About Us

Our Mission Statement


It is our mission at Envirosafe Stripping, Inc. to not only meet, but exceed our customers' expectations in providing unparalleled quality and turnaround, without adversely affecting the environment.  Our management and staff will work together to provide a safe and dependable service for our community, our customers, and our employees.

George M. Vorel



Our Story

It all started in 1994 when Envirosafe was established by George and Mike Vorel -- a father and son team.  Our goal was to provide a quality product -- serving an array of clients while creating opportunities for others.  We soon developed a reputation that would allow significant expansion while remaining true to our commitment to the environment and safety.

Today, Envirosafe's shop is 80,000 square feet of a 250,000 square foot facility in Carnegie, PA, and we employee over 30 individuals.

Envirosafe is an SSPC-QP3 certified applicator of sophisticated coatings focused on projects serving the Power, Nuclear, and Oil & Gas Industries, as well as the DOT, OEM, and U.S. Military -- all requiring the highest levels of quality and documentation.

We have decades of experience int he application of coatings, and we're second to none in quality, turnaround, and customer service.  Our staff is certified and fully trained to handle all of your surface preparation and coating needs.  It is our purpose to be an extension of our customers as we determine the best solution for your project, and the services we provide are proven to last.  Contact us today to learn more about the many services we provide for our industrial, commercial, and residential customers.


Envirosafe Industrial Team

George Vorel

Envirosafe President & C.E.O.

George and his son, Mike, started Envirosafe in 1994.  George is responsible for the overall direction and oversight of the company.  A mechanical engineer, George started Envirosafe and was responsible for setting ESI's quality standard and ensuring that the customer experience comes first.  He is also Envirosafe's community outreach director and goodwill ambassador.

R. Michael Vorel

Vice President & Quality Control Manager

Mike has been with the Envirosafe Industrial team since day one.  For many years, he was Envirosafe's lead paint applicator, so he has first-hand knowledge in application of a wide array of coatings and linings.  He is an SSPC Protective Coatings Level II Inspector and Quality Control Supervisor.  Mike recognized the opportunity for implementing an extensive quality control program in a business climate where bigger was always better.  As such, he maintains and manages our Quality Control Program, standards review, and problem resolution.  He also manages and oversees all on-site operations and the company's finances.

Jason Wogan

General Manager & Lead Estimator

Jason has been part of the Envirosafe team since 2008.  With a background in management and sales, he was instrumental in developing policies, procedures and processes necessary for growth and efficiency.  He manages and oversees all of Envirosafe's day-to-day operations and is responsible for estimating and material procurement.  His experience working with industry experts has afforded him the ability to quickly and accurately understand and interpret project specifications for customers.

Jeffery Tait

Production Manager

Jeff joined the ESI team in 2009.  He is an Ohio DOT and NACE certificed coatings applicator.  He is also certified by PennDOT to apply Thermal Arc Sprayed coatings.  Jeff's strong people skills and impeccable work ethic enables him to motivate his crew to meet deadlines without compromising on safety and quality.  Jeff's performed every job assignment in the shop, which not only gives him the experience needed to manage our production staff, but also garners him the respect of his peers.

Jake Hilliard

Paint Shop Supervisor & Quality Control Technician

Jake oversees all painting and coating applications, requiring extensive knowledge of materials, coatings and quality control measures.  The world of coatings is constantly evolving as the industry develops more effective and environmentally-friendly applications and materials, and ESI seeks to integrate many of these new practices.

Carol Ruhl

Project Manager and Office Administrator

Carol joined Envirosafe in 2018.  She is the human resources coordinator and accounts receivable specialist.  She also oversees occupational health and safety training.  As Project Manager, she communicates with customers, manages deadlines, and handles shipping and receiving of materials in and out of the facility.