Moving on Up

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Moving on Up

Headwater Environmental, Inc. (HEnv) has moved!! We are excited to announce our corporate headquarters is now located at TekMountain, 1844 Sir Tyler Drive in Wilmington, North Carolina.  It has been less than two years since our founding, and during that time we have worked on dozens of renewable energy projects, utility corridor studies, and recreation facilities.  We pride ourselves in using state of the art technology and mapping software to provide our clients with the best consulting services possible.  We are fortunate to have been given the opportunity by the business development team at TekMountain to occupy an office at their shared workspace. 

TekMountain stemmed from the success of Castle Branch, an industry leader in employment screening and compliance management.  The focus at TekMountain is technology innovation, launching start-ups, and growing businesses.  TekMountain's role as an incubation and acceleration hub for entrepreneurs and business leaders is very exciting.  The concept of shared work space is embraced and utilized throughout the facility.  There is an interdisciplinary team of professionals and a stacked bench of mentors, which allows for creativity and success to thrive.  So far, 2016 has been great, the economy has been steadily increasing and we've been busy.  It has only been one week since our move to this great space, and we are excited to what the future brings.

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Charity Bocce Tournament

Headwater Environmental, Inc. (HEnv) was pleased to serve as a court sponsor for the 10th Annual Brigade Corps Bocce Ball Tournament this past Saturday (April 16, 2016).  All proceeds went to the Brigade Boys and Girls Club.  We compiled five teams of friends, business owners, and community leaders for the tournament.  Team members included Doug Denny of PRA Health Sciences; Dustin and Sam from Bluewater Surfaces, LLC; Robby McGee - Dean of Student Affairs at Cape Fear Community College; Kermit Layton of Coty, Inc.; Paul Pascarosa of HEnv; Courtland Parnell of Town Bank Mortgage; Brock Beagle - Carpenter Extraordinaire; Thomas Benton of Wrightsville Automotive; and, Grey Vick of Grey Outdoor, LLC.  Congrats to Robby and Doug for taking home first place!  Thanks to Dig and Dive for hosting such a great event.

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Parks and Recreation

We are fortunate to have assisted the cities of Hamlet and Whiteville, North Carolina, with the decision making process associated with acquiring new lands to be incorporated into their Parks and Recreation Department.  Open space and recreation areas are vital components of the cityscape, and we hope to expand this service line in the years to come.   

The Main Street Park is situated in downtown Hamlet, adjacent and abutting one of the oldest railroad depots in the southeast.  Our environmental assessment included a vast review of historical resources.  Prior to this project, little was known to us about this little corner of the Sandhills region.   Nestled in the land of sand and pine, Hamlet once operated as a busy railroad junction for travelers voyaging up and down the coast.  We appreciate the opportunity to assist Hamlet with acquiring new lands, and we are fortunate to experience a unique history lesson. 

The Whiteville Recreation Center is located at the west end of town, amidst wooded land and a moderately developed landscape.  The City has plans to expand the recreation facility to include additional ball fields, tennis courts, hiking trails, and other amenities.  HEnv identified the wetland resources, in order to assist the City with avoidance and minimizing efforts associated with the proposed developed.

 

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Busy Times

Environmental consulting is invariably tied to the state of the economy.  The sluggish times experienced during the recession caused many environmental firms to reign in their budget, personnel, and overall expenses.  However, we have seen the economy continue to grow over the past two to three years, and there has been ample opportunity for folks in the environmental consulting industry to develop relationships with eager and willing clients.  

These are exciting times for Headwater Environmental, Inc.!!  We have spent that past three weeks conducting site assessments in 12 different Counties throughout Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina.  We are privileged to have the opportunity to see and experience the beautiful country side, while growing our project portfolio.  Let the good times roll.

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Solar Powered

The Renewables and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) was approved by the State of North Carolina March 13, 2008.  North Carolina became the first State in the southeast to adopt a REPS.  Under this new law, investor-owned utilities are required to meet up to 12.5% of their energy needs through renewable sources.  Thanks to REPS, the solar industry is booming!  In 2013, North Carolina installed 335 MegaWatts of solar electric capacity, ranking it 3rd in the Country!!  We are expected to exceed that growth in 2014 and move onward to 2015.

HEnv has numerous active solar projects throughout Coastal Plain and Piedmont on North Carolina.  We are proud to provide environmental due diligence services for such a growing industry.    For more information, please review information provided by the Solar Energy Industries Association and the North Carolina Utilities Commission

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One Month and Beyond

It has been approximately six weeks since HEnv has been open for business.  On August 21, 2014, the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State issued the articles of incorporation to Headwater Environmental, Inc.  Since then, we've been busy as-all-get-out, with multiple projects located throughout the Coastal Plain and Piedmont of North Carolina.   There has hardly been a moment to focus on other important line items, such as the webpage.  The webpage is a "work in progress".  We thank you for your patience.   

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