About Us

EMC Planning Group is a full-service land use and environmental planning firm located in Monterey, California. Estabished in 1978, the firm is recognized as the most established and leading provider of land use and environmental planning services on the central coast of California. The firm has also earned the reputation of being responsive, committed to customer satisfaction, and producing quality products.

The firm distinguishes itself with its talented and highly trained, multi-disciplinary team of professionals and its ability to deliver insightful solutions to complex planning issues. The diverse range of professional experience and technical expertise of the firm’s staff provides clients with a practical and innovative approach to land use and environmental planning and design. The firm believes in the value and spirit of teamwork. It is when one works towards consensus building, through collaboration with team members, clients, and public agencies that everyone is truly successful.

Mission Statement
To place quality, professional, and solution-oriented people into a team atmosphere in order to serve our clients and plan for tomorrow's success.

Company History
Michael Groves started the business as Environmental Management Consultants in 1978. The principal focus of the firm was to provide small city staff support services and environmental impact report preparation. Over the years, the firm grew in size, expanded services in the areas of community planning, permit and regulatory compliance, and incorporated as EMC Planning Group in 1987. The types of services we offer has continued to grow and change with the needs of our clients. In order to provide the highest quality of service to our clients, the firm's management structure and smaller size has been retained, allowing a hands on approach with each project and client.

Company Culture
EMC Planning Group strives to create a “human environment” where people have a voice and an impact on how the company is run. We strive for teamwork, a variety of work opportunities, and a healthy work environment.