Frequently Asked Questions
What are the advantages of a smaller firm like Ericsson Grant Inc?
We offer principal and senior-level staffing on all of our projects at competitive rates. Providing high-level staffing ultimately leads to cost-savings through improved efficiency in preparing the analysis and greater accuracy in document preparation.
Is Ericsson-Grant more responsive to clients needs than a larger environmental consulting firm?
Yes! EGI prides itself on responsiveness. We are in regular communication with clients providing updates on progress and identifying potential problem areas. EGI conducts weekly or bi-weekly team calls on most projects which allows everyone to be on the same page and avoids misunderstandings and losing valuable time having to re-do work efforts. As a general rule, we respond to e-mails and phone messages from clients within a 24-hour period.
As a small firm, how does EGI keep costs so low and the quality so high?
Our equation for affordability and quality is simple: efficiency and low-overhead. EGI provides experienced, competent staff able to get up to speed quickly on projects and get the job done. EGI does not waste resources on unnecessary overhead. Our staff is mobile, flexible, and responsive. There is no organizational hierarchy with multiple layers of staffing taking a piece of your project’s valuable budget. The hours we bill directly reflect staff and administrative time specific to your project void of overhead which provides no value added to the end product. Without the encumbrance of large corporate office space requiring heating, cooling, and furnishing, EGI is able to pass savings along to our clients. Likewise, by not occupying an office space, EGI staff avoids commute trips and parking in large asphalt areas with potential to create heat islands. In doing so, EGI is staying true to its core values to reduce our carbon footprint and preserve the environment.
What are the acronyms used on this website?
- CEQA - California Environmental Quality Act
- NEPA – National Environmental Policy Act
- EIR – Environmental Impact Report
- EIS – Environmental Impact Statement
- EA – Environmental Assessment
- IS – Initial Study
- MND – Mitigated Negative Declaration
- CDP – Coastal Development Permit
- NSP3 – Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3