HydroGeoLogic is the creative product of its founders who continue to envision and build a unique environmental and hydrological services organization that is committed to the following goals: Solving client problems in the most cost-effective manner utilizing state-of-the-art, efficient, and appropriate technology while monitoring customer satisfaction as our highest priority.
HGL is a full-service environmental science, engineering, and construction firm (small business under NAICS 562910) with over 25 years of experience responding to environmental challenges.
As a performance-based contractor, HGL excels at:
- Implementing cost-effective solutions
- Deploying advanced technologies
- Meeting milestone objectives under time critical and limited resource projects
- Successfully interacting with regulatory authorities and stakeholders.
HGL provides environmental engineering, remediation, and construction services, as well as Military Munitions Response Program support to the Department of Defense (DoD), US Air Force (USAF), US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), and other federal and state government clients.
An employee-owned company established in 1987, HGL has earned a reputation of continually exceeding customer expectations. The Engineering News-Record has listed HGL as one of the top 200 environmental firms since 2001. Consistent high quality work has resulted in repeat business, and has earned HGL “Blue” ratings from the USAF, ACASS ratings of “Excellent” from the USACE, and “Outstanding” ratings from the USEPA.
HGL is in the forefront of environmental technological expertise. In addition to emphasizing in-house technology development for environmental analysis, HGL is the prime contractor for DoD’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), supporting the evaluation and demonstration of innovative environmental technologies that solve complex environmental problems and reduce DoD operational costs.
HydroGeoLogic, Inc. was founded in 1987 by Peter S. Huyakorn, Ph.D. and John “Jack” Robertson, P.G., each who possessed an entrepreneurial spirit and love of science and technology.
Their first office located at 503 Carlyle Drive in Herndon, Virginia, was a small space that accommodated the founders, two geologists, an IT specialist, a field technician, and an administrator. It was from there, that the group supported HGL’s first contract performing modeling and software development for the EPA’s Office of Solid Waste, which remains a client to this day.
In 1990, Dr. Huyakorn officially became the company’s president, HGL was successful in its application for 8(a) status, and a decade of growth ensued. During this time, new business lines were launched and new clients such as AFCEC (formerly AFCEE), USACE, DOE, and state agencies were added. Later, in 1999, Mr. Robertson retired to Arizona, but is still a consultant to HGL, often providing expert witness testimony.
After graduating the 8(a) program in 2000, normally a very challenging transition period for small businesses, Dr. Huyakorn and company successfully competed for and were awarded several major ID/IQ environmental remediation services contracts. Staff and revenues over the next decade increased substantially, as well as HGL’s reputation for excellent service and innovation. Now, HGL’s nearly 400 employees provide Environmental, Remediation, Military Munitions Response, Water Resources, Architecture-Engineering, Energy, and Modeling and Optimization services to federal and state government and commercial clients worldwide.
HGL is fully committed to applying innovative science and technology to address environmental and resource management problems. HGL utilizes best management practices in incorporating sustainable practices into its business culture. HGL’s commitment to the principles of sustainability is reflected in the following statements of its corporate values:
HGL integrates science, engineering, technology, performance-based management, and innovative thinking to develop sustainable solutions for overcoming environmental challenges worldwide.
As a global leader in integrating simulations and optimal solutions for environmental, water resource, and energy management problems, HGL strives to leverage its understanding of the environmental, climate, energy, and sustainability challenges faced by its customer to support and improve their ongoing missions.
HGL’s Target Market
Worldwide concerns regarding safe water, clean air, and sustainable living environments will drive the environmental market in the future. Demand for HGL’s services will continue to grow as the world population increases and the U.S. government, state governments, foreign governments, industry, and other stakeholders seek to address critical long-term societal and natural resource issues. HGL will respond to these global demands by continually incorporating new technologies into its environmental remediation and water/energy management services.
- Over twenty five years of diverse experience providing sustainable environmental restoration solutions for government and private sector clients
- Consistently ranked near the top 100 firms within the Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Companies
- Seasoned program managers that have significant knowledge of environmental and energy technologies and can draw upon internal R&D capabilities
- Leaders in software development, optimization, visualization, and advanced modeling for environmental, energy and water resources challenges
- Globally connected and resourced with multiple contracts to respond worldwide to any environmental, remediation, MMR, water resources, A-E, or energy problem