ROOTS IN COLORADO.
The year was 1982. USA Today published its first issue, Scott Fahlman from Carnegie Mellon suggested the use of emoticons in email, The Weather Channel aired on cable television, Time’s Man of the Year was “The Computer,” the first National Snowboard race was held. And Drew and Lark McCoy launched an environmental engineering firm called McCoy and Associates in Lakewood, Colorado, a sleepy western suburb of Denver, tucked at the base of the Rocky Mountains.
At the time, McCoy had two goals. Provide clear, accurate, technically detailed content to satisfy environmental personnel who had to deal with complex regulatory issues—and then comply with them—in day-to-day operations within plants and facilities. And, second, provide enough explanation that business and facility managers could understand the impact of the environmental regulations on their business and on critical manufacturing trends.
Over three decades later, our guiding principles remain depth, neutrality, and clarity.
RESEARCH. WRITE. PRESENT.
How do you climb a 14,000-foot peak? One step at a time. With 53 fourteeners in our backyard, many of us at McCoy have personally experienced this.
The same step-by-step process is crucial to understanding environmental regs, and over the years we’ve honed our capabilities in bringing this process to life. For example, we actually like doing regulatory research, so we immerse ourselves in it 365 days a year. We’ve also become highly efficient and productive, because as many seasoned environmental managers know, unfocused regulatory research is like wandering without a compass.
McCoy has developed techniques and tools to help guide you through the regs, including how to ask the right questions to avoid box canyons and cliffs. We help people understand what problem they’re really trying to solve. And we help people think through the regulatory process to get to the answer they really need. Certainty is a big part of our efficiency and productivity story.
So if you’re on the mountain, take a guide you can trust.
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Zach Langsley Norman
Zach Langsley Norman