February 2, 2019: ASTI Environmental just turned 34 years old thanks to our 3,500 clients and boosters and our 42 associates with 450+ years of technical expertise. Headquartered in Brighton, MI, ASTI opened it’s fourth office in in Trenton, MI last year. ASTI has also maintained an office in Grand Rapids the past 26 years, and 2019 marks the third anniversary of our Detroit office located in Grand Circus Park.
Since ASTI was founded by Tom Wackerman and Peter Collins on February 2, 1985 in Ann Arbor, we have grown significantly and diversified into multiple service lines, including Mussel Surveys, Sub-Slab Depressurizion System Design and Installation, Incentives – having obtained more than $220 million in gap financing (TIF, grants, tax credits, loans) for our developer clients, Asbestos and Lead Paint Inspections, Wetland Managament, Hazard Mitigation Plans, Stormwater Management, Property Condition Assessments and our bread n butter; more than 300 Phase I/II ESAs per year.
We are only as good as our last project, but we are proud to have completed more than 12,500 projects nationally. A few signature projects include; an Anthrax Vaccination Facility in Lansing, the iconic Michigan Central train station in Corktown, a Uranium Mine in the Czech Republic, restoration of a 455-acre coastal Great Lakes Marsh along Lake St. Clair at Lake St. Clair (Metro Beach) Metropark in Harrison Twp., the Village at Grand Traverse Commons (former psychiatric hospital), the Strand Theatre in Pontiac, most every neighborhood in Detroit working for non-profits, a NIKE Missile Base, Capital Park (Detroit), the 5,000 acre Detroit International Wildlife Refuge that runs along 48-miles of shoreline btw. the lower Detroit River and western shore of Lake Erie, Henry Ford’s office building in Highland Park, a 10,000 acre limestone mine in Newberry (Upper Peninsula), Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, Flint Farmers Market, Marquette Holy Family Orphanage, Detroit (Eastern) Market Gardens, the 4,500,000 square foot Steelcase plant on 200+ acres in Grand Rapids, a civil war era prison in Jackson, Michigan Theatre (Detroit), Lebowsky Center (former Capitol Theatre) in Owosso, a 455-acre coastal wetland mitigation project known as Blue Water Isles in Clay Twp (St. Clair County), Foundation Hotel (named one of Time Magazine’s Greatest Places of 2018), and The Siren (former Wurlitzer Building) in downtown Detroit, Lansing School for the Blind (Stevie Wonder studied classical piano here), and Wayne County Airport.
Another notable mention in ASTI’s timeline is the 2017 feature on Crain’s Top 100 Cool Places to Work.