ERC 2021 Snap Shot

After 30 years of hard work and determination we have finally found a place to hang our hats and call home. We are conveniently located in the Energy Corridor off I-10 and Eldridge. New Address: 1017 Blackhaw Street, Houston, TX  77079 2021 proved to be a year of ups and downs but ERC maintained a …

Mold Myths Busted!

MYTH:  Buildings can, and should, be completely free of mold. FALSE:  Mold spores are part of the natural environment and are all around us both when we are inside and outside. It would be virtually impossible (and totally unnecessary for most people) to remove every mold spore from a building. Greater amounts of mold can …

Project Highlights

With the pandemic year behind us but not completely gone, the lingering effects can still be felt throughout all industries but no more so than the small business owner.  ERC continues to provide top-notch construction and environmental service across the Houston and DFW area. ERC provides clients with unsurpassed levels of service as a natural …

Learn about Lead

What is Lead? Lead is a naturally occurring element found in small amounts in the earth’s crust. While it has some beneficial uses, it can be toxic to humans and animals, causing health issues. Lead-Based Paint (LBP): Lead-based paints were banned for residential use in 1978. Homes and facilities built in the U.S. before 1978 …

Procurement??? Nobody has time for that!

The procurement process for competitive bids can be quite labor intensive, expensive, and time consuming.   Why not skip the hassle and use a cooperative contract!   Members of a national purchasing cooperative include: colleges, universities, counties, municipalities, school districts and other governmental agencies.   Coop membership is FREE to qualifying entities!   As a …

Disaster Recovery for Tornado Season

Texas averages 132 tornadoes a year. The majority of those tornadoes happen in the months of April, May, and June as cold weather meets the beginning of the summer heat. Tornados tend to take the path of least resistance through open fields, and unfortunately through buildings, houses, and highways. Natural disasters are difficult to prepare …

April Showers Bring May Flowers to Texas

Spring brings warm weather and blossoming plants and flowers! Most Texans are more than happy to welcome the sun after the February winter storm, but with spring comes airborne allergens and molds. ERC is in full swing of conducting Indoor Air Quality testing after frozen pipes burst leading to flooding and potential mold growth in …

Meet the Key Team Members of ERC!

We are proud to introduce our team and newest employees! ERC is constantly expanding and growing our offices to meet our clients’ needs. From left to right, starting with the top row: TOP ROW Megan Allgeier, Office Administration, Dallas Bobbi Blaire, Accounting/Office Manager, Houston Max Sanati, Construction Engineer, Houston ROW TWO Emily Saravia, Sr. Administrative …

Know Your Molds!

What is mold and what causes it? Mold is a type of fungus that is present in our natural environment. Mold spores, which are tiny microscopic ‘seeds’, can be found everywhere, including inside buildings, and are a part of the general dust found in buildings and offices. These spores can start growing on building materials …

Asbestos FAQs

What is Asbestos?  Asbestos is the name given to a group of naturally occurring minerals that are resistant to heat and corrosion.  Asbestos includes the mineral fibers chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, tremolite, anthophyllite, actinolite and any of these materials that have been chemically treated or altered. Brief History:  Although the use of asbestos dates back to …