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The CSRA is proud to welcome Summit Services Group as a Charter Corporate Steward. Their commitment to CSR practices both environmentally and on a social level is a corporate priority to the company, ownership and their employees.

Welcome to the Summit...

... where conquering your compliance challenge is not only our top priority, it’s our commitment. We believe that environmental compliance does not have to be risky, costly or difficult to manage. Our team of highly qualified experts have been to the summit repeatedly and know how to drive cost, risk and complexity out of your project. And having spent 15 years serving Colorado, we have the local expertise & relationships that truly make a difference.

Conquering your toughest challenge requires the right people, the right processes and the right equipment. Your Summit team is comprised of industry veterans with outstanding credentials (P.E., CPESC, CPSWQ, CISEC). And we outfit your team with the gear they need to succeed, including SiteGUIDE, our industry leading compliance system that completely takes the guesswork and finger-pointing out of compliance data management. Contact us today and see how easy, safe and affordable compliance can be.

Our History

Summit Services Group was founded with the same principles that have guided its sister company, DTEC (Down to Earth Compliance) for over 15 years. DTEC’s slogan says it all: Trust DTEC. Trust cannot be declared it must be earned. In fact, to hear the words “trust me” often gets one’s guard up. Trust requires a consistent history of dedication, integrity, quality, honesty and clear communication. DTEC has earned Colorado’s trust. summitservicesmountainphoto.jpgAs a leading erosion control installation & maintenance company, DTEC was recently named Contractor of the Year for the third straight year by the Denver Metro HBA.

These same principles of trust are the foundation by which Summit Services Group was founded. Joel Jonker, CPESC, founder of both companies, states it this way, “Complying with federal, state, and local environmental laws has always required a team of professionals with a combination of expertise in regulatory knowledge, civil engineering & soil science, technical field skills, attention to detail, and strong relationship building. I am pleased to announce that a complete end-to-end solution is now available across Colorado. Summit and DTEC are separate companies that provide the right combination of services to help our customers achieve compliance cost effectively and with the confidence that they have lowered their risk. You can count on us.”

Joel Jonker, CPESC (Owner): Consultant to the Construction Industry, Stormwater Compliance businesses and Erosion Joelphoto.jpgControl contractors.

Joel Jonker, founder of Down To Earth Compliance, LLC (DTEC) and Summit Services Group, LLC has more than 15 years experience with erosion and soil control compliance issues. He is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and often provides training to others in the industry through association events and internal training programs.

Mr. Jonker also has a successful track record of consulting to other business leaders in the environmental compliance industry. He held Vice President positions with two different firms who had multi-state operations and consults with a select group of clients whose businesses range from $10 million to $700 million in annual revenue. The consulting clients are contractors, product manufacturers, and distributors who are ready to accept the challenge of balancing growth, profitability, and industry leading quality. As a Principal of Greenlight Consulting Group Joel teams up with other leading consultants to provide solutions in the areas of Leadership Development, Growth, and Optimization of client businesses.

Chris Heilbrun, CPESC-IT (Area Manager):
Veteran Stormwater Compliance Consultant and Business Leader.

Chris Heilbrun brings a balanced background of stormwater and construction industry experience as well as business Chris_Hphoto.jpgleadership to the Summit team. As Area Manager, Mr. Heilbrun is responsible for leading the growth and operational teams of Summit Services Group. He has been personally involved in all aspects of stormwater compliance from permitting and SWMP development to site inspections, project management and enforcement mediation. Chris has developed strong relationships with regulators, engineers, contractors, and associations across the erosion control and construction industry. Active in the HBA and IECA, Mr. Heilbrun also brings a strong business background, having held a senior multi-state $3 million P&L responsibility with an engineering enterprise. Chris is a certified trainer and has served as an invited
panelist and guest speaker at a variety of industry events.

Carl Lucas, CISEC (Sales Consultant):

Carl has over three years of experience with stormwater compliance in Colorado. During that time he has built a reputation for understanding the specific needs of his clients and being flexible in the offerings he can bring to the table. Mr. Lucas knows that no two clients are the same and he can help project owners develop complete compliance programs, or just help fill gaps in existing programs. Either way, his first goal is to help meet client needs, not sell off the shelf solutions. Carl is also our in house expert on the use of SiteGUIDE, our inspection software and compliance database. In 2009 Carl earned Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control designation (CISEC).

Andy Wallenkamp, CISEC (Lead Inspector):

Andy is the "on site" leader for Summit. He has work experience with two engineering firms and three years of inspection experience in stormwater compliance. Andy sees the activity at your sites and can advise you on ways to improve compliance on your projects. Andy enjoys being proactive and alerting our clients to risks they may not have seen, as well as proposing solutions to common problems. Andy is also very proficient with our inspection software and understands how to manage the flow of information on a project so that items are not overlooked. Andy is our newest CISEC, having recently passed the test at the December 2009 meetings of the Mountain States chapter of the International Erosion Control Association.

Summit Team: Experience, Trusted Credentials & Effective Partnerships

Summit clients are served by an established team of experts with proven credentials, including: P.E., CPESC, CPSWQ, and CISEC. Summit is committed to providing well trained and certified professionals in all aspects of the business. Compliance is a team sport. Summit brings a network of experts to its clients to deliver a comprehensive compliance solution aimed at reducing cost, risk and complexity.

What's in a name?

The name of Summit Services Group did not come about by accident. The original inspiration came from hearing the story of Ed Viesturs, the only man to scale the world’s 14 tallest mountains, without oxygen. That’s right without oxygen. In his book, “No Short Cuts to the Top”, he describes how truly dangerous mountains like Everest, K2, and Annapurna are claiming the lives of 1 out of every 3 climbers. Frightening. His adventure took him 18 years to complete with over 30 expeditions, 10 of which he turned back without reaching the top. Reaching the Summit safely requires experience, commitment, trust, teamwork, superb equipment, and relentless determination. These same values are required to conquer compliance challenges for our clients.



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