Burton Planning Services was formed in 2008 by Kimberly Burton, President of BPS. Our mission is to provide our clients with sustainable planning and environmental solutions that are timely, affordable, and customized for the client’s specific needs.

BPS is a DBE and EDGE-certified company in multiple states and jurisdictions and is also a licensed engineering firm in Ohio. We are partners of the National Complete Streets Coalition and American Planning Association’s Sustainable Communities Division, in addition to “Friends” of the Transportation Research Board’s Noise and Vibration Committee. We also have 7 environmental and engineering prequalifications with the Ohio Department of Transportation.

The firm’s multi-disciplinary staff include certified planners, a licensed engineer, LEED accredited professionals, and a sUAS Remote Pilot, along with environmental specialists and instructional designers.  The staff have comprehensive skillsets in community planning and development, multi-modal transportation planning, environmental and resiliency planning, and education and public engagement.

What Clients Say

Allen County Hazard Mitigation Plan 
“We are extremely happy with the whole team at Burton Planning Services. Responses to questions, status updates, and engagements exceeded our expectations. We would definitely recommend BPS to our counterparts around the State.”

Thomas Berger, Director, Allen County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Village of Johnstown Comprehensive Plan 
“BPS is very knowledgeable about planning practices and applies them well. Our BPS contacts did a great job analyzing Johnstown and determining what practices would help the community grow and thrive over time. They were also very responsive during a long approval process and made any changes requested by staff and council. It was great working with the BPS team.”

Bailey Klimchak, Village Planner, Village of Johnstown

Marion County Local Hazard Mitigation Plan 
“BPS did an excellent job creating our Hazard Mitigation Plan. They were engaged with our community stakeholders and were professional and very easy to work with. We had a great experience working with BPS and would recommend them to our colleagues with no hesitation.”

Sarah McNamee, Director, Marion County Emergency Management Agency

Capital University Stadium Noise Evaluation 
“We were extremely impressed with BPS’ expertise and professionalism. BPS utilized state-of-the-art equipment and were very thorough in the noise evaluation that they conducted for our stadium PA system. Their initial proposal and completed evaluation were very detailed and easy to understand.”

Jason Halliwell, Assistant Director of Facilities, Capital University

ODOT Active Transportation Academy
“I really like the ideas that BPS presented to us for new courses and feel like [BPS is] a great resource for developing really relevant content around active transportation best practices. BPS does such a thorough job in outlining new course ideas in an in-depth and organized way.”

Cait Harley, Safe Routes to School and Active Transportation Manager, ODOT Office of Program Management

ODOT Transportation Systems Management & Operations Plan
“[BPS’] dedication to the fast paced schedule was a huge help in our team making all of our deadlines on the project. BPS was an equal part of the team, able to keep pace and provide valuable support in completing this project on time. It was a great partnership and we hope to work together more in the future.”

Bryan Newell, AICP, Senior Planner, Gannett Fleming

Old Worthington Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan
“BPS left a very positive impression and [The City of Worthington] enjoyed working with BPS. The best thing about the project was their willingness to come to our Board, get feedback, and make revisions.”

Darren Hurley, Parks and Recreation Director, City of Worthington

ODOT District 4 Environmental Services
“BPS performed exceptionally well on the tasks assigned under our District contract… the level of communication between BPS staff and our Project Manager made managing these tasks easy.”

Christy Pirkle, Senior Environmental Scientist, EMH&T

Dayton Transportation Plan 2040
“BPS established a strong working relationship with City of Dayton staff. The firm communicated … timely responses to our requests for information and punctual submission of project deliverables. They coordinated a complex planning effort involving the City, other government agencies, a subconsultant, advocacy groups, and the general public.”

Brian Inderrieden, Planning & Community Development Acting Director, Dayton

Earthen Berm Noise Reduction Analysis
“BPS made a great effort on this project. I liked the project updates and findings and conclusions the best.”

Noel Alcala, P.E., Noise & Air Quality Coordinator, ODOT

US-42 Access Management Study
“ODOT & Consultant team…worked out very well and gave good, consistent information and feedback to the other agencies and the public. The project results, both in the form of the final report and the public involvement, were excellent.”

Dirk Gross, P.E., Transportation Engineer, ODOT District 6

Brandt Pike Corridor Revitalization Plan
“The Study performed by Burton Planning Services is key towards the revitalization of the core of the City of Huber Heights…The City of Huber Heights is proud that this study has been completed for its residents and business owners.”

Scott Falkowski, P.E., Assistant City Manager, Huber Heights

Highland County Coordinated Transit Plan
“I think Burton Planning Services was one of the best contractors that I have ever worked with in my 20 years involved with transportation services.  I would highly recommend your company for any similar type projects if I were asked.”

Joe Adray, Highland County Mobility Manager, Family Recovery Services

BPS Small Business Advantage

Our staff have worked with a wide variety of clients in multiple states, including federal and state agencies, regional planning commissions, counties, transit agencies, municipalities, and other consultants. With our extensive expertise, we can provide the comprehensive range of customized solutions of a large company, balanced with the flexibility and cost effectiveness of a small firm.

  • FLEXIBILITY: We are very flexible and can quickly adapt to a client’s needs.

  • TIMELINESS: We can provide high quality, professional results in a timely manner.

  • EXPERTISE: We have experienced multi-disciplinary people on staff to provide superior solutions to its clients.

  • COMMITMENT: We are comprised of professionals who are passionate about what we do and who are committed to our clients.

  • RELATIONSHIP: We prioritize being accessible, responsive, and adaptable to each client’s needs.

  • COST EFFECTIVENESS: A small business operates without a large overhead, so services can be performed in a very cost effective manner.

Our Clients