Our History

Demonstrating Commitment and Excellence Since 1992.

At Polestar Technical Services, we think a company's history is important. Knowing the past helps shape the future and our company's identity.

Polestar logo through the years

1992: Polestar Applied Technology Founded

Jack Devine, Dave Leaver, Ed Rumble

1993: Entry to DOE - PUREX and Spent Nuclear Fuel Projects

1998: Partnered with DOE-EM—National Facility Deactivation Initiative

Wrote the Life Cycle Asset Management (LCAM) Order and 5 associated implementing Guides, and the Deactivation Handbook.  Developed POWERtool estimating software.

1999: Richland Office Opened

2003: Jack DeVine named Chief Closure Officer at Savannah River Site

2003: Presidents award "Best in Closure" Westinghouse Savannah River Company

2004: Developed SUPERmodel software

2004: FFTF Proposal

Polestar named a prime team member

2006: Polestar GB Was Formed

Chaplecross, NDA and Sellafield support

2007: Polestar Acquired by WorleyParsons Group Inc.

January 2008 – Rebranded - Polestar, a WorleyParsons Company
January 2009 – Rebranded - WorleyParsons Polestar

2009: Key support on 618-7 Burial Ground Project

Project Management Institutes, Richland Chapter 2009 Project of the Year

2010: DOE NNSA Defense Award of Excellence

Integrated Planning Team

2013: Began divestiture negotiations with WorleyParsons

2013: Incorporated Polestar Technical Services

A Woman-owned Small Business
November 13, 2013

2014 – April 28, 2014: Completed divestiture and began operations as Polestar Technical Services

2014: Recognized for Achieving Project Excellence

Fitzpatrick Condenser Replacement Project

2014: DOE NNSA Defense Programs Award of Excellence

Consolidated Maintenance Program Initial Implementation Team

2015: "Built to Last" – Rebuilding our company culture

Values, purpose, BHAG strategy

2018: Executed agreement with Electric Power Research Institute for marketing, sublicensing and technical support for CAFTA Software

2019: Established Mentor-Protégé agreement with CH2MHill Plateau Remediation Company

2021: Opened the 2920 George Washington Way Office

2022: Certified as a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Our Company is Only as Good as Our People