Ohio environmental scientists open Brentwood office

Firm in March won five-year EPA contract

An Ohio firm specializing in ecological surveys has opened a Brentwood office that will serve as the base for its expansion across the South.

EnviroScience was founded more than 20 years as a bioassay laboratory and has since expanded into environmental surveys, damage assessments and lake management. Based in the Cleveland area, the firm also has offices in Michigan, Minnesota and Ontario. Leading its new local outpost on General George Patton Drive is biologist David Czayka, who has been with the firm since 2004.

"We're very excited about the growth opportunities these experienced employees bring to our company's capabilities," said Martin Hilovsky, president of EnviroScience. "Our new employees have an extensive amount of valuable experience in environmental chemistry and HAZMAT management. With our new Nashville office, we're able to expand our capabilities in ecological response and extend our reach to the Southern U.S."

EnviroScience also has hired scientists Randall Woodlee and Roger Street to its local operations. Along with Czayka, they will contribute to the firm's work with the Environmental Protection Agency, which in March awarded EnviroScience a five-year, $37 million contract to survey water conditions across the country.