined EnviroSouth’s team of professionals as a Staff Geologist. Simmons is a graduate of Clemson University where he studied geology and applied hydrogeology. He has previous professional experience with implementing numerous in-situ groundwater remediation technologies. He will be applying his environmental hydrogeology skills to numerous industrial, commercial, and Brownfield redevelopment projects in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Tennessee.

EnviroSouth Participates In HOG Day

“Hands on Greenville” (HOG) Day is the largest day of service for the State of South Carolina.  On May 2, 2015 record numbers of volunteers participated throughout Greenville County: 7,221 people from 125 teams took on 187 projects with the financial impact of approximately $658, 000!  The EnviroSouth team served in the Brutontown Community located in the Historic District.  We got our hands dirty tilling, fertilizing and planting crops in the community garden; and our hearts full as we worked alongside some of the neighbors in the community.

EnviroSouth Grows; Hires Project Hydrogeologist

EnviroSouth is pleased to introduce Jonathan D. Gerst as their newest project hydrogeologist.  Jonathan has earned a B.A. in Geology from Appalachian State University and a M.S. in Hydrogeology from Virginia Tech.

Jonathan joins EnviroSouth with six years of professional experience after working in Virginia and Oregon.  He has worked on a variety of groundwater contamination and water supply projects for domestic and international clients.  Jonathan is looking forward to providing EnviroSouth’s clients with the practical advice and great service to which they have become accustomed.

When asked about his move to the upstate, Jonathan replied “I am eager to introduce my son to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains just outside the vibrant city of Greenville!  And in my free time, I plan to develop rock climbing opportunities in the region.”  Jonathan is joined by his wife Alexandra and 1 year old son Theisen.

Clemson University Student Capstone Research Projects

EnviroSouth worked with environmental engineering students from Clemson University’s Capstone Program  to develop groundwater remediation designs at the Former Steel Heddle Manufacturing Site in Greenville, SC.  EnviroSouth was pleased to involve the Clemson students as a measure to bridge the gap between academia and practical application of consulting solutions.  The students were provided actual hydrogeological and geochemical data sets from the Site, and they were tasked with developing remediation designs.

Former Steel Heddle Manufacturing Site

EnviroSouth, Inc. was contracted by purchasers of this site to develop Brownsfields agreements with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to allow the purchase and redevelopment.  The agreements with the SCDHEC were successfully forged through the assistance of EnviroSouth and McCall Environmental, P.A. (environmental attorney) in a manner that allowed the purchasers to reliably predict future environmental expenses associated with residual concentrations of soil and groundwater contaminants.  The approximately 46-acre property, which operated from the 1940s to 2013, formerly manufactured parts used in the textile industry and sat idle after the owners filed bankruptcy.  EnviroSouth worked with Regenesis Corporation to develop a remediation design that will further reduce the already low concentrations of chlorinated solvents in the groundwater.  The remediation design is intended to serve as a defensive barrier to protect a nearby creek.  The Former Steel Heddle Site is a true success story that illustrates how an idle site can be put back into productive use and lead to the creation of numerous jobs , while improving the environment.

EnviroSouth Expands to Meet Needs of Growing Spartanburg Clientele

EnviroSouth is pleased to announce the opening of an additional office location at 346 S. Pine Street, Spartanburg. Thomas Donn sees the move as “a way to respond to the need for locally-sourced environmental solutions to support the growing volume of commercial and industrial real estate transactions in the Spartanburg area.” Fred Williams of NBSC-Spartanburg, a long-time client, adds, “I am pleased to see a great company like this expand in the Upstate.”

EnviroSouth Completes a 75-Site Portfolio

EnviroSouth recently completed a 75-site portfolio for a major retail developer.  The services were provided on properties slated for development in South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Ohio.  The scope of work included Phase I ESAs, Phase II soil and groundwater assessments, underground petroleum storage tank removals, soil remediation, and coordination with numerous State regulators.