Meet the Team

Kenneth K. Hekimian

Founder & Principal Engineer

Over 45 years of diversified professional experience in a variety of phases of civil and environmental analysis, planning and engineering.  Pioneered engineering design and environmental studies for transfer/recycling centers, sanitary landfills and underground tank facilities.  Last thirty years have concentrated on environmental engineering, primarily associated with hazardous waste, dry cleaning facilities and underground fuel tank regulatory compliance, and expert testimony associated with recycling of hazardous materials, surface and subsurface soil and water contamination, including planning and supervision of site assessment of soil and groundwater, remediation by excavation and treatment, bioremediation and restoration of petroleum-contaminated and PCE-contaminated aquifers.  Designed/installed many methane gas barriers in Los Angeles City and Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

B.S.   -    Aeronautical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

M.S.  -    Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

M.S.  -    Operations Research/Business Administration, University of Southern California

Ph.D. -   Systems and Environmental Engineering (Management Minor), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
(Thesis: "A Systems Engineering Approach to Environmental Quality Management; with Emphasis on Solid Waste Management")

Shantal Der Boghosian

Senior Project Manager / Environmental Engineer

EIT (#137271)

10 years of experience in the chemical and environmental fields working for various firms in Southern California. She has a BS in Chemistry from UCSB and a MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UCLA. Shantal is an experienced Entrpreneur, having run a successful cake business (even winning on Food Network's Cake Wars!) and uses that entrepreneur knowledge in developing business for HVN Environmental.


Our Vision

HVN Environmental Service Co., Inc. (HVN) focuses on delivering solutions to the environmental challenges of our clients while providing them with the highest level of service.  We concentrate exclusively on environmental engineering and environmental services.

We have direct experience with site assessments and remedial activities for public and private clients.

As we continue to grow, we place the highest value on:

  • Our community where we want to set an example of environmental leadership
  • Our team for whom we provide a positive and challenging environment
  • Our customers who depend on our professional services

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