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Environmental Engineering plays an important role in the planning, design and construction of projects ranging in size from single-family homes to entire neighborhoods, from towns to cities, schools to state universities. The goal is to create sustainable developments that meet the needs of citizens now and in the future while minimizing the human impact on the natural environment.

The Environmental Engineering Department at Hurt & Proffitt is staffed by geologists, soil scientists, AOSE’s, environmental scientists, and technicians who have the expertise needed to work through the maze of environmental research, testing, compliance, permitting and reporting mandated by local, state, and federal regulations and required by today’s environmentally conscious citizens.

Our professionals recognize that no two projects are alike, and take pride in addressing each project’s unique challenges and objectives. We strive to give clients innovative, cost-effective design and management solutions that maximize the full potential of clients’ limited capital resources. Time and time again Hurt & Proffitt’s staff has earned the respect and trust of regulators with their professional approach to representing clients.

Hurt & Proffitt’s  wide array of services include: Centralized and decentralized wastewater systems, on site septic system design for systems from 50 to 50,000 gallons per day, land use planning, phase I-III environmental site assessments, site characterizations, lead testing, asbestos testing and management planning, UST analysis, groundwater exploration and analysis, pump design, groundwater monitoring wells, wetland and aquatic delineations, NPDES and VSMP permitting, stream and wetland impacts permitting, soil classification, environmental remediation, corrective action plans, governmental regulation compliance, FEMA and other environmental permit applications.

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“I would gladly recommend the Hurt & Proffitt environmental team to anyone… Where there is the very real potential for negative impact to the environment it is essential to work with a professional and skilled team such as yours.”
– Sue Montgomery, Director of Bedford County Economic Development