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FIRM KEYS ON INDOOR ENVIRONMENT.

BUSINESS NAME: Green Check Environmental Resources

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 9535 Reseda Blvd. #101, Northridge, CA 91324

PHONE: (818) 718-8188

WEB SITE: www.greenck.com

OWNER: Ridge Conlan

ESTABLISHED: 2005

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Four

DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: We're an indoor air quality company designed to evaluate and inform families of the potential dangers of indoor air quality issues.

IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? No

WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? There is a real need to inform families and employees suffering from respiratory problems and how important indoor air is to their health.

WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? I have many friends and family members who suffer from asthma and other respiratory-related items.

HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? One year.

WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? We worked on marketing the Web site and researching the equipment needed.

WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? $40,000, financed through personal savings.

WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? We worked with microbiologists, air hygienists and equipment manufacturers.

WHAT HADN'T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? I never considered how intricate and dangerous indoor air quality could be.

WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? More than $500,000.

WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? We hope to expand our company throughout California, then enter into the franchising market. Our main purpose is to help people live a healthy life in their home or workplace.

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(color) Ridge Conlan, president of Green Check Environmental Resources, left, and Ron McMahan, president of The AirGuys, team up to monitor air quality in homes and workplaces.

Evan Yee/Staff Photographer
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Date:Feb 7, 2007
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