Founded in 1994, ES&H has grown to lead the environmental cleanup and emergency response industry with the highest level of experience and expertise, the largest inventory of equipment and resources, the strongest possible OSRO ranking and the best prices on the market. Our company is a privately owned business with the organizational flexibility and physical resources needed to respond quickly and effectively when you need it most.
From an emergency response company… to a complete environmental solutions partner.
In 1992, Lawrence “Trey” Boucvalt, III purchased an emergency response company and officially re-launched it as ES&H in 1994. Boucvalt wanted to provide the oil and gas industry with a response location in Houma—the nearest one at the time was in New Orleans—and outfit it with the equipment and personnel required by the then-new Oil Pollution Act of 1990. ES&H started with five employees in one small building and has grown gradually over the years, adding more response office locations. In 2007, the division made its first expansion beyond Louisiana, opening a response office in Houston.
Consulting and Training
In 1999, ES&H formed its second business unit, the ES&H Consulting and Training Group. In the past, the OSRO side and the management side of an oil spill or incident were traditionally handled by two different organizations. ES&H was the first company to bring both under one roof, allowing the company to better ensure quality control and cost savings for customers. The Consulting and Training Group also allowed ES&H to help companies be more proactive, putting in place the proper manuals, training, and drills to prevent incidents before they happen.
Transportation & Disposal
ES&H purchased its first vacuum trucks, roll-off boxes, and bobtail trucks in 1998, after years of using third-party contractors for transportation and disposal. Maritime companies were soon requesting use of this fleet for routine vessel cleaning projects, and this service grew to meet demand, organizing in 2000 as a distinct business unit. In 2004, the company added a petroleum wastewater treatment facility to store and treat fuel.
By 2005, ES&H's vessel cleaning services were in such high demand that the company decided to add another business unit, ES&H Industrial Group, to compete for and service larger projects such as tank cleaning, remediation, asbestos abatement, and mold management. With this group, ES&H broadened its services to include industrial cleaning, helping establish the company as more than just an environmental services firm. As ES&H’s history continues, the company continues to look for ways to add to and diversify the services it offers its customers.