EORM Expands Environmental Consulting and Engineering Offerings in Air, Water and Waste Compliance with Acquisition of Austin, Texas-based Hill Country Environmental, Inc.

June 1, 2015

EORM, a BSI Professional Services Company and leading provider of environmental, health, safety and sustainability consulting services, has acquired Austin, Texas-based Hill Country Environmental, Inc. Hill Country provides a full range of environmental consulting and engineering services to assist companies with complex air quality, waste water and hazardous waste permitting and environmental regulatory compliance issues.

"Our rapid expansion into the Texas region is greatly enhanced by the addition of Hill Country's well-established and highly-regarded team of top-notch environmental professionals," states Glenn Fishler, president and CEO of San Jose, California-based EORM. "As a recognized leader in air, waste water and hazardous waste permitting and compliance solutions, the Hill Country team significantly adds to our ability to provide world-class services in these disciplines to clients in the region, the country and around the world."

"EORM's growth in the energy, chemical, oil and gas, healthcare and emerging technologies industries – focus industries for Hill Country -- has created increasing demands for expert attention and service," Fishler continues, "making this a particularly opportune acquisition which we are confident will benefit both companies, our people and our clients."

Ranked the number one environmental firm in the region for the past three years by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, 25-year-old EORM services Fortune 1000 companies in high technology, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, energy, manufacturing, business services, consumer goods and healthcare from offices in Northern and Southern California, Oregon and Texas.

In January of 2015, EORM was acquired by BSI, a UK-headquartered global business standards company founded in 1901 with over 80,000 clients in 172countries. Now an operating subsidiary of BSI's Professional Services business in the US, EORM serves as a platform for BSI's global expansion of its EHS consulting and compliance services.

"Hill Country Environmental is an exciting addition to BSI's rapidly expanding portfolio of professional consulting and environmental compliance services," observes BSI Americas President Todd VanderVen. "Their deep knowledge and long history of delivering the highest quality service complements our existing advisory and assurance business and enhances our ability to provide a comprehensive range of EHS services throughout the US."

Founded in 1992, Hill Country Environmental includes engineers, geologists and environmental scientists with regulatory agency, consulting and industry backgrounds, and services clients in the energy, oil and gas, mining, chemical, marine, healthcare, municipal and technology sectors, both in the Texas region and throughout the US.

"After a 22-year history of providing exceptional quality environmental solutions, we are excited about the possibilities this new venture promises for both our clients and our Hill Country team," explains Hill Country Environmental President Lisa Olson Murphy. "EORM's focus on excellence is a great cultural match. EORM's diversity of services in areas like employee health and safety, sustainability and responsible supply chain will enable our consultants to provide our clients with a greater spectrum of related solutions and offer our team expanded opportunities for growth and professional development. And the global reach, vast resources and industry standing of BSI add tremendously to what we expect will be a very promising future."

"For me personally," Murphy continues, "I'm enthusiastic about helping EORM grow the business in Texas, in the US and abroad, and I am very much looking forward to creating new client synergies from the combination of our firms."

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Visit the Hill Country Environmental Website.