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 CEO 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 president 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 Vice President of Operations. 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.
Steven Reaves is the Controller for Alliance Environmental Group. He has over 30 years of financial management experience in accounting, finance, cost control and streamlining administrative departments and operations.
Before joining Alliance, Steven worked as the Regional Controller for Enterprise Rent-A-Car where he was responsible for 45 Enterprise locations. Prior to that, he was the Controller for a real estate and resort developer.
A Certified Public Accountant, Steven graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
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).
Bill Wood is the Corporate Director of Client Relations, 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.
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.
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.
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
providing job estimates for all branches of the company.
Prior to joining Alliance Environmental, Rick spent five years with the International Union of Operation Engineers (Local 12) as a Foreman/Superintendent. He also spent seven years as the Vice President of Operations with Facility Operation Plus and two years as a Demolition Project Manager and Superintendent for another demolition company.
Rick is certified in CPR/Bloodborne Pathogens, OSHA 30, and is also certified as an Asbestos and Lead Supervisor and a Heavy Equipment Operator. In addition, he holds a California Contractors License General “B.”
Craig Sawyer is the Branch Manager of Alliance Environmental Group's Los Angeles and Riverside / San Bernardino 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.
Don McMillan is the AirTek General Manager as well as the Branch Manager for the Santa Barbara / Ventura office, which opened in Moorpark in January of 2002. 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 the Branch Manager for the Bay Area / San Francisco and is responsible for the 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 joined Alliance Environmental in 2001 and brings extensive sales experience from his years of employment within the insurance and financial industries. As Branch Manager, he is responsible for over 50 employees and the operation, profitability and management of day-to-day business transactions for the San Diego branch.
He also manages new business development in the San Diego market, which has resulted in a 100% increase in revenues for the San Diego branch over the past five years. 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 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.
Michael Alper joined Alliance Environmental in 2016 and is the branch manager for the San Luis Obispo office. A seasoned executive with more than 25 years of experience, Alper is responsible for marketing and sales initiatives, new business development, staff development and customer service.
Prior to joining Alliance Environmental, Alper was the owner/operator of a national restoration emergency services franchise where he grew their revenue by 50-percent in the first year with steady annual growth during his time with the franchise. He directed administrative and operational staff handling water damage, smoke and fire emergency services and mold remediation
He also spent several years working in the healthcare industry where he worked in health care management; ran a consulting practice specializing in working with health care payers and providers on operational improvement, strategy, mergers and acquisitions; and developed infrastructure and operational capabilities for a physician organization providing patient care.
Alper graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in Sociology. He is a California licensed contractor and also holds certifications in water damage restoration/applied structural structural drying, lead remediation, and mold remediation.
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.
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.
Kevin Bocanegra is the Alliance & AirTek Recruiter/Retention Specialist for the Corporate Office. He is responsible for recruiting new and retaining current labor, sales, and support staff.
Prior to joining Alliance in 2017, Bocanegra previously worked as an Operations Manager at a recruiting agency handling sales, scheduling, dispatching, and invoicing. He also worked in the Construction industry giving him extensive industry experience.
Kevin Bocanegra played football at Southwestern Oklahoma University while studying Business Management. In his spare time, he plays paintball and resides in Upland, California.
He is also a licensed Asbestos Abatement Contractor/Supervisor.
David Hughes is the Alliance Insulation Division Project Manager. He has more than 20 years of experience in the residential retrofit industry. He also has 6 years of insulation experience and 6 years of pest control experience.
Prior to joining Alliance Environmental Group, David was part owner and President of a large retro fit insulation company. Through his previous work experience and leadership, David developed and expanded several companies from single market to multiple markets service throughout California.
David has a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree from California State University San Marcos with a major in Communication. He also holds the C2 acoustical insulation license for Alliance Environmental Group.
Chris Kondrath is the Alliance Insulation Division’s Operations Manager. He has more than 11 years of experience in the insulation industry and 8 years in the pest control industry.
Prior to joining Alliance Environmental Group, Chris was part owner and Vice President of Operations at an insulation company. He has performed termite and pest control liquid applications along with heat treatment for wood destroying organisms and general pest.
He has a Branch II operator license for the Structural pest control board. Chris also has a 10 hour OSHA certification as well as OSHA confined space certification.
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.