Loading...

Welcome

01

ARES Project Highlight

ARES Nevada, LLC (ARES) contracted BEC Environmental, Inc. (BEC) to assist with site selection, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Right-of-Way (ROW) acquisition, permitting assistance…
02

Boulder City Bypass Project Highlight

The Louis Berger Group, Inc. contracted BEC Environmental, Inc. (BEC) to provide biological opinion and compliance support for the construction of Phase 2…
03

RDSBC - BF Project Highlight

BEC Environmental, Inc. (BEC) helped establish the Nye County Brownfields Program in 2002. BEC was contracted by Nye County to manage various brownfields projects…

WHAT WE DO

BEC provides a variety of environmental services to our CLIENTS, including: direct technical support through data collection, research, and report preparation; public engagement through education and outreach; and oversight or management of environmental projects and programs. Specific information regarding the services we provide is located here: SERVICES and a sample list of our projects is located here: PROJECTS

Environmental Sampling
Community Outreach
Biological Surveys

WHO WE ARE

BEC’s multi-disciplinary TEAM includes degreed professionals in various fields, including, but not limited to: accounting, biology, business administration, computer science, environmental science, geology, political science, public safety, systems management and taxation. Team members also receive specialized training and certifications in specific areas that broaden their professional and technical capacity and skill sets, commensurate with their training and experience, including, but not limited to:

  • Asbestos Abatement Consultant - State of Nevada
  • Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)
    Certified Building Inspector
  • Certified Environmental Manager (CEM) - State of Nevada
  • Desert Tortoise Field Training
  • EPA Lead Inspector and Lead Risk Assessor
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • HUD Environmental Review Training - Federal
  • OSHA Hazardous Waste Site Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)
  • OSHA 30-hour Construction Safety & Health
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
    Development & Inspection
  • Water Pollution Control Manager Training

Our History

The Principles

Eileen Christensen

Founder/Principal Scientist

Eileen Christensen founded BEC Environmental, Inc. in 2002 to focus on addressing Brownfield Projects. She was fascinated by the opportunity to not only assess and clean up contaminated properties, but also to work with communities to transform those blighted properties into community assets. Eileen wanted to develop personal relationships within each community to better understand the unique needs and wants of the residents and leaders within that community. By obtaining a better understanding of the underlying drivers behind each project, she was able to help identify appropriate funding opportunities, technical assistance programs, and economic development diversification tools.

Elizabeth Nelson

CEO & President

Elizabeth Nelson initially moved to Las Vegas to retire from a full career as a Florida Certified Public Accountant who specialized in small business development and financial planning. However, she shared Eileen’s passion for working to improve the anthropogenic environment one community at a time and decided to lend her accounting and financial expertise to Eileen’s scientific approach to project development. The combined approach – scientific/technical evaluation (Eileen) and business/economic application (Elizabeth) proved successful and demonstrated the broader view to the redevelopment process that provided complementary benefits.

Corporate Certifications

BEC maintains the following corporate certifications to promote business relationships and opportunities with larger organizations:

  • Emerging Small Business (ESB) Nevada
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Nevada & Arizona
  • Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal
  • Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) Federal & California Supplier Clearinghouse

Professional Memberships

BEC is proud to support key organizations that promote professional development, education, and networking, including:

  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
  • Associate Member of Nevada Association of Counties (NACO)
  • Associated General Contractors (AGC)
  • National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP)
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to deliver excellent quality and incomparable value to our clients.

OUR VISION

BEC’s vision is to improve the sustainable livability and viability of local businesses and communities and to promote responsible stewardship of the natural environment. Sustainable development demands a comprehensive, multi-disciplined approach – looking at the whole picture, not just its parts, and identifying paths forward to best achieve long-term success.