March 11

EnviroForensics Transforms a Derelict Transmission Repair Shop into HQ

EnviroForensics took an abandoned Brownfields site and redeveloped it into our new, cutting-edge workspace. It’s our story of conservation and reuse, expanding the tax-base, and being a part of the Indianapolis community.


A 23,000 sq. ft. transmission repair shop dating back to the 1930s was impacted by environmental contamination. The past auto repair operations had unexpected spills and releases of oils and solvents into the soil and groundwater. There was also contamination originating from an unknown, upgradient source beneath the property. The contamination was a barrier for redevelopment on downtown Indianapolis’ Capitol Avenue.


EnviroForensics’ insurance archeology division, PolicyFind™, located historical insurance policies that were used to fund the environmental site investigation and cleanup. We investigated the extent of environmental impacts in cooperation with the state regulatory agency and installed a vapor mitigation system to protect the health of our employees.


After the vapor mitigation system was installed, EnviroForensics brought our vision for a new headquarters to life. We reused the structure to maintain the neighborhood’s industrial heritage. Now, we have over 30 employees in downtown Indianapolis contributing to an improved tax-base and the continual development of the Circle City.