For real estate deals, the standard process for evaluating environmental risks is to conduct a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) followed by a Phase II Investigation when a Recognized Environmental Condition (REC, suspected contamination) is identified. Typically, the first question a consultant receives when a Phase II is recommended is “how much?” followed by “can you do it cheaper?” These are fair questions and I ask them myself with my CPA, handy man, painters, mechanic, etc. The big challenge for W&M is balancing the Phase II scope of work with costs. The bigger the scope (e.g., number of samples, chemical analyses, etc.), the higher the price will be. Sure it would be nice if we could collect one “magic sample” but such a sample doesn’t exist. I like to compare the sampling process to playing the board game Battleship. We can make some educated guesses but don’t really know
For the second year in a row, W&M Environmental has been named to the 2015 Zweig Group Hot Firm List at #76. Each year, the Hot Firm List recognizes the 100 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting firms in the United States and Canada. These firms have outperformed the economy and competitors to become leaders in their chosen fields. W&M’s second consecutive recognition will be acknowledged on the Hot Firm List, and will be honored at an event in Boston in early September. When hearing of the news that the firm had again been recognized, Gene Murray, W&M Environmental President, said “We were all excited when we heard the news. To be recognized two years in a row from Zweig Group is a huge honor. I’m really proud of our team. This year we are celebrating our 20th Anniversary, and this recognition will make the that accomplishment that much sweeter.”
W&M Named to 2014 Hot Firm List. Each year The Zweig Letter Hot Firm List recognizes the 100 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting firms in the United States and Canada. These are the firms that have outperformed the economy and competitors to become leaders in their chosen fields. W&M has been selected for the List and will be honored at the event in Los Angeles in late September.