Create a team which rewards its clients with unrivalled support for their environmental need, and its members with unrivalled opportunity for personal attainment.


is to be your “First Call”.

Our Core Values

Our history of working with high-ranking engineering and geotechnical firms allows us to act as a one-stop-shop for your environmental consulting needs.


Well, that’s rule number one!


It underlies our will to win.


No one person can outperform a Team.


Nothing great is achieved by indolence


We are responsible for delivering on our commitments.

Where it all started.

It all started in late 1997 when a developer bemoaned to Harm the large, non-refundable option price paid for the former Fullerton Lumber property. Newly released environmental reports were extremely negative about the prospects of a cleanup. The former landfill alone had 3 contractor cleanup bids of around $15,000,000, and Imperial Oil stated remediation of its contamination was technologically impossible. Harm disagreed.

He was confident that the former landfill (currently North Shore Auto Mall could be remediated for a fraction of the contractor bids; and, Imperial Oil reports relied too heavily on modelling and conventional thinking. The developer was anxious to get underway; but Harm’s then-employer, SRK – Robinson Inc., was unconvinced. Acting on the courage of his convictions, Harm took a big financial risk to buy out his team and launched one of BC’s most impressive Brownfield remediation projects.


Areas of Service

Serving our many clients across British Columbia & Alberta.

We offer environmental consulting services including investigation, remediation and risk assessment of contaminated property for residential, commercial, and industrial clients. No matter the project size, from BC’s biggest Brownfield to small residential jobs, we do it all!

We’ve investigated and – when necessary – remediated over 9,000+ properties across Western Canada. We are constantly expanding to new regions – contact us today for a competitive quote.

Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley

Central and Northern BC

Southern BC

Vancouver Island and Southern Coast


Western Canada

Our Business Service Team

We believe that leadership is a behaviour, not a formal role.
Dr Harm P Gross
M.B.A., R.P. Bio., Approved Professional | President His main passion is ensuring that his clients receive the best advice for their business objectives, and in so doing, his success is measured by how well he has protected their interests. READ MORE
Shane Rigter
Director, Business Development Generally the main point of contact throughout the lifecycle of a project, Shane acts as the conduit between our Clients and the team at NEXT Environmental, working to distill the constantly evolving rules and regulations in a business-centric, easy to-understand way. READ MORE
Bernard Loh
Business Development Manager Bernard’s role also consists of developing and maintaining long term relationships with all people in different Industry backgrounds. READ MORE

Our Technical Management Team

Ryuji Marumo
Director, Programs & Procedures Acting as a mentor to junior staff, resource allocation, project management, hydrogeology, reviewing technical reports, ensuring that all technical staff are adequately trained for completing all levels of fieldwork. READ MORE
Michael Muttersbach
P.Eng., Approved Professional | Manager, Ministry Submissions Mr. Muttersbach is responsible for all submissions, such as Certificates of Compliance, Determinations, Releases, and Pre-approvals made to the Ministry of Environment on behalf of NEXT’s clients. READ MORE
Jeroen Wauters
M.Eng., P.Eng., Approved Professional | Senior Technical & Regulatory Lead As a Senior Technical & Regulatory Lead he is responsible for the design and supervision of complex site investigations and remediation projects. READ MORE
Phil Zylka
Director, Technical Team Phil has been a part of the Next Environmental team since 2017. He is a Registered Professional Biologist with the College of Applied Biologists in BC. Phil brings comprehensive knowledge and skills to each project he manages. READ MORE
Chris Steele
Director, Projects Chris joined NEXT in January 2022 and has been a consultant in the contaminated sites industry since 2016. READ MORE

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