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J.S. Held Acquires Applied Environmental Health & Safety (AEHS)

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June 4, 2018
AEHS Joins J.S. Held
AEHS Joins J.S. Held

J.S. Held acquires Applied Environmental Health & Safety (AEHS), as part of a strategic move to strengthen environmental, health, and safety (EHS) services in the southeast and Caribbean.


Jericho, NY – June 4, 2018 – J.S. Held today announced the acquisition of Applied Environmental Health & Safety (AEHS), as part of a strategic move to strengthen environmental, health, and safety (EHS) services in the southeast and Caribbean in preparation for an above average storm season.

Based in Titusville, Florida, AEHS is a respected consulting firm, providing expert environmental, industrial hygiene, indoor air quality, OSHA and EPA compliance, and safety training services throughout the state. They are the consulting firm of choice for both routine and prominent commercial, government, and residential assignments for a wide variety of clients, including state and local municipalities, insurance companies, real estate development and property management firms, contractors, law firms, retail establishments, schools, universities, landlords, and private owners.

“The acquisition of AEHS will absolutely benefit our clients throughout Florida and the Caribbean,” said Jon Held, President and Chief Executive Officer of J.S. Held. “With the addition of this outstanding team of EHS professionals and specialists, our regional clients will see quicker response times for critical assignments. This will be crucial for the upcoming 2018 storm season.”

AEHS will join the Environmental, Health & Safety Services division of J.S. Held, which is led by Executive Vice President, Tracey Dodd.

“We are excited to welcome AEHS to the J.S. Held team at this pressing time,” said Tracey Dodd, Executive Vice President. “As we prepare for a stronger storm season, the addition of these licensed and certified environmental scientists, industrial hygienists, and field technicians will increase our level of service for clients at a national level.”

AEHS will join the J.S. Held team of over 400 consultants. Existing AEHS clients will now have access to a broader range of services, as J.S. Held specializes in construction consulting, property damage assessment, surety services, project and program management, engineering consulting, and environmental, health, and safety services.

J.S. Held continues its strong growth trajectory, with this being its 12th acquisition following a 2015 investment from Lovell Minnick Partners, a private equity firm specializing in investing in financial and related business services companies. Previous acquisitions include Bracken Engineering, Antonucci Consulting Corp., Donohue Consulting, Leighton Associates, Meridian Consulting, CEIPS, U.S. HELM, Lovett Silverman Construction Consultants, Inc., the Property Loss Division of Chroma Building Corp., and Wakelee Associates.

Since 1974, J.S. Held has added the capabilities of specialized consulting businesses to better address complex construction and environmental matters globally. J.S. Held now has over 50 offices across the U.S. and Canada.

About J.S. Held LLC

J.S. Held is a leading consulting firm specializing in construction consulting and environmental, health and safety services. J.S. Held consultants have provided their expertise on the most complex construction and environmental matters around the globe. The company serves its clients from over 50 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information regarding J.S. Held, please visit

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