Company Profile

Environmental Systems Service, Ltd. (ESS) is an independent company offering high quality technical services in the chemical and biological sciences. Services are provided in the disciplines of environmental consulting, water and wastewater treatment, field sampling and environmental testing. The firm is a privately held corporation and is not a subsidiary of another company. Its product is accurate and timely technical information provided confidentially at a reasonable cost.

ESS was organized in 1973 in Culpeper, VA as a contracts operations company to provide water and wastewater operations and maintenance services. Subsequently, an in-house laboratory was established to support the operating functions. Our Bedford, Virginia facility was added in 1978 to handle food and dairy analysis.

The majority of our clients are in the Mid-Atlantic States and clients range from small independent companies to Fortune 500 companies.

Our mission is to provide accurate and timely technical information at a reasonable cost.  We are committed to environmentally responsible operations, which include using natural resources wisely and considering the overall impact on the environment.

Environmental sustainability practices are incorporated by identifying and implementing techniques and practices that emphasize the environmental management hierarchy of pollution prevention (source reduction), reuse, recycling, treatment, and environmentally safe disposal. 

ESS is proud of its growth and the ongoing professional development of its staff. Recognizing the value of customer satisfaction, our goal is to provide exceptional service with quality results in a timely manner.

ESS Corporate Office
218 North Main Street
Culpeper, VA 22701

Toll Free: 1-800-541-2116
Phone: 540-825-6660
Fax: 540-825-4961

ESS Laboratories
500 Stone Street
Bedford, VA 24523

Phone: 540-586-5413
Fax: 540-586-5530

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
(Emergency Service Available)