Richard C. Reynolds, REPA, LEP, EP/AAI

After 13 years in banking including SunTrust Bank, in 1991 Mr. Reynolds was presented a unique opportunity to transition into the burgeoning environmental assessment field, consulting with Mortensen Engineering, Inc. In the 1990s, MEI’s main environmental clients were NationsBank, SunTrust and W.P. Ballard & Co., a wholesale dry cleaning supply company. In that timeframe, MEI produced hundreds of Phase I environmental site assessments, and investigated multiple sites for significant chlorinated solvent, petroleum and metals contamination throughout the southeast. In 1999, to better provide environmental consulting services to national land developers and builders, MEI formed Land Assessment Services, Inc. Spanning some 30 years, Mr. Reynolds has consulted on all types of environmental projects, bringing many to regulatory closure, and have assessed more than 1,500 sites throughout Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Illinois, and New Jersey. These would include most of the major land developments in the Tampa Bay area, and planned communities from Orlando to Naples. What has brought him the most satisfaction, beyond assisting his clients, has been the opportunity to assess large sections of historic Downtown Tampa, his hometown. Because of his vast and unique experience, Mr. Reynolds is unintimidated by even the most complicated project, and can ably serve his clients and their team of advisors at the highest level.

Mr. Reynolds has 30 years of environmental site assessment experience, including many large-scale multi-million dollar projects where his professional opinion was critical to closing the transaction. He understands the dynamics of “a deal,” having been in banking at a high level. In addition to being familiar and trained in AAI and ASTM standards, he is nationally (REPA, No. 2855) and state (LEP, No. 92) certified. Land Assessment Services, Inc. is a Florida-licensed professional engineering firm.

Richard C. Reynolds
Richard C. ReynoldsPresident

John W. McMullen

John W. McMullen joined MEI in 2004 after receiving a B.S. from Florida State University in Environmental Studies. In 2013, John decided to pursue a geology degree at the University of South Florida on a full-time basis and received his B.S. in 2016. He returned to full-time employment with MEI and was assigned to Land Assessment Services, Inc. to perform Phase I ESAs and to manage the company’s environmental field work, ranging from “Phase II” ESAs to complicated six-figure remediation projects. John recently became a Florida-licensed Professional Geologist (PG3109) and he more than meets the EPA’s AAI definition for an Environmental Professional (EP). He is 40-hour HAZWOPER safety trained and has attended FDEP’s class in soil, surface water, and groundwater sampling methodology offered at the University of Florida’s TREEO Center. John is a Tampa native with relatives in the area since the early 1900s.

John W. McMullen
John W. McMullen