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Who is epi?

epi and Strategic Associates:

Michael F. Berreau, President/CEO


Mr. Berreau is the President and CEO of Environmental Process, Inc./epi Investigations, Inc. Mr. Berreau has over 30 years experience in investigating construction failures, moisture intrusion/mold, explosion and fire losses, zoning and land use, building, fire, and housing code violations, indoor air quality problems, and hazardous material concerns in buildings and properties. Mr. Berreau is a MN Certified Building Official (MNCBO), a Certified International Code Council Building Inspector (ICC-BI), Certified Construction Inspector (CCI), Certified Construction Project Manager (CCPM), Certified Environmental Inspector (CEI), MN Licensed Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor, and MN/AHERA Certified Asbestos Designer, Inspector, Site Supervisor, and Management Planner. He is also a longtime member of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Association of plumbing and mechanical official (IAPMO), and Association of Construction Inspectors (ACI) and American Institute of Architect (AIA) Associate Member. His professional practice includes providing construction and personal injury forensic investigations in both civil and criminal matters. Mr. Berreau received his Bachelor degrees in Architecture and Environmental Design from the Institute of Technology at the University of Minnesota.

Michael F. Berreau's CV


Robert Ready

AIA, CSI, LEED ®AP - Associate

Mr. Ready is the Licensed Architect  for Environmental Process, Inc. and epi Investigations, Inc.

Robert Ready's CV


Thomas J. Ellavsky

PE, SE - Associate
Structural Engineer (AZ, IL, NE, NV, & UT)
Professional Engineer (CA, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, ME, MI, MN, OH, OR, PA, SD, TX, WA, WI)

Mr. Ellavsky is the Licensed Structural Engineer for Environmental Process, Inc. and epi Investigations, Inc.  Mr. Ellavsky received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  Refer to Mr. Ellavsky's CV for professional licenses and additional information.

Thomas Ellavsky's CV


Darren DeJoy

CEI - Associate

Mr. DeJoy is a Certified Elevator Inspector (CEI).

Thomas S. Nelson


Mr Nelson has over 28 years of law enforcement experience. His experience includes all types of case investigations, criminal and civil, including legal testimony. Mr. Nelson was the sergeant for the City of Le Sueur, Minnesota Police Department for over 23 years. In a pending case in the Federal System, Mr. Nelson investigated a Financial Consultant who accepted funds from clients which went towards a fictitious investment account. The fraud losses were over $250,000. Mr. Nelson has an Associated Degree in Law Enforcement from the Alexandria Technical College and graduated from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Basic Police Science Course. He is currently licensed as a Minnesota Private Investigator and remains a retired MN Licensed Peace Officer.


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