Protocol2 Air Sciences Inc. was incorporated in March 2003 by Kevin Smith and Lawrence Reininger. Kevin and Lawrence each had 13 years of previous experience in the Air Emission Testing field when they decided to take a chance and start their own company. They felt that they could provide a superior service through a new company based on their experience and work ethic. After completing their market research and a business plan, they met with a few banks to try and secure a business loan. It took three meetings at three different banks but they were finally successful. It was not a large loan so they had to take additional personal guarantee loans from family and friends to make up the shortfall of funds needed to purchase the required equipment. Analyzers and sampling equipment is very specialized as well as very expensive. Enough money was secured to purchase the equipment (a mix of new and old). They were able to put together enough sampling equipment and their first CEM instrumentation trailer to begin testing. The company operated from Kevin’s house for the first 3 years, the garage and part of the house was full of sampling equipment and work benches. Of course the CEM cube van took up the whole front driveway. Both Lawrence and Kevin had offices at their residences as well. The first operating year was pretty lean and did not generate the revenue that was anticipated. Payroll, something we all love and depend on had to be sacrificed for now. Year two proved to be much more successful and payroll was finally implemented at Protocol2, although it was a pretty small expense to the company. During the 3rd year of operations the company grew again and Protocol2 was now in a position to hire their first two employees in the spring of 2005. The company grew again during 2005 and it was decided at that time that they would now be able to move their operations to a small lease facility with a few offices and a work bay. Since that move Protocol2 has been able to consistently grow as a company. We are proud to say that we are now able to employ 10 professionals in an 11,000 ft2 lease space. We have 3 complete Instrumental Analyzer CEM units and all support equipment and specialized Manual sampling equipment that allows us to complete any type of project, no matter how big or small.
It has been a challenging but rewarding road we have followed. Protocol2 has seen many changes over the years but one thing has always and will always remain the same, we are committed to providing our professional services to the highest standards in the industry and we will always stand behind our work, ensuring that we meet the goals and needs of our clients.