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Tighe & Bond Climbs Six Spots in ENR’s Top 200 Environmental Firms Ranking

Posted September 14, 2018 by

Westfield, Massachusetts – September 13, 2018 – Tighe & Bond, one of the leading full-service engineering and environmental consulting firms in the northeastern United States, climbed six spots this year to No. 148 on Engineering News Record’s (ENR) 2018 Top 200 Environmental Firms ranking. ENR ranks its list of top 200 environmental firms nationally based on the percentage of their 2017 gross revenue from environmental services.

Earlier this year Tighe & Bond moved up 19 spots to No. 241 on ENR’s 2018 Top 500 Design Firms ranking, up 34 spots in the past two years. ENR ranks its list of top 500 design firms nationally based on design-specific revenue from the previous year.

“Our yearly climb in this important national ranking is made possible by the ongoing trust that both our public and private clients place in us for their environmental consulting and engineering needs – as well as our dedicated, professional staff,” said David Pinsky, P.E., President and CEO of Tighe & Bond. “Our goal is to provide an expansive portfolio of engineering and environmental services to our valued clients throughout New England and New York.”

Tighe & Bond

Tighe & Bond, Inc. provides comprehensive engineering and environmental services to hundreds of public and private clients across the northeastern United States, with emphasis on the education, energy, government, healthcare, industrial, real estate, and water/wastewater markets. A staff of 370 work from offices located in Middletown and Shelton, Connecticut; Westwood, Pocasset, Worcester and Westfield, Massachusetts; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Rhinebeck, New York, and Providence, Rhode Island.

An employee-owned firm, Tighe & Bond is invested in its clients’ successes. In business for over a century, the firm continues to evolve to keep pace with client needs. Vision, technical expertise, exceptional service and strong client relationships have always been at its forefront.

Engineering News Record ranks Tighe & Bond a top 10 New England design firm, a top 500 national design firm, and a top 200 environmental firm. Building Design+Construction also ranks Tighe & Bond one of the top 60 engineering firms in the United States, and Zweig Group has recognized Tighe & Bond numerous times as a best engineering firm to work for in the United States.

For more information, please contact Marketing/Communications Specialist Debbie Whitney at 413-572-3207, or email at DJWhitney@tighebond.com.


Mackie Shea Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America 2019 List

Posted September 10, 2018 by

The Boston environmental law firm Mackie Shea, PC announces that two of its shareholders were selected for inclusion in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Thomas A. Mackie and John F. Shea were selected for their high caliber work in Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation. They have been recognized for over a decade for their expertise and distinction.

Best Lawyers is regarded by the legal profession, the public and the media as a reliable evaluation and measure of legal excellence and integrity based on a rigorous, confidential peer review survey.

Mackie Shea, PC concentrates in environmental, land use and renewable energy law, and related litigation.


10 Anderson & Kreiger Attorneys Included in 2019 The Best Lawyers in America List

Posted August 21, 2018 by

This month, Best Lawyers in America© published its 2019 list, which included 10 Anderson & Kreiger attorneys nominated and recognized by their peers for their accomplishments in 7 different practice areas. For more information, follow this link.

Congratulations to:

  • Stephen D. Anderson: Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation.
  • Arthur P. Kreiger: Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation and Land Use and Zoning Litigation.
  • William L. Lahey: Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation.
  • Scott P. Lewis: Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation.
  • David S. Mackey: Commercial Litigation.
  • Harvey Nosowitz: Insurance Law.
  • Anne Robbins: Insurance Law.
  • Steven L. Schreckinger: Insurance Law.
  • David L. Wiener: Real Estate Law.
  • Tamara Wolfson: Insurance Law.

Anderson & Kreiger’s attorneys focus their work in the areas of litigation, real estate, construction, environmental, insurance, public law, UAS/drones, telecommunications and airports.  Our style is open, friendly, practical and efficient.  From high stakes litigation and complex transactions to public interest issues, we believe in our clients and our work.


EBC Member Spotlight – Epsilon Associates, Inc.

Posted July 31, 2018 by

Any EBC Member is welcome to fill out the Google Form for submission by following this link.

Firm Description

Epsilon Associates, Inc. is a well-established environmental engineering and consulting company specializing in securing environmental approvals for real estate, energy, and infrastructure development projects for public and private sector clients.  We help our clients conduct environmental analyses, develop regulatory strategies, and prepare and review effective permitting and compliance materials.  Epsilon’s team has decades of experience working with local, state, and federal agencies.  Our reputation for practical strategies, a focused work effort, and a successful outcome has made Epsilon an industry leader.

Our understanding of the regulatory environment comes from practical planning, engineering, and science experience in the regulatory arena.  Our 50+ employees comprises planning, scientific, and engineering experts, including regulatory analysts, urban planners, historic preservation analysts, air quality and noise engineers, meteorologists, and wildlife and soil scientists.

Firm Highlights

  • At the start of the new year, we were excited to have Rob O’Neal officially join Peggy Briggs as Co-Managing Principal of the firm. Ted Barten stepped down after his 20-year stint as Co-Managing Principal, but has since remained active in his work on major energy projects. While we were sad to see Ted step down from this role, Rob has been a great leader working collaboratively with Peggy providing the steady, skilled, and thoughtful leadership which Epsilon has enjoyed for its first two decades. Check out our full press release here: http://www.epsilonassociates.com/97rob-new-co-managing-principal.
  • Since 1997, Epsilon has provided consulting services to the energy industry and more recently has been more involved with the offshore wind energy industry. Epsilon was instrumental in leading the applications for the Vineyard Wind project – a proposed offshore wind project approximately 14 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard. Epsilon led applications that were submitted to federal and state agencies, which also included preparing the first Construction and Operations Plan filed with BOEM for the current generation of U.S. offshore wind projects. In May 2018, Vineyard Wind received exciting news that they were selected to provide all of the 800 megawatts (MW) of wind power currently being awarded by the Commonwealth. For more information on our offshore wind energy services, visit our website at: http://www.epsilonassociates.com/energy-offshore-wind-energy.
  • We were excited to be among the award recipients at EBC’s 25th Annual EBEE Awards and 28th Annual Meeting. Epsilon Principal Mike Howard along with representatives from Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, GEI Consultants, Halvorson Design Partnership, Inc., Exponent, DeRosa Environmental Consulting, Inc., and SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC received the EBC Nicholas Humber Environmental – Energy Award for Outstanding Collaboration for their joint effort on the Senator Joseph Finnegan Park at Port Norfolk. The award was given in recognition of the outstanding collaboration resulting in the full remediation and transformation of the contaminated Shaffer Paper Site into a park that now provides passive recreation and extends the Greenway through the Port Norfolk neighborhood. Check out our write-up on this award recognition at: http://www.epsilonassociates.com/1082018-ebee-awards.

Firm Contact

Peggy Briggs, Managing Principal

978.897.7100 // pbriggs@epsilonassociates.com

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Epsilon Associates, Inc.


Danielle Sylvia Receives the Environmental Business Council of New England Ascending Leader Award

Posted July 27, 2018 by

July 27, 2018 – Boston, MA – The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) is pleased to announce that Danielle Sylvia, Environmental Engineer with Golder, is a recipient of the 2018 EBC Ascending Leader Award.

Danielle’s career success and advancement recognition at Golder is a result of her strong technical skills, unique perspective on analysis of laboratory analytical data, and leadership both internally and externally. She provides support for a variety of projects, including hazardous waste site characterization and remediation, and plays a key role providing compliance support with the U.S. EPA 2015 Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Final Rule. Danielle provides strategic analysis, interpretation, and reporting of analytical environmental data (which includes data validation and statistical analysis) for Golder’s manufacturing and solid waste clients across the nation.

Danielle began her career with Golder in March 2016 as an entry level environmental engineer and was recognized for advancement at the end of 2016. This is particularly notable since Golder holds very high standards for each level of advancement. Recently, because of her strong client service and technical abilities, she was invited to participate in Golder’s rigorous internal project management training; a request generally reserved for staff who have been with Golder for five years or more.

Danielle co-leads Golder’s New England Professional Development Group (PDG), an internal group that provides mentorship, peer support and professional development opportunities for Golder staff. Danielle has revitalized the New England PDG by coordinating speakers and activities relative to professional development and technical issues, reconnecting this group to Golder’s active international PDG, and demonstrating leadership among her peers.

In addition to her leadership within Golder, Danielle is a member of the Environmental Business Council Ascending Professionals Committee Leadership Team and has brought new energy to the New Hampshire young professionals, planning programs and events that have galvanized activity in a historically less-active Chapter state.

Each year, the EBC recognizes young professionals in the energy and environmental sectors demonstrating exceptional leadership and industry involvement early in their careers. Recipients are leaders within their own organizations, often acting as mentors to junior staff, providing thought leadership on critical issues, and leading teams on difficult or large projects. They also represent their organizations through participation in industry associations and committees, supporting the growth of the environmental and energy sectors. Early career success and rapid advancement in the industry are hallmarks of award recipients, who are often involved civically as well.

Danielle will be honored at the EBC Annual Summer Garden Party in Boston on August 9, 2018.

The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) was established in 1990 by environmental and energy company executives who began meeting on a regular basis to exchange ideas and share experiences. The EBC was the first organization in the United States established to support and foster the development of the environmental industry. The goal of the EBC is to enhance business and job growth of both established and emerging environmental and energy businesses. For more information, please contact Ann Gisinger at (617) 505-1818 or ebc@ebcne.org.