About Us

Founded by President Cynthia Gilchrest, Common Sense Environmental received recognition from the New Bedford Chamber of Commerce as a nominee and finalist for the Small Business of the Year Award in 2007.

Common Sense provides comprehensive environmental evaluations of industrial, commercial and residential properties. Services include drinking water sampling, groundwater sampling, industrial compliance, Spill Prevention, Countermeasures and Control Plans (SPCC), AAI-compliant Phase I assessments, Subsurface Investigations and Remediation Services, Storage Tank Management comprehensive subsurface investigations, UST removal, hazardous waste and materials management, Tier II audits and submittals, and employee training. 

The Common Sense staff has extensive experience with federal, state, and local agencies to ensure compliance with CERCLA, NEPA, and RCRA regulations with a focus on the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP), also known as 21E. Common Sense Environmental excels at educating clients of critical regulatory elements relative to environmental activities. Further, Common Sense also provides Licensed Site Professional (LSP) services.