Merritt Environmental Consulting Corporation (MECC) was formed in June of 2009, under the direction of Chuck Merritt who has been assisting lending institutions, insurance companies, attorneys, property owners and real estate investors for over two (2) decades. Our primary service is determining if environmental issues exist at a property. Typically when a site is being purchased or refinanced we are engaged to conduct a phase one Environmental Site Assessment (ESA). MECC provides a written assessment of the property utilizing historical maps, database reports and experienced personnel to conduct the site Reconnaissance. Our
staff has represented clients on commercial real estate, including industrial sites, multi-family buildings, professional office complexes and retail shopping centers.
We can typically visit a site within 48 hours of an initial request and can provide a summary of findings within a few days of the site visit. Our reports provide clients with the data necessary to make business risk decisions regarding potential environmental issues that may exist.
Chuck Merritt, President, is a recognized expert in the field of environmental consulting and the Long Island Business News (LIBN) named Chuck a “Who’s Who in Engineering and Environmental Consulting” in 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Chuck is an Environmental Professional (EP) as defined by the ASTM governing body and a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) accredited professional (AP) issued by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
Chuck Merritt has been invited as a guest lecturer by the Community Bankers Mortgage Forum (CBMF); Metropolitan Mortgage Officers; NYU Masters in real estate program; and has presented a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit approved program for real estate attorneys. Chuck has also traveled across the country speaking on asbestos in roofing issues.
Chuck has served as Chairman of the Young Mortgage Bankers Association and Governor for both the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Realty Club.
MECC headquarters is based in Hauppauge NY with satellite offices in Florida and Vermont.