SSCI specializes in Environmental, Construction and Engineering Projects.  Our Project Managers have academic and/or technical degrees and all personnel are trained, licensed and certified in accordance with contemporary requirements for the environmental and engineering services sectors.  We have performed Phase I and Phase II ESAs for more than 35 years; designed, installed, removed and/or remediated hundreds of aboveground and underground storage tanks; closed large oilfield waste pits and trained hundreds of workers on UST regulations, hazardous material and OSHA/RCRA requirements.  Fuel systems, stormwater management and detention/retention facility design and maintenance are specialties.

Helen I. Hodges, P.G.


  • M.B.A., University of Chicago - Valedictorian
  • M.S. Chemistry, University of Idaho - Presidential Honors
  • B.A. Physical Science; Minor Biology, San Jose State University - Great Distinction
  • P.G. Professional Geoscientist, Soil Scientist
  • EPA and state licensed Asbestos Inspector and Management Planner
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager
  • Certified Asbestos Management Planner
  • Certified LPST Project Manager

Donald E. Hodges, P.E.

Operations Manager and Director of Engineering

  • M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Tyler
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Tyler
  • Licensed Professional Engineer, Texas and Arizona
  • HAZWOPER / HAZMAT (HM-126F) Certified
  • Licensed UST Installation and Removal Supervisor
  • PST Design, Installation, Repair and Removal
  • Remediation Design and Implementation
  • Storm Water, Detention and Drainage Specialist
  • Water, Sewer and Storm Water Utility Design
  • Soil/Groundwater Investigator

Russell Duke

Hydrologist and Field Operations Lead

  • B.S. Hydrology and Water Management, Tarleton State University - Stephenville, Texas
  • Environmental Assessments & Impact Analysis Specialist
  • Excavation and Trenching Competent Person
  • Phase I ESAs & Environmental Reviews Expert
  • Experienced in Technical Reporting and Permitting
  • DOT HAZMAT Trained (HM-126F)
  • Licensed UST Installation and Removal Supervisor
  • Certified 40-Hr HAZWOPER Trained
  • Superfund, Oilfield Waste, and Hazardous Materials Specialist

Crystal Luna

Lead Environmental Scientist / Geologist

  • B.S. Environmental Sciences, Concentration:  Geology, University of Houston - Clear Lake
  • Small Quantity Generator Reporting Specialist
  • Certified 40-Hr HAZWOPER Trained
  • Arc Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data entry and mapping
  • Industrial Solid and Municipal Hazardous Waste
  • Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments
  • Soil / Groundwater Investigator

C. Blake Sanchez


  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering: Texas Tech University - Lubbock, Texas
  • A.S., Engineering: San Jacinto College District - Pasadena, Texas
  • UST/AST System Design
  • Detention and Retention Pond Design and Compliance
  • Release Detection and Inventory Control Technology
  • AutoDesk/2D and 3D Mechanical Drawings Auto CAD
  • Certified 24-Hr HAZWOPER Trained

Patrick Kidd

Environmental Specialist

  • B.S., Sciences, Concentration: Physics; Minor: Mathematics, Texas Tech University - Lubbock, Texas
  • HAZWOPER 40-hour Certified
  • Phase I and II ESAs
  • PST Installation / Removal 40-Hr Certified
  • Data Usability Summaries / Data Validation / Technical Reporting and Writing
  • Auto CAD - Various Programs
  • Compliance Inspections / Discharge Sampling

Dustin Keithley

Site Supervisor

  • EPA MAP Asbestos Inspector Accredited
  • Texas Licensed Asbestos Inspector
  • EPA Model Lead Inspector Certified
  • EPA Model Lead Risk Assessor Certified
  • Certified Specialized Diesel & Industrial Mechanic
  • Certified Automotive Technician
  • HAZWOPER Site Worker Certified
  • EPA Universal Certificate for HVAC Systems
  • DOT HM-181 Basic Hazmat Trained

Don Hodges, P.E.

Senior Engineer

  • M.B.A., The Executive Program, The University of Chicago
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy
  • Naval Flight School, First in Class
  • Crosby Quality College
  • Juran Quality Institute
  • Deming and SPC Quality Training
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • UST Installation/Repair/Removal Instructor