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TNCG now part of Raftelis, a leading public sector and utility consulting firm

We are thrilled to announce that as of January 1, 2020, The Novak Consulting Group (TNCG) has joined Raftelis, a national leader in financial, rate, organizational, technology, and strategic business consulting services to the public sector and utilities throughout the United States. Our work fits seamlessly within Raftelis, which has 17 offices nationally.

Our entire staff is now part of Raftelis; there will be no change in the project teams serving clients, nor to the services that we provide. We will maintain our office in Cincinnati, and we will continue to lead this dedicated and talented team under Raftelis.

Raftelis’ capabilities mean we now offer clients a broader range of services, and we now have the bench strength of nearly 120 consultants. Raftelis’ experience working with more than 1,000 public-sector and utility clients across the nation means that we can quickly connect our clients to experts who can deliver the analysis and insights they need. Raftelis provides the following services:

  • Rate, charge, and fee studies for both the utility and local government sectors
  • Affordability analysis and program development
  • Financial planning
  • Capital improvement planning/prioritization
  • Bond feasibility studies and debt issuance support
  • Stormwater utility development and support
  • Economic and financial evaluations
  • Organizational, governance, and operations optimization
  • Performance measurement and benchmarking
  • Strategic planning
  • Strategic communications and public engagement
  • Billing, permitting, and customer information audits
  • Data management, analytics, and visualization
  • Utility acquisition and transition services, including utility start-up services
  • Utility expert witness services in support of local governments
  • Water and wastewater extension programs and development services
  • Software solutions

We founded TNCG with a commitment to improving organizations for the communities they serve and the people who work in them. Raftelis shares the public-sector values that support this mission, and we share their vision to be the preeminent solution provider serving utilities and the public sector. Joining forces with a firm as passionate about public-sector success as we are will take us into the next chapter of our story. Stay tuned to see where our growth and innovation take us from here.

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