SEA is an energy engineering consulting firm founded in 1988 by its current CEO, Steve Sain. Steve had aspirations for a better BALANCE among priorities of growth, profitability, customer service, community service & especially employee fulfillment. His approach streamlines priorities down to three equally important “MUST DO” operating principles.

It’s a three-legged stool analogy. If one leg buckles, the whole thing falls down. They are:


“If we do these three things with the utmost integrity, growth, community involvement and other things will naturally follow,” Steve Sain said. “We’ve experienced this. We’ve grown (as documented by “Inc.” magazine). We’ve given back (all of our employees are shareholders as part of the company’s ESOP program). I’ve heard testimonials from employees as well as clients that they’re happy because we serve them and/or fulfill them extremely well.”

Initially, SEA focused its marketing approach as a subcontractor to larger firms. In order to grow in an independent manner, SEA would need to work directly for their client base. Our new approach would take time to develop a market presence and reputation which is recognized by our comprehensive client base, which includes clientele in the educational, transportation, manufacturing, commercial and U.S. Federal markets.

SEA took it one step at-a-time by starting on small projects and building its reputation on high-quality expertise, responsive customer service and, above all, integrity.


SEA is proud to be considered by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a “small, emerging” business. SEA has had to rely on industry-specific expertise and innovative ways to achieve excellence and maintain growth. Our “family-like” culture allows us to foster relationships with our employees and partners wherever they are located. We’ve embraced the latest technologies and renewable energy developments to enhance these relationships, make our processes more efficient and bring added value to our customers.