Environmental experts with a flair for customer care

Absolute Resource Associates (ARA) of Portsmouth, N.H. believes in business success that comes the old-fashioned way: by working hard, behaving ethically, and providing the very best in quality and service.The expertise of the ARA team and its reputation within the industry have set Absolute Resource Associates apart as one of the top environmental firms in New England.Purchased in 2000 by environmental specialists Susan and Guy Sylvester, the company has tripled in revenue, staffing and facility size over the past 11 years, despite rising costs and a struggling economy.ARA provides environmental services to residential, commercial, and government clients throughout New England and beyond.With an in-house certified environmental laboratory and highly trained professional staff, ARA can sample, test for, and help manage the removal of environmental contaminants in the water, soil, and indoor air.Common pollutants include: lead, mold, asbestos, PCBs, pesticides, bacteria, metals, cyanide, radon, VOCs and SVOCs.Services include soil analysis, water analysis, indoor air quality services and industrial hygiene services, as well as analytical support to engineering, construction and remediation projects.A robust information management system and strict adherence to industry standards allow ARA to provide the highest quality data and services on time and within budget.ARA’s quality-driven and customer-focused employees make the difference on every project that comes in the door, whether it’s a standard tap water test, or groundwater and soil sampling for a multi-million dollar construction project.ARA CEO Guy Sylvester was a winner of the New Hampshire Business Review Business Excellence Award in 2011, and with its new DoD Accreditation, the business has recently entered the Federal Market, winning contracts with the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and the US Army at West Point. For ARA, commitment to the slogan, “serving our customers and the environment” is truly the key to success.WOSB, EDWOSB, SBA 8(a), DoD ELAP and ISO/IEC 17025