We Work With
We work with public agencies,
businesses, developers, and utilities who lack sufficient
staff resources, time, or expertise to move their projects
forward effectively and efficiently. Our clients include
cities, counties, service agencies, resource agencies, residential
and commercial real estate developers, heavy industry, large
commercial companies, schools, churches, law firms, and other
consulting firms. What all of
these disparate clients have in common is a need for assistance
in getting their projects implemented, whether it’s completing
environmental review, obtaining planning approvals, or securing
permits. (For a list of clients served by
DHA, click here.)
you experiencing any of these challenges?
- Your staff is stretched beyond capacity.
- Your projects are getting bogged down
by an endless succession of hurdles and problems.
- You lack the in-house expertise to address
the regulatory requirements applicable to your project.
- You are concerned about liability in the
event of legal challenges to decisions made by the public
- Important details of project implementation
are slipping through the cracks.
- You are struggling to maintain sufficient
coordination between the many different individuals and
organizations whose participation is required for success
of the project — such as a multi-disciplinary environmental
review team; many individual technical specialists; a wide-ranging
design team of engineers, architects, and landscape architects;
or all of the above — and this lack of coordination
threatens to cause costly delays in project implementation.
- The needs of the project are being met,
but mounting consulting fees are breaking the budget.
If so, these
are the types of problems DHA solves for its clients.
Clients are likely
to be successful working with us if:
You take pride in
the quality of your work.
You care about more than just maximizing profit or minimizing
cost; you want to do things right, and you care about producing
a high-quality product. You recognize that this approach
can be cost-effective and compatible with profits, and that
it can actually reduce costs over the full course of project
responsibility are important to you.
You don’t want to be involved in hand-holding, but you recognize
that in order for your consultant to work effectively and
efficiently for you, you occasionally need to provide direction,
make a decision, or provide data, plans, or other project-related
information. Therefore, you are committed to communicating
with your consultant in a timely manner when your input is
You adhere to the
highest standards of honesty and integrity.
You are not looking to take ethical shortcuts or sweep real
problems under the rug. You want to be above-board and
play by the rules, and you expect your consultant to do the
You accept responsibility
and have reasonable expectations.
You don’t expect your consultant to work miracles and you
don’t expect your consultant to make up for lost time caused
by substantial delays outside the control of the consultant.
That said, you expect the consultant to be fully accountable
in every way—on schedule, budget, and quality and thoroughness
of the work.
You view problems
as challenges to be overcome.
You recognize that life is full of problems, and no project
is complete without one or two (or more) of them. Rather than
being demoralized by them, you welcome the problems as challenges
to be met and puzzles to be solved, and enjoy working collaboratively
with your consultants to successfully address those challenges.
At the end of the day, these are the projects that bring you
the most satisfaction.
Where to go next?
Now that you know the kind of clients we
work with, the issues we help them resolve and what our clients
need to do to ensure their success, click on this link to
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