EFS Senior Leadership

leadershipLeading EFS is a team of senior technical personnel highly skilled in managing day-to-day operations and providing technical oversight to the more than 50 experienced staff members currently working at EFS. Together, they have more than 50 years of combined experience in the environmental industry. Learn about each of our senior staff and the experience they have below.

  1. Eric Likens – Operations Manager 
  2. John Spearin – Federal Program Manager
  3. Jim Wegener – Project Manager, O&M Services
  4. Chris Rismiller – Drilling Principal
  5. Joe Tillman – Licensed Driller



EFS has 20+ Years of Experience Working in Various Government Sectors

In today’s competitive government market, you need to do more than fill a small business enterprise (SBE) requirement. You need an SBE that’s focused on quality, responsiveness, and cost. EFS has the equipment, resources, and experience to assist prime contractors in all areas of environmental field support. Our goal from the start has been to provide high quality environmental field services in a cost-effective manner to our government clients.

EFS has a wide variety of government experience over the past 20+ years. Below is a list of some of our experience, both directly and indirectly, in various government sectors. Click on each to learn more about the project.

Since our inception, EFS has strived to conduct business with the highest standards of honesty, trust, professionalism, and ethical behavior. To learn more about EFS and the other industries in which we serve, click here to visit our website.

Join us at the 2016 Battelle Chlorinated Conference!

speaking microphoneEFS is speaking at the 2016 Battelle Chlorinate Conference at the Palms Spring Convention Center in Palm Springs, CA on May 25, 2016. Chris Rismiller, Drilling Principal at EFS, will be giving a presentation titled “Strategies for Successful Injection of Zerovalent Iron and Bioaugmentation Products”. If you plan to attend the conference, please feel free to join us to learn more. Click here to learn more about the event and to register.

We’re Hiring! Are You the Perfect Fit?

HiringWe are hiring for multiple positions here at EFS! Take a look and see if you would be the perfect fit. Click here to see our current open positions.

Department of Defense Experience – Small Arms Firing Range Upgrade – Portsmouth, Virginia

To date, EFS has completed approximately 4,000 environmental projects ranging from direct push sampling to facility decommissioning and demolition. Below is a case study on one of their previous projects.

EFS was contracted to perform Small Arms Firing Upgrades at the United States Coast Guard Integrated Support Command (USCG – ISC) Base in Portsmouth, Virginia. The project was performed under a contract with Readiness Management Support LLC under the United States Air Force AFCAP contract. EFS was retained to perform lead remediation and clean construction services at the site. Initially, EFS excavated, transported and properly disposed of lead-contaminated soil, and demolished and disposed of the former firing range backstop structures. Additionally, EFS performed complete firing range upgrades at the site.

The scope of services provided by EFS included:

  • Preparing a site specific Health and Safety Plan, Lead Work Plan and Waste Management Plan
  • Excavating, transporting and disposing of 750 CY of lead-contaminated soil and 280 CY of lead-contaminated debris
  • Excavating, transporting and on-site placement of 4,400 CY of non-impacted soil material
  • Installing a 115-feet long x 20-feet wide x 18-inch thick concrete pad for the new firing range trap system
  • Fabricating, installing and painting four steel sidewall baffles (14-feet high x 16-feet wide x 1/4-inch thick) and 23 steel overhead baffles (5.5-feet tall x 4-feet wide x 3/8-inch thick) including 92 feet of 16-inch x 12-inch x 5/16-inch structural tubing
  • Installing 3,000 linear feet of 4-inch x 8-inch salt-treated rough cut lumber
  • Installing new storm water control features at the site including concrete storm water control basins, reinforced concrete piping, 120-feet long x 30-feet wide retention pond, rip rap, etc.
  • Furnishing power, tie-ins, grounding and vaults to the new trap system
  • Constructing a new 14-22-feet wide x 250-feet long service road which included installation of sub-grade stone, porous pavement material, seeding and mulching

EFS provided HAZWOPER and lead worker trained personnel to perform the scope of work. All work activities were performed in strict accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Coast Guard, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and local regulation. This project was a highly visible and active site and all work activities were performed by EFS without any lost time incidents.

Environmental Pre-Demolition Activities

Prior to beginning a demoliton project, there are a number of environmental considerations that need to be taken into account. The age of the building and materials used to construct the “soon-to-be” demolished facility should always be evaluated. If you don’t know where to start, call our office at 317-896-1116 to gain insight to the questions you need to consider.

Interceptor Trench

Are you managing a remediation site the requires the installation of an interceptor trench?  If that is part of the solution but you don’t have the manpower to implement this installation, consider a company that has experience at this type of work and call our office at 317.896.1116.