Serving land acquisition professionals throughout the Land of Lincoln since 1955!




We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

We specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists.

Our employees, working in 225 locations around the world, push open the doors to what's possible each and every day.
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Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services. We have more than 160 offices in over 40 countries and territories employing more than 4,500 people who work on projects around the world. ERM is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality to create value for our clients. We have worked with many of the Global Fortune 500 companies delivering innovative solutions for business and selected government clients helping them understand and manage the sustainability challenges that the world is increasingly facing.

For over 40 years we have been working with clients around the world and in diverse industry sectors to help them to understand and manage their environmental, health, safety, risk and social impacts. The key sectors we serve include Oil & Gas, Mining, Power, and Manufacturing, Chemical and Pharmaceutical. All face critical sustainability challenges and our clients in these and many other areas rely on our ability to assist them operate more sustainably which has a positive impact on our planet.



Recognizing a void in the quality of service provided by Right of Way and Real Estate consultants, Neilia LaValle and Joel Sewell founded Paragon Partners in 1993. Since then, we have been Advancing the Industry by improving our clients’ outcomes across a wide range of projects – regardless of size, scope, or complexity.

We constantly pursue a pattern of excellence in delivering the land rights essential to our public and private sector clients’ projects.  Our client-centric service model is driven by:

  • Trained industry experts utilizing best practices learned from hundreds of successful projects to quickly resolve unexpected challenges.
  • Services uniquely tailored for each project, allowing us to regularly exceed client expectations.
  • Industry leading software and GIS solutions, including our patented automated route costing tools, Web-based information management system, and PDQ|Paragon Data Quest software applications.
  • Proactive services that achieve project objectives while also promoting each client’s best interests through our interface with landowners, tenants, and other stakeholders affected by the project.

To share and gain knowledge, we actively participate and hold leadership positions in the key industry organizations:

  • International Right of Way Association (IRWA)
  • American Public Works Association (APWA)
  • Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)
  • League of California Cities
  • Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS)
  • California Redevelopment Association (CRA)
  • Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA)
  • American Wind Association (AWEA)
  • Energy Bar Association
  • Urban Land Institute

Paragon Partners is a privately-held, certified woman-owned corporation. We serve our clients from our headquarters in Huntington Beach, California and numerous regional and project offices located nationwide.

Michiana Land Services, Inc.


Since 1997, Michiana Land Services (MLS) has provided full-service right of way support to Public Utilities, Private Industry and Government Agencies. Our experience includes Pipelines, Electric Transmission Lines, Wind Power and Telecommunications. MLS has two office locations to serve you: St. Joseph, MI and Fort Wayne, IN.

No job is too big or too small. At MLS, we’ll bring the project in on time and within budget!