Founded in 1985, Air Chek, Inc. has sold over 4,000,000 of their patented radon test kits around the world. Renowned for its ease of use and accuracy, the Air Chek Radon Test Kit continues to set the standard for home and professional radon testing. Air Chek serves homeowners and radon professionals with same-day analysis, online availability of test results, and matchless quality from its state-of-the-art, NELAC-accredited laboratory facilities located in Western North Carolina.
The founder and CEO of Air Chek, Inc. is B. V. Alvarez. Although semi-retired, he still oversees many aspects of the business. He has over 21 years experience in passive radon test kit design and engineering; 50 years experience in manufacturing, automated equipment design, and engineering; and over 20 years experience in automated radon analysis laboratory design, engineering, and operation. Mr. Alvarez has been issued a number of patents in addition to the two that cover the Air Chek radon test kits.
Judy O’Loughlin is our Program Manager. Her responsibilities include organizing and supervising all training programs, maintaining certification listings with all regulatory organizations and obtaining certifications for new products and/or services. In 1989, she entered the radon industry in Florida where she was certified as a Measurement and Mitigation Specialist for her company, Radon Professional Services. She was project manager of measurement services for 24 county school boards, GSA measurement projects, nursing homes, hospitals and several REIT apartment complexes. The measurement devices used for these projects included activated charcoal, electret ion chambers, alpha-track detectors and the Eberline CRM. She was a hands-on Mitigation Specialist for homes, nursing homes, apartment complexes and public school buildings. Judy also taught the Florida certification courses for 3 years and helped write the first national exam for the EPA.
Our information services department, headed by Eric Kuzniar (since 1999), is in charge of upgrading and maintaining our Linux-based servers, phone system, B2B applications, inter-office software, corporate database, our various web properties, and software development. Additionally, daily quality assurance activities, laboratory operation, and computer system maintenance are supervised by Mr. Kuzniar. He has 21 years experience in software design and development and 12 years experience in electronic circuitry and automated controls design.
Mr. Kuzniar also has direct responsibility for all maintenance, calibrations, and daily operation of the fully automated laboratory system.
One of the most important members of the Air Chek team, Makala McFee, oversees customer service and order processing (since 2013).
Our Production Manager, Judy M. Alvarez (since 1991), oversees test kit manufacturing and production.