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Our Stormwater Specialists Team has over 35 years in the Stormwater and Construction Compliance Industry. Mary A. Larsen, TOR, QISP, QSD, CPSWQ, CPESC is the President and Founder of Stormwater Specialists, Inc.

From the beginning, our core belief and "roll-up-your-sleeves" approach is the foundation of our Construction and Industrial Stormwater Compliance Team. We are always managing budgets, schedules, eliminating risks, site constraints, resources and watching the bottom line for our Customers and for ourselves as Business Owners. We are your eyes and ears in the field and have our pulse on the Construction and Industrial Stormwater Compliance industries. With our cutting-edge technology, we continue to build more efficient, cost-effective ways to collect accurate data from the field and provide immediate untethered access to the data and reports for our Customers.

We hope that your Team will choose our Stormwater Specialists Compliance Team of experts and allow us to grow and expand on your resources and talent to improve your Company Stormwater Compliance to reduce risk, costs and exposure. We want to become your one-stop-shop for all Stormwater Compliance Reporting, Analytics and Management Information!

Mary A. Larsen - Biography

mary Mary A. Larsen, TOR, QISP, QSD, CPSWQ and CPESC is the President of Stormwater Specialists, Inc. Mary is a Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) #024 and Qualified Industrial SWPPP Practitioner (QISP) #065, along with a Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ) and a Certified Professional in Erosion & Sediment Control (CPESC). In July 2010, Mary became one of the first 30 Trainers of Record (TOR) for the CA Construction General Permit (CGP). Non Mary is one of the 1st Industrial Trainers of Record (TOR) for Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practitioner (QISP) #065. Mary provides the Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) and Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) Training courses approved by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). Mary has trained over a 2,500 QSP/QSDs and provides diverse National and State Storm Water Training to thousands of Contractors, Builders, Developers, Trades, Agencies, Districts, Associations, Schools and the General Public.

Mary has over 35 years in the Construction & Industrial Industries and 30 years as a Licensed General Engineering “A” Contractor and provides site specific SWPPP Plans, Inspections, Sampling and Monitoring for Agencies, Districts, Departments of Transportation, Builders, Developers and Private Owners on Public Works, Transportation, Commercial, Residential and Industrial projects. Mary and her Stormwater Team have prepared over four thousand (4,000) National and State specific SWPPP Plans for some of the following types of projects including: Large commercial and multi-use projects, street and highway widening, highway overpass and overlay projects, airports, levee projects, bridges, courthouses, demolition and remediation projects, military bases, sport stadiums, casinos, sewer, water and storm drain pipeline projects, prison and detention facilities, wastewater treatment plants, hospitals, elementary, high school and universities, park sites, subdivisions, churches, auto recycle facilities, railroads, quarry sites, landfills and flood protection projects.

Mary recently served on the Western Chapter of International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Board of Directors and is an active member of many Stormwater Associations and multiple National and Regional Builders Exchanges.
  • Trainer of Record (TOR) CA QSP/QSD Training Courses & Trainer of Record for Industrial QISP.
  • National Stormwater Trainer
  • Qualified Storm Water Developer (QSD) #024
  • Qualified Industrial Storm Water Practitioner (QISP) #065
  • Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ)
  • Certified Professional in Erosion & Sediment Control (CPESC)
  • General Engineering A License Contractor

What People are Saying

Stormwater Specialists has helped us grow our Stormwater Mangement Program and implement our National Stormwater Policy. The Training and education continues to be very valuable for our Turner Construction Team.

David Steffens,
VP of Operations, Turner Construction Northern CA Division
Stormwater Specialists continues to provide us with valuable tools and oversight Stormwater Management, Training, Sampling, Inspections and SMARTS Reporting.

Ken Sullivan,
Compliance Manager, Turner/Devcon AJV
Mary with Stormwater Specialists converted our National 6-Hour Stormwater Training program to our CA based 6-Hour Stormwater Training. Everyone raves about the content and presentation and how much valuable information they have learned. Mary's Team converted our 49ers Stadium to a Risk Level 1 after it was incorrectly set-up as Risk Level 2, saving us tens of thousands of dollars.

William J. Jangraw,
Project Executive, Turner Construction Oakland and Portland
Mary and her Stormwater Specialists Team provide us with value-engineering during Design-Build, budgets, strategies, SWPPP implementation and compliance. Mary has trained all of our Management, Estimators, Project Managers and Engineers, Superintendents and Foreman. We know that we can depend on the Stormwater team to be there whenever we need Stormwater guidance and cost-effective solutions.

William Gates,
President, Goodfellow Top Grade Construction
Stormwater Specialists has developed a Stormwater Management Program for our entire School District. We are building many mutli-million dollar campuses and continue to receive value by refining our Specifications, Value-Engineering, Budgeting, writing our SWPPP for Bid Packages and implementing all Monitoring and Reporting on SMARTS. We are proud of our Stormwater Management Program and our commitment to Stormwater compliance.

West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD)
Mr. Magdy Abdalla,
District Engineering Officer, WCCUSD
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