About Abide2021-01-18T08:43:21-07:00

Abide is a fully licensed, insured and bonded environmental contracting and restoration firm using the latest equipment and technology to complete projects safely, efficiently and in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations.

Abide provides abatement services to remove environmental hazards, as well as general contracting services to rebuild and restore your facility following remediation.

Incorporated in 1991, Abide is proud to have over twenty years of experience in the environmental contracting and restoration industry.  We have built an excellent reputation serving both public and private clients. Our growth and success can be attributed to the quality of our service and the satisfaction of our clients.

key personnel

Maria founded Abide, Inc. with her husband Frank in 1991 and became President in November 2004. Under her leadership, Abide was certified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in December 2005. Initially Maria was responsible for Accounts Receivables and Payables, Payroll, and Financials, but now currently manages all aspects of the business and administration which also includes Purchasing, Human Resources, and IT. Prior to Abide, Maria worked as a Procedures Clerk for the District of Court Probation in Springfield, MA and as a Surgical/Medical Record Transcription Technician. She received an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts from Holyoke Community College in 1984 and is an accredited Asbestos and Deleading Supervisor/Contractor.
Frank founded the company with his wife, Maria in 1991 after spending the previous four years as a consultant. Frank is currently in charge of Marketing, Sales, and Estimating for Abide and involved with all Divisions of the company. He was also the President until Maria Tilli took the reins in November 2004. Frank holds a Master of Science from the University of Massachusetts in the Division of Public Health in 1987, Bachelors of Science from Springfield College in Environmental Science in 1984, and Associate of Science from Holyoke Community College. He is a Licensed Construction Supervisor, Asbestos Abatement Supervisor/Contractor and Deleading Supervisor/Contractor, and is also trained in General Construction Safety (OSHA 10-hr), HAZWOPER, Mold Remediation and Bio-Recovery Certified by ABRA.
Chris joined Abide in January 1993. He is currently responsible for estimating and scheduling all jobs with a primary focus of managing asbestos abatement projects. Chris is also responsible for ensuring that all projects and employees comply with Federal, State, and Local regulations as well as Abide’s Standard Operating Procedures and Written Safety Programs. He conducts weekly scheduling meetings, and routinely audits project sites. Prior to Abide, he worked for Mill River Environmental, Goodwin Insulation, and Benson Insulation going back to 1986. Chris is a Licensed Asbestos Abatement Supervisor, and is an accredited Deleading Supervisor, HAZWOPER Trained, and Bio-Recovery Certified by ABRA.
Jerry joined Abide in July, 2002 as a Lead Supervisor and moved into his current position in June 2004. He is responsible for estimating, scheduling, and managing all lead (deleading) and mold remediation projects. He is also responsible for ensuring that all jobs and employees comply with Federal, State, and Local regulations as well as Abide’s Standard Operating Procedures and Written and Safety Programs. Jerry is experienced in all phases of construction from ground breaking to walk-through turnovers. Prior to joining Abide, he was a National Sales Manager for RSI Power, Inc., a Territory Manager for Ecolab Pest Elimination, owner of Rainbow Construction Management Services, Inc., and General Manager for Trafalger Developers, Inc. (Subsidiary of General Electric). Jerry is a Licensed Deleader Supervisor, Construction Supervisor, and Pesticide Applicator. He is also trained in 30-hour OSHA Construction Safety, HAZWOPER, RCRA, and Certified in Restorative Drying, Mold Remediation, and Blueprint reading and estimating.
Greg joined Abide in 2006 and is currently responsible for the Management of all Health and Safety policies and programs. He conducts and coordinates all employee training, manages all applicable licenses, and maintains medical and air monitoring for the company. Greg conducts routine site inspections and audits, and is also in charge of the maintenance of specialized equipment. Prior to Abide, he was President of CNC Environmental and Safe Workers of America, Inc. He also was the Vice President and in charge of Corporate Affairs for Safe Environment of America, and was the Assistant Director of South End Community Center in Springfield, MA. Greg received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from American International College in 1984. He is a licensed Asbestos and Lead Supervisor, and an accredited Asbestos Inspector and Project Monitor. Greg is also trained in HAZWOPER, OSHA 10-Hr Construction Safety, RCRA, Mold Remediation, Bio-Recovery, Fluorescent Lighting Systems (PCB Ballast and Mercury Lights).

woman business enterprise

Abide is certified by the Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office as a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE).  Maria Tilli started the business with her husband Frank over twenty years ago.  In 2005, Maria became President of the company.


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abide, inc.
483 Shaker Rd. P.O. Box 886
East Longmeadow, MA  01028

800 Marshall Phelps Rd.
Windsor, CT 06095

(413) 525-0644


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