DeWITT— AECC, a fast-growing environmental consulting company, has more than doubled its space by moving its headquarters just down the road.
AECC relocated to a 5,300-square-foot office building at 6308 Fly Road on Dec. 3, from its previous 2,000-square-foot office structure on 6296 Fly Road.
Bryan Bowers, AECC owner and president, says he bought the new building from D’Antonio Consultants International, Inc., for $360,000. The transaction was arranged by Syracuse–based JF Real Estate, a commercial real-estate firm. AECC had leased its previous office building from Oliva Companies, a general contractor and real-estate development firm based in DeWitt.
AECC needed the new, larger space to accommodate its growth. The firm is projected to generate about $3.5 million in revenue this year, up 30 percent from 2011, says Bowers.
AECC has grown to 27 employees now from 21 at the end of 2011, he says. AECC expects to hire another five to eight more employees in the next six months, Bowers says.
The environmental-consulting firm moved to its new location on Dec. 3 after renovations were completed. The contractor for the project was CDM Property Services LLC, a Brewerton–based general contractor, according to Bowers. He declined to disclose the cost of the renovations.
AECC’s key areas of expertise include environmental-site investigation and remediation, wetland work, environmental health and safety compliance, and industrial hygiene, including work with lead paint and mold issues. AECC provides consulting services to clients dealing with asbestos, lead paint, indoor air quality, environmental health and safety compliance, and contaminated soil or ground water issues, Bowers says.
The firm’s clientele is diverse, he adds.
“We work for a broad range of [clients],” Bowers says. “[We work for] schools, colleges, hospitals, health care, and industrial [clients].”
In addition to its DeWitt headquarters, AECC also has offices in Auburn, Rochester, and Albany.
Bowers, AECC’s sole owner, has more than 12 years experience in the environmental consulting industry.
He graduated from Le Moyne College in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Bowers worked as a field technician for Pearl River, N.Y.–based Lawler, Matusky & Skelly Engineers, LLP after graduation.
Bowers then moved back to the Syracuse area and worked for the local office of Los Angeles–based AECOM (NYSE: ACM), and Environmental Compliance Management Corporation (ECMC) in Chittenango.
He then joined Geomatrix of DeWitt as an industrial-hygiene project manager in the summer of 2006.
San Diego, Calif.–based Kleinfelder acquired the DeWitt office of Geomatrix in April 2007. Bowers remained with the company until January 2009, when he left to launch AECC.
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