Hands & Associates, Inc. (HANDS)
recently completed a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) of an
area covering several city blocks in east Detroit for Habitat for
Humanity (Habitat). Habitat plans to construct affordable housing in the
area, which currently contains many vacant lots. The infill technique of
constructing new homes next to existing homes will enhance the viability
of the existing neighborhood. "Prior to purchase and redevelopment
of a property, a Phase I ESA is performed to determine if any evidence
of environmental issues such as contaminated soil or hazardous material
releases may be present," says Charles Barker, Geologist with
HANDS. HANDS prepared the Phase I ESA (which typically costs thousands
of dollars) at no charge to Habitat.
HANDS assessed the environmental condition of the properties by
reviewing a previous environmental report, and conducting a site
investigation of the properties and surrounding area. By performing the
environmental service for Habitat, progress on home building can take
place as planned.
"We at Hands & Associates, Inc. are pleased to support
Habitat for Humanity. This is an organization that has the management
systems to get projects completed efficiently and quickly" says
Larry Hands, president of Hands & Associates, Inc. He continues,
"We are also excited about Habitat for Humanity investing its time
and know how into Detroit neighborhoods. Detroit is our corporate
Hands & Associates, Inc., was incorporated in the State of
Michigan in June 1993. The firm originally specialized in air quality
compliance. Since that time, Hands & Associates, Inc., has grown and
expanded and now provides a wide range of services to customers in
environmental and safety management. Hands & Associatesí aim is to
assist our customers to systemically improve their environmental and
safety performance as enhancements to their overall endeavor. Hands
& Associates, Inc. is the developer of File-Logicš
, the structured method for storing and finding valuable
compliance-related documents when needed. HANDS's customers range from
large utilities to small machine shops.
HANDS was pleased to assist Habitat for Humanity in meeting the need
for an environmental assessment of the properties for future homes. For
more information about Habitat for Humanity and in-kind donations call
(313) 521-6691 or visit their website at www.habitatdetroit.org.
For more information about Hands & Associates, Inc., call toll free
at (877) 963-8870 or stop by the website at www.hands-assoc.com.