PEG began in 1998 as Patuxent Environmental Group, Inc with Matthew Cooper as President. The firm was formed as Mr. Cooper saw a unique utilization opportunity for the mechanical engineering and environmental skills he had honed while working for the Trane corporation and subsequent GSA property management and building diagnostic firms.
Early in the Patuxent years, PEG operated in the indoor air quality and building performance realm of consulting with an emphasis on federal GSA properties, military institutions and major commercial and institutional client sites. This engagement in complex building failure projects quickly garnered the attention of law practices involved in litigating built-environment cases involving hotels, hospitals, multi-family buildings, single family communities and many others. A pragmatic approach to solving complicated built environment failures was the calling card of PEG; along with a willingness to take on formidable challenges where other consultant firms hesitate to engage.
In 2005, JoAnn Spence joined the firm following more than ten years of working in the production homebuilding industry where she advanced through nearly every aspect of operations with Centex Homes. Ultimately landing in the C-Suite, she had experienced and mastered roles in finance, construction, warranty and customer satisfaction along her tenured path. Her experience with a Fortune 500 construction firm brought a new level of professionalism, customer service and growth opportunity to PEG.
In 2014 the firm was succeeded by PEG, LLC. with Ms. Spence acquiring majority ownership and becoming President & CEO. Mr. Cooper assumed the role of minority owner in the positions of Senior Vice-President & COO.