Ohio Environmental Remediation Services

Our Team


Rick Kuhlman – President and Owner

Rick Kuhlman is the president and owner of HEPA Environmental Services, Inc. He has a bachelor of science from Florida Tech in Biological Oceanography, 1993. He has successfully run a full service asbestos abatement company for over 17 years with over 26 years in the environmental business. Rick grew up in Ohio but really enjoys spending time in the ocean (fishing, snorkeling, and sailing).


Jeanine Kuhlman - Director, Human Resources

Jeanine has been with HEPA for over seven years in many different roles and now serves as our Human Resources Director.  She grew up in Madison, Ohio and happens to be married to the owner. Outside of work, Jeanine loves to travel with her family.


Tim Rath – Chief Operating Officer

New to HEPA in 2021, Tim oversees the overall operations of our company. He brings with him 25 years of experience from a variety of different companies. An Akron native, Tim now lives in Stow with his wife Laura and their four boys.  Outside of work, he enjoys traveling to France with his wife, all types of fishing, being outdoors, and playing disc golf.


Susan Munger – VP, Internal Operations

Susan leads our internal administration and has been an employee of HEPA for four years.  She grew up and still lives in Rootstown which makes it convenient for her to ride her bike to work in the summer.  Outside of work, Susan enjoys spending time with family, hiking, and gardening.


Vince Blawn - Project Manager

Vince brings more than 13 years of expertise and is a vital asset within our team. Based in the Youngstown area alongside his wife, Amanda, Vince finds joy beyond the workplace through his passion for motorcycle rides and various outdoor pursuits, including fishing, hunting, camping, and canoeing.


Frank Burke – Project Manager

Frank started in construction and environmental services in 1994 and has been with HEPA since 2008.  He is a native Clevelander that enjoys boating, fishing, hunting, and shooting.


Mike Aller – Project Manager

Mike has 37 years of experience in the abatement industry and has been with HEPA for 5 years.  He grew up in the East Canton area and is a US Army Veteran. Outside of work, Mike enjoys attending sporting events and loves to travel especially throughout the Caribbean and Mexico.


Justin Graber – Field Operations Manager

Justin started with HEPA in 2022 but has ten years of experience managing operations for some large scale commercial landscaping companies. He grew up in Hudson, Ohio and attended Bowling Green State University where he graduated with a degree in Environmental Science. Outside of work, Justin enjoys golf, fishing, concerts, bonfires, and spending time outdoors.  He’s a die hard Cleveland sports fan and especially loves watching the Browns. He also enjoys spending time with his daughter and family. 


Enrique Maya - Bilingual Field Superintendent

Enrique brings an extensive 34-year career in asbestos abatement and construction, including four years with HEPA. Hailing from Mexico, he began specializing in asbestos abatement at 28 and has since been a driving force in ensuring project excellence and safety. Beyond construction, Enrique is a seasoned soccer enthusiast, and has played for over 25 years. His hobbies include working on cars and hiking. Enrique looks forward to retiring someday in the industry, leaving a legacy of craftsmanship and dedication. Join us in building a future where expertise and enthusiasm converge to define excellence in every project.


Savanna Shultz – Administrative Assistant

Savanna started with HEPA in 2021 and provides support to our entire team.  She grew up in Austintown, Ohio and attended ETI Technical College for Real Estate. Outside of work, Savanna enjoys horseback riding, shooting guns, crafting, spending time with friends, family, and her dog.