Testimonials

“I was extremely impressed… Darrin was a pleasure to work with, and I would wholeheartedly recommend his services to other potential clients.”
“We hired Punchard Consulting for a project integrating climate change into hazard mitigation plans. I was extremely impressed by Darrin’s knowledge of the subject matter and the high quality of the finished product. He worked diligently to complete the project during a busy, transitional time for his business, all while providing frequent updates and keeping open lines of communication for feedback and brainstorming. Darrin was a pleasure to work with, and I would wholeheartedly recommend his services to other potential clients.”

– Becky Hammer, Deputy Director & Senior Attorney
Natural Resources Defense Council

“Over the past decade, Darrin has been a key part of advancing our hazard mitigation planning efforts. He is a great communicator, collaborative partner, and provides quality service centered around the unique needs of our community. Our complex planning and mitigation efforts would not have been as successful without Darrin.”

– Tim Trautman, P.E., CFM
Program Manager, Engineering & Mitigation Program
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services, NC

“We selected Darrin Punchard to assist with the preparation of our local CRS application, in addition to the creation of a template and other transferable materials for other communities in the region. Darrin delivered thorough, pragmatic and creative products that exceeded our expectations. He was flexible and easy to work with and we would recommend his services to other communities.”

Elizabeth Jenkins, AICP
Director of Planning & Development
Town of Barnstable, MA

“When I was the Planning Director for the Town of Fairhaven, we hired Punchard Consulting to develop our hazard mitigation plan. I have to say that was one of the best decisions I was a part of during my 17 years with Fairhaven. Darrin walked us through a very long and complex process and made it simple, understandable, and achievable. The Town could not have been happier with the end result, including a plan that was quickly approved by the State and FEMA with no required revisions.”

William D. Roth, Jr., AICP
Executive Director, Economic & Community Development
City of Taunton, MA

“Darrin brought to our project a deep expertise in hazard mitigation and flood management and an integrative approach with land use tools that was a perfect match for the needs of Washington, DC, a rapidly growing city vulnerable to multiple hazards worsened by the threat of climate change.”

– Tanya Stern, AICP
Director of Planning, Prince William County, VA
Former Deputy Director, DC Office of Planning

“One of the keys to a successful project is a great project manager, and Darrin is a great project manager! Our project was innovative and very complex. The knowledge, expertise and relationships that Darrin brought were critical to its success.”

– Wendy Taylor, P.E.
District Engineer
North Carolina Department of Transportation
Former Project Manager, Mecklenburg County, NC

“I would HIGHLY recommend Darrin Punchard. He does a complete job and you don’t have to worry about meeting FEMA standards. He is very thorough and easy to work with.”

– Mary George, AICP
Former Assistant Planning Director
Catawba County, NC

“Darrin is as articulate about, and as well-versed in, the subject of integrating hazard concerns, including the long term impacts of climate change, as anyone I know.”

– Jim Schwab, FAICP
Jim Schwab Consulting
Former Manager of APA Hazards Planning Center

“As an academic, I deeply value practitioners’ insights into how to solve problems and I can attest to Darrin’s ability to translate research into pragmatic guidance, tools, and resources which communities can use.”

– Lori Peek, Ph.D.
Director, Natural Hazards Center 

“I can say with complete confidence that Darrin is the best planning practitioner I have worked with in my 30-year career.”

Gavin P. Smith, Ph.D., AICP
Professor, Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning
North Carolina State University

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