- Ground Force Environmental Inc.

ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION SERVICES CONTRACTOR

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COMPANY
OVERVIEW

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Ground Force Environmental is your fully bondable and insured full-service environmental remediation contractor specializing in innovative and cost-effective remediation techniques to solve your specific environmental challenge. We acknowledge that every project is unique and therefore tailor our environmental remediation solutions to meet each project’s individual needs.

Our strength is our people and the diversified experience, technical skills, integrity and individual customer service that they bring to each and every project. Our team has developed from a variety of backgrounds, which allows Ground Force Environmental to offer project specific solutions to meet your budget and objectives.

 

We believe in teamwork, both within our company and when dealing with our clients. Our mission is to be as transparent as possible and to treat our clients with the up-most respect, so that there are no surprises at the end. Our growth is dependent on your project satisfaction.

 

We believe that safety is essential, especially when dealing with the environment – it is part of our corporate responsibility. All of our employers are immersed in our Behavior Based Safety program and are encouraged to take ownership in corporate safety. Each employee is also trained and certified in all courses relevant to our projects. Our vision is to leave this earth a much cleaner place than when we found it and we take pride in the integral part that we play in the redevelopment of Brownfield Sites.

OUR GOAL

To offer cost-effective solutions that minimize both the short-term and the long-term risk to the environment. GFEI is bondable, own our own heavy equipment, TSSA Certified and fully insured with a clean work record.

 

 

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES

 

Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board
Ontario Ground Water Association
Ontario Petroleum Contractors Association

 

KEY PERSONNEL

Management

 

 

Dan Forsyth
Dan Forsyth

District Manager

 

Dan Forsyth has more than 30 years in petroleum and environmental remediation contracting and can be considered a pioneer in this industry.  Dan strives for innovational excellence and leads his team to produce exceptional results in all areas of the business, from financial to operational.  

 

  

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Glenn Kuepfer
Glenn Kuepfer

Operations Manager

 

Glenn Kuepfer is the Operations Manager at Ground Force Environmental. Glenn is an important leader within our company as his construction background allows him to manage onsite progress, ensuring work is completed in a safe and timely matter, and clients are completely satisfied through every stage.

 

  

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Tyler Schierholtz

Tyler Schierholtz

B.Eng., P.Eng., EP – General Manager

 

Tyler Schierholtz is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), a certified Environmental Practitioner (EP), and a graduate of the University of Guelph’s Environmental Engineering program. Tyler has been the General Manager at Ground Force Environmental since 2018, where he is successfully leading the company through its ongoing evolution and corporate growth as an industry-leading, full-service environmental remediation contractor.

 

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Health & Safety
Dave Blaymires
Dave Blaymires

Corporate Health & Safety Coordinator

 

David Blaymires has 28 years of experience in the environmental business, 20 years at a supervisory/management level and over 18 years with Health and Safety related duties. 

 

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Project Managers

Mike Forsyth
Mike Forsyth

Project Manager – Spill Response

 

Mike Forsyth is our Spill Response Project Manager committed to industry leading customer service.  He has over 15 years of experience in Environmental Remediation and Emergency Spill Response. 

 

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Matt Horlings
Matt Horlings

B.Sc - Project Manager

 

Matthew Horlings has over 8 years of experience in the Environmental Industry; his expertise lies in large-scale industrial soil and groundwater remediation. He has been involved with projects using a variety of remedial technologies, including: ex-situ soil mixing; pump and treat systems...

 

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Trudy Case
Trudy Case

Project Manager

 

Trudy Case is a Project Manager with Ground Force Environmental Trudy has over 15 years experience in various facets of the construction industry. Managing a variety of ICI projects from commercial swimming pools to waste water treatment plants, her experience has made her a strong leader. 

 

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Trudy Case
Leanne Cochrane

C.Tech. - Project Manager

 

Leanne Cochrane is a certified technician (C. Tech.) and a graduate of Sir Sandford Fleming College in both Fish & Wildlife and Environmental Technology. Leanne is a Project Manager in the Spill Response division with Ground Force Environmental.

 

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Nathan Love
Nathan Love

C.E.T - Project Manager

 

Nathan Love is a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) and graduate of Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology with an advanced diploma in Civil Engineering Technology. Nathan is a Civil Project Manager with Ground Force.

 

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Farouk Abu-Hijleh
Farouk Abu-Hijleh

Project Manager

 

Farouk Abu-Hijleh is an Environmental Engineer-In-Training with +5 years of experience in the Environmental Consulting & Construction Industry. His expertise is concentrated within large-scale industrial soil and groundwater remediation, with a focus on water and air treatment.

 

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Project Coordinators & Specialists

Jared Rhiness
Jared Rhiness

B.Sc – Project/Drilling Coordinator - Compliance

 

Jared Rhiness graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor’s degree in Science and Public Policy and Administration. He later graduated from Conestoga College with a Post-grad in Environmental Engineering Applications. 

 

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Stefanie Harding
Stefanie Harding

Project Coordinator

 

Stefanie Harding has over 10 years of experience in environmental and construction industries as both a project manager and project coordinator with an area of expertise in on-site construction management and operation of large-scale civil earthworks and remedial projects. 

 

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Hao Zhang
Hao Zhang

B.Sc., M.Eng., EIT  – Project Specialist

 

Hao is an Engineer in Training (EIT) with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences (B.Sc.) from the South China Agricultural University and a master’s degree (M.Eng.) in Environmental Engineering from the University of Guelph.  

 

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Jose Garavito
Jose Garavito

Project Coordinator

 

Jose Garavito graduated with a Civil Engineering Degree from the Technological Institute of Zacatepec, Mexico. He, has more than 8 years of experience in the construction industry, and 2 in the environmental construction field. Jose is a Project Coordinator in the Spills & Emergency Response division.

 

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Skylar Sturgeon
Skylar Sturgeon

Operations Assistant

 

In Skylar Sturgeon’s role as Operations Assistant she is responsible for assisting General Operations & Management, creating and distributing reports, payroll administration, programming various electronics, and assisting general logistics of the Ground Force vehicle and equipment fleet.

 

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Business Development & Estimator

Desmond Oldershaw
Desmond Oldershaw

B.Sc – Estimator

 

Desmond Oldershaw has over 10 years of experience in the Environmental Industry. His expertise lies in soil and groundwater remediation, along with above and below grade petroleum system removals and installations. 

 

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Devin Rosnak
Devin Rosnak

Hon. B.Sc –  Business Development

 

Devin Rosnak has over 10 years of technical sales and client management experience in the environmental industry. In recent years, Devin has expanded his abilities into Project Management of remedial programs. 

 

 

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Superintendents

Jesse Hutton
Jesse Hutton

Technologies Operations Manager

 

Jesse Hutton has been working in the drilling industry and ground water control for over 14 years. He has operated various drilling equipment including, air and mud rotary, auger, sonic, dual rotary and direct push systems. 

 

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Ground Force Environmental Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.