Dennis Gebben

Dennis Gebben

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Dennis J. Gebben is a seasoned environmental consultant with 30 years of experience. A geologist by trade, Mr. Gebben began his career in 1972 with Williams & Works of Grand Rapids, MI, a public works civil engineering firm. In the 1970’s, when new environmental laws and regulations were being promulgated, Mr. Gebben was quickly elevated to the front lines of the nation’s and state’s most vexing environmental projects, acquiring a broad spectrum of capabilities specifically tailored to help industrial clients responsibly manage their environmental affairs. In the early 1980’s, Williams & Works became WW Engineering & Science Inc. (WWES). Mr. Gebben, and two others, led the formation of WWES’ Environmental Services Division to specifically serve the evolving environmental services market for both the private and public sectors. From 1989 to 1993, Gebben was the chief executive of the Environmental Services Division that grew to 135 employees and 15 million in annual revenue.

In the 1990’s, when WWES was acquired by Earth Tech, Inc., Mr. Gebben returned to his consulting roots doing business development and overseeing projects for major industrial clients. He also developed and directed a highly successful, nationwide services program to railroads, primarily CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern and Canadian National. Mr. Gebben retired from Earth Tech, Inc in 2000.

From 2000 to the present, Mr. Gebben has been semi-retired, accepting selected part-time consulting assignments related to environmental issues.

Mr. Gebben’s commitment to public service is equally impressive, with two, four-year terms as a Councilman for the City of Zeeland, Mich., and a five-year post as Commissioner of the Zeeland Board of Public Works. Now a resident of Holland Township, Mr. Gebben is currently a member of the Holland Charter Township Planning Commission, a position he has served since 2001.

About ih2o

Formed in 2010, the company’s three founders bring together 60 plus years of experience uniquely suited to address the increasingly recognized concern that suspended and dissolved contaminants are adversely affecting the safety, environmental quality and aesthetics of surface waters.

This practical, problem-solving experience comes from four complementary careers – a Professional Engineer and owner of an erosion and sedimentation
control products distributorship; a contractor specializing in the installation and maintenance of erosion and sedimentation control BMPs; a consulting hydrogeologist with 30 years experience in environmental stabilization and remediation projects; a experienced PAM water clarification expert with "real life" practical application success... a solid team to solve difficult water quality problems.

Inter.faceH2O’s current offerings include WaterMatrix™ and Floc Hog™ units - portable treatment equipment that uses environmentally safe flocculation/chelation agents to capture and remove a broad spectrum of contaminants from water. Whether fed by pump discharges or gravity flow, with either continuous or batch treatment requirements.

InterfaceH2O also is the Michigan distributor of Suntree stormwater infrastructure products.

WaterMatrix units use gravity flow-through processes that enable floc/chelate formation and then the separation of the coalesced contaminants from the water by settlement and tertiary capture, if needed. Floc Hog units are PAM introduction systems that are connected inline to your pumps discharge hose. They can be used alone or to enhance the Water Matrix systems

Our Team

  • Dennis Gebben
    Dennis Gebben
    Member and Consultant

    1-616-510-1046 Dennis J. Gebben is a seasoned environmental consultant with 30 years of experience. A geologist by trade, Mr. Gebben began his career in 1972 with Williams & Works of Grand Rapids, MI, a public works civil engineering firm. In the 1970’s, when new environmental laws and regulations were being promulgated, Mr. Gebben was quickly elevated to…

  • James Smits
    James Smits
    President

    1-616-836-3535 James Smits is the founder and CEO of Frontier Solutions, a service contractor specialized in environmental regulatory compliance. His experience and unique capabilities in installing, maintaining and removing (when desired) a broad spectrum of SWPPP BMPs, both on conventional construction sites as well as during brownfield remediation, has rapidly established Frontier Solutions as a…

We value our clients and respect the work that they do. We provide scaleable and affordable solutions to handling turbidity and polluted water problems on construction projects.

We are proud of the success of our products and our client list is a direct reflection of our products performance.

Feel free to ask us for more references.

Interface H2O is a company that , at its core, is based in experience and field work. We do not shy away from difficult projects and instead embrace the opportunity to solve tough problems. Over the last few years we have been successful only because of our tenacity and a "can do" attitude.

The services we provide are backed up by years of hard work, education, experience and a well rounded knowledge base.

Services

  • Turbidity Reduction

    Interface H2O was born from the necessity to have a competent, reasonable and reproducible results when dewatering turbid water, especially during construction activities. Seeing the need we created the Water Matrix and Floc Hog Systems to address turbidity reduction on many levels. Water Matrix Systems are the highest flow rate treatment/capture systems available today with…

  • Consultation and Design

    The staff at Interfaceh2o is fully qualified to provide you with requirements and specifications to accomplish your projects goals. We have CAD drawing services available, project layout and equipment/materials requirement lists. We also have water testing and water monitoring services available to you. We are willing and able to analyze your project and submit a…

  • Environmental Remediation

        Interface H2O’ equipment can be used to reduce nutrient loading in water bodies, decrease chlorophyll or even remove heavy metals. The systems we currently use have been part of mercury cleanup’s and hydrocarbon remediation that was spilled in navigable waterways. We can extend beyond ordinary turbidity reduction and provide solutions to meet many…

  • Dewatering

      Similar to turbidity reduction our equipment and services can be used in a variety of dewatering applications that include heavy metals, hydrocarbons, nutrient reduction and general suspended solid reduction. The systems are scalable and can have flow rates that meet your needs. We can treat anywhere from 20 GPM and greater.

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