Ed and Ron on a family trip to Austria in 1990—behind them, the inspiration for Alpine?
The story of Alpine Environmental begins in a garden—an organic one. That garden and the Peik family’s early adoption of a healthy and environmentally conscious way of life lay the groundwork for the values that are fundamental and define Alpine as a company today.
In the early 90’s, as environmental contracting was emerging as a field, Ed and Ron saw that along with few industry guidelines there were poor work practices that often did more harm than good. As engineers, they understood the need for the highest professional standards in the process of containing and removing hazardous materials, but also the importance of properly protecting those performing the actual work.
This driving mission of delivering quality coupled with safeguarding both the process and their workforce has guided Alpine to its position today as the acknowledged industry leader. It has meant taking on pivotal roles in LEHA, a national industry association, and advising regulators for the State Lead Program in Massachusetts. It has also meant never wavering from those values adopted long ago in a backyard garden in Connecticut.
Ron Peik, president
Ron earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, with a focus on thermodynamics, HVAC systems and indoor air quality. He worked for two years as a civilian engineer for the US Air Force before getting into the environmental remediation industry in 1988. He founded Alpine Environmental with his father, Ed Peik, in 1991. Ron served as president of the Lead and Environmental Hazards Association (LEHA), a national industry organization, from 2013 to 2016. He is council-certified by the ACAC for Microbial Remediation and a member of the Indoor Air Quality Association. He is also active in several New England area contracting associations, including the Eastern MA chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (EM NARI) where he is both a board member and Government Affairs Committee co-chair. Ron has been featured as a lead paint and mold remediation expert on seven episodes of PBS’s “This Old House.” His dedication and professionalism have earned him a great deal of respect in the contracting world. Outside of Alpine, Ron has a very active family life, enjoying outdoor activities and traveling with his wife and their five children.
Ed Peik, vice president
As co-founder of Alpine, Ed brings over 40 years of civil and environmental engineering experience to the company. With a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from the City College of New York, he has held positions in government, industry, and private consulting. The projects he has been involved with are as diverse as air traffic control facilities, utility systems for college campuses, airport fuel facilities, large subdivisions and power plants. He enjoys time with his family, and especially enjoys discussions about science, nature, history, or practically any topic, with his five grandchildren.
Theresa Hazelrigg, general manager
Theresa is the General Manager of Alpine Environmental and works with the President to translate ideas into the functional plans for business growth. She is responsible for overseeing all areas of the company that include Operations, Finance, Marketing, and Technology. Passionate for organizational clarity, Theresa works with Alpine Leadership to to remove obstacles and barriers to integrate and streamline all major functions of the business in order to deliver superior results to our clients and provide a positive, effective environment for our team. In her spare time, Theresa enjoys spending time with her husband and son, as well as her large extended family.
Todd Drew, client services
Todd has over 20 years of experience managing Alpine’s lead paint abatement projects, and is also a licensed Construction Supervisor. Not only is he an expert in lead paint abatement, but also in the laws and regulatory issues surrounding the business. Our customers are constantly impressed by his knowledge, friendly and helpful attitude, and dedication to guiding them through their projects. Outside of work, Todd enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, snowmobiling, camping and mountain-biking.
Jason Roy, client services
Jason first joined Alpine in 1995 as an entry-level abatement technician. His exceptional work ethic and ability to get the job done soon elevated him to Project Supervisor. As Alpine grew, so did Jason’s responsibilities and he became the Operations Manager before moving in to Client Services. His lengthy experience in the field and operations gives him comprehensive knowledge of the abatement industry and its regulations. He is a licensed Massachusetts Deleading Supervisor and Construction Supervisor and holds his Council-certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor (CMRS) designation. Jason’s free time is spent mountain biking, skiing, attending sporting events and other activities with his wife and two daughters.
Mark Duchesne, client services
Mark brings 14 years of experience as a Sales Rep for a commercial painting company in New Hampshire and prior to that, 12 years of experience as a Sales Rep for Sherwin Williams paint. He grew up in New Hampshire, attending Pembroke Academy and then Plymouth State College where he studied Business Marketing. Mark’s focus will be our expansion into the commercial and public market for both lead paint and asbestos work. He has developed many excellent business relationships and has a proven record of success in his two decades in the business. He has three children: Jameson, and twins Abigail and Elizabeth. He loves golfing, Alpine skiing, fishing, mountain biking, and all things Jimmy Buffett. In his free time, Mark also enjoys honing his culinary skills through various preparations, including sous vide, smoking, and grilling.
Erica Racine, client services administrator
Erica joined Alpine in 2021 as Client Services Administrator. She graduated from Norwich University with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies. Coming from a retail management background most recently, she brings energy and attention to detail to Alpine as she supports Sales in producing proposals and contracts. In her spare time, Erica enjoys spending time with her husband and two cats, Jameson and Ginger.
Kristen Peik, marketing
In the spring of 2015, Kristen started working at Alpine right after graduating from Assumption College with a degree in Marketing. However, as Ron’s daughter she has already had many years of experience with Alpine. Currently she covers all aspects of Alpine’s marketing and advertising, and can sometimes be found at various project sites photographing Alpine’s work. An avid equestrian, Kristen particularly enjoys spending time outdoors with her horses and dog Remy (and family and friends too!).
Becky Greco, accounting
Becky started at Alpine as a temp in 2016 and was hired permanently later that year. She has a BS in Business Management from Bridgewater State University and brings over thirty years’ accounting experience to Alpine. Becky handles everything from accounts receivable to payroll. She also helps her husband Jim run a screen printing and embroidery company in nearby Billerica. Becky is avid New England sports (especially the Patriots!) fan and enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters as well as traveling and sewing.
Janet O'Hara, office manager
Janet O’Hara joined Alpine in 2021 as Office Manager. She brings over 40 years of business expertise in insurance sales, international consulting, office and board management, and executive operations. With a passion for all things “organized,” her work has become as fun as her hobbies. In this role, Janet assists with corporate initiatives, supports in an HR capacity, and manages general company operations and events. Janet has a professional executive background and has worked as Manager of Executive Operations at a local charter school, and Manager of Member Services at a medical society. When not keeping things running smoothly at the office, Janet loves spending time with her husband and two sons, gardening, travel, and a really good book.
Rachelle Greco, personnel coordinator
Rachelle will be responsible for recruiting, onboarding, training and licensing, and generally supporting the Field Team. In her last position at BigBear.ai, Rachelle was the Talent Acquisition Coordinator/System Administrator where she was responsible for processing and reviewing applications, and onboarding. Rachelle also has retail management experience where she developed her approachable management and interpersonal skills. Rachelle enjoys bowling, the Patriots, and spending time with her family (including her mom – and our accountant – Becky), friends, and cat.
Jim Campbell, pre-construction manager
Jim Campbell joined the Alpine team in April of 2015. He was hired as a Field Technician and within 6 months was promoted to Field Supervisor. As a Field Supervisor, Jim immersed himself in the industry becoming licensed in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire as a Lead Abatement Supervisor. Since then he has been involved in several of our larger projects for both lead abatement and mold remediation. In fall of 2021, Jim was promoted to a new position here at Alpine Environmental as our pre-construction manager. He works with both the client service representative and the client before work even begins to ensure your projects are set up for success. Jim also aids in quality control and managing our fleet, equipment, and inventory. Jim came to us with over 10 years of retail management experience as well as a mechanical, electrical and hydraulic repair background. In his off-time Jim enjoys spending time with his loving wife and family.
Connor Gildea, project manager
Connor started with Alpine in March of 2019 as a Project Manager after coming from a dismantling and demo company. He has a B.S. in Natural Resource Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and over 8 years of experience turning complex projects into harmonized campaigns that achieve project milestones. Experienced in directing large construction teams and subcontractors on multiple projects across all phases of development, he has a record of success in project management, estimation, bidding and job costing for numerous multi-million dollar demolition and environmental projects across the Northeast. In his spare time, Connor enjoys spending time with his wife and French bulldog, as well as hiking and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Tim Wade, project manager
Tim Wade worked in the roofing industry for over 20 years as an Estimator and Senior Project Manager, beginning his career as a Technical Representative for a roofing manufacturer. Prior companies he worked with include Tesla Energy, Greenwood Industries, and Kidd Luukko. Tim graduated from ITT with a degree in Computer Science AutoCad and completed Business classes at Fitchburg State College. In his spare time, he enjoys kayaking, gardening, camping, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family and dog.
Keith Adams, training superintendent
Keith Adams has been with Alpine since 1998. He started as an entry-level field employee and in a few years was promoted to Field Supervisor. Keith’s dedication, outstanding attention to detail and leadership qualities led him to be promoted to Training Superintendent. In this position, Keith manages projects while working with field supervisors and technicians to strengthen and expand their skills. In addition to this, he acts as the Alpine Safety Officer, responsible for regular safety update sessions for all crews. Keith holds multiple lead and asbestos abatement licenses as well as his Council-certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor (CMRS) designation. Keith’s interests include cars, motorcycles, and an occasional experiment in the culinary arts. He also boasts a sizable “retro” sneaker collection he has been adding to for ten years.
Tom Bradley, site superintendent
Tom Bradley joined Alpine in 2015, but has been working in the construction industry for most of his life. He’s had experience doing framing, sewer system installation, custom masonry work along with finish carpentry. Tom has also been working in the environmental industry for the past decade and ran a mold division and carpentry previously. At Alpine, he works as a site superintendent and finish carpenter. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and adorable chihuahua.