Summit Environmental Services comes to Kevil
Kevil - A small gathering of community members and business leaders joined Summit Environmental Services, INC. on Monday as the company held a ribbon cutting at their new Kevil office.
Jeffery Gough, President Summit Environmental Services, INC., refers to the company as Industrial Hygienists. Founded in 1994, the company has an office in West Frankfort, Illinois, and had an office in West Paducah from 1988 until this year when they moved that office into the Kevil location.
Gough said he wanted to move the West Paducah office to Kevil so he could come back home. A La Center Native and Ballard Memorial High School Graduate, Gough had left the area to work at Metro Service Laboratory in Louisville for three years. He returned to Ballard County in 1989 and worked at Metro Service Laboratory’s branch in West Paducah until he bought the branch in 1994 and renamed it Summit Environmental Services.
Summit employs 9 full-time employees and 2 part-time employees. Five full-time employees work at the Kevil location and 4 full-time employees work at the West Frankfort, IL, location.
Summit’s Kevil location employs Safety Professionals and Industrial Hygienists. They do asbestos inspections in which they are certified in 4 states including Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, and Tennessee. Asbestos Inspections are for pre-demolition and renovations of commercial structures. The Kevil office also does air testing during Asbestos Abatement Projects.
Additionally, Summit’s Kevil location conducts mold inspections (both residential and commercial), lead-based paint sampling during abatement projects, and safety consulting, which includes site safety for industrial sites and Industrial noise surveys.
Summit Environmental Services, INC’s. West Frankfort, Illinois location serves as a Laboratory Services Division. They focus on ground water, storm water, and wastewater testing. The location is also involved with coal testing. Their clients include coal mine, municipalities, landfills, and Industry facilities.