M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal — Owners, Developers & Managers — Architecture & Engineering — July 28 - August 10, 2017 — 19B A rchitecture & E ngineering 20-person firm provides civil engineering, land planning and surveying services Timmons Group acquires Maryland based Vogel Engineering


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Baltimore through the ac- quisition of Vogel Engi- neering . This 20-person firm provides civil engi- neering, land planning and surveying services, and has been operating in Mary- land for 25 years. Timmons Group has an extensive portfolio of projects within Maryland, giving them the opportunity to provide ad- ditional civil engineering capabilities and expertise. Led by Robert Vogel, PE , Vogel Engineering focuses on residential, institutional,

industrial/commercial and mixed-use projects for local and national developers, builders, and construction firms. Vogel will continue his leadership at Timmons Group as head of the Balti- more office. “We are excited about this acquisition as Vogel Engineering will be able to offer a wider range of service in house, and we will have the support of over 500 personnel,” said Vogel. “As we continue to expand our project portfolio into Maryland, we have been

looking for opportunities to better serve our clients within this region,” said Brian Bortell , president of Timmons Group. “What initially attracted us to Vo- gel Engineering was their client centric approach to business. Their extensive portfolio is proof that they’ve provided creative and inno- vative solutions for complex regulations clients encoun- ter, and we think this is a great fit for our firm.” With over 500 employees across the United States,

Timmons Group has exten- sive experience inMaryland. Notable projects include the Social Security Admin- istration’s National Sup- port Center in Urbana, the Naval Main Exchange site in Bethesda, and multiple retail locations for Wells Fargo across the state. Tim- mons Group also provides landscape architecture, environmental, transpor- tation, water/wastewater, geotechnical, survey, and GIS/geospatial technology services. n

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Brian Bortell Benchmark named Accredited Quality Contractor by ABC L anc a s t e r , P A — Benchmark Construction Company, Inc. of Brown- stown announced that its sta- tus as an Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) has been renewed by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) . “Since 1995, Benchmark has been recognized by the ABC as an Accredited Qual- ity Contractor. We work very hard to maintain the highest level of quality and safety, as well as the commitment to our employees necessary to meet the stringent requirements of this designation. It’s very gratifying to know that our ef- forts do not go unnoticed.” said Mike Callahan , president of Benchmark. “Associated Builders and Con- tractors is pleased to honor Benchmark Construction with Accredited Quality Contractor status for its commitment to excellence in construction, its workforce and the communities it helps build,” said 2017 ABC National Chair Chuck Goodrich, president of Gaylor Electric, Indi- anapolis. “Benchmark Construc- tion earned this recognition for world-class safety performance, a strong record of investment in a talented and well-trained workforce, diversity leadership and community service.” Launched in 1993, ABC’s AQC program provides recogni- tion to world-class construction firms that have documented their commitment in five areas of corporate responsibility: • Quality • Safety (ABC Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Gold, Platinum or Diamond level required) • Employee benefits • Training • Community relations and diversity n

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