By Eleanor Site, contributing editor
Aarcher Inc. has provided environmental compliance assistance for telecommunications tower owners, wireless carriers, site acquisition firms and supporting vendors since 1997. Services include, but are not limited to, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, National Environmental Policy Act compliance screenings, archaeological and architectural surveys in support of NEPA, asbestos and lead identification, survey work, permit application assistance, spill prevention and more. “We always work to limit liability for our clients,” said Jason Los, national wireless account manager for Aarcher. “We determine what environmental risks there are at proposed sites or existing facilities and then take steps to fully analyze these risks. Ultimately, our goal is to eliminate the need for additional testing or analysis through extensive due diligence efforts.”
Aarcher is headquartered in Annapolis, Md., and also has offices in Dallas and Denver. “We have been growing rapidly and will continue to grow,” said Los, who has 15 years of experience in the environmental consulting end of the business. “Our extensive experience has allowed us to establish relationships with local municipalities, federal agencies and Tribal nations that we consult with routinely. Because of our constant interaction with these groups, we’ve been able to decrease project turn-around times.” Much of Aarcher’s growth can be attributed to its trained and experienced staff, which includes senior scientists, biologists, natural resource permitting specialists and Secretary of the Interior qualified architectural historians and archaeologists.