About EME

EME was incorporated in the State of Michigan in November 1997 and currently combines the talents of Michael L. Kelly (President) and Don DeRoo (Vice President).

Mike and Don along with the rest of the EME team have managed environmental projects up to $1,000,000 with 20 man crews.  EME is experienced in dealing with sensitive issues, difficult construction schedules and managing client’s needs.

The Team EME timeline covers highlights from our first 15 years in business.

Mike Kelly

Michael Kelly


Mike started EME in 1997 with more than 10 years of successful experience as a senior project supervisor for a large environmental firm. He has been in the environmental industry since 1982. Mike brings his expertise to EME as a hands-on Project Manager/Estimator. He developed EME based on quality, responsiveness and attention to detail.

Michael’s keys to success: Developing business relationships based on performance and accountability.

Don DeRoo

Don DeRoo

Vice President of Business Development

Don brings more than 30+ years of successful business experience and focuses on business development, human resources and process improvement. Don was the previous owner of Cherry Hill Heating & Cooling. He built Cherry Hill into a multi-million dollar residential and commercial HVAC business, prior to selling the business to Blue Dot, a national HVAC Contractor. Don is a Council Certified Mold Remediation Supervisor and Thermography Investigator.

Don’s keys to success: Having a competitive drive and being analytical.

Jeff Cheney

Jeff Cheney

Project Manger/Estimator

Jeff (1999) has an emphasis on asbestos abatement and pipe re-insulation.

Jeff’s keys to success: My “hands on” experience in the industry allows me to communicate effectively with our crews and customers.

Dave Silva

Dave Silva

Project Manager/Estimator

Dave (2005) is highly experienced with servicing large clients for asbestos, lead-based paint and mold projects.

Dave’s keys to success: Being able to coordinate between the client, the office and the crew, with the client needs being foremost

Jeanine Collins

Jeanine Collins

Company Controller

Jeanine (2004) brings over 14 years of financial accounting and administrative experience.

Jeanine’s keys to success: Understanding the financial details, analyzing them and communicating the information to owners to help run the company.

Diane Watson

Diane Watson

Marketing Specialist/Office Manager

Diane (2004) brings over 18 years of marketing, graphics, IT and customer relations experience.

Diane’s keys to success: Being organized, creative and understanding our customers’ needs.


EME is a member of these organizations:

  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Metropolitan Detroit
  • Construction Association of Michigan (CAM)
  • Indoor Air Quality Association, Inc. (IAQA)
  • The Lead and Environmental Hazard Association (LEHA)
  • Livonia Chamber of Commerce
  • Michigan School Business Officials (MSBO)
  • Michigan Society for Healthcare Engineering (MiSHE)
  • National Demolition Association
  • Redford Chamber of Commerce



EME holds these certifications:

  • Certificate of FEP Compliance
  • City of Detroit Human Rights Department Equal Opportunity Division
  • Wayne County Based Enterprise Program Wayne County Small Business Enterprise Program
  • Michigan Builders License
  • Council Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor
  • Council Certified Thermography investigator
  • Asbestos Contractor Supervisor
  • Asbestos Project Designer
  • EPA Certified Lead-Safe Renovator
  • Certified for Confined Space Entry
  • Certified for Mobile Scissor/Articulating Boom Lifts

Some of EME’s Recent Clients Are:


Team EMETimeline

Team EME and friends
Environmental Maintenance Engineers was built on an idea and grown with family, friends, relationships and hard work.

From our humble beginnings in Redford, Michigan, to our Livonia, Michigan and current Inkster, Michigan location, we offer the best environmental services. Just ask our friends and former clients like Selfridge ANGB, US Army Tank Command, University Michigan, University of Detroit Mercy, Lawrence Technological University, Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Franklin Furniture Building, Bell Building, State of Michigan, City of Detroit, City of Livonia, and City of Romulus to name a few.

The Team EME timeline covers highlights from our first 15 years in business and marked our 15 year anniversary with our employees and friends at Comerica Park.