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10th Anniversary

Celebrating 10 Years Serving Our Clients


SEE was founded by Philip Ruck, who worked out of his home office in Orono until March 2014, connecting with references throughout New England from his past experiences to establish a client base. SEE’s first client base included timber industry companies and the City of Old Town, rapidly expanding to other industries, institutions, and municipalities.

A photo of the Stillwater team in front of a large tree.


SEE began hiring interns from the University of Maine College of Engineering

Two photos showing teams of interns working in the field.

Staff Addition

Jeff Spaulding, the current Project Manager at SEE, started out as an engineering technician after graduating from the University of Maine’s School of Surveying Engineering Technology, eventually joining SEE’s team in the Spring of 2014 as the first official full-time staff member

Two photos of Jeff Spaulding, Project Manager at Stillwater.

Office Relocation

SEE moved locations to the Upstart Center for Entrepreneurship (previously the Target Technology Center) at 20 Godfrey Drive in Orono, Maine

A photo of the Upstart Center for Entrepreneurship, new home of Stillwater Engineering.

Expanded Services

Phil Ruck received licensure to practice environmental engineering in New Hampshire and Vermont, significantly expanding SEE’s reach for providing environmental compliance services across New England

Staff Addition

Cara Belanger started as an intern and was later hired as SEE’s first full-time Project Scientist

A photo of Cara Belanger, SEE's first full-time project scientist.

Expanded Services

Phil Ruck received licensure to practice environmental engineering in New York, further extending SEE’s geographic range of services

Staff Addition

Tiffany Wilson joined SEE as the second full-time Project Scientist

A photo of Tiffany Wilson, SEE's second full-time Project Scientist.

Staff Addition

Morgan Jones joined SEE as an Assistant Environmental Engineer

Morgan Jones SEE 10th Anniversary
  • Through the Summer Internship program, SEE has had continued partnerships with the University of Maine, Husson University, and Bowdoin College
  • Over the years, SEE has organized and assisted with clean-up events and storm drain stenciling events for the cities of Old Town, Brewer, and Bangor, the Towns of Hampden, Lisbon, Sabattus, Veazie, the Maine Air National Guard Base, and Eastern Maine Community College
  • SEE gives back to the community by volunteering at events such as the Northern Maine Children’s Water Festival, the Maine Science Festival, and the Maine State Science Fair
  • The team at SEE often partners with organizations like the Bangor Area Stormwater Group (BASWG) to conduct volunteer events and compliance training
  • SEE collaborates with firms across New England to better serve our clients
  • Providing stormwater management and pollution prevention training for MS4 clients, municipal staff, town councils, select boards, and planning boards
  • SEE specializes in stormwater education throughout surrounding communities. Cara Belanger, Project Scientist, visits schools to educate students about the effects of stormwater pollution on the environment and how to reduce it
  • Phil Ruck, President, Cara Belanger, Project Scientist, and Jeff Spaulding, Project Manager, have all been certified in the inspection and maintenance of stormwater BMPs by MDEP
  • Most SEE members have received their 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) certification
  • Jeff Spaulding is an  FAA Licensed Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Remote Pilot, certified for drone operation
  • Members of SEE have attended and/or spoken at the following environmental conferences over the years: 
    • Maine Water & Sustainability Conference
    • Maine Stormwater Conference
    • NEIWPCC Annual Non-Point Source Conference
    • National StormCon
    • Maine Safety and Health Conference
    • Maine Lakes Conference
    • Annual Maine Watershed Managers Roundtable
  • Have serviced over 100 clients
  • Have serviced over one-third of Maine MS4s
  • Have employed over 30 student interns
  • Completed hundreds of projects for our clients
  • Attended or assisted with planning dozens of volunteer events
  • Conducted hundreds of training sessions
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Wow, it is hard to believe that it has been 10 years to the day since SEE opened for business!  I am very fortunate to have the opportunity every day to work with such an outstanding group of young professionals on staff here and appreciate all their efforts to make SEE such a successful venture.  I also sincerely thank all of our clients throughout the past decade, as they are the reason SEE exists.  I am already looking forward to what the next 10 years hold in store for us!

Phil Ruck Stillwater Environmental Engineering About
Phil Ruck, P.E.
President, SEE, Inc.