Alterra has stated that a Texas company would do the asbestos work for the Jefferson Arms project. Alterra often uses Team Enterprise, which also goes by the trade name Hester Environmental, LP. They are a privately-owned, asbestos abatement and environmental remediation contractor that operates within the electric, gas, and sanitary services sector. The company’s website mentions they work on projects ranging from $2,000 all the way up to $2,000,000, but they do not cite any specific projects by name.
The company has been sued twice in federal court for failing to pay overtime to its workers. The first case was a class action suit involving 100 workers that was settled out of court. The second class action case was just recently filed and is currently open/ongoing.
The company was licensed to do business in Texas in 2002. According to Dunn and Bradstreet, the company claims to employ 25 workers and its annual sales total $5 million.
As previously mentioned, the company’s website mentions they work on projects ranging from $2,000 all the way up to $2,000,000, but they do not cite any specific projects by name. Online searches could not find any specific company projects.
Philip Hester is listed as the Managing Partner.
The company has been sued twice in the federal district court for the Northern Division of Texas, Dallas Division. The first suit, Felix Ortez, Rudis Yanez on behalf of all others similarly situated vs. Hester Environmental, Hilip Hester et al, case #3:15—cv-03208-D, was a class action suit on behalf of 100 current or former company employees, claiming that the firm did not pay overtime rates as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act. The case was settled out of court (see attached PDF file “Felix Ortiz et al vs. Hester Environmental et al”). And this is not the first time the company has been the target of a wage theft suit.
The case Juan Daniel Lopez et al vs. E-Logic, Inc. Hester Environmental et al, case #3”17-cv-02216-G, was another suit brought by workers who claimed the company cheated them out of overtime pay. The case was just filed in August of 2017. It is still open/ongoing (see PDF file “Juan Daniel Lopez et al vs. E-Logic, Inc., Hester Environmental, et al”).