Ernest Gutierrez, Director

CEO, Burns Environmental Services


Ernie Gutierrez is the Chief Operating Officer of Burns Environmental Services, a woman and minority-owned business providing environmental and construction services. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Allied Industries Inc. one of the largest environmental firms in California and at one point, 16th largest Hispanic-owned business in California.

Ernie has worked in the environmental/construction industry for 28 years and is a well-respected member of the environmental profession who was one of the first State of California Department of Health Services approved instructors of Accredited Lead-Based Paint courses. He has been elected to several national boards including the Historically Underutilized Business (HUBZone) National Council.

Ernie has dedicated his professional career to helping emerging communities and small business achieve economic growth and job creation. He brings expertise as a small business advocate and as an executive of a woman and minority-owned contractor that provides environmental and construction services.

Past Board and Council Service

California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, Chairman of the Board

California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Foundation, Chairman of the Board

Latin Business Association, Vice-Chairman of the Board

Valley Economic Development Council, Board Member

Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Council

US Historically Underutilized Business (HUBZone) National Council, Board Member

Honors & Awards
2012 Hispanic Business Magazine 16th Largest Hispanic Owned Company in California

2012 California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, John Aguilar Procurement Champion Award

2011 Fortune Inner City 100 Fastest Growing Company

2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year

2011 Hispanic Business Magazine Largest Hispanic Owned Company #194

2011 Hispanic Business Magazine Fastest Growing Company #29

2010 #9 Hispanic Business Magazine Fastest Growing Company

2010 San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year