Our Story

In 2020, we started with a vision to build a consulting company focused on our environment – making the world a better place. We then began to bring together consulting companies that all shared this common focus for a better world and put people first. Each entity that joins contributes its engineering, planning, science and technical expertise to create One Great Company to solve complex problems. They bring a legacy of excellence, a reputation of honesty and integrity, with like-minded cultures dedicated to inclusion, diversity, and collaboration. Collectively, we are experts in the environment and its supporting infrastructure who are committed to a people-focused future. Our efforts positively impact the communities we are welcomed into, our employees are allowed to balance their everyday lives, they are encouraged to grow into who they wish to become - all while putting our clients and the community we live in at the center of our actions.

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Our Passion

Building a Better Tomorrow

Verdantas will be a global firm that solves complex natural and built environment problems and partners with our clients to provide clean air and water, reliable energy, and green infrastructure solutions.

 

Our Vision

The Place Where People Matter

Verdantas will be known as the place people want to work. We strive to build a culture that encourages our employees to balance their everyday lives, grow their careers, and thrive in a culture of inclusion, diversity, and collaboration while putting our clients and communities at the center of our actions.

Our Niche

Agility with our people, our resources and our expertise. We do this within the ever-changing communities and client environments.

Our Values

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Inclusivity

Together Is Better—We learn from every diverse and inclusive perspective, going faster and growing further together. 

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Empathy

Understand & Listen—Seek understanding for everyone's unique perspective, always putting ourselves in others' shoes to achieve a clear understanding of their needs.

ICON_INGENUITY
Ingenuity

Be Curious and Creative—Every job is an opportunity to learn something new when challenges arise, knowing that each obstacle we encounter will deepen our experience..

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Balance

Work Hard. Play Hard. Have Fun—We recognize the need to create a life-work balance and encourage our people to bring their whole selves to the workplace.

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Agility

Anticipate, Prepare, and Respond—Stay aware of all the changes we will face and adapt accordingly, both individually and as a collective team. 


Our Legacy

Verdantas is driven by a singular mission to help our clients create a better world for ourselves and future generations. Verdantas was created by the merging of 7 companies—Alden Research Laboratory, Duffield Associates, GeoInsight, HSW Consulting, and Hull & Associate and most recently, Environmental Strategies & Management and JM Sorge Environmental Consultants—into One Great Company. We are led by a group of industry-leading engineers, planners, scientists, and technology professionals with shared values, cultures and vision for the future. Verdantas is a company where a green, sustainable and a people first approach is at the foreground of all our actions.

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Our Commitment

Whether it is restoration, new construction, redevelopment of existing assets, or finding resiliencies in our resources—discovering and creating a sustainable and green approach to everything we do is part of our Verdantas DNA. We believe it is our responsibility to:

  1. Protect our ecosystem including the water, the plants, and all living creatures, 
  2. Implement engineering, science and technologies that preserve our natural resources; and, 
  3. Bring harmony to the ecosystem and all living creatures to help combat climate change. 

Read more about our commitment to make a better tomorrow in this letter from our CEO, Gerry Salontai.

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Our Team

Doing things the right way means we take the time to listen and understand you and your project. It also means we take the time necessary to provide straight-forward answers that give you clarity and transparency, help you think through your options and choices, and ensure that you feel confident that you’re on the best path forward.

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Combined Years in Business

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States with PE & PG Licensure

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