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2019

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Brian Eggers appointed to the Water Use Advisory Council

Mr. Eggers is serving as the Business and Manufacturing representative on the Water Use Advisory Council. He previously served as the Council's Co-Chair from 2013 through 2018.

 
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AKT Peerless is proud to employee over 85 people in 6 states

2018

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AKT Peerless opens office in Cleveland, OH

 
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Tony Anthony appointed to the Environmental Permit Review Commission

 
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Expansion of Detroit office

 
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Brian Eggers reappointed to the governing board of the Michigan Underground Storage Tank Authority (MUSTA) to serve an additional 3 terms

2015

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AKT Peerless' Cardinal Health Medical Distribution Center project is recognized

The Cardinal Health Medical Distribution Center was recognized for several national awards for excellence in Brownfield Redevelopment. The project transformed 80 blighted parcels into a state-of-the-art medical distribution center in Detroit.

 
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AKT Peerless' Uptown at Rivers Edge is recognized by EPA as Brownfield Redevelopment success

 
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Brian Eggers appointed to the governing board of the Michigan Underground Storage Tank Authority (MUSTA) to serve 3 terms.

2014

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AKT Peerless performs our 10,000th Environmental Project

 
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AKT Peerless opens San Francisco Bay Area office in California

2013

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Brian Eggers appointed to the State of Michigan's Water Use Advisory Council as Co-Chair

 
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Acquired CLC Consultants

AKT Peerless opens office in Atlanta, GA, and began offering construction services.

2011

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Cook County EECBG Grant

AKT Peerless is contracted to administer $12M EECBG program for Cook County, IL.

 
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Environmental Excellence Award

AKT Peerless was awarded the Environmental Excellence Award from the National Demolition Association.

 
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USEPA Phoenix Award

AKT Peerless's Piquette Square redevelopment project was awarded the USEPA Phoenix Award.

2010

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AKT Peerless Appreciation Day

Huron, Sanilac and Tuscola County, MI declared February 12th to be "AKT Peerless Appreciation Day" in recognition of our efforts to procure over $1.2M in grant funds for the region.

 
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Acquired EC&S Environmental

AKT Peerless opens office in Traverse City, MI

 
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Completed Over 100 Building Energy Audits

2009

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AKT Peerless opens office in Chicago, IL

 
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Acquired Informed Energy Decisions

AKT Peerless acquires Informed Energy Decisions, an award-winning firm based in Chicago specializing in energy efficiency.

 
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The River Raisin Battlefield site was listed under the National Park Service registry of sites.

2008

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River Raisin Battlefield project

AKT Peerless provides award-wininng creative Brownfield solutions for historic battlefield.

 
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Michigan State University (MSU) honored AKT Peerless.

MSU recognized AKT Peerless as a “community builder,” for advancing the arts, economy and quality of life in mid-Michigan through partnerships with MSU.

 
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EPA Region V honored AKT Peerless

AKT Peerless was honored for work with Gratiot County for “significant contribution to the EPA Region V Brownfields Program”.

2007

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EPA Region V honored AKT Peerless

AKT Peerless was recognized for work with Eaton County, for “outstanding leadership and commitment to excellence in locally based brownfield programs.”

 
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Michigan Downtown Conference recognized an AKT Peerless project

The Big Rapids Lake-Osceola State Bank project was honored as “Redevelopment Project of the Year" (large Community).

2006

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AKT Peerless opens office in Lansing, MI

 
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Historical Preservation Award, City of Saginaw

Historical Preservation Award for the restoration and reuse of a historical dry cleaner, now home to AKT Peerless’ Saginaw office.

 
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Excellence in Brownfields Redevelopment Award

AKT Peerless was a client partner with Focus: HOPE Revitalization when the USEPA presented an Excellence in Brownfields Redevelopment Award for its leadership in demolishing a building contaminated with industrial waste.

2005

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Saginaw Headquarters Wins Cool City Initiative

AKT Peerless Saginaw Headquarters Building is winner of Michigan’s Cool City Initiative.

 
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Michigan Association of Counties names AKT Peerless as “Preferred Brownfield Consultant"

 
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Community Revitalization Award

AKT Peerless recognized with the “Community Revitalization Award” for Copper Ridge as one of the state’s foremost “successful” Brownfield redevelopment projects, presented by Grand Traverse County Brownfield Authority.

2004

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Sharon Steel Decommissioning and Redevelopment

Our Sharon Steel decommissioning and redevelopment project is highlighted by The United States Conference of Mayors as a case study of best practices.

2003

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USEPA Phoenix Award

AKT Peerless wins Phoenix award for Consumer’s Energy project in the City of Jackson, Michigan.

2001

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AKT Peerless expands Farmington office

2000

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Commercial Inc. Company Profile Article

Cover story for AKT Environmental Consultants, Inc. and Spotlight story for Peerless Environmental Services, Inc. in Commerical Inc. magazine on August 2000.

 
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AKT Environmental and Peerless Environmental Merger

AKT Environmental Consultants and Peerless Environmental Services officially become AKT Peerless Environmental Services, LLC. - December 2000.

1999

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Peerless Environmental acquires Technical Service Consultants

1998

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AKT Environmental opens office in Detroit, MI

1997

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Peerless Environmental assists over 50 communities in establishing Brownfield redevelopment authorities.

1996

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Downriver Area Brownfield Consortium

AKT Environmental hired as environmental consultants for Downriver Area Brownfield Consortium, the most successful EPA Brownfield program in the country.

1994

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Saginaw Brownfield Program

Peerless Environmental is hired by the City of Saginaw to design and implement their Brownfield program.

1993

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Compliance for Guardian Industries

AKT Environmental begins managing environmental compliance programs for one of the world’s largest glass manufacturers.

1992

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Peerless Environmental Develops Direct Push Drill Rig

Peerless builds one of the first direct push technology drill rigs in the state, called the Eco Probe, revolutionizing the environmental drilling process saving its clients time and money.

1990

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AKT Environmental Consultants, Inc. founded in Farmington, MI

1989

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Approved as state UST professional for investigation and remediation.

 
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Peerless Environmental Services, Inc. founded in Saginaw, MI.


Awards and Recognition

  • 2015 - The Cardinal Health Medical Distribution Center in Detroit was recognized with several national awards for excellence in Brownfield Redevelopment including:
    • 2014 Phoenix Award Region 5 –Best Brownfield Project in USEPA Region 5
    • 2014 Phoenix Award Grand Prize – Best Brownfield Project in the Country
    • 2015 USEPA Brownfields Conference People’s Choice Award
    • 2015 Redevelopment and Renewal Award Environmental Impact
    • 2015 USEPA Brownfields Conference People’s Choice Award
    • 2015 Redevelopment and Renewal Award Environmental Impact
  • In 2015, the USEPA Region 5 selected the Uptown at River’s Edge in Bay City, Michigan for outstanding contributions to brownfield site redevelopment. The 43-acre riverfront redevelopment has radically changed a blighted and contaminated industrial site into a vibrant, mixed-use urban environment.
  • 2014 Phoenix Award Region 5 – Best Brownfield Project in USEPA Region 5
  • 2014 Phoenix Award Grand Prize – Best Brownfield Project in the Country
  • 2011, The Piquette Square Brownfield Redevelopment project located Detroit was awarded the 2010 Phoenix Award for Community Impact. The project was further recognized as the First Runner Up for the Phoenix Grand Prize. This significant brownfield project was redeveloped into housing, job training, and counseling services for homeless veterans in the City of Detroit.
  • 2009, the River Raisin Battlefield site was listed under the National Park Service registry of sites.
  • 2008, Michigan State University (MSU) honored AKT Peerless as a “community builder”, recognized for advancing the arts, economy and quality of life in mid-Michigan through partnerships with MSU.
  • 2008, EPA Region V honored AKT Peerless client, Gratiot County, for “significant contribution to the EPA Region V Brownfields Program”.
  • 2007, EPA Region V honored AKT Peerless client, Eaton County, for “outstanding leadership and commitment to excellence in locally based brownfield programs.”
  • 2007 Michigan Downtown Conference honored our Big Rapids Lake-Osceola State Bank project as “Redevelopment Project of the Year (large Community).
  • 2006 - The City of Saginaw, Historical Preservation Award for the restoration and reuse of a historical dry cleaner, now home to AKT Peerless’ Saginaw office.
  • 2005, AKT Peerless became a Michigan Association of Counties “Preferred Brownfield Consultant”.
  • 2005 AKT Peerless recognized with the “Community Revitalization Award” for Copper Ridge as one of the state’s foremost “successful” Brownfield redevelopment projects, presented by Grand Traverse County Brownfield Authority.
  • 2006 - AKT Peerless was a client partner with Focus: HOPE Revitalization when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented an Excellence in Brownfields Redevelopment Award for its leadership in demolishing a building that was polluted with industrial waste.
  • 2003 - AKT Peerless was awarded the 2003 Phoenix Award for Excellence in Brownfield Development. AKT Peerless, working with the City of Jackson and the State of Michigan, aided Consumers Energy in a project that transformed an abandoned and contaminated 15-acre brownfield site located in downtown Jackson into an urban campus consisting of new state-of-the-art corporate headquarters for one of the city's longest standing businesses.

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