Ellis Environmental Management, Inc.

Since 1994, Ellis Environmental Management has administered more than $62 million in abatement and demolition projects. Major studios, universities, property managers and lenders in California retain Ellis to resolve new environmental challenges as they occur. Ellis’ primary services include: Pre-demolition and pre-renovation asbestos and lead-testing; Administration (bid procurement, monitoring and inspection) of pre-renovation and pre-demolition abatement projects; Administration of post-abatement renovation and demolition projects; Preliminary Endangerment Assessments (“PEA” or “Phase III”) for school districts; Phase II soils testing; Phase I environmental site assessments; Field Testing for hazardous materials; Indoor air quality monitoring and investigations; Other hazardous materials testing and response services.

Company details

430 Silver Spur Road, Suite 201 , Rancho Palos Verdes , California 90275 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Service provider
Industry Type:
Environmental - Environmental Management
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)
Year Founded:


Prior to incorporating Ellis Environmental Management in 1994, Duane E. Behrens, our president, was employed as Senior Project Manager for Versar, Inc., acting as construction manager and owner's representative on federal- and state-funded municipal construction and soils remediation projects. Mr. Behrens founded Ellis Environmental Management, Inc. on the premise that experienced civil and environmental engineers can successfully team with industrial hygienists to provide an environmental response project that is as cost efficient as it is effective.

Our mission is to reduce the short- and long-term financial burden faced by building owners and construction managers in Southern California, Arizona and Nevada in all matters related to environmental issues, even as we assist in providing a safe working environment to their staff and colleagues.

Our area of expertise includes:

  • Asbestos and lead testing
  • Abatement management
  • Demolition management
  • Indoor air quality
  • Phase 1 and 2 ESA's
  • Preliminary endangerment assessments
  • Mold assessments


Ellis maintains only experienced and degreed industrial hygienists and environmental engineers to assist you with your indoor air quality issues, asbestos and mold assessments, and other environmental testing needs.

We specialize in bringing environmental and health-and-safety related projects to a swift, efficient, and cost-effective conclusion. Ellis protects the building owner's financial interests through competent management of every demolition or remedial project. Projects administered by Ellis are completed quietly, efficiently, and on time.