Our team is recognized throughout the Western United States as leaders in the environmental remediation and demolition industry. We have a proven track record of completing thousands of environmental and demolition projects on schedule. Keep reading to learn more about the commercial and residential services that we provide in San Diego County and beyond.

Commercial & Residential


For any building, including residences, it is crucial to remove asbestos for the safety of your patrons, guests and anyone else entering the property. If asbestos fibers are released into the air and come in contact with people, it can lead to serious lung and respiratory health conditions, including cancer.

Safely removing asbestos is a complicated and unique process. It requires an experienced professional – and that’s where Watkins Environmental comes in. We have over 25 years of experience in both commercial and residential asbestos removal.

Commercial & Residential


Lead-based paint can be incredibly harmful if it gets into an individual’s bloodstream and induces lead poisoning. To avoid and prevent these issues, safe removal is key – and our team has the knowledge to execute the process safely and efficiently.

We are EPA Lead Safe Certified in lead removal and disposal and can help you test and remove lead during any commercial or residential teardown or remodel project.

Commercial & Residential


Most home or business owners know how difficult mold can be to remove once it has gotten into the structure. A mold infestation can affect structural walls, carpets, insulation, and more.

When mold infestation reaches a certain point, it means those components must be removed and replaced, which is inconvenient, time-intensive, and expensive. Mold can also be very harmful to an individual’s health. When it comes to safe mold removal, we’ve got you covered – our team has decades of experience in commercial and residential mold removal.

Commercial & Residential


It takes an experienced and professional team to perform safe, efficient demolitions. Our experienced demolition team has demolished hundreds of high-profile structures throughout the Western U.S. for over two decades.

From small single-family homes to the demolition and decommissioning of entire military bases, Watkins Environmental has the experience to complete all of your commercial and residential demolition needs.

Commercial & Residential


When it comes to commercial disinfection, Watkins Environmental is dedicated to using top-of-the-line equipment and hospital-grade disinfectants. We provide comprehensive disinfection solutions for commercial and residential buildings through a portable, fast-acting, spray system that leaves an antimicrobial barrier for long-lasting protection.

Whether you’re looking to disinfect your home or your commercial office space, our team has the right disinfection solution for you.

The Associated General Contractors of America
Better Business Bureau Accredited Business
B.O.M.A. San Diego
EPA Lead Safe Certified Firm
I.F.M.A. San Diego Chapter
N.A.I.O.P. Commercial Real Estate Development Association

Client Testimonials

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

Did an outstanding job

"I would like to commend you and your team on your professional performance during our recent asbestos abatement situation in our archaeological dig area. The asbestos crew was punctual, courteous and professional throughout the job, and did an outstanding job working around the sensitive areas."

Andy Bashore

Park Maintenance Supervisor, San Diego Old Town State Historic Park

City of La Mesa

Large number of satisfied repeat customers

"You are consummate professionals and your entire organization is administered in the same fashion, as reflected by the large number of satisfied repeat customers, including the City of La Mesa."

Art Madrid

Mayor of the City of La Mesa

Navy Region Southwest

Executed the project with a high degree of expertise, ingenuity and professionalism

"Your management team executed the project with a high degree of expertise, ingenuity and professionalism in the remediation and deconstruction of buildings at the former Naval Training Center in San Diego. Through your own initiatives, you maintained a clean work-site; minimized traffic, noise, and dust; and kept the community well informed of the progress of the contract."

G.A. Engle

Captain, CEC, Department of the Navy, Southwest Division

Barnhart-Reece Construction Inc.

I want to extend my personal gratitude...

"I want to extend my personal gratitude to you for the efforts extended by your company and field crews in completing the Adams Elementary School Annex on schedule."

Douglas Barnhart

CEO of Douglas E Barnhart, Inc.

Santa Sophia Church

Professional conduct and extreme honesty

"I wanted to take time out of my day to write to you regarding the professional conduct and extreme honesty of your crew headed by Josh that did the asbestos remediation on our property.

In addition to doing a good job, your crew found and returned over $4,000 in cash found in the offices that were being remediated. We are grateful for their honesty and commend you for the caliber of your employees."

Father Devdas Masillamony

Santa Sophia Church

RQ Construction

Watkins is a strong organization

"Watkins is a strong organization from high-level management to administration to field personnel/supervision."

RQ Construction

Casey Brown Company

Demonstrated an excellent "Team Work" attitude.

"The repurposing of this iconic property was significant, requiring multiple trades on site at any given time. The Watkins Team was cooperative and demonstrated an excellent ‘Team Work’ attitude."

Casey Brown Company

Turner Construction Company

Proven experience and high level of caring employees

"Watkins is a strong trade partner with proven experience and high level of caring employees that help maintain a standard of excellence we expect for all our projects."

Turner Construction Company

Lakewood Builders

Successful and safe completion of the scope of work

"Thank you guys very much for your successful and safe completion of the scope of work here at the school. I know the school is very appreciative of the work you did and your foreman Jaime was very easy to work with and he communicated well with me. I will definitely reach out to you guys in the future with more work to bid on some future projects that come our way."

Darrick D. Ofenloch

Founder & Operations Manager, Lakewood Builders