Don Vrana is a well-known researcher on air quality and toxic mold related issues and is the founder of Indoor Air Quality Management (IAQM). Mr. Vrana brings unparalleled expertise to the IAQM family of companies. He has first-hand knowledge of every phase of the industry and has consulted with over 1,700 air quality professionals, medical researchers, legal professionals, insurance specialists and mold-exposed individuals. Added to this are 21 years of entrepreneurial experience in business development, ranging from inquiry to product delivery. His proven skills, knowledge base and broad accessibility to leading experts in the field make Mr. Vrana uniquely qualified to manage this organization. His duties include client litigation avoidance, business development, evaluation, validation and implementation of new technologies, personnel and client relations.
Experienced Vice President with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental services industry. Katie is a Texas licensed Mold Remediation Contractor and Mold Assessment Consultant and is highly respected by her peers for her knowledge of regulations in Texas. She takes pride in her ability to connect with IAQM’s diverse client base and putting them at ease over their remediation projects. Katie’s duties include regulatory compliance, customer and vendor relations, reviewing job protocols, creating remediation work plans, and making new "piles of paper" on her desk within an hour of Valeria getting her organized yet again.
Katie has a sweet tooth and considers herself a “foodie”. In 2011, in her spare time, she fulfilled a life-long dream of owning a restaurant and opened The Hole Thing Donut Shop in Forney, a popular and successful business that was sold in 2014 after the sleep deficit kicked in. She is an active volunteer in the community and is an Executive Officer on the Board of Trustees for the local food pantry in Forney, TX. She successfully completed a 6 month Leadership Forney course after being nominated as a leader in our community.
Valeria has worked with the Vrana's in some capacity since 2005. She started as a nanny for their young children and a personal assistant when they were on a large out-of-state project for almost 2 years. She stayed on until the children did not need child care. She then went to work for a family friend helping to start and manage a successful clothing boutique, all while maintaining a close relationship with the Vrana family. At the time the boutique closed, IAQM was looking for office help and Valeria was our first and only interview. She is a client and employee favorite, always smiling, friendly, and helpful. Valeria is fluent in Spanish and English and has amazing organizational skills. Her duties include payroll, customer service, estimating, bookkeeping, and keeping employees and the now almost grown Vrana kids in line. What she means to IAQM and the Vrana's can be summed up by Katie's oft quoted line "I can't do life without Valeria."
About IAQM LLC
In 1999, we had a mold issue in our own townhome. At the time there was very little known about indoor air quality and much less about the dangers contaminated air could produce. The passion for this industry began when our newborn son was rushed to the emergency room on two different occasions when he stopped breathing. We were determined to find out what was happening to our son and our family.
The next 3 years were spent researching and speaking with every expert that would take our call. This research resulted in Indoor Air Quality Management (IAQM). Our company is dedicated to research, testing, and improving traditional remediation methods. The first major breakthrough for IAQM LLC came when we discovered a mold remediation project could be considered “clean” by industry standards and still not be a safe environment for the occupants.
Discovering how mycotoxin contamination related to mold problems and remediation set the course for IAQM LLC. Over the past 14 years, this discovery has taken IAQM LLC to 42 states, Puerto Rico, and Panama. We have decontaminated millions of cubic feet of air space in homes, hotels, commercial buildings, and schools. Along the way we have provided hundreds of customers safe, healthy living environments. The passion is still going strong to ensure no other families would have to experience what we did.
We encourage you to look over the many services that we offer. Each service and/or product is offered so you can breathe easier.
What Makes IAQM LLC The Best Choice For Indoor Air Quality? The Difference Is Our Approach.
We are missing an important part of the equation regarding our health.
We spend billions of dollars annually on bottled water, organic food, gym memberships, supplements, etc.
How much did you spend on clean, purified air? Is it something you even think about?
Clean air is not a sectional science. There is a cause and an effect. In the early 1980’s, construction methods made our building envelopes tighter, all in the name of saving energy. While energy savings have increased, our indoor air quality has suffered. Buildings that can’t “breathe” trap and recycle the air continuously, including air contaminants. These contaminants include mold spores, pollens, off-gassing toxins, and household chemicals. This can affect your health and overall well being.
Where do these contaminants come from? The obvious ones are floods, sewer back ups, and water intrusions. These can cause mold growth and bacterial contamination. Some molds produce mycotoxins, a poisonous chemical compound. While you can clean up the visible signs of these events, your air will still contain contaminants you can’t see.
VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) are off-gassing from common items such as computers, appliances, furniture, carpets etc. Formaldehyde is a common VOC. If you have pets, you have pet dander. Think about the soles of your shoes for a minute. Think of everything you step on throughout a given day. Unless you remove your shoes before you enter a building, those items are now on your floor where they can become airborne.
At IAQM LLC, we approach air quality honestly. We understand the peril of contaminated air and we’ve developed the tools to restore clean air efficiently. IAQM LLC offers the industry a fresh alternative to traditional methods of single source remediating. I welcome you to review our website to see the many different services we offer. From fresh air systems to air purification systems, from environmental monitoring units to decontamination and remediation, IAQM LLC is your answer.
It’s time to complete your health equation.
We provide the finest service in the indoor air quality industry.
We refuse to compromise our quality of work.
The safety of our team and our customers are at the forefront of what we do.
Our goal hasn’t changed since I established IAQM LLC in 2002. The desire to strive for excellence while promoting a better quality of life for my clients is still as real to me as it was on day one. I have watched as our industry, its experts, and the general public have become more educated on how important fresh, clean air is to a healthy life. I have a committed team that takes pride in every aspect of our business.
There are a lot of companies that can remove mold, but very few that can guarantee a safe, healthy environment. IAQM LLC has been committed to providing this for all of our clients every single day. We look forward to providing a wide range of options that can assist you in providing your family or employees with the cleanest air available. Please take the time to read through our website to see all the new technology and services IAQM LLC can offer.