Quality Environmental Professionals, Inc. (QEPI) is an economically disadvantaged woman owned small business (EDWOSB) founded in Indianapolis in January of 1996. More importantly, QEPI is a quality based full-service environmental engineering consultant focused on Client satisfaction. QEPI takes pride in the fact that although we are a small business, we have large technical capabilities. QEPI has worked in all US EPA regions spanning 46 states. In addition, QEPI has worked outside of the USA in Kadena, Japan. QEPI’s employees are licensed professional engineers, certified floodplain managers, surface water and groundwater modelers, LEED accredited professionals, geologists, hydrogeologists, community relations specialists, program managers, biologists, scientists, risk assessors, regulatory compliance professionals, air quality experts and quality and management consultants.
QEPI provides a full spectrum of innovative and cost-effective consulting services. Having worked the last several years for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (ACE) and the U.S. Air Force we have employed innovative green and sustainable practices for projects associated with site investigation, risk assessment, emergency response and immediate removals, hazardous waste management, site remediation and natural and ecological services. QEPI is corporately located in Indiana and has worked in 91 of Indiana’s 92 counties. QEPI holds an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with the Louisville Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) and conducts project work in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee.
QEPI is also on the Tetra Tech team for emergency response and immediate removal contracts for the USEPA Region 5 and QEPI’s Indianapolis office is the emergency response center. QEPI’s local work includes the private and public sectors and State Agencies including the law firms, industrial and manufacturing industries, financial institutions, brokers, insurance agencies, developers, large architectural and engineering firms, airports, petroleum clients, schools and universities, hospitals and state agencies including the Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Insurance (DOI), Department of Administration (DOA), and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM). QEPI’s federal clients includes: the US ACE, US EPA, US DOT, US Department of Agriculture, US Postal Service, US National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife, US Air Force and the National Guard.
QEPI provides professional services under the following NAICS Codes:
"Our experience with QEPI and their employees have been extremely positive. QEPI has demonstrated a great deal of technical expertise and has implemented a variety of innovative and cost-effective approaches to use on site cleanups."
- Stanley J. Clark, President - SJC, Inc.
"QEPI is regarded highly by our clients, including the State of Indiana Department of Administration, where, as a member of our team, [QEPI] completed a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, infrastructure analysis and asbestos inspection for the Muscatatuck State Developmental Center Master Plan. The project schedule was extremely tight with a modest budget, and QEPI was able to complete their work ahead of schedule and under budget, while retaining the same level of quality they provide to all of their clients. ... I highly recommend QEPI for environmental services."
- Wayne S. Schmidt, Muscatatuck Master Plan
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the personnel of QEPI for the work that was done to assist us through the cleanup of the fire we had on February 14, 2000. As you know, the fire was catastrophic; and if it had not been for QEPI, Fibertech would not have survived the aftermath. [QEPI's] immediate response and expertise, including dealing with millions of gallons of contaminated wastewater, was very critical to the success of the cleanup operation. Furthermore, your handling of the local cleanup contractor and all the IDEM people involved was without a doubt the best show of professionalism that I have witnessed."
- William J. Scott, President - Fibertech
"BICC Cables Corporation engaged QEPI [for eight years] to remediate and close a site contaminated by solvents previously stored on a TSD storage pad. The working relationships with QEPI and the results of their remediation have been especially successful. ... I have no hesitation in recommending QEPI to investigate and remediate industrial sites, especially facilities where Risk Assessments could play a role in determining the standards for closure."
- Robert L. Morgan, BICC Cables Corporation
"QEPI has been my Environmental/Engineering firm since 1999. ... The staff at QEPI assisted Tulip Tree Investments (the former owner of the site) with the site-wide delineation activities and completed an Engineering and Feasibility Study to evaluate the most economical soil and groundwater cleanup for this property. ... From the beginning, I have had complete trust and faith in QEPI. Their competence was evident throughout the process. And they were quite easy to work with."
- Don Ingle, President - Tulip Tree Investments, Retired
"[QEPI's] assistance in Kokomo, Indiana with a very unusual environmental/public health issue was largely guided by a draft plan of work that [QEPI] produced almost overnight. The array of expertise and experiences that members of [the QEPI team] have along with the keen understanding of the public interest, perception and anticipated consequences was invaluable to Senator Lugar and his staff on an issue where we frankly were quite perplexed. The great benefit of QEPI is that [they] can make a complex environmental situation understandable and can assist with establishing a path that can guide one to corrective measures."
- Lane A. Ralph, former Deputy State Director - United States Senate
"Over the years, the City of Warsaw has worked with QEPI on several projects. ... QEPI was able to get both State funding and HUD grants to assist with [a major project which included] site investigation, asbestos inspection, and hazardous waste removal."
- Ernest B. Wiggins, former Mayor - City of Warsaw, Indiana
"It is a privilege to have businesses like Quality Environmental Professionals, Inc. (QEPI) call Indianapolis their home. As the Mayor's Director of Economic Development for the City of Indianapolis, I am pleased to say that QEPI helped oversee the largest brownfield redevelopment project in the history of our city. ... The staff from QEPI was more than professional, qualified, and knowledgeable while working on this notable project. QEPI delivered all information and reports requested of them as needed on time and within budget."
- James A. Garrard, Director of Economic Development - City of Indianapolis
"In 1997, QEPI began working for one of my clients on retail petroleum and bulk oil sites in Indiana and Illinois. This client's portfolio of sites entailed full construction management, health and safety operations, investigation and remediation services as well as all permitting, reporting and waste disposal operations. ... I have worked with QEPI in Due Diligence for property transactions, Expert Witness Support Services and Site Construction Management and Investigations and Remediation Services. ... Overall, I have found the professionals at QEPI to be technically astute while consistently coming in at or under budget and exceeding our firm's and our client's expectations."
- Brian C. Bosma, Kroger Gardis & Regas
"Beginning in 1998 and through 2002, as Economic Director for the City of Mishawaka, I worked closely with QEPI on one of Indiana's largest brownfield sites. ... The team from QEPI was an invaluable partner with this large cleanup and helped us move this brownfield from an environmental 'nightmare' to one of the most beautiful public spaces in all of Indiana. I found their staff to be professional, easy to work with, and to be problem solvers. Best of all, we felt like they always delivered the information we needed on time and on budget."
- Jeff Rea, former Mayor - City of Mishawaka, Indiana
"I would like to pass on my appreciation for the work QEPI performed here at McChord Air Force Base, Washington during the week of 29 October thru 2 November 2007, in support of the Real Property Inventory Reporting Requirements mandated by the Office of the Secretary of Defense. The professionalism and expertise of your Federal Program Manager were key in gathering the information required. She was able to communicate the requirements in a clear and concise manner making it very easy for myself and others to assist her. Due to the team's efforts, our records are in better shape."
- Yvonne Busch, Chief Real Property, McChord Air Force Base, WA
"As the Contracting specialist overseeing QEPI's work at the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, I am pleased to write that QEPI's performance was outstanding and their customer service was exceptional. QEPI submitted all information and deliverables requested of them on time and within budget. I would recommend this firm for any remediation project in the future!"
- Robert Jacobson, Contracting Officer, US Fish & Wildlife Services for Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge Remediation
"On behalf of a publicly-traded company, I engaged the staff at QEPI to complete the site investigation and remediation of our client's property under the IDEM Voluntary Remediation Program. The site was a high profile site with the soil and groundwater being impacted with PCE and TCE...The impacted groundwater had migrated offsite to the subsurface of a neighboring local high school and a neighborhood that relied upon the groundwater as its source of drinking water. The detection of the contamination and subsequent investigation and remediation received extensive coverage in the local media and attracted the attention of U.S. Senators. QEPI did an outstanding job of addressing the community concerns and cleaning up the site in a fast and economical manner. Our firm also then retained QEPI to do another VRP site in Muncie, Indiana. QEPI completed this project on a performance based contract and the sites are nearing closure and one site is into IDEM currently getting a Certificate of Completion. I am very happy with the quality of the QEPI professionals."
- Kevin Braig, Partner-Dinsmore and Shohl, LLP
"...my clients needed assistance from an environmental consultant for site investigation and remediation services for chlorinated solvent sites. ... I have found that QEPI stays within its budget and is an excellent communicator to the client and has an excellent rapport with IDEM technical staff. While other consultants use remediation systems, QEPI proposes innovative remediation that cost about half the cost of their competitors. In fact they complete these projects on performance based contracts and reduce the risk to my clients. QEPI's professional expertise and abilities are beyond reproach. I would strongly recommend QEPI for any investigation and remediation."
- Ginny Peterson, Partner, Kightlinger & Gray, LLP
"The Indiana Army National Guard Environmental Office has utilized QEPI since 2007 for a variety of professional environmental services including water system vulnerability assessments and response plans, ECPs, ESAs, assistance with evaluating our air compliance program staffing needs, and leaking underground storage tank monitoring and closure. I am very satisfied with the work QEPI has done, their willingness to meet National Guard requirements, and the quick response time to complete our projects."
-Environmental Manager Supervisor, Indiana Army National Guard
"I have been impressed with QEPI's ability they displayed on the preparation of Conceptual Site Models (CSM) and Exit Strategies (ES) for the operational units at Wright Patterson AFB. QEPI has demonstrated strong engineering, geologic, environmental statistics, risk assessments and groundwater modeling skills. QEPI illustrated that they have significant experience with conducting site investigations and with completing indoor air vapor intrusion studies as they completed these evaluations in a very quick and efficient manner while working with occupants in Building 18. I am very pleased with the quality of QEPI's work and the professionalism shown."
- Treva Bashore, IRP Program Manager - Wright Patterson AFB
"QEPI has demonstrated a strong commitment to doing what is correct and prudent as an 8(a) designated small business. I am truly grateful for your interest in employing and retaining Indiana's best and brightest. ... The professional range of services that QEPI provides is worthy of acknowledging and is appreciated."
- Evan Bayh, former United States Senator, Indiana
"QEPI in partnership with HIS Construction has installed and operated the Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) system at the Continental Steel USEPA Superfund Site in Kokomo, IN. QEPI has successfully achieved all remedial goals on the project to date and has achieved 100% run time. I would have no reservations endorsing or using QEPI on future projects."
- Michael Niebaurer, P.G. CH2M Hill
Please contact QEPI for more information about our work for the following federal, state and local government clients.
Federal Project Experience:
- Muscatatuck State Development Center
- Volunteer Army Ammunition Plant (VAAP)
- Former Ertel Manufacturing Facility
- Real Property Inventory Requirements Request – 43 U.S. Air Force Bases across the U.S. and Kadena, Japan (RPIR)
- Wright Patterson Air Force Base – Source Water Protection Plan, Source Inventory
- Buckley Air Force Base – Compliance Assurance and Pollution Prevention (CAPP) services
- Continental Steel Superfund Site – Kokomo, Indiana – Remediation services for OU5 as QEPIHIS
- Tar Creek Superfund Site – Miami, Oklahoma – Remediation services for OU5 as QEPIHIS
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife – Muscatatuck
- U.S. Forestry Services – Dunes National Park
- Best Management Audit of Five State Department of Transportation
- Best Management Practices between the State of Washington DOT and its Planning Agencies
- Indiana Department of Transportation – Interstate 69
State Project Experience:
- ASK Shredders – East Chicago, Indiana
- Indiana Department of Transportation – Interstate 69
- Former Ertel Manufacturing Facility – Indianapolis, Indiana
Local Project Experience
- City of Evansville Department of Metropolitan Development – Evansville, Indiana
- Gatke Corporation – Warsaw, Indiana
- City of Kokomo – Kokomo, Indiana
- Uniroyal Asbestos Building Inspection – Mishawaka, Indiana