Sapphos Environmental, Inc. resolves planning, resource management, and environmental compliance issues through the development of pragmatic solutions and exemplary client service.
Founded in October 1992, Sapphos Environmental, Inc. continues its mission to provide environmental compliance services to both public- and private-sector clients. Marie Campbell, president of Sapphos Environmental, Inc., founded the firm after seven years in the private sector and four years working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Sapphos Environmental, Inc. has continued to grow and prosper, providing responsive, high-quality planning, resource management, and environmental compliance services, which are tailored to serve the unique needs of each client. Sapphos Environmental, Inc. is dedicated to assisting clients in reaching their goals, understanding their objectives, and providing a range of alternatives and opportunities to achieve those objectives.
The firm has completed hundreds of planning, resource management, and environmental compliance work efforts. Approximately seventy percent of these efforts have consisted of environmental compliance and specialty services in support of public works projects. The firm has provided services to more than 300 clients, with contract values ranging from less than $1,000 to more than $2.5 million. Sapphos Environmental, Inc. has completed more than 500 delivery orders pursuant to on-call contracts for environmental services with the California Department of Transportation, Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation and Department of Public Works, the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering, and the Southgate Recreation and Park District.
The staff at Sapphos Environmental, Inc. represents a diverse array of experience, interests, cultures, and ages. The company culture that has developed reflects this diversity, creating a unique working environment not found in most offices.
Office attire is business casual, dressed up or down, depending on the occasion (business suits for client meetings; jeans and boots for fieldwork). The most valuable resource at Sapphos Environmental, Inc. is the collective knowledge of the people who work here.
Close interaction and open communication between employees is absolutely necessary for successful project completion. Project managers and senior staff are easily accessible. In addition, managers meet with staff monthly for “quiet time” to maintain close interaction and open communication.
The work here is not only interesting but important: The firm helps clients make smart decisions that balance the achievement of project objectives with existing environmental laws and regulations, resulting in a better project.
It is demanding, exacting, detail-oriented work, work that requires use of all available resources, including the knowledge, training, and creativity of each employee. Working hours vary depending on project timelines, but no employee is expected to work to the point of burnout.
The firm is committed to delivering consulting services and environmental documentation that are above the industry standards for technical accuracy and reliability, but also believes in a work-life balance. It is clearly understood that people have lives, which include work as a component.
Employees often hit the streets of Pasadena for lunch, taking advantage of diverse restaurants all within walking distance of the office. In addition, to the many culinary temptations, snacks always find their way into the kitchen. Good food fuels the imagination.
Sapphos Environmental, Inc. is an avid promoter of education. The academic training of employees is invaluable and encourages growth in their respective fields of expertise. In-house training sessions are held regularly, in addition to paid participation to conferences and professional associations. There are also two staff retreats throughout the year.
Each staff member is actively engaged in community affairs. The firm believes that each employee has a responsibility to work for the common good. Sapphos Environmental, Inc. regularly participates in community service organizations and events, such as the Revlon Run-Walk supporting breast cancer research, the American Diabetes Association Walk for Diabetes, and other events that provide charitable assistance to local families. These activities not only give something back to the communities but also help the staff put their own situations into perspective.