Jeff Faust began his career in the environmental industry following graduate school in 1993. In May 2003, Jeff started Environmental Consultants, LLC with his friend and business partner, Jim Yasitis, as a way to bring personalized service, continuity and integrity to our customers. During his career, Jeff has developed many long term relationships with customers looking to provide cost effective, environmentally compliant, and risk managed solutions to their organizations.
Jeff's experience is heavy with Federal customers - particularly the Department of Defense, education - both K through 12 and higher education, and the corporate world. These customers rely on Jeff's expertise to provide sound environmental budgets and a technical strategy to manage risk and compliance within these budgets. Jeff's favorite quote from a customer was "Every time I call you, regardless of time of day, I get the feeling I am your only customer and that you have already analyzed and understand my problem. Next thing I know, you are at my door step telling me you were four hours away when I called - what a great feeling to know you care about all of your customers like that." Working for good people remains the number one reason to go to work every day. When not at work, the majority of Jeff's time is spent helping kids be kids. Jeff's youngest son, Carter, lost his battle with leukemia at the age of five. Since then, Jeff spends his free time helping other kids and their parents with life facing illnesses. Besides being a Principal at EC, most people know Jeff due to his strong affiliations with St. Louis Childrens Hospital, the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Chair of the KIDstruction team at St. Louis Childrens Hospital, and his own foundation the Faust Family Endowment Fund and their "Hooked on Hope" fundraisers.
Jim Yasitis started Environmental Consultants, LLC in May 2003 with friend and business partner Jeff Faust as an alternative to the faceless "big company" image of the environmental industry. Jim's career in the environmental industry actually began in 1986 as a way to pay for college. Jim's hard work and relentless pursuit of perfection has been a very successful approach to winning the hearts of many long-term customers.
Often times, customers comment on Jim's tenacity for getting things right and working hard to achieve the objective at hand. Jim has worked in all phases of the abatement/remediation process from completing and supervising actual remediation projects; initial AHERA school inspections/management plans in 1988; developing a women owned environmental consulting/traning firm owned by his mother and stepfather; EPA approved trainer; owning an abatement firm; managing and estimating for large local and national abatement firms; development of an environmental consulting firm in California with a former member of the Environmental Protection Agency; and management of environmental departments for large national environmental firms. With Jim's diverse experience, he fully understands all aspects of the abatement industry from investigation through completion. As such, Jim's projects are known for being delivered on time, under budget, with no change orders, and with no excuses. Jim’s favorite quote from a customer was “The reason I hired you was the glowing references I received from your competitors in the industry about the quality and commitment of your work.” Jim's free time is spent with his family. He has been actively coaching his son’s and daughter's teams since they were old enough to play sports with no end in sight. Jim's passion is being involved with his kids and teaching kids the value of hard work and ethics. When not coaching, Jim is often found helping Jeff raise funds for St. Louis Childrens Hospital or other worthwhile causes.