Star Environmental Inc. was founded in April 1990 with the primary goal of providing honest and safe asbestos abatement services for Indiana customers. President and founder, Todd Strader, has worked in the environmental services industry since completing his bachelor’s in biology at DePauw University in 1987. Prior to incorporating Star, Strader was general manager of one of Indiana’s largest asbestos abatement contractors. Recognizing that the industry was evolving, Strader founded Star to satisfy customers’ needs for longevity and integrity.

After serving three years in the same firm and position that Strader vacated, Chris Zumbaugh joined Star as General Manager in 1993. Zumbaugh’s degree in Architectural Engineering Technology from Purdue University and environmental contracting experience cemented Star’s foundation.

Customers run the gamut from Fortune 500 companies requiring maintenance contracts to home owners needing to remove an old furnace. The company has worked for city, state, and federal government entities, every major university in the state, and many school corporations.