Geoff Beardall, Sam Pratt, and Rick Ofsanko began the environmental services firm Earth Systems, Inc. in 1999 with an office in Jacksonville, Florida. All three owners previously worked for national companies and wanted to respond to client’s needs with more flexibility, speed, reliability, quality, and cost effectiveness. The founders also wanted Earth Systems to help build a mutually supportive network of relationships (a sense of community), which helps individuals, the community, and society at large.
Mr. Pratt earned a B.S. in Geology from Vanderbilt University in 1988 and lives in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Mr. Ofsanko earned a B.S. in Geology from Allegheny College in 1993 and lives in Delray, Florida. Mr. Beardall earned a B.S. in Geology from the University of Mary Washington in 1980 and an M.S. in Geology from Oklahoma State University in 1983 and lives in Atlantic Beach, Florida.