About Us

We Give Brownfields The Opportunity To Be Reborn

Restoring Once Great Properties to Greatness

Phoenix Environmental’s staff assesses Brownfields, advises clients of their environmental risks and helps them return their property to beneficial use. Phoenix Environmental was formed in 2012. Since our inception, we have developed a solid reputation for successfully solving environmental problems. We do this by understanding our clients’ objective, their regulatory framework and by taking a collaborative approach to every project. Our goal is to provide knowledgeable, timely and cost-effective environmental solutions.

Our business model is notably different from many environmental firms. Phoenix does not have a large, full-time staff. Instead, Phoenix’ staff consists of a national network of Professional Associates (PAs). This flexible workforce gives Phoenix the ability to “staff-up and staff-down” without carrying the “client-shouldered” costs of larger firms. Additionally, our PAs’ widespread geographic distribution provides significantly lower travel costs and exceptional state-to-state technical knowledge. State-specific knowledge is critical for environmental due diligence, site remediation activities, storage tank closures, asbestos surveys and abatement, and other complex projects. We understand that when it comes to environmental consulting services, experience matters most. The average experience level of Phoenix’ PAs is over 20 years.


Professional Affiliations


Our Staff

Consultants | Geologists | Scientists


Jeff Paetz


President | Owner | Senior Geologist

Services: Phase I & II ESAs, USTs, Remediation, Asbestos, Mold
Experience: 18 years


David Zappa

PE. EP Professional Associate

Senior Environmental Project Manager/Reviewer

Services: Phase I & II ESAs, USTs, Remediation
Experience: 21 years


Bart Compton

EP, LPG, Professional Associate

Senior Environmental Report Reviewer - Asbestos

Services: Phase I & II ESAs, USTs, Remediation, Asbestos
Experience: 25 years


Kurt Winters

EP Professional Associate

Senior Environmental Reviewer

Services: Phase I ESAs
Experience: 27 years


Paul Graham

LPG, EP Professional Associate

Principal Invesigator

Services: NEPA, Archaeology & Historic Preservation
Experience: 37 years


Nikki Woodward

Professional Associate

Environmental Scientist

Services: Report assisance on Phase I ESAs, Asbestos, USTs
Experience: 2 years


Jim Keesey

EP, AHES, Lead Risk Assessor

Senior Project Manager

Services: Phase I & II ESAs, USTs, Remediation, Asbestos, Radon, Led-based paint, Mold
Experience: 8 years

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