October 12, 2017 – Restoration Services, Inc. (RSI), TVAEnergy LLC and Vis Solis, Inc. hosted a ceremonial “powering up” of a new solar array at the Highlands Business Park industrial development complex in Cookeville, Tennessee.Read More
During the solar eclipse on Monday August 21, 2017, Restoration Services, Inc. (RSI) was interested to see the impact that the solar eclipse had on energy production at Brightfield One solar array. At the time of solar eclipse totality in Oak Ridge, energy production temporarily dipped to zero. The graph to the right shows the dramatic drop of production as the solar eclipse progressed throughout East Tennessee.Read More
RSI and the RSI Employee Outreach Committee (EOC) joined efforts to offer ten (10) $1,000 college scholarships to help children of RSI employees achieve their greatest potential through higher education. The scholarships were awarded to graduating high school students who will be attending college in the upcoming fall 2017 semester.Read More
WAVERLY, Ohio – About 40 Restoration Services, Inc. (RSI) employees and their family members took part in the company’s Environmental Day on Saturday, June 10, at the Walnut Street Park in Waverly, Ohio.Read More
May 17, 2017 - Restoration Services, Inc. (RSI) of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was awarded a contract by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for Project Support Services in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and other TVA locations. The contract has an approximate value of $25 million, with a three-year base performance period and the option for TVA to extend the contract for up to two additional years. The Project Support Services contract is effective June 1, 2017.Read More
OAK RIDGE, May 17, 2017 - Restoration Services, Inc. (RSI) has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as the Fiscal Year 2016 Small Business of the Year. This award was presented at DOE’s 17th Annual Small Business Forum & Expo to recognize the creative, unique, and extraordinary performance of a small business which has significantly and directly impacted core DOE mission objectives and requirements. Paul Clay, RSI President, and Greg Wilkett, Program Director, were in Kansas City to accept this honor.Read More
The Development Corporation of Knox County (TDC), Restoration Services, Inc. (RSI), and Vis Solis with their numerous partners hosted an Earth Day celebration of success and plug-in ceremony at Eastbridge Business Park on Friday, April 21.Read More
Robert (Bob) Gelinas, RSI Sr. Hydrogeologist / Project Manager, recently won the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Award at the 2017 Waste Management Symposia Conference. The Award was for Paper #17368 “Development of a Regional Groundwater Flow Model for the US DOE Oak Ridge Reservation: Numerical Model Using MODFLOW-USG,” presented in Session #74B.Read More
Jamie Prowse, RSI Senior Environmental Scientist/Health Physicist supporting the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) West Valley Demonstration Project, recently received two Certificates of Appreciation from DOE Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, Monica Regalbuto.Read More
On December 14, 2016 the RSI Environmental Technical Services (ETS) II Team celebrated one million safe work hours or 2,778 days and seven and a half years without a recordable accident or injury. The RSI Team provides technical services for the Department of Energy (DOE) site office at the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio.Read More
Restoration Services, Inc. (RSI) was named to Outside Magazine’s ninth annual “Best Places to Work” list. RSI was ranked No. 66 out of 100 selected companies. The full list of 100 is available at outsideonline.com/bestplacestowork. This is the third year that RSI has been listed in the top 100 “Best Places to Work” list since 2009.Read More
November 17, 2016 - Portsmouth Environmental Technical Services contractor Restoration Services, Inc. (RSI) earned 96% of its available award fee in Fiscal Year 2016 with an overall “excellent” rating, according to a scorecard by the Department of Energy (DOE) released on November 15, 2016. RSI earned “excellent” ratings in the following categoriesRead More
October 20, 2016 – Restoration Services, Inc. (RSI) and Vis Solis, Inc. hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the launch of their new 1 megawatt (MW) solar array, Plateau Park Solar, at Plateau Partnership Park industrial development complex in Rockwood, Tennessee. Also held at the event was a kickoff for the next solar project: Eastbridge Solar Advantage in Knox County. Community and elected officials from Rockwood, Crossville, and Roane, Morgan, and Cumberland Counties were in attendance.Read More
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (“ASRC”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Restoration Services, Inc. (“RSI” or “the Company”) by our wholly-owned subsidiary ASRC Industrial Services, LLC (“AIS”). Headquartered in Oak Ridge, Tennessee RSI was founded 20 years ago and provides a variety of environmental services, including: regulatory strategy, comprehensive characterization, long-term stewardship, project controls and beneficial site reuse. The Company serves both federal and commercial customers throughout the continental United States.Read More
RSI and the EOC joined efforts to offer six (6) $1,000 college scholarships to help children of RSI employees achieve their greatest potential through higher education. The scholarships were awarded to graduating high school students who will be attending college in the upcoming fall 2016 semester.Read More
“This project represents another exciting partnership between leaders in the Tennessee Solar Industry. Working together for over five years, Vis Solis, Franklin, TN, and Brown Construction, Fayetteville, TN, joined forces and formed the new partnership, Tennessee Valley Alternative Energy, earlier this year to provide EPC services for alternative energy projects in the Tennessee Valley. With the new 1 MW Plateau Park Solar array, we continue in our quest for increasing solar generation projects in the Tennessee.”Read More
RSI’s management approach is guided by a simple “Top Ten” list of tenets. Cherish Your People is number one. As a services business, RSI knows that the company is literally defined by its people. With the growth of the company and increasing number of locations, it has been hard to stay connected and enrich our company culture. Recognizing this, the RSI Board of Directors approved the development of an employee team to focus on creating a framework for a more active and involved company culture.
The team’s initial meetings focused on ideas that would advance the RSI culture. Throughout discussions the team identified areas of improvement and “bucketed” them into 4 simple categories: (1) Employee Ownership, (2) Benefits, (3) Feedback and improvement (4) Culture/Fun Factor. As the team continued to refine and look at these buckets and specifically how they could be improved, it became evident that there was a common trend in those solutions. That single trend was overwhelmingly COMMUNICATION.
Addressing communication for a small business with employees in multiple locations working under a variety of contract structures and security systems was a big hurdle. What we needed was a communication tool that could be accessed from every location and any device.
With our list of demands including easy access, security, and usability, the team reviewed several online systems and found Jostle. Jostle is a cloud-based intranet designed to improve employee engagement and internal communications. It has a phone/tablet app for ease of access even from field locations. Jostle provides features to: align organizations, teams, initiatives and values; share news; recognize everyone’s successes; and make sure each employee has the help and information they need to get work done. Specific features include: employee directory that can be personalized, data import/export, targeted announcements, event planning and calendar, discussion groups, surveys, document library, and collaboration tools.
With Jostle lined up, an implementation plan was developed, a team of Jostle administrators was lined up and began organizing and uploading employee resources, and COMMUNICATION began. RSI will be implementing Jostle to all employees the end of July 2016. The “launch” of Jostle will consist of a Jostle Launch Party to introduce employees to this new tool in a fun and exciting way. RSI is excited to provide a high level of connectivity and an avenue to increase employee engagement.