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1 Priority Environmental Services and Earth Services & Abatement Complete Merger, Strengthening National Market Presence

1 Priority Environmental Services and Earth Services & Abatement Complete Merger, Strengthening National Market Presence

1 Priority Environmental Services, LLC (www.go1priority.com), a premier provider of specialty environmental services in Texas and Louisiana, and a portfolio company of O2 Investment Partners, LLC (www.o2investment.com), announced today that is has completed a merger with Earth Services & Abatement, Inc. (www.esasite.com), a leading provider of environmental remediation and selective demolition services in the Rocky Mountain and Midwest regions. The combination creates one of the top five abatement firms by revenue in the U.S., according to Engineering News-Record’s top abatement contractors list. Under the merged entity, both firms will maintain current operations and leadership, with Gary Caldwell remaining as CEO of 1 Priority and Kory and Kristian Mitchell as Co-Presidents of ESA. “We are extremely excited to partner with ESA and we believe their premier reputation for quality service and thoroughness is a perfect complement to 1 Priority and will allow both companies to better serve their clients,” said Caldwell. “This partnership significantly enhances our capabilities and geographic reach. Between 1 Priority and ESA, we will be able to serve clients from the Southeast to the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest.” At the time of the merger, ESA had an EMR rating of 0.77, and the combined business will have aggregate insurance coverage and bonding capacity of $10 million and $60 million, respectively. “This merger allows both firms to tap into additional resources and expertise that will lead to better service and turn-key operations for our clients,” said Kory Mitchell. “1 Priority has tremendous market strength in Texas and Louisiana for abatement services and we look forward to expanding our geographic reach in water and soil remediation. Our alliance...
Nearly 100-year-old school building in LaSalle destroyed to make way for progress

Nearly 100-year-old school building in LaSalle destroyed to make way for progress

A construction worker douses the wreckage as clouds of dust and debris rise up from the demolition at North Valley Middle School on Wednesday morning in LaSalle. The Valley Re-1 School District demolished the old North Valley Middle School building in LaSalle Wednesday morning. The building, which was nearly 100 years old, sat south of the main building at 300 2nd Ave. District Superintendent Don Rangel said it was used for classroom space through the end of the first semester of this school year and is being replaced as part of the bond the district passed in 2016. The new building, Rangel said, will be open by the start of the next school year. View Full...
Ebbs and Flows of Water and Coal Tar Remediation in Denver

Ebbs and Flows of Water and Coal Tar Remediation in Denver

An elaborate dewatering and contamination removal system in Denver, Colorado, United States (US), was used to successfully remediate a construction site at Confluence park, found to be polluted with coal tar. Julie Wanzer explains how ECI Site Construction Management and Earth Services & Abatement, Inc. coordinated the cleanup of contaminated soil and water while minimizing project costs and environmental effects. View the story...
Confluence Park and It’s Journey

Confluence Park and It’s Journey

The Confluence Park Soil and Water Remediation project has hit a couple of snags throughout their journey to completion. One of those being the discovery of coal tar in May 2015 causing serious issues since coal tar is known to contain human carcinogens that are toxic to aquatic life. This prompted the collaboration with ESA. In order remove the coal tar they had to dewater the site and, once dry, remove the contamination, taking on the added risk of the environmental impacts of the project. Find out more about this project and ESA’s involvement here. Image courtesy of...
Earth Services & Abatement (ESA) Completes Water and Coal Tar Remediation at Confluence Park

Earth Services & Abatement (ESA) Completes Water and Coal Tar Remediation at Confluence Park

Confluence Park was created in 1974, after a public- private partnership comprised of the City and County of Denver and the Greenway Foundation formed to reclaim the South Platte River from a dumping ground to a recreational area. Since the official dedication in September of 1975, the area has continued to grow through several additions, the latest of which includes the visioning of the Confluence Park 2013 Master Plan. In May of 2015, coal tar was discovered, which shut down the project for 15 months. ESA was called upon to dewater the site and, once dry, remove the coal tar contamination, taking on the added risk of the environmental impacts of the project. View the full story...