Biography Page

Steve Hilfiker President ABOUT Founder and president of ERMI, is a former two-term president of the Florida Environmental Assessors Association, and has served as Environmental Committee Chairman for the Florida Petroleum Marketers Association and Florida Retail Federation. He was a founder of the ASTM Subcommittee E50.06 on Environmental Forensics, and he is a member of the Florida Groundwater Association and… Read More...

New Federal Law Holds Great Promise for Florida’s Water

My company (Environmental Risk Management, Inc.) has two parallel purposes: to protect property owners, and to protect Florida’s natural resources. Those dual roles keep us constantly on the lookout for changes in environmental polices at every level. Recently, a major piece of Federal legislation was signed into law that may not have received widespread media coverage, but is definitely worth… Read More...

ERMI Personnel Address Brownfields Association Conference

Steve Hilfiker (ERMI President), and Tim Terwilliger (ERMI Principal Engineer) both addressed audiences at the 2018 Florida Brownfields Association Conference that concluded on October 3rd in Daytona Beach. In addition to moderating one of the sessions, Hilfiker delivered a presentation on Growth Management, highlighting the importance of brownfield redevelopment in contending with Florida’s massive population… Read More...

Steve Hilfiker Profiled in American Driller Magazine

ERMI’s Steve Hilfiker appears in the latest issue of the Florida Groundwater Association’s American Driller magazine. The full-page Member Spotlight provided Steve with the opportunity to introduce himself as a new member of the FGWA Board of Directors, and to reflect upon his nearly 30 years in the water quality field. As Steve notes in… Read More...

Hurricane Preparedness…in The Cloud

The importance of SPCC, FRP and SWPPP Documents A key part of hurricane preparations involves fortifying structures and systems in the hopes of withstanding the storm’s force. But another dimension is anticipating what must be done if those defenses fail—and in that regard, some of your strongest preparations for hurricanes should already be in The… Read More...

ERMI Selected by Lee County for 
Environmental Services Contract

ERMI is pleased to have received a letter of intent from Lee County, announcing the firm’s successful selection via a public “Request for Proposal” process. We will be joining a short list of other leading firms in this contractual relationship with the County, performing a variety of environmental investigations, surveys and assessments, including: Phase I… Read More...

James Lawson Joins ERMI, Bringing New Emphasis on Indoor Air Quality

Environmental Risk Management, Inc. (ERMI) has added a new team member whose experience and credentials will allow the company to more fully assess the environment in and around commercial buildings. James Lawson is an environmental scientist with a range of designations that include Certified Asbestos Inspector, Asbestos Contractor Supervisor, and State of Florida Licensed Mold… Read More...

ERMI Personnel Attend SW Florida Water Policy Event

Steve Hilfiker and Ozzie Rodriguez represented ERMI at a networking event this month in Fort Myers, hosted by the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association (Region V) and the Florida Section of the American Water Resources Association. In keeping with AWWA’s stated aims “to advance public health, safety, the economy, and the environment,”… Read More...