Our Mission to be Your Partner
Marlin Environmental partners with you to understand your business, help determine your IL environmental clean up needs, secure funding for your project, provide innovative and proven solutions for LUST removal and contaminated soil remediation in Illinois in a cost-effective, timely manner and in accordance with local, state and federal guidelines like the IEPA LUST compliance standards.
In 1997, Marlin Environmental Inc. realized the importance of an environmental consultant who puts the client first. Today, Marlin Environmental is one of the largest environmental consulting companies in Illinois with clients reaching as far as Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin. For environmental risk assessment, IL companies have turned to Marlin’s expertise for more than 15 years. Marlin Environmental specializes in a wide range of environmental and geological consulting including the areas of: LUST (Leaking Underground Storage Tanks), Phase I and Phase II site assessments, soil and groundwater remediation, compliance audits, brownfield evaluations and expert witness testimony.
Even though our clients come from a vast array of industries, each looks to Marlin Environmental’s expertise in environmental and geological consulting for innovative solutions. Clients also trust Marlin Environmental to expedite the entire job from analysis, to funding, to EPA approval, to clean-up. Marlin’s reputation with federal, state and local governments is unparalleled; as is our ability to help your company obtain LUST funding. Securing funding for environmentally impacted areas is key because it limits the liability for you, the business owner.
To date, Marlin Environmental has secured more than $40 million from the IEPA’s LUST Fund for our clients. In addition, Marlin boasts a superior first submission success rate with IEPA approval.
From local retail businesses to large corporations, more industries turn to Marlin Environmental for our knowledge and expertise in evaluating and handling the removal and remediation of environmentally impacted land and water in Illinois. Our team of experts not only has the experience in assessment and removal, Marlin Environmental has more than a decade of experience with federal, state and local guidelines concerning the handling of environmentally impacted areas. Our reputation with government agencies is impeccable. This ensures your environmental cleanup will go according to government guidelines. It also means you can trust Marlin to quickly secure government approvals for work plans, LUST funding and NFR (No further remediation).
Marlin’s staff can also be called in to provide you with expert witness testimony concerning environmentally impacted areas and professional opinions concerning proper remediation and removal of contaminated soil and water.
Meet Marlin Environmental’s Team of Experts:
Brad G. Schumacher, President and Senior Project Manager for Marlin Environmental Inc., has over 20 years of experience in the environmental consulting business including client proposal and contract negotiation, underground storage tank system removal and installation, site remediation and clean up strategies. Mr. Schumacher plans and coordinates all the aspects of your clean-up from analysis to final remediation and regulatory closure. Mr. Schumacher uses his financing background from Purdue University to expertly secure IEPA Illinois Environmental Protection Agency funding through the LUST Leaking Underground Storage Tank Fund. From fund submittal to final reimbursement, Mr. Schumacher works to reduce your liability for site clean up. He has also completed an OSHA 40-hour Hazardous Waste Site Operations and 8-Hour site supervision courses.
Mr. Robert E. Renguso, Vice President and Senior Project Manager for Marlin Environmental Inc., earned a Bachelor of Science degree in geology in 1987 from Northern Illinois University, where he focused on environmental issues and hydrogeology. Mr. Renguso also has a certificate in environmental geosciences awarded in 1993 from NIU. He is a state of Illinois licensed professional geologist with more than 20 years of experience conducting Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, hydro geologic and geologic subsurface investigations, Underground Storage Tank assessments and remediation and other varied environmental consulting tasks. Mr. Renguso is an expert in assisting clients with their projects via the successful use of IEPA's LUST Fund reimbursement program. Mr. Renguso has successfully completed the 40- hour OSHA Hazardous Materials/Waste Site Operations and eight-hour Site Supervisor courses.
Mr. Tony J. Bush, Senior Project Manager for Marlin Environmental Inc., earned a B.A. from Governors State University of Illinois, with and undergraduate background in environmental science/geology. He has over 18 years experience in the area of environmental project management that includes soil and groundwater investigations, corrective action planning, Phase I investigations and regulatory compliance with government agencies. Over the course of his career experience, Mr. Bush has successfully conducted numerous Underground Storage Tank site assessments, environmental investigations and corrective action projects under State Agency Programs in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. In addition, Mr. Bush has received various certificates of achievement from the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering for conducting Comprehensive Environmental Property Assessments, Soil and Groundwater Investigations, Monitoring Well Design, Installation and Sampling, and Corrective Action Design. He has successfully completed the 40-Hour OSHA Training Program for Superfund and RCRA Remediation Site Personnel. Mr. Bush is a Certified Underground Storage Tank Site Assessor in the states of Illinois and Indiana.
Ms. Donna Christides, Due Diligence Project Manager and Phase I Specialist for Marlin Environmental Inc., earned a Bachelor of Science degree in geography and business administration in 1991 from Elmhurst College, where she studied environmental issues and geology. She has more than 17 years of experience conducting Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA), Geologic Subsurface Investigations, Underground Storage Tank assessments and remediation and other varied environmental consulting tasks. Her primary responsibility is to conduct Phase I ESAs in accordance with ASTM E 1527-05 standards and educate our clients on the results of the report. Ms. Christides holds certification as an AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector and lead risk assessor, and she has successfully completed the 40-hour OSHA Hazardous Materials/Waste Site Operations course.
Mr. Jeff Wienhoff P.E., Senior Project Manager for Marlin Environmental Inc., earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Tulane University in 1999. Mr. Wienhoff is a state of Illinois licensed professional engineer and has nearly 10 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry conducting site investigations and generating Corrective Action Plans in accordance with regulatory guidelines for private sector clients. He has been involved in the IEPA LUST remediation program, including Underground Storage Tank assessments and remediation, site investigations, SRP consulting, Corrective Action Plans, and site closures. He has also performed due diligence Phase I/Phase II site investigations, emergency response and abatement for gasoline spills and compliance air monitoring. Mr. Wienhoff holds certification as an Underground Storage Tank decommissioner in the State of Illinois and is 40-hour OSHA certified for hazardous waste site work. Mr. Wienhoff is the manager of our Springfield office.
Mr. Brian S. Morin, Senior Project Manager for Marlin Environmental Inc., attended Harper Junior College, with an emphasis on business and accounting. Mr. Morin has over 24 years of extensive experience on a wide variety of environmental consulting and construction projects. He is an expert with the various phases of locating, investigating, sampling and reporting information relative to the assessment, removal and remediation of Underground Storage Tanks and associated petroleum contaminated soil and groundwater. In addition, Mr. Morin’s project involvement includes Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, asbestos and lead-based paint abatements, subsurface evaluations, groundwater and contamination assessments, hazardous waste operations, indoor air quality and air-permitting, environmental evaluation, remedial action design, plans and specifications, field project supervision and client training programs. He holds certification as an Underground Storage Tank decomissioner and/or site assessor in the states of Illinois and Indiana. Mr. Morin has completed the 40-hour OSHA Hazardous Materials/Waste Site Operations, eight-hour OSHA Site Supervisor’s and eight-hour refresher courses.
Mr. Brian Gray, Project Manager for Marlin Environmental Inc., earned a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental health from Western Illinois University 2001. Mr. Gray has more than eight years of experience in the environmental consulting industry including the development and implementation of groundwater monitoring and site investigation projects. He has been involved in the IEPA LUST remediation program, including Underground Storage Tank assessments and remediation, site investigations, Corrective Action Plans and site closures. Mr. Gray has successfully completed the 40-hour OSHA Hazardous Materials/Waste Site Operations and eight-hour refresher courses.
Mr. Shawn D. Wolfe, Project Manager for Marlin Environmental Inc., earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in geology and environmental studies from Cornell College in 1998. Mr. Wolfe has over 11 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry dealing with both LUST and non-LUST sites. He has planned and performed numerous site investigation activities associated with IEPA LUST and SRP sites. Mr. Wolfe has developed Corrective Action Plans in accordance with regulatory guidelines for the private sector and has obtained site closure for many sites. He has trained field personnel in all aspects of field activities, developed field method guidance and performed Quality Assurance/Quality Control on field activities. Mr. Wolfe has also performed several due diligence Phase I/Phase II Environmental Site Assessments for a variety of residential/commercial/industrial sites and has assisted with emergency responses and abatement at gasoline service stations. Mr. Wolfe is 40-hour OSHA certified for hazardous waste site work.
Mr. Ryan Waughon, CAD Specialist for Marlin Environmental Inc., currently attends ITT Tech in Mt. Prospect, Illinois working towards his Associate degree in computer aided design technology. Mr. Waughon has four years of experience in CAD including the creation of site maps, topographic maps, contaminant isopach maps, groundwater flow maps and geologic cross-section maps.
Mrs. Melanie LoPiccolo, Office Manager for Marlin Environmental Inc., earned an associate degree in business in 1991 and an associate degree in paralegal studies in 1993 from Elgin Community College. Mrs. LoPiccolo has three years of experience as a paralegal in the legal field and four years of experience as an office manager/purchasing manager in the industrial business field. In addition, she has eight years of experience as office manager in the environmental consulting field. Mrs. LoPiccolo handles all the day-to-day operations of Marlin Environmental, Inc., and she generates and completes IEPA LUST Fund reimbursement claims for approval.
ILLINOIS PROFESSIONAL LICENSING MARLIN ENVIRONMENTAL INC. STAFF
Robert E. Renguso, Professional Geologist, No. 196-000350
Jeff Wienhoff, Professional Engineer, No. 062-058441