About Us

ep3, inc. was founded in January of 2006 to provide environmental engineering consulting services to public and private clients in Florida and throughout the southeastern United States. With a combined 55+ years of professional environmental consulting expertise in two locations, the principal staff at ep3, inc. offers the solid foundation needed to meet any environmental challenges clients may face in the successful implementation of projects.

About ep3Today, business and government face the need to balance demands for growth with environmental protection concerns. With a clear understanding of clients' objectives, ep3, inc. is committed to creating innovative and cost-effective solutions to environmental challenges. This privately held corporation is a certified woman-owned business enterprise (WBE). For more information, please contact us.

At ep3, inc., a strong relationship is developed with each client through the firm's hands-on system of delivering services. When faced with constantly changing environmental regulations that impact projects, clients realize a tangible benefit from the knowledge and expertise available at ep3, inc.

With a combined 55+ years of professional environmental consulting services, the key personnel at ep3, inc. provide clients with a solid foundation to meet any environmental challenge. Meet the principals.

Meet the Senior Management Team

Maureen F. Nichols, P.E. Principal Engineer

Ms. Nichols is a founder of the firm and serves as Principal Engineer and President. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida, Georgia and Alabama with 23 years of experience in all aspects of environmental project work with a concentration in soil and groundwater remediation. Responsibilities range from Phase I environmental site assessments and contamination assessments to hazardous and non-hazardous materials management and remedial system design and implementation. Ms. Nichols has performed and provided oversight for pilot testing activities, remedial system design and construction, underground and aboveground storage tank removals and environmental drilling.


  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University of South Florida
  • Advanced courses in Environmental Microbiology, Groundwater Chemistry, Waste Management, Environmental Risk Audits, Environmental Permitting and Environmental Health and Safety

Maureen Nichols

David B. Twedell, Principal Scientist

Mr. Twedell, with over 35 years of technical expertise, has managed hundreds of projects entailing the assessment and remediation of petroleum and non-petroleum contamination throughout the United States. He has experience in environmental contamination assessments, computer modeling for long-term environmental impact of facilities, waste management, hydrogeologic evaluations and field inspections of permitted facilities, and UST closures assessment and remediation. His career includes serving as an Environmental Specialist for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection; and his participation in the development of standard environmental audit procedures ultimately resulted in the current ASTM No. E-1527 Standard. He currently serves on the Orange County Environmental Protection Commission and is Chairman for the Environmental Subcommittee for the Developer's Council of the Mid-Florida Home Builder's Association.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Physical Science/Geology, University of Houston, Texas

David Twedell