Air Tech Environmental is now McHale Environmental
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3216 S Alston Avenue
Durham, NC 27713

About Us

Founded in 1996, Air-Tech Environmental, LLC is a full-service air emissions testing and consulting firm in Durham, North Carolina. We are focused on assisting our clients in all aspects of environmental services consulting. All of our staff is very highly qualified, so you receive quality work at the best value. In September 0f 2017, Air-Tech joined McHale Performance and became McHale Environmental.

Industrial Plant


Our technical team is experienced with hands-on development and application of emission test methods in a broad spectrum of source categories. Our reputation for consistently providing quality work is known within the industry and various governmental agencies. All employees at McHale Environmental are proud and active members of the Source Evaluation Society. Our administrative capabilities include:

• Experienced Personnel
• Quick Response to Your Needs
• Preparation of Specialized Testing Protocols, Test Plans and/or QAPPs
• Assist with Location of Sampling Ports and Other Special Needs
• Established Rapport with US EPA
• Detailed Documentation of Expenses & Charges
• Billing Tailored To Your System & Needs
• Negotiated Rates for Long-Term Contracts


Our experienced personnel have participated in more than 500 source tests, including the development and validation of numerous promulgated EPA Reference Methods. This vast experience with sampling and analysis methods at numerous source category allows us to provide our clients with expertise that is unique to McHale Environmental. Although the majority of our work is conducted in the United States, several clients have facilities or interests abroad in countries such as Russia, UK, Brazil, Ghana, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Spain, South American, and Korea. Air-Tech personnel also have experience in conducting training classes on topics related to air emissions testing.

When testing overseas, you need to be very well prepared with great technical knowledge. All problems have to be solved and fixed in the field. We carry that motto and expertise over to all our projects.


All members of McHale Environmental's technical staff have degrees in science, engineering, or chemistry with strong math skills. Cumulatively, the senior members have over 60 years of direct experience in the environmental field.

Michael Hartman, Managing Director/Principal Scientist
Mr. Hartman has worked in the environmental field since 1969, conducting emissions testing, reviewing data, and preparing technical reports. His background in engineering and firsthand knowledge in the operation of incinerators, power-generating turbines, and various chemical processes provides a level of expertise that is valued by clients in resolving emission problems. As the editor of a safety manual, he has a vast amount of experience and knowledge on how to solve your problems. He is also a lifetime member of the Source Evaluation Society. Mr. Hartman was inducted to the Stack Sampling Hall of Fame in 2003. He was awarded the Matt Devito Award (Stack Samplings highest award) in 2009.

Insurance Coverage

Our clients' peace of mind is important to us here at McHale Environmental. To that end, we carry full workers' compensation insurance for our employees, as well as a range of other types of coverage. Rates are available upon request. We carry the following:

  • Business Insurance Up To $2,000,000 per Occurrence for Comprehensive Business Liability
  • Automotive Coverage Up To $1,000,000 for Personal/Advertising Use
  • General Aggregate Limit of $2,000,000 for Products or Completed Operations
  • Umbrella Liability Of $11,000,000