We Invest in the Outcome
Why Normandeau?

We Invest in the Outcome

A national leader in providing science-based environmental consulting services, research, and technological innovation, Normandeau was founded in 1970 and is well-known for its broad experience, scientific excellence and integrity, and quality client service.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Charles A. Donadio, Jr

Charles A. Donadio, Jr

President, Atlantic Wind Transfers

“Preparation is of the utmost importance when you are working offshore. Normandeau staff are always very well prepared and very professional.”

Jordan C Rajan, P.G., Sr.

Jordan C Rajan, P.G., Sr.

Environmental Specialist, Constellation Energy Generation, LLC

“I wanted to take this opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding performance you and your colleagues at Normandeau have provided to Exelon (now Constellation) Limerick Generating Station (LGS) for over 40 years in the areas of fisheries, water quality, and benthic laboratory analyses…. Normandeau excels in every aspect of its work. Your personnel are highly qualified, experienced individuals who always provide outstanding customer service.”

US Wind, Inc.

US Wind, Inc.

“Normandeau’s experience and deep understanding of offshore biological activity is immediately evident. They communicate with enthusiasm and understand potential operational concerns. We are happy to work with this great group of people.”

Our Approach

Leave No Stone Unturned

In the field or in the lab, we pursue information that turns questions into answers—because making sure you’re in compliance often means anticipating the unknown.

Employee owned ESOP

Employees in 8 states, 11 offices

Years of experience

Employees with Advanced Degrees

A Legacy Built Over Time


Normandeau Associates is founded by Donald Normandeau, PhD, Manchester, NH.


The company moves to its newly designed and constructed HQ in Bedford, NH.


Normandeau opens Piscataqua Marine Laboratory in Portsmouth, NH.


Normandeau acquires Texas Instruments Ecological Services (TI) – expanding into NY.


Normandeau is purchased by Thermo Electron (now Thermo Fisher Scientific), a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Waltham, MA.


  • Pam Hall becomes CEO of Normandeau Associates, Inc.
  • Normandeau expands into the southeast through acquisition of a company in New Ellenton, SC (now Aiken, SC).


Normandeau expands into the Mid-Atlantic with the purchase of RMC Environmental Services based in PA.


  • Thermo Electron divests of non-core businesses.
  • Normandeau becomes a privately owned, woman-led business, with Pam Hall as President/CEO.


Normandeau acquires Marine Research Inc in MA in order to expand its energy sector business and marine science capabilities.


Bob Varney, former USEPA Region 1 Administrator, and Curt Thalken, former USACE New England District Commander, are hired.


Normandeau acquires Pandion in FL to support expansion of its wind energy services and technology development.


Senior management from the buyout in 2000 sell remaining shares to the company; Normandeau becomes 100% employee-owned through the ESOP.


Curt Thalken is promoted to Senior Vice President/COO; Bob Varney becomes President; Pam Hall remains CEO and is elected Board Chair.


Col (Ret.) Curt Thalken is appointed CEO.


Normandeau’s Gainesville, FL office moves to San Felasco Tech City in Alachua, FL as an intentional step in our socially responsible journey with Tech City’s live/work/play mindset.
Our Core Values

Supporting Healthy Environments

Whether supporting community development or sustainability, we believe in giving back to the places where we live and work.


Normandeau is committed to environmental stewardship in our business practices. Our Corporate Social Responsibility Committee tracks Normandeau’s sustainability efforts in the areas of Employees, Facility Updates & Energy Conservation, Operations & Governance, Community Involvement & Volunteerism, and Technology Development. This committee is also charged with reviewing and recommending actions that will make our buildings, operations, workforce, and community more sustainable. To view our most recent Corporate Social Responsibility Report, click here.

Employee Ownership

Normandeau’s ESOP Advisory Committee (EAC) has continued with its mission “to create an ownership culture by serving as ESOP advocates; communicating the meaning of owner’s rights, benefits, privileges and responsibilities; and encouraging participation and involvement in the company.” Serving as a facilitator of communication and trust among and between employee owners and management, the EAC has organized numerous volunteer efforts, sponsored company wide team building activities and informational sessions, hosts an annual employee photo calendar contest, creates and distributes regular employee newsletters, and fields employee suggestions and inquiries.

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