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State of California Industrial General Permit and Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practitioners

The State of California released a new Industrial General Permit in July of 2015 (2014-0057-DWQ) that increased the types of industrial facilities that are required to obtain coverage as well as transitioned the reporting to be done electronically.  The Industrial General Permit regulates storm water and authorized non-storm water discharges for industrial facilities that fall under ten federally defined categories of industrial activities.

Adobe Associates, Inc. now offers Quailified Industrial Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Practitioner services and has a QISP certified engineer on staff. Please feel free to contact us if you have any Regulatory, Stormwater, or Industrial needs.

Land Surveyor Alert: Jack the Bull and his Entourage

Adobe Associates, Inc. Land Suveying Department topographic mapping Petaluma, California.

 

Adobe Associates, Inc. Land Surveying enters the aerial mapping market with recent drone purchase

Adobe Associates, Inc. Land Suveying Department enters the drone market for aerial mapping.

A Flurry of Activity for our Wastewater Department - Groundwater Wet Weather Testing Season

There was a flurry of activity for Adobe Associates, Inc.'s wastewater department this last month. It was the annual weather watch and wait for rainfall numbers to open the ground water wet weather test opportunities for our Sonoma County wastewater clients. We worked hard over a period of time through January and February with some success but only test opportunities for our clients in Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, and Guerneville were able to occur based on the rainfall numbers in those areas. 

Two of Adobe Associates, Inc.'s Land Surveyors Perform First Night Staking Job - Hamel Family Wines on Hwy. 12

Adobe Associates, Inc. land surveying crew members, Jeff Jaggars and Rich Turner, perform night staking at the intersection of Highway 12 and Madrone Road in Sonoma.  This was the first time Jeff or Rich have set stakes at night.  Both have been out surveying when it has gotten dark, but neither had ever gone back out to survey at night. They report that it was "quite a fun experience to get the opportunity to survey at night".

Adobe Associates, Inc. Honored in 2014 for Best Places to Work by the North Bay Business Journal

ONCE AGAIN ADOBE ASSOCIATES is honored to be selected by the North Bay Business Journal as a winner of the Best Places to Work in the North Bay. This marks Adobe Associates as a three-time winner of the award.

Adobe Associates, Inc. CFO David Brown Honored as a Top 10 Leading CFO in the North Bay by the North Bay Business Journal

Adobe Associates Inc., CFO David Brown has been honored as one of The North Bay Business Journal’s Top 10 Leading CFO in the North Bay. David is one of the founding partners of Adobe Associates Inc. and has been a driving force for the company’s success and outstanding reputation. Under his leadership Adobe Associates, Inc. has become one of the top engineering firms in the North Bay.

David instills in the Adobe staff that the success of our business revolves around understanding and   responding to our client’s needs. By remaining focused on the goals of our clients and providing exceptional service, the company will be successful. This lesson has been embedded into our culture and is one of the key components to Adobe’s success.

“We realized early on that this is a relationship bushiness. We worked hard to build solid relationships with our clients, local agencies and fellow project consultants. Not surprisingly, some of those early relationships still endure to this day.”- David Brown.

 

Adobe Associates, Inc. Goes Wild at Safari West

On July 19th Adobe Associates hosted their annual Summer Event at Safari West in Santa Rosa.

Our staff and their families were able to enjoy Jeep and walking tours of the 400 acres facility, and were able to see giraffes, monkeys, zebra, wildebeest, cheetahs and tons of exotic birds. The day was finished with a wonderful BBQ lunch.

We strongly believe in providing a great work environment and doing annual staff events are not only fun but they are an important part of creating comradely and supporting our family friendly environment. 

 

Sweetwater Spectrum Recognized for Innovative Design and Principles

SWEETWATER SPECTRUM, a community project supporting adults with Autism here in Sonoma, California, was recently profiled by Ariel Schwartz in Co.Exist.

The article, "The First Housing Community for Autistic Adults Has An Organic Garden, A Greenhouse, And Hot Tubs," was published in recognition of the innovative principles and groundbreaking "Autism-specific" designs which characterize the nearly 3-acre project.

Adobe Associates Sponsor's Young Professionals in Sonoma County

ADOBE ASSOCIATES, INC. WAS A BREAKOUT SESSION SPONSOR for Santa Rosa's Young Professionals Network (YPN) Professional Development Day -The Leadership Summit.

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June 28, 2017

The State of California released a new Industrial General Permit in July of 2015 (2014-0057-DWQ) that increased the types of industrial facilities that are required to obtain coverage as well as transitioned the reporting to be done electronically.  The Industrial General Permit regulates storm water and authorized non-storm water discharges for industrial facilities that fall under nine federally defined categories of industrial activities. 

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