About Estate Management Services

Pond and Lake Management

Over our 30-year history, Estate Management Services has grown into one of the largest and most well-regarded aquatics companies in the United States.  Our broad range of services, highly trained workforce and unparalleled technical expertise has set us apart in the aquatic industry.

EMS maintains eight locations across five states, providing contract aquatic maintenance and compliance services for a range of municipal, commercial, federal, and private clients.  Additionally, EMS boasts robust capabilities in wetland mitigation plans, wetland delineations, dredging, airboat application, aerial application, aquatic toxicology analysis and laboratory services.

EMS’ consulting arm, Meryman Environmental, is headquartered in Riverview, FL and has been a FL-based Environmental Consultant for 50 years.  While operating under different names, EMS and Meryman have the same ownership and work closely together on aquatic and wetland management plan design and execution.

Our Leadership Team

John Crabb, Sr. Aquatics Director - John Crabb has been a licensed aquatics contractor for 30 years across eleven different states.  A former board member for the SC Aquatic Plant Management Society and the Arkansas Water Resource Commission, John has been actively involved in the aquatics industry and an advocate for the preservation of natural areas for his entire career.  John has provided consulting services for GADNR, SCDNR, Tennessee Valley Authority, City of Atlanta, and Santee Cooper in matters regarding water quality and aquatic resource management.  In his 30 years in the industry, John has overseen large-scale lake management programs and drinking reservoirs in thirteen different states.

Dale Meryman, PhD, Sr. Director of Environmental Consulting - Dr. Meryman has 50 years of professional services in wetland evaluations, plant taxonomy, ecology/limnology, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, water quality analysis, aerial photointerpretation, permitting assistance, ecosystem analysis, wildlife habitat design and management, and assessment and remediation of contaminated sites. More specifically he has served as a court expert in the field of wetland delineations, restorations and mitigation and the population census, permitting and relocation of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife Species. In addition to his career and continuing education courses, Dale is a member of several professional associations and governmental and citizen action committees. He represented the U.S. State Department in conjunction with the People-to-People Organization in Russia and most recently in China. Dr. Meryman participated in the U.S./U.S.S.R. Environmental Technology Summit Conference, specializing in the toxicology effects of the Chernobyl disaster. He was recently involved with the Environmental Client Change Conference with the government of China, taught noted Scholars from various universities, and the U.S. State Department. He lectured at several universities on the effects of storm water discharge on the environment and how to improve the water quality using a filtering wetland system.

Jeremy Anderson, Natural Areas Director – Jeremy Anderson has 20 years of natural areas management experience on private, federal, state and utility waterways.  He has 10 years of experience treating aquatic weeds on the Santee Cooper lakes.  Jeremy is licensed in five states in aquatics, rights-of-way, and natural areas.  Mr. Anderson also holds certifications as a Master Certified Stormwater Manager, USCG Captains License, SePRO Certified preferred applicator and Procellacor specialist.  Additionally, Jeremy is an experienced Raven Precision Guided spray technician and is licensed BioBase Bathymetry mapping technician.  Jeremy oversees services for Miami Dade County, SCDNR aquatic vegetation control program and Santee Lake management program.  Jeremy is also certified in hazardous material handling and spill containment.

Jennifer Kasper, Chief Operating Officer - Jennifer Kasper has over 15 years of management experience. Jennifer specializes in administrative management, team leading, and is actively engaged in aquatics training. She oversees all aspects of EMS operations, driving efficiency, scalability, and profitability. With a proven history of implementing innovative solutions and optimizing processes, Jennifer Kasper plays a pivotal role in guiding EMS towards its strategic goals. She brings a combination of strategic vision and hand- on operational expertise, ensuring alignment across departments and fostering a culture of collaboration and excellence. Jennifer is a powerful force in the workplace and uses her cheerful outlook and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed as a team.

Tim Woodland, President Tim Woodland has over 15 years of experience in construction, development, and land management, with a particular focus on large scale project management across multiple geographies.  Tim is a licensed General Contractor, a Certified Master Pond Manager, and is a member of the Stormwater Policy Committee for the Southeast Stormwater Association.  Tim has completed successful projects in 27 different states and internationally for numerous Fortune 100 companies, heads of state and federal and municipal entities.

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