Founded in 1997, The Fourth River Company (FRC) is an
engineering and construction firm specializing in
environmental protection and environmental restoration.
Through proper storage and handling of hazardous
materials and wastes, FRC helps businesses protect the
environment, because that is least expensive in the long
term. When accidents or historical conditions have
impacted the environment, FRC helps businesses balance
technical, financial, and regulatory issues while
restoring the environment.
Each of the founders of FRC has over twenty-five years
of experience spanning nearly every aspect of the
environmental industry. This broad context informs our
services as we focus on the following principal areas of
practice: design, installation, and removal of chemical
and petroleum storage facilities; site assessments for
property development and remedial investigations for
chemical and petroleum releases; soil and groundwater
remediation and water treatment for brownfield
redevelopment; and characterization and management of
excavated soils for construction projects. Our broad
experience, allows us to handle unique projects.
A Philosophy of Service
FRC tries to understand our customers' businesses as
well as possible so we can arrange our work to best fit
into their business goals. FRC always strives to equally
satisfy the technical, financial, and regulatory aspects
of a project. FRC will do a little more or go the extra
mile to satisfy not only the project requirements, but
also our own standards of quality.
What is the Fourth River?
In Pittsburgh mythology, many people will swear there is
an underground river below the Allegheny, Monongahela,
and Ohio Rivers. This underground river is said to be
the source of water for the fountain at Point State
Park. Of course, it's really a sand and gravel aquifer,
deposited as outwash at the end of the last glaciation.
FRC does a lot of work with ground water and we are
proud to be from Pittsburgh, so we named our company
after this mythical river and adopted the fountain as