ENVIRONET solves problems, quantifies environmental risk and represents your best interest on projects large and small.
We are talented professionals with expertise in state and federal EPA, OSHA and DOT rules. Our specialties include assessing properties, remediation design, brownfield work, asbestos, mold, regulatory compliance inspection, and reporting services. Innovation and cost-effective response has allowed us to grow and compete with national firms. Our team also provides client assistance with industry specific training, compliance reporting, hazard recognition and contingency control training.
Molly Arp Newell, Founder and President of EnviroNET, is a Professional Geologist (PG), a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), certified licensed Asbestos inspector, and certified Lead-based-paint Inspector and Risk Assessor (LIRA), with additional credentials specific to hazardous, toxic environments, real estate assessment, and remediation of soil and groundwater contaminants. She specializes in serving clients, resolving regulatory problems, and minimizing liability for project stakeholders in real estate development deals. Newell is a native of the Quad Cities who moved back to the Midwest after working in the oil fields of the Western United States, Southern United States, and the UK.
Newell is dedicated to this area and to improving the local environment through public and private associations including participation in the Quad City Chamber of Commerce, planning commissions, non-profit board of directors, trade associations, and civic organizations.
Molly now serves as Director of Sales and works with clients and EnviroNET engineers to determine technological options for resolving environmental problems. Options are articulated with time lines vs costs over time. Molly also performs site visits and field audits for regulatory compliance projects, assessment projects and remediation sites. She takes the lead on hydrogeological studies and water budget projects.
Molly has FEMA security Clearance for environmental engineering work as an environmental planner. She oversees EnviroNET’s commitment as contractor on FEMA Zone 2, TAC IV (5 year) contract. Molly maintains Federal Security Clearance to access munition plants and the local Rock Island Arsenal.
Bruce Wood, Environmental Engineer, designs solutions, provides project oversight and manages logistics through project completion. Wood’s background includes strong industrial process knowledge, mechanical expertise and asset allocation experience.
Bruce serves EnviroNET as a Special Projects Manager where processes are evaluated, maintained, improved, and operational on a regular basis. Landfill leachate remediation systems is one his specialties. Processes and engineering calculations associated with permitting, construction of remediation systems, and site clean up for DOT projects are within Bruce’s responsibilities.
Bruce is 40-hour Hazwoper trained and qualified to serve on hazardous waste-site evaluations, risk assessments and clean up.
Robert Meyer PE (Bob) has 35 years of experience in civil, hydrological and environmental engineering, and a 30-year working relationship with Molly Newell, President and Principal of EnviroNET. Bob has extensive DOT experience, Capital Development Board experience (Illinois), bio-remediation and brownfield experience, all of which are core services at EnviroNET.
Bob holds a National Security Badge for FEMA and completed a six-month deployment (2019) in New Orleans for FEMA as Sr. Environmental Planner to close out Katrina Hurricane projects. Bob reviewed every environmental aspect for hundreds of projects, and networked with others to raise the level of communication and competency among the subcontractor personnel. Bob is an excellent engineer and leader. He serves as Contracts Manager; sometimes as Project Manager or Project Engineer; Senior Design Engineer; Professional Land Surveyor.
Bob’s specialty work includes preparation of specifications for construction and selective deconstruction projects. EnviroNET completed a $1.2 Million job involving the decommissioning and recycling of materials, as appropriate, for three hazardous waste incinerators in north eastern Illinois. Bob wrote the specifications, and served as contract manager over documentation and compliance with contract provisions.
Bob holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, he is a Registered Professional Engineer in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and five other states; he is a Professional Land Surveyor IL, IA, WI and OH; Asbestos Project Designer Illinois and Iowa. Bob maintains his National Security Clearance and Security Badge for FEMA. When not in the office or on field assignment, Bob is with family in the Quad City Area.
Native of Bettendorf, Alex received his Bachelor of Science in Geology along with a minor in Environmental Science from the University of Iowa. While working towards his degree he worked for the City of Iowa City, studying stormwater erosion and wetland management along the Iowa River. After graduation Alex moved to Oklahoma City and worked as a Wellsite Geologist analyzing rock formations within the STACK play of the Anadarko Basin for several major energy exploration and production companies.
Since joining EnviroNET, he has taken on the role of the team geologist organizing special projects involving the pollution and contamination of soils and groundwater; assessment as to the horizontal and vertical extent of contamination in groundwater; installation of well fields, drinking water wells, and soil vapor recovery wells. For Cerro Gordo county, he researched limestone quarry permits and quarry expansions over time as they encroached upon a perineal river. Alex is a Licensed Asbestos Inspector, a Qualified Compliance Inspector of Stormwater, has his CDL, has National Security Clearance for work on FEMA sites Central Region, and capable as Geologist, Wetland Scientist and Environmental Site Inspector.
Kim Martinez, Director of Finance, Administration and HR, has over 20+ years of experience in administration/HR and accounting. She is always available to help customers/vendors with accounts payable, accounts receivable, and questions regarding schedules, services and deadlines.
Kim coordinates with Sales and Operations to deliver superior service to clients and employees. Always helpful, she capitalizes on EnviroNET’s greatest asset: Our Professional Service Personnel. Kim ensures training schedules are maintained and re-certification of professional licenses do not lapse. She also assists Project Personnel to resolve client needs associated with insurance certificates, invoicing, and scheduling. Kim has a strong understanding of EnviroNET’s capabilities, and has established the capability for employees to work remotely, as required from time to time.
Kim is a native Iowan and enjoys spending time with her family in the Quad City area.
Roger Geiken, PE has 44 years of experience in transportation and civil, environmental and engineering projects. He serves as PM, Project Engineer, Senior Design Engineer, Professional Land Surveyor; and QA/QC Reviewer on assessment and remediation projects, landfill projects, SWPPP and air permitting projects. Roger has experience with the preparation of Location Design Studies, feasibility studies, corridor studies, traffic engineering studies, value engineering, location drainage studies, intersection design studies, traffic signal designs, preparation of preliminary and final design plans, quantity take-offs, ROW plans, storm drainage, route and land surveying, GPS surveying; Designer and Project Manager for civil engineering projects involving surveys, field investigations, design, cost estimates, and construction inspection.
Additional project experience has included storm drainage systems; water resource systems; streets and highways; site development work; sanitary sewers; pumping stations; water distribution and treatment systems; citing of new water wells for potable use, and subdivisions.
Roger holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University, he is a Registered Professional Engineer in Iowa and Illinois; Professional Land Surveyor; Asbestos Project Designer Illinois and Iowa (inactive). Roger attained National Security Clearance for work in FEMA’s Zone 2 under the TAC IV Contract (5 years). Roger is the father of triplets and enjoys being with family. When not in the office or in the field, Roger is on his farm in rural Scott County.
Samantha Kirzeder is an Environmental Technician II with environmental consulting experience servicing developers, financial, management, industrial, and real estate clients. Relevant experience includes management of environmental assessments for Due Diligence / All Appropriate Inquiry for commercial real estate transactions and providing field and office support for a range of environmental projects.
Additional Field Support Staff / Network Resources / Interns
Projects are staffed to meet client needs and deadlines.
EnviroNET has developed strong relationships with other small businesses and universities over the years to develop local talent and to network with design professionals with specific expertise.
Interns are welcome to apply anytime of the year.