The Blackstone Team

Blackstone offers a collaborative, supportive, hands-on environment where our staff can thrive and provide the best service and technical expertise to our clients. Education and safety are paramount to our organization, and we offer quarterly training to staff on relevant professional topics.

Company History

Founded in Overland Park, Kansas by Mike Kukuk in late 2010, Blackstone Environmental, Inc. provides environmental professionals a collaborative, innovative and entrepreneurial space to practice their scientific and engineering crafts and support our clients with best-in-class services and solutions. 

Since its inception, Blackstone has steadily grown in service offerings and size through the addition of environmental specialists who provide new areas of expertise. Our technically diverse team boasts engineers, geologists, hydrogeologists, and scientists. In 2018, Blackstone expanded with an office in St. Louis, Missouri. The company is an SBA-Certified Small Business, and one of Kansas City Business Journal’s top 250 private companies ranked by revenue in 2019.

Blackstone provides various service lines, including solid waste, environmental assessment and design, energy sector, natural resources planning and permitting, and regulatory compliance. 

Our firm, which is employee owned, has built successful long-term relationships with clients based on outstanding personal connections, strategic thinking and problem solving. 

Company Culture

Blackstone encourages participation in industry and community groups to support continued personal and professional growth and development.

We also like to have a little fun! You may find us grilling out on a sunny Friday afternoon, lunching together, enjoying a team-building outing, working on a wellness challenge or enjoying the annual chili cook-off.

Awards & Recognition

Blackstone employees are the best and we know it! See how they are recognized in their fields of expertise:

  • Ranked #75 in Zweig Group’s Hot Firm Award List of 100 Fastest Growing Firms in 2023 (Learn More)
  • One of Kansas City Business Journal’s Top 250 Private Companies Ranked by Revenue in 2019 (Learn More)
  • Ranked in Kansas City’s Engineering Firms (Learn More)
  • Kyle Kukuk, Kansas Chapter Vice President, Solid Waste Association of North America
  • Michael Kukuk, KU Edwards Campus Environmental Industry Board (Learn More)

Outreach & Involvement

Blackstone encourages staff to take part in experiences that allow them to mentor, make a difference in the community and grow professionally and personally. See how they are involved: