Bob Strong, the founder of EnviroTest has nearly 40 years construction and environmental testing experience. A native of Portland, Oregon, Bob spent twenty years in the U.S. Coast Guard gaining much of his construction knowledge as well as specializing in marine environmental protection. After returning to civilian life, he studied for and passed the test to become a licensed general contractor. Under his license, he operated a very successful residential maintenance and repair business for seventeen years, retiring in 2013.
Over the years, Bob had been staying up-to-date on changing regulations in order to provide accurate information on his weekly home improvement radio show, Around the House with Handyman Bob.
In December, 2015, Portland Metro established a new requirement that contractors needed to have an accredited person conduct an asbestos survey prior to starting any demolition or renovation project. Almost immediately, Bob began getting calls from his network of remodeling contractors, seeking his advice, expertise, and contacts at local regulatory agencies.
Seeing the opportunity to help contractors and homeowners alike, Bob came out of retirement. He became a Certified Asbestos Building Inspector and EnviroTest was born. Today, EnviroTest is proud to be the only stand-alone asbestos survey and lead-based paint testing service in the Portland area. EnviroTest is the trusted testing service for construction companies, contractors, and DIY home remodelers.
Philosophy & Mission
EnviroTest is built on a foundation of honesty, integrity, a tireless dedication to hard work and a commitment to going above and beyond for all of our clients. We’re always available to answer questions and help you determine which of our environmental testing services might be right for your needs.
Our #1 goal is your complete satisfaction with our work!
Certifications, Insurance & Licenses
- General Contractor, CCB# 218776
- Certified Lead Based Paint Renovation Contractor
- Accredited AHERA (asbestos) Building Inspector
- Member, Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland
- Member, Professional Remodelers Organization
- Member, National Association of the Remodeling Industry
- Member, Oregon Remodelers Association
- Errors and Omissions Insurance
- Pollution Insurance
EnviroTest provides environmental testings services throughout the Portland metro area, as well as Vancouver and Southwest Washington.
We contact Bob from EnviroTest before we start any project requiring lead paint and asbestos testing. One of the biggest things Bob does is a complete survey of all building materials. This is one of the most important steps to make sure there are no delays later. I would always recommend Bob and EnviroTest and he has a lifetime customer for all our projects.