Company History

Russ Borders photoMy name is Russell Borders, and I started Environmental Contracting Services, Inc. after working in the industry and realizing companies were not servicing their customers well. In some cases the company was doing a disservice. There were too many uneducated or undereducated contractors taking advantage.

So, in graduate school, I wrote my thesis paper on my industry. The findings were truly amazing. Most companies didn’t have adequate insurance or certifications for the jobs they were performing. Industry standards were not being complied with, and the customers were suffering for it. Therefore, I dedicated my efforts to educating my team, my customers and myself.

It wasn't enough to exceed a customer's expectation; we had to makes sure we were
achieving a high industry standard in the process. My goal was relationship building and problem solving. Honesty and integrity have been the backbone of our growth. We are succeeding because we are highly educated and versed on the projects we are advising on and completing. We have given seminars to realtors, brokers, industry professionals, and different associations.

We are unlike any other company because we don’t think like any other company. Most of our business is based off of referrals from past customers. We have the best customers a company could hope for. Please read some of our customer reviews and you will discover why we come highly rated. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you. We would love the opportunity.

Here is a bit more on my background:

  • Masters in Business Administration (Keller Graduate School of Management)
  • Certificate in Human Resources Management (Keller Graduate School of Management)
  • Major In Marketing (Carthage College)
  • Minor in Philosophy (Carthage College)
  • President of the Wisconsin Guild of Chimney Service Specialists 2008 and 2009
  • Vice President of the Wisconsin Guild of Chimney Service Specialists 2006 and 2007
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in Wisconsin
  • State of Wisconsin Licensed Real Estate Salesperson NO: 57316-094
  • Wisconsin Realtor Association ID # 76673
  • National Association of Realtors ID #370500413
  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Illinois License #076.0380599
  • Member of the Illinois board of Realtors
  • Chimney Safety Institute of America Certified #5568
  • Graduate of the National Chimney Sweeps Safety School
  • Member of the National Chimney Safety Institute
  • Wisconsin Dept. of Commerce Dwelling Contractors Certification #1104854
  • Wisconsin Dept. of Commerce Dwelling Contractors Qualifier Certification #1104855
  • Member of the National Fire Protection Agency
  • Member of the Association of Wisconsin Cleaning Contractors
  • Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration IICRC water restoration Certified #138973
  • Special Contractor's License #7034 Eagle CO.
  • Registered Contractor with the Town Of Vail CO.

Any company can say they will exceed your expectations.
Our company can PROVE it!

  • Members of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ Rating
  • Outstanding Service Award winning company
  • We have never had a complaint against our company and have serviced over 10,000 customers.
  • Our greatest achievements are our customer referrals and reviews. Thank you all!

For additional inormation on Environmental Contracting Services, Inc. Please call us at (262) 948-3515 or email us with your questions.