January 15, 2013
Environmental Business Journal Recognizes Firms for Growth and Innovation
San Diego, Calif. (January 2013)
— PMC is honored to announce that it has been selected to receive the Environmental Business Journal (EBJ)’s Business Achievement Award in the Small Business Category. The award is in recognition of PMC’s successful implementation of its growth strategy which, over the past three years, has resulted in a double-digit growth in revenue and profitability. Driving this growth is PMC’s continued innovation in its core practice areas, a commitment to clients, and a strong belief in empowering and inspiring its employees. The result of this effort is that PMC has become the premier agency staffing, planning, and sustainability firm to municipal governments across California.
“The growth of the company is due in large part to a long-term vision we set for ourselves as a firm,” said Philip Carter, founder and president of PMC. “We realized that the economy and market had changed so much that doing business the same way just was not going to work. We came together as a company and worked with our employees to develop a longer view as to where we wanted PMC to go and what we wanted to be. Three years later, we’re seeing the work that went into that vision is starting to pay off.”
Despite setbacks during the recent recession, the architecture, engineering, and environmental industries have bounced back to pre-recession levels of activity and projects. In California, the increase in building projects, accompanied by government and grant funding for planning and sustainability programs, has helped fuel the industry.
"The growth of the company is due in large part to a long-term vision we set for ourselves as a firm."
-Phil Carter, President
“Projects that were dormant during the recession are being pulled off the shelves and being implemented to make California’s communities a cleaner, greener, and more desirable place to live and work,” said Carter. “The demand for greener communities and a sense of place has been a huge boon to both the firm and what we can achieve as planners and sustainability experts.”
“In an industry that has just managed to out-perform the overall economy but still presents challenges in many segments, a number of companies have achieved double-digit growth, sustained high profitability, built solid backlog, made successful forays into new practice areas or geographic markets, or developed technologies that can help build a more sustainable economy,” said Grant Ferrier, president of Environmental Business International Inc. (EBI, San Diego), publisher of EBJ.
EBJ, a business research publication which provides high-value strategic business intelligence to the environmental industry*, has honored 50 companies for revenue growth, acquisitions, innovative project designs, technology applications, new practice areas, social contributions, and industry leadership in 2012.
The 2012 EBJ awards will be presented at a special ceremony at the Environmental Industry Summit XI in Coronado, Calif., on March 6-8, 2013. The Environmental Industry Summit
is an annual three-day event hosted by EBI Inc.
* EBJ provides strategic information and market forecasts for executives involved in 14 business segments, including environmental remediation, water & wastewater, air pollution control, environmental consulting & engineering, hazardous waste, instrumentation, pollution control equipment, waste management, resource recovery, and solid waste management.
Established in 1995, PMC is a full-service municipal services consulting firm with expertise in a broad range of planning, environmental, finance, urban design and revitalization, public outreach, and sustainability services. PMC has offices throughout the western United States. For additional information about PMC, visit www.pmcworld.com.
About the EBJ Business Achievement Awards: In October-December 2012, Environmental Business Journal and Climate Change Business Journal solicited nominations for the EBJ/CCBJ Business Achievement Awards. Nominations were accepted in 200-word essays in either specific or unspecified categories. Final awards were determined by a committee of EBJ staff and EBJ editorial advisory board members. (Disclaimer: Company audits were not conducted to verify information or claims submitted with nominations.)
About EBI: Founded in 1988, Environmental Business International Inc. (EBI, San Diego, Calif.) is a research, publishing and consulting company that specializes in defining emerging markets and generating strategic market intelligence for companies, investors and policymakers. EBI publishes Environmental Business Journal, the leading provider of strategic information for the environmental industry, and Climate Change Business Journal, which covers nine segments of the climate change industry. EBI also performs contract research for the government and private sector and founded the Environmental Industry Summit, an annual three-day event for executives in the environmental industry.