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Our Mission

J3 Resources, Inc. was born out of a desire to provide reliable, hassle-free customer service with uncompromising integrity. Since its inception in 2000, J3 has continued to be in constant pursuit of total customer satisfaction. Highly trained and certified J3 analysts perform all analytical work in an effort to deliver objective, unbiased, legally defensible results. J3 takes great pride in the services it provides for a variety of businesses including: governmental agencies, educational institutions, commercial business organizations, environmental consultants, professional services firms, attorneys and homeowners.

“Raising the industry standard with accurate, defensible results delivered with outstanding service…every customer, every job, every sample”.

Our History

Lee and Cathy Poye began J3 Resources, Inc. to create an independent industrial hygiene laboratory with quality and customer service as their top priorities. The J3 name was inspired by the names of Lee and Cathy’s children, Jacob, Justin, and Jennie. Incorporated in October of 2000, J3 began with three employees and a handful of loyal customers. Since that time, J3 has grown to more than 28 employees with an impressive list of valued customers. J3’s unique working environment is the key to its success, where teamwork, quality, and customer service always come first.

J3 is certified as a Top 20% Performer by Dun & Bradstreet’s Open Ratings, Inc. Click here to view past performance evaluation report & press release.

J3 TEAM

Cathy Poye

President

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Cathy Poye

President

As President of J3 Resources, Inc., Cathy’s strong background in commercial real estate, business development, and marketing and communications, along with her performance-driven objectives, have provided her with the expertise essential to making J3 the thriving company that it is today. Cathy started out as a communications major at the University of Houston before becoming a licensed realtor. She became a certified fungal analyst in 2001 upon completion of the McCrone Research Institute’s indoor air quality program, however, you will most likely not find her in the lab.

Cathy believes strongly in supporting her community, serving as a dedicated volunteer in both private and public schools since 1993 and most recently as a court-appointed advocate for Child Advocates, Inc. She considers one of her most valuable accomplishments to be the raising of her three children, Jacob, Justin, and Jennie, who are the inspiration behind the company name: J3.

Lee Poye

Vice-President

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Lee Poye

Vice-President

Lee has overseen asbestos laboratories for over 25 years in the Greater Houston Area. He specializes in the analysis of asbestos by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Prior to opening J3 Resources, Inc., Lee was the southwest regional manager for EMSL. In addition to running the J3 Lab, Lee is a published co-author of five peer-reviewed investigations involving TEM analysis of asbestos in human lung tissue. Lee serves on the ASTM D22.08 Air Quality Technical Committee and has had the honor to present his knowledge and findings in asbestos-related research at the Collegium Ramazzini held in Carpi, Italy, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the ASTM Johnson Conference. Lee also serves on the U.S Pharmacopeia Expert Panel on Talc Methods and is a full member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

Link to Lee’s CV

Link to Lee’s Published Papers

Scott M. Ward

Ph.D., Quality Assurance Director

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Scott M. Ward

Ph.D., Quality Assurance Director

Scott joined J3 Resources, Inc. in 2005 upon graduation from Texas A&M University, where he earned his doctorate in microbiology. Scott has extensive experience conducting analyses in both industrial hygiene (PCM, PLM, TEM) and environmental microbiology laboratories. His insight and expertise are essential to maintaining J3’s strong and reliable quality control system. Scott’s attention to these high standards of practice allows J3 to sustain both its AIHA and NVLAP accreditations.

While at Texas A&M, Scott published several articles in peer-reviewed journals dealing with chemo tactic signal transduction pathways in bacteria. He currently serves on the ASTM D22.07 Air Quality Technical Committee and is a full member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. Scott can routinely be seen as a guest lecturer at Houston-area training facilities, where he provides laboratory insight to be carried out by field personnel on both sampling methods and analysis.

 

Duane Salinas

Technical Expert

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Duane Salinas

Technical Expert

Duane has been with J3 Resources, Inc. since its inception in October 2000. As J3’s Asbestos Technical Expert, Duane is primarily responsible for maintaining J3’s industry superiority regarding knowledge, and quality of all current and pending PLM, PCM, and TEM analytical methods.  He maintains laboratory equipment and maintenance records and acts as reference and resident expert of all asbestos analytical methods to ensure full compliance with ISO 17025:2005, NVLAP, and AIHA requirements. Duane often represents J3 at professional associations including AIHA, EIA, and ASSE.

Duane graduated from the University of Texas in 1986 with a degree in geology. Duane serves as one of J3’s senior analysts, with over 30 years’ experience in asbestos testing. His vast knowledge of and experience with all laboratory methods facilitates his ability to work within the various labs at J3 Resources, Inc., including the TEM, micro-biological, soils, metals and silica labs.

 

Sheri McGrew

Internal Operations Manager

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Sheri McGrew

Internal Operations Manager

Sheri joined the J3 team in 2015 with an extensive background in customer service and administrative processes.  She is responsible for continuing to develop, enhance and maintain J3’s administrative function as J3’s first Internal Operations Manager. Sheri’s duties are vast and include receiving samples and producing reports, coordinating work flow, responding to customer requests, accounts receivables, banking, social media posts and managing J3’s administrative staff.  Sheri oversees the heart of J3’s operations and ensures that all customers feel like they are the most important J3 customer.  If you’ve had the privilege of meeting Sheri, you’ll know that her positive attitude is uplifting and contagious!

Will Colbert

Asbestos Lab Manager

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Will Colbert

Asbestos Lab Manager

Will joined the J3 team in 2015 and currently serves as Asbestos Lab Manager.  Will is primarily responsible for the operation of the PLM, PCM, and TEM laboratories under their direct supervision in accordance with ISO 17025:2005, NVLAP, and AIHA requirements and regulations. In addition to meeting applicable federal regulations and QC requirements, Will is additionally responsible for administering the basic management functions of planning, organizing, and leading J3 Resources, Inc. with the successful and efficient attainment of company quality, service, and business goals. He insures compliance and inspection readiness at all times with all accreditation requirements and maintains a competent and productive staff.

Will graduated from the University of Dallas with a BA in Biology and previously worked at Moody Labs in Farmers Branch, TX.

Joseph Martinez

Pasadena Laboratory Supervisor

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Joseph Martinez

Pasadena Laboratory Supervisor

Joseph joined the J3 team in 2015 as a PLM analyst with 13 years of laboratory experience in metals, PLM, and PCM. Joseph currently serves as Pasadena Laboratory Supervisor for J3’s second location.  Joseph’s extensive laboratory and industry knowledge enable him to be a very effective laboratory supervisor responsible for the operation of the Pasadena PLM, PCM, micro, metals & silica laboratories under their direct supervision in accordance with ISO 17025:2005, NVLAP, and AIHA requirements and regulations.

Joseph oversees lab productivity by supervising workflow and organizing schedules; he acquires and oversees the maintenance of all laboratory instrumentation; while ensuring J3 customers receive the outstanding customer service they deserve.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

J3 Resources, Inc. is a company of people serving people! We embrace a corporate culture of giving back to society whenever possible. As strong members of the community with a social responsibility to help out those in need, we serve as proud sponsors of the following organizations:

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