COMPANY: Universal Engineering Sciences
TITLE: Corporate Director of Environmental Services
EDUCATION: B.S. Geology, 1994, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio; M.S. Geology, 1996, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.
YEARS IN AREA: 13
YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 25
Richard (Rich) Carman has spent more than a quarter century in the environmental services profession, the last year and a half with Universal Engineering Sciences (Universal) managing the $75-million-plus firm’s growing environmental presence. Carman came to Universal (www.universalengineering.com) from Bureau Veritas North America, bringing with him extensive national expertise and reputation in the fields of environmental due diligence, subsurface assessments, Brownfields remediation, regulatory compliance and oversight, industrial hygiene, and Phase 1 and Phase 2 consulting.
Carman resides in Tampa with his wife Victoria, son Julian and daughter Valencia, but he directs Universal’s environmental consulting activities throughout Florida, including the firm’s primary offices in Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and South Florida.
Universal is a 54-year-old, family-owned engineering consulting firm with 750 employees working in the firm’s Orlando headquarters and from 17 branch offices throughout Florida and Georgia. In addition to environmental sciences, the firm specializes in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, threshold inspection and building inspection services. It is currently ranked Number 197 in Engineer News Record’s Top 500 Design Firms for 2018.