The Blackstone Team

Technically diverse, innovative, collaborative, client focused. That’s us! We are a team of engineers, geologists, hydrogeologists and scientists who love what we do, are up for a challenge, and are ready to support your next environmental project.

Meet Our Leadership

Company History

Founded in Overland Park, Kan. 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 and 2019, Blackstone expanded with offices in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri.

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 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. 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:

  • Anne Melia, 2019 Member of the Year, Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers, Heartland Chapter (Learn More)

  • Kyle Kukuk, Kansas Chapter Vice President, Solid Waste Association of North America
  • Michael Kukuk, KU Edwards Campus Environmental Industry Board (Learn More)
  • Lindsay E. James, 2019 Missouri Waste Control Coalition Board of Directors (Learn More)
  • Anne Melia, 2018 Distinguished Service Recognition Award, Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers, Heartland Chapter (Learn More)
  • Emily Smart, 2018 EPA L.E.A.F.S. Award, City of Dubuque (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: