Certified Diverse Business

Straughan is a Certified Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) with the federal government. We are a Certified Minority (MBE)/Disadvantaged (DBE)/Small Business Enterprise (SBE) with various state and local governments.

working with us

Our Commitment

Quality, customer service, safety, and management commitments for every project.

Creative Strategies

Strategies to improve outcomes for the environment and communities, while often reducing project costs and schedules.

Comprehensive Capabilities

Versatile environmental expertise – from project planning and design through construction and program management.


Straughan strives to provide superior customer service and technical excellence in all work. These goals have resulted in award winning outcomes!

leadership awards

  • Environmental Business Journal Business Achievement Award
  • Green Company of the Year from Howard County
  • ACEC/MD Community Service Award

Leadership Awards

  • The Governor of Maryland’s Outstanding Volunteer Service Award
  • Green Building Leader Award, U.S. Green Building Council, Maryland
  • SMPS Maryland 2020 Key Award for Brand Identity

project awards

  • 2021 ACEC/MW Grand Award in Non-Design for Uncovering the History of DC’s Buried Streams
  • 2021 ACEC/MW Honor Award Branch Avenue Park Design-Build Stream Restoration
  • County Engineer’s Association of Maryland (CEAM) Small Project of the Year Award for the Brooke Lane Off-Site Woodland Conservation Bank
  • Maryland Quality Initiative (MdQI) Award of Excellence
  • MD SHA Outstanding Consultant Award
  • Outstanding Project and Recognition for GHG Methodology, ACEC National and ACEC Maryland
  • Green Building Project Award for Lyndhurst Elementary Middle School, U.S. Green Building Council, Maryland
  • Green Building Project Award for UMB Design and Construction Offices, U.S. Green Building Council, Maryland

Project Awards

  • 2017 LaRC Blue Marble Award for “Stormwater Management – Proactive and Green Solutions for NASA Langley’s Next 100 Years”
  • 2017 LaRC Blue Marble Award for “The Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) Project”
  • NASA Johnson Space Center Contractor Safety and Health Forum (CSF) Safety and Health Excellence Award – SUPER NOVA in 2021, 2020, 2016
  • NASA Johnson Space Center CSF Safety and Health Excellence Award – NOVA in 2017, 2015, 2014

Leaders building a sustainable future

We are a dedicated team of expert engineers, planners and scientists whose collaborative approaches result in better outcomes for projects, people and the environment.


Sustainability is intrinsic to the function of our company

At Straughan, we are committed to developing sustainable solutions by considering the social, economic, and natural environments while challenging standard approaches and considering unique applications of emerging technologies.

We strive to demonstrate that sustainable solutions are the better option for fiscal responsibility, long-term resiliency, and community satisfaction.

our commitment

Focused on environmental compliance and sustainability

We’ve recycled, reused, and transformed a 25 year-old office building into a showcase for sustainable possibilities — our Maryland Headquarters achieved a LEED Gold Rating.

Native vegetation and habitat

100% renewable wind power

Recycled work stations and carpet

Intelligent lighting systems (light, motion and sound sensors)

Solar tubes for natural lighting

Energy Star appliances and electronics

Low Flow bathroom and kitchen fixtures

High efficiency HVAC

by the numbers

Our Environmental KPIs

We are pleased to present internal environmental evaluations in the areas of energy, water, and waste.

Water reduction
Total solid waste recycled
Energy from renewable sources

Diversity of thought

Straughan believes diversity makes us stronger. A diverse workplace improves innovation, creativity, productivity, and professional growth. We strive to challenge our assumptions and develop innovative solutions to common problems. We build project teams with diverse expertise and backgrounds to create and test ideas that improve the status quo.


Advance your career, your community, and a healthy environment

We cultivate meaningful work in an engaging environment. Working closely to develop and support employees to reach their full potential.