- To be the leading provider of environmental consulting and engineering services in the markets we serve
- To make client service our top priority
- To provide employees a place where they can live, grow, and thrive both professionally and personally
- To provide a comfortable, cooperative, supportive, and enjoyable work atmosphere
Company formed as Cinnabar Environmental Services in Tulsa, OK
Opened office location in Oklahoma City, OK
Moved offices in Tulsa to accommodate growth/expansion
Changed company name to Blackshare Environmental Solutions
Opened office location in Dallas, TX
Moved offices in Oklahoma City to accommodate growth/expansion
Moved offices in Dallas to accommodate growth/expansion
Celebrated 10 years in business!
Celebrated 20 years in business!
Chief Executive Officer & President
Derek has 25+ years of environmental consulting and engineering experience. He is widely recognized as an expert on environmental issues in real estate and in compliance with RCRA, CERCLA, SARA (EPCRA), CWA permitting, CAA Permitting, and NEPA. Derek holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering & Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Georgia. He is also a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM). Derek is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma Class XXIV. He also instructs a graduate-level college course on hazardous materials and environmental compliance and is on the Environmental Programs Advisory Board (EPAB) for Oklahoma State University.
Chief Operating Officer
Sandra is a 30+ year veteran of accounting and office management for professional services firms. She has been with Blackshare since its inception in 2000. As COO, Sandra is responsible for managing all aspects of our company’s day-to-day operations. She oversees resource allocation to ensure project deadlines are met in coordination with Project Managers. In addition, Sandra reviews and maintains all contracts and assures deliverables meet obligations. She also coordinates invoicing, ensuring that it is correct and in compliance with client needs and contractual requirements.
Sandra also is responsible for developing the overall corporate budget including revenue and sales growth, expense, cost and margin control; and monthly financial goal management. Sandra tracks revenue and costs against budget, updates forecasts monthly, and recommends when staff additions and/or capital expenditures are necessary. Finally, Sandra is the management contact for both vendors and clients.
Client Service Manager
Ben is responsible for client management and business development initiatives. He brings 18 years of operations, account management, and business development leadership experience from the oil and gas industry. Ben will use the field and customer service experiences to stay current on customer needs and industry trends to foster a positive experience for the services Blackshare provides.
The Blackshare Difference
A consulting company is only as good as its people. And Blackshare takes great pride in its people. The Blackshare team is comprised of professional engineers, biologists, chemists, geologists, hydrogeologists, and safety specialists.
Beyond their exceptional qualifications, the members of the Blackshare staff are effective communicators - an essential tool in dealing with the varying requirements and specific goals of a diverse client base. The Blackshare team identifies the needs of the client before the project is undertaken by listening to the client first and then maintaining a sharp focus on the objectives throughout the project. Qualified, experienced, and responsive people all rolled into one company - that's the Blackshare difference.
The Blackshare Approach
Environmental and safety projects vary greatly. Yet neither the size nor the complexity affects Blackshare's determination and commitment to success. From the Phase I environmental site assessment (ESA) on an undeveloped parcel to complicated industrial site remedial investigations and feasibility study (RI/FS), Blackshare matches its best resources with the challenges presented by the project.
Blackshare is accustomed to playing varying roles for its clients. The company may be called upon for a single task such as a storm water or air permit for one client, while another will use Blackshare as its in-house environmental and/or safety staff to assume responsibility for all day to day compliance issues. Blackshare has the capability and flexibility to manage an entire project or provide staff to assist projects actively managed by the client.
Environmental and safety issues have a dual bottom line: compliance and risk tolerance. Clients know that in bringing them into and maintaining compliance, Blackshare fully explores all options and recommends those that make the most economic sense.