Since its inception, Redwing has grown steadily from a two-person firm to the thriving 26-person company that exists today, offering a broad range of ecological and environmental engineering consulting expertise to a wide variety of clients.

Redwing Ecological Services, Inc. was established in 1999 by Kiersten Fuchs and Ron Thomas with a few committed clients and hundreds of contacts in the private and public sectors.  Richard Clausen joined them in October of that year and, in response to Redwing's steady growth, Shelia Broughton came on board as Business Manager in 2000 to run operations from the inside while the other three focused on field work and client relations outside the office.  A partnership soon evolved, with Shelia Broughton and Richard Clausen joining as owners in 2004.  Redwing has steadily added employees to meet growing workload demands and fill key expertise roles.  Brad Anderson joined Redwing in 2006 and has grown a team of environmental engineers that offer diverse natural resource-related engineering services.  He became a member of the Redwing ownership team as a partner in 2017.  Redwing offers a diverse staff of ecologists, wildlife biologists, aquatic biologists, and environmental engineers that can respond to any ecological issue encountered by their clients.

 Redwing Principals attribute their continued success to their commitment to clients and belief in treating clients, associates and agency representatives with respect; being responsive to project needs; and providing thorough communication with all parties involved with a project.  Their diverse client base comes from a positive reputation within the industry and regulatory agencies, long-term client relationships, and current client referrals.

  LIFE BEFORE REDWING:
Ms. Fuchs was a wildlife biologist in the natural resources group of a large engineering/environmental firm, and held positions with a variety of public agencies and private wildlife conservation organizations across the U.S. and in Canada.

Mr. Thomas managed the natural resources group for a large engineering/environmental firm, ran a private soil consulting business, and worked as an environmental scientist for the Virginia Department of Health.

Ms. Broughton held the position of office administrator for a large engineering/environmental firm, and was the office manager for a local law firm.

Mr. Clausen was a scientist for a large engineering/environmental firm and a conservation assistant for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Redwing Principals have taught many technical field training courses as well as classroom-style professional seminars. As part of their outdoor education program, Redwing Principals have conducted multiple field study classes to give elementary, high school and college students a hands-on experience in the natural world.

Also to their credit are various certifications such as being federally certified as a Small Business Enterprise, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet certification as a Disadvantaged/Woman-owned Business Enterprise, certification by Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District as a Women-owned Business Enterprise, and Louisville and Jefferson County Metro Human Relations Commission certification as a Female Business Enterprise.

Redwing Principals attribute their continued success to their commitment to clients and belief in treating clients, associates and agency representatives with respect; being responsive to the project needs of their client; and providing thorough communication with all parties involved with a project. Their diverse client base comes from a positive reputation within the industry and regulatory agencies, long-term client relationships, and current client referrals.