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Spees-EHSI JV LLC Verified as SDVOSB by VA CVE

It’s official! Spees-EHSI JV LLC has been verified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Earlier this year, EHSI entered the Mentor-Protégé Program with Spees, LLC a SDVOSB. EHSI will be the mentor and offer our protégé Spees LLC technical assistance, contracting assistance, business development assistance, and management guidance as Spees LLC grows and expands their business into the federal market. The SBA has approved the Mentor-Protégé Agreement and accepted the firms into the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program (ASMPP). EHSI look forward to a successful mentor-protégé relationship between the two firms. Spees-EHSI JV Capabilities Statement

Spees LLC is a design-build construction and engineering company. The firm has managed construction projects for the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in various locations and was recently awarded two VA VISN 21 SDVOSB Indefinite Delivery and Indefinite Quantity (IDIQs) contracts one for Master Planning and the other for Design. Spees LLC founder Ray Spees is a native of the Pacific Northwest with a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Washington. Ray is a certified professional engineer and active member of the Society of Military Engineers (SAME). During his time in the military Ray was a Sargent in the US Army where he supervised over $26M in development projects across five districts in Afghanistan.

Hiring – Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)

EHSI is seeking an experienced Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) to join our team.

Duties include business development; compliance auditing; conducting lead and asbestos awareness training classes; managing project teams and staff; preparation of asbestos O&M plans; preparation of health and safety plans (HASPs); and survey for hazardous materials including asbestos, lead and mold. Most of EHSI projects are in the Puget Sound area however, some travel may be required.

Applicants must be US Citizens. Candidates must have current CIH certifications, 5+ years’ experience in commercial facility consulting, and BS in Environmental Science or related field, strong technical and project management skills, supervisory experience and be proficient in MS Word and Excel.

Additional desired qualifications include AutoCAD LT experience, lead assessor certification, and AHERA inspector, designer and management planner certifications.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to

A4LE Disaster Planning, Management and Recovery Call to Action

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) has issued a call to action for its members and posted an informative Disaster Planning, Management, and Recovery Guide. This guide was prepared from the lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina and Rita and was created to provide resources to assist with need assessment and the rebuilding process. Emergency preparedness is important for all organizations and especially for educational facilities.

As an A4LE member, EHSI is sharing this important information. A4LE is a professional organization whose primary purpose is improving the places where children learn.