Phone: (714) 730-5397

Phone: (714) 730-5397

J. Michael Jones: Project Manager / California Asbestos Consultant


Prior to establishing Pacific Southwest Group, which he sold his interest in 2011, Mr. Jones was a senior manager with Hygienetics, Inc. In his position as Senior Vice President, Mr. Jones was responsible for the operations and profit of the firm’s western region offices. Before managing the firm’s western region, Mr. Jones was responsible for the firm’s eastern region offices. These offices generated $10 to $12 million in annual revenue. With his architectural background, Mr. Jones managed numerous multi-million dollar asbestos abatement projects in high-rise buildings, airports and regional post office distribution facilities.

Mr. Jones started as an architect and resident project manager with two international engineering/architecture firms before he became involved with the environmental remediation industry. His field assignments have included electrical power generating stations in Oklahoma and a major airline terminal renovation project at Boston Logan Airport.

With a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Kansas, Mr. Jones manages the firm’s pre-acquisition and due-diligence services. These services includes asbestos and lead materials investigations, Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, geo-technical investigations, property condition reports, and, in many situations, aboveground and underground remediation projects.

Project Experience

UST Removal and Site Restoration – Los Angeles, California
The Reynolds Group was contracted by a real estate broker representing the current property owner to remove an underground storage tank at a private residence. TRG sampled soils beneath the UST and found no gasoline constituents. The client was satisfied with the work performed and asked TRG to clear out decades of debris from a canyon on the property. TRG’s safe, courteous, and responsive team employed an innovative combination of long reach heavy equipment, loaders, trucks and labor to clear out the canyon. Debris was segregated and aggregated in a staging area to economize green waste for recycling on site and construction debris for off-site disposal. TRG was able to be fully-responsive to the unique and challenging needs of the homeowners to restore the canyon to its original grade. In this case, decades of debris were safely and sustainably removed to expedite a time-sensitive real estate transaction.

Assistance in Compliance with SCAQMD Violation – Garden Grove, California
The Reynolds Group was contracted by a property owner who had received a “Notice to compliance” from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) based on the roof replacement done in December 2013. The Reynolds Group performed a limited asbestos survey to assess if the roofing debris had asbestos contained materials (ACM) impacted by the roof replacement. The survey resulted with two interior and one exterior sample containing detectable asbestos fibers. Finally, The Reynolds Group prepared a Procedure 5 Plan for the property owner to address the decontamination of the interior and exterior space to be in compliance.

Three Year AHERA Re-Inspections for School District – San Diego, California
The Reynolds Group was retained by the Diocese of San Diego to perform the federally-mandated three-year AHERA (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act) re-inspections. The re-inspections included 39 schools within the Diocese of San Diego. TRG completed the inspections on time and on budget.

Asbestos Survey – Hacienda Heights, California
The client retained The Reynolds Group to perform an asbestos survey of the interior of vacant lease space in Hacienda Heights for asbestos-containing-materials (ACM). TRG performed the investigation in a quick turnaround and was able to refer the client to an asbestos abatement contractor to successfully remove the ACM on the property.

Lead Investigation at a Downtown Commercial Building – San Diego, California
The Client was referred to The Reynolds Group to work on a lead investigation project in downtown San Diego. Under the strict timeline in which they needed to respond to the City, TRG was able to inspect the presence of lead-based paint on the subject property in a timely manner. The results showed that none of the exterior painted walls tested positive for lead-based paint. The Reynolds Group was able to assist its client to achieve a no further action letter for the subject property.

Subsurface Abatement for City Projects – Santa Monica, California
The Reynolds Group successfully won the bidding contract from the City of Santa Monica on three City Projects based on competitive pricing. The scope of work consisted of as needed services as an abatement contractor. Services included UST removal, excavation of hydrocarbon and VOC impacted soils, transportation and disposal of hydrocarbon and VOC impacted soils, backfilling of excavations, pre-abatement services related to lead or asbestos containing materials and abatement services related to lead and asbestos. The Reynolds completed the projects on time based on the City’s scheduling plan.