SOURCE: Environmental Service Professionals, Inc.

Environmental Service Professionals, Inc.

October 28, 2009 14:35 ET

Environmental Service Professionals, Inc. Acquires United Capitalists, Inc. dba Leverage Alternative Solutions to Advance Its Leadership in Environmental Home Inspections

PALM SPRINGS, CA--(Marketwire - October 28, 2009) - Environmental Service Professionals, Inc. ("ESP") (OTCBB: EVSP), an innovator in environmental home inspections, today announced its acquisition of United Capitals, Inc., dba Leverage Alternative Solutions, a California-based provider of environmental consulting services and job training centers. The move advances ESP's goal to become a leader in the Green Economy by acquiring businesses focused on environmental issues and resolving environmentally sensitive problems.

Leverage's core initiatives are to promote economic development through green industries and serve as advocates for energy efficiency and environmental responsibility. It will work with ESP to provide training for local green workforces, develop the Green Professional Association, and direct economic development plans combining public and private initiatives.

Mario Pabon, CEO of Leverage Alternative Solutions, said, "We're excited to be an integral part of the ESP family. Together, we will make the green vision a reality. Leverage is organizing regional efforts throughout the nation made up of multiple public and private partnerships focused on economic development though green industries. We see such efforts as the best opportunity for environmental responsibility and a sustainable economy for generations to come."

Ed Torres, CEO of Environmental Service Professionals, Inc., said, "The addition of Leverage Alternative Solutions demonstrates our continued commitment to set a new standard for professionals and companies focused on going green. Demand is growing for green technologies. Businesses are offering greener products and providing services to help businesses and consumers alike to become more resource efficient."

Mr. Torres continued, "As a measure of their effectiveness, Leverage and Mario Pabon have been instrumental, through their existing relationships, in forming ESP's strategic alliance with Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), announced September 21, 2009. LIUNA is the most progressive, aggressive and fastest-growing union of construction workers, and one of the most diverse and effective unions representing construction craft laborers working in both public and private work projects, as well as public service employees. ESP's new relationships with both Leverage and LIUNA will enable us to address the needs of environmental/renewable manufacturing and construction sites."

Richard Sierra Jr., the business manager of LIUNA Local 783 for San Bernardino, Inyo, and Mono Counties in California, said: "The Local 783 is very excited and sees a very bright and promising future for the members of Local 783 and ESP and its various entities. Local 783 and ESP will finalize a collective bargaining agreement to represent direct hires. I feel that both Ed Torres and Mario Pabon are two of the most progressive business leaders in the new and emerging renewable industry."

About Leverage Alternative Solutions

Leverage Alternative Solutions provides workforce development strategies and training centers for green jobs with the understanding that, without a local and national trained workforce, green economic development would be virtually impossible. Leverage proactively works to promote job creation by bringing together private and public stakeholders and collaborating to develop methodologies for utilizing local and national resources and attracting outside green businesses for the ultimate purpose of green job creation. Leverage continues to focus on its core initiatives through its associations with national training institutions to coordinate training for green jobs. Its relationship with LIUNA helps negotiate green projects throughout California and the nation. Leverage works with public-private coalitions to pursue federal stimulus fund for green projects and develop relationships with local governments to promote green projects such as Energy Efficiency Retrofits and Zero Energy Development Projects for Residential and Commercial.

About Environmental Service Professionals, Inc.

Environmental Service Professionals, Inc. (ESP) (OTCBB: EVSP) offers various inspection services that include energy/efficiency audits addressing mold and moisture intrusion that can have an acute and chronic negative impact on the indoor air quality of commercial and residential buildings. The first company in the moisture inspection industry vertical to become a publicly traded company, ESP has embarked on a strategy to acquire businesses dealing with environmental issues and resolving environmentally sensitive problems. It has completed four acquisitions and is in various stages of discussion with additional companies that management believes are a good philosophical, operational and economic fit with ESP.

ESP, through its various wholly owned subsidiaries, has developed a standardized training, certification, inspection, and results reporting analysis program, which form the foundation for the Company's "suite of services." These services, taken together, comprise the Certified Environmental Home Inspector™ ("CEHI") program. This program is available to active duty U.S. military and veterans and will meet all required Veterans Affairs requirements. Our Safeguard business unit will provide the EcoCheck Inspection™ as part of the pro-active comprehensive subscription-based annual maintenance process called the Healthy Living Maintenance Program™ ("HLMP"). Every 12 months a new EcoCheck Inspection™ is conducted. The HLMP is an all-inclusive, multi-disciplined inspection process focused on adding value to a property by reducing liabilities and mitigating risks for the insurance, mortgage banking, building, real estate, and property management industries by reducing claims, instilling confidence in property safety and efficiency while promoting a positive green image to both residential and commercial clients.

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