Ray Stafford, Owner

Ray Stafford, Owner

I started working in the heavy construction industry in 1982, over 23 years of site development and underground utilities. I worked hard to become a superintendent overseeing multiple projects to completion.

In 2005 I had the opportunity to transfer into a sales position with a water treatment company, Natural Site Solutions, to grow the chitosan chemical market. Over these years I have been working with different aspects of the water treatment industry from system design, product development, manufacturing, sales and marketing. The future of construction and industrial storm water treatment is bright and will continue to protect our most precious wildlife species.

I have been given the gift of being able to solve difficult problems, and I enjoy coming up with ways to make things work correctly. 

I also enjoy volunteering my time and talents in my community with non-profit organizations, helping individuals and families with their various needs. 

John Macpherson, CPESC

John Macpherson, CPESC

I’m a stormwater treatment specialist and erosion control professional supporting Sound Environmental Concepts.  2018 marks my thirty eighth year in the water treatment business and I consider myself fortunate to be working with a very innovative team of environmental professionals and with a variety of natural-based products that are transforming our industry. 

For the past 20 years my focus has been on stormwater treatment.  I was lucky enough to be on the original team with Ray that developed the Chitosan-Enhanced Sand Filtration technology for construction stormwater. From there we have developed many additional environmentally safe treatment products used in the US and Europe.

I believe we are at a crossroads today with water conservation, pollution prevention and water treatment all playing a central role in our collective future.  It’s exciting to work in such a challenging environment and to see our modest contributions make such a big difference.  It would be great to invent the next “break-through” technology but my personal philosophy is “slow and steady incremental innovation wins the race”.

Also, living and working in the beautiful Pacific Northwest has allowed me to develop my hobby of kayaking in Puget Sound!   

Who We Are

Sound Environmental Concepts LLC is a family owned company, dedicated to providing environmentally safe water treatment products for the removal of sediment, heavy metals, and other contaminants. These products are excepted within regulatory communities and are very economical for staying in compliance within the construction and industrial market places.