ABOUT US

Welcome to Reveille, a provider of custom planning, design, and economic development services. Founded in 1998, Reveille has evolved into a consortium of professionals that practice in fields geared toward making our planned and built environments more sustainable, prosperous, and enjoyable.

We Plan with Economic Development in Mind...

Our practical knowledge in both the planning and economic development realms have helped our communities in creating and retain jobs, and in obtaining grants and other funding resources necessary with Plan Implementation.

We Bring Your Plan to Life…

The near century of combined experience aids tremendously in minimizing the plans we develop from “sitting on the shelf”. We tactfully recommend only the most effective and cost-effective implementation tools for your officials to pursue. Beyond the completion of the Plan, our team helps a community strategize on how to best pursue various funding sources and partnerships to begin the implementation portion of the Plan. Our Team has assisted clients and communities secure over $100 Million in grants/loans and partnerships to bring projects to life.

Vast Experience in the Public Forum…

Our Team has countless hours of interviewing and surveying the most world’s most diverse audiences. We understand the importance of understanding the environs we plan. Not only will we survey your community, but we’ll embrace every level of human activity in your community, from attending community events to public meetings. This level of interaction is absolutely needed for an innovative plan to be adopted and implemented.

We've built our success stories one client at a time, and we truly believe wholeheartedly that "less is more."

LEADERSHIP

Glenn Grisdale

In the last 20 years, Glenn has been immersed in almost every aspect of community development, from developing plans for large suburban counties and assisting Fortune 500 companies with economic incentives to developing zoning resolutions for small rural townships, and everything in between.  A decorated combat veteran, Glenn is a member of several boards and organizations including the American Institute of Certified Planners, The GIS Certification Institute, and the International Economic Development Council.

He is currently the economic development consultant for a variety of cities in Ohio. His unconventional approach to planning and embracing the public has been touted by many as a fresh new perspective that’s much needed in the profession.  He holds two degrees, including Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Bowling Green University and is triple certified in planning, GIS, and economic development finance.

Tom Lemon

Over 30 years of experience in planning and zoning the public realm, most recently as the former director of the Toledo Lucas County Planning Commissions serving population of 455,000. At Reveille, Tom’s leadership is responsible for technical assistance for a variety of planning and community/economic development services that Reveille provides to local governments, including assistance in developing comprehensive plans and zoning.

Mr. Lemon assists organizations and other entities in facilitating their strategic plans and initiatives, and currently is an advisor to the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He holds a Master of City and Regional Planning (MCP) from The Ohio State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in business from Michigan State University.

Tom Blaha

Tom’s leadership is critical is providing guidance to many of Reveille’s clients in the economic development realm.  Tom has over 30 years of applied economic development experience. As the executive director of the Wood County Economic Development Commission, he was responsible for attracting more than $3 billion in private sector industrial investment, creating or retaining more than 7,000 jobs in a rural county with a population of 120,000.  These accomplishments were recognized by the Ohio Development Association with their prestigious “Red Carnation Award,” and by Moody’s Investors’ Services through elevating the county bond rating from A to AA.  He has worked closely with the Ohio Governor’s Office, Ohio Department of Development, and Ohio regional economic development groups in trade missions to: Canada, Japan, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.

Tom holds two degrees, including a Master’s degree in economics and geography.  He is also a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute and is a member of several national economic development organizations.  He is the past president of NORED, a 10-county regional economic development group, and most recently assisted Fulton County, Ohio in the formation of the Fulton County Economic Development Corporation.

Services

Planning

We not only work at your pace to develop user-friendly planning solutions, we'll hopefully arm you in a manner that makes your community-and those involved with the community planning process-self-sufficient enough to handle future planning tasks. Our solutions delve further than the normal "boilerplate" you're likely to get from an engineering firm whose primary mission is to generate engineering fees.

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Visioning

As a public official today, do you fully understand the needs and wants of your constituency? A good visioning process and community survey can provide the community- and public and private officials- with a decisive process and tool by which to act upon. Rather than act upon perceived interests, Reveille's visioning methods and surveys will tell you exactly what your resident's feel about a variety of things, from growth and revitalization to what type and level of services they'd feel strongly about supporting.

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Economic Development

Our staff can assist in developing a good marketing package to help expand your community's economic base. In most cases, the battle is easy, especially when all the business you'll probably need is already there. Retention and expansion is paramount today.  Often your community can create new employment opportunities by nurturing existing businesses in the area using our “Economic Development Begins at Home” philosophy.

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Design

You dream big, but others can't quite see your vision clearly... Let Reveille handle the visual communications that will make your target audience "get it". We can send your message out across a wide variety of traditional and cutting edge media. Our dedicated resources have the talent and drive to realize your goals from the initial pitch to the final implementation of the plans. Image is everything and everyone expects that professional polish to drive ideas home in a world of heavy competition and demanding customization.

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Recent Projects

A few examples of some recent projects at Reveille. We take pride in all the work we do.

MORE WORK BY REVEILLE

Take a look through our past projects to see how Reveille has helped others over the years.

CONTACT US

“Reveille is your project's own personal wake up call to action. Experience what a difference starting out with Reveille will make on any sized task.”

419.353.7372

130 South Main Street
Suite 302
Bowling Green, OH 43402