Project Manager Pete Butt, Biologist Tom Morris and associated professional provided a unique list of services to clients who find themselves with very special needs and problems. KES teams have also undertaken original research involving dye-tracing and submerged discharge measurements of various conduit systems.

KES was founded in 1986 by Wes Skiles, who by that time had accumulated ten years of experience in mapping, studying and photographing underwater caves. As professionals from various agencies began to consult him for the special knowledge and insights he had accumulated while diving in these conduits, Wes realized that he was obtaining new information that shed a different light on the current perceptions and models of groundwater flow. He then assembled a staff of hydrogeologists, technicians and explorers that became Karst Environmental Services, Inc. in 1989. Tragically, Wes passed away in 2010 while filming underwater off the coast of Florida.