Incorporated in 2012, Coventry Environmental, Inc. (Coventry) is a full service environmental remediation/construction contractor headquartered in Spring City, Pennsylvania. Coventry has quickly established a reputation as a quality contractor which provides well planned, cost-effective services while maintaining operational excellence and an unrelenting commitment to established safety standards. The company principals have over 55 years of combined experience in planning, managing and executing a diverse portfolio of environmental and civil improvement projects. This experience allows Coventry to provide its clients with tailor made solutions to complex real world environmental issues. Coventry is a certified small business with the flexibility that has allowed it to provide services to Fortune 500 companies and small business entities alike.
Our company employs a collaborative approach to develop an understanding of our client’s needs and goals. This strategy allows Coventry to provide a detailed scope of services to meet the client’s project objectives. Project communication is an integral component of the services we provide. Coventry maintains a constant dialogue with our clients to insure that the project team is aware of schedules, progress, health & safety concerns and any other issues that may arise. Our overall objective is to exceed our client’s expectations, earn their trust and develop long term partnering relationships.
We believe that Coventry is defined by its people - honest, experienced, forward thinking, professional and hard-working. Coventry team members form collaborative relationships with owners, developers, design teams, subcontractors and others to assist in delivering the most desirable and economical solution to the project goal. Coventry’s business philosophy is based upon building trusting relationships by providing excellent service and workmanship that meets or exceeds customer expectations every time.
Steve Ohrwaschel—Company President
Mr. Ohrwaschel has been in the environmental services industry for over 35 years with over half of that experience in upper management. In 2012, he established Coventry Environmental, Inc., a full service environmental contracting company. As Owner and President of Coventry, he is responsible for managing the overall operations of the business in conjunction with the strategic planning and business development of the company. Mr. Ohrwaschel employs a hands-on approach with client and employee relationships.
Mr. Ohrwaschel received his Bachelor of Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1983. In addition to his degree, he is a Registered Environmental Manager and Certified Waste Management Professional. Mr. Ohrwaschel also holds multiple state tank handling licenses. He is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers and directs the company relationship with the Chester County Economic Development Council. He has given numerous speeches and presentations, as well as published an article with Columbia University on the management of underground storage tanks.
Thomas Schultz—Senior Associate
Mr. Schultz has over 25 years of operational and managerial experience in the environmental industry. Mr. Schultz began his career in the environmental laboratory business. That experience has provided him with a foundation of knowledge associated with the collection and analysis of multiple matrices of environmental samples. This knowledge includes the proper collection and preservation of samples, interpretation and validation of analytical data and quality control/assurance principles and concepts. As an environmental consultant, Mr. Schultz has investigated, remediated and brought to regulatory closure a multitude of impacted sites. This experience has provided him with an understanding of both the theory and execution of multiple remedial methodologies. He has successfully managed an array of projects from small residential tank discharges to complex multi-million dollar remedial actions with sensitive public relation issues.
For the past fifteen years, Mr. Schultz has worked in the environmental contracting services arena. Mr. Schultz utilizes his knowledge of the advantages/disadvantages of various tools and tactics utilized in the environmental, civil and industrial maintenance arenas in conjunction with specific project/site characteristics to assist his clients in choosing the most appropriate and cost effective answer to complex site problems.
Mr. Schultz earned his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Stockton University in 1990. In addition to his degree, he is a Certified Environmental and Safety Compliance Officer. He has received various industry certifications, including multiple state tank handling licenses.
Lynn Krueger—Business Development Associate
Ms. Krueger has been in the environmental field for over 20 years. Ms. Krueger’s expertise includes environmental contracting, marine response and operations, working with State and Federal Superfund programs, site investigation, and remedial actions. She worked 10 years with the State of Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Air Quality and Site Investigation and Restoration (Superfund) Sections until embarking out to own an environmental consulting & asbestos abatement firm. Ms. Krueger has also been the Marine Operations Coordinator/Project Manager for two environmental contractors, which provided marine services and marine/land based emergency response, industrial maintenance and remedial construction services. She also has been responsible for the financial and operational activities of large scale marine, oil spill and soil management projects.
Ms. Krueger’s degrees include an Associates Degree in Architectural Engineering from Delaware Technical College, Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering and Technology and a Masters Degree in Environmental Administration and Policy from the University of Delaware. She is also a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager and Shipyard Competent Person. Ms. Krueger is the Marine Transportation Commissioner on the State of Delaware’s Emergency Response Commission (SERC) and a board member of the Ports of Philadelphia Maritime Society (POPMS) along with Chairman of the House Committee for the organization. She is also a founding member of the Delaware River and Bay Women’s International Shipping and Trade Association.
Gene Reider—Operations Manager
Mr. Reider has over 20 years of operational, supervisory and manage-ment experience in the environmental industry which includes the on-site supervision of multiple remediation, industrial maintenance, and emergency spill response projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Mr. Reider’s experience includes numerous years in directing field crews on various environmental construction, remediation and emer-gency response projects throughout the mid-Atlantic region (PA, NJ, DE, CT, MD, NY, OH, and MI). Duties have included the daily sched-uling of 40+ person field staff in conjunction with coordination of equipment and material needs for various projects. Mr. Reider has managed company vehicle/equipment assets which included a 50-unit fleet of vacuum trucks, rolloff trucks and containers, rack and pick-up trucks, excavation equipment, and ancillary tools/equipment required to complete the defined scope of work. Other responsibilities included the recruitment of new personnel and the evaluation of existing personnel. Mr. Reider provides quality assurance oversite of all field staff, operations and subcontractors. Mr. Reider is also an indispensable on-site interface with our clients, field staff, management and regulatory authorities.