Absolute Consulting was established in 1997 by Rick and Cyndy Linton to provide technical staff augmentation and consulting services to organizations in the nuclear industry. Today, the company continues to attract top-notch consultants and professionals in the energy industry and has expanded its suite of services to include Fossil Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas, Government Services, Biotechnology and Aerospace markets.
In the early years, the company supported nuclear clients mainly located in the Northeast and Midwest United States. As its client base grew, the company expanded its list of services to meet client needs, and began to expand geographically to include nuclear stations as far west as California and south down to South Texas. Absolute Consulting’s commitment to exceptional service is evidenced by long term client relationships. In fact, the company still serves its very first client.
Absolute Consulting had a record breaking year in 2002, receiving its first multi-million dollar procedure services contract. By 2003, its client list hit the mark of 20 for the first time.
The following year presented unique challenges when Category 4, Hurricane Ivan devastated Navarre, Florida, home of the corporate office. The storm affected a 100-mile area, including local infrastructures. Despite the difficult working conditions of being displaced by the storm, Absolute Consulting continued its service to its clients and field professionals, which included paying all of its employees as scheduled. The company continues to maintain a corporate emergency preparedness plan to this day in order to ensure dependable service to its clients. Absolute Consulting is driven by the motto, “We find a way!”
In 2005, the company expanded its corporate office and infrastructure to keep pace with the company’s growth. In October 2006, Absolute Consulting began work on its first international assignment in the United Kingdom.
Celebrating 10 Years
The company marked its 10th anniversary in 2007 with an honor from the Chamber of Commerce and later won a major, multi-year, multi-site procedure upgrade project.
Growth continued for Absolute Consulting and by January 2008, the company had hundreds of field professionals assigned in different regions across the United States. In June, Absolute Consulting was the proud recipient of the 2007 Top Supplier of the Year Award during the 3rd Annual Guidant Group Supplier Conference.
In 2008, Absolute Consulting became a Business Member of American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and supported its first Renewable Energy client for a wind ranch in New Mexico.
The Growth Continues
In 2010, the company expanded its primary services to include Fossil Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Oil and Gas, and Renewable Energy companies. By 2011, the company had enlarged its corporate headquarters yet again to meet the demands of those new energy clients.
2013 and 2014 were key years for improving corporate infrastructure to include the implementation of new key software programs which improved company efficiency and communication, adding value for customers and field professionals. Absolute Consulting also used those years to expand its customer base to include a Regional Transmission Organization, a Biotechnology firm, and the Aerospace market. The company also introduced new lines of service to include providing procedure writer training courses and making great strides toward Government Services. The future is looking bright at Absolute Consulting!