2018 Sustaining Partners

For more information and instructions on how to become a Sustaining Partner, please contact Melissa Winne at melissawinne@e2tech.org.


Burns & McDonnell joined E2Tech as a Sustaining Champion in February 2017. Burns & McDonnell is a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental, and consulting solutions firm, based in Kansas City, Missouri, with an office location in Portland. Their multi-disciplined staff of 5,500 includes engineers, architects, construction professionals, planners, estimators, economists, technicians, and scientists representing virtually all design disciplines. They plan, design, permit, construct, and manage facilities all over the world, with one mission in mind: make their clients successful. In 2016 they gained national recognition, ranking sixteenth on the "Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For" list, and have received top workplace honors from more than 20 publications across the country.


Bernstein Shur Sawyer & Nelson is a New England- based law firm that advises clients from across the U.S. and around the world. Their 100+ award-winning attorneys and professionals practice in more than 20 critical areas and a variety of industries. Bernstein Shur was also recently named as one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in Maine. They believe that sophisticated doesn't have to mean stuffy, and they're not just accessible- they're approachable. They fight hard for their clients, but calm persistence and collaboration are often their weapons of choice. Most importantly, they believe that being mindful of their clients' bottom lines is ultimately better for their own. Over the past century, these values have become the essence of Bernstein Shur. And they produce better results- and better experiences- for their clients. Whether you are a small business owner, local municipality, or Fortune 500 company, they deliver smart, practical legal solutions that work over the long term.

Modern Grid Partners is a utility consulting firm that provides business and technology expertise to their customer's operations, projects, and future goals. Founded in 2015, Modern Grid Partners is headquartered in Portland, ME. Their team of professionals is comprised of engineers, business consultants, and project managers, all with smart grid expertise. They focus on increased operational performance and enhanced reliability by employing smart grid solutions. Their team members have supported customers around North America in bringing their visions to reality. Their specialties include: grid modernization strategy, program management, business case development, telecommunications, wireless network design, customer experience, and stakeholder engagement. From RFP to project close-out, their team can do it!


Cianbro has supported E2Tech since 2013 and became a Sustaining Steward in March 2017. Cianbro was founded in 1949 and is now one of the United States' largest, most diverse, successful, open shop, 100% employee-owned (30th largest in the United States) construction and construction services companies. Presently operating in more than 40 states, 12 markets, and employing over 4,000 team members, Cianbro manages and self-performs civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, fabrication, and coating. As the recipient of over 68 years of awards, Cianbro has been nationally recognized as the Contractor of the Year and the Healthiest and Safest Company in America. 

East Brown Cow Management, Inc. has supported E2Tech since 2011 and became a Sustaining Steward in February 2017. East Brown Cow Management, Inc. and its affiliates comprise a real estate management, investment, and development company, established in the summer of 1989 by 26-year-old Tim Soley with brothers David and Jack. Since then, East Brown Cow has grown significantly. The company's portfolio includes a mix of office, retail, and flex space in the Greater Portland area. They prefer to modernize the infrastructure of its older, historic properties making certain that these architecturally important buildings remain vital elements in their neighborhoods. East Brown Cow has earned a reputation for providing first-class service to its tenants and for its commitment to the neighborhoods where its properties are located. 

Eaton Peabody has supported E2Tech since 2011 and became a Sustaining Steward in July 2018. Eaton Peabody is a Maine-based law firm with attorneys serving New England and Atlantic Canada from offices in Augusta, Bangor, Brunswick, Ellsworth, and Portland. Their lawyers offer sophisticated legal expertise that emphasizes responsive client service. Many of their lawyers are prominent in their fields of practice, and a number have been recognized by their peers in such publications as Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Martindale-Hubbell and Super Lawyers.

HDR, Inc. has supported E2Tech since 2012 and became a Sustaining Steward in April 2017. HDR specializes in engineering, architecture, environmental, and construction services. While they are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, they provide much more than that. They create an unshakable foundation for progress because their multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts, and artists. Their employees, working in 225 locations around the world, including one in Portland, push open the doors to what's possible each and every day. 

Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) has supported E2Tech since 2011 and became a Sustaining Steward in February 2017. Ocean Renewable Power Company is a global leader in hydrokinetic power system technology and project solutions. They are a committed and experienced team of professionals that sets a high standard for environmentally risky electricity generation in "islanded" communities. Worldwide they are the only company to have built, operated, and delivered power to a utility grid from a hydrokinetic tidal project, and to a local microgrid from a hydrokinetic river project. ORPC is committed to working with local communities, partners, and supply chains, ensuring that projects create economic opportunities for host communities and are compatible with other water users. 

Perkins Thompson has supported E2Tech since 2011 and became a Sustaining Steward in February 2017. Perkins Thompson has been providing legal services to U.S. and Canadian businesses, institutions, and individuals for nearly 150 years. They represent major banking, utilities, energy, manufacturing, hospitality, oil and gas, real estate, forest products, and retail and wholesale distribution businesses, as well as innovative start-ups, emerging companies, entrepreneurs, private foundations, non-profit organizations, and families and individuals. They provide their clients with excellent, innovative, and cost-effective representation in a full range of general and specialized practice areas. Their moderate size assures personal attention by experienced, knowledgeable, and highly responsive practitioners.

ReVision Energy has supported E2Tech since 2011 and became a Sustaining Steward in February 2017. ReVision Energy is a full service renewable energy contracting company that provides a full range of engineering, design, installation, and equipment service for homes, businesses, municipal buildings, and nonprofits. They are trusted as the industry leader in solar design, installation, and service in northern New England. They achieve their vision by maintaining the highest standards of technical accomplishment and customer satisfaction. Fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in the region are shrinking as a result of their installations. ReVision Energy is pleased to announce that their efforts have been formally recognized and they are officially a Certified B Corporation.

RLC Engineering, LLC is a Maine-based consulting firm offering a full range of services in the Electric Utility and Power Engineering field. From initial concept to final commissioning, they specialize in the areas of Power System Studies, Power Delivery, and Power Generation including solar, wind, and biomass. In addition to serving the needs of transmission and distribution owners, RLC Engineering is also a leader in evaluating and supporting the development of renewable energy resource projects. Through their team's veteran leadership, they have the knowledge and experience to solve any engineering challenges that come their way. RLC's team of more than 50 technical professionals encompass the expertise to efficiently plan, design, and engineer electrical facilities. 

Sevee & Maher Engineers has supported E2Tech since 2011 and became a Sustaining Steward in February 2017. Sevee & Maher Engineers, Inc. (SME) solves complex engineering problems with practical, real world solutions. Their staff provides technical expertise in hydrogeology, civil, environmental, wastewater, geotechnical and chemical engineering, and environmental management. From Maine to Florida, and North Carolina to California, they have provided public agencies and private clients with sustainable solutions to a diversity of issues for over 25 years. SME is dedicated to providing individualized service to each and every client.

Stantec has supported E2Tech since 2011 and became a Sustaining Steward in February 2017. The Stantec community unites approximately 22,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. Their work- engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics, from initial project concept and planning through design, construction, and commissioning- begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. With a long-term commitment to the people and places they serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. 

Summit Natural Gas became a Sustaining Steward in September 2017. Summit Natural Gas of Maine is a subsidiary of Summit Utilities, Inc., located in Augusta, and specializes in delivering natural gas to residences and businesses of all sizes. Summit builds underground natural gas steel transmission and polyethylene distribution lines using the most modern materials and equipment. Summit is proud of its exceptional safety record - during its 18 years in business Summit Utilities, Inc. has never had a major accident. Summit is developing long-lasting relationships with thousands of Maine residents and businesses, and strong partnerships in the communities where it does business. 

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services worldwide. They are a diverse company, including individuals with expertise in science, research, engineering, construction, and information technology. Tetra Tech's innovative, sustainable solutions help their clients address their water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development challenges. They are proud to be home to leading technical experts in every sector and to use that expertise throughout the project life cycle. Their commitment to safety is ingrained in their culture and at the forefront of every project. Tetra Tech's strength is in collectively providing integrated services - delivering the best solutions to meet their clients' needs.

Texas Instruments (TI) has supported E2Tech since 2011 and became a Sustaining Steward in December 2016. TI's analog and embedded processing products power electronics across every industry and help to make the world smarter, safer, greener, healthier, and more fun. They engage early with their customers and learn as much as they can about their needs to continually produce new, innovative technologies for future applications. In 1930 Texas Instruments started out as a small oil and gas company, then focused on defense systems electronics in the late 1940s. With the invention of the integrated circuit in 1958, TI entered the semiconductor business, devising microprocessors in the 1970s and digital signal processors in the 1980s. Now, they are a global Fortune 500 technology company with more than 40,000 patents to their name.

TRC has supported E2Tech since 2013 and became a Sustaining Steward in June 2018. A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a global consulting, engineering, and construction management firm that provides technology-enabled solutions to the power, oil and gas, environmental, and infrastructure markets. They strive to solve the challenges of making the Earth a better place to live - community by community and project by project. TRC has more than 4,000 employees located in 120 offices in the United States, the UK, and China. Closer to home, TRC has 5 offices and over 350 employees based in Maine and providing expertise to solve client’s design, compliance and permitting problems - from straightforward to complex - across many sectors of the state’s economy.

Unitil Corporation has supported E2Tech since 2014 and became a Sustaining Steward in December 2017. Unitil Corportaion provides energy for life by safely and reliably delivering natural gas and electricity in New England. They are committed to the communities they serve and to developing people, business practices and technologies that lead to dependable, more efficient energy. Unitil Corporation is a public utility holding company with operations in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Together, Unitil's operating utilities serve approximately 105,000 electric customers and 80,000 natural gas customers. Subsidiaries include Usource, Unitil's non-regulated business segment.

Verrill Dana, LLP has supported E2Tech since 2012 and became a Sustaining Steward in June 2017. Verrill Dana is a full service law firm with more than 130 attorneys and a growing number of service-based practice groups. The firm has a regional presence in the Northeast, with offices from Maine to Washington, D.C., allowing them to serve clients with interests across the country and around the world. Verrill Dana believes that its role as a leading New England business carries a corresponding obligation to give back to the communities in which they live and work. This obligation is fulfilled through the personal service of their lawyers and staff in numerous community organizations, the firm's prominent charitable giving program, and the direct provision of pro bono legal services.

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