Meet the Team
Joseph W. McLean, Jr.
CEO and co-founder
As CEO of Alliance Environmental Group, Joe McLean is responsible for acquisitions, marketing, client negotiations, and project management. He has 25+ years of management experience, specializing in asbestos, mold, and lead abatement as well as demolition, air-duct cleaning and emergency response. He previously served as executive vice president for one of the country’s largest asbestos abatement contractors, where he managed sales and marketing, operations, professional staffing, and community and business seminars.
McLean is a certified Asbestos Abatement Contractor/Supervisor, Lead Supervisor, Pest Control Branch 2 and 3 Field Representative, ThermaPureHeat™ Level 3, and an EPA-accredited and AHERA-certified Asbestos Building Inspector. He is a licensed General Contractor in California (B License) and a licensed Demolition Contractor (C21) as well as a Supervisor/Competent person in Lead-Based Paint Abatement and Inspection Procedures. He earned additional certifications as a ThermaPureHeat™ Technician, Levels I & II and received certification for Hazardous Substance Removal and Remedial Actions, Water Damage Restoration and Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration.
He received certifications as a Ventilation System Inspector (CVI) and a Cleaning Specialist (ASCS) from the National Air Duct Cleaners Association and has met HUD and OSHA regulations on Lead-Based Paint. McLean is approved by the Department of Health Services and the state of California. He is a member of the State of California Contractors State License Board and is the American Indoor Air Quality Council Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor.
In Nevada, he maintains his Nevada Contractors’ License No. 0059131, as well as a Demolition and Asbestos Abatement certification. He also earned his Arizona’s Contractors’ License No. ROC228970.
President and Co-founder
Jeff McLean serves as president of Alliance Environmental Group and is responsible for cost-control and field operations, in addition to business development and sales.
With over two decades of experience, McLean has been associated with one of the country’s largest environmental contractors, gaining vast knowledge in asbestos, mold and lead abatement, project management and emergency response. By controlling costs, developing new accounts and maintaining existing customers, he played a key role in the significant growth of his previous employer.
McLean is a certified Asbestos Abatement Contractor/Supervisor, Lead Supervisor/Competent Person, Asbestos Building Inspector and ThermaPureHeat™, Levels I & II and has met HUD and OSHA regulations on Lead-Based Paint Abatement and Inspection Procedures. He is approved by the Department of Health Services and the state of California, and is certified in California and Nevada.
McLean earned a B.S. degree in business management with a minor in marketing from the University of La Verne. He has also been involved in various associations focusing on successful management.
Vice President of Operations
Shaun Murphy is vice president of operations for Alliance Environmental Group. He oversees several departments, including trauma/crime scene, human resources and quality control, as well as managing field responsibility for demolitions. Shaun is also responsible for developing and maintaining employee training plans and programs, managing the purchase and maintenance of the company’s fleet of vehicles and other equipment, oversees branch operations, and assists with employee recruitment and retention. He also ensures that Alliance Environmental is in compliance with all regulatory agencies.
He is a certified asbestos abatement contractor/supervisor and building inspector; lead supervisor/competent person in renovation, repair and painting; pest control branch 2 field representative and structure pest control applicator; and certified ThermaPureHeat™ technician, Levels 1,2 and 3.
Shaun also received certifications as an air systems cleaning specialist (ASCS), indoor air quality specialist, IICRC certified mold technician, OSHA-10, OSHA-30 and OSHA hazardous waste operation and emergency response. He is a member of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association.
Prior to joining Alliance Environmental, Shaun spent seven years with Trader Joe’s as their operations-warehouse manager. He is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a B.S. in operations management. He is married with two children and is very active in their sports activities.
Steven K. Reaves, CPA
Steve Reaves has over 20 years of financial management experience. As Controller for Alliance Environmental Group, he is responsible for accounting, collections, finance and office management. He has experience in various corporate environments. By providing expertise in accounting, finance, cost control and streamlining administrative departments and operations, Reaves provides a structured support for significant growth.
He earned his CPA certification with an MBA in Finance and graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Mary H. Guerrero
Corporate Human Resources Generalist
Mary Guerrero has over 15 years experience in all aspects of human resources. As the corporate human resources generalist for Alliance Environmental Group, Guerrero is responsible for revising, creating, and implementing company and corporate policies for our corporate and regional offices. She also continues to concentrate on recruiting and helping select the top-qualified candidates in all areas of the company’s environmental, mold, ThermaPureHeat™, asbestos, and demolition work, including adding to outstanding administrative support team.
She has held positions including HR Account Manager and HR Manager/Operations Manager for various companies, in several business fields. Guerrero is certified with the AQMD 1403 Course and received training in asbestos.
Mary received her bachelor’s degree in social work with a minor in sociology from California State University in Los Angeles.
William J. Wood
Corporate Director of Client Relations
Bill Wood began his career at Alliance Environmental as an estimator/project manager and has grown through the ranks. Currently serving as corporate director of client relations, Wood oversees the marketing and communications program, client relations and execution goals. He also works directly on asbestos, lead, mold and demolition projects ranging from $500,000 to $1.2 million. Through balancing sales and operations as well as customer service and marketing, he is a significant part of Alliance’s growth and increasing success.
A veteran in the environmental and insulation industries since 1988, Wood has been active in several of the company’s divisions. Previously, he was in charge of the Los Angeles region covering the greater Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside areas.
He has either been personally involved or managed asbestos, mold, lead and demolition projects as large as $1.2 million. Bill is a certified Asbestos Abatement Contractor/Supervisor and ThermaPureHeat(tm) Technician, Levels I & II as well as a Supervisor/Competent Person for Lead-Based Paint Abatement and Inspection Procedures.
He earned a B.S. in marketing management from California Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Los Angeles office
Craig Sawyer is the branch manager of Alliance Environmental Group’s Los Angeles office. He runs the day to day operations of the office, including staff management, revenue forecasts, profit and loss analysis, new business development and customer service. His certifications include: asbestos and lead supervisor, branch 2 pest control, ThermaPureHeat technician as well as a home improvement salesperson license.
Prior to joining Alliance Environmental, Sawyer spent several years as a regional manager for ChevronTexaco and a manager at Trader Joe’s. He is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with a degree in business management and a minor in business administration.
Carlos F. Sanguinetti
Branch Manager, San Diego
Carlos Sanguinetti has been a part of the Alliance Environmental Group team for 13 years and brings extensive sales experience from his years of employment within the insurance and financial industries. As a mold remediation and asbestos abatement specialist, he works closely with a multitude of contractors, insurance adjusters, realtors and property managers.
He is a licensed Asbestos Abatement Contractor/Supervisor and an Asbestos Building Inspector. He is also a certified Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Specialist as well as a certified ThermaPureHeat™ Technician, Levels I & II.
Sanguinetti earned his B.S. in Finance and Marketing Management from San Diego State University. In his free time, he volunteers with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego (RHMC), hosting fundraiser dinners and silent auctions.
Branch Manager, Santa Barbara/Ventura
Don McMillan has over 20 years of experience in the HVAC industry, including five years with the City of Los Angeles Mechanical Engineering Department, and 10 years with one of Los Angeles’ premiere heating and air conditioning contractors. He has an extensive background in sales, customer service, new business development, and business management. He was also involved in real estate development and sales, and he was named one of Coldwell Banker’s top producing agents in the San Gabriel Valley.
McMillan is a Certified Universal Technician for placing refrigerants in air conditioning equipment as well as an official Mold Remediator. He is a licensed Asbestos Abatement Contractor/Supervisor and a ThermaPureHeat™ Technician, Levels I & II.
Don completed his B.S. in mechanical engineering at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California Los Angeles in 1983. In addition, he has attended several business management and sales training programs. Don is a member of the California Board of Realtors (CAR).
Edward A. Work
Branch Manager, Bay Area
Edward Work is one of the top people within Alliance Environmental Group. He has been in the environmental industry for over 10 years, and as branch manager of our Bay Area office, Work has secured and managed major projects in the private sector, and has also established a strong customer base throughout the Northern California territory.
He is a certified asbestos supervisor/contractor, a level III Thermapure Heat technician, a member of the National Air Duct Cleaning Association, and a Branch 2 Pest Control Operator.
Work graduated with honors and received his bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in marketing from San Jose State University in 2004.
Orange County office
Jimmy Nguyen was recently promoted to branch manager for Alliance Environmental Group’s Orange County office. He has been with Alliance Environmental since 2004 and previously served as a sales manager prior to his promotion. His responsibilities included staffing and directing sales teams, coordinating and managing corporate marketing initiatives, and developing training and education programs for clients and account executives.
Previously, Nguyen worked as a store manager for Starbucks. He is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where he majored in business management with a focus on industrial sales.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and volunteering as a coach with American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO). He also enjoys playing golf and basketball.
Demolition Operations Manager
Los Angeles office
Rick Bradley is the demolition operations manager for Alliance Environmental Group, where he oversees the day-to-day operations of the demolition team, including project management and job estimates.
He is certified as an asbestos and lead supervisor and a certified heavy equipment operator. He also has a California Contractors License General “B.”
Prior to joining Alliance Environmental, Bradley spent 5 years with the International Union of Operation Engineers (Local 12) as a foreman/superintendent. He has also served as vice president of operations for Facility Operations Plus.
Project Manager, Team Heat
Jon joined Alliance Environmental Group as a project manager, where he is responsible for our TeamHeat Division. He is also a certified asbestos abatement supervisor, certified microbial remediation supervisor, water damage restoration technician, applied microbial remediation technician and a licensed operator for temite and pest control.
Prior to joining Alliance, Jon was the general manager of Precision Environmental, Inc., where he was responsible for overseeing and directing all functions of the company, including managing 50 employees and projects totaling $4 million or more per year. He has also served a consultant to a variety of legal firms, insurance firms, school districts, homeowner’s associations, real estate brokers and property managers and some government associations.
Jon is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a degree in Economics.