Since 1986, RSG has grown from a small shop in Vermont to a company of over 100 employee-owners with a national reputation and footprint. All the while, staying true to the commitment to applying scientifically rigorous methods and fostering an engaging workplace to make a positive impact on the world. Take a spin through our milestones from the last three+ decades.

2017
  • 2017
    December  

    2017 - Named ‘Great Place to Work’ for Fourth Consecutive Year

    For the third consecutive year, the Great Place to Work® Institute recognized RSG as a 'Great Place to Work.' The process includes confidential surveying of employees to rate their employers on benefits and culture—ranging from professional development to overall company atmosphere. Companies are then reviewed based on six criteria assessed through the Great Place to Work® Trust Index Survey©.

    http://reviews.greatplacetowork.com/rsg

  • 2017
    Spring  

    2017 - Receives ‘When Work Works’ Award for Third Consecutive Year

    RSG receives 'When Work Works' workplace award for third consecutive year, honoring our use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success.

    2017 'When Work Works' Award Winners

  • 2016
    Winter  

    2016 - John Deere Names RSG “Partner-Level Supplier”

    RSG earned recognition as a Partner-Level supplier in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-Level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. RSG was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement.

  • 2016
    October  

    2016 - Celebrates 30 Years!

    RSG celebrates 30 years from offices across the US, including toasts from founder Tom Adler and first employee Ken Kaliski!

  • 2016
    June  

    2016 - Named FORTUNE’s 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials

    RSG receives a coveted spot in FORTUNE Magazine's list of '100 Best Workplaces for Millennials,' which surveyed over 88,000 millennials.

  • 2016
       

    2016 - RSG Core Values Are Introduced

    Nearing it's 30th birthday, RSG introduces four core values to help guide the company into the next era: (1) honor commitments, (2) embrace the challenge, (3) play as a team, and (4) think like an owner.

  • 2015
    December  

    2015 - RSGHB Hits 10K Downloads

    ​RSGHB, an open source Hierarchical Bayes software package written by two RSGers, hits 10,000 downloads, across 113 countries, since its release in 2013 and averages 450 downloads a month. Top downloading countries include: the US (31% of downloads), Japan (10%), China (9%), Germany (4%), Spain (4%), India (4%).

  • 2015
    December  

    2015 - Open Portland, OR Office

    Joel Freedman and Ben Stabler help establish RSG's Pacific Northwest presence in the Beaver State.

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    2015 - First rMove Application for a Household Diary

    rMove, RSG's location aware market research application, is applied to the first household travel survey.

  • 2014
       

    2014 - Receives 5x5x5 Growth Award from Vermont Business Magazine for Second Time

    For the second time in three years, RSG receives the 5x5x5 award.  The recognition, from Vermont Business Magazine, celebrates the top 5 fastest growing Vermont businesses in each of 5 categories: Technology, Contracting, Retail, Wholesale, and Manufacturing.

  • 2014
    September  

    2014 - Wins $20M National Parks Contract

    RSG is selected to serve as the nation’s lead contractor for visitor use and social science research in the national parks through a five-year, up to $20 million contract. This provides RSG with a unique opportunity to help the NPS with the stewardship of America’s national treasures, the national parks.

  • 2013
    November  

    2013 - New Brand and Website Are Launched

    RSG welcomes a new look and feel!

  • 2013
    June  

    2013 - San Diego, CA and Evansville, IN Offices Open

    Under the direction of Joe Castiglione and Vince Bernardin, RSG opens two new offices in San Diego, CA and Evansville, IN.

  • 2012
    December  

    2012 - New CEO Is Appointed

    Already a well-known face around the halls, RSG is thrilled to welcome Stephen Lawe as the new CEO.

  • 2009
    Mid  

    2009 - FHWA’s SHRP 2 c10

    RSG is selected to lead one of the United States' most advanced travel modeling research efforts to date using new approaches in activity-based modeling.

  • 2009
    Mid  

    2009 - Automated Vehicle Locator (AVL) Project

    RSG's workgroups join forces to build a bus arrival time algorithm using real-time GPS information from the Advance Transit fleet.

  • 2006
    Mid  

    2006 - NIH Research

    Teamed with Boston University, RSG participates in one of the nation's largest research efforts ever to measure the built environment's impact on the health of 22,000 women.

  • 2005
    Early  

    2005 - Railroad Row Opens

    After countless rural sites were considered, RSG decides to be part of White River's re-awakening. Close to food and trains? Perfect.

  • 2003
    Mid  

    2003 - First Project Over $1M

    Motorola's MotoUser spawns TryMeMoto User Trials, creating one of RSG's largest and longest client relationship through 2011.

  • 2003
    Late  

    2003 - Burlington Office Opens at Dorset Street

    RSG's strong presence in Chittenden County warrants our first corporate expansion within Vermont.

  • 2001
    Mid  

    2001 - First Signal Timing Project

    Bob Chamberlin and his workgroup complete the group's first signal timing project on Susie Wilson road, initiating the company's 'Design' practice.

  • 2000
    Late  

    2000 - EPIndex

    Colin High and Kevin Hathaway build the Environmental Performance Index model and database creating RSG's capability in avoided emissions modeling.

  • 1999
    Early  

    1999 - TollSim

    The firm builds a toll lane simulation tool to help forecast toll plaza throughput and queuing.

  • 1998
       

    1998 - First rsginc.com Site

    First rsginc.com site launches RSG's web presence.

  • 1997
    Early  

    1997 - First Online Survey System

    Stephen Lawe writes ASP code to launch IVIS into cyberland.

  • 1996
    Early  

    1996 - Stephen Lawe Writes Formaker

    RSG's first automated survey design platform, Formaker, changed everything for the survey research practice. Subsequent versions were still in use in 2011.

  • 1995
    Mid  

    1995 - First Commercial Market Research

    RSG conducts first commercial market research work through collaboration with John Morton Co.

  • 1994
    Mid  

    1994 - RSG ESOP Begins

    Inspired by the idea of employee ownership, the RSG ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) is launched for 15 people.

  • 1994
    Mid  

    1994 - First GIS Project

    The SUN Workstation - RSG's first substantial dive into large-scale GIS applications through the Georgia Statewide Modeling project. The high-powered Sun Microsystems workstation the only way to run ESRI's early ArcInfo platform.

  • 1994
    Mid  

    1994 - The “Stay Small” Goal

    A corporate goal established to limit the firm to 20 people or less.

  • 1994
    Early  

    1994 - Olcott Drive Office Opens

    RSG outgrows its first home and moves into a larger space on Olcott Drive in White River Junction, Vermont.

  • 1993
    Early  

    1993 - Nterrain 7.0

    Ken Kaliski writes RSG's own noise modeling software. Steve Lawe advanced Nterrain 8.0 in '94 for the Searsberg Wind Farm project.

  • 1992
    Early  

    1992 - Chittenden County RPC

    RSG was retained for its second largest project to date at more than $230,000.

  • 1991
    Early  

    1991 - IVIS Surveys

    IVIS = Interactive Video Interview Station. Originally written in SuperCard by Bryant Patten and Stephen Lawe, RSG advanced the Mac-driven survey application. Stephen Lawe and Jeremy Wallis fielded the first IVIS Survey in Toronto.

  • 1989
    Mid  

    1989 - First Project >$100,000

    The Forecasts Project with the US Department of Defense was contracted for $320,000 - RSG's largest to date.

  • 1989
    Early  

    1989 - First Noise Project

    Truck noise modeling in Hookset for Dubois & King launched RSG's capabilities in environmental acoustics.

  • 1988
    Early  

    1988 - First Travel Model

    With work for Chittenden County RPC, RSG builds its first travel forecasting model.

  • 1987
    Late  

    1987 - Roadrunner Software

    Originally developed by Tom Adler in Excel, Ken Kaliski adopted and maintained subsequent versions of this home-grown highway capacity modeling tool. The software system was eventually sold.

  • 1986
    Late  

    1986 - First Air Project

    A task within a traffic study for Rutland Mall, RSG's first air modeling project kicked off the firm's environmental work.

  • 1986
    Late  

    1986 - RSG Is Founded

    A spin-off of Dartmouth's Resource Policy Center, RSG founders Tom Adler, Colin High, and Dennis Meadows pioneered a new consultancy model: combine academic rigor with high-impact government and business projects. Their vision was to foster sound decision-making rooted in serious data analysis. Ken Kaliski was hired as the first associate.

1986