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BUSINESS NEWS LAWTON PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER OPENS FOR USE Dewberry , a privately held professional services firm, has announced that community members recently celebrated the opening of the City of Lawton Public Safety Center in Lawton, Oklahoma. Designed to consolidatemunicipal services, the facility houses the city’s police headquarters, central fire station, the city jail, and municipal courts. The design, inspired by the Wichita Mountains rolling into plains, extends the city’s municipal and cultural presence from downtown to the Northeast Gateway and addresses the significant operational, security, and space deficiencies the city was experiencing in its previous undersized and disparate locations. “The ribbon-cutting ceremony was an exciting milestone for this project,” says Dewberry Principal and Business Unit Manager Bruce Henley, AIA. “We are proud to have been an integral part of designing a facility that consolidates resources and improves the necessary facilities for this community and its first responders.” The new facility extends the existing cultural and civic presence downtown and has been designed with public access, parking, and bike trails. Dewberry provided architecture as well as structural and civil engineering and low voltage design services, including security electronics, telecommunications, and audio- visual systems. Dewberry is a leading, market-facing firm with a proven history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 50 locations and more than 2,000 professionals nationwide.

HYDRO SOLUTIONS CONSULTING, LLC JOINS DEWBERRY Dewberry announced the acquisition of Florida-based Hydro Solutions Consulting, LLC. The 20-person firm has three locations across the state, including Jacksonville, Orlando, and its headquarters in Lakeland. “Hydro is excited to join Dewberry, allowing us to better provide value to our clients by increasing our staff and delivering expertise with resources from a national firm that shares our same culture and values,” says Hydro Solutions Consulting, LLC President Robert Beltran. “We also anticipate excellent opportunities for our staff to be exposed to projects and training, both in and out of the Florida market, to leverage those experiences for our clients.” “At Dewberry, we strive to create value for our clients, improve our communities, empower our employees, and expand our reach,” says Dewberry Executive Chairman of the Board Barry Dewberry. “I am excited that Hydro will be joining us, as I know its leadership holds true to the same values.” “Hydro has an outstanding reputation in the marketplace, and we are thrilled to welcome them to the Dewberry team. They possess a strong leadership team and have a growing operation that will allow both firms to better serve new and existing clients,” adds Dewberry Chief Executive Officer Don Stone. Dewberry Chief Operating Officer Dan Pleasant adds, “As Florida has advanced to a ‘one water’ platform for planning and engineering, we saw this as a strategic opportunity to expand our water practice in Florida and the southeast. Hydro checks all the boxes in terms of client experience, culture, and strategic growth opportunities.” As Dewberry | Hydro, the firm’s existing leadership and staff will continue to deliver the “one water” platform through water infrastructure, permitting, utilities visioning, natural systems, and geospatial and mapping to clients in the state/local markets. Dewberry currently has 300 employees across 14 offices in Florida.

Dewberry Executive Vice President Dave Maxwell says, “Bringing Hydro into the Dewberry family provides opportunities for both organizations to expand their service offerings and improve client experience.” Dewberry Vice President Cliff Wilson adds, “I am thrilled to welcome Hydro to Dewberry, a firm I have long admired. I’m confident it will be a mutually beneficial relationship.” DEWBERRY’S TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEP- ARTMENT WELCOMES RAYMOND CREWS Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that Raymond Crews has been hired as a senior associate and business development director based out of the firm’s Parsippany, New Jersey, office. Crews joins the firmwith 20 years of experience and has worked for national cellular carriers, private telecommunications tower companies, and independent consultants. In his role as business development director, Crews is responsible for organizing sales planning and outreach, marketing and lead generation, and growing the firm’s telecommunications client base. “Joining Dewberry allows me to use my skills to provide service-based solutions for our clients across the nation,” says Crews. “I am excited to be a part of this dynamic team that provides telecommunications and electrical vehicle charging station services, both of which are critical as our society continues to technologically advance at a rapid rate.” Crews earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Duquesne University (2000) and is a member of the New Jersey Wireless Association, New York State Wireless Association, and a founding member of NEDAS, formerly known as the North East Distributed Antennas Systems.

being accessible to them, and fostering a culture where people want to be. “I hope to give my team a sense that their work matters and that they share in the company’s success. Part of that is providing employees the absolute best benefits that I possibly can, being accessible to them, and fostering a culture where people want to be.”


Peterson was to be able to offer a unique combination of services. Now, we cover a wide spectrum of land use services, offering deep expertise that is hard to commoditize. TZL: A firm’s longevity is valuable. What are you doing to encourage your staff to stick around? NR: By building and growing the business, I hope to give my team a sense that their work matters and that they share in the company’s success. Part of that is providing employees the absolute best benefits that I possibly can,

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