We are steadfast in our commitment to keep up to date with the most currently recognized industry guidelines, standards, approved methodologies, required certifications and training. This sets our staff apart as the some of the most competent professionals in this industry. Our personnel maintain multiple certifications, licenses and affiliations. While these qualifications are not required for every project, our customers can rest assured that our quality system meets or exceeds very stringent industry requirements.
Absolute Resource Associates has attained DoD ELAP and ISO/IEC 17025 accreditations, as well as certification with the US Small Business Administration (SBA) as a participant in the 8(a) Business Development Program and a certified small disadvantaged business (SDB).
ARA has also been recognized by the Department of Transportation (DOT) as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. ARA has also been identified by the Massachusetts State Diversity Office, formerly SOWMBA (MA SDO) as WBE and DBE. These and other programs have positioned us well for continued growth into new areas.
For your reference, the following are some codes, designations and certifications that Absolute Resource Associates maintains:
SBA Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB)
SBA Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)
SBA 8(a) Firm: Effective 11/08
SBA SDB (Small Disadvantaged Business)
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
- Department of Defense Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program: DoD/ELAP
- New Hampshire Environmental Laboratory Approval Program: NELAC/NELAP/TNI Certificate #1732
- State of Maine Laboratory Certification Program: Certificate #2006033
- State of Vermont Department of Health: Certificate # VT173204
- Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection M-NH902
- Rhode Island Department of Health Certification 173213
- Army Corps of Engineers New England, Laboratory QAPP Approved (RIM)
- National Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (EPA-NLLAP)
- International Organization for Standardization ISO / IEC 17025
Air Quality Certifications
Board Certified American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC)
Certified Microbial Consultant CMC
Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant CIEC
Certified Environmental Thermography Consultant CETC
Certified Indoor Environmentalist CIE
Certified Microbial Investigator CMI
Environmental Samples, Drinking Water, Waste Water, Soils, Sediments, Sludge, Cement, Construction Debris, Hazardous Waste, Storm Water, Tissue, Air, Filters, Wipes, Building Materials, Paint, Bulk Material, Dust, Particles and more!
USEPA SW 846, US EPA 600 Series, US EPA 500 Series, Standard Methods, ASTM, NIOSH, and other industry recognized standards and guidelines.
Indoor Air Capabilities
Occupant Consultations, Asbestos Inspections, Mold Inspections, Indoor Air Quality Investigations, Air and Surface Sample Collection and Analysis, Water Damage and Water Source Identification, Remediation Planning, Follow Up & Clearance Testing, Building Envelope/Siding Failure Inspections, Moisture Surveys, Lead XRF Surveys, HVAC Performance, Insulation Checks, Infrared Imaging, Asbestos Abatement, Services to the Healthcare Industry, Facility Evaluations for Health & Safety and more!
Asbestos Abatement Contractor
541620-Environmental Consulting Services
541690-Other Scientific & Technical Consulting
541710-R&D Physical, Engineering, Life Sciences
562910- Remediation Services
562112- Hazardous Waste Collection
541350- Building Inspection Services
562998- Other Waste Management Services
Product Service Codes
B502 Study/Air, Quality
B533 Study/Water, Quality
H999 Misc Test & Inspect
Q999 Other Medical Svcs
R799 Other Management
8734- Testing Laboratories
8748- Business Consulting, NEC
8999- Miscellaneous Services
R799- Other Management
Absolute Resource Associates
DoD ELAP, ISO/IEC 17025, WOSB, EDWOSB, SBA 8(a), SBA SDB, DBE