Credere is a women-owned business that specializes in redevelopment planning, engineering, hydrogeology, and environmental sciences. Credere’s goal is to provide services that positively impact the community, the economy, and the environment using Smart Growth principles. Credere has extensive experience in completing long-term, sustainable Brownfields Programs including planning, environmental assessment, remediation and redevelopment engineering in support of development and redevelopment projects.
Credere’s original Portland, Maine, office was originally formed in 1989 as Environmental Engineering and Remediation, Inc. (EER) and was subsequently acquired by Aquarion Engineering Services in 2001, Edwards and Kelcey in 2005, and Jacobs Edwards and Kelcey in the spring of 2007. In the fall of 2007, Theresa Patten with her partner Rip Patten acquired the Portland, Maine, office of Jacobs Edwards and Kelcey and incorporated Credere. In December of 2010 Theresa purchased their current building located in Westbrook. After renovation the building, Credere offically moved to Westbrook in April of 2010.
Theresa not only strives to help her clients to have a postitve impact on the communities in which we live, but she tries to create a workplace were employees are proud to work and excited about the work we do.