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NAME: Gregory C. Newell, PE TITLE: President COMPANY: Nave Newell, Inc. LOCATION: Wayne, PA TYPE OF FIRM: Multidiscipline – Civil Engineering, Land Planning, Surveying, Landscape Architecture EDUCATION: B.S. Civil Engineering, Drexel University FAMILY: Wife Kathryn, sons Brandon and Daniel TELL ME ABOUT YOUR COMPANY:
We have a great group of people and it really comes down to that. While Nave Newell provides civil engineering, surveying, land planning and landscape architecture, those are just services. It’s the people that make us who we are. When we started Nave Newell back in 1992, we wanted to build a company with strong core values and a foundation of listening to and understanding clients, building long term relationships and providing extraordinary customer service. We also wanted to attract and mentor other professionals ready to live up to the same standards. Twenty-two years later, we have a team of very talented people, many of which have been with us for well over a decade. TELL ME ABOUT YOUR TEAM: Our retail team led by Nick Rakowski, PE and Mike Davis, RLA, PP, managed the design and approvals of the 688,000 sf Upland Square, one of the last, large retail centers built in the Greater Philadelphia Region before the economic recession. The team continues to work with other retail clients throughout the region including Simon Property Group, Pep Boys Auto and Wawa Food Markets. As a developer myself, I see things from the perspective of our clients. We commit to a very pro-active communication program so nobody has to ask where things stand. We work closely with our clients to make sure all design work is done well in advance of deadlines so the approval process can be shortened to as little time as possible. THOUGHTS ON CURRENT MARKET OR INDUSTRY: 2014 is improving after a bumpy start as many predicted. When I’m out at events talking to others in our industry, I’m typically hearing mixed feelings, some more confident than others. I recently attended a presentation given by a prominent economist, who feels the next three years will be very robust. We are gearing up to make the most of that time. WHAT MOTIVATES YOU: What motivates me each day is the opportunity to always do better, to strive for excellence. I have loved coaching both on and off the field for many years. These days, I get my greatest satisfaction sharing and coaching our staff and then watching them apply what they’ve learned. As a business owner, nothing makes me happier than listening to a client “rave” about one of our engineers; and in today’s world, “if you’re not changing, you’re dying” is more apparent than ever. As a company, we work together to continuously evaluate and look for ways to improve everything we do. Outside the office, I am inspired by giving back and helping others through the Devereux Foundation, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Hope Partnership for Education and many other groups. LIST OF RECENT PROJECTS OR PARTICULAR PROJECT SUCCESS: King of Prussia Mall Expansion: We are very proud to have been chosen by Simon Property Group to complete a 188,000 GLA expansion project at the King of Prussia Mall. The expansion will seamlessly connect the Plaza and the Court and provide space for 40 additional retailers and restaurants, making it the largest retail space mall in America. The com- plexities of this project including 80% of the expansion on columns, parking underneath, major utility relocations and significant underground basin design, required us to work very closely with the entire team. To secure approvals, Nave Newell prepared land development and construction plans and calculations for Township, County and State officials, which were all approved in 9 months. Construction of the expansion is scheduled to begin this summer.
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