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Indoor Environmental Mold Inspection, Detection, and Removal Professionals

Mike Lanius – President

Mike Lanius

Mike Lanius

Mike is the President of Indoor Environmental Professionals Inc. He has over 15 years of experience in addressing mold related problems in the indoor environment. He has a vast amount of knowledge and expertise in supervising Mold Removal and Mold Remediation projects. Mike provides environmental consulting for Indoor Environmental Professionals Inc. Mike is a member of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA). He holds several industries recognized designations that are council approved by the ACAC. Mike is a Council Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) this designation requires the holder to have a minimum of 8 years of experience in 2 of 3 fields relating to mold, asbestos, and HVAC. Mike also is a Council Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor (CMRS). He has successfully completed IICRC Water Restoration Technician and Applied Structural Drying (WRT/ASD) Mike is a Mold Detection Dog Handler and has undergone training with Master Dog Trainer Bill Whitstine of the Florida Canine Academy near Clearwater, Florida.

George Rickert – Vice President

George Rickert

George Rickert

George is the Vice President of Indoor Environmental Professionals Inc. George oversees the Inspections and Operations Departments at Indoor Environmental Professionals Inc. He holds industry recognized designations that are council approved by the ACAC. George is a Council Certified Microbial Inspector (CRMI). George was an Illinois licensed Home Inspector for many years. He is an experienced Mold Detection Dog Handler and has undergone training with Master Dog Trainer Bill Whitstine of the Florida Canine Academy near Clearwater, Florida. George has over 20 plus years of home improvement experience. His knowledge and experience in the fields of Mold Inspection, Mold Investigation and Mold Testing is extensive. He has successfully completed IICRC Water Restoration Technician and Applied Structural Drying (WRT/ASD) George served our country in the United States Air Force and is retired from the United States Air National Guard with 21 years of service.

Florida Canine Academy

Florida Canine Academy

Ivory – Mold Detection Dog

Ivory - Mold Dog

Ivory – Mold Dog

Indoor Environmental Professionals Inc. employs Central Illinois’ only Mold Detection Dog. Her name is Ivory. Ivory is a Standard Schnauzer that has successfully completed over 1000 hours of Mold Detection Dog training at the Florida Canine Academy near Tampa Florida. Her trainer was Master Dog Trainer Bill Whitstine. Her training helps aide our Council Certified Microbial Inspector (CRMI) in locating and confirming mold growth in the indoor environment. Ivory has performed over 1200 Mold Inspections during her career. She is trained to detect 18 species of Mold that is commonly found growing in indoor environments. Our Mold Inspection team utilizes Ivory’s olfactory skills as a specialized tool that increases our ability to detect hidden and visible mold growth.