CEA is a full-service oriented company that offers cost effective, high quality and practical solutions to environmental challenges. CEA is headquartered in central Massachusetts with a primary market that covers the northeastern United States. CEA also performs projects outside this region for national clients with requirements across the US. CEA has a rigorous management oversight program to ensure that client requirements and project execution is achieved while maintaining customer guidelines and within regulatory compliance. CEA prides itself on delivering closure focused projects on time and within scope and budget.
CEA also maintains a rigorous in-house Health & Safety (H&S) Program to ensure that projects are completed in a safe manner. Safety is our highest priority and CEA is committed to conducting operations that protect people, property and the environment. We believe all injuries are preventable and work toward a goal of zero tolerance through management and proactive approaches.
- Founded and Incorporated: 1985
- Headquarters: West Boylston, Massachusetts (former Brownfield Site)
- Projects Successfully Completed: approximately 8,000
- Clientele: Commercial, Petroleum Retail, Industrial, Municipalities, State & Federal Agencies, Non-Profit, Insurance, Real Estate, Financial Institutions, Homeowners
- Service Area: Northeast United States
- Phone Number: 800-358-7960
- Employees: 25
- Field Offices: RI, NH
- Ownership: Private/Certified Woman Owned Business
- Financials: Private/Stable
- Expertise: Environmental Consulting, Engineering & Contracting, Emergency Response, EH& S Training, Real Estate Transactions/Due Diligence, Insurance Claim Management, Building Demolition Services
- Business Areas: EHS Consulting & Environmental Engineering 60%
- Environmental Remediation & Field Services 40%
- NAICS Codes: 541620, 562112, 562211, 562910, 562998
- GSA Certification Number: GS-10F-022BA
- Experience Modification Rating (EMR): 0.82 (2013-2014)
CEA, Inc. was cofounded in 1985 in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts by Steven M. Migridichian, CPG, PG; a young energetic, petroleum geophysicist who offered environmental consulting and remediation services with only a handful of employees and resources initially to the retail petroleum market. The firm has expanded over the years to meet increasing customer demands and geographic service areas with ever changing environmental regulations. In 1993 CEA established a boring, probing, and drilling division, Drilex Environmental Inc. , which specializes in all phases of drilling using cutting-edge equipment technologies. In 1996 CEA relocated its growing operations which now numbered over 50 employees and 100 pieces of specialty equipment to the Hartwell Business Park in West Boylston, Massachusetts, a former Brownfields site, where it is still headquartered today.
In 2000 CEA, Inc. expanded to become a full service environmental consulting, engineering and contracting firm. The addition of senior principals Adam J. Last, P.E., LSP and Scott E. VanderSea, LSP, LEP broadened CEA, Inc’s depth of knowledge and experience, further propelling its technical capabilities and success. Currently Mr. Last and Mr. VanderSea serve as Regional Managers directing and overseeing all technical and operational aspects of client needs and services. The addition of Richard J. Hanson, licensed construction supervisor, also in 2000, added construction capabilities to CEA’s already expansive list of field and support services. Mr. Hanson has over 25 years of environmental construction, remediation, emergency response and hazardous waste experience. He currently manages all field and construction personnel and oversees CEA’s ever growing contracting portfolio.
In 2006 Mr. Migridichian’s wife Deborah N. Migridichian, former Controller and CFO of the firm since 1988 was elevated to her current position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/President. Shortly after in 2009, CEA, Inc. became certified as a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office. CEA, Inc. is also certified by the Woman’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), an accomplishment that they also achieved in 2009.
In its almost 30 year history, the firm has made a conscious decision to invest in people, technology, management, and project tracking systems to outperform the competition when it comes to site characterization and permanent site closure. CEA continues to achieve its goals of steady growth with modest increases in revenue and client base as we approach our 8,000th project. Today CEA is one of New England’s largest leading locally owned and operated full service environmental management firms with branches in Rhode Island and New Hampshire, enabling CEA to cover a significant portion of the New England metropolitan area.