Who we are:


Ake Environmental has been a leader in the environmental service industry in northern Ohio for almost 45 years.  Created by Sam Ake, our company began as Ake Laboratory in April of 1970 to help businesses navigate the newly created waters of the Environmental Protection Agency offering laboratory analysis, EPA reporting and treatment plant operations.  In an effort to be responsive to our clients needs we have expanded our scope of work to offer a more complete set of services that include plant maintenance and repair,  tank trucking, sewer cleaning and televising, pump station inspection and repair and mobile sludge dewatering.  In the last decade, as the second generation has taken the lead, we have achieved our FBE (Female Business Enterprise) and WBE (Women’s Business Enterprise) certification as well as MBE, SBE and EDGE certification. 

But our focus remains water pollution control.  We employ a dedicated staff of certified lab personnel and analysts, licensed operators, assistants, laborers, technicians and administrative support.  In fact, our team represents more than 170 years of combined experience, knowledge and service.  Our service area extends from Toledo to Ashtabula, from the shores of Lake Erie to Canton, with clients in the following counties:

















Finally, we are also a family.  And that means something to us.  Our name is on the door, and we have staked our names on our work being done well and our services meaningful.  And to help us we have assembled a group of people that we believe are some of the best this region has to offer.  We trust them for their innovative thinking, their determination, their humor and their work ethic.  They have proven themselves to us time and again by facing challenging and often unpleasant situations with professionalism and energy.

And if we as individuals are to be defined by our work, let it be because we made a difference to the people we served, because we believe that we are stewards of our environment, and because our passion is clean water for everyone.