CHESAPEAKE, Virginia — To make room for significant expansion — doubling the size of its local workforce within the next three years — Burns & McDonnell has relocated operations in Chesapeake, Virginia.
The engineering, construction and architecture firm’s new office is within the Liberty Executive Office Park at 1317 Executive Boulevard. The new 27,000-square-foot office occupies the entire third floor of the Liberty III building. Featuring state-of-the-art conference centers and digital design areas, the space has room to accommodate 125 professionals. The expansion in Chesapeake is part of the firm’s overall growth nationwide — hiring approximately 1,000 professionals annually.
Part of an international team of 7,600 professionals, the Burns & McDonnell office in Chesapeake performs engineering, consulting, architecture, construction and environmental services to support facilities and infrastructure needs in the Mid-Atlantic region. Burns & McDonnell first opened its doors locally in 2010 and has since supported hundreds of projects for utility, healthcare, higher education, commercial, manufacturing, aviation and government clients.
“We’ve proudly called Chesapeake home for nearly a decade, supporting critical infrastructure project needs throughout the region,” says Jeffrey Ganthner, AIA, vice president and general manager of Mid-Atlantic offices for Burns & McDonnell. “We’re expanding our presence here and along the east coast to continue strengthening our communities and delivering top-notch, comprehensive solutions to our clients.”
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 2019 and has been recognized as a best place to work by more than 20 publications across the country, including Virginia Business.
“The secret to our award-winning company culture is employee ownership,” says Ganthner. “Our people are employees AND owners of 100% of the firm. It creates an environment of accountability, innovation, transparency and trust, which attracts the best of the best in the industry and results in remarkable solutions for our clients.”
About Burns & McDonnell
Founded by two entrepreneurs in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies made up of more than 7,600 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and innovators 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% employee-owned and is proud to be on Fortune’s 2019 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.