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  • Attached is the contact and descriptive information for Member Directory January 2010 Chicago Wilderness Corporate Council members in alphabetical order. An index by service is appended at pages 36-39. Please remember these supporting members when planning your projects. Vision Statement: The Chicago Wilderness Corporate Council is an integral member of the Chicago Wilderness consortium, which is devoted to maintaining and enhancing the biodiversity of the Chicago region ecosystems. The Corporate Council aims to improve the quality of life in the region by knitting together economic goals, ecological health standards, and social values to achieve a sustainable relationship between people and nature. Mission Statement: The Corporate Council brings the resources, skills, capabilities, and influence of its members to foster widespread awareness of the region’s biodiversity and to develop broad-based support for its protection, restoration, and stewardship. To provide a more sustainable urban region, members of the Council will strive to promote and use best practices in the design and management of their facilities and property. 1
  • Members as of January 2009 ♦ Platinum ♦ ComEd* HSBC – North America Unilever ♦ Gold ♦ Ball Horticultural Co. BP America, Inc.* Cantigny Park GRAEF Midwest Generation EME, LLC Nicor Gas WRD Environmental* ♦ Silver ♦ Applied Ecological Services* Kenny Construction Company Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. Land Resource Management Group (LRMG) The Care of Trees* McGinty Brothers, Inc. Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.* Natural Resources Consulting, Inc. (NRC) Cowhey Gudmundson Leder, Ltd. Pizzo and Associates, Ltd. Futurity, Inc.* SET Environmental, Inc. Hey & Associates, Inc. Tallgrass Restoration, LLC JFNew* V3 Companies ♦ Supporting ♦ Atrium Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc. Hitchcock Design Group Integrated Lakes Management Kubasiak, Fylstra, Thorpe & Rotunno, P.C. RFP Mapping, LLC * Founding Members 2
  • Applied Ecological Services, Inc. – CWCC Founding Member Home: 17921 Smith Road, Brodhead, Wisconsin 53520 Phone: (608) 897-4898 Fax: (608) 897-8486 E-mail: info@appliedeco.com www.appliedeco.com Illinois: 120 W Main St, West Dundee, Illinois 60118 Contact: Randy Vogel Manager, Illinois & Wisconsin Consulting Branches E-mail: randy.vogel@appliedeco.com Phone: (847) 844-9385 Cell: (773) 507-0981 Member, CWCC Advocacy Task Force Applied Ecological Services is a full-service, ecological consulting and contracting firm with headquarters in rural Brodhead, Wisconsin, a satellite consulting office in West Dundee, Illinois, and a consulting and contracting branch offices in suburban Minneapolis, MN, Kansas City, KS and Philadelphia, PA. Since the 1970s, AES has provided comprehensive ecological consulting and contracting services to municipalities and government agencies, land developers, engineering firms, land planning and landscape architecture firms, the mining industry, forestry, parks and recreation departments, and many other public and private concerns. 3
  • Atrium 17113 Davey Road, Lemont, Illinois 60439 www.atriumlandscape.com Contact: Kathy Bruch President/Owner E-mail: kathy@atriumlandscape.com Phone: 630-739-5100 Fax: 630-739-5106 Member, CWCC Day of Service Task Force As a woman-owned business serving commercial clients in Chicago and the surrounding area, we rely on wide-ranging experience and focused experience in enhancing outdoor environments that exceed expectations. As your partner in design, construction and management of a landscape that best suits your site and your budget, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the attention and detail they have come to expect from Atrium. Blending personalized, responsive service with the skills and resources to handle projects of any scale, our environmentally-friendly approach to landscape development and management emphasizes safety and strives for excellence. 4
  • Ball Horticultural Co. 622 Town Road, West Chicago, Illinois 60185 Phone: 630-231-3600 Fax: 630-231-3605 www.ballhort.com Contact: Anna Ball President & CEO E-mail: aball@ballhort.com Phone: 630-588-3280 Fax: 630-231-3563 From its beginnings as a wholesale cut flower operation started by George J. Ball in 1905, Ball Horticultural Company has grown into a leader in all facets of floriculture, with distribution capabilities in all of the major world markets. Since its founding, Ball has introduced many innovative, award-winning varieties to the world of horticulture, including the Wave® Petunia Family, Dazzler® and Super Elfin® Impatiens, and Fiesta™ Double Impatiens. The company also offers the Simply Beautiful® and Circle of Life™ programs exclusively for independent garden centers. Focused exclusively on the ornamental business that first made its reputation, Ball's global family of breeders, seed and vegetative producers, distribution companies, and research and development teams has a strong presence in over 20 countries on six continents. 5
  • BP America Inc. – CWCC Founding Member BP Whiting Refinery, GPA-RSB 240, 2815 Indianapolis Boulevard, Whiting, Indiana 46394 www.bp.com Contact: Brad Etlin Director, Government & Public Affairs E-mail: Brad.Etlin@bp.com Phone: 219-473-3112 Cell: 312-810-0640 Chair, Corporate Council Congress Corporate Track Task Force Member, Corporate Council Advocacy Task Force Member, Chicago Wilderness Congress Organizing Committee Member, Chicago Wilderness Government Relations Committee BP is one of the world's leading energy companies. Its main activities are the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas; refining, marketing, supply and transportation; and manufacturing and marketing of petrochemicals. It is the nation's largest producer of oil and gas. BP also has a growing activity in wind and solar power generation and in biofuels as it goes Beyond Petroleum. BP meets America's growing demand for energy within its goals of ―no accidents, no harm to people, and no damage to the environment.‖ 6
  • Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. 1431 Opus Place – Suite 400, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515 Phone: 630-724-3200 www.burnsmcd.com Contact: Beth Shaffer Assistant Environmental Scientist Email: eshaffer@burnsmcd.com Phone: 630-724-3280 Fax: 630-724-3201 Member, Chicago Wilderness Corporate Council Internship Task Force Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm. The company's multidisciplined staff of more than 2,900 includes engineers, architects, construction professionals, planners, estimators, economists, technicians and scientists, representing virtually all design disciplines. Burns & McDonnell plans, designs, permits, constructs and manages facilities all over the world with one mission in mind — to make our clients successful. 7
  • Cantigny Park Part of the McCormick Foundation 1 South 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, Illinois 60187 Phone: 630-668-5161 Fax: 630-668-5332 www.cantigny.org Contact: Matt LaFond Executive Director E-mail: mlafond@cantigny.org Cantigny Park was the estate of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, former editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune, and is part of the McCormick Foundation, which has been serving the needs of our children, communities, and country for more than 50 years. Colonel McCormick left his 500-acre estate as a gift to the people of Illinois for their education and recreation. The park offers two world-class museums, nearly 40 acres of formal gardens, a championship golf course and state-of-the-art golf learning center, two restaurants and a coffee shop, and so much more. Cantigny is a place to bring your children to learn and play, a place for the community to gather for celebrations and events throughout the year, and a place to honor our country’s military men and women. 8
  • The Care of Trees – CWCC Founding Member 2371 South Foster Avenue, Wheeling, Illinois 60090 Phone: 847-394-4226 Fax: 847-394-3376 www.thecareoftrees.com Contact: Todd Degner Business Manager - Tree Preservation & Land Restoration E-mail: tdegner@thecareoftrees.com Cell: 847-456-4351 Chair, Corporate Council Advocacy Task Force Member, Chicago Wilderness Government Relations Committee Member, Corporate Council Membership Task Force Contact: Charlie Keppel Arborist Representative E-mail: ckeppel@thecareoftrees.com Cell: 847-217-0546 Member, Corporate Council Prize/Award Task Force Member, Corporate Council Congress Corporate Track Task Force Member, Chicago Wilderness Congress Organizing Committee The Care of Trees is an award-winning company that has been protecting and caring for trees in the Chicago Wilderness region for nearly 60 years. As well as providing total tree care for residential, commercial and municipal clients, our certified arborists work with builders and developers to preserve trees in real estate and conservation developments. We also provide woodland restoration and management services. Our comprehensive SoilCare program uses an all-natural, environmentally friendly approach that promotes healthy trees by enhancing soil biology. From pruning and pest management to tree inventories and tree-sensitive site planning, The Care of Trees' nine Chicago-area offices are ready to help you protect your trees. 9
  • Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. – CWCC Founding Member 9575 West Higgins Road, Suite 600, Rosemont, Illinois 60018 Phone: 847-823-0500 Fax: 847-318-9793 www.cbbel.com Contact: Jedd Anderson, CPESC, Vice-President Head, Environmental Resources Department E-mail: janderson@cbbel.com Vice-Chair, Chicago Wilderness Corporate Council Member, Corporate Council Marketing Task Force Member, Corporate Council Day of Service Task Force Christopher Burke Engineering, Ltd. (CBBEL) is unique among consulting engineering and surveying firms in that we are a full-service company that can comprehensively meet the needs of both private and public sector clients. Still guided by founder and President Christopher B. Burke, our ―family business‖ corporate philosophy allows for a level of personal service that ensures peace of mind. Our staff of almost 250, nine offices covering two states, and exhaustive list of specializations—civil, municipal, transportation, water resource, mechanical, structural, construction, traffic, and environmental engineering and environmental resource services—provide professionalism and a depth of expertise that promote project success. RESOURCES Our staff includes five PhDs, seventy licensed professional engineers, and a team of licensed structural engineers, licensed professional land surveyors, and a licensed landscape architect. Twenty-seven staff are Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM), seventeen are Certified Professionals in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), and an additional staff member is registered in soil classification and soil science. CBBEL staff represents 10% of Illinois' CFMs and nearly 20% of the state's CPESCs. Through leadership positions and active membership in a variety of professional associations CBBEL is able to deliver emerging cutting-edge technology and techniques. The outcome is a context-sensitive approach that rejects out-dated cookie-cutter remedies and instead provides the best solution for your needs. Our resources are geographically distributed to create a network of effective and convenient service. Rosemont, Illinois, is home to our main office and Illinois locations include New Lenox, St. Charles, and Peoria. Our Indiana offices are located in Indianapolis, Crown Point, South Bend, Fort Wayne, and Columbus. We are prequalified for projects under the Department of Transportation of both states and prequalification details are attached for reference. SERVICES Since its founding in 1986 the size of our company and the complexity of our projects have grown. As a full-service firm CBBEL also conducts water resource related studies, performs GIS services, environmental resource assessment, mitigation planning and permitting, and a myriad of traditional civil engineering functions. Christopher B. Burke Engineering (CBBEL) is well positioned for all types of environmental projects because of the diversity and experience of our staff. CBBEL has focused on water resources and wetland/natural area restoration since its inception. The Environmental Resources Department has 14 specialists in the fields of forest, wetland and prairie ecology, wildlife biology, botany, soil science, habitat restoration, threatened and endangered species, GIS applications, geography and geology. The 10
  • Environmental Resources Department has worked on more than 3700 projects over the last 19 years, with restoration projects as large as 340 acres. 11
  • ComEd – CWCC Founding Member Three Lincoln Center, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181 www.comed.com Contact: Denise Munoz Senior Program Manager E-mail: denise.munoz@exeloncorp.com Contact: Sara Race Senior Environmental Compliance Specialist Phone: 630-437-2565 Fax: 630-576-6351 Email: sara.race@exeloncorp.com Treasurer, Chicago Wilderness Corporate Council Member, CWCC Membership Task Force ComEd is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation, one of the nation's largest electric utilities with nearly $15 billion in revenues. ComEd serves approximately 3.5 million customers, or 70 percent of the state's population. ComEd and its 8,000 employees are responsible for maintaining more than 75,000 miles of power lines that make up its electric system in Northern Illinois. 12
  • Cowhey Gudmundson Leder, Ltd. 300 Park Boulevard, Suite 205, Itasca, Illinois 60143 Phone: 630-250-9595 Fax: 630-250-9644 www.cgl-ltd.com Chicago: 212 West Kinzie, Fifth Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60610 Phone: 312-755-9595 Fax: 312-755-0520 Contact: Robert Gudmundson President E-mail: rwg@cgl-ltd.com Phone: 630-438-6229 Contact: Dennis Dreher Director of Conservation Design E-mail: dennis.dreher@cgl-ltd.com Phone: 630-438-6309 Home Office: 815-578-1449 Member, Corporate Council Advocacy Task Force Member, Chicago Wilderness Green Infrastructure Vision Task Force Contact: Matt Bardol Natural Resources Group Manager E-mail: matt.bardol@cgl-ltd.com Phone: 630-438-6273 Cell: 630-675-7559 Member, Corporate Council Advocacy Task Force Member, CWCC Day of Service Task Force Cowhey Gudmundson Leder, Ltd. was established in 1975 to provide a highly personalized professional service to both private and public clients involved in the real estate development industry. From project feasibility studies and land use analysis through storm water management, flood hazard studies, environmental impact studies, earthwork analysis, wetland delineation and mitigation plans, forestry services, natural resource preservation, site planning and engineering, Cowhey Gudmundson Leder, Ltd. offers innovative approaches to what often becomes standard procedure. Cowhey Gudmundson Leder, Ltd. specializes in conservation development approaches that minimize environmental impacts, expedite permitting processes, reduce infrastructure costs, and provide opportunities for long-term ecologic restoration and preservation. The firm maintains a strong commitment to providing resourceful, expeditious and highly skilled services to our public and private clients. 13
  • Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc. 125 South Wacker Drive – Suite 300, Chicago, Illinois 60606 Fax: 312-421-0220 Contact: Jeffry Edstrom Senior Scientist E-mail: jedstrom@ectinc.com Phone: 312-421-0444 Cell: 312-484-0254 Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc. (ECT) is an employee owned consulting firm specializing in the resolution of complex environmental issues through cost-effective project planning, management, and applied engineering and scientific expertise. ECT's professional scientists and engineers listen to our clients' specific needs and develop a sound technical understanding prior to designing solutions. ECT has successfully applied our knowledge and experience to solve numerous environmental challenges. Our projects have ranged from small, specialty tasks to complex, long-term, multimillion dollar efforts. 14
  • Futurity, Inc. – CWCC Founding Member 5121 North Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60640 Phone: 773-506-2007 Fax: 773-506-8921 www.futurityinc.com Contact: David Bier President E-mail: davidbier@futurityinc.com Member, Chicago Wilderness Green Infrastructure Vision Task Force Member, Chicago Wilderness Green Infrastructure Vision/CMAP 2040, Plan Integration Work Group Member, Chicago Wilderness Development Committee Member, Chicago Wilderness Spatial Data Management Advisory Group Member, various grant writing teams Founded in 1994, Futurity, Inc. specializes in the development, analysis and management of spatial data for the purposes of land planning and management. Organizations look to Futurity to provide a better understanding of environmental conditions; create innovative systems for integrating and sharing information; and design new ways of working. Futurity’s complimentary technical capacities, ranging from remote sensing to web-based decision-support systems, result in complete cutting-edge solutions. Our detailed land-cover maps—derived from multispectral aerial and satellite imagery—supply critical insight. Our web-accessible databases expand the collection and sharing of information. And the tools and systems we program leverage and transform work. Combined, it is our aptitude for generating complete, sophisticated, and forward-thinking solutions to diverse needs that sets Futurity apart. 15
  • GRAEF www.graef-usa.com Contact: Eric Parker Senior Wetland Scientist/Principal One Honey Creek Corporate Center, 125 South 84th Street, Suite 401, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53214 -1470 E-mail: eric.parker@graef-usa.com Phone: 414-266-9041 Cell: 414-412-0269 Member, Corporate Council Day of Service Task Force Contact: Julie Paschal Environmental Scientist 8501 West Higgins Road, Suite 280, Chicago, Illinois 60631-2801 E-mail: julie.paschal@graef-usa.com Phone: 773-399-0112 Cell: 312-286-3689 Member, Corporate Council Day of Service Task Force Established in 1961, GRAEF is a leading U.S. consulting firm, as ranked by Engineering News Record Magazine, with over 300 engineers and scientists. Providing our clients with the highest level of technical expertise has been a priority and a hallmark of our business. Our technical personnel are able to address all phases of analysis, design, restoration, monitoring and adaptive management. We specialize in natural resource management for many types of clients including land conservancies, nature preserves, municipalities and utilities; GIS services; hydrology and hydrogeology; surface water planning; wetland services; landscape architecture; rare and endangered species surveys and permitting; sustainable design; land information management; and environmental engineering services including documentation. Innovate - We have a team of specialists who offer a broad spectrum of land conservation and natural resource management skills. Our services range from natural resource inventory through habitat evaluation, groundwater modeling and design services for mitigation and restoration of existing habitats. Our staff includes biologists, ecologists, wetland scientists, soil scientists, GIS professionals, hydrogeologists and hydrologists. The services we provide can be tailored to address a specific project challenge, or we can assume total project responsibility from planning and data gathering through permitting and implementation. Integrate - The integration of natural systems and the built environment is evolving into an ever-more complex mosaic of integrated land use management challenges. As partners with our clients, we assume a professional responsibility in achieving their scheduling, fiscal and functional goals, while maintaining an ultimate responsibility for the protection of our shared environment. This is best achieved though active communication, sensitivity to our clients’ requirements and limitations and the multidisciplinary appreciation of scientific, cultural and engineering disciplines. Collaborate - A well-qualified Natural Resources Management Team must bring about sustained protection to environmentally sensitive areas while enhancing and restoring adjacent areas. This team must have a broad background in ecology, erosion control measures, stormwater management, soil science, and state and federal permit restrictions. Our experience and understanding of natural resources in the Midwest makes the GRAEF team well-qualified to prepare plans and strategies to restore, protect and enhance the natural resources on project sites. 16
  • Hey and Associates, Inc. 26575 West Commerce Drive, Suite, 601, Volo, Illinois 60073 Phone: 847-740-0888 x14 Fax: 847-740-2888 www.heyassoc.com Contact: Vincent Mosca Senior Ecologist E-mail: volo@heyassoc.com Hey and Associates, Inc. has been a leader in water and natural resources consulting in the Chicago area for over 30 years. During that time, Hey has worked with an array of private and public sector clients looking for ways to protect, preserve, and enhance resources as well as to avoid and minimize impacts to resources when developments occur. Hey staff initially specialized in wetlands, but over the years expanded its focus to include expertise in virtually all aspects of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Hey’s staff has the training, experience, and equipment needed to conduct a range of environmental base surveys, including wetland delineations, floristic and other functional habitat assessments, tree surveys, listed species surveys, and fish, mussel, and aquatic plant and macroinvertebrate surveys. Hey’s water resources planning and engineering skills embrace current technologies such as best management practices (BMPs) for stormwater management, low-impact development strategies, bioengineering, and native landscaping. Hey has conducted a number of anti-degradation studies to assess the impact of wastewater discharges and wetland fills. Hey’s environmental planning, landscape design, and impact avoidance skills have been significant elements of larger projects such as riverwalks, community and regional parks, trail projects, and other urban design projects. In addition, Hey has a broad range of wetland mitigation and restoration project experience, including small on-site projects of only a few acres to very large restoration projects and mitigation banks. Hey has a drain tile investigation division that has conducted over 200 subsurface drainage investigations. The ability to locate, assess, GPS record, and map these subsurface structures has led to several successful wetland restorations. Hey has developed and implemented plans to create new natural resources, preserve existing ones, restore degraded resources, and mitigate for those which unavoidably must be impacted. Hey’s design solutions have always tried to mesh habitat protection and restoration with flood control, stormwater management, and water quality protection—the same combination of multipurpose functions found in wetlands and stream systems. Hey’s field services staff is available for seeding and planting projects as well for conducting monitoring and management tasks. Experienced ecological restorationists know how to plant and seed to field conditions and how to bring restoration projects from planning stage to successful fruition. Seeders, ATVs, and herbicide spray rigs, and other ecological restoration equipment are all available for project use. 17
  • Hitchcock Design Group 221 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, Illinois 60540 Phone: 630-961-1787 Fax: 630-961-9925 www.hitchcockdesigngroup.com Contact: Steve Konters, ASLA, LEED AP Principal E-mail: skonters@hitchcockdesigngroup.com Cell: 630-476-3578 Founded in 1980, Hitchcock Design Group is a 50-member planning and landscape architecture firm with offices in Naperville and Chicago, Illinois. Our staff, many of whom are LEED accredited, have produced an extensive portfolio of award-winning projects throughout the region. We employ a sustainable approach to our work by creating places that are attractive, functional, maintainable and environmentally sound as well as cost effective. Our goal is to improve the value of our clients’ land resources in a way that advances their missions and improves their communities. 18
  • HSBC – North America 26525 North Riverwoods Blvd, Mettawa, Illinois 60045 www.hsbcusa.com/corporateresponsibility Contact: Candice L. Allen Program Coordinator Community and Philanthropic Services E-mail: candice.l.allen@us.hsbc.com Phone: 224-544-3302 Fax: 224-552-3302 HSBC North America Holdings Inc. is one of the top ten largest financial services companies in the United States. HSBC – North America comprises all of HSBC’s U.S. and Canadian businesses with assets totaling $481.5 billion at 30 June, 2009. The company’s businesses serve customers in the following key areas: personal financial services, credit cards, specialty insurance products, commercial banking, private banking, and global banking and markets. Headquartered in London, HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organizations in the world. HSBC's international network comprises around 8,500 offices in 86 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. With listings on the London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges, shares in HSBC Holdings plc are held by around 220,000 shareholders in 119 countries and territories. The shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange in the form of American Depositary Receipts. Through an international network linked by advanced technology, including a rapidly growing e-commerce capability, HSBC provides a comprehensive range of financial services: personal financial services; commercial banking; corporate, investment banking and markets; private banking; and other activities. 19
  • Integrated Lakes Management 120 LeBaron Street, Waukegan, Illinois 60085 www.lakesmanagement.com Contact: Keith Gray President E-mail: kgray@lakesmanagement.com Phone: 847-244-6662 Fax: 847-244-0261 Cell: 847-757-7885 Integrated Lakes Management is dedicated to the safe, long-term management of natural resources. With additional offices in the Chicago Wilderness region, ILM serves Northeastern Illinois, Southeastern Wisconsin and Northwestern Indiana. ILM has been providing aquatic expertise for more than 20 years, and offers a broad range of environmental services encompassing both aquatic and terrestrial environments. They are the local experts in consulting, management and ecological restoration needs. 20
  • JFNew – CWCC Founding Member Illinois: 6605 Steger Road, Unit A, Monee, Illinois 60449 Phone: 708-534-3450 Fax: 708-534-3480 Corporate Office: 708 Roosevelt Road, Walkerton, Indiana 46574 Phone: 574-586-3400 Fax: 574-586-3446 www.jfnew.com Contact: Anngie Richter Regional Director, Illinois E-mail: arichter@jfnew.com Cell: 708-516-2544 Member, Corporate Council Day of Service Task Force Contact: Mike Lancioni Vice-President, Director of Services E-mail: mlancioni@jfnew.com Cell: 574-229-8739 JFNew is an experienced ecological services firm that has been providing sound client-focused solutions to challenging environmental issues since 1989 throughout the Midwest. Our team of more than 130 professionals provides the full range of ecological consulting and restoration services and operates one of the largest native plant nurseries in the nation with over 355 available species. Headquartered in Northwest Indiana, with regional offices in Monee, Illinois; Madison, Wisconsin; Grand Haven, Ann Arbor, and Lansing, Michigan; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Indianapolis, Indiana, our team can provide comprehensive ecological solutions throughout the Midwest. Typical work includes: watershed and stream enhancement, streambank restoration, watershed planning, environmental engineering and regulatory permitting, wetland investigation, mitigation design, endangered species consulting, natural systems for wastewater and stormwater treatment, archeology, cultural resource management, green infrastructure design and implementation, and native plant nursery supply. 21
  • Kenny Construction Company 2215 Sanders Road, Suite 400, Northbrook, Illinois 60062 Phone: 847-919-8200 www.kennyconstruction.com Contact: John E. Kenny, III Division Manager - Energy Solutions Email: jkenny3@kennyconstruction.com Phone: 847-541-8200 Today, integrity of people, structures, and workmanship, has provided the foundation with which Kenny Construction Company has built a reputation as a national contractor and construction management organization. Throughout our history, we have been committed to providing our clients with solid project performance and management. Commitment to our clients has transformed our firm from a small construction contractor formed in 1927 to a national company performing complex work from coast to coast. Our Chicago-based company remains a family owned and operated General Contractor. We currently maintain seven major operating groups, including Energy Solutions, Power Transmission and Distribution, Tunneling, Commercial Building, Transportation, Underground, and Construction Management Services. Our newest operating group, Energy Solutions, is currently working with the City of Chicago and the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA/Chicago) to reduce their energy costs by implementing energy conservation measures and installing ―Smart Meters‖ to reduce electrical consumption. As we continue to grow, we are striving to make Kenny Construction Company a leader in the ―green‖ movement of our industry for both our clients and the communities in which we work. 22
  • Kubasiak, Fylstra, Thorpe & Rotunno, P.C. 20 S. Clark Street, 29th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312.630.9600 www.kftrlaw.com Contact: Michael J. Quinn Email: mquinn@kftrlaw.com Phone: 312-629-6008 Cell: 312-576-2751 Fax: 312-630-7939 Chair, Corporate Council Prize/Award Task Force For legal solutions that deliver results, Kubasiak, Fylstra, Thorpe & Rotunno, P.C. is the answer to your legal needs. The firm occupies a unique position among small law firms by offering both complex litigation services and sophisticated transactional representation, turning problems into solutions. With extensive resources to address virtually any type of business or liability matter, the firm is able to integrate the skills, knowledge and experience of our legal team to achieve creative solutions with superior results. Having earned a reputation for the highest quality legal services, our experienced attorneys have made a name representing client interests both ethically and economically. Our formula for success: quality legal services on a timely basis at a reasonable cost. To accomplish this, Kubasiak, Fylstra, Thorpe & Rotunno, P.C. maintains close working relationships with its clients and pairs the firm’s areas of experience with client needs. 23
  • Land Resource Management Group 1336 Main Street, Second Floor, Crete, Illinois 60417 Phone: 708-279-7484 Fax: 708-279-7485 www.lrmg.net Contact: Paul Vicari President E-mail: pvicari@lrmg.net Cell: 815-955-1490 Land Resource Management Group (LRMG) was thoughtfully assembled in response to a growing demand for professional expertise in ecological consultation, landscape design, and restoration management work throughout the Chicago metropolitan region. Founded in June 2004, LRMG stressed from its beginning a multidisciplinary approach to help clients improve their land and water resources. LRMG philosophy is simple: ―Land to Water Stewardship.‖ Economic growth and prosperity within the built world can be accomplished in concert with sound environmental design that strategically ensures the long-term vitality of land and water resources. We address the challenge of natural resource stewardship by promoting the best research-based land use practices, by providing innovative yet practical product delivery, and by fostering strategic partnerships across civic, public, and private sectors. Our expert professionals engage our clients and their stakeholders in an interactive exchange of ideas to generate the highest quality work in the field. Consisting of restoration ecologists, wetland scientists, landscape architects, environmental engineers, greenspace planners – supported by a team of AutoCAD/GIS technicians and graphic artists – this interdisciplinary team achieves real-world results. 24
  • McGinty Bros., Inc. 3744 Cuba Road, Long Grove, Illinois 60047-7598 Phone: 847-438-5161 www.mcgintybros.com Contact: Will Duncan Field Restoration Manager E-mail: wduncan@mcgintybros.com Phone: 847-526-9322 Cell: 847-417-5106 McGinty Bros., established in 1955, offers 15 years of experience as a prairie seeding and wetland restoration contractor. Services include drill and hydro seeding, prairie and wetland plantings, prescribed burning, control of invasive species, and stream bank stabilization. The company also specializes in complete tree care. 25
  • Midwest Generation EME, LLC 440 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3500, Chicago, Illinois 60605 Phone: 312-583-6125 Fax: 312-583-4917 www.edison.com Contact: Susan Olavarria Director, Communications Government Affairs, Edison Mission Group E-mail: solavarria@mwgen.com Cell: 312-952-2817 Midwest Generation is an independent power producer operating six major power plants in Illinois. Its plants are located in Chicago, Waukegan, Joliet, Romeoville, and Pekin. Headquartered in Chicago, the company is a subsidiary of Edison Mission Group (EMG) of Irvine, California. Midwest Generation has about 1,200 Illinois employees, and can generate enough electricity to meet the needs of about 8 million homes. In December 2006, the company entered into an agreement with the State of Illinois to undertake a comprehensive environmental improvement project that will reduce air emissions at all of its sites over the next 10 years, including the installation of mercury emission controls beginning in 2008. In addition, EMG has begun preconstruction work on a large wind farm in Lee and Bureau counties in north central Illinois. 26
  • Natural Resources Consulting, Inc. - NRC Corporate Office: 209 Commerce Parkway, P.O. Box 128, Cottage Grove, Wisconsin 53527 Phone: 608-839-1998 Fax: 608-839-1995 www.nrcdifference.com Contact: Bill Poole Senior Principal Scientist Email: bpoole@nrc-inc.net Phone: 608-839-2008 Contact: Dominic Kempson Senior Scientist Email: dkempson@nrc-inc.net Phone: (608) 839-2014 Cell: (262) 309-9997 Contact: Joe Pagliara Senior Principal Scientist Email: jpagliara@nrc-inc.net Phone: 715-344-9480 Natural Resources Consulting, Inc. provides environmental consulting and ecological management services throughout the United States. We serve a diverse clientele ranging in size from single parcel owners to multi- state linear infrastructure projects. Our clients include industry, private developers, government agencies, and municipalities. We are actively involved in utility projects throughout the greater-Midwest. Typical services include siting/routing and licensing studies, state case development and support, environmental permitting and mitigation, construction compliance assistance, habitat restoration, and mitigation monitoring. We have built a strong trust with our clients and regulatory agencies as we implement practical, proven approaches and solutions to complex environmental issues. Offices are located in Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Colorado. 27
  • Nicor Gas 1844 Ferry Road, Naperville, Illinois 60563 Phone: 630-983-8676 www.nicor.com Contact: James Jerozal, Jr. General Manager, Environmental Health & Safety E-mail: jjeroza@nicor.com Phone: 630-388-3390 Cell: 630-878-7975 Chair, Corporate Council Member, Chicago Wilderness Executive Council Member, Chicago Wilderness Steering Committee Contact: Somali Tomczak Senior Manager, Environmental, Health & Safety E-mail: stomcza@nicor.com Phone: 630-388-2837 Cell: 815-693-0126 Member, Corporate Council Internship Task Force Nicor Gas is one of the nation's largest gas distribution companies. Owned by Nicor, Inc. (NYSE: GAS) a holding company, Nicor Gas has provided safe, reliable and cost-effective natural gas services for more than 50 years. The Company serves over two million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. 28
  • Pizzo & Associates, Ltd. 10729 Pine Road, Leland, Illinois 60531 Phone: 815-495-2300 Fax: 815-498-4406 www.pizzo.info Contact: Jack Pizzo Senior Ecologist & Landscape Architect E-mail: jack@pizzo.info Cell: 815-351-3250 Contact: Nick Zaluzec Ecologist/Landscape Architect E-mail: Nickz@pizzo.info Cell: 815-762-1993 Pizzo & Associates, Ltd. is a full-service ecological consulting and contracting firm with offices in Illinois and Michigan. 2008 marks our 20th year in business. We have served our clients well and have been rewarded with longevity not typically seen in the green industry. Our full range of services provides the project owner/manager with a turnkey approach. We pride ourselves on cost-effective solutions that deliver on-the- ground results. In the last three years, we have won 25 awards for ecological planting, installation and maintenance. Visit our website (www.pizzo.info) for more information. 29
  • RFP Mapping, LLC 950 Pyott Road - Suite 100, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014 Phone: 815-477-3480 Fax: 815-477-3498 www.rfpmappingllc.com Contact: Bill Peel Partner Email: bpeel@rfpmappingllc.com Phone: 847-367-8931 Fax: 847-367-7806 Cell: 847-309-1611 Chair, Corporate Council Marketing Task Force Member, Chicago Wilderness Communications Committee Member, Chicago Wilderness Green Infrastructure Vision Task Force Contact: Marla Gamze-Pendergrast Partner Email: mpendergrast@rfpmappingllc.com Phone: 815-477-3480 Fax: 815-477-3498 Cell: 815-354-4033 RFP Mapping LLC, a female majority-owned company, specializes in utilizing high-resolution satellite and aerial imagery for applications in urban planning, design and site analysis; forestry assessment/planning and landscape education; storm water and natural resource management; sustainable development; economic growth studies; agriculture and invasive species management, and many others. RFP Mapping is committed to providing products and services that promote a sustainable future and integrate ecological practices in its everyday functions. Customer solutions are fully integrated with efforts to protect natural resources while at the same time meeting clients’ needs. 30
  • SET Environmental, Inc. 450 Sumac Road, Wheeling, Illinois 60090 Phone: 847-537-9221 Fax: 847-537-9265 www.setenv.com Contact: Meredith Cywinski Account Manager E-mail: mcywinski@setenv.com Cell: 708-334-6587 Liaison Officer, Chicago Wilderness Corporate Council Member, LNCI Leadership Task Force Contact: Brian McGowan Manager, Sustainable Practices Division E-mail: bmcgowan@setenv.com Cell: 847-863-9653 Chair, Corporate Council Internship Task Force Member, Chicago Wilderness Climate Change Task Force Member, Chicago Wilderness Natural Resources, and Aquatics Task Force Combining a tradition of integrity, innovation, and excellence, SET Environmental, Inc. provides environmental management services to a nationwide client base from seven locations throughout the United States. Founded in Wheeling, Illinois in 1978, the firm currently employs more than 200 people, including over 100 environmental experts. SET’s niche for excelling in technically demanding projects has resulted in a service line offering that includes emergency spill response, environmental remediation, gas cylinder disposal, hazardous waste transportation, industrial cleaning, hazardous waste management and high hazard remediation. In 2009 SET started a National Sustainable Practices Division (NSPD) focused on sound and sustainable solutions to challenging environmental problems. A primary focus of the NSPD is researching and employing technology such as phytoremediation and constructed treatment wetlands to remediate contaminated soil and water. Other NSPD client services include rainwater recapture and reuse practices, wetland delineation and permitting, soil erosion and sediment control, and restoration of native ecosystems. The NSPD also oversees and implements sustainable practices within SET. Even as we thrive on meeting the challenges and needs of a technically demanding national clientele, SET continues to reflect the personal warmth, ethics, and professional dedication of its founders. We share considerable respect for each other’s chemical, geotechnical, mechanical, engineering and environmental expertise and enjoy the experience of working together. SET is proud of its team approach, blending engineering and technical skills to develop and implement the most appropriate and efficient environmental management technologies for our clients. 31
  • Tallgrass Restoration, LLC 2221 Hammond Drive, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-3813 Phone: 847-925-9830 - 877-699-8300 Fax: 847-925-9840 www.tallgrassrestoration.com Contact: Mike Fitzpatrick President E-mail: mike.fitzpatrick@tallgrassrestoration.com Member, Corporate Council Congress Track Task Force Tallgrass Restoration is a full-service ecological restoration company providing ecological solutions within both public and private settings. Our services include controlled burning, invasive species control, native habitat installation, project design and management, and shoreline restoration/erosion control using bio-engineering materials and native plants. We provide complete landscape services to enhance the beauty and improve your land and water quality; increasing biodiversity by capitalizing and maintaining the unique characteristics of wetland, woodland and prairie ecosystems. We restore the health, integrity and beauty of our clients' land and water resources. 32
  • Unilever 2200 Cabot Drive, Lisle, Illinois 60532 www.unilever.com Contact: Rochelle Ryan Technical Project Manager - Sustainability Email: rochelle.ryan@unilever.com Phone: 630-955-5598 Cell: 630-390-4950 Cheryl Pinto AFM (Finance) - South Division Email: cheryl.pinto@unilever.com Phone: 630-955-5421 Lisa Carlson Development Nutritionist Email: lisa.carlson@unilever.com Phone: 630-955-5314 Unilever [NYSE: UL, UN] aims to add vitality to life by meeting everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care. Each day around the world, consumers make 160 million decisions to purchase Unilever products. The company has approximately 174,000 employees in 150 countries and generated annual sales of more than $54 billion in 2007. Unilever Foodsolutions is the foodservice unit of Unilever. Unilever Foodsolutions brings the expertise behind Unilever’s leading brands—such as Hellmann’s®, Knorr® and Lipton®—to restaurant operators, distributors and other foodservice customers. The North American business, based in Lisle, Illinois, includes approximately 1,100 people in the United States and Canada. For more information about Unilever and its brands, visit www.unilever.com. For more information, please visit www.unileverfoodsolutions.com. 33
  • V3 Companies 7325 Janes Avenue, Suite 100, Woodridge, Illinois 60517 Phone: 630-729-9200 Fax: 630-724-9202 www.v3co.com Contact: Tom Slowinski Director of Wetland & Ecology Group E-mail: tslowinski@v3co.com Phone: 630-729-6285 The Natural Resources Division of V3 Companies is involved in the creation, restoration and enhancement of natural environments. Our design-build-manage approach has been successfully applied to wetland creation and enhancement, stream restoration, and prairie and woodland restoration. V3 is currently involved in the ecological restoration of 480 acres of the Hadley Valley Preserve along Spring Creek in Will County. V3 Companies also provides the following services: environmental investigations and remediation, water resources engineering, site engineering and design, surveying, infrastructure planning and design, construction management and contracting. 34
  • WRD Environmental – CWCC Founding Member Chicago Center for Green Technology 445 North Sacramento Blvd, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60612 Phone: 773-722-9870 www.wrdenvironmental.com Contact: Geoff Deigan President E-mail: gdeigan@wrdenvironmental.com Phone: 773-722-9870 x118 WRD Environmental is an ecological consulting firm that creates and fosters environmentally responsible urban landscapes. It designs, installs, manages and consults on landscape projects and programs that conserve natural resources, promote sustainability, cultivate biodiversity and restore nature's balance. From reducing urban heat islands, creating wildlife sanctuaries, and reviving degraded land and shorelines, to complementing green-building initiatives through ecologically-driven design, WRD employs the full range of best practices to elevate environmental planning and management. It strives to provide healthy and sustainable environments that are not only attractive but also responsible to current and future generations. 35
  • Chicago Wilderness Corporate Council Members A L Applied Ecological Services, Inc. ...................... 3 Land Resource Management Group ................ 24 Atrium .......................................................... 4 M B McGinty Bros., Inc....................................... 25 Ball Horticultural Co. ...................................... 5 Midwest Generation EME, LLC ...................... 26 BP America Inc. ............................................. 6 Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. .. 7 N C Natural Resources Consulting, Inc. - NRC ........ 27 Nicor Gas.................................................. 28 Cantigny Park ............................................... 8 Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. ............. 10 ComEd ...................................................... 12 P Cowhey Gudmundson Leder, Ltd. ................... 13 Pizzo & Associates, Ltd. ................................ 29 E R Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc. .... 14 RFP Mapping, LLC ....................................... 30 F S Futurity, Inc. ................................................ 15 SET Environmental, Inc. ................................. 31 G T GRAEF ....................................................... 16 Tallgrass Restoration, LLC .............................. 32 The Care of Trees .......................................... 9 H U Hey and Associates, Inc. ............................... 17 Hitchcock Design Group ............................... 18 Unilever ..................................................... 33 HSBC – North America ................................ 19 V I V3 Companies ............................................ 34 Integrated Lakes Management ........................ 20 W J WRD Environmental ..................................... 35 JF New ...................................................... 21 K Kenny Construction Company ........................ 22 Kubasiak, Fylstra, Thorpe & Rotunno, P.C. ........ 23 36
  • Chicago Wilderness Corporate Council Members By Category Aquatics Resources Management Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc. .....................................................................................13 Integrated Lakes Management .........................................................................................................19 Construction/General Contractor Kenny Construction Company .........................................................................................................21 Consumer Products Unilever.......................................................................................................................................33 Database Engineering Futurity ........................................................................................................................................14 Design Services Atrium ...........................................................................................................................................4 Cowhey Gudmundson Leder, Ltd. (Conservation Design)......................................................................12 Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc. .....................................................................................13 GRAEF ........................................................................................................................................15 Hitchcock Design Group (Landscape Architecture) ..............................................................................17 Land Resource Management Group (Landscape Architecture)................................................................23 V3 Companies .............................................................................................................................34 WRD Environmental (Landscape Architecture) .....................................................................................35 Ecological Consulting & Contracting Applied Ecological Services, Inc. .......................................................................................................3 Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. ..............................................................................................10 GRAEF ........................................................................................................................................15 Integrated Lakes Management .........................................................................................................19 JFNew ........................................................................................................................................20 Kenny Construction Company. ........................................................................................................22 Land Resource Management Group .................................................................................................23 McGinty Bros., Inc. .......................................................................................................................24 Natural Resources Consulting, Inc. (NRC)..........................................................................................26 Pizzo & Associates, Ltd. .................................................................................................................28 SET Environmental, Inc. ..................................................................................................................30 Tallgrass Restoration, LLC ................................................................................................................32 V3 Companies .............................................................................................................................34 WRD Environmental.......................................................................................................................35 Energy BP America Inc. (Oil and natural gas production)..................................................................................6 ComEd (Electricity production) .........................................................................................................11 Midwest Generation EME, LLC (Electricity production) .........................................................................25 Nicor Gas (Natural gas distribution) .................................................................................................27 37
  • Engineering & Consulting Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. ...................................................................................7 Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. ..............................................................................................10 Cowhey Gudmundson Leder, Ltd. ....................................................................................................12 GRAEF ........................................................................................................................................15 Environmental Law Kubasiak, Fylstra, Thorpe & Rotunno, P.C. ............ ............................................................................22 Financial Services HSBC – North America .................................................................................................................18 Floriculture Ball Horticultural Co. .......................................................................................................................5 Geospatial Data Management Futurity ........................................................................................................................................14 Natural Resources Consulting, Inc. (NRC)..........................................................................................26 RFP Mapping, LLC.........................................................................................................................29 Nursery Stock JFNew ........................................................................................................................................20 Pizzo & Associates, Ltd. .................................................................................................................28 Parks & Recreation Cantigny .......................................................................................................................................8 Planning Atrium ...........................................................................................................................................4 Cowhey Gudmundson Leder, Ltd. ....................................................................................................12 Futurity ........................................................................................................................................14 GRAEF ........................................................................................................................................15 Hitchcock Design Group ................................................................................................................17 RFP Mapping, LLC.........................................................................................................................29 WRD Environmental.......................................................................................................................35 Remote Sensing Futurity ........................................................................................................................................14 Restoration Atrium ...........................................................................................................................................4 The Care of Trees (Woodland) ..........................................................................................................9 Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. ..............................................................................................10 Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc. .....................................................................................13 GRAEF ........................................................................................................................................15 Integrated Lakes Management .........................................................................................................19 JFNew ........................................................................................................................................20 Land Resource Management Group .................................................................................................23 McGinty Bros., Inc. .......................................................................................................................24 Natural Resources Consulting, Inc. (NRC)..........................................................................................26 38
  • Restoration continued Pizzo & Associates, Ltd. .................................................................................................................28 SET Environmental, Inc. ..................................................................................................................30 Tallgrass Restoration ......................................................................................................................32 V3 Companies .............................................................................................................................34 WRD Environmental.......................................................................................................................35 Tree Care The Care of Trees ...........................................................................................................................9 McGinty Bros., Inc. .......................................................................................................................24 Water Resource Solutions Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. ...................................................................................7 Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. ..............................................................................................10 Cowhey Gudmundson Leder, Ltd. ....................................................................................................12 Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc. .....................................................................................13 GRAEF ........................................................................................................................................15 Hey & Associates, Inc. ...................................................................................................................16 Land Resource Management Group .................................................................................................23 SET Environmental, Inc. ..................................................................................................................30 V3 Companies .............................................................................................................................34 WRD Environmental.......................................................................................................................35 Web Programming Futurity ........................................................................................................................................14 39