Founded in 1997, The Fourth River Company (FRC) is an
engineering and construction firm specializing in
environmental protection and environmental restoration.
FRC helps businesses protect the environment because
that is least expensive in the long term. Where
accidents or historical conditions have impacted the
environment, FRC helps businesses balance technical,
financial, and regulatory issues to abate risks arising
from the contamination.
Each of the founders of FRC has over twenty 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; and soil and
groundwater remediation and water treatment for
brownfield redevelopment and construction projects.
Also, because of our broad experience, we are able 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