EPR is delighted to announce Emmett Perdue, P.E. as our newest Principal and Chief Operating Officer. Emmett’s journey to this role is founded on his dedication to the team and the positive impact he has made on our organization.

“I would like to thank Kevin, Sonny, and Will for honoring and respecting my contributions to EPR through this opportunity. It means quite a bit to me that they recognize my efforts and trust me to help lead the company.”

Emmett Perdue is no stranger to EPR. Since 2014, he has been an integral part of our continued growth and has led multiple complex and rewarding projects. As EPR’s newest Principal, Emmett will continue to provide leadership and vision to staff, and ensure the highest quality service to our clients.

“Emmett not only represents the core values of EPR, but demonstrates the passion for what we do through his leadership and the work that he does. We’re excited for this opportunity at EPR as Emmett moves into his role as Principal and COO. This is an exciting new chapter as we continue to write the story of EPR.” – Sonny Kaiser, founding owner and CEO.

As COO, Emmett will manage the core operations of the firm, working closely with department leads and supervisors to ensure EPR continues to provide the highest level of service in the industry.

“I will continue to do the things I have always done because it’s what I love to do. But more importantly, because of the people I get to do them with. It’s the reason I accepted the offer to personally invest in EPR, to rise into the leadership of the company, and to challenge myself to help make EPR even better.”

Emmett is the first Principal added to EPR’s leadership team since the company’s founding in 2012. We look forward to a bright future with Emmett’s contributions and continued growth of our leadership team.

EPR believes we all have a responsibility to provide a healthy environment for our neighbors and future generations. Periodically, we will spotlight our staff coming together to Give Back to the communities and ecosystems where we live and work. Follow our collective efforts at to learn more about how we support healthy and sustainable communities.

Giving Back to Bolivar Beach

EPR staff have a special connection to Bolivar Beach, located in Port Bolivar, Texas and a short ferry ride from Galveston. Over the past several years, we’ve worked tirelessly to assist in an ongoing project to restore 125 acres of coastal habitat to this community. The project upcycles material dredged from the nearby ferry landing to replenish eroded areas of Bolivar Beach, and to restore recreational opportunities, wildlife habitat, and water quality to the community.

Environmental stewardship, one of EPR’s main values, serves as a constant inspiration to our team who truly cares about the environment. As stewards of the land, we feel a deep responsibility to future generations, which is why EPR partnered up with the Texas General Land Office’s Adopt-A-Beach program to help keep Bolivar Beach safe and clean. EPR staff, working in conjunction with Keep Bolivar Beautiful, have committed to collecting and responsibly disposing of litter throughout the year.

With new recreational opportunities also come new challenges, but EPR strongly believes that positive change happens one step at a time. We are proud to say that our first two cleanup events were a great success! As the beach continues to grow, so will our special connection to this community and the coastal environment. If you’re in the area, see the progress on Bolivar Beach and meet the people of the historic Port Bolivar community!

Through the Texas GLO Program, 552,788 Adopt-A-Beach volunteers have cleaned 11,057 miles and picked up 9,732 tons of trash. Consider becoming a Beach Adopter and join thousands of other stewards of the land working towards a better future!