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In many cases, environmental issues can present problems that can be both complicated and costly. Regulatory requirements govern many business decisions as do issues like time, money and value of the project. With any complex situation, the success or failure of your project depends on the skill and experience of the consultant. A Phase I ESA is typically the first step in performing environmental due diligence relating to a property. The … Continue Reading
Should I test for Radon Gas in my home? Yes, you should! According to the EPA, Radon is the leading Cause of Lung Cancer for Non-Smokers You can’t see it. You can’t smell it. You can’t taste it. Radon, a Class A carcinogen, is the second cause of lung cancer overall. Radon is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths a year (one every 25 minutes). In Florida, one in five homes tested has elevated radon levels above the EPA action … Continue Reading
“I have worked with Kurt for probably ten years or better. He has always been very responsive and extremely competitive from a pricing standpoint. He helped us recently with a Phase II on a drycleaner that we were foreclosing here in Gainesville and was invaluable in helping us make a decision on the property (we ended up deciding not to foreclose because of the potential cost to cleanup). I would recommend him highly.”
Danny Gilliland - Gainesville Market President /Gateway Bank of Central Florida
“Kurt has a professional way of approaching business. He is always thinking out-of-the-box on how to best serve our clients. It has always been great working with Kurt on projects and I look forward to continued opportunities to partner with him again on future projects.”
Alexander Hulbert - Senior Civil Designer
“After receiving the results from my home inspection, I learned radon levels were well above the level EPA recommends for mitigation. Being new to the area, I asked friends and colleagues for recommendations about state certified radon mitigation companies. I contacted companies in Jacksonville, Tallahassee, and Gainesville. I chose Land Environmental from Gainesville because they explained the process clearly, were local, did not subcontract work to other companies, and were price competitive. Dawn met with my wife and I at our home and provided a mitigation plan which met our needs. Not long after, Dawn and her crew installed the mitigation system per plan which successfully lowered radon levels below the level EPA recommended for mitigation. I will recommend Dawn and Land Environmental to anyone who might need radon mitigation.” l
Ken O'Connor Ocala, FL
“As a commercial banker, Kurt has provided me with prompt, personable service, producing a solid environmental report at a very reasonable price. I will continue to utilize his firm as needed.”
Russ Joralemon - SunTrust Bank
“I work with John Fleming at Trimark Properties and I am writing to inform you that we’ve used Land Environmental Group on several of our development projects to perform Phase I environmental studies. We’ve found no fault in their work and their pricing is competitive. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.
In addition, they were quite responsive recently when we needed expedited results. They were able to provide us with an advance Summary Letter to submit to our lender and keep us on a tight development schedule.”
Peter McNiece, P.E. - Trimark Properties, Inc.
“Kurt thinks out of the box and works to find solutions to any problem that may exist. He is very knowledgeable about his field and knows the people who to talk to if a questions arrives”
Marc Spalding - Coldwell Banker Ben Bates Inc
“Kurt was very helpful as a resource when we needed an expert opinion.”
Bonnie Morse - Bonnie Morse Mosaics, LLC
“Kurt did a great job for me. His knowledge, advice and work saved me thousands of dollars and I highly recommend Kurt and his office to you.”
Ben Bates - Bates Hewett & Floyd Insurance + Coldwell Banker Ben Bates, Inc.
“Kurt Howell has performed environmental due diligence for me in the past on various commercial RE transactions. Kurt is very helpful with walking his clients through a particular assignment, and will provide a lot of expertise and service options to each client on a customized basis. In summary, Kurt is very professional and accommodating.”
Pat Moses - Senior VP Credit Administration
“Our company hired Kurt to complete a Phase I environmental site assessment and were very pleased with his work. He is extremely efficient and knowledgeable at what he does and very easy to work with. Kurt would be a true asset for positions requiring site assessments, remediation or land studies. I highly recommend him!”
Whitney Glass - Synergy Billing (Reunion Bank, Port Orange, FL)
“Kurt has always been very personable and easy to work with. Through my talks with him, it is easy to see that he has a very strong knowledge of all environmental issues including Phase I, II & III Environmental Site Assessments, Consulting, Land Evaluations and Wetlands. Kurt has a genuine interest in protecting his clients and does an excellent job of communicating the issues so that his clients can make informed decisions.
Beau Beery - Coldwell Banker Commercial M.M. Parrish
“Dawn is a highly competent (and local to the Gainesville area) professional for radon testing and remediation.”
“Our law firm has used Kurt in the past as a litigation consultant and would highly recommend him.”
Michael Sechrest - Fisher, Butts, Sechrest, Warner & Palmer PA