About Highlands Environmental Solutions, Inc.


Highlands Environmental Solutions is an innovative environmental consulting and services corporation with a proactive, solutions-based approach. Our clients include national insurance carriers, global mining operations as well as other private, commercial, industrial, and municipal clients throughout the mid-Atlantic and southeastern US. Since 2003, our focus has been on using our team’s expertise to solve environmental problems so that businesses can grow and prosper. We specialize in rapid emergency response; site assessment, remediation and closure; environmental forensics; expert witness testimony; and aggressive due diligence. We are not your typical environmental company. We look forward to surprising you with solutions you never dreamed were possible.

Our professionals are experienced in developing solutions to address the environmental concerns for a wide range of client industries including:
Insurance Providers and Lending Agents
Mining, quarrying and aggregate production corporations
Convenience stores and retail petroleum outlets
Petroleum and petrochemical storage and transportation companies
Real estate agents, developers and real estate investment trust (REIT) companies
Dry Cleaners
Printing and publication facilities
Rental car companies
Hotel and motel operators
Circuit board, electronic and telecommunication manufacturing facilities
Textile and dyeing and finishing facilities




joe beaman, pg, rsm - President/principal geologist

Joe has over 25 years of experience in field investigations, as well as supervisory and project management roles for environmental and emergency response projects.  He is a Professional Geologist and also is the former Chairman of the Wake County Local Emergency Planning Committee.



Bill has over 25 years experience as an Environmental Engineer specializing in air, water, and hazardous waste monitoring, sampling, and remediation with experience in many facets of environmental site assessment, investigation, and remediation. His experience includes Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments; project, technical management and field support for soil and groundwater investigations, petroleum, industrial and hazardous waste sites; and design and implementation of soil and groundwater remediation plans and systems. Bill also has extensive experience in oversight of emergency spill response.


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ANDREW FRANCIS, GIT - Staff Geologist

Place of Birth: Burton Upon Trent, UK

Education and Experience: Appalachian State University, B.S. in Geology, 2015

Certifications: OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Certification

What do you enjoy most about your role in geology?
I enjoy working with clients and co-workers to produce innovative solutions to challenging issues.

Personal Interests                                                                      My personal interests include sailing, hiking, traveling, photography and spending time with my family and friends.


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