LRC Indoor Environment Professionals are independent mold and indoor air quality experts who have been in business for 17 years, with over 50 years combined experience.  Our certified investigators and analysts specialize in detailed investigations, including visual inspection, sampling, sampling sanalysis, moisture mapping, and detailed reports.  As an independent consultant company, LRC's recommendations and protocols are used by home and business owners and reputable remediators.  The IICRC standard states that the indoor environmental professional should be independent from the remediator.
LRC Indoor Testing & Research
140 Iowa Ln 102
CaryNC 27511

About Us

LRC Indoor Testing & Research |140 Iowa Ln 102CaryNC27511 | (919) 342-4936
Cathy and Tony Richmond

About Our Mold and Air Quality Testing Experts

Since 2007, LRC Indoor Testing & Research have been helping homeowners and businesses alike with their indoor environmental needs. As your independent contractors for professional mold testing in North Carolina, we have been 100% focused on identifying potential health hazards and working with all involved parties to ensure that it is addressed properly.

Our team has unparalleled knowledge in this field with more than 80 years of combined experience. We embrace a science-based approach and our credentials include relevant certifications, professional memberships and accreditations, and degrees including bachelors, masters, and a Doctorate Public Health in Biohazard Science/Occupational Health. We have strong expertise in building science and mold spore identification using light microscopy. Our investigations are perfectly suited for numerous conditions -- from instances of major water losses to acute health symptoms.

Our professional process is backed by extensive research and highly trusted by functional doctors, remediators, insurance agents, real estate agents, property managers, business owners, and homeowners. 

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Cathy Richmond is an environmental scientist with 20 years of analytical experience in the bio-contamination of water, air, dust, and bulk material. Ms. Richmond holds a degree in health from Kent State University. She has received additional training in fungal microscopy from the Harvard University School of Public Health and in medical mycology from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

Ms. Richmond does indoor air quality surveys and commercial sample analyses. She has been responsible for analyzing samples for the Environmental Microbiology Performance Analytical Testing Program (EMPAT), an accreditation program of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA.) She has provided laboratory and field research on indoor environmental quality, including the microbiological assessments of buildings and industrial processes and cleaning product efficacy. Recently, she provided research support for a national study investigating antibiotic and antibacterial cross-resistance in human skin bacteria isolated from individuals in the home environment.

Director of Special Projects


Mr. Richmond has worked with LRC since the beginning and has been involved with environmental inspections for over six years. He is the director of special projects and has worked closely with government organizations in acquiring and managing research projects. He is a North Carolina state-licensed asbestos building inspector.

Indoor Environmental Professional


Amber Campbell has been a registered environmental health specialist with the state of North Carolina since 2009 with experience in child care and school sanitation inspection as well as food, lodging, and institution sanitation inspections. She is a certified mold inspector and provides professional inspections and consulting services for indoor air quality and mold.

Technical Research Director


Dr. Gene Cole is director of research for LRC Indoor Testing & Research, Cary, NC, and a former professor of environmental health sciences at Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. He has over 35 years of research experience, with emphasis on identifying and reducing pollutant reservoirs and sources, bioaerosols, residential, school, and workplace exposure assessment and control, product evaluation, cleaning and restoration, mold and sewage remediation, and biocides. He has also worked with national and international organizations to address environmental health and infectious disease concerns such as medical waste management in Central Europe and Southeast Asia, hygiene promotion in Africa, and healthy homes and buildings in the U.S. and Asia.

Dr. Cole holds both a master's degree in public health microbiology and a doctorate degree in public health in biohazard science/occupational health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Indoor Environmental Professional


Angela graduated from NC State University with bachelor's degrees in chemistry and environmental technology and management. Through NCSU, Angela gained experience working in chemistry and ecology laboratories and as an editor for the BioResources Research Journal. Angela is a certified mold inspector and regularly performs commercial and residential indoor environmental quality inspections.

Office Manager


Melissa brings over 15 years of experience in administrative office management and a background in holistic health. Her organizational, detail-oriented work ethic and empathetic nature keep our bustling office running smoothly. Melissa genuinely cares for each client’s well-being and ensures they are cared for and supported.

We’re proud to have been nationally recognized for our contributions to research studies for various health and hygiene companies. We’ve also completed assessments for the EPA, CDC, FAA, USAID, and NIOSH.

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