Celebrating 30 Years of Dedication and Growth: EnviroScience’s Recognition Dinner
Over the past three decades, EnviroScience has blossomed into an industry leader, thanks in no small part to the dedication and vision of its President, Jamie Krejsa.
On April 27, 2023, the company held a heartwarming employee recognition dinner at the picturesque Heritage Barn in Stow, Ohio, to celebrate its staff members’ remarkable achievements and honor Jamie’s unparalleled 30 years of service to the organization.
From Humble Beginnings to Remarkable Heights
Jamie Krejsa’s journey with EnviroScience began in 1993. Fresh from a seasonal position at the Summit Soil and Water Conservation District with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Jamie joined the ranks of EnviroScience when it was still a fledgling startup with big dreams. At that time, the company was primarily focused on regulatory compliance toxicity testing, with just a handful of employees working in the lab.
As the company’s first foray into large-scale fish and benthic macroinvertebrate surveys on the Ohio River took shape, Jamie found himself at the forefront of change. Despite initial challenges, Jamie’s leadership and determination prevailed, and the successful completion of the project heralded a new era of growth for EnviroScience.
Nurturing a Culture of Teamwork and Trust
Jamie’s journey with EnviroScience was not without its share of hurdles. The early days were filled with long hours, resourceful problem-solving, and camaraderie that built the foundation of the company’s unique culture. As the team pieced together equipment and traveled like nomad biologists, a profound sense of teamwork emerged, becoming one of the company’s core values.
EnviroScience’s growth didn’t stop with aquatic surveys; it continued to expand into wetland delineations, ecological work, restoration, engineering, marine services, emergency response, and more. Through every phase of growth, Jamie extended the gift of trust that was once given to them, fostering an environment where each employee felt a sense of ownership in their contributions.
Embracing Challenges and Celebrating Triumphs
EnviroScience faced numerous challenges throughout the years, from economic downturns to major client restructuring. However, true leadership is revealed during tough times, and Jamie proved to be an unwavering beacon for the team. Celebrating the wins and sharing accountability for the losses, Jamie exemplified a leadership style rooted in collaboration and mutual support.
Triumphs such as the BP oil spill response and the National Aquatic Resource Surveys contract award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were celebrated with the team, acknowledging the collective effort that made these achievements possible.
A Bright Future Ahead
As Jamie Krejsa stood before the attendees at the recognition dinner, the sentiments of gratitude and pride were palpable. Looking back on 30 years of growth, challenges, and triumphs, Jamie expressed profound gratitude for the opportunities, colleagues, and customers who have been integral to this extraordinary journey.
With EnviroScience’s talented team, strong brand, and clear vision for the future, Jamie expressed confidence that the company would continue to thrive and grow. As the evening continued, it was evident that the future of EnviroScience remains as bright as ever, and the commitment to excellence that has been ingrained in the company’s culture will propel it to even greater heights.
A Night of Appreciation and Inspiration
The employee recognition dinner not only celebrated the accomplishments of EnviroScience’s staff members but also served as a testament to the power of visionary leadership and unwavering dedication. The event brought together the extended EnviroScience family, fostering a sense of unity and camaraderie that will undoubtedly carry the company forward for years to come.
As the evening drew to a close, one thing was abundantly clear: Jamie Krejsa’s 30 years of service had left an indelible mark on EnviroScience, transforming it from a modest startup to an industry leader. With Jamie’s continued guidance and the passion of the entire EnviroScience team, the future looks brighter than ever, promising a legacy of excellence and innovation for generations to come.
Few environmental firms in the country retain EnviroScience’s degree of scientific know-how, talent, and capability under one roof. The diverse backgrounds of our biologists, environmental engineers, scientists, and divers enable us to provide comprehensive in-house services and an integrated approach to solving environmental challenges—saving clients time, reducing costs, and ensuring high-quality results.
Our client guarantee is to provide “Excellence in Any Environment,” meaning no matter what we do, we will deliver on our Core Values of respect, client advocacy, quality work, accountability, teamwork, and safety. EnviroScience was created with the concept that we could solve complex problems by empowering great people. This concept still holds true today as our scientists explore the latest environmental legislation and regulations and incorporate the most up-to-date technology to gather and report data.
EnviroScience expertise includes but is not limited to aquatic surveys (including macroinvertebrate surveys and biological assessments); ecological restoration; ecological services (including impact assessments, invasive species control, and water quality monitoring); emergency response; engineering and compliance services; endangered mussel surveys; laboratory and analysis; stormwater management; threatened and endangered species; and wetlands and streams (including delineation and mitigation). Further, EnviroScience is one of the few biological firms in the country that is a general member of the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) and offers full-service commercial diving services.