Environmental Forensic Science

WE HELPED PIONEER THE SCIENCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL FORENSICS (EF). Advanced Building Forensics uses the best investigative technology and proven scientific methods to measure the health in South Florida buildings, as well as residential, commercial, and industrial structures throughout the country.

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Microbial, Water Damage, Fire And Air Quality Experts

With over 10,000 water damage and mold-related restoration projects, trust your business and home to the ABF professionals with the expertise, credentials, and knowledge to ensure your success. Our experts are one of 35 individuals in the world holding the prestigious Certified Fire & Smoke Damage Consultant and have over 10 years of experience in residential and commercial structural fires and wildfires. We are able to develop fire and smoke damage remediation protocols and eliminate smoke odors.

We've also participated in hundreds of environmental court cases as an expert witnesses. Many lawsuits require the testimony of an environmental specialist, and our clients have won favorable judgments in 90% of the cases we have been involved with. We've worked on cases regarding property damage, mold infestation, opportunistic fungal pathogens, insurance investigations, personal injury, workers' compensation, OSHA compliance, class action lawsuits, and more.

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Disaster Recovery

When a storm strikes or a natural disaster occurs here in Southwest Florida, before clean-up can begin, the full extent of property damage must be assessed. Protect your Fort Myers and Naples, FL home with an accurate assessment of the property damage; this is the first and most essential step toward recovery.

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Advanced Forensic Technology

Forensic tools used by crime scene investigators have made their way into the building and mold testing field. DNA and infrared (thermal) imaging technology have advanced building forensics beyond the realm of simple visual clues.

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Trusted Experts

Lawyers and property managers rely on ABF to aid in the resolution of legal claims resulting from unintended damage to buildings and the health of their occupants. We are expert witnesses specializing in industrial hygiene in Fort Myers & Naples, Florida.

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Nationwide Coverage

In addition to serving Naples and the state of Florida, ABF now covers parts of the Caribbean as well as other regions of the United States of America. Our expertise and experience are unmatched in environmental forensics, with years of proven results and successful cases.


Very professional and reliable reports. Mr. Parkhurst has always been a great source for a unbiased professional opinion & protocol. I appreciate the assistance he provides to help our Insureds have a healthy structure again. Highly recommended.

-Alex Bowen

Steve and his team are very diligent and hard working. They truly understand building science and I have enjoyed working with ABF. I highly recommend them.

-Andrew K

Steve is knowledgeable, professional, and an all around great guy. You won't find another company like Advanced Building Forensics to take care of you.

-Dylan Sims

The most knowledgeable firm in the area as it relates to water damage and it's effects.

-Tim Rothring

Advanced inspected a large home where a water had leaked for a long period of time. They were quick to get in the property and evaluate the damage. They had mold testing done and results back to us the next day. Two days later we had a detailed report on what was damaged and a protocol on how to get it fixed. Advanced saved us time and additional expense by being quick and thorough in their evaluation. No wonder they are top rated in our area.
I had to come back and add to this review. I've been dealing with Insurance company adjuster who wants an engineers letter to remove a mud set marble floor that he says is not an issue. I sent a copy of Steve's report to the Insurance company. Today, 5 days after receiving Steve's report they authorized us to remove the nearly 4000 sq feet of flooring. Steve had proved, in his initial report, the floor was bad. Saved us untold delay and 10000's. Right up there with the best money I've ever spent!!!

-Thomas Parish

Steve is in incredibly knowledgeable and helpful!