All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.
— Martin H. Fischer, (1944)

AWS Labs is a privately held, full service environmental laboratory located in Richmond, VA

AWS Labs Inc. was founded in 1994 with a mission to supply the Commonwealth of Virginia with reliable data that met project requirements and reflected a strict standard of quality control. AWS Labs quickly became known for its reliability to provide quality data as well as providing strict adherence to turn around time requirements.

 In 2001, the growing lab relocated to 2109A North Hamilton Street, Richmond, VA allowing ample space for future growth. In 2003, W. Guy Becker joined AWS founder, Carmela Liscio Tombes, as business partner and set in motion the necessary financial management to grow and expand the company. In the following years the laboratory has tripled in volume.   In 2013 AWS moved the laboratory into a 23,000 sq.ft. facility located just off I-95 in South Richmond, VA.  The new facility located at 1941 Reymet Road, Richmond, VA allows for continued growth and expansion of our client base and area of service.

 AWS has extensive experience analyzing Wastewater, Groundwater, Drinking water and Solids. We have built our business on the quality of our work, the reliability of our turn around times and our customer service. Our laboratory provides state of the art instrumentation with redundancy throughout the lab to ensure timely and reliable results. AWS has always provided an extensive courier pick up and delivery system that reaches over four states.

 AWS Labs Inc. continues to provide comprehensive state and region-wide analytical testing services with the same commitment to quality and project requirements. We encourage our clients to visit our facility.


Certified SWAM and DBE, AWS maintains an extensive equipment inventory, State-of-the-art technology, Technical staff is comprised of chemists holding a minimal of a bachelor degree.

 • Headquarters       1941 Reymet Road, Richmond, Virginia 23237 USA

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• Industry                Environmental Services

• Type                     Privately Held

• Company Size       11-50 employees

• Founded               1994

Our Mission

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