About Air Chek, Inc.
Founded in 1985 by B.V. Alvarez, 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.
Company Organization and Staff Qualifications
The founder and CEO of Air Chek, Inc. (est. 1985) 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; 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.
Shawn G. Price (since 1998) is our Program Manager. His responsibilities include organizing and supervising all training programs, setting up new professional inspector accounts, and developing national sales programs. Mr. Price also maintains certification listings with all regulatory organizations and obtaining certifications for new products and/or services. Mr. Price joined our team in October 1998 after managing daily activities at the US EPA's RPP (Radon Proficiency Program) for 10 years. He continues to support radon certification as a member of the Policy Advisory Board and Education Advisory Board under the National Environmental Health Association's - National Radon Proficiency Program (NEHA-NRPP). Additionally, he has worked with the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) to develop industry standards under the Consortium of National Radon Standards, which has been recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop American National Standards. Mr. Price has a B.S. in Geology.
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 and our various web properties. Additionally, daily quality assurance activities, laboratory operation, and computer system maintenance are supervised by Mr. Kuzniar. He has 20 years experience in software design and development and 11 years experience in electronic circuitry and automated controls design.
In conjunction with Mr. Shawn Price, Mr. Kuzniar operates as a team member of the group headed by Mr. B.V. Alvarez. In reference to radon measurements, Mr. Kuzniar and Dave Sieg have 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, Melissa Reinke, oversees customer service and order processing (since 2004). Mrs. Reinke has a Bachelor's degree in Operations Management.
Our Production Manager, Judy M. Alvarez (since 1991), oversees test kit manufacturing and production.
Mail: Air Chek, Inc.
1936 Butler Bridge Rd
Mills River, NC 28759-3892
Phone: 800-AIR-CHEK (247-2435)
Fax: (828) 684-8498
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