Gabriel Environment Blog

November 25th, 2020

Thanksgiving Hours

Gabriel will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th, 2020.

March 23rd, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Essential Business

Under Illinois’ ‘stay at home’ regulations, Gabriel is deemed an essential business, so we will continue to operate.

All of our staff who can work from home are doing so. Our lab is working staggered shifts. We are following strict physical distancing and personal hygiene/PPE protocol, both on-site and in the office.

Our offices are cleaned and disinfected multiple times each day.

We are doing everything possible to keep our staff and clients safe and healthy during these uncertain times, while also helping our clients continue to meet their environmental requirements.

March 13th, 2020

COVID-19 Update

The coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve and is having increased impact on our communities. At Gabriel Environmental Services, the health and safety of our employees, clients, and communities are our top priority. While this is a rapidly changing situation, please be assured we are taking steps to avoid potential service disruptions:  

  • Using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when performing on-site sampling and laboratory analysis
  • Enhancing our personal hygiene practices, both in our offices and on-site
  • Cancelling all non-essential in-person meetings, and when required to be on-site, reducing personal contact with clients and colleagues
  • Using video-conferencing and other technology instead of in-person meetings
  • Working from home and/or staggering shifts as much as possible
  • Closely monitoring the advice and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Educating our employees on preventative measures provided by the CDC, including social distancing outside of work
  • Encouraging the use of paid sick time for both full-time and part-time staff
  • Increasing the frequency and extent of our cleaning practices, such as additional wipe downs of all hard surfaces including the kitchen, bathrooms, door handles, etc.

We understand that your environmental due diligence and sampling/reporting requirements remain important during these unprecedented times. We will continue to work hard to help you meet these requirements, as we keep the health and safety of everyone in our community forefront in our minds.

December 20th, 2019

Holiday hours

Gabriel will be closed:

  • At 12:00 noon on Tuesday, December 24th (Christmas Eve)
  • Wednesday, December 25th (Christmas Day)
  • At 12:00 noon on Tuesday, December 31st (New Year’s Eve)
  • Wednesday, January 1st (New Years Day)

Wishing you all a very happy holiday season!

November 22nd, 2019

Thanksgiving Hours

Gabriel will be closed on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th, 2019 in honor of Thanksgiving.

We are thankful for all of our clients, friends, and family.

July 2nd, 2019

Holiday Hours – Independence Day

Gabriel will be closed Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th in honor of the Independence Day holiday.

May 23rd, 2019

Gabriel will be closed for Memorial Day

In honor of Memorial Day, Gabriel will be closed on Monday, May 27th. We honor the brave Americans who gave their lives defending our country.

December 19th, 2018

Gabriel Holiday Hours

Gabriel will be closed for the holidays on the following days:

  • December 24th – Christmas Eve
  • December 25th – Christmas Day
  • December 31st – New Year’s Eve
  • January 1st – New Year’s Day

Wishing you all a wonderful and festive holiday season!

August 29th, 2018

Gabriel will be closed for Labor Day

Gabriel will be closed on Monday, September 3rd in honor of Labor Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday, September 4th.


June 20th, 2018

LUST Fund Reauthorized in FY2019 Budget

State of Illinois has continued funding the UST Trust Fund with its FY19 budget that taxes effect July 1, 2018. Illinois maintains this UST Fund to help investigate and clean up eligible leaking tanks through the Illinois EPA’s LUST program.

Tank owners are assessed a deductible for each Incident, depending on the date of the tank registration and date of the LUST Incident.  Most site investigation and cleanup costs above that amount should be eligible for reimbursement from the UST Fund if activities are conducted in accordance with plans and budgets approved by Illinois EPA.

New owners of properties with existing LUST Incidents may also be eligible to access the UST Fund, even if they were not the owner or operator of the leaking tanks.

If you have questions about how the UST Fund works or if your tank/site is eligible to access the UST Fund, contact Nancy Valenta at nvalenta{at}gabenv.com or 773-486-2123.