San Diego, CA (January, 2018) — Environmental Business Journal® (EBJ), a business research publication which provides high value strategic business intelligence to the environmental industry, has honored several companies for growth, innovation, technology, and industry leadership in 2017.

Absolute Resource Associates (ARA) of Portsmouth, NH is pleased to announce that it was chosen to receive the EBJ Bronze Award for Business Achievement, Small Firms (Under $5M). 

“In what is widely regarded as a stable market, a number of companies exceeded the norms of low single-digit growth with double-digit growth or ambitious ventures into new practice areas or technology development,” said Grant Ferrier, president of Environmental Business International.

Absolute Resource Associates was recognized for for growing Laboratory Services by 20%, Indoor Air Quality by 15%, and hiring six new people in 2017 to reach $3.5 million in revenues. ARA was also named among New Hampshire’s Top Women Led Businesses, and was among the Top 10 Fastest Growing Women Led Businesses of 2017.

The 2017 EBJ awards will be presented at a special ceremony at the Environmental Industry Summit XVI in San Diego, Calif. on March 21, 2018. The Environmental Industry Summit is an annual three-day executive retreat hosted by EBI, Inc. and 2020 Environmental Group.

About Absolute Resource Associates:
Absolute Resource Associates is a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB, WBE, NELAC, ISO/IEC 17025 and DoD ELAP accredited) providing a broad range of environmental services to clients throughout New England and beyond. Services include Environmental Laboratory Testing, Indoor Air Quality Services as well as Project Management. The principals and partners of ARA have been active in both the local and national environmental testing industry for decades. Their experience includes regulatory compliance, information management, quality assurance, operations, and technical expertise in the environmental industry.