All About Our Company

In 1999, two former US Marines, Malcolm Gibson and Sean P. Harmon, shared a vision of starting a company that would combine Malcolm’s 30 years in the construction industry with Sean’s expertise in operations and business management.

The Beginning

Mr. Gibson founded EnviroSafe Air (ESA) in 1982 with a partner in North Sioux City, SD., specializing in asbestos abatement, demolition, insulation, and fireproofing. In 1999 Malcolm relocated to Florida and founded ESA South with Mr. Harmon.  

The first years in business, ESA developed its construction program with small commercial projects for the University of West Florida and Santa Rosa Medical Center, as well as specializing in applying industrial coatings on high rise condominiums along the Gulf Coast. The waterproofing industry occasionally provided the company with the opportunity to be a subcontractor on federal projects where ESA performed at local DOD installations such as NAS Pensacola and Eglin AFB.

Dark and Stormy Nights

As ESA South focused on the construction market, fate pulled the company in a new direction in 2004 and 2005. Hurricanes Ivan, Charlie, Wilma, and Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast and ESA South had the privilege to provide disaster relief services with the US Army Corps of Engineers. Since those days, ESA South has continued to focus its efforts towards offering a quick response in the event of natural or man-made disasters.  


The years following the hurricanes brought ESA South a new vision as Sean and Malcolm decided to redirect their focus from commercial and institutional work to primarily pursuing contracts with the Federal Government. ESA obtained its CVE Verification for SDVOSB status. Not long after ESA began performing projects with the Department of Veterans Affairs in both the Midwest and the Southeast United States. These projects served as the foundation of ESA’s business model and we began a track record of successful performance on Federal Health Care projects.


In recent years, ESA South has been enjoying sustainable growth due to its many successful projects and a growing list of satisfied clients.  Currently we are focused on streamlining operations and expanding our geographical footprint to all of the Continental United States; to include opening new offices around the country and building relationships with large and small businesses alike to help support our goals.

SDVOSB Logo - ESA South
Crew Picture - ESA South
Crew - ESA South
Government Construction Project - ESA South
Crew Safety Job #1 - ESA South
Construction Project - ESA South