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At Bowman Consulting, we've been making waves in the professional services industry since we opened our doors in 1995. From the story of our rapid expansion, to our acquisition of new talent and clients, we have become a recognized name in general news media as well as land development industry publications.

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Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd. Awarded $48 Million Contract for Construction Management Services for the Reconstruction of the Mile Long Bridge

December 31, 2018 - Chicago, IL – Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd. (Bowman) announced today it has been awarded a $48,000,000 contract by the Illinois Tollway Authority providing Construction Management services for the Tri‐State Tollway (I‐94/I‐294/I‐80) Mile Long Bridge project. The Tri-State Tollway, originally constructed in 1958, is the most important single link in the regional transportation network, connecting northern Illinois with neighboring states Wisconsin, Indiana, and Iowa, two major airports, numerous intermodal facilities, as well as thousands of businesses and hundreds of thousands of residents and patrons. The 22‐mile section of the Central Tri-State carries the heaviest volumes of passenger and freight traffic on the Tollway system. The Mile Long Bridge, located between 75th Street and LaGrange/Archer Roads is critical to the Central Tri‐State, because it carries patrons over three major waterways, two major railroads, several roadways and serves a major shipping distribution center for UPS and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.

Since its original construction, the Mile-Long Bridge has undergone several expansions to its current configuration of four lanes in both directions. The reconstructed Mile Long Bridge will consist of two entirely new structures. The new structures will consist of 27 spans comprised of both continuous steel plate girders and PPC Bulb T-Beams. The centerline of the bridge will be moved to the east and will be constructed as two construction contracts. The first construction package will build the northbound structure and the second contract will demolish the existing north and southbound structures and construct the new southbound structure.

Bowman has a growing relationship with the Illinois Tollway and other long-term strategic relationships across the transportation sector. “We are very excited about this opportunity to showcase the talent and skillset our Bowman staff will offer to the Tollway,” said Jeff Druckman, Senior Vice President of Bowman’s Construction Engineering team. This project gives our team an opportunity to work on a legacy project.

The total construction budget for the project is estimated at $500,000,000 and will take place between two construction projects; one awarded in 2019 and another in 2021. The Bowman team, includes three mentor/protégé arrangements. These arrangements demonstrate Bowman’s commitment to assisting M/W/DBE firms in their growth and development. Construction is scheduled to begin in June of 2019 with completion by the end of 2024.

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Bowman Welcomes Roddy Reyes and Doug Grover to Prince William Office

December 19, 2018 – Manassas, VA – Bowman Consulting is pleased to announce Roddy Reyes and Doug Grover have joined our firm as the Prince William Branch Manager and Senior Project Manager, respectively. In November 2018, Bowman re-opened its Manassas office to better serve our current and future clients in the Prince William County area. As one of the leading contractors for the Transform I-66 project and various other public and private sector projects in the area, Bowman’s presence is well-known making the decision to re-open the office under Roddy’s leadership an easy one.

Mr. Reyes brings more than 20 years of experience in civil and land development expertise from a broad range of markets across Northern Virginia. Looking to grow existing and seek out new relationships with Clients working in the Prince William County area, Mr. Reyes’ experience in business development and strategic business planning will be an invaluable asset to the continued growth of Bowman Consulting.

Prior to rejoining Bowman, Mr. Reyes was the Culpeper Branch Manager for ATCS for more than 10 years. As a former Bowman employee, Roddy is familiar with the core values of the firm and has expressed his excitement in working with former and new colleagues in achieving the firm’s 2019 business plan milestones for the Prince William office.

Doug Grover, also formerly of ATCS and Bowman, brings 30 years of experience in the engineering field. In addition to his expertise in stormwater management and traffic engineering, Mr. Grover has a strong relationship with VDOT and spent almost half of his career working in Prince William County. His knowledge of the ins and outs of local governments will be vital in achieving project approvals in an expeditious and cost-effective manner.

Roddy and Doug will be working closely together with our surrounding offices.

Bowman Consulting Acquires WestLand’s Land Development Engineering Practice

September 28, 2018 – Chantilly, VA – Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd., a national design firm headquartered in Reston, Virginia and Tucson, Arizona based WestLand Resources, Inc. are pleased to announce that Bowman is acquiring WestLand’s land development engineering practice in both the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas. As a component of this transaction, Bruce Larson, WestLand’s Vice President in charge of its Phoenix office, will lead Bowman’s engineering and planning practice throughout Arizona. “We are delighted to have Bruce and the other members of WestLand’s land development engineering staff join our team here at Bowman. WestLand has an impeccable reputation for quality, service and culture and I look forward to this transaction as the first step in a long-term relationship between our firms”, said Gary Bowman, President of Bowman.

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Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd. and Atherton Engineering, Inc. Join Forces

July 3, 2018 – Chantilly, VA – Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd., a leading national provider of engineering, surveying, planning, landscape architecture and construction management services, is pleased to announce that is has acquired substantially all of the assets of Atherton Engineering, Inc. and entered into a long-term agreement to retain the services of Atherton’s founder, Bob Atherton along with the firm’s other employees. The combination of these two firms merges decades of experience in the engineering and design of data centers, prisons and educational facilities. Atherton and Bowman clients will both benefit from the integration of industry experience, project management and service leadership of the two firms.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Atherton has been providing engineering services to a broad range of clients over the past 30 years. In addition to its strong local presence and exemplary reputation serving the education, corrections and real estate development markets in the Phoenix area, Atherton has grown to become a key player in the rapidly expanding data center market throughout the western United States. With overlapping expertise in data center engineering services and common aspirations for the expansion of their data center design practices, the combination of these management teams and professional resources provides an unparalleled value to the firms’ clients.

“We are fortunate to have Bob and his team join forces with us,” said Gary Bowman, President of Bowman Consulting. “Our cultural values are aligned and both firms are committed to delivering successful outcomes to our clients. The combination of Atherton’s data center experience with ours results in a powerhouse design-engineering capability that can tackle any assignment, anywhere.”

“The timing is right and the opportunity is ideal” said Bob Atherton, CEO of Atherton Engineering. “Our clients will benefit greatly from this partnership with Bowman. I am truly excited about the future—both for Atherton’s clients and its employees.”

ENR Ranks Bowman Consulting a Top Design Firm in the Environment Market

June 29, 2018 – Chantilly, VA – Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd., a leading national provider of engineering, surveying, planning, landscape architecture and construction management services has been recognized as a Top Design Firm in Environment by Engineering News-Record (ENR). Included in the Environmental category are Sewer and Waste and Water Supply, both of which the Virginia-based firm has been ranked.

This year Bowman Consulting debuted on the Sewer and Waste list at #45 attributing the successful placement to the firm’s growing presence in the market. With a revenue growth of more than 19% over the previous year, the firm anticipates continued success for the remainder of 2018. Bowman Consulting was also featured on the Water Supply list for the second year in a row coming in at #46. ENR’s Environment rankings are based on design revenue from the Top 500 Design Firms survey, of which Bowman Consulting has been featured in for five consecutive years.

ENR provides the engineering and construction news, analysis, commentary and data construction industry professionals need to do their jobs more effectively. ENR reports on the top design firms, both architects and engineers, and the top construction companies as well as projects in the United States and around the world.

Bowman Consulting Ranked on ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms

May 17, 2018 – Chantilly, VA – Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd. (Bowman Consulting), one of the nation’s principal engineering firms, announced today it has ranked #179 in Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms. Survey rankings were based on 2017 revenue and the Virginia-based firm has maintained its place among the top 200 for five consecutive years.

Bowman Consulting has capitalized on today’s strong market through organic growth and continues its strategic expansion across various US regions with an emphasis on delivering quality and efficient services. Recent sites include opening an office in Lisle, Illinois focused on providing construction engineering services and a Tucson, Arizona office to represent their mining related services.

“We are pleased to be recognized as a top firm by ENR and attribute our position to loyal clients and the hard work of our dedicated professionals,” said Mike Bruen, Chief Operating Officer of Bowman Consulting. “Our strong workload and exciting prospects encourage our optimism for 2018 and the coming years.”

ENR provides the engineering and construction news, analysis, commentary and data construction industry professionals need to do their jobs more effectively. ENR reports on the top design firms, both architects and engineers, and the top construction companies as well as projects in the United States and around the world.

Bowman Consulting Among Washington Business Journal’s Largest Engineering Firms in Greater D.C.

April 3, 2018 – Chantilly, VA – Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd. (Bowman Consulting), a Virginia-based award-winning engineering firm, has ranked as the 11th Largest Engineering Firm in Greater D.C. by the Washington Business Journal. Rankings were based on 2017 metro-area billings and the firm advanced one place over the previous year.

“Our recognition on this list is attributable to our outstanding clients and employees,” said Mike Bruen, Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of Bowman Consulting. “The greater D.C. market has been our springboard to national growth and we appreciate everything it has to offer.”

The Washington Business Journal provides breaking business news and relevant industry lists to the Washington, D.C. metro-area as a branch of the American City Business Journals, “the largest publisher of metropolitan business newsweeklies in the United States.”

Bowman Consulting Announces the Hire of Diana Vaughan as Talent Acquisition Manager

March 22, 2018 – A Virginia native with more than 10 years of experience in talent acquisition engagement across the country, Diana Vaughan brings experience in executive recruiting, talent management, and strategic hiring in the STEM fields. Prior to joining Bowman, Diana was employed by Hillcrest Labs where she was involved in numerous facets of growth and development through the successful acquisition by InterDigital, Inc.

“What drew me to Bowman were their cultural values and commitment to ambitious growth. I’m really looking forward to working with leadership here to identify key talent and strategically build on the Bowman foundation” said Vaughan.

Diana will be spearheading all new hire acquisition efforts, recruiting and on-boarding for the firm, working with hiring managers across each office.

“As Bowman grows, we want to continue to add to our great pool of talent and Diana is the perfect person to do that. She is totally committed to Bowman’s growth and success” said Mike Bruen, Chief Operating Officer.

Diana earned her Bachelor of Arts from the College of William and Mary and is a member of Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and Association for Talent Development (ATD). She is an active community volunteer for Arlington Food Assistance Center and the Arlington Regional Master Naturalists.

Bowman Consulting Launches Construction Engineering Group in Lisle, Illinois

March 12, 2018 - Chantilly, VA – Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd. (Bowman), a leading provider in the A/E/C industry, has opened a new office in Lisle, Illinois to continue to serve clients in the region. This will be the second office in Illinois, and Bowman’s newly developed Construction Engineering headquarters. The first office, based in Chicago, opened in 2012 and is the core of Bowman’s structural engineering team.

Clients benefit from Bowman’s wide range of services provided throughout the country and can now add construction engineering among those benefits. Leading the way for this growth are two industry experts, Jeff Druckman and Michael Hannemann. Both joined Bowman in January 2018, fully dedicated to the office launch and serving Bowman’s construction engineering client needs. Jeff and Mike bring more than 70 years of combined engineering experience and client services and are well positioned to lead this sector of growth for Bowman.

“The new Lisle office aligns with Bowman’s mission of establishing key regional offices to meet the needs of our clients,” said Michael Bruen, Chief Operating Officer. “In anticipation of multiple capital improvement programs as well as growth of the infrastructure improvement sector , we have opened this office and are setting up to allow our professionals to continue to provide the local and national expertise that all of our clients expect.”

Although focused on construction engineering efforts at this time, future services out of the Lisle office will include design contract plan preparation, engineering studies, a full range of municipal and county engineering services, as well as survey services.

The new office is located at 1001 Warrenville Rd., Suite 110, Lisle, IL 60532.

Bowman Consulting Hires Engineering Team Leader Edward Keohane

February 5, 2018 - Annapolis, MD – Bowman Consulting is pleased to announce today that industry veteran Edward Keohane has joined the Maryland team in its Annapolis office. Mr. Keohane brings more than 20 years of experience in the industry, with 17 of those years focusing on Maryland, and will help grow Bowman’s business and serve clients throughout Maryland. Prior to joining Bowman Consulting, Edward held similar positions at Nobis Engineering, ATCS, and Bohler Engineering.

In addition to being an expert in water resources and roadway design, Mr. Keohane has extensive experience in due diligence/site investigations, zoning and land development, site plan preparation, entitlement, site design, construction documents, grading and drainage plans with utility systems, storm water facility design, erosion and sediment control plans, coordination of municipal and regulatory permit process, Public hearing testimony, implementation and construction of Master Planned Developments, roadway design, Community Infrastructure, and Regional Commercial Centers. While his specialty lies within large scale private projects ranging from residential to commercial/retail work, Mr. Keohane has also managed and designed a wide array of public projects.

“We see tremendous opportunity to grow our business in Maryland and are excited to have a new key member of our leadership team”, said Michael Bruen, Bowman’s Chief Operating Officer. “Ed brings deep experience across multiple market sectors, not just to Annapolis, but to the entire firm. We could not be happier to have him as part of Bowman.”

Mr. Keohane received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Central Florida and holds his Professional Engineer’s license in Maryland, Florida and New Hampshire.

Bowman Consulting Named a Top Privately Held Company in the Richmond Area

January 18, 2018 - Richmond, VA – Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd. (Bowman), a Virginia-based award - winning engineering firm, premiers its ranking on Richmond BizSense’s Privately Held Companies at #67 out of more than 200 local businesses.

“We are pleased to have placed in the top 100 Richmond area private companies, and hope to continue this positive streak of success throughout 2018 as a team,” said Spencer Francis, Principal and Branch Manager of the Richmond office.

Richmond BizSense is River City’s premier source of business news and information. Rankings were based on the number of 2017 employees.