Progress is an environmental and ecological consulting firm with offices in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Progress has been in operation since 2004. Progress provides professional environmental and ecological consulting services to public and private entities throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Services include Brownfield consulting, Phase I and II environmental site assessments (ESAs), soil and groundwater assessment and cleanup of hazardous waste and petroleum sites originating form underground storage tank (UST) and non-UST sources, UST closures and regulatory compliance, stormwater compliance auditing, wetland delineations and Section 401/404 permitting, stream/wetland evaluation and restoration services, CAMA consulting services, watershed assessment, and microbial assessment services.

In 2009, Progress was awarded three contracts by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) worth approximately four million dollars for the assessment and cleanup of approximately 100 intermediate and high risk leaking petroleum UST sites across North Carolina. Funding was provided to the NCDENR by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the 2009 American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). For each project, Progress was responsible for preparing a scope of work, interacting with property owners, subcontractors, and NCDENR representatives, executing field work, and preparing summary reports. Progress is currently finalizing assessment and reporting for the three contracts. Progress successfully completed the contract in 2013.

The expertise and efficiency of our staff sets Progress apart from other firms. Our staff is anchored by two Licensed Geologists, scientists, and technical writers.  Two of our staff members hold multiple graduate-level (Masters) degrees.  Because of our small size, we are able to be highly responsive, while also performing efficiently, reducing costs, and fostering creativity.  Each Progress employee is 40-Hour HAZWOPER certified and current with annual 8-Hour refresher. 

Progress has experience in a variety of environmental projects that involve industrial, commercial, and non-commercial development. Progress also has experience in monitoring, remediation and remedial system design, operation, maintenance, and redevelopment as related to petroleum and non-petroleum releases.