Hoosier Company Making an Impact in Hurricane Ravaged Caribbean
BCA Environmental Consultants Opens Puerto Rico Location
March 29, 2021: After a quiet opening in the fall of 2019, BCA Environmental Consultants, LLC (BCA), an Environmental Consulting Firm headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, with offices in South Bend, IN and Louisville, KY, is pleased to announce the expansion of operations into the Caribbean through the establishment of BCA Environmental Caribe, LLC (BCA Caribe) located in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. “We are so fortunate to work with great communities in the heartland of our nation, and now with communities in the Caribbean,” Joel Markland, President of BCA/BCA Caribe said. “BCA is a relationship company. We are invested in the communities with whom we work. It is critically important that we know and understand our clients and their needs.”
Investigation and remediation of contaminated properties has a much larger impact than simply removing contamination. Often, it touches socioeconomic and social justice issues, removes blight, increases environmental awareness and sensitivity, enhances economic wellbeing of area residents, and sparks a sense of community pride and prosperity, among other benefits.
BCA Caribe serves communities throughout Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands by securing grant funds to address contaminated properties that are hindering economic growth and prosperity in areas where redevelopment is most needed. After funding is secured, BCA assists communities to investigate and cleanup contaminants on properties, enabling them to be redeveloped into valuable assets for the communities. This need is even more critical in areas hardest hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. “Hurricane recovery will take a decade or more in the Caribbean,” Markland explained. “We are excited and proud to be a part of the recovery by helping return blighted, environmentally impaired properties to reuse that create sustainable development, jobs, and healthy, safe communities within which to live, work, and play.”
About BCA Environmental Consultants: BCA is a full-service environmental consulting firm based in Indianapolis, IN. Founded in 1987, BCA has provided environmental consulting services across the United States and the Caribbean. BCA has experienced resurgent growth since being acquired by the firm’s current leadership team: Joel Markland, President; John Kilmer, VP of Consulting Services; Tony DeMarco, VP Compliance Services.