We are a small, hard-working consulting firm based in Pennsylvania.  Established in 1982, we have been perfecting our craft for over 30 years.  Hough Associates provides specialized environmental consulting services to public and private sector clients helping them meet their goals in efficiency, grant writing, and environmental compliance.  We have served more than 150 different clients since forming the company, with many relationships lasting over 15 years.  We currently serve more than 50 municipalities and several commercial and institutional clients.

Thomas C. Hough

Founder and President

Tom is a graduate of Penn State University where he earned a degree in Public Administration.  He later earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. 

Before founding Hough Associates, Tom spent ten years with three different firms.  He worked for a general management consulting firm, a $2 billion asset financial institution as Director of Strategic Planning, and a start-up energy consulting firm.

Tom is also very active in the local community.  He was twice elected as Upper Merion Township auditor, was a Distinguished President of the Valley Forge Optimist Club, served on the board of the King of Prussia Chamber of Commerce and the King of Prussia Rotary Club, and is a member of the Montgomery County District Attorney's Youth Aid Panel.

Ryan Ingham

Vice President

​​Ryan graduated from Susquehanna University with degrees in Marketing and English.  He has been with the company since 2004 and has increased our client base and expanded our services. 

Ryan enjoys writing and producing music and has had his compositions featured on television and in films.  So, if you happen to need a theme song, we got you covered.

Marc Rauer

IT Specialist

Marc is our IT Specialist and all around computer guru.  He's spent a decade writing our proprietary recycling data software that allows us to maximize our clients' grant awards.  When he's not coding for us, he is in the classroom as a university professor.

Marc is also a James Bond enthusiast and avid Israeli dancer.


“We're a small, but experienced, consultancy with an obsessive attention to detail. We look forward to meeting you and helping you define your goals and develop solutions. So what are you waiting for?  Let's meet!" 

Thomas C. Hough