Chief Executive Officer, Safestart Environmental & Safestart Building Consulting Inc.
Larry Schwartz is an industry-leading expert in mold detection and preventative risk services. Larry specializes in indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, building science, consulting and other air quality entities. Throughout his career, Larry has worked on over 8000 indoor air quality investigations around the country.
He is a Council Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant by the American Council of Certified Accreditation and has been qualified by the state of Illinois to teach his proprietary mold course to accredited real estate practitioners.
He is a member of the Surviving Mold Round Table as an Indoor Environmental Professional, IEP, along with over 25 Certified Doctors and health care providers in the United States and around the globe, headed up by Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker.
Larry is also a founding member of the International Society of Environmentally Acquired Illness, a member of the Indoor Air Quality Association and a listed consultant of the American Industrial Hygienist Association.
Larry was lead author of a peer reviewed paper along with Dr Ritchie Shoemaker, Dr Keith Berndston, and 3 other certified IEPs, titled, “How to Perform Medically Sound Investigation and Remediation of Water Damaged Buildings”. This may be found on the Survivingmold.com website.
Previously, he has made guest appearances on Fox News, CBS and other Chicago based news channels. An author on mold prevention, Larry consults for numerous homebuilders, architectural and engineering firms. He has strong recommendations from various health departments, physicians, lawyers and contractors. Larry received his BSME degree from Purdue University and his MBA from Northwestern University.