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Passionate, Creative,
Effective.

Rubik works nationwide to help our clients address the most challenging environmental issues in a wide variety of regulatory climates.

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Rubik’s Recipe for Success?

We’ve built our business on three key pillars that set us apart .

Relationships, Creativity and Culture.

Relationships

We understand that success for our clients depends on having strong, sincere relationships with all stake holders.

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Creativity

In addition to our technical expertise, we pride ourselves on developing creative ideas to address our clients’ needs rather than defaulting to a cookie-cutter approach.

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Culture

A great culture attracts great people. Based on our amazing staff and outstanding clients, we must be getting it right.

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“At Rubik, we are passionate, original thinkers who effectively cultivate relationships to solve complex environmental issues.”

Todd Leonard, Founder.

Innovative environmental solutions? That’s what we do.

Our team of technical professionals uses a multidisciplinary approach to discover complete and thorough solutions to our clients' environmental issues.

  • Environmental Compliance

  • Regulatory Negotiations

  • Environmental Investigations

  • Remediation

  • Risk Assessment

Environmental Compliance

At Rubik, we don’t see compliance as a necessary evil or regulatory burden standing in the way of conducting business. Rather, we embrace it as an opportunity to find creative, holistic solutions to address a multitude of issues. This approach often results in effective collaboration between operational staff, landowners, lenders, regulators and the environmental compliance team. We also critically analyze the applicability of a regulation or other requirement before developing a compliance strategy. This ensures that we address the relevant issues and don’t create liability. Additionally, we help our clients comply with environmental liability accounting and reporting requirements.

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Regulatory Negotiations

We pride ourselves on being skilled and successful negotiators who achieve practical results for our clients. By their nature, negotiations often start with divergent points of view. Through our leadership, we facilitate productive dialogue and develop collegial teams that work cohesively to reach common goals. Our success is based on establishing trust and credibility, being sensitive to regulatory limitations, and understanding our clients’ business drivers.

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Environmental Investigations

Prior to conducting an environmental investigation, we ensure that we are clear about how the data we collect will be used to accomplish our client’s objectives. This is achieved by developing a preliminary conceptual model that we continually refine as our understanding of the site conditions improves. This carefully considered, risk-based approach ensures that human health and the environment are protected, data gaps are addressed, and costs are minimized.

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Remediation

We conduct remediation to achieve purposeful objectives and not just to satisfy a regulatory mandate. We believe it is critical for all stakeholders to have realistic expectations of the success of a remedial strategy and to understand the costs and resources required prior to implementing it. While presumptive remedies are often utilized, we constantly optimize methodologies and stay abreast of the latest technologies to provide the most cost-effective solutions. This is particularly important when dealing with emerging contaminants.

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Risk Assessment

Risk assessment is the backbone of the environmental industry. We believe it should be at the forefront of every project. Without understanding the potential risks, it’s difficult to identify the appropriate solution. Our risk assessors excel at making seemingly complex concepts accessible and easily understood. This ensures that well-informed decisions are made based on actual concerns and not perceived issues. In addition to having a strong background in toxicology and fate and transport modeling, our risk assessment team has extensive experience conducting site investigations, remediation and regulatory negotiations. Our multi-disciplinary background establishes credibility in what is sometimes a skeptical regulatory environment.

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Extensive experience

We’ve helped clients throughout the country resolve a variety of environmental issues that range from the simple to the highly complex. Our technical expertise, negotiating skills and adaptability have been a key to our success at solving problems in a variety of regulatory environments in states all over the country.

Commitment to Community

Our business prospers in large part from giving back to the community. One of the main ways we do this is with our urban farm project– the Flint Street Farm. A former barren lot that we have transformed into a neighborhood centerpiece, the farm is adjacent to our headquarters in downtown Reno. We grow and donate thousands of pounds of vegetables and hundreds of bouquets of flowers annually to local food banks and food justice projects and offer educational programs for youth. By greening what had been an urban eyesore, and feeding those in need, the farm is a critical part of Rubik.