When Protect Environmental was founded in 1996, the mission statement was simple, “The absolute best job for the absolute best price”. Since then we have seen what has typically been a male dominated industry allow more women into its ranks. Protect has never had this problem, as it was founded and co-owned by a woman who has strived to make sure women would be woven into the fabric of the Protect family.
In 2013 Protect celebrated, when it became a female majority owned business, qualifying us for HUB (Historically Underutilized Business) status. We are proud to say that we have women in supervisory roles as well as in upper management. Protect works hard at staying diverse, not just for diversity’s sake, but to be a well rounded business. Seeing things from a different perspective is what has helped us be a leader in the HAZMAT community for over 18 years.
We have also instituted programs that make sure our employees have access to health care and we purchase locally made supplies when possible. This is not to only reduce our carbon footprint, but it keeps our fellow Texans employed as well. The most important program instituted is our “Safety First” program which has been a proven success, evident by our ZERO, yes ZERO, lost hours to work related injuries in over 18 years. Our record makes us one of the best and safest places to work in the DFW Metroplex.
Protect Environmental Services, Inc. (PESI) is your best-in-class “clutch” performer when you need a First Responder. PESI tackle & remediate the most dangerous chemical spills & removal of hazardous waste. In fact, our pursuit of safety & rapid response for environmental sustainability surpasses ALL other environmental service companies. PESI has been rapidly responding to emergency environmental calls in North Central Texas since 1996.
Richard is also a published author of the “Ebola Response Procedures.” Additionally, he is considered an expert witness to many litigation and mediation cases. He works with multiple law enforcement agencies in forensics to hunt down illegal dumping perpetrators.