Environmental Journal Recognizes Firms for Business Achievement in Growth, M&A, Technology and Innovation.

San Diego, Calif. (March 1, 2022)—Environmental Business Journal® (EBJ), a business research publication which provides high value strategic business intelligence to the environmental industry, has honored Verdantas LLC with a Business Achievement Award for Mid-sized firms in 2021.

“In a year of economic recovery in 2021 that still posed its own challenges, it is a testament to the resilience of the environmental industry and its leaders in business and innovation to have such a fine constellation of winners of the annual EBJ Awards,” said Grant Ferrier, president of Environmental Business International Inc. (EBI, Inc.), publisher of Environmental Business Journal.

Verdantas was recognized for creating a vision to build an engineering and science consulting company focused on the environment. In less than 18 months, they acquired five similar-sized companies, each with $10-$25 million in annual revenues and combined them into a single organization aligned under one brand: Verdantas —all the while operating above industry median profitability.

Accomplishments included: Structured operations and executive leadership teams; Introducing a common set of management KPI’s, authorities matrix, and other operating guidelines; Aligning under a single set of brand messages, core values, and visual brand assets; Developing quality and safety programs drawing upon each company’s existing best practices; Implementing a common sales-tracking program and goals; Establishing key client and practice group programs to grow portfolio accounts; Transitioning 450 staff to common payroll, benefits, project accounting (ERP) system, and incentive compensation plan; Introducing a career-pathing program and role-leveling across the company; Completing a new multi-year strategic plan.

“The liked-minded culture and leadership teams of the five companies brought together coupled with the industry-experienced Verdantas senior leadership team was the picture-perfect environment needed for the integration success we’ve experienced, said Verdantas CEO, Gerry Salontai”

The 2021 EBJ awards will be presented live and in-person at the EBJ Business Achievement Awards banquet at Environmental Industry Summit XX on March 16-18, 2022, in San Diego. Environmental Industry Summit XX will be EBI’s first in-person meeting of the environmental industry since 2019.

About Verdantas

Verdantas currently employs over 450 people across 26 offices, and is home to many of the top scientists, engineers and technical experts in the industry. Verdantas operates a people-first culture, concentrating on the well-being of its employees, clients, and the communities where they live and work. The platform is actively hiring across all disciplines and seeking additional companies with a strategic and cultural fit.

About Environmental Business Journal

Environmental Business Journal® provides strategic information and market forecasts for executives involved in 13 business segments, including environmental consulting & engineering, remediation, water & wastewater, air quality & pollution control, hazardous waste, instrumentation, pollution control equipment, waste management, resource recovery, solid waste management, renewable energy and environmental information systems.

Press Contact

For more information, please visit the Verdantas website at verdantas.com, and address any inquiries to Terry Reynolds, VP/Marketing and Communication Director (treynolds@verdantas.com, 916-889-6681)