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ES&C Founder, Stuart Lynde

Since 1999, ES&C has been a leader in environmental consulting and laboratory services, providing the highest quality, scientifically defensible products to our clients nationwide.

 Our history began on that same commitment to science and regulations. Our founder, Stuart Lynde, worked for a local environmental consulting company before leaving to focus on his doctoral studies in 1998. From his home basement, he provided taxonomic support for other professional service firms and state agencies to make ends meet in between his studies. By 1999, it became apparent that there was a need for this specialized skill and knowledge of environmental regulations.

Later that year, Environmental Services & Consulting, LLC was formed and the business moved out of the basement and into Blacksburg, Virginia’s historic National Bank building. In 2005, Katherine Lynde took ownership of the company, taking a leadership role with company oversight, direction and financial management. Today, ES&C operates out of offices in Christiansburg, Virginia, and has grown to serve clients nationwide.

Over the last 10 years, we've grown a great deal, but our mission is still the same. We continually strive to help our clients navigate environmental issues by bridging the gap between science and regulations, while focusing on customer service and competitive rates.

As we move into our second decade of service, we remain committed to the success of our clients and their projects. To them we’re not a one-size-fits-all approach – we’re practical solutions, backed by science.