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.
MEET THE TEAM
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.
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 has been in technical sales since 1995. He currently manages bids, various client projects, operations as well as mentoring sales engineers. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Florida, South of Panhandle
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Central Florida
Angel has several years of experience in bilingual technical sales and various outside sales roles. His technical aptitude has allowed him to be proficient in creating bid proposals, as well as delivering excellent solutions for clients. He has a track record of building great relationships with business owners, engineers, and managers.
So. Louisiana, So. Mississippi, So. Alabama, Panhandle of Florida
Bachelor of Arts, Louisiana Scholars College
Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA 1997
Matt grew up in Michigan and was part of a third-generation family-owned Concrete Construction Business. After graduating from Northwestern State of Natchitoches LA, Matt helped start up a ready-mix concrete company located in Baton Rouge, LA. He also served in the legislative branch of the East Baton Rouge Parish government as both staff and as an elected official. During this time, a federal consent decree forced the rebuilding of the parish's entire $1.5 billion sanitary sewer system. Matt’s experience will be very valuable to BAR Environmental and our Partners and customers.
Attended Idaho State University Pocatello, ID 2012-2014
Cole is a former college football athlete and brings several years of experience in construction and equipment sales. He is committed to providing customers with exceptional service and support. Cole’s background and excellent interpersonal skills are key in providing customers and partners with beneficial solutions.
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 Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, 2020
After graduating from Mississippi State University, Blake joins BAR as an Engineer-In-Training with both project and construction management experience. In previous roles as a field manager and manufacturing engineer intern, Blake was responsible for managing the overall safety, schedule, and operations of multiple crews. He also brings a high proficiency in CAD design. Blakes communication skills, project management experience, and determination to excellence will be a great benefit to the BAR team and associated partners.
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS - 2020
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS – 2022
William joins BAR as a Project Engineer. He has worked in the construction industry as a mechanical engineering intern; managing drawings, layouts, and load calculations. During his graduate career, he taught multiple mechanical engineering courses, including several in-depth research projects. William's communication abilities, attention to detail, and drive for excellence will be a great benefit for the BAR Environmental partners and customers.
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, 1991
Kennith has 30+ years of Financial and Accounting experience in corporate and manufacturing environments across several industries. He has extensive experience in process improvement and documentation, cost savings, systems interfacing, and development, as well as improving efficiencies and stabilizing administrative operating procedures. He joins BAR as Financial and Business Manager/CFO providing leadership in back-end support functions and robust business analysis to facilitate continued business growth and support for our customers and partners.
Bachelor of Business – Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN, 2004
Masters of Education – Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN, 2011
Prior to joining the BAR Companies, Jason has 17 years of experience in both finance and sales. He joins BAR as a Financial Analyst and will further develop structure and consistency in business and financial processes. He will improve and streamline customer and partner service.
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.