About Us

About Alpha Environmental 

Launched in 2005, Alpha Environmental has grown to become a Tampa Bay's leader in Mold and Indoor Air Quality Inspection and Testing. Our goal is to provide our customers with technical expertise and advise to determine the extent of any mold contamination and the overall Indoor Air Quality of their building. Alpha approaches each project as an independent consultant offering recommendations from the viewpoint of an outsider, without bias or predetermined opinion. The overall result is to assist in resolving complaints of a wide variety of issues that may affect the building occupants’ health.

Alpha Environmental is local and family-owned and operated. We are involved in our community. Our children and grandchildren go to school, play ball and shop here. We’ve grown up here with the neighborhoods and watched this market grow to be one of the largest in our country.

What started as small one-man operation working primarily with multi-family building managers, has grown into much more. Over the years, we’ve built a reputation as an industry leader in not only mold, but also in Indoor Air Quality. In the process, we’ve had the opportunity to work with some of the largest building owners and managers, condominium associations, law firms, remediators and homeowners from every walk of life.

Through our growth, one distinguishing characteristic has remained the same: our ability to make every client feel like they are our number one priority. Regardless of size or budget, our passionate team of professionals can help you to understand the importance of air quality, mold detection and prevention.

Becoming a leader in any industry sometimes means relaxing your values. Alpha Environmental has maintained its integrity by trusting in the accuracy of our reporting and not swaying from that for any reason. We abide in the fact that integrity is the first step to prominence in the business community.

Alpha Environmental is uniquely-positioned as the authority in Tampa Bay for Mold and Indoor Air Quality Inspection and Testing. We are looking out for you! Do you have an air quality issue? Maybe we should talk. We always offer a free phone consultation.

Isn’t it time to clear the air in your home?

Key Staff

John Papageorge is the founder and senior consultant of Alpha Environmental Diagnostics. He has been involved in the construction industry for forty years. From his entry level position as a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning technician, his career evolved to estimating and project management in the fire / water restoration industry. There his experience and training led to management of all types of environmental projects from mold and sewage remediation to asbestos abatement. During that time, he performed over 7,000 building inspections and managed over 2,500 projects.

Since founding Alpha Environmental, Mr. Papageorge investigates Indoor Air Quality issues on single-family homes, multi-family residential buildings, commercial buildings, and institutional facilities. His investigations include complaint determination, collection of data and samples for lab analysis. He then interprets the data and lab results to develop a functional remediation work plan. He oversees the investigations and reporting of all of Alpha’s inspectors. As an assessor he has performed over 1,500 building inspections/investigations.

Mr. Papageorge remains active in the training of mold remediators and assessors. He has authored and continues to teach multiple industry and safety training programs including Mold Remediation and Microbial Assessment in preparation for Florida licensure exams.

Professional Certification 

State of Florida

Licensed Mold Assessor MRSA 1733

American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC)

Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant
Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor

Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)

Water Damage Restoration Certification