John W. Hargraves, P.G.

John Hargraves is the National Manager of Brownfield and Economic Incentives at PM Environmental, Inc. and has served clients in over 15 states since 1989.  

He specializes in Brownfield redevelopment and economic incentives, environmental due diligence, Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), remediation, and Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) projects. Hargraves had directly managed over $30 million of municipal, state, and private contracts involving site characterization, initial remediation, remediation design, system maintenance and site monitoring involving impacts from petroleum, solvents, volatile compounds, metals, PCBs, and other materials.  


Areas of expertise

  • Program manager for Brownfield grants throughout the Southeastern 
  • United States. Funds managed in excess of $4.5 million since 2008, which leveraged $20M+ in other incentives and redevelopment investment
  • Oversight of projects in state Brownfield voluntary programs throughout the Southeastern United States. Sites include landfills, textile mills, meat packing plants,  car dealerships, service stations, historic sites, and a variety of manufacturing and industrial facilities
  • Community involvement and public meetings in communities where brownfield projects require public notice. Includes presentations before city councils, non-profits, local residents, as well as state and federal oversight staff
  • Senior Technical oversight of UST/AST releases within trust fund programs in Southeastern United States
  • UST closure supervisor, site characterization, initial remediation, remediation design, remediation system maintenance and site monitoring
  • Managed state department of transportation contract for right of way planning and purchase (Phase I, Phase II ESAs and remediation projects)
  • State consultant for assessment and clean up of facilities in federal lust-trust funding programs
  • Managed state superfund contract involving site characterization, initial remediation, remediation design, remediation system maintenance, and site monitoring involving PCE, TCE and metals
  • Plume delineation for toluene release at paint formulating facilities
  • Plume delineation for pesticide release
  • Experience with witness testimony involving releases and petroleum and risk local receptors


  • Tennessee Technological University B.S. Geology


  • Professional Geologist State of Tennessee No. 4116
  • Professional Geologist State of Alabama No. 701
  • Registered Professional Geologist State of Georgia No. 1948
  • Professional Geologist State of Florida No. 2541
  • Registered Professional Geologist State of Mississippi No. 772
  • Professional Geologist State of South Carolina No. 2557
  • Professional Geologist State of North Carolina No. 2242


  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 40-hour Safety Training
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 8-hour Annual Refresher Safety Training
  • Meets the definition of Environmental Professional as defined in § 312.10 of 40 CFR 312