Two New Co-op Employees Join Altamont!

Altamont is pleased to welcome two new cooperative education, or co-op, students for the Spring 2016 semester. Jo’Darius Twillie (right) and Jackson Bogach are Engineering students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville participating in its Co-op Engineering Program. Their first terms with Altamont extend from January into May 2016. Co-op employees are employed full time at Altamont for two or three semesters, which typically rotate between a semester at work and …

Tony Hauser Appointed to City of Asheville Planning and Zoning Commission

Shared by Altamont’s Tony Hauser, R.L.A., P.E.:  I am pleased to announce that I was recently appointed to the City of Asheville Planning and Zoning Commission. The Planning and Zoning Commission is an advisory board to the Asheville City Council. The Commission: reviews proposed amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) hears proposals to change the zoning of property performs studies …

Altamont Helps Clean Up Asheville Greenway

Altamont has participated in stream cleanups with RiverLink for several years. For a November 2015 cleanup, Altamont was assigned a new reach of the unnamed tributary to Reed Creek that parallels Broadway Avenue from Catawba Street to the confluence with Reed Creek at the Asheville Botanical Gardens. In 2013, Altamont designed and oversaw construction of Phase 3 of the Reed Creek Greenway that …

California Dreaming: Phase I ESAs and San Jacinto Rock Climbing

While many of Altamont’s clients are in North Carolina and the fast-growing Southeastern United States, we do work for clients across the country. Altamont’s Adam Tripp. P.G., recently completed a Phase I environmental site assessment (ESA) in California. While there, Adam took a little extra time to go climbing and camping in the Black Mountain Bouldering Area in the San …

Altamont Receives PSMJ 2015 Circle of Excellence Award

Altamont is pleased to announce that our firm has been named a PSMJ 2015 Circle of Excellence firm. PSMJ is the premier management consulting firm for the architecture, engineering, and construction industries. Its Circle of Excellence is designed to highlight firms that are successfully managed and demonstrate outstanding achievements in profitability, overhead management, cash flow, productivity, business development, staff growth, and turnover. Altamont was one of only 66 …

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Receives Stormwater Green Infrastructure Award

Altamont is pleased to share this exciting Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 recognition of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ work in stormwater green infrastructure practices. Congratulations to our Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians friends: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians this week with the regional 2015 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Tribal …

Altamont Welcomes Rob Cork!

Altamont is pleased to welcome Rob Cork as a Project Management Specialist in our Environmental Group. Rob brings 15 years of environmental engineering and project management experience in both Australia and the United States. In Australia, Rob spent 13 years in environmental and agricultural consulting for clients ranging from residential developments to large-scale mining operations. In the United States, Rob has …

Altamont Receives Award from Asheville Chamber of Commerce

Altamont was among a group of area businesses recognized by the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce in a ceremony at The Millroom in downtown Asheville on April 16. Altamont received the 2015 Sky High Growth Award for outstanding growth in sales and employment, contributing to the economy in Asheville and Western North Carolina. “We are pleased and honored to receive this award,” …

Welcome Matthew Fields and Alex LeSueur!

Altamont has been pleased to welcome two new staff members during the past month. Staff Professional Matthew Fields has experience in environmental consulting and environmental testing, Phase I and II environmental assessments, and as a project manager. “We’re very excited to welcome Matthew to Altamont,” says Jennifer Verde, Assessment/Remediation manager. “He brings a strong analytical background and assessment capabilities, and …

Altamont Leads Green Restroom Replacement Project at Pearson’s Falls

Altamont provided leadership, design, engineering services, and construction oversight for implementation of environmentally friendly restrooms with composting toilets and a green roof at Pearson’s Fall in Tryon, North Carolina. The spectacular falls are located on the property of the Tryon Garden Club in Tryon, North Carolina, and attract 15,000 to 18,000 visitors per year. The Tryon Garden Club bought the …