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Mr. Courtney Booth, President of Southwest Environmental headshot and he is wearing a white button-down shirt.

Courtney Booth


Courtney founded and has served as President of Southwest Environmental since 1993. Courtney maintains a team of professionals who ensures the company does a quality job with 100% customer satisfaction. Mr. Booth started his career with the Department of Water Resources in Sacramento.

Occasionally Courtney takes a break from being the leader in water conservation and can be found traveling the globe. You can bet everywhere he goes, he’s checking out every toilet and light fixture to ensure they are high-efficiency installations.


Professional portrait of Dale Chessher, Director of Operations

Dale Chessher

Director of Operations

Dale came to work for SWE in 2004 as Director of Operations. Dale has been in the construction industry all of his life, supervising and coaching crews of up to 150 field employees and maintaining a full administrative staff.

He works hand-in-hand with various utilities and Project Managers as well as SWE’s staff to ensure all of the goals and objectives of SWE’s contracts are achieved on time and within budget.


John Weber headshot in purple shirt

John Weber

Director of Business Development

John serves as the Director of Business Development for Southwest Environmental, where he coordinates all aspects of complex water conservation projects for private and public sector clients.

John develops turnkey, customizable solutions to ensure each customer receives measurable results that achieve or exceed the goals of their project. He also helps clients access programs or funding to help supplement the cost of the capital improvement.

John loves pizza, learning the culinary arts, traveling, and experiencing different cultures. Born in Chicago and growing up in the suburbs, John is a life-long Chicago Bears fan.


Hien Le Nguyen, she is Project Manager, Southwest Environmental

Hien Le Nguyen

Project Manager

Hien has been a valued member of the SWE family since 2007. She has extensive experience managing, administering, invoicing, and responding to inquiries for a variety of water and energy use efficiency programs.

Hien holds an excellent track record of strong working relationships with owners, property managers, and water agencies, resulting in successful project experiences. Hien’s attention to detail, commitment to excellence, and superb technical skills have proven extremely valuable to SWE and the clients we serve.


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