June 2017

136 BUILD / June 2017 , Excel Environmental Resources, Inc. (Excel), recipient of the 2016 Leadership Awards, is a privately owned and operated, full-service environmental consulting and engineering firm. We invited the firm’s Lawra J. Dodge to tell us more about the firm’s high quality services in this short interview. Thinking ‘out of the Box’ Excel is centrally located in New Jersey at 111 North Center Drive, North Brunswick, Middlesex County. Excel has been solving environmental problems and creating redevelopment opportunities since our incorporation in 1994. They pride ourselves on the high quality and technical excellence of their services and the cost- effective and creative solutions they have developed, based on years of problem-solving experience. The firm’s Lawra J. Dodge begins the interview by drawing our attention to the firm’s motto, “Let us put our expertise to work for you!”, which she goes on to develop in her own words. “Excel’s unique team of professionals has extensive hands-on, practical experience in all aspects of environmental compliance. We have distinguished ourselves by performing and thinking ‘out of the box’ to successfully tackle complex environmental problems, while maintaining compliance with applicable NJDEP rules and regulations. “The seasoned professionals at Excel have industrial, commercial, residential, and governmental project experience, ranging from small site assessments and tank closures to large, complex soil and groundwater remediation projects using innovative treatment technologies. “Excel is experienced and highly qualified in the preparation of applications and the acquisition of environmental permits. We are also highly skilled in the preparation of high quality, user- friendly, and effective reports for all phases of environmental compliance, including Preliminary Assessment (PA), Site Investigation (SI), Remedial Investigation (RI), and Remedial Action (RA).” The firm’s professionals work closely with their clients as a team member and an invaluable resource for the resolution of environmental issues Lawra adds, before telling us about the firm’s teamwork with external parties and their undoubted expertise in brownfield remediation and redevelopment. “This teamwork includes participation in negotiations with state agencies, third-party property owners, and prospective developers; preparation for and participation in council meetings (open and closed sessions), public meetings, planning and zoning board meetings, and stakeholder meetings; and participation in outreach events associated with brownfield redevelopment projects. “Our undoubted expertise in brownfield remediation and redevelopment is clearly evidenced by our accomplishments in returning large, complex contaminated properties to productive use, including the McGuire Gardens Housing Complex in Camden, the Former MOTBY facility (now known as The Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor), the police substation in Kearny, the former Garfield warehouse and office complex in Garfield, the former APA Transport Site in North Bergen, among many others. “With five Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) on staff, in addition to multiple senior professionals with the expertise needed to confidently, autonomously and successfully design, implement as well as a complete remediation within the framework of ever-changing regulations. Excel also provides expert services and litigation support to all of our clients, including expert third-party evaluation of issues of technical or regulatory compliance and cost reasonableness, preparation of expert reports, assistance with preparation of interrogatories and depositions and expert testimony.” Laura then concludes by offering her thoughts on what makes the firm unique and something about the firm’s very strong reputation. “Additionally, Excel is certified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), a Small Business Enterprise (SBE), and a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). Finally, I would like to underline that Excel has a strong reputation in the environmental industry, as evidenced by the fact that most of our new business includes repeat clients and word-of-mouth referrals.” Company: Excel Environmental Resources Name: Lawra J. Dodge Email: [email protected] Web Address: excelenv.com Address: 111 North Center Drive North Brunswick, NJ 08902 Telephone: +1 732 545 9525 1612BU39

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