Originally founded in Watchung, New Jersey in 1994 as Whitestone Environmental Compliance Management, Inc., the company added geotechnical engineering capabilities in 1995 and subsequently renamed the firm Whitestone Associates, Inc. in 1999. Whitestone specializes in commercial, industrial and retail site development/redevelopment projects, providing due diligence investigation through site remediation and construction phase testing and inspection services to a variety of clients that include corporate entities, developers, attorneys, architects, and contractors.
Branch offices opened in Chalfont, Pennsylvania (1999), Southborough, Massachusetts (2016), Sterling, Virginia (2001) and Evergreen, Colorado (2002) were necessary to accommodate Whitestone’s corporate growth, expanding client base and extended geographic range. Whitestone relocated to its current corporate headquarters in Warren, New Jersey in 2005.
The company’s growth and continued success can be attributed to a simple “customer first” business philosophy and strict adherence to the firm’s Core Values of which the primary attribute is Quality. Whitestone’s zero-tolerance policy ensures that the quality of our employees and our work product is of paramount importance. Additionally, Whitestone emphasizes its role as consultants, not just an engineers or scientists, and all employees are trained to “put yourself in the client’s shoes” – know what’s most important to the client, and ensure that the message is delivered in a way that’s easily received and readily understood.
In addition to its base services of environmental and geotechnical due diligence investigations, environmental remedial investigation/design/permitting and corrective action, construction phase materials testing and inspection, and hazardous building materials surveys, Whitestone’s expanded capabilities include Brownfields remediation and redevelopment; wetlands evaluation, permitting, and restoration; threatened and endangered species evaluations; risk assessments and ecological evaluations; on-site wastewater treatment system evaluation, design and permitting; forensic geotechnical evaluations; pavement evaluations (proposed, existing and failed) and lifetime maintenance projections; stormwater management facility investigation, design, and rehabilitation; and a variety of expert witness and litigation support services for both environmental and geotechnical matters.
Whitestone’s Professional Engineers are licensed in 12 states and the District of Columbia. Our Professional Geologists maintain registration/licensing in five states, and six of Whitestone’s senior managers are New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs). Whitestone staff members also maintain licensing/certification for asbestos inspection and abatement design, lead paint evaluation, mold/microbial growth investigation, and myriad certifications for construction phase materials testing and special inspection activities.
Whitestone grew out of the recession of the early 1990’s and weathered the storm that was the Great Recession from 2008 to 2013. Our success is the product of maintaining our corporate focus, adhering to our Core Values, and ensuring exemplary customer service. Yet, we’ve also retained a ‘corporate family’ atmosphere and make certain we balance hard work with quality of life outside the office. Our corporate culture also embraces a “giving back and paying forward” philosophy that includes promoting charitable activities and volunteering opportunities.