Case Study: Town of Sturbridge, Massachusetts
The Town of Sturbridge, Massachusetts covers 40 square miles and houses nearly 10,000 residents. It is best known for its educational and tourist attraction, the Old Sturbridge Village living history museum, at which actors recreate rural New England life of the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. Also of interest in Sturbridge is the Tantiusques reservation containing a historic graphite mine.
The Town of Sturbridge needed to pursue an updated wastewater treatment system and sought outside consultants for the project. In choosing independent contractors, this historic municipality is often selective and careful, with a goal of identifying a reliable long-term resource, not simply a vendor for an immediate project. Great Blue Heron Management possessed the combination of technical expertise and business ingenuity sought out by the Town of Sturbridge. Roy Wood and his team boasted a reputation of understanding all aspects of wastewater, meeting deadlines, adhering to budgets, and taking full ownership of a project. Great Blue Heron Management was a resource that Sturbridge could, and still does, trust.
Great Blue Heron Management was chosen because of their past work experience as well as their personnel management skills. The project was successful because of the unique combination of business and technological expertise that Roy Wood could bring to it. Today, the Department of Public Works for the Town of Sturbridge still calls on Great Blue Heron Management when the need arises.