Our Company

PSC is an independent, nonpartisan consulting firm that is trusted, respected, and engaged in our community.

Our Mission

Improving the quality of life for residents of Michigan and beyond through the development and implementation of innovative, actionable public policies.

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Our Vision

PSC is a force in public policy. Our problem-solving strategies and creative solutions enable us to inform and influence policy making. We recognize the power of good public policy and envision a world where it is shaped by thoughtful discourse and rigorous research—transcending partisanship—for the benefit of all.

Our Values

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PSC is an independent, nonpartisan company that is trusted, respected, and engaged in our community.

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Our work process is collaborative, informed, rigorous, objective, thorough, thoughtful, civil, and inclusive.

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Our services are innovative, powerful, and useful.

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Our people are honest, smart, passionate, knowledgeable, open, creative, and diverse in skills, experiences, interests, expertise, and perspectives.

Our History

1979Gerald A. Faverman establishes Public Sector Consultants, operating out of his basement.
1980The firm secures its first paying client.
1981The company moves into its first office at 704 Abbott Road in East Lansing, Michigan.
1982PSC files as a corporation with the State of Michigan.
1983The firm moves to the Knapp’s Centre at 300 South Washington Square in Lansing, Michigan. Robert Hannah joins the company and founds Information Plus. Craig Ruff is hired.
1984PSC doubles its office space in the Knapp’s Centre.
1985The company reaches $1 million in annual revenue and registers its logo with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Bill Rustem is hired.
1986The firm publishes the first edition of Michigan in Brief: An Issues Handbook. Peter Pratt is hired.
1988PSC secures its first contract with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
1991The company creates its first local area network, buys its first laser printer, and begins work on its first project with a budget exceeding $500,000 (the Rouge River National Wet Weather Demonstration Project). Jeff Williams is hired.
1992The company reaches $2 million in annual revenue.
1993PSC joins forces with Mitchell Communications Circle and moves to 600 West St. Joseph Street in Lansing, Michigan.
1994PSC founder Gerald Faverman leaves the firm. Craig Ruff and Bill Rustem become sole principals.
1997The company helps launch the Great Lakes Fishery Trust.
1999PSC receives its first project with a budget exceeding $1 million.
2000The firm launches People and Land, starts its first special education project, and undertakes its first major project on early childhood education. Julie Metty Bennett is hired.
2003PSC reaches $3 million in annual revenue. Peter Pratt and Jeff Williams become principals.
2004Craig Ruff sells ownership shares and begins working part-time. Bill Rustem becomes CEO and president.
2005The company reaches $4 million in annual revenue and starts work on the Continuous Improvement and Monitoring System (CIMS).
2007PSC reaches $5 million in annual revenue and starts its first project with the Center for Michigan.
2008The company works with the Michigan Public Service Commission to establish Michigan Saves.
2010Bill Rustem retires. Jeff Williams becomes CEO. Peter Pratt becomes president.
2012The firm reaches $6 million in annual revenue. Julie Metty Bennett becomes a principal.
2013PSC moves to 230 North Washington Square in Lansing, Michigan. Craig Ruff retires.
2015The company reaches $7 million in annual revenue.
2016PSC joins forces with Kuntzsch Solutions. Rachel and Dave Kuntzsch become principals.
2017The company refreshes its brand.

Our Work

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