About Us

Who we are:

Aldrich + Elliott (A+E) was formed in 1995 with a simple objective; to provide our clients with personal, responsive, quality and innovative water resource engineering services at competitive fees. From our office in Essex Junction, VT, A+E employs twenty dedicated environmentalists, including licensed professional engineers and technicians, ready and eager to tackle whatever challenges you face in water resources.


Leading initiatives to sustain our region’s water resources.


Dedicated to innovative water resource solutions for our community and environment.

Where we started – Why we’re here

A letter from Wayne Elliott PE, President

In 1995, John Forcier and Brad Aldrich formed Forcier Aldrich & Associates (FA&A) to provide water resource engineering solutions for communities in Vermont and New Hampshire. As an original member of the company, I was honored to join Brad in an ownership position in 2010 and shortly thereafter, the firm was rebranded to Aldrich + Elliott (A+E). Our company has continued to evolve; however our company philosophy hasn’t changed which is to provide every client with superior customer service, and innovative engineering solutions.

Our goal for each project is the same; to identify the optimum solution to meet (and hopefully exceed) each client’s needs. This starts by listening carefully to understand the client’s experiences and understanding of the problem. We then consider all possible solutions and apply a wealth of past experience, engineering knowledge, and innovation to identify the best answer. Every need is unique and deserves a solution specifically tailored to it, which is what makes our job so much fun.

From modest beginnings, we have grown into one of the premier water resource engineering firms in northern New England. We have worked with over sixty municipalities to address their wastewater, water, and stormwater needs. While we are proud of every project we work on, we have had the privilege of working on the following firsts in Vermont:

  • 1st municipal Sequential Batch Reactor wastewater treatment process –Johnson, VT
  • 1st UV disinfection system for a municipal wastewater treatment process – Johnson, VT
  • 1st uranium removal system for a municipal water system – Marshfield, VT
  • 1st arsenic removal system for a municipal water system – Newport, VT
  • Municipal WWTF improvements to comply with Lake Champlain Phosphorus TMDL – St Albans, VT

We have enjoyed steady growth, but have always tried to stay true to our core values: a commitment to excellence, integrity, respect, innovation, teamwork, work/life balance, and exceptional client service.

While we’ve been successful at the “business of engineering”, first and foremost we are environmentalists with a deep passion for the abundant natural resources in Vermont, New Hampshire, and the surrounding region. Our greatest satisfaction is helping our communities to protect public health and improve water quality, while protecting our environment for future generations.

Like any strong organization, we have continued to evolve over the years and I believe that we are poised to continue our work throughout Vermont and New Hampshire. We are very proud of the many long-term client relationships over our 27 year history, and I find myself working closely with our staff as we evaluate facilities that I originally designed over 20 years ago.

Jason Booth PE joined the ownership team in 2013 and has progressively developed into his current role of Vice-President. As we look ahead, Michael Mainer PE and Jeffrey Lewis PE joined the ownership team in 2023. I am very confident that A+E is prepared to continue our innovative and award-winning work for our clients for  generations to come. I could not be more proud of our legacy and what we have become, nor more positive about the future of A+E.

What we’re about

Helping our communities use water in sustainable ways. Protecting the environment for future generations.

Our Core Values

Our core values reflect our beliefs and culture as an organization and guide our strategic thinking in every aspect of our business.

Commitment to Excellence

– Superior standards of quality and service.

We care about what we do, how we work, our colleagues, and the clients we serve, which inspires us to excellence. We recognize that our solutions need to stand the test of time and therefore we take painstaking care of each client and each project. We take ownership of our work and embrace the professional standard of care entrusted to us by our clients.


– Challenge the status quo to deliver better solutions.

We listen, observe, and think. We are curious, resourceful and continually seek out ways to expand our knowledge. Learning leads to fulfillment, wisdom, and opportunity. We are problem solvers, forward thinkers and innovators.


– To live according to the highest standards of professional conduct.

We do the right thing. We are honest, accountable for our words and actions and treat each other with respect. Integrity builds trust, which is the basis for all our relationships.


– To treat everyone as we expect to be treated.

We keep promises, and build trust. We expect communications to be open, honest, and respectful. When ambiguity or uncertainty arises, people can ask questions and be heard. We are honest, ethical and authentic.


– Together we can attain more toward a shared purpose than we can alone.

We believe in the power of relationships. We take pride in collaborating to create outcomes beyond those which we would achieve independently. We recognize that each individual brings unique skills and ideas, and we embrace this diversity as a strength.


– Serving our community and profession.

Giving back is part of our culture. We have logged countless hours volunteering in our community and professional and technical organizations to lend a hand and make a difference.


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