BECO Mission:

To build a professional association who cares about the many issues affecting the building environment industry, to have a voice in making sure the industry will not be adversely affected by changes that will affect our future as practicing building environment professionals. Implement membership recruitment and provide technical assistance to members to develop and maintain BECO resources. Promote the concept of exchange of information about the building environment industry. Provide representation with government departments and agencies; professional groups; allied statewide groups; and media to further the goals of the association. Organize annual education conference, regional meetings, and implement other educational programs.

Who is BECO?

The Building Environment Council of Ohio (BECO) is a not-for-profit professional association incorporated under the laws of Ohio. Our focus is the building environment (as distinct from the natural environment), and we include all facilities (educational, commercial, industrial, and residential), whether privately or publicly owned. We are interested in problems within buildings arising from pollutants in and immediately around those buildings, especially pollutants associated with building materials, utilities, the building site, or occupant activities.

The Building Environment Council is governed by an Executive Committee consisting of a six-member Board of Trustees, who serve three year terms; President, President Elect, Past-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Legal Counsel. The Executive Committee is elected by the members of the Council. We have always had an Executive Committee representative of our diverse membership.

Members can participate in any of seven committees: Asbestos, Lead, Radon, Underground Storage Tanks, Brownfields (VAP), Indoor Air Quality and AHERA Designated Persons (limited to “Designated Persons” as defined by federal school asbestos regulations). Committees keep track of federal, state, and local laws and regulations, as well as new developments and problems. They provide information for publication in the Ohio Building Environment Report, and recommend conference topics and speakers.

Board of Directors

2021 BECO Board of Directors

President: John Thomas – Environmental and Safety Solutions

President Elect: Kevin Fulk – Geotechnical Consultants Inc.

Trustee: Ryan Malott – The Ohio State University



Trustee – Bryan Goodrich – Riverside Local Schools

2021 BECO Board of Directors

Chairwoman: Michelle Eckels – Resource International Inc.


Secretary: Kristy Shepard – Resource International Inc.

Wayne Ingram – TSI

Trustee – Rick Kuhlman – HEPA Environmental Services, Inc.

2021 BECO Board of Directors

Treasurer: Tim Stevenson, TSI

Trustee – Heather Stoller – American Electric Power




Trustee – Josh Vogel— Terracon