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1982 - 2006

Bowman Environmental was founded in 1982 by J. Thomas Bowman.  From there Dr. Bowman developed the Bee-Line Software products by rewriting the EPA mainframe guideline for air dispersion models and several emergency release models for use on microcomputers.

In addition to developing the most intuitive & user friendly air dispersion modeling software in the industry, Dr. Bowman also established the Bee-Line Training program, which he has been conducting for over 15 years in the United States and around the world. His courses in industrial permit modeling and the use of AerMod & CalPuff software are the foundation for the new EnviroMod University curriculum. The core theory of teaching students a "hands on" method of air dispersion modeling has established a reputation in the industry as one of the best places to send employees for training.

The main principle that Dr. Bowman invoked in developing a quality modeling management tool is simple and unchanged since the company's founding:  Develop a Product for Modelers by Modelers.

2007 - 2014

Bowman Environmental & BEE-Line Software became Oris Solutions, LLC in 2007. Dr. Bowman, along with some new partners formed Oris Solutions to protect the legacy that BEE-Line established in the industry and to provide continuity for the next 25 years. In a changing world with challenging new demands for air dispersion modeling software and training, Oris has a hard charged commitment to developing new and effective solutions for today and tomorrow.

In under one year, Oris Solutions has created and begun offering some of the following products and services to the environmental management community. Furthermore, while we do not believe in competing with our customers by providing consulting services, we do believe in being available to customers to lend a helping hand in "overflow" situations. Whether it is a difficult, long range modeling project, or a customer is backed up with work but does not want to pass up business, the experienced professionals at Oris Solutions are here to help on any projects that may arise.

2014 - Present

Providence is a full service consulting company offering environmental, engineering, disaster recovery, staffing, technology, architecture, surveying, and other support services. We provide our services to both the government and industry sector across the country and abroad. Most recently, Providence acquired Oris Solutions, now Providence/Oris, in order to provide a holistic solution for our clients’ air quality needs.

With this acquisition and the recent addition of stack testing, Providence has become the first and only company to offer clients the full spectrum of air quality services from permitting to modeling, compliance, and testing. This vertically integrated comprehensive offering provides clients the convenience of “one-stop shopping” and confidence in the cohesiveness and integrity of the services they receive.

Providence is committed to lifting some of the air quality regulatory burdens for our clients by developing compliance strategies and technically sound, cost-effective solutions. Whether you face a permitting issue, an emission testing question, a dispersion modeling challenge, or an emission control problem, our dynamic team of air quality professionals has solutions.

Providence is pleased to have you as a client and we look forward to continuing to serve you. Find out more about our services at www.providenceeng.com.

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