ESG was formed on October 19, 1992, by Mr. Timothy M. O'Dell and Mr. Cory A. Houchin following the closure of SEC Donohue‘s (a Waste Management Company) office in Tampa. Mr. O’Dell, President, is an environmental scientist with over 30 years of experience in air and water permitting, industrial hygiene, ambient air monitoring, environmental science, and analytical chemistry. Mr. Houchin, Sec/Treas, is a professional engineer with more than 25 years of experience in all areas of environmental regulation. The Company’s focus is on developing sound, economically feasible solutions to environmental situations that benefit the community, business, and regulatory entities.
ESG is considered one of the top air permitting consultants in the Tampa Bay area and has compiled numerous air permit applications for major facilities seeking coverage under the Clean Air Act's Title V Program. Furthermore, ESG identified process alternatives that have allowed more than 20 facilities previously permitted as major emissions sources to achieve "Synthetic Minor" regulatory status. Additionally, ESG has performed more than 25 different approved source emissions tests, in both permit compliance and data acquisition capacities, for approximately 50 firms.