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.
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©.
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
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.
RSG celebrates 30 years from offices across the US, including toasts from founder Tom Adler and first employee Ken Kaliski!
RSG receives a coveted spot in FORTUNE Magazine's list of '100 Best Workplaces for Millennials,' which surveyed over 88,000 millennials.
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.
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%).
RSG establishes a Pacific Northwest presence in the Beaver State.
rMove, RSG's location aware market research application, is applied to the first household travel survey.
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.
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.
RSG welcomes a new look and feel!
RSG opens two new offices in San Diego, CA and Evansville, IN.
Already a well-known face around the halls, RSG is thrilled to welcome Stephen Lawe as the new CEO.
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.
RSG's workgroups join forces to build a bus arrival time algorithm using real-time GPS information from the Advance Transit fleet.
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.
After countless rural sites were considered, RSG decides to be part of White River's re-awakening. Close to food and trains? Perfect.
Motorola's MotoUser spawns TryMeMoto User Trials, creating one of RSG's largest and longest client relationship through 2011.
RSG's strong presence in Chittenden County warrants our first corporate expansion within Vermont.
RSG completes its first signal timing project on Susie Wilson road, initiating the company's 'Design' practice.
Colin High and Kevin Hathaway build the Environmental Performance Index model and database creating RSG's capability in avoided emissions modeling.
The firm builds a toll lane simulation tool to help forecast toll plaza throughput and queuing.
First rsginc.com site launches RSG's web presence.
Stephen Lawe writes ASP code to launch IVIS into cyberland.
RSG's first automated survey design platform, Formaker, changed everything for the survey research practice. Subsequent versions were still in use in 2011.
RSG conducts first commercial market research work through collaboration with John Morton Co.
Inspired by the idea of employee ownership, the RSG ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) is launched for 15 people.
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.
A corporate goal established to limit the firm to 20 people or less.
RSG outgrows its first home and moves into a larger space on Olcott Drive in White River Junction, Vermont.
Ken Kaliski writes RSG's own noise modeling software. Steve Lawe advanced Nterrain 8.0 in '94 for the Searsberg Wind Farm project.
RSG was retained for its second largest project to date at more than $230,000.
IVIS = Interactive Video Interview Station. Originally written in SuperCard by Stephen Lawe, RSG advanced the Mac-driven survey application. RSG fielded the first IVIS Survey in Toronto.
The Forecasts Project with the US Department of Defense was contracted for $320,000 - RSG's largest to date.
Truck noise modeling in Hookset for Dubois & King launched RSG's capabilities in environmental acoustics.
With work for Chittenden County RPC, RSG builds its first travel forecasting model.
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.
A task within a traffic study for Rutland Mall, RSG's first air modeling project kicked off the firm's environmental work.
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.