NEWS CATEGORIES AWARDS

TOMBALL, TEXAS (August 17, 2021) – Inc. magazine today revealed that Ecosystem Planning & Restoration is No. 3,461 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“In 2020, EPR’s greatest achievement was our perseverance and ability to maintain overall company health. This included both employee health and company health… working towards keeping staff safe, healthy, busy, calm, and working towards growing ourselves in the face of adversity. We are very proud of our achievements to keep all staff busy while working on creative overhead to prepare ourselves, better ourselves, and better our industry in the tools and research that we develop. Through the pandemic we have grown as individuals and as a company and have identified areas of strength and communication we may have not been harnessing prior to the pandemic. We have created tools for better communication and stretched further into a virtual world than we ever imagined. Finding the beauty in what we have been given over the last year and continuing to work with others to better our industry is what we are striving toward.” – Sonny Kaiser – Principal

Not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s list also proved especially resilient and flexible given 2020’s unprecedented challenges. Among the 5,000, the average median three-year growth rate soared to 543 percent, and median revenue reached $11.1 million. Together, those companies added more than 610,000 jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc., which will be available on newsstands on August 20.

“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”

Founded in the fall of 2012, Ecosystem Planning and Restoration (EPR) is a small company with a big presence and a singular mission – to inspire passion for the environment. The Founders of EPR each worked for larger companies in the past and independently reached the same conclusion – that we can better serve the environment and our client’s needs as a small company that values our employee’s passions, focuses on teamwork and shared experiences, and builds lasting relationships. We want our employees to be passionate about their jobs and making a difference in our world. We want to work for clients that believe in practical solutions that find a balance between project goals, cost-effectiveness, and environmental benefits. When we are passionate about our work, quality, teamwork, and innovation naturally follow.

CONTACT: Sonny Kaiser – Principal
Phone: 832-399-3400
E-Mail: skaiser@eprusa.net
Ecosystem Planning and Restoration, LLC
www.eprusa.net


Methodology
Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2020. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to three decimal places. There was one tie on this year’s Inc. 5000. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

TOMBALL, TEXAS (May 12, 2021) – Ecosystem Planning and Restoration (EPR) has been named to Inc. magazine’s annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2021. Hitting newsstands May 18 in the May/June 2021 issue, and as part of a prominent Inc.com feature, the list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of American companies that have created exceptional workplaces and company culture whether teams are operating in person or remotely.

At Ecosystem Planning and Restoration, we strive to create a family atmosphere in which employees’ personal lives are respected. We provide flexible work schedules, bonus plans tied to company performance, unlimited sick time, and a matching 401(k) retirement plan. To foster professional growth, we provide internal and external training opportunities and continuing education.

Collecting data from thousands of submissions, Inc. singled out 429 honorees across the U.S. this year. Each nominated company took part in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, on topics including management effectiveness, perks, and fostering employee growth. The organization’s benefits were also audited to determine the company’s overall score and ranking.

“At EPR, we strive to create an exciting and challenging work environment that keeps people growing, yearning to do more, learn more, and excel. 2020 created a unique opportunity to focus on Team. It made everyone strive for creative ways to keep the company together while being forced to create distance, all while continuing to provide high quality services and products to our clients. The EPR Team faced all challenges head on without hesitation. Our focus was to keep folks busy, maintain a family environment and keep people safe, but continue to build for the future. EPR evaluated new markets and new service lines, creating opportunities for our staff to work in new states with new clients developing larger and more challenging projects. The employees of EPR build and grow our culture, making it the best place to work.” – Sonny Kaiser – Principal

“The definition of a positive workplace has changed drastically over the past year,” says Inc. magazine editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “Stocked fridges and nap pods were no longer perks many companies could rely on once work went remote. So, this year’s list is even more important as it reveals organizations that continue to enrich the lives of its employees amid a pandemic.”

Ecosystem Planning and Restoration (EPR) was created in 2012 to be a premier environmental planning and ecosystem restoration company. As a small business focusing on ecosystem restoration and environmental services, their desire is to provide the highest quality products, and to improve the science and application of stream, wetland, and terrestrial restoration through innovative projects and applied research. EPR staff has assessed, planned, and designed ecosystem restoration projects throughout the United States, representing a wide range of conditions and challenges. Their experience is unmatched and includes the design of hundreds of stream and wetland restoration projects, construction management, watershed planning, monitoring, and the applied research to continually advance restoration science. Additionally, EPR staff has conducted a full range of environmental planning, compliance support, and analyses and documentation as part of the NEPA process.

CONTACT: Sonny Kaiser – Principal
Phone: 832-399-3400
E-Mail: skaiser@eprusa.net
Ecosystem Planning and Restoration, LLC
www.eprusa.net


ABOUT INC. MEDIA
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

ABOUT QUANTUM WORKPLACE
Quantum Workplace, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is an HR technology company that serves organizations through employee-engagement surveys, action-planning tools, exit surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, performance evaluations, goal tracking, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit QuantumWorkplace.com.

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000. For the 4th Consecutive Year, Ecosystem Planning and Restoration, LLC (EPR) Appears on the Inc. 5000, Ranking No. 3782 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 95.39% Percent.

NEW YORK, August 12, 2020 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Ecosystem Planning and Restoration, LLC is No. 3782 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“It has taken a lot of hard work and dedication from an incredible Team to maintain this level of growth, while cultivating a company culture focused on a passion for the environment. EPR strives to provide innovative and high-quality environmental services to our clients while continuing to build client relationships, foster new opportunities, and provide solutions to our clients’ needs. This recognition is a testament to the EPR Team that continues to incite passion for the environment through our diverse client base and extremely diverse resume of projects. While we are proud of what we have accomplished, we are very excited about the future and the opportunities ahead. We look forward to continuing to serve our clients, providing quality ecosystem planning and restoration services.”
– Sonny Kaiser

Not only have the companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists as well. The 2020 Inc. 5000 achieved an incredible three-year average growth of over 500 percent, and a median rate of 165 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $209 billion in 2019, accounting for over 1 million jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are also being featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 18. “The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.” The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held virtually from October 23 to 27, 2020. As always, speakers will include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.

Ecosystem Planning and Restoration (EPR) was created in 2012 to be a premier environmental planning and ecosystem restoration company. As a small business focusing on ecosystem restoration and environmental services, their desire is to provide the highest quality products, and to improve the science and application of stream, wetland, and terrestrial restoration through innovative projects and applied research. EPR staff has assessed, planned, and designed ecosystem restoration projects throughout the United States, representing a wide range of conditions and challenges. Their experience is unmatched and includes the design of hundreds of stream and wetland restoration projects, construction management, watershed planning, monitoring, and the applied research to continually advance restoration science. Additionally, EPR staff has conducted a full range of environmental planning, compliance support, and analyses and documentation as part of the NEPA process.


More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Methodology The 2020 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2016. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2016 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000. About Inc. Media: The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multi-platform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com. For more information on the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.

We are honored to announce that EPR has been recognized for the second year in a row on the Zweig Group Best Firms to Work for Awards! EPR placed #2 in the Environmental Services category for 2018.

https://zweiggroup.com/2018-best-firms-to-work-for-winners/

The Best Firms to Work For Award, published by the Zweig Group, recognizes the top architecture, structural engineering, civil engineering, environmental, geotechincal engineering, landscape architecture/planning, and multi-discipline firms in the US and Canada based on their workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates, and much more.

EPR was established to be the premier ecosystem planning and restoration services company. We promote innovation and leadership in a niche industry, and EPR management and staff take pride in our work and the firm that we have created. We recognize the extraordinary efforts of our staff in shaping our culture and work environment and strive to attract only the best-of-the-best to continue growing our team.

At EPR, we strive to create an exciting and challenging work environment that keeps people growing, yearning to do more, learn more, and excel. Over the last year, EPR invested in new markets and new service lines, creating opportunities for our staff to work in new states with new clients developing more larger and more challenging projects. We continue to look for opportunities to set the standards in a niche industry.

Please take an opportunity to view our webpage (www.EPRUSA.net). We are always looking for great team members to grow EPR.

We are honored to announce that EPR has been recognized as the Number 1 Firm in the Environmental Services category of the 2017 Zweig Group Best Firms to Work for Awards!

http://zweiggroup.com/zweig-group-announces-2017-best-firms-work-list/

The Best Firms to Work For Award, published by the Zweig Group, recognizes the top architecture, structural engineering, civil engineering, environmental, geotechincal engineering, landscape architecture/planning, and multidiscipline firms in the US and Canada based on their workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates, and much more.

EPR was established to be the premiere ecosystem planning and restoration services company. We promote innovation and leadership in a niche industry, and EPR management and staff take pride in our work and the firm that we have created.  We recognize the extraordinary efforts of our staff in shaping our culture and work environment, and strive to attract only the best-of-the-best to continue growing our team.

Please take an opportunity to view our webpage (www.EPRUSA.net). We are always looking for great team members to grow EPR.