As 2010 came to and end, Equinox finished our tenth year in business. We celebrated by throwing a celebratory bash, which was a great way to signify the efforts and hard work of the Equinox team and our loyal supporters and clientele. While we could have easily let this achievement come and go with the consistently bad economic news, we thought it was more important than ever to let people know that not all the news is gloom and doom. “This milestone is a testament to the quality of work produced by the people I work with here at Equinox“, said Andy Brown President of Equinox Environmental. For our celebration we quantified our accomplishments since we started the firm back in 2000. The Equinox Impact Map on our website shows our project history and just how far the firm has come over the past 10 years.
We actually started in a recession as company of four with a vision to create a well-respected conservation and sustainable development firm. In the first few years we had tough times and things didn’t seem to be moving in the direction we wanted. We even considered changing our “green” vision of the firm but made a conscious decision to remain true to our passion. It turns out this was the right decision. “We were green before it became trendy, so we’ve had an opportunity to develop our skills and abilities through experience and, with that, our reputation” said Brown.
We have had some extraordinary projects over the last few years which are getting noticed such as the award winning Muddy Creek Partnership and the award winning conservation based development Drovers Road Preserve. Just this past year, we worked on the high profile Dillsboro Shoreline Restoration which saw the removal of the Dillsboro Dam and the restoration of the banks of the Tuckaseegee River. We also just completed an 18 mile greenway feasibility study for Buncombe County that will connect Azalea Park in Asheville with Black Mountain. These are just a few projects that have helped Equinox reach the 10 year mark. In collaboration with our clientele and with the support of our community, we have accomplished a lot over our past 10 years. We start 2011 with a lot to be proud of!