Nova Group, GBC Acquires Carlson Environmental, Inc.
Updated: Oct 22, 2021
Leading Real Estate Due Diligence Advisory Firm strengthens its commitment to providing quality turnkey services to their global Commercial Real Estate client base while continuing to support the Chicagoland area.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – October 11, 2021 – Nova Group, GBC (“Nova”), an industry leading commercial real estate due diligence advisory firm, announces the acquisition of Carlson Environmental Inc. (“Carlson”), a full-scale environmental consulting firm.
As with previous strategic acquisitions, Nova Group, GBC sees Carlson Environmental as an ideal fit with Nova’s commitment to providing quality turnkey services to their global Commercial Real Estate client base while continuing to support the Chicagoland area. Carlson’s long term client relationships speak to their own history of quality work and trust among their base in the Greater Chicago area and beyond. The addition of Carlson Environmental will allow for expanded services, reach, and capacity in the US Market.
At Nova, we have known, competed, and collaborated with Ed Garske and the Carlson team for many years. Their outstanding reputation for quality work has resulted in extreme loyalty from their clients. Carlson’s dedicated employees have been with Ed for many years and will immediately become significant contributors to Nova’s growing team. Ed and I share the belief that the quality and commitment from and to our employees is critical to our success as a company.
Steve Cummings | Owner & CEO | Nova Group, GBC
I have known Steve Cummings for many years. His philosophy and manner in which he runs Nova mirrored how we have run Carlson since its inception. There is no doubt, Nova embraces the same beliefs and family culture Carlson employees are accustomed to and service that clients have come to rely on. In the past, when Carlson has collaborated with Nova it has been a great experience. Nova’s commitment to their employees allowed me to feel content in knowing that the heart and soul of Carlson Environmental will continue long into the future, once I retire. I am also comforted knowing that our clients will see no change in the dedicated service that we have provided for over 33 years. They will now have the added benefit of expanded services provided under the Nova umbrella, as well as continuing to be able to trust Carlson to provide solutions for the commercial real estate industry, now and forever.”
Edward Garske | President | Carlson Environmental