Business Achievement: Mid-size Firms ($20 million to $100 million)


Gold MedalSullivan International Group, Inc. (San Diego, CA) for more than doubling revenue during 2010, to more than $38 million from about $18 million in 2009. Sullivan International is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business providing a broad range of services, including environmental site assessments and large-scale remedial project design and oversight and construction management services, with an emphasis on security and disaster preparedness. The firm also provides energy consulting, operations, and maintenance support services to include long-term environmental monitoring projects, technical staff augmentation, and advanced database development, routinely supporting projects requiring secret and top secret clearance. Sullivan International opened a new office in Indianapolis in order to support the needs of a rapidly growing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Remedial Action Contract (RAC), and it is expanding in New England as well as adding staff in San Francisco, Chicago, and its headquarters in San Diego. In 2010, Sullivan hired over 25 new employees to support its rapid growth.

Silver MedalERRG (Martinez, CA) for revenue growth of more than 46%, from $39.6 million in 2009 to $58 million in 2010. During this period, staffing increased by over 37%, going from 191 to 262. The increased revenue and staffing is the result of some key wins during the year. ERRG was awarded two projects each in excess of $10 million, one for the General Services Administration (GSA) for a mine site in northern California, and the second one in support of a major engineering firm for work at Hunter's Point in San Francisco. In addition to these awards, ERRG was successful on numerous indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contracts from various federal entities: two Omaha District Corps of Engineers contracts in support of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP); two Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific contracts in support of the Navy's environmental programs; and one Sacramento District Corps of Engineers contract to support EPA's Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program. These ID/IQ contracts have over $78 million in new contract capacity.

Silver MedalAbscope Environmental, Inc. (Syracuse, NY) for 40% growth with revenue increasing to nearly $23 million in 2010. A remediation construction firm with more than 20 years' experience, Abscope's employee count increased from 62 to 74 employees in 2010. A signature success for 2010 involved the company's largest project to date-a $12 million remedial construction project at a former manufactured gas plant (MGP) site in Utica, New York. The effort featured the construction of a dredging containment cell at an accelerated three-month pace. The project required the installation of 2,000 linear feet of watertight steel sheet piles and off-site shipment and regulated disposal of 120,000 tons of contaminated material. Abscope also completed its first project involving the excavation and handling of radioactive soils (2,500 cubic yards), at a government-owned former nuclear testing facility. Abscope extended its geographic reach beyond its central New York base performing remediation projects in Ohio, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C. totaling approximately $3 million in a variety of industry sectors, ranging from railroads to pharmaceuticals.

Bronze MedalOP-TECH (East Syracuse, NY), a remediation contractor, for increasing revenue 22% to $48 million in 2010. OP-TECH has achieved a compound annual growth rate of 15% over the last eight years. Since 2002, when the company implemented a long-range strategic plan, OP-TECH has continually grown revenue from $12 million to $48 million and more than tripled employment from 83 to 250-plus employees in 12 branches in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States. OP-TECH has completed over 19,160 separate projects for many of the Fortune 1,000 industrial companies and top 500 engineering firms. The company ranked at number 145 among Engineering New-Record's (ENR) list of the Top 200 environmental firms for 2010.

Honorable MentionSovereign Consulting Inc. (Robbinsville, NJ) for revenue growth to $46 million, more than double the firm's $19 million in revenue for 2006. Sovereign also increased its staff from 97 employees in 2006 to more than 200 as of the end of 2010, with continued growth projected in 2011. In 2010, Sovereign diversified its client base, expanding operations and projects in the Midwest and Southeast, entering the utilities market, and increasing projects through key partnerships with RE Invest Solutions, LLC, a brownfields redevelopment company, and Integrity Energy, LLC, a solar energy company. Sovereign initiated work with major utilities in the Mid-Atlantic region and began to support shale resource development in Pennsylvania. In the federal market, Sovereign won its first contract with the Army Corps of Engineers, a $25 million RAC at Fort Devens and other locations within the Corps' North Atlantic Division. Sovereign was chosen for a $30 million Environmental Multiple Award Contract (EMAC) with the U. S. Navy. Sovereign's profile rose over the past two years in The Zweig Letter's "Hot Firm" list from number 18 to number 5, holding the spot as the highest-ranking environmental firm on the 2010 list.