Rincon News

Join Rincon in the "Do Your Thing for the Sun" Pledge

Posted on Fri, Aug 18, 2017


Rincon Consultants is taking the “Do your Thing for the Sun” Pledge to save energy and reduce GHG emissions during the Solar Eclipse this Monday, August 21st, between the hours of 9 and 11am.  In each of Rincon’s 10 offices throughout California, Rincon will turn off air conditioners, lights, printers and secondary computer monitors.  Join us and Give the Sun a Break!

For more information and to pledge along with us, click here.

Topics: Eclipse

Join Rincon at the 2017 AEP Conference

Posted on Mon, May 15, 2017

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The 2017 Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) California State Conference is just around the corner and Rincon Consultants is pleased to sponsor, exhibit, and present three distinct sessions during the event. Rincon Principal Planners Jasch Janowicz, Joe Power, and Jennifer Haddow will be presenting their insights on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) practice starting Thurday, May 18th. Please join us at the following:

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Jasch Janowicz - Principal
CEQA Compliance Strategies for TOD in a Changing Regulatory Environment
Thursday, May 18th, 1:30 - 3:00


Joe Power, AICP CEP - Principal
The Moral of the Story - War Stories from the CEQA Trenches
Friday, May 19th, 1:45 - 3:15


Jennifer Haddow, PhD - Principal
Lost in Translation: Addressing Communication Challenges amongst
CEQA Consultants, Developers, Public Agencies and Attorneys
Saturday, May 20th, 1:45 - 3:15

Please also join us at Tabletop #10 to learn more about Rincon's suite of professional services, knowledgeable staff members, and company culture.

We look forward to connecting with you in San Francisco!

AEP Conference: https://www.califaep.org/conference

Topics: AEP, Conference, speakers

Rincon Receives Second EBJ Award

Posted on Mon, Mar 20, 2017

Each year, the Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) recognizes outstanding business performance in the environmental industry with their Business Achievement Awards. Rincon Consultants, Inc. was chosen to receive the EBJ Silver Medal award for Business Achievement: Small Firms. This is the second year in a row Rincon has been chosen for this award which recognizes growth across a number of categories.

EBJ provides strategic information and market forecasts for 14 business segments, including environmental remediation, water & wastewater, air pollution control and consulting/engineering. In late 2016, EBJ solicited industry, government, non-profits and the broader climate change community via e-mail, social media, its website, industry events and word-of-mouth for nominations for the 2016 EBJ 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.

The 2016 EBJ awards will be presented at a special ceremony at the Environmental Industry Summit XV in San Diego on March 22, 2017. The Environmental Industry Summit is an annual three-day executive retreat that includes presentations on the current state of the industry, climate change, and resilience in the face of a transforming industry. John Dreher, Principal, and Linda Hunter, Business Development Manager, will be attending and accepting the award on behalf of Rincon.

Additional information about the summit can be found here.

Topics: EBJ

Rincon Planner Contributes to Planning Magazine

Posted on Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Chris Williamson.jpgDr. Chris Williamson, AICP, a Supervisory Planner with Rincon, is a featured contributor in the February 2017 issue of Planning, the magazine of the American Planning Association.  His article entitled "Countdown to the National Selfie" takes a look at the upcoming 2020 census and how planners can effectively apply these statistics to their upcoming projects. Dr. Williamson has over 30 years of experience in land use and coastal planning, voter-imposed growth management, general plan and coastal program updates, grant and project management, environmental review, population and related projections, and academic-quality policy research to local governments. 

To browse the article and for additional information about Planning, please click here.

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Topics: APA, 202 Census, Planning Magazine

Rincon Opens Redlands Office and Hires Archaeological Program Manager

Posted on Mon, Jan 9, 2017

On December 1, 2016, Rincon Consultants opened the doors at a new location in Redlands, California. This office is intended to help better serve current Inland Empire clients and expand regional business while accommodating staff who live in the region, including newly hired Archaeological Program Manager, Benjamin “Benny” Vargas, MA, RPA.

Benny Vargas.jpgMr. Vargas comes to Rincon with 27 years of experience working on numerous and varied types of cultural resources projects throughout the southwestern United States. His professional experience includes all phases of survey, excavation, and laboratory analysis, collections management, forensic recovery, Section 106 and CEQA regulatory compliance, Native American consultation, and project management. “After almost 30 years of environmental consulting, I know I have finally landed in the right place at Rincon! I am very excited to begin a new chapter in my career, and look forward working with the amazing team that Rincon has assembled,” said Mr. Vargas. He continued, “With the opening of our office in Redlands, I am looking forward to the opportunity to help Rincon continue its history of excellent work in the Inland Empire, and to expand our capabilities in this quickly growing region.”

“I am very pleased that Benny has joined the Rincon team to provide regional leadership and senior technical expertise” states Kevin Hunt, Cultural Resources Program Manager of Rincon Consultants. “Benny has developed an excellent professional reputation throughout his career for archaeological research, staff mentorship, and client service. His contributions will benefit both Rincon and our clients statewide.”

Topics: Cultural Resources, Archaeology, Inland Empire, Redlands

27th Annual Focus on the Future Conference

Posted on Fri, Dec 2, 2016

Sunday, December 4th marks the start of the Self-Help Counties Coalition’s  27th Annual Focus on the Future Conference at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood. This year’s conference, which continues through December 6th, focuses on topics such as attracting riders for transit success, transportation connecting communities to opportunity, the annual state of Caltrans, and an update on the California Transportation Commission. Rincon is sponsoring the event, and will be exhibiting at Booth 20.

For more information on the conference, check out http://selfhelpcounties.org/focus/index.html

Topics: Conference, Focus on the Future

Rincon Presenting at the ACWA Fall Conference

Posted on Mon, Nov 28, 2016

November 29th through December 2nd, the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) is holding their annual Fall Conference at the Anaheim Marriott. This year’s theme is “Bringing Water Together” and key topics include drought, agency transparency, and groundwater sustainability. On November 30th at 3:30pm in Grand Ballroom H, stop in and hear John Dreher and Lindsay Griffin of Rincon Consultants present a discussion entitled “Dry Towns: Managing Natural Resource Needs and Water Rights during Drought”. Also be sure to stop by Booth 104 to chat with Rincon’s Director of Business Development, Linda Hunter, and Senior Project Manager, Aubrey Mescher.

For more information on the ACWA conference: http://www.acwa.com/events/acwa-2016-fall-conference-exhibition

Topics: Conference, ACWA, Presenters

Join Rincon at the Mobility 21 Summit

Posted on Wed, Oct 19, 2016

On October 21st, Mobility 21’s 15th Annual Summit entitled “Empowering California” will be held at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California. The Summit brings together more than 1,100 transportation leaders and elected officials under one roof to discuss ways to ease congestion, provide meaningful jobs, and improve quality of life through transportation. Key topics include self-driving cars in the community, reversing the trends of declining transit ridership, discussions of the impacts of California’s 2017 policies, and revitalizing transportation in the region, which includes Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties.

Rincon is a sponsor for the event and will be exhibiting at booth number 5. Stop by and say hello to John Dreher, COO, Jennifer Haddow, Principal, Linda Hunter, Director of Business Development, and Stephanie Goff, Business Development Coordinator!

For more information, check out: http://mobility21.com/2016summit/


ICSC Conference Sponsorship

Posted on Wed, Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 International Council of Shopping Centers’ Annual Western Conference and Deal Making Event will be held in San Diego, August 30th through September 1st. This annual event is a great opportunity for owners, developers, retailers, brokers, lenders, municipalities, property asset managers and product and service providers to gather under one roof to exhibit, meet new contacts, and form successful business partnerships. Scott English, a Senior Project Manager / Remediation Supervisor from Rincon’s Ventura office, and Stephanie Goff, a Business Development Coordinator from Rincon’s San Luis Obispo office will be in attendance. Stop by booth 315 and say hello! 

For more information on the event, go to http://www.icsc.org/.

Topics: ICSC

Rincon Consultants Named a Zweig Group Hot Firm

Posted on Tue, Jul 12, 2016

2016_Hot_Firm_Winner.jpgRincon Consultants was placed on the Zweig Group’s prestigious Hot Firm List for 2016. This marks the sixth time the firm has garnered a spot on the list (2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016).

The 2016 Hot Firm List honors the fastest growing firms in the A/E/P and environmental consulting industry. In an industry comprised of over 100,000 firms, the ones who make the list demonstrate their ability to thrive and be recognized among an elite 100 fastest-growing organizations. Rincon placed 35th nationally in the Hot Firms list among all architecture, engineering, and environmental firms, up from 80th in 2015.

Michael Gialketsis, president of Rincon Consultants, said about his firm’s inclusion on this prestigious list, “We are excited and honored to be recognized again by the Zwieg Group as a Hot Firm. This success is reflective of the strong commitment of our team to achieving excellence in everything that we do. The strive for excellence is a job that never ends. I am especially grateful for the loyal support from our clients who help us to grow and improve our practice.”

The top firms that make Zweig Group’s 2016 lists will be celebrated at the Hot Firm and A/E Industry Awards Conference held at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, September 22-23, 2016.

Topics: Hot Firm