News & Blog

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...

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...

Steve Hilfiker to Speak at Brownfields Conference

One of Steve’s upcoming appearances will be at the annual Florida Brownfields Association Conference, coming up September 30th through October 3 in Daytona Beach. Steve will be discussing growth management — and the environmental implications of preparing for the millions of new residents projected to relocate to Florida in near future....

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...

Environmental Risk Management and Economic Development – PowerPoint

As Florida prepares to welcome the millions of new residents who are expected to move into our state in the coming decades, issues of land & resource management become even more vital. Through this presentation, Steve can help commercial lenders understand the opportunities (and challenges) that lie ahead. Environmental Risk Management and Economic Development...

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...