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...

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...

Troubled Waters: Understanding Lake O

Lake Okeechobee has garnered a great deal of attention lately in the news, in social media, and even through on-site protests along its shores. Much of the current tumult intensified when more than a foot of rain fell on the area in January of 2016. That torrential rain drove Lake O dangerously past the 16-foot… Read More...

ERMI Team Members Attend Permitting Event

This month, a group of ERMI personnel attended the Florida Chamber Foundation’s 32nd Annual “Environmental Permitting Summer School” held on Marco Island. This multi-day session helped to keep ERMI up-to-date on Florida environmental policy matters, including a broad spectrum of land and water resource management issues. Events such as these equip ERMI to advise your… Read More...

Hilfiker Appointed to FGWA Board

In another significant development for the company, ERMI’s President, Steve Hilfiker, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Florida Ground Water Association on May 12. “I’m excited to be able to build on 27 years of experience leading industry associations to protect the quality and quantity of groundwater in Florida,” says Hilfiker. “With substantial population growth projected… Read More...

ERMI Announces New Tampa Office

Fort Myers, FL – In May, Environmental Risk Management Inc. (ERMI) opened a new Tampa office, at 5810 Breckenridge Parkway (Suite D). Professional Engineer Tim Terwilliger manages the office, which is staffed by project managers and field technicians and supported by administrative personnel at ERMI’s headquarters in Fort Myers. Mr. Terwilliger’s 20+ years of risk management and remediation… Read More...

ERMI Plays a Part in South Florida Brownfields Symposium

Earlier this month, ERMI’s Steve Hilfiker participated in the 6th annual South Florida Brownfields Symposium in Sebring. The conference focused on growth management planning for the State of Florida over the next 25 years, particularly as it relates to the redevelopment of “brownfields” (former industrial/commercial sites). Hilfiker was the moderator and a speaker on a “Transaction Risk Management” panel,… Read More...

Understanding New Environmental Legislation, Part 5 of 5: PCPP provides yet another option for cleaning up petroleum-contaminated properties.

This last entry in my five-part series on new environmental laws spotlights Florida’s Petroleum Cleanup Participation Program (PCPP), a cost-sharing program in which the state provides 75% of cleanup funds for an authorized property. Under this year’s legislation, the former statutory application deadline of December 31, 1998 has been removed.  This opens up the possibility… Read More...