About ERG

Message from David Meyers

ERG Founder and CEO

David Meyers

A group of 10 of us founded ERG in 1984. Some have retired, but most are still here, working together to serve our clients and do work we believe in. One of my goals in founding ERG was to create an atmosphere of respect, a company where everyone at all levels would be treated with kindness and compassion. With each year, I'm more convinced that our commitment to this goal is what makes our success possible.

How does this work? We look for people with similar goals, skills, and dedication to client service. We look for people who embrace our collaborative, inclusive philosophy. In this atmosphere, our employees can develop, grow, and diversify their skills. They can participate on project teams that pull together different specialties and strengths to meet specific client needs. One key result of this philosophy is that we have very low turnover of staff or clients.

The atmosphere of respect that we apply internally extends in equal measure to client relationships. We listen to and learn about our clients’ goals. We develop and implement practical, cost-effective plans to meet those goals. And we make ourselves available and responsive to changing needs and priorities.

I and other senior ERG staff contact our clients regularly to assess our performance. Over the years, their feedback has been nothing short of phenomenal. You might be interested in what they have to say about us:

“ERG is absolutely the best consulting firm to work with.”

“Of all the companies I've worked with in the federal government, you're the most professional and knowledgeable.”

“I am so impressed with your attention to detail, flexibility, imagination, and the professionalism your folks have demonstrated…The personalities and uniqueness that your employees bring to the table deserve recognition and praise.”

Our People

Explore why we work at ERG...

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

ERG values diversity and continually strives to provide a work environment where every employee feels welcomed and supported as their authentic self. Our corporate DEI policy, “to continuously advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in who we are and what we do at ERG,” is supported throughout the company and implemented by our DEI committee. Composed of over 65 people (nearly 15 percent of our employees) at all levels of the company, and working with the full support of ERG’s president, our DEI committee develops and implements recommendations in three areas:

  • Recruiting, hiring, and retention strategies to increase the number of employees from historically underrepresented populations.
  • Internal training, tools, and resources to promote awareness about the full range of diversity at ERG and best practices to help make our workplace as inclusive as possible.
  • Pro bono support of community organizations working at the intersection of environmental and social justice.

Our DEI committee is open to all employees. We encourage job applicants to ask us more about the committee’s work and new employees to join the committee if they would like to do so. We thank our committee for helping us continually improve DEI at ERG.

Our Clients

Department of Commerce
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Environmental Protection Agency
General Services Administration
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of The Interior
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of Transportation
Department of The Treasury
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
U.S. Trade and Development Agency
  • Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Allegheny County Health Department, Pennsylvania
  • Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
  • Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
  • California Air Resources Board
  • California Bureau of Automotive Repair
  • California Climate Action Registry
  • California Department of Water Resources
  • California Energy Commission
  • California State Water Board
  • Capital Area Council of Governments
  • Capital Area Planning Commission
  • Central States Air Resource Agencies
  • Centralina Council of Governments
  • City of Fort Worth, Texas
  • Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • Environmental Council of the States
  • Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs, Virginia
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Garfield County Public Health, Colorado
  • Gulf of Maine Council for the Marine Environment
  • Hawaii State Department of Health
  • Houston-Galveston Area Council
  • Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
  • Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
  • Indiana Department of Environmental Management
  • Johnson County Kansas Health and Environment
  • King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks
  • Linn County Public Health, Iowa
  • Maricopa Association of Governments
  • Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Massachusetts Association for Community Action
  • Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
  • Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
  • Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles
  • Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
  • Mid-America Regional Council
  • Minnesota Department of Public Health
  • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District
  • Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency
  • Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
  • New Jersey Department of Environment Protection
  • New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
  • New York City Department of Sanitation
  • North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Northeast Regional Ocean Council
  • Ohio Department of Development
  • Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
  • Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
  • Orange County Environmental Protection Division, Florida
  • Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
  • San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
  • South Coast Air Quality Management District
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • U.S. Conference of Mayors
  • Utah County Health Department
  • Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
  • Western Climate Initiative
  • Western Governors’ Association
  • Western Regional Air Partnership
  • A Better City
  • A Better City Transportation Management Association
  • American Bird Conservancy
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • Audubon California
  • Bay Area Open Space Council
  • California Climate Action Registry
  • California Ocean Science Trust
  • Coastal Quest
  • CoreNet Global
  • Ecotrust
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Environmental Foundation of Jamaica
  • Environmental Resources Trust
  • Fondo Mexicano para la Conservación de la Naturaleza
  • Forest Trends
  • Fundación Amigos de la Isla del Coco
  • Heal the Bay
  • Houston Advanced Research Center
  • Illinois Recycling Association
  • International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories
  • Island Conservation
  • Keep Iowa Beautiful
  • Massachusetts Association for Community Action
  • MassCommute
  • Meridian Institute
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Morro Bay National Estuary Program
  • Mystic Aquarium
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • National Association of Clean Air Agencies
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Oceana
  • OneReef
  • Orange County Marine Protected Area Council
  • Pacific Rim Conservation
  • Port Orford Ocean Resource Team
  • Product Stewardship Institute
  • Quarrybrook Outdoor Learning Center
  • Rare
  • Save the Bay
  • Seaport Transportation Management Association
  • Sociedad de Historia Natural de Niparajá
  • Solid Waste Association of North America
  • Sonoran Institute
  • The Bay Institute Aquarium Foundation
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Vinyl Siding Institute
  • VivaVaquita
  • WalkBoston
  • Western Climate Initiative
  • West Coast EBM Network
  • WildAid
  • Wildlife Conservation Society
  • World Wildlife Fund
  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Flora Family Foundation
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • Jason Foundation for Education
  • Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
  • Marisla Foundation
  • Morgan Family Foundation
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • Oak Foundation
  • Orange County Community Foundation
  • Pisces Foundation
  • Resources Legacy Fund
  • Resources Legacy Fund Foundation
  • Schmidt Marine Technology Partners
  • The Optical Society Foundation
  • Walton Family Foundation
  • Center for Ocean Solutions, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University
  • Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley
  • Georgetown University
  • Gulf of California Marine Program at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
  • Oregon Sea Grant, Oregon State University
  • Pesca Artesanal del Norte del Golfo de California: Ambiente y Sociedad (PANGAS), University of Arizona
  • Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University
  • San Luis Obispo Science and Ecosystem Alliance (SLOSEA), California Polytechnic State University
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Miami
  • University of North Carolina
  • Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University
  • Ascent Environmental
  • Global Environment Fund
  • American Express
  • Black Diamond Software
  • BlueWave Strategies, LLC
  • Comprehensive Language Center
  • Ecologic Brands
  • Evelyn Hill Inc.
  • Hi-Cone
  • J.M. Huber Corporation
  • Parexel
  • Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group
  • Tetra Pak (Sweden and U.S.)
  • The Outsourcing Institute
  • PepsiCo
  • ZipPak
  • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
  • Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • The World Bank
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Centre Marine Programme
  • Coastal Quest
  • Environmental Foundation of Jamaica
  • Fondo Mexicano para la Conservación de la Naturaleza
  • Fundación Amigos de la Isla del Coco
  • Island Conservation
  • Oceana
  • OneReef
  • Pacific Rim Conservation
  • Rare
  • Sociedad de Historia Natural de Niparajá
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Sonoran Institute
  • VivaVaquita
  • WildAid
  • Wildlife Conservation Society
  • World Wildlife Fund
  • AgSTAR Program
  • Best Workplaces for Commuters
  • Better Buildings Neighborhood Program
  • Challenge for Sustainability
  • Center for Corporate Climate Leaders Initiative
  • Clean Energy–Environment State Partnership
  • Clean School Bus USA
  • Coalbed Methane Outreach Program
  • Combined Heat and Power Partnership
  • Consumer Labeling Initiative
  • Furniture Flame Retardancy Partnership
  • Global Methane Initiative
  • Green Power Partnership
  • Integrated Environmental Strategies Program
  • Laboratories for the 21st Century
  • Landfill Methane Outreach Program
  • MassCleanDiesel
  • Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program
  • National Clean Diesel Campaign
  • National Partnership for Environmental Priorities
  • Natural Gas STAR Program
  • 2010/2015 PFOA Stewardship Program
  • Plug-In To eCycling
  • Safer Choice
  • SF6 Emission Reduction Partnerships
  • SunWise School Program
  • SmartWay Transport Partnership
  • WasteWise
  • WaterSense


Clients can access ERG’s services through a variety of contract vehicles:

ERG holds four active GSA contracts, providing federal agencies with rapid access to the full array of ERG’s services.

  • Professional Services Category (MAS Contract Number: GS-00F-079CA)
    SIN SIN Title
    541330ENG Engineering Services
    541380 Testing Laboratory Services
    541420 Engineering System Design and Integration Services
    541611 Management and Financial Consulting, Acquisition and Grants Management Support, and Business Program and Project Management Services
    541620 Environmental Consulting Services
    541715 Engineering Research and Development and Strategic Planning
    611430 Professional and Management Development Training
    OLM Order-Level Materials (OLM)
  • Information Technology Category (MAS Contract Number: 47QTCA20D000Z)
    SIN SIN Title
    54151S Information Technology Professional Services
    OLM Order-Level Materials (OLM)
  • Facilities Category (MAS Contract Number: GS-21F-001BA)
    SIN SIN Title
    541690 Integrated Logistics Support
    541690E Energy Services
    561210FAC Facilities Maintenance and Management
    ANCILLARY Ancillary Supplies and/or Services
  • One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services – Small Business (OASIS-SB Contract Number: GS00Q14OADS411)

ERG holds prime contracts with many federal, state, and local agencies. Agency managers can often access us by issuing a task/work order or work assignment through an applicable contract.

ERG’s SeaPort contract (N00178-14-D-7701) makes our services available to U.S. Navy offices in a timely, cost-effective manner. U.S Navy clients have successfully used this e-procurement mechanism to access ERG for millions of dollars in services.

For private-sector companies, nonprofits, and NGOs, a standard commercial or purchase order agreement is all it takes to begin work.

ERG is a subcontractor to a small business prime in each of the four NOAA ProTech domains. NOAA programs can access ERG’s services through these vehicles.

For more information about any of these vehicles, contact:

Dickran Babigian
Director of Contracts
110 Hartwell Avenue
Lexington, MA 02421-3136
Phone: 781-674-7310
Fax: 781-674-2851


Quality Management – ISO 9001:2015

ERG achieved ISO 9001 Quality Management System certification from NSF International Strategic Registrations. ERG’s quality management system certification applies to the management of professional, engineering, and IT services that ERG provides under U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contracts that require contract-specific quality management plans.

The International Organization for Standardization’s ISO 9001 standard is based on quality management principles such as a strong customer focus, the involvement of top management, and continual improvement. The standard helps organizations reliably meet the needs of clients in both the delivery and continuous improvement of products and services. The standard focuses on performance through a combination of risk-based thinking and a process approach, as well as employment of the “plan-do-check-act” cycle at all levels in the organization.

IT Service Management – ISO/IEC 20000-1:2018

ERG achieved ISO/IEC 20000-1 Service Management System certification from NSF International Strategic Registrations. ERG’s service management system applies to the management of website and IT application help desk services for contracted customers.

The International Organization for Standardization’s ISO/IEC 20000-1 standard helps identify and respond to customer needs through planning, delivery, and improvement of customer services. Implementation of a service management system demonstrates ERG’s commitment to excellence and best practices in service.

Information Security Management – ISO/IEC 27001: 2013

ERG achieved ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management System certification from NSF International Strategic Registrations. This certification covers the information security management system ERG established to manage the secure cloud-based environment we use to host corporate and customer-based applications. This environment provides isolated development and staging areas that support software development and testing activities.

The International Organization for Standardization’s ISO/IEC 27001 standard describes the requirements for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining, and improving a documented information security management system. The standard focuses on the management and protection of information assets through risk-based thinking, monitoring and measuring controls, and continual improvement.

Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development (CMMI-DEV)

ERG’s Digital Solutions Group was appraised at CMMI-DEV maturity level 2 by JFR Consulting.

Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) is a process and behavioral model that helps organizations streamline process improvement and encourage productive, efficient behaviors that decrease risks in software and service development. CMMI is the result of more than 20 years of ongoing work at Carnegie Mellon University by members of industry, government, and ISACA.

An appraisal at maturity level 2 indicates the organization is performing at a “managed” level. At this level, project managers have ensured that projects:

  • Have processes that are planned and executed in accordance with policy.
  • Employ skilled people who have adequate resources to produce controlled outputs.
  • Involve relevant stakeholders.
  • Are monitored, controlled, and reviewed.
  • Are evaluated for adherence to their process descriptions.

Our Awards

We are proud to have been recognized for our environmental achievements, our communications excellence, and our support for voluntary partnership programs.

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Administrator’s Award for Outstanding Accomplishments by a Large Prime Contractor, 2019
  • Society of Government Meeting Professionals
    Sam Gilmer Partnership Award, 2017–2018
  • Arlington Transportation Partners
    Champion of the Month, 2015
    Workplace Commute Champions Campaign Award, 2013
  • NorthEast Diesel Collaborative
    Honoree for developing and implementing MassCleanDiesel program, 2011
  • Massachusetts Eco Awards
    Pacesetter Award for Excellence in Commuter Options, 2011–2017
  • A Better City Challenge for Sustainability
    Practically Green Company of the Year, 2011
    Practically Green Employees of the Year, 2011
  • Arlington County, Virginia, Green Games
    Silver Award, 2011
  • Transportation Research Board (TRB)
    "Communicating with John and Jane Q Public: Focus on Global Climate Change"
    International Finalist, 2009, for "Best Workplaces for Commuters and Climate Change: Making the Connection" CD-Rom
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    EPA Achievements in Stratospheric Protection Poster
    Best 20th Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol Poster, 2007
    EPA SunWise School Program
    Public Awareness Awards, 2007
  • ReBrand™
    EPA Smoke-Free Homes Pledge Campaign Materials
    100 Notable Winners, 2006

Commitment to Community

ERG's Arlington and Boston offices have been recognized as two of the Best Workplaces for Commuters℠, a program ERG helped develop. To qualify for this distinction, ERG offers superior commuter benefits to employees, including a transit subsidy, telework options, and flexible schedules.

  • American Red Cross blood drives
  • Volunteer stream monitoring program, Arlington County, VA
  • Secret Santa program for Arlington County, VA
  • Our Daily Bread food pantry, Washington, DC
  • Food bank, Chantilly, VA
  • The Carpenter Shelter, Alexandria, VA
  • Corporate Challenge, a national program that sponsors a race to benefit local charities, MA
  • Back to School, a program that donates backpacks of supplies to needy children, MA
  • Coat drives for shelters and the Veterans Hospital, MA
  • Adopt-a-Stream cleanups at Hare Snipe Creek, NC
  • Toy drives
A Better City’s Challenge for Sustainability

Since 2010 ERG’s Boston and Lexington offices have joined about 80 participants, including tenants, building owners, institutions, restaurants, retail stores, and hotels in the Boston area, in the Challenge for Sustainability. As a participant in the Challenge, ERG has implemented an energy audit, installed more energy-efficient lighting, started composting (Boston), and offered corporate Hubway memberships, among other measures. The Challenge comprehensively encompasses sustainability in the areas of energy efficiency, water efficiency, transportation, waste reduction and management, cleaning and toxics, program implementation and policies, purchasing, and renewable energy.

Green Buildings

In 2007, our Arlington (VA) office relocated to a newly constructed green building, certified by the U.S. Green Building Council through its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program at the “silver” level. In a recent renovation, our Chantilly (VA) office followed the criteria for many of the LEED credits to green the space.

The Green Team

Since 1995, a “Green Team” of ERG-Arlington employees has ensured that we reduce solid waste, recycle, and buy recycled products for the office. The Green Team also implements environmental programs, such as offering a composting worm bin for food scraps, and conducts employee education activities such as brownbag lunches or tips on being green in the home or office. In our Lexington (MA) and Nashua (NH) offices, volunteers take recyclables to a recycling center.

Environmental Management System

After assisting the U.S. EPA with its Agency-wide environmental management system (EMS), we began developing our own EMS. Our team has investigated electricity use, water use, paper consumption, material recycling, and chemical use. Progress to date includes:

  • Reducing paper use by 31 percent companywide, exceeding our initial goal of 20 percent in the first six months.
  • Successfully encouraging employees to activate computer monitor sleep settings to save nearly 90,000 kilowatt-hours of energy and 136,000 pounds of carbon dioxide a year.
Best Workplaces for Commuters

ERG’s Arlington and Boston offices have been recognized as two of the Best Workplaces for Commuters. To qualify for this distinction, ERG offers superior commuter benefits to employees, including a transit subsidy, telework options, and flexible schedules.

Green Power Partnership Program

We offset the environmental impacts of our electric power use by purchasing more than 1.4 million kilowatt-hours of green power annually, covering 100 percent of our corporate electricity use at our 15 offices. ERG is also a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Green Power Leadership Club and 100 Percent Purchasers List.


As part of our commitment to EPA’s WasteWise program, which we helped implement for more than a decade, we became a partner in 1995. Over the years, we have dramatically decreased the amount of waste we generate; greatly expanded the number of materials we collect for recycling; and educated employees on reusing packaging materials, office supplies, and paper. We also expanded our purchase of environmentally preferable office supplies.

JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge Series

In 2008, ERG became the official environmental consulting advisor for the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge Series. The Corporate Challenge is a road race that educates participants about best environmental practices, while also striving to be the greenest road race in the world. ERG calculates the final environmental savings of sustainable race day supplies, proper recycling and trash removal, waste prevention, and other efforts.

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)

ERG has been a corporate sustaining member of SAME since 1999. SAME promotes and facilitates engineering support for national security by building relationships among, and competencies of, engineering professionals in the uniformed services and private industry.

Businesses for the Bay

ERG joins other businesses located within the Chesapeake Bay watershed to improve the bay's water quality by implementing pollution prevention measures in our daily operations.

Contact Us

  • Lexington, MA
    (Corporate Headquarters)
  • Arlington, VA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Boston, MA
  • Chantilly, VA
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Hershey, PA
  • Nashua, NH
  • Research Triangle Park, NC
  • Research Triangle Park, NC
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Chantilly, VA
    (PG Environmental)
  • Golden, CO
    (PG Environmental)
  • Kansas City, KS
    (Franklin Associates)
  • Oakland, CA
    (Blue Earth Consultants)

ERG partners with small businesses for many projects that require specialized expertise related to our core services. We work with small businesses of all types, including small disadvantaged, minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, and service-disabled veteran-owned companies. Experienced and qualified firms interested in working with ERG should contact us using the form below.

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