ORLANDO, Florida — Burns & McDonnell has selected Rich Mahaley to lead and expand operations in Orlando, Florida. Mahaley joined the international engineering, architecture, construction, consulting and environmental firm in the 1980s and most recently served as Burns & McDonnell India’s CEO and president for five years.
“Rich is known for building dynamic, effective teams that provide the highest quality service to our clients, while creating outstanding career and development opportunities for our employees,” says Paul Fischer, Burns & McDonnell president and regional office group manager. “He is the perfect leader to grow our team in Orlando to meet the increasing infrastructure needs across Florida.”
The firm recently relocated within Orlando to a 12,000-square-foot office space at 2301 Maitland Center Parkway, to accommodate plans to triple the size of its local workforce throughout the next three years. The expansion in the region is part of firm’s nationwide effort to hire more than 1,000 professionals annually.
“Throughout my career, I’ve felt compelled to grow,” Mahaley says. “From the top down, I’ve been encouraged to go as far as I can and stretch my managerial and technological capabilities to the max. I’m grateful for that encouragement and this new opportunity to grow and build our team in Florida to bolster our comprehensive, design-build service offerings.”
During the past three years, Burns & McDonnell more than tripled the size of its team in Orlando and generated more than $60 million in revenue in Florida. This year, it was recognized as one of the top five largest engineering and environmental firms in Central Florida, as well as one of the Best Places to Work by the Orlando Business Journal. Backed by a diverse team of professionals nationwide, the office provides planning, design, permitting and construction services for major utility, industrial and commercial clients throughout Florida. Mahaley says the firm’s success in the region can be credited to its strong employee ownership culture and dedicated professionals.
“We are committed to bringing the most talented, innovative professionals to the table with our clients to solve our communities’ fundamental structural and systemic challenges. We’re able to do that by creating a work environment for professionals to thrive in — one that empowers them, provides stability and fosters flexibility and collaboration. As we grow, we are dedicated to maintaining and developing our “Best Place to Work,” employee ownership culture to attract and retain the best in the industry.”
About Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies made up of more than 6,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and entrepreneurs with offices across the country and throughout the world. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. Burns & McDonnell is 100 percent employee-owned and is proud to be on Fortune’s 2018 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.