About Us

About CTI

Who We Are

CTI is an engineering and specialized construction firm with two distinct and separate operating divisions - Regulatory Compliance and Construction Management. With this unique combination, we are able to provide a single source to address your concerns related to compliance and engineering on construction projects.  

In the Regulatory Compliance Division, CTI specializes in hazardous materials assessments including lead, asbestos and contaminated soils. We also provide support on issues related to OSHA compliance providing audits, training and written program development. CTI has extensive relationships with agencies such as: SCAQMD, Cal-EPA, CalTrans, DTSC, Sanitation Districts, Cal OSHA, State Water Resource Control Board, Fire Departments, and many other regulatory agencies.

In the Construction Management Division, CTI provides project scheduling, site inspectors, document control, estimating, utility relocation design, and administrative support. We understand that you and your clients demand on-time delivery of all your projects. 

No matter the risk you face, CTI can assist you in evaluation of the project and will provide you with a roadmap to compliance while allowing you to achieve your business objectives.

Our Vision
Envisioning a clean world for future generations and providing safe work environments, reducing employer liability.
Our Mission
As a global leader, CTI anticipates and exceeds our customers’ expectations by offering innovative and sustainable environmental, health, and safety solutions.
Our Core Values
Honesty & Integrity, Diversity, Collaboration, Safety, Community.
When you choose CTI, Inc., you are choosing a minority-owned small business with major compliance and engineering experience and a wholehearted commitment to the success of your project.

About Our CEO

Robin Thorne is the founder of CTI and serves as the Chief Executive Officer. She has over 15 years of experience in the area of regulatory compliance. Her emphasis has been written plan development, audits and assessments, emergency planning, hazardous materials management, and training. Robin’s interest and experience in environmental issues has provided her with the skills to serve as a Commissioner with the City of Long Beach's Sustainable City Commission.

As a General Contractor, Robin's desire to grow has provided her the opportunity to expand into Construction Management providing resources in the areas of Project Controls, Scheduling, Engineering and Utility design and relocation, and various trade disciplines.  

In addition, Robin has served her community in a number of capacities including participation on the Board of the Community Development Branch of the Long Beach YMCA, Soroptimist International of Long Beach, American Society of Safety Engineers, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and Society of Military Engineers. Robin has executive management oversight of all projects. She is also primarily responsible for recruitment, business development of CTI and sets its strategic direction, ensuring that the services are the best-of-class and customer service is paramount.

Robin holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University and is a licensed General Engineering Contractor in the State of California. In addition, she has taken several Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) courses, graduated from Clark Construction's Strategic Partnership Program as well as the Fasttrack Academy with Skanska, Kiewit, AECOM and Traylor Brothers. 

Our Associations
  • American Association of Blacks in Energy
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Society of Safety Engineers
  • Air & Waste Management Association
  • California Black Chamber of Commerce
  • California Resource Management Association
  • Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce
  • Orange County Emergency Management Association
  • Soroptimist International of Long Beach
Awards & Honors
  • American Business Women’s Association – Business Associate of the Year
  • Clark Construction – Strategic Partnership Program Capstone – 1st Place
  • Community College of Philadelphia, Alumni of the Year
  • Drexel University College of Engineering - Circle of Distinction
  • GLAAACC 2016 Mentee of the Year
  • Press Telegram – Amazing Women Finalist, Environment
  • Skanska, Traylor Brothers, AECOM, Kiewit – Fast Track Program Graduate
  • Small Business of the Year – California Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Soroptimist International Of L.B. – Woman of Distinction, Environment
  • Villager Award - Afram Global
  • Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE)
  • Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • Very Small Business Enterprise (VBSE)
  • Small, Local Business Enterprise (SLBE)
  • Community Business Enterprise (CBE)
  • SBA’s 8(a) Certification
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