ROANOKE, Virginia — Burns & McDonnell is expanding operations in Roanoke, Virginia, and plans to more than triple the size of its local workforce within the next three years. The growth in the region is part of the firm’s nationwide effort to hire more than 1,000 professionals annually.
The firm’s new office occupies nearly all of a 20,000-square-foot floor in the One Ten Franklin Building. The office currently has 35 employee-owners and room to accommodate 100. Part of an international team of 7,000 professionals, the Burns & McDonnell office in Roanoke performs engineering, consulting, construction and environmental services to support facilities and infrastructure needs in the Mid-Atlantic region. Burns & McDonnell first opened its doors in Roanoke in 2015 with just six employee-owners and has since supported hundreds of projects for healthcare, higher education, commercial, manufacturing, aviation and government clients.
“Being a Roanoke Valley native, I am especially excited about deepening our commitment in the region and continuing to support our community’s critical project needs,” says Jeffrey Ganthner, AIA, vice president and general manager of Mid-Atlantic offices for Burns & McDonnell. “This city is brimming with talent, opportunity, strong partners and great clients, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to expand our presence and invest here.”
Burns & McDonnell ranks among the top 10 design firms in the U.S., according to Engineering News-Record, and among the top five on Building Construction + Design’s Giants 300 Report in military sector engineering, airport facilities engineering, engineering/architecture firms and office sector engineering. The firm is also among Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2018 and has been recognized as a best place to work by more than 20 publications across the country.
About Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies made up of 7,000 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.