Customer Testimonials

GBB has served hundreds of clients who come to us for independent, objective advice that helps them plan and implement recycling and solid waste management programs that improve efficiencies, save money, enhance customer service and protect the environment.

GBB’s solid waste management consulting services enable clients to do more with less. Below are testimonials from a few of our many satisfied clients:

“[GBB Senior Project Engineer] Brad Kelley was organized, professional, and skilled at ensuring everything ran smoothly for our study.

The resulting report was delivered promptly with detailed explanations surrounding the conclusions and methodology. We would highly recommend GBB to others.”

Michelle Mathason
Recycling Manager
Lancaster Solid Waste Management Authority, Pennsylvania

“Our experience working with GBB was fantastic and I would absolutely recommend them. They are extremely knowledgeable in the solid waste and recycling industry and best practices. They are very accommodating, responsive, professional, and very easy to work with.”

Kim Hynes
Executive Director
Central Virginia Waste Management Authority, Virginia

“Due to our most positive experience with GBB and their proven expertise, the City will continue to retain GBB as a major source of planning and support during this implementation process. […]

GBB has shown a great deal of knowledge, skill and experience in assisting the City in preparing for this key shift in refuse service. They exhibit outstanding professional ethics, are competent on all matters related to refuse and recycling, have a responsive, pleasant staff and importantly, are able to communicate their ideas and their associated benefits effectively.”

Russell Gale
Assistant City Manager
City of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

“I’m pleased to report that the Kent County Board of Public Works has approved the advancement of the Sustainable Business Park Master Plan that GBB developed. This is a pivotal moment for organizations, like Kent County Department of Public Works, who operate integrated solid waste management systems as we all begin to consider how to shift our dependence away from landfilling and towards sustainable materials management strategies.

GBB’s comprehensive approach to the development of this Master Plan will allow us to move seamlessly into the implementation phase. Your agency’s collective industry experience and willingness to bring local engineering consultants alongside the process has proven to be invaluable as we explore the variety of technologies in use across the world to help us reach our goals of reducing waste going to landfill by 90% by 2030.

Please extend my appreciation to all the GBB staff who helped us get to this point in our path. Your expertise and excitement for this project was critical in our success thus far.

Darwin J. Baas 
Department of Public Works Director
Kent County, Michigan

Kent County, MI Sustainable Business Park Updates »

“We have had a long and productive relationship with GBB.”

Nathan Rich
Executive Director
Wasatch Integrated Waste Management District, Utah

Guam Solid Waste AuthorityIn a Court Order dated March 17, 2008, U.S. District Court Judge Frances M. Tydingco-Gatewood appointed GBB to be Receiver with full responsibility for bringing the Guam Solid Waste Management Division (SWMD) into compliance with the 2004 Consent Decree for violation of the Clean Water Act.

“The court is very proud of the work accomplished by the Receiver [GBB] over the last 11 years. The Ordot Dump has been closed, and the Receiver has installed the necessary systems to protect Guam’s waters from this environmental hazard that had plagued the island for decades. The Receiver has built a modern solid waste system for the island which includes a compliant solid waste landfill, a recycling program and a household hazardous waste disposal center.”

Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood
in a Court Order

“The court compliments the Receiver [GBB]’s continued efforts to ensure GSWA [Guam Solid Waste Authority] remains financially sound. The Receiver’s strong fiscal management will assure successful completion of the Consent Decree projects.”

Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood
in a Court Order

“The court finds the work performed by GBB and SWMD employees in concert with the various governmental agencies over the last two years truly impressive… What was once perceived as an insurmountable hurdle is now becoming a long awaited reality for the people of Guam.”

Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood
in a Court Order

“This [Solid Waste Management Plan prepared by GBB] is a balanced, strategic, and effective long-term solid waste management plan that will serve as a blueprint to make Fort Worth greener, and further position the City as a sustainability leader in the local community and throughout the country.”

Brandon Bennett
Code Compliance Director
City of Fort Worth, Texas

“GBB worked to customize our waste characterization study to match our categorization needs for the analysis of our residential and institutional waste streams. The detailed analysis provided valuable data on the make of our current waste stream, including that about 25% of the waste stream is recyclable in our current system.”

Nick Crawford
Recycling Operations Supervisor
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

“We are very pleased with the results achieved and the significant role Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. played in the planning and execution of our Solid Waste and Recycling contracts. […] Your firm’s expertise in the solid waste management field was very beneficial for the City of Fort Wayne as can be seen by the competitive bids we received this past summer. Being able to lower residents’ monthly fees by $.24 per month is a welcome change from Solid Waste bids received in the past.”

Bob Kennedy 
Director of Public Works
City of Fort Wayne, Indiana

“We were very pleased with the work product provided by GBB through our Solid Waste Export Plan–Third Party Review. I think the King County audience generally felt that the work was thought-provoking and insightful, reflecting a deep understanding of the dynamics of the solid waste management field.”

Mike Reed
Legislative Coordinator
King County’s Council, Washington

“… thank you and your colleagues at GBB for your dedication, hard work and professionalism as we have worked together over the past seven years.”
“The dedication and willingness of your entire team to consistently exceed expectations is deeply appreciated.”

David Manning
Former Director of Finance
Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee

“In a fast-tracked procurement process, GBB brought invaluable insight. The combination of GBB’s procurement experience and recognized C&D knowledge provided the County with the assurance that we were going in the right direction. And we received assistance for each step of the process during this crucial time.

Mike Dorsey
Director of Environmental Services
Fauquier County, Virginia

We do appreciate everything that GBB did for us during the Initiative. We’re grateful for your perseverance, expertise, and patience during the project’s tenure. It was invaluable.

Thanks again for everything.”

Karen VanWinkle
City of Arlington, Texas

“I know I can speak for the Trustees in saying that GBB has been of enormous assistance to us. The firm has guided us and the two jurisdictions’ solid waste operations through some challenging times. The Trustees have no hesitation in recommending GBB.”

Philip G. Sunderland, Esq.
Former City Manager and City Attorney
Alexandria, Virginia

“The survey [GBB’s national study, for the National Demolition Association, of the amount of demolition material generated annually] was incredibly helpful and will be part of the EPA National Policy. These data influence EPA policy.”

Michael Dunn
U.S. EPA Headquarters

“Congratulations to you all. You are a top-notch group that has always exceeded my expectations.”

Paul Howard
Department of Environmental Services Director
Culpeper County, Maryland

“GBB was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in the City of Allentown’s collection contract bid revision process which resulted in a substantially lower increase than expected. He [Project Manager] was also able to meet some very tight deadlines in our process. I highly recommend GBB.”

Betsy Levin
Director of Community Development
City of Allentown, Pennsylvania

“The anticipated results were met, and the County is very pleased with the work GBB performed. […] The County was very pleased with the professional spirit and knowledge of GBB […] Beside being consummate professionals, the GBB team was a pleasure to work with.”

Hana Steel
Recycling Coordinator
County of Maui, Hawaii

“GBB was instrumental in the negotiation of our franchise agreement. As a result of their technical expertise and innovative approach, the City of Plano received additional funding to support a comprehensive commercial recycling program.”

Nancy Nevil
Director of Sustainability and Environmental Services
City of Plano, Texas

“Over the years MSW Management has had the opportunity to feature a number of articles by GBB managers and staff from broad issue discussions to project-specific expositions. All have made positive contributions to the body of solid waste literature and reflect the breadth of GBB’s expertise in the MSW field.”

John Trotti
MSW Management Magazine

“…In order to maintain a high level of integrity, the department also retained the services of Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) of Fairfax, Virginia to assist the Solid Waste Management Division in preparing its cost proposal.”

Thomas H. Westbrook
Deputy Director, Department of Public Works
City of Chesapeake, Virginia

“We have been doing business with GBB for 22 years at various times for various tasks […] Their work has been exceptional and the breadth and depth of knowledge and experience in many varying yet familiar and similar communities has been essential and invaluable.”

May Cornwall
Executive Director
Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority

“The GBB team […] also laid out a comprehensive strategy and conceptual design to expand the MRF using new equipment tailored to our local situation. […] GBB again has delivered an insightful report on local conditions and a realistic strategy to guide our decisions.”

John Davis
Mojave Desert & Mountain Recycling Integrated Waste Management Joint Powers Authority
City of Victorville, California

“The Department of Public Works was most impressed with the work of their principals and staff […] GBB’s expertise in special and C&D waste streams enabled the Department to develop not only a solid RFP […] helped us establish baseline services and operating standards that will guarantee successful outcomes. […] We highly recommend GBB.”

Michael Bobinsky
Public Works Director
City of Portland, Maine