Labor Day Closure

Pioneer will be closed Monday, September 4th for Labor Day.  We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, September 5th.

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Tips For Evaluating NFR letters and the Vapor Intrusion Effect

*This article originally appeared in the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Newsletter, Real Estate Law Section, August 2017.* For 20 years now, the Illinois EPA (or Agency) has utilized a risk-based program (35 IAC Part 742 [415 ILCS 5/58.5]-known as TACO) to evaluate contaminated properties and has issued regulatory closure letters or No Further Remediation…

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Fourth of July Holiday Hours

Pioneer will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th for the holiday.  We will be open on Monday, July 3rd and Wednesday, July 5th during our normal business hours of 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Please enjoy a happy and safe Fourth of July.

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Memorial Day Closure

Pioneer will be closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day as we remember those who have died serving our country.  We will resume our normal business hours on Tuesday, May 30th.

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Recoup Remediation Costs with the Class C Tax Incentive

Many developers and investors of commercial/industrial real estate in Cook County are unaware of a potential financial benefit available to those who have successfully rehabilitated environmentally-impacted sites and obtained regulatory closure, with the procurement of a “No Further Remediation” (NFR) letter. This benefit is known as the “Class C” real estate tax incentive. The Class…

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Chicago & Cook County Launch Industrial Growth Zones Program

  A new program being launched jointly by the City of Chicago and Cook County can financially assist developers and investors of commercial real estate in the environmental assessment, testing and remediation of industrial sites in select areas. According to a recent press release, the Industrial Growth Zone program is designed to address two primary…

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Let Pioneer Be Your One-Stop Due Diligence Shop

Since 1989, Pioneer Engineering & Environmental Services, LLC (Pioneer) has investigated over 20,000 sites, including multi-family/residential, industrial, and commercial/retail facilities, across the United States. In addition to environmental considerations identified in the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), it is important that prospective purchasers and lenders are educated on the physical deficiencies and capital needs…

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Illinois SRP consultant rankings

Want to Work with the Best?

For more than 25 years, Pioneer’s dedication to hard work and commitment to quality consulting has earned us the top spot in a very significant category.  Pioneer is now the #1 firm in the entire State of Illinois for obtaining NFR letters through the IEPA’s voluntary Site Remediation Program (SRP).  According to the IEPA’s databases,…

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Remember This Next Time You Hear, “But I Have An NFR Letter”…

For more than 15 years, the Illinois EPA’s risk-based program has issued No Further Remediation (NFR) letters for thousands of sites that allow residual contamination to remain in-place by relying upon engineered barriers and institutional controls to minimize exposure to soil and/or groundwater impacts.  While this has proven to be a very practical and effective…

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