At Environmental Chemical Corporation (ECC), our success is built on delivering innovation, safety and quality. For federal government and commercial clients worldwide, our professionals set the standard in environmental engineering and remediation, operation and maintenance of remedial systems, disaster recovery, fuel system construction, repair, and maintenance, and discovery and disposal of unexploded ordnance.

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1240 Bayshore Highway , Burlingame , CA 94010 USA

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Engineering service provider
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Globally (various continents)
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ECC is an employee-owned business founded in 1985. We were recently named a 2012 Top Workplace in the Bay Area by the San Jose Mercury News and affiliated newspapers and 2011 Healthiest Employer in Hawaii by the Pacific Business News. Our mission is to provide high quality, comprehensive, and competitive design-build, construction, environmental remediation, engineering and design management, energy, and military munitions response services to our clients. As a Top 100 Defense construction and remediation contractor, ECC has demonstrated the technical and managerial breadth and expertise to complete a variety of large-scale, concurrent projects worldwide. Together with our clients, we’re constructing state-of-the-art facilities for our military, rebuilding war-torn regions, building capacity in underdeveloped nations, remediating the environment, and revitalizing communities after natural disasters.

We are not limited to any one technology and creatively apply both established and cutting-edge solutions to serve our customers. We value human health and safety, and attain high client satisfaction through on-time performance.

ECC is organized to be nimble through decentralized management and empowered project teams. This facilitates better command, control, communication, and decision-making by holding project and programs managers accountable to make the hard choices.

Awards, commendations, and high industry ratings attest to our continuing success in serving the U.S. Departments of Defense, Interior, State, and Transportation, plus other public and private customers worldwide. In relations founded on trust by delivering that to which we commit, ECC is often on the leading edge of innovative contracting opportunities pursued by our clients.

Our Mission and Core Values

ECC’s mission and core values are engrained into our employees’ personal and professional lives and reinforced through our corporate culture. Our ECC family strives to live out our mission and core values each day.

Our Mission Statement

We, the employee-owners of ECC, embody the entrepreneurial spirit to realize our dreams and dare to be great.

Vision - We are friendly, professional, capable and trustworthy. The vision of the employee-owners of ECC is to provide safe, high quality and highly-responsive services to our clients, the primary one being the United States government. We principally perform environmental, construction and munitions-related services, but put no limits on the creativity and ability of our people to provide such services as are needed by our clients to succeed in their mission. We proactively align our vision for each project and program with our clients and stakeholders, and work hard to deliver outstanding performance.

Integrity - We attract high-quality individuals who wish to align themselves with a firm that consistently acts with integrity. We are guided by our core values, and constantly seek alignment within our teams and with our clients. We perform each task with personal integrity, and are accountable for all our actions.

Results - We deliver excellence in the areas of safety, quality, cost and schedule, leading to client satisfaction and financial success. We exist to serve our clients and client satisfaction is the engine that drives our sustainability. We build long term relationships with our clients by responding enthusiastically to their needs, solving their problems and delivering outstanding performance on every project. The profit we generate represents a share of the value we add to our clients – it represents a return on investment for our employee-owners and drives our sustainability and prosperity.

ECC was founded in 1985 with a mission to support environmental programs for Federal government agencies. Our services included emergency response and hazardous waste treatment removal, and transportation and disposal (T&D) services.

Truly a success story, ECC has strengthened in size, experience, and capabilities to a highly competitive Federal contractor, ranking in Engineering News Record’s (ENR) Top 100 Defense Contractors, Top 100 Design-Build Contractors, and Top 100 Construction Management-at-Risk Firms. ECC is an employee-owned company and was recently named a Top Workplace in the Bay Area by the San Jose Mercury News and 2011 Healthiest Employer in Hawaii by the Pacific Business News. We compete against some of the world’s largest engineering, construction, design-build, and environmental cleanup companies and execute programs valued from $100,000 to $1 billion from office and project locations around the globe. Significant achievements that have driven our growth and success include:

1998-2000: Growing rapidly, ECC was awarded several significant US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) contracts with the Louisville, Mobile, Nashville, and Sacramento Districts. ECC executed our first performance-based $50 million Site-Specific Environmental Remediation Contract at the Wayne Industrial Storage Site for USACE Kansas City, which went on to win the 8th Annual Design Excellence Award. ECC was also awarded our first $50 million worldwide unexploded ordnance response contract (NURC) for the US Navy.

2001-2004: ECC executed our first US Department of Energy (DOE) contract, the 2-year, $50 million Columbus Closure Project to remediate highly contaminated radioactive soil and groundwater. The project resulted in Nuclear Regulatory Commission de-licensing and DOE’s first free release closure. ECC’s win of the $4 billion joint total acquisition value Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment (AFCEE) Worldwide Environmental Restoration and Construction Contract led to more than $1.4 billion in design-build projects in the Middle East across multiple contracts.

2005-2009: Following Hurricane Katrina, ECC executed more than $450 million in disaster recovery services under a $1 billion emergency-response contract for the USACE. Partnering with the community, ECC awarded 92 percent of the subcontracted dollars to local small businesses, which contributed to the receipt of four awards for small business subcontracting. ECC was also awarded the first of several future Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Star designations: OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program Star Among Stars designation at MMR, MA. ECC would go on to receive a VPP site at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Colorado; as well as VPP designated geographic areas covering multiple projects in Guam and San Antonio. ECC also established our highly successful Design-Build Center of Excellence.

2010 and Beyond: ECC continues to move forward into the future of design-build and alternative energy solutions. At the Medical Education Training Complex at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, ECC completed the award-winning LEED Gold $133 million Buildings 3 & 4 project. ECC also provided wind turbine, photovoltaic, and other sustainable solutions across the US, Pacific, and Europe. Our operations in Southwest Asia also gained momentum with key contract awards from the US Navy, Air Force, USACE, USAID, and Department of State, as ECC strengthened our operations in the Pacific with the US Navy, particularly in Guam.