Mission Statement

Freeman Environmental Services, Inc. (FESI) mission is to provide remediation, restoration, civil and environmental services safely and of the highest quality to federal agencies, management contractors and private industry. FESI provides competitively priced services with on-time delivery to achieve the highest customer satisfaction.

Company Background

Established in 1996 Freeman Environmental Services, Inc. FESI is a small Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) registered with Illinois Central Management Systems and Illinois Department of Transportation as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) with Native American Ownership certified by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

The founder of FESI, Paul Freeman, has worked in the environmental field since 1977, where he worked for the State of Illinois as a hazardous material officer having received extensive training in all fields of hazardous materials. After retiring from the State, he started his second career in the private sector within the hazardous material industry.

FESI provide safe, high-quality services to its clients. The company has consistently achieved the highest levels of customer satisfaction through its ability to deliver high-value services to a growing list of federal, state, and private clients.

Personnel Qualifications and Organization

FESI has the human and technical resources, as well  the depth of knowledge and experience to help achieve success in the areas it serves. FESI employs qualified staff with experience in the areas in which they perform work. In addition, to maintain expertise and efficiency in an evolving field, FESI utilizes on-going training, both in technical disciplines and in management skills. We always strive to perform above client expectations and our industry’s standards. FESI is financially viable and has sufficient bonding capacity to efficiently manage its operations.

Experience Base

FESI has and continues to perform work under numerous environmental remediation and related services contracts at government and private client sites in the Midwest and other locations in the continental United States.

FESI offers diverse environmental services which include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Hazardous material removal and remedial operations
  • General contracting services
  • Environmental Site Assessment (ASTM and NEPA)
  • Soil and waste sampling, analysis and classification
  • Groundwater modeling, monitoring and analysis
  • Waste generation handling and disposal
  • Agency report submittal and permitting assistance
  • Site safety and emergency contingency plans
  • 24-hour emergency spill response
  • On-site coordination and hazard mitigation
  • 40-hour HAZWOPER training
  • 24 & 40-hour HAZWOPER refresher training
  • Remedial design
  • Asbestos, mold and lead inspections and abatement
  • Vacuum-Excavation and Hydro jetting service
  • Methamphetamine lab clean-ups
  • Underground storage tank removal and remediation
  • Flood plain determination
  • Hazardous material training
  • Turn-key environmental operations
  • Grease trap and septic tank pumping
  • Demolition

FESI’s project experience and the markets it serves are extremely diverse. FESI brings the knowledge gained from a myriad of projects, rigorous attention to detail and the abiiitx to create non-routine projects that are also models for the industry. FESI crafts its solutions with sustainability and is always mindful of government regulations, environmental concerns, maintenance requirements and public perceptions.

Principals and Corporate Managers

FESI principals and corporate managers have a wide range of experience with federal. state and local agencies, as well as private clients. FESI employs management personnel who have provided professional services throughout the United States, some for over 30 years. Details of education and work experience are provided in resumes, which are available upon request.

Past Performance and Clients

FESI has comprehensive knowledge of the issues involved in establishing program management and construction skills for concurrent task order deliverables. This knowledge has provided consistent on-time performance and gained FESI excellent performance ratings.

Partial List of FESI projects include:

Site 36 Remedial Action, Crab Orchard Environmental Project, Marion, IL- Ruby Gulch T0e Completion, Gilt Edge Superfund Site, Deadwood, SD- Asbestos Abatement and Interior Dem0liti0n of a Building, Alton, IL – Southern Medical Center, EPA Superfund Site, Calm, IL ‘ Derailment Clean-up, Anna,ILand Cora, IL -Asbestos & Lead Testing, Scott Air Force Base, IL – PCB and Transformer Cleanup and Removal and Soil Remediation, Peoria, IL – Highway Construction, Soil Remediation and Asbestos Removal, Eldorado, IL – Cleaning and Disposal of Old Laboratory Chemicals, Rend Lake College, Ina, IL – Training and Consulting, Herrin, IL – Hazardous Waste Cleanup and Disposal Services, 12 State Area, Department of Justice-Drug Enforcement Administration – ACM and Demolition, Illinois Department of Transportation, Various Illinois Counties

Following are representative project descriptions:

  • Site 36 Remedial Action, Crab Orchard Environmental Project, Marion, IL, U. S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation – Contract No. 05CS8llO7l, Subcontract Value: $240,128.54 – (2005-2006)

The project involved a remedial action of a former Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) and the surrounding area. The WWTP was constructed as part of the Illinois Ordinance Plant in the 1940s and was operated continuously until recently. Previous site investigations revealed the presence of widespread contamination of soil, sediments and sludge by PCBs, pesticides, heavy metals and dioxin.

FESI served as the lead subcontractor during the project. Activities conducted by FESI included clearing and grubbing of approximately 15 acres, construction and operation of a burn pit, removal and disposal of asbestos containing subsurface  and demolition and disposal of all structures associated with the WWTP. The activities were completed in areas designated as “controlled zones” by FESI personnel certified to handle hazardous materials.

  • Ruby Gulch Toe Completion, Gilt Edge Superfund Site, Deadwood, SD, U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation Contract No 05CC811127,  Contract Value: $1,606,167.44 – (2005- 2006)

The Gilt Edge ‘Mine Site is an abandoned gold mine that continues to generate large volumes of acid mine drainage. Previous activities at the site have focused on preventing offsite A release of impacted water. The purpose of the project was to complete construction activities associated with the toe of the Ruby Gulch Rock Repository. The Rock Repository was previously constructed to store waste rock that continues to generate acid and heavy metal laden mine drainage.

The goal of the project was to construct a high density polyethylene (HDPE) vault system with automated capabilities to store and transfer acid mine drainage generated by the materials placed in the Rock Repository. Activities associated with the project included the removal of accumulated sludge, completion of a large quantity of earthwork. installation of 54-inch HDPE piping, installation of geo-textile and geo-meinbrane liner materials, installation of a new pump house building and modernized electrical and automated pump control components. The project was completed within the contract period and resulted in very high client satisfaction.

  • Asbestos Abatement and Interior Demolition of a Building, Alton School District #11 Site, Alton, IL, S. M. Wilson & Co. – Contract No. C82/HS—35, Contract Value: $800,000 – (2005)

FESI served as the lead subcontractor to S. M. Wilson & Co. ditring the project. Activities conducted by FESI included asbestos abatement, interior demolition of the school building and exterior building wash and clean. The activities were completed by FESI personnel certified to handle hazardous materials. The project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget and resulted in very high client satisfaction.

  • Southern Medical Center, Cairo, IL, US EPA Superfund Site, Earth Tech Inc. – Contract  No. 07S-10696-RC13, Contract Value: $349,633.84 – (2007)

This project involved asbestos and mercury remediation at the Southern Medical Center. The Southern Medical Center was the former hospital in Cairo. lL which had been empty for 8 to 10 years. When the hospital closed for business the contents of the building were abandoned and remained in the building until the remedial actions began. Vandals appeared to have gone into the building and torn down walls, ceilings, etc. and stolen the copper piping. leaving the pipe insulation, which contained asbestos. By the time the building was inspected and found to contain asbestos, the asbestos fibers had spread throughout the four floors of the building, contaminating all surfaces. ‘The US EPA wanted  the building to remain in tact but to be cleared of all hazardous materials served as the lead subcontractor to Earth Tech Inc. and the US EPA during this project. The project was completed ahead of schedule by FESI personnel certified in the removal and handling of hazardous material, this resulted in client satisfaction.

  • Kinnickinnic Cell Construction, Milwaukee Confined Disposal Facility, Milwaukee, WI, US EPA Region 5 and CH2M Hill, Inc. – Contract No. EP—S5-06-O1. Contract Value: $1,105,081.47 – (2008)

CH2M Hill was contracted with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Region 5 to perform dredging of contaminated sediments in the Kinnickinnic. River in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In preparation for this an area needed to be created to receive the contaminated sediments. The area chosen was located within the Jones Island Confined Disposal Facility (CDF), which is located on Lake Michigan.

Freeman Environmental Services, Inc. was contracted with CH2M Hill to construct a “cell” within the CDF. The CDF site was an area that had received normal waterway-dredging material. This area was also a snow dump site for the City of Milwaukee. FESI had to construct a 40-acre berm around the perimeter of the CDF, utilizing the existing material located within the CDF. Two major concerns were the sediments within the CDF being very unstable and the amount of water that needed to be pumped daily from within the CDF. After the cell was completed FESI had to install underground piping. The underground piping was installed around the perimeter and down the middle of the cell. This piping went to a collection sump, which FESI installed.

Since this project could not be started until October of 2008, the weather became a factor. The schedule was adjusted to allow for FESI to return in the Spring of 2009 to install the underground drainage which would have put the other portions of the project behind schedule. FESI was able to adjust the work schedule and the project was completed in December of 2008.

  • Marion VA Healthcare, Marion, IL, Hammer LGC, Inc. – Contract No. ILI79-02000-001, Contract Value: $96,923.08 – (2008-2009)

Freeman Environmental Services, Inc. (FESI) has a current subcontract agreement with Hammer LGC, Inc. (Hammer) to do various types of work at the Marion Veterans Hospital (VA) The information listed above is the original contract, FESI and Hammer have added additional task orders assigned to this contract. FESI has done several jobs for the VA, including removal of lead paint from windows, several asbestos abatement projects and several mold abatement projects.

  • Bechtel Power Corporation, Marissa, IL, – Currently working on an as needed basis for emergency spills. Contract Value: $150,000.00 – (2010-2011)

Freeman Environmental Services, Inc. (FESI) has done several jobs for the Bechtel Power Corporation. These services include hazardous material spills and are usually done on an emergency basis.

  • USDA Forest Service, Shawnee National Forest, IL – United States Department of Agriculture, Contract Number: Various, Contract Values: between $100,000.00 and $300,000.00 – (2009-2012)

Freeman Environmental Services, Inc. (FESI) currently has a building decommission contract with USDA, this contract involves demolition of various buildings and is issued through task orders. FESI has also had multiple road maintenance contracts throughout the Shawnee National Forest, which have involved mowing, gate and culvert replacement, chip and oil, road grading and placement of rock on roadways.

  • Park Rehabilitation and Facilities Maintenance, Benton, IL, – United States Corps of Engineers, Contract Number W912P9-09-D-0508, Contract Value: $1,000,000.00 – (2009-2011)

Freeman Environmental Services, Inc. (FESI), currently has a maintenance contract with the Rend Lake Park. Task orders are assigned and range from hauling and placing of rip rap, pouring concrete pads, painting, replacing picnic tables, install grills, replace sand on the beaches, and including seeding and mulching.