Solving environmental concerns efficiently, effectively and ethically.
Since 1982
A Company you can trust
With over 35 years of experience, providing environmental remediation and abatement services. SHC has become one of the top companies in our industry.
Innovative Approaches
SHC utilizes the latest machines and equipment to ensure that the quality is maintained with changing regulations and developing technology.
Incomparable Quality
We pride ourselves on the clean and detailed performance that has made SHC standout in the industry. We provide top quality work, making us desirable and competative.
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About Us

SHC was founded in 1982 by Gerald J. Karches and his daughter, Chrisann Karches. It is the oldest, continuously operating asbestos abatement company in Arizona. SHC established itself as a hazardous materials remediation company in 1985 and began lead abatement services in 1981. SHC is a financially sound, growth-oriented environmental remediation company. Our staff applies innovative procedures to solve environmental problems for our customers. Our employees strive to be the best at solving environmental issues in a safe and effective manner. Our goal is to do the job right the first time, on time and within budget. We treat our customers as the reason for the existence of SHC. We also actively promote sound environmental practices within the community by participation in a variety of business and professional organizations.

Meet Our Team

Our Team

Meet our leadership team.


Chrisann Karches


A: 1953 W Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85745

P: (520) 622-3607

Don Ruggiero

Mitch Kring

Abatement Division Manager

A: 1953 W Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745

P: (520) 622-3607

Maria Piñon

Maria Pi/h2> Division Manager

A: 105 E. Borderland Rd A, El Paso, TX 79932

P: (575) 888-7641



Rob Valenzuela

New Mexico Division Manager

A: 610 San Jose SE BLDG B, Albuquerque, NM 87102

P: (505) 298-6930


Crystal Romano

Business Development Manager

A: 2617 S. 21st Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034

P: (480) 517-9040


Don Ruggiero

Phoenix Division Manager

A: 2617 S 21st Street Phoenix, AZ 85034

P: (480) 517-9040


Eric Fritz

Haz Mat Division Manager

A: 1953 W Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85745

P: (520)-603-9173

Happy Clients



Whats going on a SHC?


City of Phoenix Court House

Post flood floor polish and other renovations.

Luke Air Force Base

Interior Demolition

Adot I-17

bridge demolition asbestos removal of control joints

Salvation Army

Flooring abatement

Phoenix Art Museum

Popcorn ceiling texture removal

Tucson Power Production

Recognized by Tucson Power Production for our response to leaks and cleanups at the generating station.

Our Services

SHC offers a variety of remediation and disposal services for commercial business, private residences and government agencies. With offices throughout the southwest, SHC is ideally suited to provide environmental remediation services throught the Southwestern United States.

Asbestos Abatement
SHC furnishes all labor, materials, employee training, pollution, general liability, errors and omissions insurance coverage, expertise, and equipment necessary to carry out specified asbestos abatement projects. SHC will also secure all required permits including any necessary state, regional and local licenses. Although the owner is responsible for providing required notification to the EPA and any regional, state or local authority having jurisdiction on projects for asbestos removal, SHC will provide assisstance to the owner as required.
Lead & Lead Based Paint
SHC has been on the leading edge of lead abatement issues and procedures, performing our first lead abatement project in 1991. Since then, SHC has performed approximately $3 million worth of lead abatement projects for clients including Sandia National Laboratories, the General Services Administration, Artisoft and Fort Huachuca. All lead removal work is performed with trained supervisors and technicians in order to prevent lead exposure to workers and occupants of buildings.
Hazardous Material Remediation
All work performed by SHC is in accordance with applicable rules, regulations and statutes as promulgated by the EPA, OSHA, DOT, MSHA, and other applicable state, or local authority regulations in effect at the time of work. SHC furnishes all labor, materials, employee training, pollution & general liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance, expertise, and equipment necessary to carry out the specified hazardous waste remediation, site investigation, waste characterization, and emergency response incident.
UST Removal
SHC provides turnkey operations for underground storage tank removal services. SHC has coordinated and managed UST removals for a variety of industrial and public sector clients. SHC will remove your old system and prepare the necessary environmental closure reports to satisfy state and EPA guidelines.
PCS Remediation
Petroleum Contaminated Soil remediation provided by SHC includes permitting and regulatory reporting, soil excavation, remediation, and/or disposal, Arizona State Assurance Fund Certified Contractor, Site remediation closure reporting. SHC can also characterize remove and dispose of your petroleum contaminates soils (PCS) resulting from a leaking fuel tank.
SHC offers home owners complete restoration services to repair or replace damaged areas to original condition, or better. After the fire is out, the water has been extracted, and the debris discarded, our team of craftsmen can have your home back to pre-loss condition efficiently, and effectively. From initial response of safeguarding your belongings to hanging the last picture, our professional restoration experts are here to support you. If an unforeseen loss occurs know SHC is ready to respond 24/7, 365 days a year.
Microbiological Remediation
Southwest HAZARD CONTROL, INC. has been on the leading edge of microbiological remediation, performing our first mold/fungal remediation project in 1993. Since then, SHC has performed approximately $1,500,000 worth of microbiological remediation projects for clients including Tucson Unified School District, Tucson Medical Center, and the University of Arizona.
SHC provide soft demolition services and does so in accordance to applicable rules of each project and location. SHC assures involvement of all team members and customers at every step of the project to ensure completion of discussed scope. SHC utilizes trained and experienced employees on all projects. Be sure to ask more information about demolition services provided by SHC.
SHC provides other environmental services such as biohazard clean-up, hoarding homes, mercury clean-up, lab packs, emergency response among other Hazmat services. Please call your nearest SHC office for more information about services provided in your area.
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