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Solid Solutions specializes in bringing long-term economic development to communities.

Our Mission

Solid Solutions specializes in bringing long-term economic development projects to communities by partnering with them in permitting and constructing critical environmental infrastructure needed for their sustained growth. These projects would include:

Light- and Medium-Sized Industrial Parks

New, State-of-the-Art Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and C&D Landfills

Waste Transfer Stations

Wetland and Stream Mitigation Banks

Material Recycling Facilities (MRFs) and Beneficial Reuse Recycling Facilities

The property taxes and host fees generated off the operations of these projects bring jobs, revenue and prosperity for their host communities. Our team has been successful with projects because we prioritize environmental protection and the needs of the community.

Our focus is to be transparent development partners, working side-by-side with local leaders and the community.

Our Team

Successful industrial development requires a strong, experienced team. Solid Solutions’ team of developers, engineers, environmental scientists and legal experts have worked with numerous state environmental regulators in permitting light- to medium-sized industrial parks, municipal solid waste facilities and other critical environmental infrastructure across the United States.

Ernest Kaufmann

Ernest Kaufmann is an accomplished solid waste executive with more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of leadership, strategic planning and execution associated with this industry. Mr. Kaufmann founded and served as president of Green Group Holdings from 2004-2016 and during this time oversaw environmental permitting and project coordination efforts on infrastructure projects in multiple states. He has permitted and supervised the development or expansion of 15 environmental facilities during his career, including the most recent MSW landfill to be permitted in the State of Georgia, which is located in Meriwether County. During his career Mr. Kaufmann has been an executive of solid waste companies, Allied Waste and BFI (Browning-Ferris Industries now Republic Services®), covering territories in metro Atlanta, Northern Alabama and the Florida panhandle. Mr. Kaufmann also served on the Huntsville City Council for 3 terms and remains the youngest elected at-large official (at age 27) to have served on this city council.

William “Tee” Stribling

As president of Solid Solutions Tee Stribling has more than 20 years of experience in the natural resources and environmental services industry. Mr. Stribling is active in the mining, solid waste and transportation sectors of the economy. Mr. Stribling worked to privatize a publicly owned MSW landfill in metro Atlanta in 2015 and 2016. During this time, he developed and negotiated contracts for public-private partnerships (PPP) as well as an agreement with a major private solid waste company.  

Bob Norman

Robert (Bob) C. Norman is a senior attorney with the Macon, Georgia law firm of Jones Cork, LLP and focuses his practice on environmental law, commercial litigation, and commercial transactions, with an emphasis on environmental infrastructure development, from inception to final construction and operations including land acquisition and zoning/land use approvals, environmental permitting, and related legal proceedings, and business transactions involving those projects and facilities. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and the UGA Lumpkin School of Law. Bob has been selected for inclusion in Georgia “Super Lawyers” and in “The Best Lawyers of America” publication in the areas of environmental and land use/zoning law, and has a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rating of “AV Preeminent”.

Hodges, Harbin, Newberry, & Tribble

HHNT is by far the largest and most experienced landfill engineering company in Georgia, and has designed and consulted on many landfill projects and light-to-medium industrial parks nationwide.

Their professionals participated in the regulation development process with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Georgia Environmental Protection Department. No major new MSW landfills have been permitted in Georgia since 2001 that did not include HHNT on the design and permitting team. Their expertise in environmental science allows them to custom-tailor environmental benefits to meet the specific needs of the host community.

Joseph H. Fowler

Mr. Fowler's legal practice is concentrated in the areas of general civil litigation, wills, estates and trusts, as well as local government. For many years, he has served as General Counsel to several local county governmental bodies responsible for industrial development, utility services, and public and senior housing. Mr. Fowler has significant experience in the preparation of wills, trusts and related estate plans. For many years, he has had a general trial practice in state and federal courts with an emphasis in business, personal injury and estate litigation.