You may be reading this because you’ve been told by a lender that you need to order a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (Phase I ESA). You’re in the right place. Our staff have conducted hundreds and hundreds of these assessments and we really love to investigate the history of a property. My name is Michael O’Connor and I’ve spent my career as a registered geologist helping investors, banks, governments, and industrial and commercial property owners avoid the financial nightmare of hidden environmental liabilities. These can range is scope from a forgotten underground gasoline tank, to a poorly-managed nearby drycleaners, to a hazardous waste dump in the basement next door, to lead paint on a windowsill or asbestos lurking behind a wall. Any of these items, if found after you buy the property, will be yours and yours alone to clean up or deal with. By engaging an environmental assessment expert to find those problems before your sign a purchase agreement, you’ll be best prepared to negotiate the terms for cleanup. If you’re the seller, we can help you evaluate and clean up your property in a timely, cost-effective manner. Buying a property without doing a Phase I ESA is like buying used car without popping the hood. Don’t buy a lemon, call the friendly folks at Assessment Associates Environmental Consulting today at 503.233.8565 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Best of luck with your deal!