Our Story

EMPSi was founded over 10 years ago by David Batts and John King—two highly regarded senior environmental planners who wanted to break away from shareholder control and make a real difference in the world.

Their goals were simple, but bold:

  • Create a consulting space where clients matter more than profits and where smart, collaborative problem solving is more important than quick permitting fixes
  • Provide high-quality science and sound, balanced planning to help clients, inform decision makers, and improve our planet
  • Grow a culture of purpose-driven values that empower employees, inspire project partners, and lead to great long-term relationships

EMPSi remains committed to these goals and is pleased to have grown into one of the most highly respected environmental planning firms in the US. 

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