Alliance is one of the most experienced and trusted environmental contractors in California. Our teams complete more than 1,500 jobs every month and operate under our proprietary Quality Control Program.
To date, Alliance staff members have successfully completed more than 160,000 projects — from residential duct removals to full-scale commercial building abatement. Satisfied customers include insurance carriers, real estate and lending institutions, restoration specialists, construction companies and government agencies, as well as private industry and homeowners.
We continuously strive to set the industry standard by providing safe, efficient, high-quality services. We rely on quality of service, industry expertise and honest communication to consistently provide a safe environment and adapt existing services as needed to keep up with rapidly changing industry guidelines and legal regulations.
Alliance Environmental Group provides safe, efficient, clean and high quality services to our customers and partners.
Meet The Team
As Co-founder of Alliance Environmental Group, Joe McLean is responsible for acquisitions, marketing, client negotiations and project management. He has more than 30 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.
Joe is a licensed General Contractor in California (B License), Nevada, Arizona and Washington. He is also licensed to perform asbestos abatement, demolition and air duct cleaning.
His licenses and certifications include:
Certified Asbestos Abatement Contractor/Supervisor and Lead Supervisor
Pest Control Branch 2 Field Representative
ThermaPureHeat™ Levels I, II and III
Approved as a Supervisor/Competent Person in lead-based paint abatement and inspection procedures by the Department of Health Services and the State of California
CECS from IKECA
ASCS from NADCA
WRT from IICRC
Member of the State of California Contractors State License Board
CMRS from ACAC
Through the years, Joe has volunteered with and supported the Free Wheelchair Mission, We Care LA, Susan G. Komen and RMHC- San Diego.
Jeff McLean has nearly 30 years of experience in the environmental industry. As CEO of Alliance Environmental Group, Jeff played an integral role in developing the company's quality control department and implementing it across all offices.
He oversees all of Alliance Environmental's branch offices, and is also responsible for cost-control, field operations, customer service, business development and sales, while still maintaining direct involvement with clients. Under his leadership, the company continues to show significant growth.
McLean earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management with a minor in marketing from the University of La Verne. He has been a volunteer with the Free Wheelchair Mission since 2008, where he helps raise funds and sponsor events to support the mission’s goals. He has also traveled to Peru with the mission to deliver wheelchairs to people with disabilities living in developing nations. Jeff also played an integral role in the development and implementation of one of Alliance Environmental’s biggest fundraisers, an annual charity golf tournament benefiting Susan G. Komen, a prominent leader in the fight against breast cancer.
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.
Shaun Murphy joined Alliance Environmental Group in 2005 and is the Executive Vice President of 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 Group 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 I, II and III. Shaun also received certifications as an Air Systems Cleaning Specialist (ASCS); Indoor Air Quality Specialist; IICRC Certified Mold Technician; and OSHA-10, OSHA-30 and OSHA Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response. He is a member of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association.
Dan Portillo serves as the vice president of finance for Alliance Environmental Group. He brings extensive experience in public and private accounting from the manufacturing, waste management and logistics, and private equity industries. Dan was tasked with restructuring the finance organization within AEG.
Prior to joining Alliance Environmental Group, Dan has served in several senior management roles, where he was responsible for all aspects of financial accounting and reporting. He began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in their audit practice.
Dan served four years in the US Navy, where he earned high marks in all leader evaluation reports and received a Navy Achievement Medal. Dan graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in accounting.
Bill Wood is the Vice President of Marketing, where he oversees large account business development, client relations and execution goals. He also works directly on asbestos, lead, mold and demolition projects ranging from $500,000 to $1.2 million. Previously, he was in charge of the Los Angeles region covering the greater Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside areas. He began his career at Alliance Environmental as a Project Manager in 1996.
Wood began working in the environmental and insulation industry in 1988 as a laborer, learning about the insulation trade and the connection to the abatement industry. While putting himself through college, he built some lasting relationships which allowed him to move on to the environmental industry. Bill joined the abatement industry in 1992 as a Sales Estimator, where he remained until he joined Alliance Environmental.
Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing Management from California Polytechnic University, Pomona. He has been a volunteer for the Free Wheelchair Mission as well as many other charities.
He is also a certified Asbestos Abatement Contractor/Supervisor, a ThermaPureHeat™ technician Levels I & II, and a Supervisor/Competent Person for Lead-based Paint Abatement and Inspection Procedures.
Vinay Nundgopal Panday joined Alliance Environmental in 2020 as the director of marketing. He brings 16 years of global marketing experience to the company and his responsibilities include brand management and development for Alliance Environmental and its subsidiaries, website and copyright development, digital marketing strategy development including social media, paid search and SEO, oversight of corporate events, trade shows and promotional events, marketing team training, customer service and special projects.
Prior to joining Alliance Environmental, Panday served as vice president of marketing for ARK Crystal and executive vice president of marketing for The Imagination Unlimited Group. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Howard College) in Durban, South Africa with majors in marketing and management as well as a post graduate Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree from the same university with a dissertation in sponsorships.
In his free time, Panday loves to travel and play tennis. He is a self-proclaimed movie buff and loves everything related to cinema and entertainment. Panday has also done community work with Rotary International and Aryan Benevolent Home and Child Welfare in South Africa. He is married with one child
Mary Guerrero is the Regional Human Resources Manager for OPM Services/Alliance Environmental Group, Inc. with more than 20 years of experience in the Human Resources field. She is responsible for revising, creating and implementing company-wide, corporate policies and procedures as well as revising the company's employee handbook, managing recruitment and staffing, employee relations and worker’s compensation. Mary also ensures company compliance with applicable state labor laws.
In addition, she manages the Health and 401K Plan Benefits for the entire company. Prior to joining Alliance Environmental Group, Mary worked for Superior Financial/Lending Services as
the operations/human resources manager. She has also worked in human resources for EMCOR Group, TELACU Industries and The Archdiocese of Los Angeles, where she started as a human resources representative and worked her way up to Human Resources Manager.
Mary received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work with a minor in Sociology from California State University, Los Angeles. She is also an active member of Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA).
Jon-Michael Nelson is the project manager for the Team Heat division of Alliance Environmental. He has 15 years of experience in heating buildings for different pests and has run some of the largest heat jobs in California for LAUSD and several homeowner associations.
He is certified by ThermaPureHeat as a level IV trainer and is also a branch II and III operator with the Structural Pest Control Board.
Prior to joining Alliance, Nelson 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 as a consultant to a variety of legal firms, insurance firms, school districts, homeowner’s associations, real estate brokers, property managers and some government associations.
Nelson is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a degree in Economics.
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 Termite and Pest Control.
Craig Sawyer is the Vice-President for Alliance Southern California region, Nevada and Arizona ofﬁces. He runs the day-to-day operations of the ofﬁces, including staff management, revenue forecasts, proﬁt and loss analysis, new business development and customer service. He has been with the company since 2005.
Prior to joining Alliance Environmental, Sawyer spent several years as a regional manager for ChevronTexaco and as a manager at Trader Joe's. He graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science degree in business management and a minor in business administration.
His certiﬁcations and licenses include: Asbestos and Lead Supervisor, Branch 2 Pest Control, ThermaPureHeat Technician, NADCA certiﬁed as an ASCS and Home Improvement Salesperson.
Robert McKeever is the Project Manager for Trauma Cleanup Team at Alliance Environmental Group. He has more than 8 years of experience in the bio/hoarder clean-up industry and an extensive background in sales, customer service, new business development and business management.
Prior to joining Alliance Environmental, McKeever was Regional Vice President of Crime Scene Steri-Clean/Hoarders.Com. On average, Robert assessed 10 hoarded homes each week and has successfully cleaned over 1,000 homes. Robert previously assisted in the opening of new offices, training new employees, and the purchase of special equipment and vehicles. In recent years, Robert has been seen on the hit A&E series “Hoarders”, KCAL 9 News, NBC 4 News and in several newspapers and magazines.
His compassion, professionalism and knowledge of hoarding and biohazard make it possible for him to assist even the most complex situations.
Don McMillan is the Vice President of Air Tek, Regional manager of Simi/ Fresno. He has more than 20 years of experience in the HVAC industry and an extensive background in sales, customer service, new business development and business management.
Prior to joining Alliance Environmental, McMillan was involved in real estate development and sales, and was named one of Century 21’s top producing agents in the San Gabriel Valley. He also spent five years with the City of Los Angeles mechanical engineering department and 12 years with one of Los Angeles' premiere heating and air conditioning contractors.
Edward Work is responsible for the Bay Area/ San Francisco, East Bay / Central Valley, Santa Clara, and Monterey / Santa Cruz offices. Work graduated with honors from San Jose State University in 2004 with a bachelor of science degree in business with an emphasis in marketing.
He is a certified Asbestos Supervisor/Contractor, a ThermaPureHeat Technician Level III, maintains a lead supervisor certification and is a Branch 2 Pest Control Operator. He is also a member of the National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA).
Carlos Sanguinetti is the Vice President of Sales and he joined Alliance Environmental in 2001. He brings extensive sales experience from his years of employment within the insurance and financial industries. He is responsible for over 50 employees and the operation, profitability, and overseeing the sales managers and department at Alliance Environmental.
As a mold remediation and asbestos abatement specialist, he works closely with contractors, insurance adjusters, realtors and property managers.
Prior to joining Alliance Environmental, Carlos worked as an associate financial planner for Raymond J. Lucia Companies, where he worked closely with several partners in the firm providing retirement planning, estate planning, fund management, and investment strategies services.
Brian McGrath is the Branch Manager of Alliance Environmental Group's Fresno ofﬁce, serving the central valley. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations, including new hires, staff retention, revenue forecasts, proﬁt and loss analysis, new business development, marketing and customer service.
Previously, McGrath worked for P.W. Stephens Environmental where he handled insurance-related claims as well as abatement projects for various school districts and hospitals in the Fresno area. Prior to that, Mcgrath worked for BELFOR Property Restoration where his responsibilities included serving as the safety office for their Fresno branch, and handling marketing for the Bakersfield and Elk Grove offices. He was named the western states marketer of the year for BELFOR. He also assisted their national team with the Reno fires and Hurricane Sandy.
McGrath currently serves on the Central California Adjusters Association Board as well as the advisory board for The Salvation Army. He is married with four children and enjoys fishing, hiking and water sports. He is also a member of the Fresno Knights of the men’s senior baseball league.
Ken Moore is the branch manager of the Las Vegas office of Alliance Environmental and oversees the day-to-day operations and staff. He has been with the company for more than 10 years. He was previously a senior project manager and sales manager for our largest branch in Azusa, CA covering Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Ken is also an AHERA asbestos supervisor.
Before joining Alliance Environmental, Moore was a successful entrepreneur who founded and operated Advanced Office Solutions for ten years before selling the business.
A longtime Raiders fan and avid Los Angeles sports fan, Moore follows the Lakers, Kings, Dodgers and USC Trojans. He and his wife have been married over 20 years and have two grown children, a daughter studying hospitality at UNLV and a son who serves in the US Navy. He enjoys spending time with his family and dogs and playing golf in his spare time.
Albert Rolon brings over 30 years of industry experience to Alliance Environmental. As the IAQ Sales Manager, he serves as the sales team leader and handles business development, sales team recruitment and training, sales strategy development and implementation, customer service, and budget management.
He joined Alliance Environmental in 2011, starting as the IAQ Operations Manager. His responsibilities included monitoring day-to-day labor procedures and processes, scheduling labor, material and equipment for projects, monitoring fleet management and performing cost analyses. Rolon also maintained inventory and centralized purchasing and repairs for field equipment, specialized tools and supplies.
Rolon is trained in OSHA Standard Safety (10 hours) confined space awareness, asbestos awareness and renovation safety. He also has 36 hours of health care construction and renovation safety training, is CPR trained and achieved certifications in rescue and assist, respirator fit tested, dust buster and fire stopping install level 1. Rolon is also certified as an air system cleaning specialists (ASCS) and certified ventilation inspector (CVI) by NADCA and an IKECA Certified Exhaust Cleaning Specialist (CECS).
Prior to joining AirTek, Albert worked in management positions for The Penn Air Group, Coast Environmental and Mintie Corporation where he coordinated projects for St. Joseph Medical Center Mission Viejo, Disneyland, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and St. Jude Medical Center. He also spent three years with Scripps Memorial Hospital as an HVAC Tech IV.
Outside of work, Rolon serves as the Ministry Director for Freedomhouse Church of Orange County where he is actively involved with their Adopt A Home, Backpack Give Away and Feed the Need programs. He is also a fan of the LA Lakers and LA Dodgers and enjoys attending the games with his wife and three daughters.
Matt Niapas is the Sales Manager for Alliance Environmental Group’s Phoenix Office. He joined the company in 2012 and previously served as a Project Manager in the Los Angeles office. His responsibilities include staffing and directing sales teams, coordinating and managing corporate marketing initiatives, and developing training and education programs for clients and account executives. Overall, Niapas has ten years of industry experienced including field and project managing work.
In his off-time, Matt enjoys golfing and hiking. He is married with one child and relocated with his family to Phoenix in 2017.
Matt is a certified Asbestos Supervisor.
Denis Beaulieu joined Alliance Environmental Group in 2008. As sales manager for the Simi Valley area, his responsibilities include regional sales staff hiring and training, coordinating sales and marketing efforts, managing and directing sales teams and budgets, supervising billing status with estimators and working directly with regional and corporate sales managers to manage overall sales goes and budgets.
Beaulieu holds a California state license for home inspections. Through IICRC training, he is also a mold remediation technician, certified mold home inspector, applied structural drying technician and asbestos supervision foreman. He has also received AQMD rule 1403 training.
Prior to joining Alliance, Beaulieu spent seven years with Service Master by Lawson and Lawson as a sales manager. In his free time he enjoys playing bass guitar, golfing, camping and travelling.
Greg Sanz joined Alliance Environmental in July 2014. He is the Northern California Sales Manager for the Fairfield and San Jose offices, where he is responsible for training and developing the sales team and overseeing branch sales and operations. He began his career with Alliance Environmental as a sales estimator and holds an asbestos certification.
Before that, Sanz worked for Enterprise Rent-A-Car for eight years. As branch manager, his responsibilities included managing overall operations plans focused on financial performance, employee development, sales and marketing and customer service. He also managed and implemented all training, marketing and operations schedules and new business development.
Sanz holds a bachelor’s degree from Sacramento State University. He volunteers his time with the American Diabetes Association where he participates in an annual fundraising event - Tour De Cure - as a championship fundraiser. He is married with three daughters.
Every spring Alliance hosts a golf tournament at the South Hills Country club to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Los Angeles (SGK LA). Golfers enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, a polo shirt and a round of golf. The proceeds from a raffle and the silent, live auction benefit SGK in LA.
Every spring we host a silent, live auction and a raffle to raise money for the San Diego Ronald McDonald House. There are performances by community groups and tours of the Ronald McDonald House available for attendees. Local hospitality companies donate all food and beverages served.
Alliance/AirTek, and other industry partners donate new toys of at least a $10 value. Alliance/AirTek coordinates the pickup and distribution of toys for We Care East LA to children in the local Boyle Heights Community.
Our Quality Control Department covers the entire state of California.
Visits 60% of Alliance jobs daily. Branch and on-site labor are unaware of upcoming visits.
Reviews job bids for safety concerns and works in partnership with project managers and labor.
Provides monthly safety reminds for the entire labor team at all branches.