AKRON, Ohio — After more than a century of service and commitment in Ohio, Burns & McDonnell is putting down roots in Akron — its second office location in the state — to continue executing critical infrastructure projects and improvements for local communities. The more than 120-year-old engineering, construction and architecture firm first opened an office in Columbus, Ohio, in 2017.
“After many years of service to the city and surrounding communities, we’re excited to finally call Akron home,” says Darrell Butler, Ohio offices manager at Burns & McDonnell. “Central Ohio is growing, thriving in key industries with a focus on the future, and we’re seeing the same happen in Northeast Ohio, an area driving nearly 40% of the state’s economy.”
With a plan to hire 100 local employees within the next five years, the Akron office will provide engineering, construction, consulting and environmental services as well as design-build project execution. Prioritizing safety, reliability and efficiency within the project delivery process, employee-owners in Akron will serve a wide range of markets:
- Electrical transmission & distribution
- Renewable power
- Water and wastewater
- Environmental permitting and remediation
Burns & McDonnell has signed a lease to occupy the entire third floor of a new office building within White Pond Crossing in Akron. The full-service firm will occupy 14,940 square feet upon completion of the 45,000-square-foot building in summer 2021.
“The team we’ve built here in Akron presents leadership skills, inventive concepts, and a passion for community involvement and development,” says Tim McCullough, Transmission & Distribution department manager and Akron office lead at Burns & McDonnell. “From designing water and wastewater facilities to building and modernizing transmission and distribution systems, we’re proud to work here — helping support and enhance the diverse communities and economies within the region and across the state.”
Akron, the fifth-largest city in Ohio, and surrounding cities are igniting change and driving emerging markets with world-class developments and dynamic advances across critical infrastructure sectors. The addition of an office in Northeast Ohio allows Burns & McDonnell to continue its commitment to helping clients navigate evolving markets and implement innovative solutions.
The 100% employee-owned firm has been recognized by more than 30 publications across the U.S. as a top workplace.
About Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies bringing together an unmatched team of 7,600 engineers, construction professionals, architects, planners, technologists and scientists to design and build our critical infrastructure. With an integrated construction and design mindset, we offer full-service capabilities with more than 55 offices, globally. Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is a 100% employee-owned company and proud to be on Fortune’s 2020 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn how we are on call through it all.