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Ways to Promote Healthy Communities & Prevent Radon-Induced Lung Cancer During National Public Health Week 

In support of National Public Health Week, Protect Environmental reduces cost barriers providing increased access to radon testing to prevent the leading cause of environmental cancer mortality.

LOUISVILLE, KY. – (April 2, 2024) – Celebrated during the first week of April, National Public Health Week was initiated by the American Public Health Association to encourage communities to work together to improve public health. Environmental factors in the spaces we live, work, and learn have an impact on personal and public health. More radon awareness and testing are needed to address the leading cause of environmental cancer mortality, reverse the deadly trends, and reduce the multi-billion-dollar economic burden.  

“Inhaling cancer-causing air is not a choice people knowingly make. Unfortunately, too many people don’t know they should test until they receive a devastating lung cancer diagnosis,” said Kyle Hoylman, chief executive officer of Protect Environmental. “Our mission to create healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments in the places we live, work, and learn aligns with many public health goals but more awareness and radon testing is required to save lives.”  

Elevated levels of cancer-causing radon have been identified in every state and any building is at risk. The good news is exposure is preventable but much of the country remains dangerously undertested. Radon-induced lung cancer is estimated to cost nearly 6 billion dollars in annual medical costs and claim the lives of at least 21,000 Americans each year. Much of the cost burden is carried by taxpayers through Medicaid and Medicare making this a key public health issue that continues to fly under the radar.  

“Everyone deserves a healthy and safe living space. That is why we are doing our part by offering free radon test kits to homeowners nationwide to increase access to testing and create healthier neighborhoods across the country,” said Chris Ferguson, director of products and laboratory operations at Protect Environmental.  

Radon is a radioactive gas released as Uranium decays underground. Radon can enter buildings through gaps, cracks, and crevices in the foundation of a building and can accumulate to dangerous levels indoors. The only way to know if the occupants of a building are at risk of radon exposure is to test. The EPA recommends testing for radon every two years as geological and environmental factors can cause radon levels to fluctuate. If elevated levels are found, radon exposure can be limited with effective, efficient, and economical mitigation methods. 

 Steps to prevent radon-induced lung cancer: 

  1. Test. To increase access to testing nationwide, the American Lung Association and Protect Environmental have partnered with RAdata Analytical Lab to provide free radon test kits to homeowners.  
  2. Fix. If there is an issue, indoor radon can be reduced with cost-effective mitigation systems. Do your research and choose a radon professional that is licensed and certified. In the communities Protect Environmental currently serves, financing is available through GreenSky.  
  3. Explore. To better understand the radon risk in your community, use the Protect Environmental National Radon Risk Search™ tool 
  4. Share. Testing for radon saves lives. Share this message and these testing opportunities with your loved ones, your community, and your neighbors. Follow Protect Environmental on social media and use the hashtag #LoveYourLungs to help prevent lung cancer. Help educate kids about radon with free downloadable and printable radon coloring pages. 

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 38 years and more than 250,000 completed projects in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company provides expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking to build and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments. Join our rapidly expanding team, apply today. For more information, call 502-221-3373 or click on https://www.protectenvironmental.com 

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Protect Environmental Expands Operations to Serve Arizona 

In response to growing demand and to advance the company’s mission to prevent exposure to cancer-causing radon gas, Protect Environmental is expanding to serve underserved Arizona communities.

Louisville, KY, March 12, 2024Today, Louisville-based Protect Environmental announced the expansion to provide life-saving radon mitigation services across Arizona. With only a handful of certified professionals serving some parts of the state, this expansion will allow more Arizonans access to timely, professional, and qualified radon mitigation solutions. 

 

About 1 in 5 homes tested in Arizona have elevated levels of the cancer-causing radon gas, according to CDC data. Radon is responsible for an estimated 358 new lung cancer cases in Arizona alone and 21,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.  

“For more than a decade, our national commercial teams have been providing radon and vapor intrusion services for property developers and owners throughout Arizona. Since 2019 we have placed 4,450 radon measurement devices, overseen radon-resistant new construction projects, and completed dozens of commercial mitigation projects across the state,” said Kyle Hoylman, chief executive officer of Protect Environmental. We’ve seen firsthand countless elevated radon test results throughout Arizona. Expanding our residential service area will continue to protect those in our Arizona communities from breathing cancer-causing gas in their homes. 

“This expansion solidifies our ability to provide residential services in eight states to complement our national commercial services offering It is exciting to expand into Arizona where there are regions with a high potential for dangerous exposure to radon and a low number of certified professionals to reduce those levels. We’re excited to roll up our sleeves and help keep people safe in their homes, said Jeremy Porter, senior director of regional market operations for Protect Environmental. 

To celebrate this expansion, homeowners can receive $100 off their radon mitigation system installation through March 31, 2024. In addition to this offer, the American Lung Association and Protect Environmental have partnered with RAdata Analytical Lab to provide free radon test kits to homeowners in Arizona to increase access to testing throughout the state. If elevated levels are identified, a professionally installed radon mitigation system can reduce the levels in the home. The company also offers consumer financing options to provide customers (upon credit approval) with safe and healthy indoor spaces now with the ability to pay over time through Greensky.

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national environmental consulting and construction industry leader, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 19 years and more than 200,000 completed projects in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company provides expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking to build and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments. Join our rapidly expanding team, apply today. For more information, call 502-221-3373 or click on https://www.protectenvironmental.com.  

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New Report Ranks Regional Risk of Radon-Induced Lung Cancer; Reveals Dangerously Undertested Regions 

Protect Environmental releases the second annual Radon Risk Index™ for the leading cause of environmental cancer mortality to empower communities with vital information to support radon-induced lung cancer prevention efforts. 

LOUISVILLE, KY. – (January 25, 2024) – Ranking regions by the known indoor radon results shows communities at higher risk for radon-induced lung cancer, highlighting the need for more awareness, increased testing, and inspiring improved risk reduction.  

Inhaling contaminated cancer-causing air is not a choice people knowingly make, but unfortunately too many people don’t test until they receive a devastating lung cancer diagnosis,” said Kyle Hoylman, chief executive officer of Protect Environmental. “That’s why we are providing this data analysis along with our interactive National Radon Risk Search™ tool to empower individuals and communities to take action and reduce their risk of radon-induced lung cancer.” 

The National Radon Risk Index™ index and the National Radon Risk Search™ tool pull from the company’s comprehensive database of radon test results, which represents more than 2.5 million data points compiled from sources, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as Protect Environmental’s internal testing data, to rank communities across the United States according to their radon risk. The index, which will be updated and published each January in support of National Radon Action Month, ranks communities using the following data points: (1) highest radon level recorded in a building tested within the community; (2) average radon level of all buildings tested within the community; (3) percentage of buildings tested with a radon level above the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) action level of 4.0 pCi/L within the community; and, (4) highest and lowest percentages of residential buildings characterized for radon risk within the community. 

The National Radon Risk Index™ provides the following insights into radon risk within communities across the United States: 

  • Highest radon level recorded in a building tested within the community: 7,879.3 pCi/L (Dallas County, TX) 
  • Highest average radon level of all buildings tested within the community: 53.8 pCi/L (Hinsdale County, CO) 
  • Highest percentage of buildings tested within the community with a radon level above the EPA’s action level of 4.0 pCi/L: 93.8% (Roosevelt County, MT) 
  • Highest percentage of residential buildings characterized for radon risk within the community: 10.974% (Johnson County, IA) 
  • Lowest percentage of residential buildings characterized for radon risk within the community: 0.003% (Hidalgo County, TX) 

Radon is a naturally occurring colorless, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas that derives from the breakdown of Uranium. According to the EPA, exposure to the gas is responsible for the deaths of more than 21,000 persons in the United States each year, making it the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, second overall to smoking for all lung cancer incidents. Radon migrates into buildings through preferential pathways, such as gaps, cracks, and crevices in the building foundation, where it can accumulate to unsafe levels. The only way to know if the occupants of a building are at risk is to test the building. If a problem exists, exposure can be mitigated using effective, efficient, and economical construction methods. 

“Our team spent months compiling one of the largest indoor radon result databases in the world and we’re excited to see this data at work empowering communities to take action and lead to life-saving decisions to reduce the risk exposure to the leading cause of environmental cancer,” said Austin Sipes, Protect Environmental software developer.  

The full rankings contained within the index are available on the company’s blog,The Green Scene. To better understand radon risk in communities across the United States, use the Protect Environmental National Radon Risk Search™ tool. 

To increase access to testing, Protect Environmental and the American Lung Association are partnering to provide no-cost professional radon testing for homeowners in high-risk regions. To encourage more testing nationwide during National Radon Action Month, discounted do-it-yourself radon test kits are also available through January.  

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 38 years and more than 200,000 completed projects in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company provides expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking to build and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments. Join our rapidly expanding team, apply today. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on https://www.protectenvironmental.com 

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New Partnership Provides Increased Access to Radon Testing During National Radon Action Month

Limiting Radon Exposure Starts with a Test – Protect Environmental and the American Lung Association Partner to Remove the Cost Barrier to Testing Across the U.S.

LOUISVILLE, KY. – (January 10, 2024) – During National Radon Action Month, the American Lung Association and Protect Environmental are breaking down barriers for homeowners to know their radon risk by providing no-cost professional radon testing services in key, high-risk areas. Since dangerous levels of radon have been found in every state and anyone can be at risk of exposure, low-cost test kits are available at a discount this month to empower everyone to take the first step to reduce their risk of radon-induced lung cancer for homeowners located outside their service area. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as much as 20% of all lung cancer cases happen to people who have never smoked, yet many people don’t know that the air in their homes could put their lung health at risk. More awareness and testing are needed to end radon-induced lung cancer once and for all.

Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. every year and is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Any home or building can have dangerous levels of radioactive gas. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that rises through the soil and can enter your home through cracks in floors, walls, or foundations.

When inhaled, radioactive particles released by radon gas in your lungs can damage lung tissue and cause breakages and irreversible damage to lung cell DNA or cell mutations that can lead to cancer. Since there is no cure for lung cancer, proactive prevention is key. The only way to know your risk of radon exposure is to test.

On January 18, Protect Environmental will be releasing its second annual National Radon Risk Index™ (check out last year’s here) which ranks communities by the known indoor radon measurements recorded using a database that represents more than 2.5 million data points compiled from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and internal radon testing data points provided by Protect Environmental.

“We discovered that my childhood home had high levels of radon when my father was diagnosed with lung cancer, even though he was a non-smoker,” said Kyle Hoylman, CEO of Protect Environmental. “Our team is doing its part to reduce exposure to cancer-causing radon gas, but more awareness and action is needed to prevent this deadly disease across the U.S. That’s why we have partnered with the American Lung Association to break down barriers to radon testing and to empower individuals to reduce their risk of radon exposure through no-cost professional radon testing and low-cost test kits.”

To inspire action and end radon-induced lung cancer, the American Lung Association and Protect Environmental partner to provide professional no-cost radon testing in eight (8) key markets: (1) Chicago, IL; (2) Columbus, OH; (3) Denver, CO; (4) Detroit, MI; (5) Lexington, KY; (6) Louisville, KY; (7) New Jersey, and New York City, NY, and (8) Salt Lake City. Homeowners can request no-cost professional radon testing here. Through this initiative, a qualified professional will conduct a radon test using a certified active radon measurement device and will provide a detailed report to the homeowner upon test completion at no cost. If elevated levels are identified, the problem can be fixed through the installation of a mitigation system.

During National Radon Action Month, do-it-yourself radon test kits are also available nationwide at a reduced price to encourage everyone to know their radon risk. The kits include lab analysis from national and state-certified analytical laboratory RAdata, a Protect Environmental company. During January kits can be purchased at a reduced rate.

“Radon in homes is more common than you think. Unfortunately, most places in the country remain undertested, so this isn’t something that should be taken lightly,” said Deb Brown, Chief Mission Officer for the American Lung Association. “This is why the American Lung Association is proud to partner with Protect Environmental to offer free or low-cost radon testing for families. We urge everyone to test their homes for this cancer-causing gas.”

During National Radon Action Month, everyone is urged:

 

  1. Test Your Home for Radon: The EPA recommends that every home be tested for radon every two years. The colder months are the best time to test. If elevated levels are found, take action to reduce radon exposure by installing a radon mitigation system. Request a no-cost professional radon test or order your low-cost radon test kit online today.

 

  1. Talk to a Friend or Neighbor About the Risk of Radon. More awareness is needed to create safer indoor spaces. Protect Environmental developed the National Radon Risk Search™ Tool to help people learn about radon results in their zip code and better understand the potential health risks radon poses near them.

 

  1. Encourage Schools and Workplaces to Test for Radon. Limit radon exposure in all the indoor spaces you spend time in. Any building can have elevated levels of radon and the long-term threat of lung cancer can impact anyone. For more information on protecting commercial buildings from radon, visit com/Commercial.

 

  1. Talk to your Doctor and Learn More About Your Risk. In many cases, radon-induced lung cancer is asymptomatic. When symptoms start to show the damage is irreversible. People who have never smoked make up one out of seven radon-related lung cancer deaths each year. If you believe you may have been exposed to elevated levels of radon, talk with your doctor about your options for lung cancer screening and early detection. Learn more at org/radon.

About the American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Platinum-Level GuideStar Member, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org. To support the work of the American Lung Association, find a local event at Lung.org/events.

 

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About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 38 years and more than 200,000 completed projects in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company provides expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking to build and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments. Join our rapidly expanding team, apply today. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on https://www.protectenvironmental.com.

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A New Report Shows Lung Cancer Survival Rate Gains, Lingering Disparities, And an Urgent Need to Increase Screening and Proactive Prevention

To Prevent Lung Cancer, the American Lung Association and Protect Environmental, Partner to Provide No-Cost Professional Radon Testing

Louisville, KY – (November 30, 2023)The newly released 2023 “State of Lung Cancer” report from the American Lung Association shows lung cancer survival rates rise but, sadly, cases continue to climb highlighting the need for proactive prevention. Although Lung Cancer Awareness Month is ending, increasing awareness surrounding radon-induced lung cancer is still needed to prevent this deadly disease.  

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer and is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. every year. Any building can have toxic levels of radioactive gas, and anyone can be at risk. High levels of radon have been found in homes in every state. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that rises through the soil and can enter your home through cracks in floors, walls, or foundations.

To proactively prevent lung cancer, the American Lung Association partnered with Protect Environmental, to provide no-cost professional radon testing in Chicago, IL; Columbus, OH; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; New Jersey, and New York City, Salt Lake City, UT. Homeowners can request no-cost professional radon testing here.

Through this initiative, a qualified professional will conduct a radon test using a certified radon measurement device, providing a detailed report to the homeowner upon completion of the test.  If elevated levels are identified, the problem can be fixed through the installation of a mitigation system.  

“We discovered my childhood home had high levels of radon when my father was diagnosed with lung cancer, even though he was a non-smoker,” said Kyle Hoylman, chief executive officer of Protect Environmental. “Our team is doing its part to reduce exposure to radioactive, cancer-causing radon gas in the communities we serve, but more awareness and action is needed to prevent this deadly disease. That’s why we partnered with the American Lung Association to break down barriers and empower individuals to reduce their risk of radon exposure through no-cost professional radon testing.”

“Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in America. As we have made tremendous strides in raising awareness about the dangers of tobacco use, there is more work to do to increase awareness about radon and how to prevent radon-induced lung cancer. Since reducing the risk of radon-induced lung cancer starts with a test, we encourage everyone, regardless of where you live, to test the spaces where you live, work, and learn,” said Deb Brown, chief mission officer for the American Lung Association. “It will take all of us working together to end lung cancer stigma and raise awareness that anyone can get lung cancer. Test for radon – it could save your life.”

To mark Lung Cancer Awareness Month, everyone is urged to:

  1. Test Your Home for Radon: Every home should be tested for radon. Exposure to radon causes no immediate symptoms, but the long-term threat of lung cancer is important to everyone. People who have never smoked make up one out of seven radon-related lung cancer deaths each year. Learn more at org/radon and reserve your appointment for a professional radon test at no cost today. If you live outside the no-cost professional radon testing project area, you can purchase a test kit here. You can also explore radon results recorded in your community using the Radon Risk Search™ Tool. If radon levels need to be reduced use a licensed and certified radon professional.
  2. Take a quiz to see if you or a loved one are eligible for lung cancer screening: Lung cancer screening is key to early detection of the disease. Although radon exposure is not considered a risk factor for lung cancer screening, a person is eligible for lung cancer screening if they are 50-80 years of age, have a 20 pack-year history (1 pack/day for 20 years, 2 packs/day for 10 years), and are a current smoker, or have quit within the last 15 years. Find out if you are eligible for lung cancer screening with this 2-minute quiz at org.
  3. Join the Patient & Caregiver Network for Critical Lung Cancer Resources: The Lung Association’s Patient & Caregiver Network provides people living with lung cancer and lung disease and their caregivers with critical support, education, and access to emerging research like clinical trials. Learn more and sign up for the Patient & Caregiver Network at org/PCN.

There are not currently any effective, community-wide screening methods available for medical prevention or early diagnosis and treatment of radon-included lung cancer, according to the U.S. Agency For Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Patients with potential exposure to increased radon levels should undergo a thorough medical evaluation.

Radon-induced lung cancer claims two (2) American lives each hour. More must be done to raise awareness to end radon-induced lung cancer once and for all.

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 18 years and more than 200,000 completed projects in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company provides expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking to build and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments. Join our rapidly expanding team, and apply today. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on https://www.protectenvironmental.com.

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Protect Environmental and the American Lung Association Partner to Provide Professional No-Cost Radon Testing for Lung Cancer Awareness Month

More than 21,000 American lives are lost to radon-induced lung cancer every year, but exposure can be prevented. Together we can reverse this deadly trend.

Louisville, KY, November 1, 2023 November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is the deadliest type of cancer and can impact anyone with lungs. Radon, an invisible radioactive gas is a leading cause of lung cancer, second only to smoking. The CDC estimates up to 20% of lung cancer cases are among people who have never smoked. Since the disease is commonly connected to those with a history of smoking, more awareness is needed to destigmatize, inform, and empower our communities to reduce their risk of radon-induced lung cancer.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of Uranium underground. It rises through the soil and can enter your home through cracks in floors, walls, or foundations. Unchecked, radon gas can accumulate indoors and cause damage to lungs when inhaled. Since you cannot see, smell, or taste radon, the only way to know your risk of exposure is to test.

Protect Environmental is providing no-cost access to professional radon testing in select communities through its national partnership with the American Lung Association. Through this initiative, a qualified professional will conduct a radon test using a certified radon measurement device, providing a detailed report to the homeowner upon completion of the test.  If elevated levels are identified, the problem can be fixed through the installation of a mitigation system.  

No-cost professional radon testing is currently available in seven (7) markets: (1) Columbus, OH; (2) Denver, CO; (3) Detroit, MI; (4) Lexington, KY; (5) Louisville, KY; (6) New Jersey, and New York City (7) Salt Lake City, UT. Homeowners can request no-cost professional radon testing here. 

We discovered that my childhood home had high levels of radon when my father was diagnosed with lung cancer, even though he was a non-smoker,” said Kyle Hoylman, CEO of Protect Environmental. “Our team is doing its part to reduce exposure to radioactive, cancer-causing radon gas in the communities we serve, but more awareness and action is needed to prevent this deadly disease. That’s why we partnered with the American Lung Association to break down barriers and empower individuals to reduce their risk of radon exposure through no-cost professional radon testing.” 

“Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in America. As we have made tremendous strides in raising awareness about the dangers of tobacco use, there is more work to do to increase awareness about radon and how to prevent radon-induced lung cancer. Since reducing the risk of radon-induced lung cancer starts with a test, we encourage everyone, regardless of where you live, to test the spaces where you live, work and learn,” said Deb Brown, chief mission officer for the American Lung Association. “It will take all of us working together to end lung cancer stigma and raise awareness that anyone can get lung cancer. Test for radon – it could save your life. 

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 18 years and more than 200,000 completed projects in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company provides expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking to build and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments. For more information and to and inquire about joining our growing team, call 502-410-5000 or click on https://www.protectenvironmental.com. 

About the American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Platinum-Level GuideStar Member, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org. To support the work of the American Lung Association, find a local event at Lung.org/events. 

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Protect Environmental Expands Utah Operation to Support St. George Metropolitan Area

In response to growing demand and to advance the company’s mission to prevent exposure to cancer-causing radon gas, Protect Environmental expands operations to increase capacity in St. George and surrounding areas

Louisville, KY, July 21, 2023 – Today, Louisville-based Protect Environmental announced the launch of its second Utah-based operation to provide radon and vapor intrusion mitigation solutions to meet growing demands created by the increase in population density in St. George and surrounding communities.

Having served the Salt Lake City and greater Utah area since its founding in 2007, the company’s Salt Lake City operation, Radovent, was acquired by Protect Environmental in the spring of 2022. Since there are no certified radon professionals within 100 miles of St. George, the Salt Lake City operation has been providing services to the St. George community for years.

“St. George is my home, and this expansion represents a big win for my community to protect my neighbors from radon-induced lung cancer for future generations,” said Larry Warren, Protect Environmental mitigation technician. “Since radon doesn’t discriminate, dangerous levels can be found in new and old homes and buildings alike. I’m excited to be able to protect more people in my St. George community from this invisible, but deadly, gas.”

The company will immediately commence operations supporting the St. George community, hosting a community town hall meeting with real estate agents and home inspectors on July 21, 2023.

“Some of the highest indoor radon levels on record have been found in the Southwest region of Utah, which is why we have traveled hundreds of miles to provide vital life-saving mitigation services to the St. George community. Our long-time employee, Larry Warren, calls St. George home and will now provide boots-on-the-ground service in the area full-time,” said Jeremy Porter, director of market operations for Protect Environmental. “This expansion will allow us to serve this region every day of the week and increase our capacity to protect those living in St. George from exposure to radon gas.”

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national environmental consulting and construction industry leader, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 18 years and more than 200,000 completed projects in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company provides expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking to build and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments. Join our rapidly expanding team, apply today. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on https://www.protectenvironmental.com

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Protect Environmental and the American Lung Association Announce National Partnership to Prevent Radon-Induced Lung Cancer 

National strategic partnership formed to save lives by increasing radon awareness, testing, and mitigation in communities throughout the country

Louisville, KY, May 8, 2023 – Protect Environmental, in conjunction with the American Lung Association, announced today the national partnership between the two organizations to prevent radon-induced lung cancer. The announcement comes during the kickoff of Lung Cancer Action Week, an initiative focused on raising awareness and building support for improved lung health. Exposure to radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, second only to smoking, and is responsible for more than 21,000 annual deaths in the United States.

 “Radon in homes is more common than you think. In fact, every state in the U.S. has homes measured with radon levels above the recommended levels. Since it is odorless, tasteless, and colorless, all indoor spaces should be tested regardless of geographic location and building type,” said Deb Brown, chief mission officer for the American Lung Association. “This is why we are thankful for our partnership with Protect Environmental to help raise awareness about radon and provide testing for more people. Together we hope to reduce the burden of lung cancer caused by radon.”

As part of the national partnership, Protect Environmental will provide its National Radon Risk Search™ tool and offer no-cost professional testing to assist American Lung Association supporters with understanding the radon risk in their communities and homes. The organizations will also partner to amplify national, state, and local policy initiatives that impact lung health, with Protect Environmental pledging more than $100,000 to support these joint efforts.

“The American Lung Association has been a long-time friend of Protect Environmental, and we are excited to be expanding our relationship through this strategic partnership,” said Kyle Hoylman, chief executive officer of Protect Environmental and a member of the American Lung Association’s Local Leadership Board in Kentucky. “Joining forces with the leading lung health advocate in our country will amplify our efforts to increase awareness about the dangers of radon gas exposure, with the ultimate goal of saving lives by preventing radon-induced lung cancer.”

To learn more about the radon risk in your community, use the National Radon Risk Search ™ tool. To better understand the radon risk in your own home, request no-cost professional testing conducted by one of Protect Environmental’s trusted professionals. Learn more about the partnership with the Lung Association at Lung.org/protect-environmental.

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 18 years and more than 200,000 completed projects in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company provides expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking to build and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments. Join our rapidly expanding team, apply today. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on https://www.protectenvironmental.com.

About the American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Platinum-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.

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Protect Environmental Issued Patent for Next Generation Radon Measurement System

The Radon Sentinel™ Measurement System provides a more efficient and effective solution to minimize turnaround times and reduce costs related to multifamily and large building radon testing project

Louisville, KY, April 6, 2023 – Protect Environmental announced today the issuance of a patent (U.S. Patent No. 11,598,888 B2) for its next generation measurement system developed specifically for characterizing radon potential in multifamily and other large buildings. The Radon Sentinel Measurement System is the company’s second product patent and further strengthens the company’s intellectual property portfolio by providing commercial clients the solution for minimizing turnaround times and reducing costs related to radon testing projects. The system can also be utilized for testing single-family residential buildings.

“We’re excited to bring the benefits of this technology to our commercial clients, as well as the occupants living, working, and learning in commercial spaces nationwide,” Chris Ferguson, Director of Products for the company said. “Quickly providing better quality data simplifies radon risk assessments and minimizes testing project turnaround times, while providing cost savings for the property developers and owners. This technology allows Protect Environmental to better support the needs of our clients, while also better protecting the occupants of these buildings.”

The traditional radon testing approach used to meet lending policy and regulatory requirements creates considerable challenges to transaction timing and represents a significant portion of the overall environmental due diligence budget. When combined with the inconvenience imposed on occupants and property/facility management staff created by repetitive access to buildings to conduct follow-up testing, the traditional approach represents an overly burdensome and costly process to ensure building occupants aren’t being exposed to unsafe levels of radioactive, cancer-causing radon gas.

The measurement system, which includes a compact proprietary active measurement device, overcomes the challenges associated with the traditional testing approach by providing the following key benefits:

  • Minimizes radon testing project turnaround times
  • Avoids costly follow-up testing to prevent transaction delays
  • Reduces overall testing project costs
  • Limits building occupant and property/facility management staff disruptions
  • Provides near-immediate laboratory analysis turnaround times
  • Eliminates wall surface damage caused by traditional pinned devices
  • Provides building occupants with precise, multi-lingual testing conditions guidance 

“Quite simply, the Radon Sentinel Measurement System represents a better way to characterize radon potential in multifamily and large buildings,” said Kyle Hoylman, CEO of the company. “Our clients have been asking for a more efficient and effective solution to better support their radon testing needs. We listened – Radon Sentinel is that solution.”

Additional information about the company’s next-generation measurement system can be found at https://www.protectenvironmental.com/commercial-radon-testing.

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 18 years and more than 200,000 completed projects in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company provides expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking to build and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments. Join our rapidly expanding team, apply today. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on https://www.protectenvironmental.com.

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Protect Environmental Introduces Financing Options For Customers

Protect Environmental partners with GreenSky® to provide financing options to fit family budgets and increase access to solutions that create safe and healthy indoor environments

Louisville, KY, March 23, 2023 – Protect Environmental, an industry leader in the measurement, mitigation, and monitoring of environmental carcinogens, today announced a consumer finance partnership with GreenSky®, a Goldman Sachs Company, to offer families protection and peace of mind now by providing them with the ability to pay over time.

Founded in 2005, Louisville-based Protect Environmental expanded to eight (8) offices across the United States specializing in radon and vapor intrusion services. The environmental consulting and construction company has a longstanding legacy of offering efficient and cost-effective solutions to reduce exposure to human carcinogens and continues to give back to the communities they serve.

With about one-third of adults in the U.S. reporting they have no more than $100 in their savings, providing efficient and economical financing options will empower more customers to reduce their risk of exposure to carcinogens like radon, which is found in every state and is responsible for claiming the lives of 21,000 innocent Americans each year.

“It is hard to put a price on safety; that is why for decades we’ve committed to offering expert services at competitive and sustainable prices,” said Kyle Hoylman, Protect Environmental’s Chief Executive Officer. “These financing options will increase access to safe and healthy indoor spaces while bridging health equity gaps by providing more financial flexibility to families searching for solutions to protect their loved ones from environmental carcinogens like radon, PFAS, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and other contaminants in the soil, air, and water.”

For more information about the services and protection Protect Environmental provides, click here. To explore financing options and apply for funding contact us at 877-508-8850 or submit an inquiry.

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 18 years and more than 200,000 completed projects in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company provides expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking to build and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments. Join our rapidly expanding team, apply today. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on https://www.protectenvironmental.com.

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Subject to credit approval. Financing for the GreenSky® consumer loan program is provided by Equal Opportunity Lenders. GreenSky® is a registered trademark of GreenSky, LLC, a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs Bank USA. NMLS #1416362. Loans originated by Goldman Sachs are issued by Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Salt Lake City Branch. NMLS #208156. www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org www.greensky.com.

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Protect Environmental Announces Milestone in Mission to Build and Maintain Healthy, Safe, and Sustainable Communities Across the Denver Metro Area

ACE Radon and Reliant Radon Solutions to complete brand transition as part of Protect Environmental’s plan to expand service area in key national market

Louisville, KY, March 15, 2023 – Today, Louisville-based Protect Environmental announced the brand transition of its recently acquired Denver-based ACE Radon and Reliant Radon Solutions operations. The local operations will assume the Protect Environmental brand in March, completing their integration into one of the largest environmental consulting and construction companies in the United States. The transition marks another milestone in Protect Environmental’s growth strategy to expand its scale and solidify its presence in key markets across the country.

“More than 50% of the homes in Colorado have toxic indoor radon levels above the EPA recommended action level of 4.0 picocuries,” said Terry Kerwin, Director, Market Development for Protect Environmental and former owner of Reliant Radon Solutions. “We are excited by the increased opportunity and capacity to provide safe and sustainable solutions under the Protect Environmental brand as we continue to build and maintain healthy indoor spaces in our communities together.”

“With a combined 74-year legacy the expanded operation makes us the largest, most experienced, soil gas contractor in the state of Colorado, said Jeff Goard, Colorado Managing Partner for Protect Environmental and founder of ACE Radon. “It has been 35 years since we pioneered radon testing and mitigation services in the Denver area, and we are excited by the increased opportunity this transition will open as we forge a new path forward, together.” 

Having served the Denver region for decades, ACE Radon and Reliant Radon Solutions will continue to provide the same expert radon and vapor intrusion services under the Protect Environmental brand. 

“ACE Radon and Reliant Radon Solutions both have rich histories providing expert radon and vapor intrusion services in the communities they serve, making them key partners in our mission to build and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments,” said Kyle Hoylman, CEO of Protect Environmental. “The level of care for the communities they serve is evident in the many years of providing quality service, and we are excited that our paths have merged under the Protect Environmental brand.”

Those in the Denver area and throughout the greater state of Colorado in need of radon or vapor intrusion services can contact our Denver offices by visiting ProtectEnvironmental.com. The two operations will merge into one location and continue to serve the Denver region. Through the transition, you can still contact the local teams by calling ACE Radon at (303) 753-1044 or Reliant Radon Solutions at 303-304-6042.

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 18 years and more than 200,000 completed projects in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company provides expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking to build and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments. Join our rapidly expanding team, apply today. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on https://www.protectenvironmental.com. 

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Protect Environmental Announces Milestone in Mission to Build and Maintain Healthy, Safe, and Sustainable Communities Across the Chicago Metro Region

Elliott and Associates and Radovent to complete brand transition as part of Protect Environmental’s plan to expand service area in a key national market

Louisville, KY, February 23, 2023 – Today, Louisville-based Protect Environmental announced the brand transition of its recently acquired Chicago-based Elliott and Associates and Radovent and operations. The local operations will assume the Protect Environmental brand in March completing their integration into one of the largest environmental consulting and construction companies in the United States. The transition marks another milestone in Protect Environmental’s growth strategy to expand its scale and solidify its presence in key markets across the country.

“About 1 in 5 homes in Cook County have indoor radon levels above the EPA recommended action level of 4 picocuries. Up to 60% of homes in surrounding counties like Ogle and Stephenson have toxic levels of radon.” Ryan Godar, Co-Director of Operations, Illinois for Protect Environmental and former Operations Director, Radovent Illinois said. “We are excited by the increased opportunity and capacity to provide safe and sustainable solutions under the Protect Environmental brand as we continue to build and maintain healthy indoor spaces together in our communities .”

“With a combined 50-year legacy the expanded operation makes us the largest, most experienced, soil gas contractor in the state of Illinois.” Elliott Wall, Co-Director of Operations, Illinois, and Founder of Elliott and Associates said. “It has been 37 years since we pioneered radon testing and mitigation services in the Chicago area. Partnering with Protect Environmental has unlocked the next chapter in our story, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of Team Green.”

Having served the Chicago region for decades, Elliott and Associates and Radovent will continue to provide the same expert radon and vapor intrusion services under the Protect Environmental brand.

“Elliott and Associates and Radovent both have rich histories providing expert radon and vapor intrusion services in the communities they serve, making them key partners in our mission to build and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments,” said Kyle Hoylman, CEO of Protect Environmental. “The level of care for the communities they serve is evident in the many years of providing quality service, and we are excited that our paths have merged under the Protect Environmental brand.”

Those in the Chicago area in need of radon or vapor intrusion services can contact our Chicago offices by visiting

ProtectEnvironmental.com. The two operations will merge into one location and will continue to serve the Chicago region. Through the transition, you can still contact the local teams by calling Elliott and Associates at (630) 325-8005 or Radovent Illinois at (847) 637-0297.

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 18 years and more than 200,000 completed projects in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company provides expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking to build and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments. Join our rapidly expanding team, apply today. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on https://www.protectenvironmental.com.

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Protect Environmental Announces Milestone in Mission to Build and Maintain Healthy, Safe, and Sustainable Communities Across the Columbus Metro Area

Radon Be Gone, a Protect Environmental Company, to complete brand transition as part of the company’s plan to expand service area in a key national market

Louisville, KY, February 23, 2023 – Today, Louisville-based Protect Environmental announced the brand transition of its Columbus-based operation, Radon Be Gone. The local operation will assume the Protect Environmental brand in March, completing its integration into one of the largest environmental consulting and construction companies in the United States. The transition marks another milestone in Protect Environmental’s growth strategy to expand its scale and solidify its presence in key markets.

“Partnering with Protect Environmental will better position us to expand our capacity in the Columbus area to continue to offer trusted radon and vapor intrusion solutions for keeping our community safe from exposure to harmful indoor contaminants,” said Bill Dziatkowicz, Co-Founder of Radon Be Gone and current Director, Operations for the Protect Environmental Columbus, OH operation. “Partnering with Protect Environmental has unlocked the next chapter in our story and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of Team Green.”

Having served Columbus, OH, and surrounding areas since 2004, Radon Be Gone will continue to provide the same expert radon and vapor intrusion services now under the Protect Environmental brand.

“Radon Be Gone has a rich history of providing expert radon and vapor intrusion services to its Ohio communities, which has made them a key partner in our mission to create more healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments,” said Kyle Hoylman, CEO of Protect Environmental. “Their level of care for their community is evident in their many years of providing quality service and we are excited that our paths have merged to pave a new path forward, together, under the Protect Environmental brand.”

Those in Columbus, OH, and surrounding areas needing radon or vapor intrusion services can contact our Protect Environmental, Columbus, OH office by visiting ProtectEnvironmental.com or calling (614) 642-2678.

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 18 years and more than 200,000 completed projects in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company provides expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking to build and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments. Join our rapidly expanding team, apply today. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on https://www.protectenvironmental.com.

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Protect Environmental Announces Milestone in its Mission to Build and Maintain Healthy, Safe, and Sustainable Communities Across the Metro Detroit Region

Protech Environmental, a Protect Environmental company, to complete brand transition as part of the company’s plan to expand service area in a key national market

Louisville, KY, February 23, 2023 – Today, Louisville-based Protect Environmental announced the upcoming brand transition of its Ann Arbor-based operation, Protech Environmental. The local operation will assume the Protect Environmental brand in March, completing its integration into one of the largest environmental consulting and construction companies in the United States. The transition marks another milestone in Protect Environmental’s growth strategy to expand its scale and solidify its presence in key markets across the country.

“Joining Protect Environmental has better positioned us to expand our capacity in the Metro Detroit region to continue to provide trusted radon and vapor intrusion solutions for keeping our communities safe from exposure to harmful indoor contaminants,” said Kurt Hudgins, Founder of Protech Environmental and current Director, Operations for Protect Environmental’s Ann Arbor, MI office. “Partnering with Protect Environmental has unlocked the next chapter in our story, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of Team Green.”

Having served Ann Arbor and the greater Detroit, MI region since its founding in 1988, Protech Environmental will continue to provide the same expert radon and vapor intrusion services under the Protect Environmental brand.

“Protech Environmental has a rich history of providing expert radon and vapor intrusion services in the communities it serves, making it a key partner in our mission to build and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments across the country,” said Kyle Hoylman, CEO of Protect Environmental. “The level of care for the communities it serves is evident in the many years of providing quality service, and we are excited that our paths have merged under the Protect Environmental brand.”

Those in the Ann Arbor and Metro Detroit region seeking radon or vapor intrusion services can contact the company’s Ann Arbor, MI office by visiting ProtectEnvironmental.com or calling 734-224-9274.

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 18 years and more than 200,000 completed projects in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company provides expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking to build and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments. Join our rapidly expanding team, apply today. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on https://www.protectenvironmental.com.

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Protect Environmental Announces Milestone in Mission to Build and Maintain Healthy, Safe and Sustainable Communities Across the Metro Salt Lake City Area

Radovent, a Protect Environmental Company, to complete brand transition as part of the company’s plan to expand service area in key national market

Louisville, KY, February 23, 2023 – Today, Louisville-based Protect Environmental announced the upcoming brand transition of its Salt Lake City-based operation, Radovent. The local operation will assume the Protect Environmental brand in March completing its integration into one of the largest environmental consulting and construction companies in the United States. The transition marks another milestone in Protect Environmental’s growth strategy to expand its scale and solidify its presence in key markets across the country.

“Joining Protect Environmental has better positioned us to expand our capacity in Utah to continue to provide trusted radon and vapor intrusion solutions for keeping our communities safe from exposure to harmful indoor contaminants,” said Jeremy Porter, Director, Market Operations for Protect Environmental and former Director, Operations for Radovent. “Partnering with Protect Environmental has unlocked the next chapter in our story, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of Team Green.”

Having served Salt Lake City and the greater state of Utah since its founding in 2007, including its expansion to the Chicago, IL market, Radovent will continue to provide the same expert radon and vapor intrusion services now under the Protect Environmental brand.

“Radovent has a history of providing expert radon and vapor intrusion services in the communities it serves, making it a key partner in our mission to build and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments across the country,” said Kyle Hoylman, CEO of Protect Environmental. “The level of care for the communities it serves is evident in the many years of providing quality service, and we are excited that our paths have merged under the Protect Environmental brand.”

Those in the Salt Lake City area and throughout the greater state of Utah in need of radon or vapor intrusion services can contact the Salt Lake City office by visiting ProtectEnvironmental.com or calling (801) 258-9255.

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 18 years and more than 200,000 completed projects in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company provides expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking to build and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments. Join our rapidly expanding team, apply today. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on https://www.protectenvironmental.com.

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Protect Environmental Releases Inaugural National Radon Risk Index™

Index for leading cause of environmental cancer mortality released to empower communities with vital information to support radon-induced lung cancer prevention efforts

Louisville, KY, January 12, 2023 – In conjunction with the launch earlier this week of its interactive National Radon Risk Search™ tool, Protect Environmental announced today the release of its inaugural National Radon Risk Index™. The index pulls from the company’s comprehensive database of radon test results, which represents more than 2.5 million data points compiled from sources, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as Protect Environmental’s own internal testing data, to rank communities across the United States according to their radon risk. The index, which will be updated and published each January in support of National Radon Action Month, ranks communities using the following data points: (1) highest radon level recorded in a building tested within the community; (2) average radon level of all buildings tested within the community; (3) percentage of buildings tested with a radon level above the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) action level of 4.0 pCi/L within the community; and, (4) highest and lowest percentages of residential buildings characterized for radon risk within the community. The interactive search tool and index are designed to empower communities with vital information to understand the impact of radon in the places where community members live, work, and learn, as well as to assist policymakers with efforts to protect their communities from unsafe exposure to radioactive, cancer-causing radon.

Radon is a naturally occurring colorless, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas that derives from the breakdown of Uranium. According to the EPA, exposure to the gas is responsible for the deaths of more than 21,000 persons in the United States each year, making it the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, second overall to smoking for all lung cancer incidents. Radon migrates into buildings through preferential pathways, such as gaps, cracks, and crevices in the building foundation, where it can accumulate in unsafe levels. The only way to know if the occupants of a building are at risk is to test the building. If a problem exists, occupant exposure can be mitigated using effective, efficient, and economical construction methods.

The National Radon Risk Index provides the following insights into radon risk within communities across the United States:

  • Highest radon level recorded in a building tested within the community: 7,879.3 pCi/L (Dallas County, TX)
  • Highest average radon level of all buildings tested within the community: 53.8 pCi/L (Hinsdale County, CO)

  • Highest percentage of buildings tested within the community with a radon level above the EPA’s action level of 4.0 pCi/L: 93.8% (Roosevelt County, MT)

  • Highest percentage of residential buildings characterized for radon risk within the community: 10.974% (Johnson County, IA)

  • Lowest percentage of residential buildings characterized for radon risk within the community: 0.003% (Hidalgo County, TX)

The full rankings contained within the index are available on the company’s blog, The Green Scene. To better understand radon risk in communities across the United States, use the Protect Environmental National Radon Risk Search™ tool.

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 18 years and more than 200,000 completed projects in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company delivers expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking to build and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on https://www.protectenvironmental.com.

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Protect Environmental Launches National Radon Risk Search™ Tool

Interactive search tool provides radon risk information for communities across the United States to assist in the prevention of radon-induced lung cancer

Louisville, KY, January 11, 2023 – In conjunction with the launch of its next generation online presence, Protect Environmental announced today the launch of its National Radon Risk Search™ tool. The interactive search tool pulls from the company’s comprehensive database of radon test results, which represents more than 2.5 million data points compiled from sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as Protect Environmental’s own internal testing data, to provide the following radon risk information for communities across the United States: (1) highest radon level recorded in a building tested within the community; (2) average radon level of buildings tested within the community; (3) percentage of buildings tested within a community with a radon level above the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) action level of 4.0 pCi/L; and, (4) percentage of residential buildings characterized for radon risk within the community. The interactive search tool is designed to empower communities with vital information to understand the impact of radon in the places where community members live, work, and learn.

Radon is a naturally occurring colorless, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas that derives from the breakdown of Uranium. According to the EPA, exposure to the gas is responsible for the deaths of more than 21,000 persons in the United States each year, making it the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, second overall to smoking for all lung cancer incidents. Radon migrates into buildings through preferential pathways, such as gaps, cracks, and crevices in the building foundation, where it can accumulate in unsafe levels. The only way to know if the occupants of a building are at risk is to test the building. If a problem exists, occupant exposure can be mitigated using effective, efficient, and economical construction methods.

“Knowing and understanding the risk created by exposure to radon, a radioactive, cancer-causing gas that often accumulates in unsafe levels in the places where we live, work, and learn, is essential to preventing radon- induced lung cancer,” says Kyle Hoylman, CEO of Protect Environmental. “Our interactive search tool makes understanding this risk much easier, which we hope will lead to more communities taking action to prevent this deadly disease.”

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 18 years and more than 200,000 completed projects in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company delivers expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking to build and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on https://www.protectenvironmental.com.

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Ring in the New Year by Reducing Your Risk of Exposure to Radioactive Cancer-Causing Gas

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers, but unsafe exposure is preventable

Louisville, KY, January 5, 2023 – This year more than 21,000 Americans will lose their battle to radon-induced lung cancer – that’s one life lost every 25 minutes. January is designated as National Radon Action Month – a time to focus on protecting our communities and saving lives through preventing radon-induced lung cancer.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that rises from underground as Uranium decays. It can enter buildings through joints or cracks in the foundation, water supply lines, or other entry points. Since you can’t see, smell, or taste it, it can easily go undetected and accumulate at hazardous levels in any home or building. Exposure to radon can be deadly, as inhaling the radioactive particles can cause damage to the lungs. The only way to know your risk of radon exposure is to test the places where you spend time indoors.

“Radon is responsible for about 1 in 5 of all lung cancer cases, but many of these cases can be prevented through proactive attention and increased awareness,” said Kyle Hoylman, CEO of Protect Environmental, a national environmental consulting and construction company focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. “The EPA recommends mitigation of buildings containing a radon level of 4.0 pCi/L or higher. To add perspective to this number – exposure at the EPA’s action level of 4.0 pCi/L is equivalent to receiving 200 chest x-rays per year or smoking eight cigarettes per day.”

Counter to common belief, radon can be trapped in any home or building in contact with the ground. Radon doesn’t discriminate between homes with or without a basement, new or old homes, residential or commercial buildings – any building runs a risk of having elevated radon levels. Increased levels have been found in every state, according to the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ASTDR).

The first step in understanding your radon risk is to test the place where you likely spend the most time indoors – your home. Low-cost test kits are available through our partner, RAdata Analytical Lab. If elevated levels are identified in your home, effective and affordable mitigation options are available through Protect Environmental.

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 18 years and more than 200,000 completed projects in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company delivers expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking to build and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on https://www.protectenvironmental.com.

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Protect Environmental Announces Brand Transition of Recent Acquisitions in Several Key Markets to Support Strategic Vision and Growth Trajectory

Brand transition announced by company as part of its charge to provide consistent brand identity and user experience across all markets

Louisville, KY, December 21, 2022 – We are growing. Today Protect Environmental announced the upcoming brand transition of its recent acquisitions spanning seven markets: Reliant Radon and Ace Radon (Denver, CO), Elliott & Associates (Chicago, IL), Protech Environmental Services (Ann Arbor, MI), RAdata (Flanders, NJ), Radon Be Gone (Columbus, OH), and Radovent (Salt Lake City, UT and Chicago, IL). Over the next two months, operations in these markets will complete the transition to the Protect Environmental brand, which embodies the mission, vision, and core values of the company. The transition marks another milestone in Protect Environmental’s growth strategy to expand its scale and solidify its presence in key markets across the country.

“The brand transition in these markets will be completed in the coming weeks as part of the launch of our company’s revamped website,” said Kyle Hoylman, Protect Environmental CEO. “This site will provide a consistent brand identity across all of our markets and be a valuable resource to understanding our business – assisting our clients with building and maintaining healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments in the places they live, work, and learn.”

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 18 years and more than 200,000 completed projects in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company provides expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking to build and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on https://www.protectenvironmental.com.

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Kyle Hoylman Elected to Chair Kentucky Board of Radon Safety

An advocate against radon-induced cancer, Hoylman brings nearly two decades of experience to new role

Louisville, KY, October 13,2020 – Kyle Hoylman, CEO of Protect Environmental, was elected to chair the newly formed Kentucky Board of Radon Safety during its inaugural meeting. The board is attached to the Department of Professional Licensing in the Public Protection Cabinet, and is responsible for promoting the control of radon and the regulation of measurement, mitigation, and analytical lab activities in Kentucky.

“Kentucky leads our nation in both lung cancer incidence and mortality, and radon is one of the main reasons for this sobering statistic,” says Hoylman. “I look forward to working with my fellow board members to address the radon problem in our state.”

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers nationwide, second overall only to smoking. In some areas of Kentucky, more than 65% of all buildings contain unsafe levels of radioactive, cancer-causing radon gas. According to the most recent Radon Report Card published by the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, radon-induced lung cancer is attributable to more than 1,000 incidents in Kentucky each year.

About Kyle Hoylman, Chair of the Kentucky Board of Radon Safety

Kyle currently serves on the EPA Vapor Intrusion Science Advisory Committee and the EPA Radon Leadership Committee, which is responsible for developing the National Radon Action Plan (NRAP). Kyle also chairs the standards committee developing ANSI standards for radon measurement and mitigation, serves as president of the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST), and is president of the Kentucky Association of Radon Professional (KARP). Kyle Hoylman co-founded Louisville-based Protect Environmental in 2005, where he currently serves as its CEO.

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 18 years and more than 200,000 completed projects in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company provides expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking to build and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on https://www.protectenvironmental.com.

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Protect Environmental Completes Acquisition of Reliant Radon Solutions

Acquisition amplifies Protect Environmental’s national footprint by expanding capacity in metropolitan Denver and throughout Colorado​

Louisville, KY, October 11, 2022 – Louisville-based Protect Environmental, a national leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, with a focus on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management, today announced its acquisition of Reliant Radon Solutions. After acquiring Denver-based ACE Radon earlier this year, the company is continuing to expand its capacity to serve Colorado and the western United States.

Founded in 2003, Reliant Radon Solutions has focused on building trust with residential and commercial customers seeking radon testing, mitigation, and monitoring in Colorado and throughout the western region of the country. Terry Kerwin, owner of Reliant Radon Solutions, says of the acquisition, “Over the years we’ve been committed to our community through providing education and quality services, and I’m honored to join the Protect Environmental family to continue this commitment in the communities we serve.”

Coupled with the acquisition of ACE Radon, the expanded operation is the largest, most experienced soil gas contractor in the state of Colorado. “Reliant Radon Solutions has always been a strong competitor in the market, which is why we are excited to join forces to amplify our ability to serve the Denver area and beyond,” said Jeff Goard, Colorado Managing Partner for Protect Environmental.

As part of the acquisition, Kerwin will transition to a national role within the company, leading its market development team and supporting its national accounts team. “We are excited to welcome Reliant Radon Solutions to Protect Environmental’s growing family, particularly given the alignment with our core values and vision,” said Kyle Hoylman, CEO of Protect Environmental. “I look forward to working with Terry on the national level to assist our clients with building and maintaining healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments in the communities where we live, work, and learn.”

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 18 years and more than 200,000 completed projects in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company provides expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking to build and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on protectenvironmental.com.

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Protect Environmental Completes Acquisition of Elliott & Associates

Acquisition of local industry leader positions company for further expansion in the Chicago market

Louisville, KY, May 20, 2022 – Louisville-based Protect Environmental, a national leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, with a focus on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management, today announced that it has acquired Chicago-based Elliott & Associates. Combined with the company’s recent acquisition of Radovent, this move solidifies its presence in one of the largest metropolitan markets in the country.

Established in 1986, Elliott & Associates was the first company in Illinois to perform radon measurement and mitigation. Since its founding, the company has installed over 20,000 radon and chemical vapor mitigation systems. Joining Protect Environmental’s national network of trusted professionals provides the company with additional resources to support further growth and development in the Chicagoland market.

“Elliott & Associates has built a 36-year legacy of trust through innovation, integrity, and providing high-quality customer care,” said Elliott Wall, President of Elliott & Associates. “This business is our passion, and we are thrilled to join a like-minded company like Protect Environmental that shares our customer-focused ideals.”

As part of its transition to Protect Environmental, the company’s existing leadership team, including Elliott and Kristine Wall, will continue to lead its day-to-day operations.

Kyle Hoylman, CEO of Protect Environmental, said of the acquisition, “The contribution Elliott & Associates has made in preventing radon-induced lung cancer in the Chicagoland community over its 36-year history is tremendous. I’m excited to welcome Elliott, Kristine, and their team to the Protect Environmental family, as we come together to continue our important mission of saving lives by preventing radon-induced lung cancer.”

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 17 years and completed projects in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company provides expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking efficient and effective management of environmental risks and liabilities. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on to https://www.protectenvironmental.com. 

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Protect Environmental Completes Acquisition of Radovent

Acquisition of multi-market operation expands national footprint to include Chicago and Salt Lake City

Louisville, KY, May 13, 2022 – Louisville-based Protect Environmental, a national leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, with a focus on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management, today announced that it has acquired Radovent, which maintains direct operations in Chicago and Salt Lake City. The acquisition signifies the company’s expansion into two additional key markets. 

“We started Radovent with humble beginnings and a big vision. Through hard work, a dedicated team, and a high standard of quality, we grew to a multi-state operation,” said Travis Jewell, Founder of Radovent. “Along the way we built relationships with peers in the industry who shared similar values of doing excellent work, including many of the members of the Protect Environmental team. We are proud and excited for our company to become a part of this industry-leading organization.” 

Founded in 2007, Radovent has completed the installation of more than 25,000 radon and vapor mitigation systems across the country. The acquisition positions Protect Environmental to build upon Radovent’s excellent reputation for providing quality workmanship and customer satisfaction as it continues its national expansion. As part of its integration with Protect Environmental, Jewell will step down from his leadership role; however, the company’s key management team will continue leading the Chicago and Salt Lake City operations. 

Kyle Hoylman, CEO of Protect Environmental, said of the acquisition, “Radovent provides the strong presence we were seeking to build upon in two key markets. We’re excited to welcome the Radovent team to our family, and I look forward to working with this team to assist our clients with building and maintaining healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments in the communities where they live, work, and learn.” 

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 15 years and completed projects in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company provides expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking efficient and effective management of environmental risks and liabilities. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on to https://www.protectenvironmental.com. 

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Protect Environmental Launches Next Generation Commercial Radon Measurement System

Radon Sentinel™ Measurement System provides a more efficient and effective solution to minimize turnaround time and reduce costs related to multifamily and large building radon testing projects

Louisville, KY, March 15, 2022 – Protect Environmental announced today the launch of its next generation measurement system developed specifically for characterizing radon potential in multifamily and other large buildings. The Radon Sentinel Measurement System is available in a limited production capacity to better support commercial clients of the company by minimizing turnaround times and reducing costs related to radon testing projects. Full production capacity is anticipated by the end of the year.

The traditional radon testing approach used to meet lending policy and regulatory requirements creates considerable challenges to lender application timing and represents a significant percentage of the overall lender environmental due diligence budget. When combined with the inconvenience imposed on residents and property management staff created by repetitive access to buildings to conduct follow-up testing, the traditional approach represents an overly burdensome and costly process to ensuring building occupants aren’t being exposed to unsafe levels of radioactive, cancer-causing radon gas.

The Radon Sentinel Measurement System is comprised of a proprietary active monitoring device that handshakes with a hand-held controller to transmit real-time testing data to the company’s secure, cloud-based data warehouse for immediate analysis. Use of the active monitoring system eliminates the need for follow-up testing and reduces the number of devices required to be deployed on each testing project by more than 15%. The end result is lenders, property owners and developers, and other stakeholders related to the testing project benefit from minimized testing turnaround time, reduced overall project costs, and limited impact on resident and property management staff. Additional information about the company’s next generation commercial measurement system can be found at https://www.protectenvironmental.com/commercial-radon-testing

“Quite simply, the Radon Sentinel Measurement System represents a better way to characterize radon potential in multifamily and large buildings,” said Kyle Hoylman, CEO at Protect Environmental. “Our clients having been asking for a more efficient and effective solution to better support their radon testing needs. We listened, and we’re delivering that solution,” he added.

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About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national leader in the environmental services industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 15 years that includes completed project work in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company delivers expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking efficient and effective management of environmental risks and liabilities. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on to https://www.protectenvironmental.com.

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Seasoned Due Diligence Professional Joins Protect Environmental

Kenneth Deemer to lead development and management of national operations, maintenance, and monitoring (OMM) services portfolio for Louisville-based environmental services company

Louisville, KY, February 11, 2022 – Protect Environmental announced today that Kenneth Deemer has joined the company as its Director, OMM Services. He joins the company with 18 years of experience in the environmental due diligence industry, where he managed programs related to environmental contaminants, including radon, asbestos, mold, and PCBs. Deemer also brings a strong background in environmental site assessment, having conducted hundreds of due diligence assessments on residential, commercial, and industrial sites for national lending clients. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science from Allegheny College, and is a certified radon measurement and mitigation professional, an accredited asbestos inspector and management planner, and possesses the OSHA HAZWOPER 40 credential.

“I’m excited to be working with the recognized leader in providing radon and chemical vapor intrusion management solutions for clients across the country,” Deemer said. “Joining the team at Protect Environmental provides me with the opportunity to have a role in providing healthy and safe indoor environments in the places we live, work, and learn,” he added. 

As Director, OMM Services, Deemer will be responsible for developing and maintaining the national OMM services portfolio of the company by providing solutions for meeting long-term stewardship and continuing obligations for owners of property located on contaminated radon and chemical vapor intrusion sites. 

“Kenny’s experience will have an immediate positive impact for our clients,” said Kyle Hoylman, CEO of Protect Environmental. “As the regulatory environment continues to evolve, ensuring we are working with the most experienced professionals is important in assisting our clients with effectively managing their risks and liabilities,” Hoylman added.

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national leader in the environmental services industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 15 years that includes completed project work in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company delivers expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking efficient and effective management of environmental risks and liabilities. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on to https://www.protectenvironmental.com

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Protect Environmental Taps Industry Veteran to Lead National Accounts Team

With an extensive background in the environmental services industry, Paul Melillo to head development and management of national accounts portfolio for Louisville-based company

Louisville, KY, January 31, 2022 – Protect Environmental announced today that Paul Melillo has joined the company as its Director, National Accounts. He joins the company with nearly 20 years of experience in the environmental services industry, which most recently included management roles with Terracon Consultants, Inc. and Pace Analytical. Since 2010, Melillo has generated and managed more than $60 million dollars of project revenue as a consultant and analytical laboratory sales manager, which included providing technical analysis, expert defense support, and strategic planning of site investigation and remediation at more than 750 residential, commercial, and industrial sites impacted by petroleum compounds, heavy metals, PCBs, and chlorinated solvents. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science from the University of Vermont, his Master of Science Degree in Environmental Science from Indiana University, and is credentialed as a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM).

“I am thrilled to join the talented and growing Team Green, because indoor air impacted by radon and chemical vapor intrusion is the leading human exposure pathway in buildings across our country,” Melillo said. “Protect Environmental has been leading the way in developing innovative solutions for the characterization and mitigation of these wide-reaching issues for over 15 years, and I am excited to join a group of my peers to foster and promote these solutions throughout the United States,” he added.

As the Director, National Accounts, Melillo will be responsible for developing and maintaining the national accounts portfolio of the company, which includes stakeholders seeking efficient and effective management of environmental risks and liabilities caused by radon and chemical vapor intrusion. He will work from the company’s Indianapolis office located in Fishers, IN.

“Paul brings a wealth of knowledge to this role, which will benefit our company and our clients immensely,” said Kyle Hoylman, CEO of Protect Environmental. “We’re fortunate to have someone with his expertise and customer-centric focus building and managing our national accounts portfolio,” Hoylman added. 

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national leader in the environmental services industry, focusing on radon and
chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 15 years that includes completed
project work in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company delivers expert service from its trusted
professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking efficient and effective
management of environmental risks and liabilities. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on to
https://www.protectenvironmental.com.

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Protect Environmental Completes Acquisition of ACE Radon

Acquisition of local industry leader launches expansion into key national market

Louisville, KY, January 11, 2022 – Louisville-based Protect Environmental, a national leader in the environmental
consulting and construction industry, with a focus on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management, today
announced that it has acquired Denver-based ACE Radon. The acquisition signifies the company’s expansion into
the Denver market, a key national market that will anchor future growth and serve as its gateway for expansion
into the western portion of the country.

Founded in 1987, ACE Radon is the most referred, qualified, and trusted radon company in Colorado, having
successfully completed more than 45,000 projects. By joining Protect Environmental’s national network of
trusted professionals, ACE Radon is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the resources the network offers
to support its continued growth in Denver and throughout the Colorado market.

“Over 34 years ago, our company was one of the first radon businesses to open its doors. We have worked hard
to establish a reputation of quality services and integrity with both our customers and employees,” said Jeff
Goard, ACE Radon President. “It is the fulfillment of a dream to partner with a company like Protect
Environmental, which has the same ideals and has assembled other like-minded industry leaders that are poised
to become the premier national provider of radon and vapor intrusion services.”

As part of its transition to Protect Environmental, the company’s existing leadership team, including Jeff and
Dawn Goard, will continue to lead the day-to-day operations in Denver and throughout the Colorado market.

Kyle Hoylman, CEO of Protect Environmental, said of the acquisition, “We’re excited to welcome ACE Radon to
our family, especially given the alignment with our core values that already exists. I look forward to working with
Jeff, Dawn, and the rest of the ACE Radon team to continue building and maintaining healthy, safe, and
sustainable indoor environments for our clients.”

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, focusing
on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 15 years and
completed projects in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company provides expert service from its
trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking efficient and effective
management of environmental risks and liabilities. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on to
https://www.protectenvironmental.com.

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Kyle Hoylman Re-Elected President of the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists

Industry association members re-elect seasoned veteran to lead organization during important time of tremendous opportunity and growth

Louisville, KY, October 19, 2021 – Protect Environmental announced today the re-election of Kyle Hoylman, its CEO, to serve as president of the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) for a second consecutive term. The announcement comes after the annual meeting of the association held during the 2021 International Radon and Vapor Intrusion Symposium. As president, Hoylman will work with the AARST staff and board of directors to continue the implementation of the strategic plan of the organization.

“I’m humbled by the renewed vote of confidence from my industry colleagues to lead the organization during this important time of tremendous opportunity and growth,” said Hoylman. “I look forward to continuing the work of AARST in increasing public awareness of radon and vapor intrusion health risks, raising industry professionalism, and supporting effective policy,” he added.

Hoylman brings over 15 years of experience in the radon and chemical vapor intrusion industry, serving as Managing Partner of Protect Environmental until the recent acquisition of the company by Rockbridge Growth Equity, the Detroit-based private equity firm. He now serves as CEO of the broader national environmental services platform being developed under the Protect Environmental brand through the support of Rockbridge. Under his leadership, the company has grown into one of the largest environmental consulting and construction firms focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion in the country. He has been heavily involved within the AARST organization over the past decade, including serving on its board of directors, where he chaired the government affairs committee. He also chairs the executive stakeholder committee of the AARST Consortium on National Radon Standards, which oversees the ANSI/AARST national consensus radon standards recommended by the US EPA.

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a leader in the environmental consulting and remediation industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning greater than 15 years and more than 7,400 successful project completions encompassing all 50 US states and 2 US territories, the company provides expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking efficient and effective management of environmental risks and liabilities. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on to https://www.protectenvironmental.com/.

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Protect Environmental Acquired by Rockbridge Growth Equity

Transformational partnership expands national environmental services platform

Louisville, KY, October 14, 2021 – Louisville-based Protect Environmental, a leader in the environmental consulting and remediation industry, with a focus on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management, today announced that it has been acquired by Rockbridge Growth Equity, the Detroit-based private equity firm.

This acquisition is part of a series of investments by Rockbridge related to its national environmental services platform, currently operating as RB Home Services. The platform provides property owners and developers, lenders, real estate professionals and home inspectors, and other related stakeholder groups across the country a national network of trusted professionals to tackle common issues related to building and maintaining healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments. Given the strong brand reputation built by Protect Environmental, Rockbridge will be retiring the RB Home Services name and will adopt the Protect Environmental brand going forward. The company will also relocate its headquarters to Louisville, KY.

Steve Linden, Partner at Rockbridge Growth Equity, said of the acquisition, “Protect Environmental’s industry-leading commercial business, outstanding brand, and mission-driven leadership team are absolutely ideal compliments to the existing RB Home Services Platform. We are incredibly fortunate to now have Kyle Hoylman and the rest of the Protect Environmental team alongside us, building a true national leader in the environmental services industry.”

As the platform continues its mission of providing homeowners with best-in-class services, Protect Environmental represents a noteworthy foray into the commercial environmental services and products market. As the largest provider of commercial radon measurement and mitigation services in the country, the company adds substantial scale and geographic coverage to the burgeoning national platform.

Furthermore, Protect Environmental will be able to leverage other resources within the platform, including members of the Rockbridge family of companies, to strengthen its position as a leading provider in the environmental consulting and remediation industry. The company will focus on continuing to build out its local market presence through its acquisition of existing service providers in target markets to complement its national presence with strong local market representation.

Protect Environmental Managing Partner, Kyle Hoylman, will stay on in his role leading the company, as well asassuming the role of CEO of the broader platform.

“The opportunity to work with Rockbridge to continue our vision of building the most efficient, effective, and economical national platform of environmental, green building, and energy services is one in a lifetime,” said Hoylman. “I’m looking forward to continuing to lead our effort in developing and maintaining healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments for our clients around the country,” he adds. 

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a leader in the environmental consulting and remediation industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning greater than 15 years and more than 7,400 successful project completions encompassing all 50 US states and 2 US territories, the company provides expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking efficient and effective management of environmental risks and liabilities. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on to https://www.protectenvironmental.com/.

About Rockbridge Growth Equity

Founded in 2007, Rockbridge Growth Equity is a Detroit, Michigan-based private equity firm that invests in
financial and business services, consumer-direct marketing, and sports, media & entertainment industries.
Rockbridge owns equity stakes in ProSites, White Glove, Connect America, Rapid Finance, Gas Station TV, Kings III of America, and Robb Report, and is affiliated with other leading businesses in its target sectors including Quicken Loans, the 2016 NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers, Amrock and StockX. Since its inception, Rockbridge Growth Equity has invested more than $700 million of equity in its portfolio of companies. For more information on Rockbridge Growth Equity, visit www.rbequity.com.

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Kyle Hoylman Named President of the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists

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Industry association members elect seasoned veteran to lead organization during important time of tremendous opportunity and growth

Louisville, KY, November 16, 2020 – Protect Environmental announced today the election of Kyle Hoylman, its Managing Partner, to serve as president of the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST). The announcement comes after the annual meeting of the association held during the 2020 International Radon Symposium. As president of the organization, Hoylman will work with the AARST staff and board of directors to continue the implementation of the strategic plan of the organization. He will immediately assume the position, serving for a period of two years.

“I’m humbled by the vote of confidence from my industry colleagues to lead the organization during this important time of tremendous opportunity and growth,” said Hoylman. “I look forward to continuing the work of AARST in preventing radon-induced lung cancer and saving lives through increasing public awareness, raising industry professionalism, and supporting effective radon policy,” he added.

Hoylman brings over 15 years of experience in the radon and chemical vapor intrusion industry, serving as Managing Partner of Protect Environmental. Under his leadership, the company has grown into one of the largest environmental consulting and construction firms focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion in the country. He has been heavily involved within the AARST organization over the past decade, including serving on its board of directors, where he chaired the government affairs committee. He also chairs the executive stakeholder committee of the AARST Consortium on National Radon Standards, which oversees the ANSI/AARST national consensus radon standards recommended by the US EPA.

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 15 years and more than 5,900 completed projects across the country, the company provides expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking efficient and effective management of environmental risks and liabilities. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on to https://www.protectenvironmental.com.

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Protect Environmental Receives Patent on Environmental Remote Monitoring System

Vapor Sentinel Remote Monitoring System provides more efficient and effective solution for meeting long-term stewardship and continuing obligations on contaminated radon and chemical vapor intrusion sites

Louisville, KY, January 29, 2020 – Protect Environmental announced today issuance of the official patent on its environmental remote monitoring system. The system, known as Vapor Sentinel, is now available to monitor and optimize vapor mitigation systems installed on radon and chemical vapor intrusion contaminated sites.

The traditional approach to meeting regulatory requirements and maintaining landowner liability defenses on contaminated sites is costly and provides minimal assurances that building occupants are safe from exposure to radioactive radon and toxic chemicals. On average, mitigation systems are verified to be functioning correctly only one time each year, and contaminants of concern may only be confirmed to be below the applicable exposure limit one time every few years. This approach creates liability management challenges for the responsible party and makes obtaining and managing site closure difficult, if not impossible. In fact, most contaminated sites never achieve site closure, costing the responsible party hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, to meet ongoing long-term stewardship obligations.

The Vapor Sentinel Environmental Remote Monitoring System tracks the ongoing operation of vapor mitigation systems, providing 24/7/365 real-time monitoring to verify system functionality and confirm building occupants are safe from exposure to vapor intrusion. The system effectively addresses the liability management challenges associated with the traditional approach while providing a pathway to site closure that benefits the responsible party and provides peace of mind to building occupants. Likewise, the system facilitates redevelopment of contaminated sites by providing a cost-effective option to satisfy continuing obligations of the new owner or tenant.

Environmental monitoring and mitigation is a multibillion-dollar market. As of 2017, the U.S. EPA and its partners reported overseeing approximately 640,000 to 1,319,100 facilities to prevent releases into communities. However, no single comprehensive data source tracks the full extent of contaminated land in the United States. 

“After many years in the product development cycle, we’re excited to be delivering a better, more protective solution to our clients to manage the significant liability associated with radon and chemical vapor intrusion contaminated sites,” said Kyle Hoylman, Managing Partner at Protect Environmental. 

“The Vapor Sentinel Environmental Remote Monitoring System is a game-changer for our clients seeking to gain closure on contaminated sites and to help satisfy continuing obligations to maintain CERCLA liability defenses,” said David Gillay, Partner at Barnes & Thornburg and head of the Remediation, Redevelopment, and Environmental Transaction practice groups for the firm.

Key features of the system include: 24/7/365 real-time monitoring, user-defined condition notifications, secure cloud-based data storage, reliable wireless connectivity, convenient client portal access, instant historical data access, customized automated reporting, durable weathertight enclosure, quick and easy installation, and proprietary patented technology. Full specifications for the system can be found at protectenvironmental.com.

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 15 years and more than 5,900 completed projects across the country, the company provides expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking efficient and effective management of environmental risks and liabilities. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on to https://www.protectenvironmental.com.

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