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Our ETL Acquisition

BALTIMORE – On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, Home Land Environmental (HLE) acquired Environmental Testing Laboratory Inc. (ETL) including two laboratory locations. Available 7 days a week, HLE serves both Maryland and Pennsylvania REALTORS since 2004 and specializes in property evaluations for real estate transactions. ETL was established in 1984 with locations in both Annapolis and Waldorf, MD. With a total of three laboratory locations located throughout Maryland, clients can expect accurate and speedy results for water and mold analysis.This acquisition positions Home Land to be the largest drinking water laboratory in Maryland.

“We have been highly anticipating the acquisition of Environmental Testing Labs (ETL),” saidTim Shotzberger, President of HLE. “The ability to reach this milestone is a testament to the hard-working, solution-oriented team we have built, our reputation for quality and professional service & quick results. Looking ahead, our vision and mission will not change; we’ll continue to provide unbiased testing, evaluations, research and expert advice.”

As environmental specialists, HLE aims to inform, educate and thus provide peace of mind for clients. HLE specializes in property evaluations for real estate transactions including septic inspections, camera sewer, well yields, water sampling and analysis, mold sampling and analysis, and radon in the air testing.

The acquisition of ETL allows HLE to expand their services, as well as benefit from ETL’s strong history of radon testing, wastewater analysis, and public water systems monitoring.

ETL humbly began with a few wastewater clients and after being approached by several real estate agents, began sampling and analyzing drinking water for real estate transactions. For the past 30 years, the company has been owned and operated by the Brumsted family who has always believed that a handshake is all you need. “Just treat people fairly...it will lead to a long, successful career,” said Dan Brumsted, second-generation owner of ETL. “To everyone, I just want to say thank you for your business over the years and I wish you the best of luck in the future.”

Both HLE and ETL have positioned themselves as trusted experts for REALTORS. Together, they bring over 50 years of combined experience in the real estate inspection market and further distinguish themselves from their competition.

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