Meet the Team

About Us

Who We Are

Since 1997, Paul Sakson Environmental has been one of New Jersey’s leading environmental consulting firms.

Growing up on Long Island in the 70's, Paul Sakson, Founder and President of Paul Sakson Environmental, went camping, boating, or hiking every weekend with his family. It was on these trips, Paul gained an appreciation for the natural world and our environment. He went on to study geology at Stony Brook University, graduating in the late 1980s, just as the environmental field started taking root.

He gained valuable experience, first as a scientist at a water treatment start-up company, and then technical experience at a larger firm that focused on soil and groundwater cleanups at service stations and terminals, including clients Shell Oil Company and ExxonMobil.

During this experience, Paul developed excellent project management and client relation skills. In 1997, he decided to take these skills to help small to midsize companies manage environmental liability issues. It was then that Paul Sakson Environmental was born. Since 1997, Paul Sakson Environmental has been one of New Jersey’s leading environmental consulting firms, providing services to businesses, families and specializing in the child care center market.

Paul is a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP), NJDOH Indoor Environmental Health Assessor, certified Radon Measurement Technician and accredited Asbestos Building Inspector. He currently sits on the NJDEP’s Technical Guidance Committee for Child Care Centers and is active on several LSRP Association Committees.

Our Vision

Our vision is simply to help our clients get environmental requirements done and their site tested safe. We do this by assessing the air, water, and soil to ensure a healthy and safe environment, compliance with environmental regulations, and reduce environmental risks in an easy, efficient and affordable manner at child care centers, schools, residences, and other critical sites.

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Our Mission

Our mission day in and day out is to make it easy and cost-effective to evaluate and mitigate environmental risks at New Jersey’s child care centers and other sensitive indoor environments, residences, and commercial facilities.

Our Values

We are customer-centric. Our customers receive great value getting professional and quality services in a timely fashion. We treat our customers, employees, and partners the way we want to be treated – with respect. We always look to improve our levels of service, always do the right thing, and are always looking for ways of advancing our employees so they can better serve our customers.

Careers

Our Team

Paul Sakson

Paul Sakson

President, Principal Scientist and Licensed Site Remediation Professional
Mr. Sakson is one of New Jersey’s leading environmental experts in servicing critical sites, such as child care centers, private schools, residences, and many types of commercial sites. With more than 30 years of technical consulting experience, he has assisted child care center owners and the regulated community in obtaining licensing and permit approvals while implementing timely and cost-effective services and solutions. His experience and expertise encompass due diligence Phase I and Preliminary Assessments, soil, groundwater and air sampling, Response Action Outcome letters, Indoor Health Environmental Assessments, and managing project costs and complying with regulations. Hundreds of customers have benefited from Mr. Sakson’s advanced systematic processes and technical leadership. He is a Licensed Site Remediation Professional, NJDOH Indoor Environmental Health Assessor, Asbestos Building Inspector, Radon Measurement Technician and Mold Inspector. In his spare time, he enjoys bicycling, sailing, and piano playing.
Maya Chernick

Maya Chernick

Environmental Scientist
Maya joined our team in 2022 and can always be relied upon to provide quick and efficient customer service. She excels in formaldehyde air sampling, drinking water sampling, and has experience with Preliminary Assessments and due diligence. She prides herself in always responding quickly to customer requests and providing tailored solutions. She resides in northern New Jersey, in close proximity to many of our customers.
Brendan Gifford

Brendan Gifford

Environmental Scientist, IEHA, Radon Technician, Mold Investigator
Brendan resides on the Jersey Shore and is passionate about the environment. He earned a degree in Environmental Conservation and excels at Indoor Air Quality Investigations. Brendan is a New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) approved Indoor Environmental Health Assessor. Brendan is also a Certified Mold Inspector and Mold Remediator. He has recently obtained a Radon Measurement Technician Certification. As an Eagle Scout, Brendan prides himself on helping others and ensuring healthy and safe environments for clients.

How We Work

Great Communication
Efficient Processes
Project Completion
Customer Feedback

When we first engage with a potential or first-time customer, good communication is key! We listen. We must understand what our customers’ needs are to provide several well-thought-out options to meet these environmental needs within their specific budget.

From the initial customer inquiry to the submittal of the final report, Paul Sakson Environmental has developed detailed processes to ensure a project proceeds efficiently and cost-effectively. Our system uses a comprehensive “checklist” approach, whereby all tasks and work are assigned to appropriate staff members and fully documented when complete. This ensures projects are completed thoroughly and on time resulting in total customer happiness.

And because customer satisfaction is one of our core values, a brief customer survey is provided at the conclusion of the project to ensure satisfaction. Ultimately, this customer feedback and continuous improvement loop result in exceptional customer service time and time again.

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Compliance

Paul Sakson Environmental and its staff have all of the appropriate NJDEP, NJDOH, and EPA certifications and licenses to make compliance with regulations easy.

For child care centers that need to renew their licenses, we help them comply with drinking water sampling and radon testing requirements.

When a new child care center or school is proposed, compliance with New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) requirements must be performed by a Licensed Indoor Environmental Consultant (LIEC) and NJDEP requirements by a LSRP. Paul Sakson Environmental makes New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) compliance achievable through the issuance of a Response Action Outcome (RAO) letter.

We are also experts at complying with regulations for other sites. For environmental due diligence projects requiring an RAO, industrial sites needing to comply with the Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA), or existing contaminated sites needing compliance with the NJDEP’s Site Remediation Program (SRP) requirements, Paul Sakson Enviornmental has an abundance of experience and the necessary licenses and certifications.

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