What makes EA different than the universe of other environmental and engineering firms out there? To sum it up in one sentence, we are at our best when confronted by complex problems with compound technical and management challenges, most often requiring an integrated, interdisciplinary approach. In fact, we thrive on these types of projects, big or small, where EA can add value through first understanding the varied project challenges, then systematically peeling back the onion, so to speak, and making progress toward our client goals.
I credit our heritage as a scientific consulting firm, dealing with ill-defined problems nearly five decades ago, to putting EA on the path to this differentiation today. One of EA’s Core Values (Openness) in its broadest sense, stemmed from that scientific beginning and is now deeply ingrained within our culture. Our openness compels us to define problems deeply, analyze objectively, understand all viewpoints well, communicate respectfully, and generate ideas prolifically. From our founding, we have now developed an integration competence across the professional disciplines of engineering, science, and technology, yielding what I believe is a distinct ability to responsively address the complex challenges that face our clients today. In addition, what further separates EA is our capability, indeed our passion, to manage all of this efficiently, with “prudence” and a knack for doing more with less.
As a 100% employee-owned public benefit corporation, the future is bright for EA. We are healthy and growing, a testament to the confidence our clients and employees have in us. With environmental sustainability on front stage, combined with an increasingly resource-constrained world, our services—particularly the distinct way those services are delivered—will grow in demand. I look forward to exciting times ahead!
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Ian D. MacFarlane
President and Chief Executive Officer
EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC
Core Ideology = Core Purpose + Core Values
IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH WE LIVE, ONE PROJECT AT A TIME®
EA was founded in 1973 as Ecological Analysts, Inc., by Dr. Loren Jensen, a professor at Johns Hopkins University. The original staff consisted of fisheries biologists, helping electrical utilities achieve compliance with new environmental regulations. Over time, EA diversified, adding more advanced scientific, engineering, and technology capabilities to keep pace with changing client needs, regulatory demands, and public concerns.
Today, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC provides a broad range of environmental science and engineering solutions to a diverse customer base including federal and state government agencies, municipalities, private industry, and non-profit organizations.
We have completed more than 100,000 environmental projects and performed more than $1 billion of services worldwide. Engineering News-Record consistently ranks EA among America’s Top 200 Environmental Firms, a testament to the business we earn from our clients as a result of the quality, cost-effectiveness, timeliness, and responsiveness of our service.
When we were still a one office, single service firm, Dr. Jensen pointed out, “The challenge before us is to make a business out of science, without compromising the principles or inherent ground rules of either.” That is precisely what EA set out to accomplish…and what we continue to do every day.
Through more than four decades as a firm dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the natural and built environments, EA has developed a keen social awareness and appreciation for the precious and limited resources that our planet has to offer. As a leader in the environmental field, we hold ourselves accountable in our sustainability initiatives and seek out opportunities to support the communities we serve. Our employees regularly participate in neighborhood and watershed cleanup projects and various youth outreach and mentorship programs focused on materials recycling, waste minimization, energy savings, and related environmental and sustainability topics.
“One of the greatest ways EA supports its surrounding community is by investing in the future. EA has an incredibly strong commitment to the young engineers of tomorrow and demonstrates this by leading a Day with an Engineer program that allows area high school students to shadow engineering professionals for a day, and by supporting the Easy as Pi program that brings together local 7th graders to a day of science and engineering demonstrations, and by funding the pursuit of engineering degrees through its multiple scholarships.”
—Abbie Smith, P.E., Director, State and Local SectorRead More
EA’s employees are our most important resource and protecting them is our greatest responsibility. We are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for our employees and contractors. Meeting this objective requires the sustained commitment of each employee to create and maintain an injury-free, environmentally safe workplace. Strict adherence to EA’s established safety and health policies and practices is essential to reach this objective.
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