Innovation Is Our Second Name

ELM SOLUTIONS CORP.

Providing innovative solutions to challenging waste management projects throughout the Pacific Rim and beyond.  Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, we have been proudly servicing our public and private sector clients since 2007.

 

About our Firm

ELM Solutions Corp. (ELM) is a full‐service environmental and marine logistics company dedicated to providing clients with quality, comprehensive solutions that meet all safety, performance and budgetary goals. Our mission is to offer an array of specialized services to a diverse and expanding client base. ELM will achieve its mission by:

  • Employing knowledgeable, dedicated personnel with diverse skill sets

  • Offering a multi‐disciplined range of services

  • Providing employees with the resources to create a quality product and service

  • Cultivating professional, personalized client relationships

  • Generating mutually beneficial business and mentor partnerships

  • Maintaining an exceptional operational safety and compliance record

ELM is a third party certified Woman‐Owned Small Business (WOSB) under federal rules and a Washington State Certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE). ELM is headquartered in the Seattle, Washington area, providing services primarily throughout the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and the Pacific Rim. We were formed to specifically provide environmental and logistical related solutions to a variety of clients, public and private. The personnel at ELM each have vast experience and we have teamed with our vendors to provide the client with the most cost effective and suitable solutions.

Our philosophy is simple: Meet our client’s environmental needs in a safe, cost‐effective manner utilizing the appropriate equipment, experienced and trained employees, and the latest available technology. We have successfully performed hundreds of remediation projects resulting in a long list of repeat, satisfied customers from all areas of industry.

ELM Solutions Corp. was created to assist our clients in managing their environmental and logistics responsibilities.  Our personnel are highly qualified and experienced, providing you with results you can count on.


Safety is the priority.

 

Achieving Our Goals

Our Mission

ELM Solutions Corp. was created to assist our clients in managing their environmental and logistics responsibilities.  Our personnel are highly qualified and experienced, providing you with results you can count on.


Safety is a priority for all personnel and is a requirement of our personnel and subcontractors to perform work.  It is our goal that all ELM employees and subcontractor personnel are able to return home in the same health as they came to the jobsite.


Regulatory Compliance for ourselves, our subcontractors, and our clients who entrust us with the responsibility - is likewise a requirement in all the work we do.


Innovation and Service are our core values to provide unparalleled service, availability, and response to our clients and their goals.

 

Offering Solutions That Make A Difference

Learn About Our Services

We provide a wide range of logistics and waste management services.

Marine
Logistics

Knowledgable

Tug Chartering, Barge Chartering, Cargo and Deck Barges, Load Line Barges, Ramp Barges, Crane Rental, Miscellaneous Related Equipment (forklifts, loaders, etc)

Waste Management

Highly Compliant

Waste Facility Operation and Permitting, Waste Profiling, Waste Manifesting (US and Canada), Waste Transportation, Recycling and Disposal Services, Packaging, Labpacking, PCB transformer (Draining, Disposal, Recycling), Waste Sampling and Analysis, Waste Transportation Air, Rail, Marine, and Highway, On‐Site Management, Regulatory Compliance, Waste Minimization

Remediation
Services

Experienced

Waste Facility Operation and Permitting, Waste Profiling, Waste Manifesting (US and Canada), Waste Transportation, Recycling and Disposal Services, Packaging, Labpacking, PCB transformer (Draining, Disposal, Recycling), Waste Sampling and Analysis, Waste Transportation Air, Rail, Marine, and Highway, On‐Site Management, Regulatory Compliance, Waste Minimization

Remote Site Logistics

Innovative

Mobilization / Demobilization Planning, Alaska and Lower 48 Receiving and Inspection Points, Transport Chain Management

Emergency Response/
Spill Cleanup

Here to Help

Spill Response Management, Spill Cleanup, Transportation and Disposal

We offer a wide variety of services across industries, public and private.

 

Safety and Compliance

Health and Safety

Health and Safety is ELM’s top priority. We are dedicated to providing a safe and healthful environment for our employees, team members and clients by providing an effective Environmental Safety and Health Program which is carried throughout our organization. ELM has had no reportable or recordable accidents since its formation in 2007. ELM’s EMR rating for the current year is 0.90, well below industry standards. The Health and Safety culture at ELM starts from senior management and extends throughout the entire company. ELM encompasses a policy that all personnel have the authority to “stop work” should they feel that Health or Safety is being compromised. This is not only a right for each employee…but a responsibility.

Regulatory Compliance

Agencies, generators, and individuals are all looking for a way to reduce risk, spend less, and do more.  In today's maze of regulatory agencies and authorities, it can be difficult to determine how this may be accomplished. 


For wastes from a site, ELM Solutions Corp. assists our clients in the

  • generator status

  • proper determination of waste classification

  • profiling of wastes

  • packaging of wastes

  • labeling of wastes

  • placarding of wastes

  • intermodal shipments of waste

  • interstate and intercountry shipments of waste

  • US and foreign manifesting of wastes

 

Project Gallery

View photos from our diverse list of projects

Barge Load of Contaminated Soil

Barge Load of Contaminated Soil

Supporting Oilfield Work

Supporting Oilfield Work

Working North Slope

Working North Slope

Loading Truck Onsite

Loading Truck Onsite

Barge and Landing Craft

Barge and Landing Craft

Landing Craft at Sunset

Landing Craft at Sunset

Loading Barge on Shore

Loading Barge on Shore

Oilfield Support

Oilfield Support

Landing Craft

Landing Craft

Loading Bulk Soil Barge

Loading Bulk Soil Barge

Remote Sites

Remote Sites

Large Demolition and Clearing

Large Demolition and Clearing

Midway Island

Midway Island

Excavators with Dump Truck

Excavators with Dump Truck

Bulk Barge with Container Walls

Bulk Barge with Container Walls

 

Meet the Team

Michael Gortner

President

Mr. Gortner is currently President and Sr. Project Manager with ELM Solutions Corp. He joined the company soon after its formation to assist in its growth and adds his superior management skills and extensive experience in Alaska and other remote environments to the firm’s capabilities.


He is responsible for the onsite operations of various remote site projects in Alaska, including all on and offsite activities. Responsibilities include compliance with federal and local environmental, transportation, and safety laws and regulations. Mr. Gortner is also responsible for managing and ensuring compliance of any subcontracted operations as well.

Prior to joining ELM, Mr. Gortner was the General Manager in the Northwest for General Environmental Management, Inc. where he directed the day‐to‐day field operations, developed comprehensive bid proposal packages, implemented environmental, health and safety compliance programs, monitored and ensured environmental, health and safety compliance of all services provided. He also analyzed and monitored service quotes and bids, including profit margins on projects to ensure company margin goals were achieved, as well as managed field operations including supervision of projects, evaluating proposed projects, coordinating personnel with projects, overseeing work plans/safety plans and evaluating finished projects.

Cherish Gortner

Corporate Secretary/Treasurer

Ms. Gortner is currently the corporate secretary and treasurer of ELM Solutions Corp. Ms. Gortner's responsibilities include corporate support in the form of IT infrastructure, health and safety, and accounting. She also supports the project management team in planning and executing jobs.


Ms. Gortner has previously been responsible as IT Director for a number of firms, including functioning as Safety Officer, focusing on corporate disaster recovery operations and emergency response plans. In addition, Ms. Gortner has operational experience in TSDF plant operations, treatment chemistry, hazardous materials classification and disposition, transportation and disposal regulations in Alaska, Washington and California.

 

Contact Us

Mailing Address:

3511 132nd St. SW, Suite #4

Lynnwood, WA  98087

USA

 

ELM Solutions Corp.

Address

Mailing Address:

3511 132nd St. SW, Suite #4

Lynnwood, WA  98087

USA

Contact

(206) 767-7308

(888) 356-3299