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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 coax her out of her hiding spot, but she was unwilling.  Mikaela got close enough to catch a glimpse of

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

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.  For us, the number of Phase I ESAs is usually a good indicator of the market. Certainly most of us are

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Super Fun with Superfund

Whitehead E. S. conducted a Phase I ESA and subsequent Phase II Investigation for a client that wanted to purchase a property in the Dallas area that was a closed State Superfund case. The project Site consisted of the Superfund site (former plating company) and an adjacent property used for storage. At the time of investigation, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) file repository was closed in response to Covid-19. As an alternative, Whitehead

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Make that Deal

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 anticipate a resurgence in deals for the summer and fall. Whitehead E. S. is ready to assist you with the

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Subchapter T: To Permit or Not To Permit, That is the Question

Whitehead E. S. routinely works with buyers/sellers of commercial real estate on a full range of environmental concerns. In Dallas, this includes building structures on closed landfills. In many cases, the former landfill was an unknown that was identified or suspected in the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA). This is especially the case along IH-35 in Dallas moving north to Lewisville where much of the area was formerly used for sand and gravel mining. The former pits

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Whitehead E. S. Pays It Forward!

As a graduate of Texas A&M University and Environmental Scientist at Whitehead E. S., giving back to my community is a privilege that I strive to accomplish on a regular basis. Recently, I had the opportunity to volunteer as a judge for the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair (DRSEF) in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division.  I remember (in the not too distant past) attending many graduate student research competitions. I especially remember how

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