Technical, AEC,

& emergency
Response experts

Essel has grown from a family business to a nationwide provider of technology, AEC, and emergency response staffing. We our committed to our values of client stewardship, being proactive and always being focused on helping our clients get the results they need.

Our Story

Founded in 2003 by Dr. Samhita Lahiri, Essel Environmental was founded because of the vision to provide an alternative to the corporate conglomerates. Starting with public sector clients – Essel’s expertise began by helping public sector clients protect their liability by helping manage hazardous materials in public buildings.






Essel Environmental founded with vision to provide environmental consulting services throughout CA


Under leadership of CEO Nik Lahiri – Essel Environmental expands into disaster response staffing nationwide.


Based on immense response from the market – Essel hires its own recruiters to service increasing demand. Continues work in wildfires and hurricanes and starts to provide assistance with clients that need help in the AEC sector.


Based on Client demand – Essel expands fast growing division to include full independent team of recruiters, account managers and management team. Expands into AEC, Emergency Response & Technology divisions.

Our Clients trust us to help them get one thing:


Meet the Essel Team

Nik Lahiri


Dan Hevia

Executive Vice President

isaiah flemming

Director of Sales

results focused.
people based.

We’ve built our business around delivering the results our clients seek, growing from a family operation to a nationwide force with over 100 employees. serving diverse industries, including technology, construction, and emergency response, our versatile approach has earned us recognition as one of inc 5000’s fastest-growing companies for two consecutive years.

100 projects vs 100 clients

We prioritize depth over breadth, choosing to excel in delivering 100 projects for one client rather than spreading across 100 clients with one project each. Our long-term vision is trust-building with our clients.

With Essel, whether you’re inquiring, proposing, or researching, we’re dedicated to fostering relationships by consistently being proactive rather than reactive.

Contact uS

For additional inquries contact our team directly

+1 800 595-7616