Doing Good Things in Tough Times

While doing a routine check of our office property in Plano, we came across an unexpected visitor behind our storage shed. A lost dog had wandered onto the Whitehead E. S. office property and was visibly very scared. Mikaela Brown, a new Whitehead E. S. employee, gave her some cheese and water to try to […]

Economic Recovery from COVID-19: Whitehead E.S. is Ready to Help

Dallas, TX skyline

COVID-19 certainly impacted the U. S. economy and especially the real estate market over the last few months.  As the state of Texas slowly opens up, we’re hopeful that more and more real estate deals will get going again.  Over the last few months, we have conducted a few Phase I ESAs, but not at the pace prior to the pandemic.  […]

Make that Deal

Exterior shot of gas station

Whitehead Environmental Solutions, LLC (Whitehead E. S.) is a Texas-based environmental consulting firm providing a number of key services to commercial real estate.  We have staff available for projects in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and locations in between.  Although commercial real estate deals have slowed during the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic slowdown, we […]

Back in the Saddle Again!

exterior of whitehead headquarters

Whitehead E. S. has moved from our temporary location at 1612 J Avenue back to the “Big House” located at 906 E. 18th Street in Plano, Texas. The building is the former residence of W&M Environmental Group and is considered my “old stomping grounds”. I started Whitehead & Mueller (W&M) along with Dan Mueller back in […]

Innocent Until Proven Guilty: Closure of Property Through the State Innocent Owner Program

exterior shot of alley way with possible groundwater issue

Whitehead E.S. is a Texas-based environmental consulting firm that specializes in the assessment, remediation, and regulatory closure of contaminated properties. Many of the properties we work with are located in urban areas of Texas such as Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin.  Whitehead E. S. assisted a local property investor to obtain an Innocent […]

Contaminated Industrial Facility

Industrial plant

Industrial Facility South Texas Whitehead Environmental Services is assisting local environmental attorney with the evaluation of a VCP case in south Texas. The Site is contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and metals. Since PCBs are present, this project involves the TCEQ and U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). WES is working with the Client on […]

Soil Contamination from Metals

drillers setting up their equipment to drill the ground

Local Texas Bank Whitehead E. S. conducted a Phase I ESA of this manufacturing plant in central Texas. The Phase I ESA identified issues related to soil impacts from cutting oil and metal shavings (waste material in roll-off container). The Phase II sampling identified petroleum hydrocarbons, arsenic, and lead in the soil. WES conducted off-Site […]

Contaminated Retail Site

business open sign on glass door

Texas Real Estate Developer WES conducted Phase II sampling at this retail center in central Texas. The Site was impacted with metals in the soil and dry cleaning related compounds such as tetrachloroethene (“perc”) in the groundwater. The property was subsequently entered into TCEQ’s Voluntary Cleanup Program. Since the contaminants were present above TCEQ Action […]

Former Landfill Site

workers measuring and cutting pipes

Texas Real Estate Developer WES is working with the developer on a strip center located on top of a former city landfill. WES conducted a Phase I ESA followed by soil, soil gas, and groundwater sampling (e. g., Phase II Sampling). Since the property is a former landfill and fixed gases (methane) were present, WES […]

Former Industrial Facility

industrial structure

Dallas Real Estate Developer Assistance with Corrective Action project of former industrial facility. WES assisted client with municipal setting designation (MSD) in a city which had not previously approved an MSD application. WES is also assisting the client with evaluation of soil, groundwater, and soil gas data and will be working with the client to […]