Environmental Quality Management was founded in 1990 by four environmental consultants in the Cincinnati suburb of Forest Park. It has grown to include 10 more offices across the United States and three subsidiaries in Serbia, Slovakia and Chicago.
EQM is an environmental consulting, engineering and remediation firm that provides air, water, soil and waste clean-up and industrial hygiene. Its services include air quality, water management, clean-up of contaminated sites, engineering and community relations. Last year, for example, EQM was awarded an eight-year contract valued at $354 million by the EPA to do emergency-response cleanup at abandoned hazardous-waste sites and respond to natural and man-made disasters in Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Other recent projects include conducting air monitoring at the Dayton International Airport and a $4 million contract to remove mold at more than 200 rooms at an Air Force base in Florida.
The firm, with more than $90 million in annual revenue, has been in the Top 200 list of environmental firms in the nation for many years, according to Engineering News Record. It has served several industries, including steel, cement, automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical and alternative fuels.