On November 3, 2016, LEI celebrated the opening of our office at 800 Monroe Avenue, NW (Suite 120) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Previously on Three Mile Road in Walker, we moved to this location to be close to our downtown clients and to enjoy the urban lifestyle. For more on our open house and ribbon cutting, visit the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce website at http://www.grandrapids.org/lakeshore-environmental-inc/.
(From left: Barb Brown, Ross Koella, Erin Gerber, Shelby Bush, Kurt Koella, Caitlin Callow)
LEI Staff participated in the Run for the Sun 5k on Wednesday, July 19. The Run for the Sun event brings campers, counselors, donors, families, friends, and sponsors together to raise awareness and support for Camp Sunshine. Camp Sunshine provides a summer camping experience for individuals with special needs. A big thank you to all who participated in supporting this worthy cause.
LEI’s Grand Haven office is looking fresh with a new coat of exterior block sealant and paint. The process wasn’t pretty, however; power washing revealed the layers of old paint (teal green?!) from the buildings historic past. Once a local service substation for the telephone company, a furniture company, and various other businesses, it’s no surprise that the building has an environmental history too: a gasoline underground storage tank (UST) once released fuel into the soil and groundwater. The tanks were removed and environmental investigation work was conducted in the 1990’s prior to Lakeshore’s ownership in 2004. Our building is proof that old properties can have new lives! LEI’s team of professionals can help you with commercial real estate, USTs, and even help to source brownfield funding for your next project. We’re happy to hear from you and hear your story, just give us a call!
Erin Gerber, PE, has been named Vice President of Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. In this position, Ms. Gerber will facilitate LEI’s team approach and oversee day to day operations for the company. In addition to these responsibilities, she will continue to lead LEI’s Natural Resources Division, specializing in wastewater treatment, on-site management, and industrial compliance. Ms. Gerber has established herself as an innovator and pioneer in the food processing industry as a champion of treatment efficiency and water reduction.
Ms. Gerber is a 2011 graduate of the University of Michigan, with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. In 2016, Ms. Gerber attained licensure as a Professional Engineer in the state of Michigan. Ms. Gerber is an active member of the Michigan Food Processors Association (MFPA) and currently serves as Vice President of the MFPA Suppliers Board.
LEI is excited to announce that we have hired a new professional engineer in our Grand Haven, Michigan office! Brandon Wright joins us from Nashville, TN where he has worked in civil and environmental consulting for 7 years. He has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee Knoxville with a concentration in Water Resources, and an M.B.A from the University of Phoenix. Mr. Wright’s experience is in industrial storm water and wastewater compliance, treatment design, system troubleshooting, and treatability testing for biological, physical, and chemical treatment processes. For more information or to speak with Mr. Wright, please contact Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. at 1-800-844-5050
On Saturday, September 24, the Monroe North Business Association sponsored ArtBeat, a first annual community event in the heart of the Monroe North Business District, one of Grand Rapids’ recently revitalized neighborhoods that is experiencing a renaissance of commerce, culture and fun. This rejuvenated industrial neighborhood is home to our Grand Rapids office, and LEI joined in ArtBeat by handing out and stamping ArtBeat passports that encouraged visitors to take an interactive journey through the Monroe North Business District as they experienced ArtPrize. The neighborhood is hosting over 100 ArtPrize entries this year. ArtPrize is an annual art competition in Grand Rapids that has earned a reputation as the most-attended public art event in the world.
Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. congratulates Erin Gerber in recently obtaining her Professional Engineering license in the State of Michigan. Ms. Gerber is a graduate of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan) and has been practicing Environmental Engineering since 2011. Ms. Gerber’s engineering and consulting specialties include industrial and food processing wastewater treatment, water management, storm water management, permitting, and industrial compliance. She is an active member of the Michigan Food Processors Association and currently serves as Vice-President of the MFPA Suppliers Board.
Ms. Gerber provides high quality, innovative solutions to client’s environmental concerns. For more information, or to speak with Ms. Gerber, please contact Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. and 1-800-844-5050.
On July 13, 2016, a team from LEI participated in the 6th Annual Run for the Sun race hosted by and benefiting Holland’s Camp Sunshine. LEI team members included Erin Gerber, Andy DeLodder, Caitlin Callow, Alexandra Bergquist, and Shelby Bush (pictured left to right). This great event started and finished at the Hope College campus and, despite the hot weather, a great time was had by all.
For more information on Camp Sunshine, please navigate to www.campsinshine.info.
As of July 11, 2016, LEI is hiring for the following positions:
- Professional Engineer (PE) – Civil and/or Environmental
- CAD Drafter
- Administrative Assistant
- Senior Field Technician
This hiring is in response to LEI’s stable growth and expansion in a variety of professional sectors. Please visit www.lakeshoreenvironmental.com/careers for more information.
LEI is excited to announce that we have hired a new geologist to work out of our Grand Haven, Michigan office! Shelby Bush is a 2015 graduate of Central Michigan University and has a BS degree in Geology with a concentration in hydrogeology. She also has a minor in mathematics, further strengthening our team in that area. Ms. Bush has experience in the environmental consulting industry having worked at an eastern Michigan environmental services firm. Ms. Bush’s expertise includes soil and groundwater sampling, drill rig oversight, Phase I and II ESAs.