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In 1984 Rick Pearson and John Dickson founded BAR Environmental Inc., formerly known as Dickson Pearson Associates. Since 1984, we have built a well-respected reputation within the Water and Wastewater Industry across the Southeast. We have formed and maintained long-term relationships with manufacturers, consulting engineers, plant managers and operators. Our goal is to provide our clients with quality products and services. We plan to continue to grow our client base and expand our geographical service territories in the future.














Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN, 1996

Bobby has experience working with water/wastewater construction and engineering consulting and has several years of experience working with a national corporate organization supplying engineered solutions in both sales and management roles. He provides leadership and vision for the BAR Environmental companies.

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology,
Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN, 1972

Rick co-founded BAR Environmental, Inc. in 1984. With over 40 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry, he has built and established long-lasting relationships with business owners, engineers and manufacturers alike. Under his guidance, the company has  built a powerful legacy and continues to grow more successful over time.

Joe Schmits


North Alabama, Operations Manager

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN, 1993; Master in Business Administration, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN, in 2001

Joe brings over 15 years of experience working in the technical sales and service space to the BAR Environmental team. He currently manages bids, various client projects and operations. His solutions-first approach and extensive experience working with consulting engineers, contractors and business owners has allowed for a successful track record for solving operational challenges for clients of all sizes.

Josh Spradlin, P.E.


East Tennessee, Georgia

Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA, 2001

Josh is a Professional Engineer at BAR Environmental and has been part of our team since 2014. Since 2001 Josh has worked in both engineering and construction has developed a comprehensive background in technical sales, business leadership, consulting services and construction. 

Andy LeJeune


West Tennessee,

No. Mississippi, No. Louisiana

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering,

University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, 1993

Since 1993, Andy has had successful involvement and leadership in the Civil Engineering industry. He has experience working on various projects in site development, drainage, bridge, water and wastewater treatment. Since his time with BAR, Andy has successfully developed new business markets and worked effectively with manufacturers, consulting engineers, contractors and business owners.

Paul Henderson


So. Louisiana, So. Mississippi, So. Alabama, Panhandle of Florida

Central, Louisiana


For over 35 years, Paul has been a noteworthy business development leader in the water and wastewater construction industry. He has extensive experience in consultation, estimating, project management, marketing, and sales. Prior to joining BAR Environmental, much of Paul’s career was spent serving in multiple roles for an industry leader in the Southeastern United States. His passion for the industry and vast experience are a proven asset for consultants, contractors, and end users when implementing custom water and wastewater solutions.

Joe Sanford, P.E.


Middle Tennessee

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Tennessee Tech University, TN, 2010


Joe joined our team as a Professional Engineer after 10 years working as a consulting engineer. His primary discipline was directed towards industrial and municipal Water and Wastewater Design and construction. His experience with client development, planning/design, project management, and construction oversight has led to a track record of success. His knowledge and commitment to providing excellent service is a valuable asset to our customers and supply partners.

Cody Sorensen


Project Engineer

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 

Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID 2016

An academic All-American and four-year varsity football letterman from Idaho State University, Cody joins BAR with over four years of experience, most of which serving as a lead engineer for the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program in Idaho. There he designed and maintained their water/wastewater systems. Additionally, he has worked as a project and construction manager for one of the Nation’s largest engineering firms, located in Nashville. Cody’s well-rounded experience, work ethic and determination to quality will be a great asset to our customers and partners.

Attended University of Tennessee, Knoxville 1997-1999, Greenbrier TN High School 1999

Jason brings valuable experience to the BAR team with life-long experience in the construction industry. He is skilled in understanding client needs and bringing their vision to life. He pays close attention to detail from planning and scheduling projects to installation, and post-install repairs and improvements. Complete customer care and satisfaction are at the forefront of Jason’s focus at BAR Environmental.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology, Mechanical Emphasis, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, 2010

Laura Beth joined BAR in early 2016 as Office and Project Manager after leading customer service for the USPS in one of the nation’ s fastest growing offices. Prior to working for USPS, Laura Beth gained valuable experience in both mechanical technology and manufacturing as a Mechanical Laboratory Technician for Mueller. She now manages financial and business activities for the BAR Environmental.

John Pulk

in memoriam

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology,
Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN, 1977

As a company built on the experience and expertise of our team, we are greatly indebted to the contributions of the late John Pulk. While he was only with BAR Environmental, Inc., for a few years, his veteran knowledge and daily example of doing business the right way will forever be ingrained in our culture. We remember him with great respect and appreciation. Some people love things and try to fix people, John Pulk fixed things and loved people.


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