Essential Services Group Inc. is a global infrastructure company.

We specialize in engineering, building, operating, maintenance and technology and provide smart solutions in critical infrastructure around the world. Our differentiation and expertise comes from our interconnected insights, relationships and complementary services. We see infrastructure from a different perspective and aren’t afraid to be the first to push boundaries, improve standards, and challenge norms.

Our purpose is to pioneer industry standards and improve people's lives through smart infrastructure.

Our forward thinking approach to complimentary services and dynamic technology creates a strong, resilient and diversified investment portfolio.

We take pride in making considered investments in operating companies who are focused on the best way forward for both the greater good of ESG and the industry.

We are looking to grow organically by 200% over the next two years through further investments in technology and services.

Our operating companies

Our global expertise spans both the Technology & Infrastructure Solutions sectors. We continue to explore and attract investments in complementary infrastructure services and technologies, and by providing support and expertise to our existing portfolio, we will grow organically and unlock greater potential and investment.

Bravo Environmental operates the Pacific Northwest’s largest equipped fleet of hydro-vac vacuum trucks, tankers, CCTV Inspection and utility locating units and a performance-based service disposal company. Bravo strives to set the benchmark for quality and value. Bravo has bases of operations outside Seattle, WA and Portland, OR. The size of its fleets allows it to plan long-term projects while still maintaining the ability to respond to emergencies.

AmigoCloud has built the first truly collaborative mapping platform. Whether you have a team that is mapping assets in a particular area, or you are adding geospatial intelligence to your own software, AmigoCloud can help. Its software is designed to require no GIS training or any other kind of specialized hardware. AmigoCloud believes that geographic information should be accessible and easy to use for everyone.

River Country Transport is a bulk liquid transportation company that operates within the Pacific Northwest. Servicing the wastewater industry and providing customers with a cost-effective solution for their transporting needs. River Country Transport’s close relationship with Portland’s premier waste treatment facility allows them to dispose of products that would otherwise be required to be taken to a landfill.

Our Team

Lee D. Nelson, P.E.CEO & Chairman of Board

Lee Nelson has 30 years of senior management experience from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms across a variety of sectors. He has been primarily focused on directing geospatial and construction engineering projects for a broad range of Telecommunication companies, Investor Owned Utilities (IOU’S) Local and Federal government.

Mark L. ThoenesCFO

Mr. Thoenes is a Senior Level executive with over 30 years of diverse financial, operational and general management experience in business organizations of varying size and complexity, including both public and private ownership, across information services, healthcare services and other industries.

Arun Mittal, CFACSO & Director Nominee

Mr. Mittal has over 20 years of experience in technology, credit and asset management, including innovating and bringing new financial and data products to market. He brings significant investment experience, including banks, specialty finance companies and esoteric credit since 2002.

Ragi BurghumCTO & Director Nominee

Mr. Burhum has over a decade of geospatial and enterprise software engineering expertise. His experience includes lead engineer positions with ESRI and Microsoft, management of a successful GIS consultancy in the Bay Area, and acting as both co-founder and CTO of a fashion startup where he built the platform's e-commerce technology from the ground up.


Habib Yunus, CPA Chairman of Audit Committee

Habib Yunus is a Certified Public Accountant and has more than 15 years of experience in accounting, finance and investing. Mr. Yunus is the owner of Wabi, Inc., which he founded in 2012 to advise international clients on investments, joint venture transactions, and project management in North America. Mr. Yunus previously served as a director and chief.

Craig OwenChairman of Compensation Committee & Director Nominee

Mr. Owen has 32 years of experience in the transportation industry with United Parcel Service, holding positions in operations, health and safety, and HR. He retired as VP for Global Workforce Planning, with responsibility for recruiting, hiring, and employment compliance including EEO/Affirmative Action.

Suzette BlackburnDirector Nominee

Ms. Blackburn is the owner of CapStar Financial, with over $140 million under management. She has over 20 years of estate and financial planning experience. Ms. Blackburn started her retirement planning career in 1989 with a firm that researched and developed long-term care insurance.

Vic WelnerDirector Nominee

Mr. Welner has 41 years’ experience in supporting defense acquisition both within the Government and as a contractor. As vice president of the Aviation Group at System Dynamics International, Inc., he supported prime contractor proposal efforts, and was responsible for the financial and technical management of engineering services and Small Business