compost smile MaggieThrough this program, funded in part by the Universal Recycling Grant from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and supported by the Recycling Public Advisory Council, BrightFields aims to reduce organic waste (food and shredded paper), use successfully composted organic material in our existing raised garden beds, provide instructional and educational support to employees and the community, and host a compost demonstration site for visitors.

Approximately $1,110 in grant funding was used to purchase composters, a yard cart, and small indoor collection bins. The composters (1 tumbler and 1 stationary) are installed outside of BrightFields’ Wilmington office. Indoor collection pails will be used to periodically transport food and paper waste to the composters. Through internal audits conducted by employees, we estimate a decrease in solid waste of over 2,000 pounds annually. A successful decrease in solid waste will support both the State of Delaware’s goal to increase waste diversion across the state and BrightFields’ goal to increase sustainable practices.

The composting program will be supported and maintained by BrightFields’ Sustainability Committee. Special thanks to Maggie Atterbury and Craig Olsen for preparing the grant application, and to John Stevens and Darnel Pratt for assembling the composters.
To learn more please visit: www.recycling.delaware.gov

Marian Young, recipient of the Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award talks about what makes her a great leader. Read the conversation here…

Zweig Letter

Environmental Consulting Firm Ranks #3322 on Inc. 5000 List With Three-Year Sales Growth of 100%.

WILMINGTON, DE – September 22, 2015 –BrightFields, Inc., an environmental services firm, has been named to Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 5000”, a list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.  The list represents a comprehensive look at the most important segment of America’s economy – independent entrepreneurs.  Appearing on the list for the third time, BrightFields is proud to be included in the recognition of U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent companies that have demonstrated consistent high growth.  Ranked at 3322, BrightFields has a three year sales growth of 100%.

“We are thrilled to be on the Inc. 5000 list for a third time and proud to be one of the 14 companies in Delaware recognized,” said Mark Lannan, a Principal in the firm.  “Working with our clients and their communities, our commitment to sustainability and long-term protection of the environment remains strong”.

About BrightFields, Inc.

BrightFields is a 45-person environmental consulting and remediation services firm headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, with offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Baltimore, Maryland.  We are a certified woman-owned business in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and New Jersey.  We are certified nationally by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).  BrightFields specializes in the following:

  • Environmental Site Assessments
  • Tank Management Services
  • Remedial Design/Remedial Action
  • Brownfield Redevelopment
  • Asbestos and Lead
  • Permitting and Compliance Services
  • Environmental Demolition
  • Sustainability
  • Stream and Wetland Restoration

Visit www.brightfieldsinc.com or call Cheryl Titcher at 302-656-9600 for more information.

WILMINGTON, DE – September 10, 2015 – Marian Young was awarded the 2015 Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award by Mark Zweig, Founder and CEO of Zweig Group on Thursday September 3, 2015 in Boston, MA.  This award is given each year to someone working in an AEC firm who has demonstrated in a unique way, personal courage in their actions that have impacted their firm.

Marian is passionately devoted to her employees and clients.  She listens carefully to all stakeholders and is a highly creative problem solver.  She has built a 45-person company of technically strong, responsible and proactive employees who solve environmental challenges for clients and communities.  Marian says, “I know the caliber of each person on the BrightFields Team, and the intelligence, passion and dedication that they bring to work every day.  Each person contributes their time, talent, hard work and individual creative personality to our collective knowledge, growth and success.  I am very proud to work alongside every single one of our employees.  We teach and inspire each other as we work on environmental cleanup efforts that are our responsibility and legacy to future generations.  Together, we serve our clients and communities, we improve our environment and create success for our company.”

At the same event, BrightFields was recognized by the Zweig Group, the nation’s leader in enhancing business performance for architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms, as number 72 of the fastest growing firms listed as 2015 Hot Firms, and as number 3 on the 2015 Best Firms to Work For, in the environmental category.  This is the fifth time BrightFields has been named to the Zweig fastest-growing list.

The Hot Firm List, based on a survey of industry firms conducted by the Zweig Group, recognizes the 100 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting firms in the U.S. and Canada.  The list ranks U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent companies according to highest percentage revenue growth and dollar revenue growth over a three-year period.

The Best Firms to Work For List recognizes the top architecture, structural engineering, civil engineering, environmental, and multidiscipline firms in the U.S. and Canada.  The list ranks firms based on employee provided insight regarding firm culture, workplace practices, employee benefits, retention rates, and professional development.  BrightFields is proud to reflect an organizational culture of positivity and high morale that has grown from selfless leadership, team-based decision making, and encouraging rewards.

“Consistent with BrightFields’ major focus, our biggest area of growth continues in environmental remediation with 3-fold revenue growth in the past three years.  Tank removal activity doubled and building services grew by almost 60%.  A significant factor in this growth has been expansion of the client base and service area from a concentration on redevelopment projects in Delaware to federal government subcontracts, and longer distance projects in all the Mid-Atlantic states,” said Mark Lannan, a Principal in the firm.  “We are fortunate to be involved in interesting projects that allow our team to use creativity to solve environmental challenges.  Our culture of teamwork and continual emphasis on learning provides a solid foundation for our team to serve our clients with the highest level of quality.”

About BrightFields, Inc.

BrightFields is a 45-person environmental consulting and remediation services firm headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, with offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Baltimore, Maryland.  We are a certified woman-owned business in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and New Jersey.  We are certified nationally by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).  BrightFields specializes in the following:

  • Environmental Site Assessments
  • Tank Management Services
  • Remedial Design/Remedial Action
  • Brownfield Redevelopment
  • Asbestos and Lead
  • Permitting and Compliance Services
  • Environmental Demolition
  • Sustainability
  • Stream and Wetland Restoration

Visit www.brightfieldsinc.com or call Cheryl Titcher at 302-656-9600 for more information.

BrightFields has been named the 2014 Superstars in Business in the 25-59 Employee category.  The Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business awards program, established in 1998, is given annually to extraordinary businesses in honor of Marvin S. Gilman, who was a distinguished small business leader in Delaware.  The Superstars in Business award honors businesses and non-profit organizations for their outstanding achievements and model approaches to business and management.