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O'Brien & Gere

There's a way
  • At OBG, we know that the answer isn’t always right in front of you.
  • That to do something amazing for our clients means truly challenging ourselves.
  • It’s this resolve — and belief — that we share that drives us, every day.

There’s a way
to meet your needs by combining our strengths.

For more than 70 years, OBG has offered services that include advanced manufacturing, energy, environment, and water — but our real strength is in creating comprehensive, integrated solutions for clients.

Choose a service line below to learn more and view cases illustrating our approach.

By combining our specialties we’re building stronger solutions.


Why OBG?

Safety

Every second of every day, safety is a priority for us. In fact, OBG employees present more than 21,528 safety moments, per year — making us a top performer in our industry.

Answers

To get the right answers, you have to ask the right questions. It’s this commitment to understanding our clients’ needs that has turned 90% of our business into repeat business.

People

People are the foundation of everything we do. Not just our employees, but every person our ideas impact. Our unique employee ownership culture gives us a shared sense of responsibility for our actions.

Integration

By offering four distinct services under one roof, our clients benefit from the integrated thinking and approach our team takes to providing the right solution.

Relevance

As the world of project delivery changes, OBG continues to change with it — through thought leadership and technology — offering clients solutions for today and tomorrow.

We helped more than

students in NYC be more energy efficient.

Total know-how.

Ask our clients why they choose us and the answer is clear — we’re problem solvers. By combining our knowledge of advanced manufacturing, energy, environment, and water, we create more thoughtful solutions that immediately address the needs of today and provide a more sustainable path forward.

Every project is built on our process.

Our time-tested project delivery process comes down to one thing: culture. At OBG, our teams are integrated, but disciplined — working together to achieve the performance objectives of our clients, every time.

Through STEM support we are creating 100 new engineers and scientists every year.

There’s a way to answer every challenge with integrity.

Our case studies illustrate how our approach blends expertise from across our company into every project, while adhering to our mission in every phase.

MANUFACTURING SCALE-UP FOCUSED ON POWER RELIABILITY AND RESILIENCY

PROGRESS TOWARD RESTORING THE NATURAL BEAUTY AND VALUE OF ONONDAGA LAKE AND SURROUNDING HABITATS

CLIENT-FOCUSED SOLUTION RESULTS IN ENERGY CONSERVATION AND GHG EMISSIONS REDUCTION

Over the last 70 years, OBG has worked hand-in-hand with some of the world’s most recognizable brands to create smart, sustainable solutions that push ideas forward without leaving the environment behind.

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Alcoa
  • American Water
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • BASF
  • Boeing
  • Bosch
  • BP
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Bumble Bee Foods
  • Carrier
  • City of Baltimore
  • City of Philadelphia
  • City University of New York
  • Coca-Cola
  • Colgate Palmolive
  • Cornell University
  • Corning
  • DAK Americas
  • DC Water
  • Delta Airlines
  • Eaton
  • Frito-Lay
  • GE
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • GM
  • Goodyear
  • Honeywell
  • IBM
  • ITT
  • Jim Beam Brands
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kellogg
  • Keystone Foods
  • Kodak
  • Kraft Foods
  • Lanxess
  • Lockheed Martin
  • McDonald’s
  • Merck
  • MillerCoors
  • Monroe County
  • National Grid
  • Nestlé
  • New York City DEP
  • Novartis
  • Onondaga County
  • PepsiCo
  • Pfizer
  • Princeton University
  • Providence Water
  • Revlon
  • State of New York
  • State University of New York
  • Sunoco
  • Syracuse University
  • Tropicana Products
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

OBG Insights:

Earth Day 2017, A personal reflection

Two of the people who I closely associate as professional mentors—former OBG employees Ted Tifft and Stu Spiegel—previously commemorated the 20- and 40-year anniversaries of Earth Day for OBG. Long before I knew them, however, my interest in protecting the environment was shaped by events that...
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International Biomass Conference & Expo

OBG experts recently presented during the 10th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo on April 10–12 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This event brings together industry professionals from all sectors of the world’s interconnected biomass utilization industries, including biobased power, thermal energy, fuels, and chemicals. View our presentations: Anae...
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2017 Great Lakes Areas of Concern Conference

NRT, an OBG Company, environmental experts recently presented during the 2017 Great Lakes Areas of Concern Conference on March 29-30, 2017 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Each year, managers, scientists, and other partners working to mitigate Areas of Concern (AOC) identified in the Great Lakes Water Quality...
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SAME Greater Kansas City 9th Annual Industry Day

On Wednesday, March 28, 2017, OBG, together with NRT, an OBG Company, participated in the Greater Kansas City (GKC) Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) 9th Annual Industry Day Education & Training Workshop in Kansas City, Missouri. Environmental experts Dan Vachon and Rich Weber of OBG,...
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USEPA in the cross-hairs

During his 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised to “put a moratorium on new regulations until our economy gets back on its feet”. In the first 60 days of his presidency, Trump has so far followed through on that promise, and this could have a significant impact on environmental regulations in the U.S....
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Sustainable remediation incorporating ecological restoration

The Onondaga Lake Superfund restoration program in Syracuse, New York has provided an opportunity to refine and develop new ecological restoration approaches. Lessons from Onondaga Lake can be broadly applied to other programs, particularly in urban and postindustrial settings. In Lessons Learned in Sustainable Remediation Incorporating Ecological Restoration, a presentation...
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Safety Moments App

OBG SAFETY MOMENTS App

Free safety content to help support safety awareness in any office, field, industrial setting, or workplace. OBG’s Safety Moments App provides access to safety content to promote and enhance corporate safety culture. With safety examples for a wide range of applications, these safety moments are applicable to most any industry.

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