Cody Cogan Named One of Central PA’s Foremost Under 40

Cody CoganThe Pennsylvania Business Central has named Cody Cogan one of Central PA’s Foremost Under 40. He is featured in the November 17 edition of the business journal, which recognizes individuals who have overcome challenges to achieve significant success under the age of 40.

Cogan is a project manager in the land development service group of Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. (HRG) His is a success story with particular relevance today. Many stories have been published throughout the past year documenting the difficulties rural areas are facing in the current economic climate. Factories have closed, and new industry has not developed to take its place. Opportunity is scarce.

Cogan grew up on a horse farm in Elk County and began his career as a factory worker in a powdered metal plant in St. Marys, PA. Like his friends in the community, he knew opportunities like that were becoming hard to find and even harder to hold onto, so he focused on education as a path to success. Cogan earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental resource management and a master’s degree in agriculture and biological engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. He joined the team at HRG in 2012 and has quickly risen through the ranks to be a leader in the firm’s land development practice area.

“Cody has a tremendous work ethic,” according to Jeff Garrigan, the regional manager in HRG’s State College office. “Every day he puts that same drive that carried him through school to work for his clients, and he inspires others on the team to work just as hard.”

Cogan remains committed to his hometown. He mentors young athletes and is chairman of the local chapter of the Keystone Elk Country Alliance (KECA). KECA is a non-profit organization dedicated to wildlife conservation, education, habitat enhancement and permanent land protection.

In his spare time, Cogan enjoys archery hunting and fishing.

 

ABOUT HRG

Founded in 1962, HRG has grown to be a nationally ranked Top 500 Design Firm, providing civil engineering, surveying and environmental services to public and private sector clients. The 200-person employee-owned firm currently has office locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. For more information, please visit the website at www.hrg-inc.com.

Jason Leonard Joins Land Development Team at HRG

Jason LeonardJason Leonard has joined the Lewisburg office of Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. (HRG) as a member of their Land Development Services team.

Leonard has four years of experience in civil engineering for residential and commercial development projects.

Office manager Erin Threet is excited to bring Leonard onto the HRG team. “Jason brings new dimensions to the skills and experience of our existing staff in Lewisburg,” she says. “This will further enhance our ability to provide quality service to our local clients.”

 

ABOUT HRG

Founded in 1962, HRG has grown to be a nationally ranked Top 500 Design Firm, providing civil engineering, surveying and environmental services to public and private sector clients. The 200-person employee-owned firm currently has office locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. For more information, please visit our website at www.hrg-inc.com.

 

Randy Goshorn Joins Our Land Development Team in Shippensburg

Randy GoshornRandy Goshorn recently joined the Land Development team of Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. He is working as a project engineer in the firm’s Shippensburg office.

Goshorn has 14 years of experience in commercial and residential development and is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania. He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Geneva College and earned a master’s degree in aquaculture and aquatic resources from the Asian Institute of Technology while living in Thailand for seven years.

“We’re so excited to have Randy join our team,” Shippensburg office manager Jamie Keener says. “He has in-depth knowledge of the land development sector in this area that will help HRG as it continues its expansion along the I-81 corridor.”

ABOUT HRG

Founded in 1962, HRG has grown to be a nationally ranked Top 500 Design Firm, providing civil engineering, surveying and environmental services to public and private sector clients. The 200-person employee-owned firm currently has office locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. For more information, please visit our website at www.hrg-inc.com.

Tim Staub Joins HRG as Financial Services Team Leader

Tim StaubHerbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. (HRG) is pleased to announce that Tim Staub, AICP, is joining our firm as the financial services team leader.  Staub has twenty years of experience in community planning and financial analysis that he will put to work for HRG’s vast network of public and private sector clients.

“Tim has been on both sides of the table, representing municipalities and representing commercial and residential developers, on matters of land planning and community development,” financial services practice area leader Adrienne Vicari says.  “He knows what each side cares about and is uniquely talented at bringing both sides together for a solution that benefits everyone in the community.  He’s also very skilled at helping clients communicate their vision and assemble the financing needed to turn their vision into reality.”

Staub is certified by the American Planning Association’s American Institute of Certified Planners and is a two-time winner of the association’s Outstanding Plan Award via its Pennsylvania chapter. He also has wide-ranging expertise in green infrastructure and sustainable planning, program management, group facilitation and conflict resolution, public involvement, and financial reporting and analysis. In addition to his many years of experience in the consulting industry, Staub is a member of the Springettsbury Township Planning Commission in York County.

 

ABOUT HRG

Originally founded in 1962, HRG has grown to be a nationally ranked Top 500 Design Firm, providing civil engineering, surveying and environmental services to public and private sector clients. The 200-person employee-owned firm currently has office locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. For more information, please visit the website at www.hrg-inc.com.

Premier Projects: Dauphin County Honors Middletown Sewer & Cal Ripken Field

Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. (HRG) is pleased to announce that two of our projects have been selected by Dauphin County in its annual Premier Projects award program.

Since its inception five years ago, the Dauphin County Premier Projects program has honored 23 projects that promote smart growth and spark revitalization throughout the region.  Among this year’s six honorees, HRG provided engineering services for two of them: the replacement of sanitary sewer facilities in Middletown’s downtown business district and the construction of a state-of-the-art youth baseball field at the Harrisburg Boys and Girls Club.

 

Middletown Sewer Replacement

Premier Project 2017: Middletown Sewer Replacement

(Left to right) County Commissioners Mike Pries and George Hartwick,III, HRG Staff Professional Staci Hartz, Middletown Public Works Superintendant Ken Klinepeter, and Tri-County Regional Planning Commission Executive Director Tim Reardon

 

The replacement of Middletown’s sanitary sewer lines played a crucial role in promoting renewed economic development along South Union Street, which is the heart of the borough’s business district.  Some of the sewer mains in this area were close to 100 years old and had deteriorated enough that community and business leaders feared a collapse could endanger streetscape improvements in the area.  This project successfully replaced aging infrastructure and eliminated a cross-connection between the borough’s sanitary and stormwater systems that had caused several sewage overflows near Hoffer Park as well as sanitary sewer back-ups in businesses along South Union Street. Without excess water entering the system during wet weather events, the sewer authority has additional capacity available and is able to extend service to nearby growing communities in Londonderry Township and Lower Swatara Township (which, in turn, can promote further economic development in those areas, as well.)

 

Cal Ripken Senior Youth Development Park

Premier Project; Cal Ripken Field

(Left to right) County Commissioners Mike Pries and George Hartwick,III, HRG Eastern Region Vice President Andrew Kenworthy, Harrisburg Boys and Girls Club Director of Development Blake Lynch, and Tri-County Regional Planning Commission Executive Director Tim Reardon

The Cal Ripken Senior Youth Development Park at the Harrisburg Boys and Girls Club provides recreation and character development opportunities for disadvantaged youth.  The park was funded through the Cal Ripken Senior Foundation, which supports the development of baseball and softball programs in distressed communities.  This initial donation inspired other businesses and community organizations to pledge their own financial support for the athletic facility and its programs, which include Little League, a summer soccer program, speed and agility camps, flag football, and lacrosse.

The facility is located in an economically disadvantaged section of the city and is the only active athletic field available for youth in that area.  As such, it offers kids a safe space for recreation to keep kids busy and engaged in healthy pursuits.

 

ABOUT HRG

Originally founded in 1962, Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. (HRG) has grown to be a nationally ranked Top 500 Design Firm, providing civil engineering, surveying and environmental services to public and private sector clients. The 200-person employee-owned firm currently has office locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. For more information, please visit the website at www.hrg-inc.com.

Penn Hills Senior High School Named Outstanding High School Design

HRG is proud to announce that Penn Hill Senior High School has been honored as an Outstanding High School Design by American School & University Magazine.  HRG served as the civil and site design engineer on this project alongside the architectural team at Architectural Innovations, LLC.

The 301,000 square foot facility seamlessly integrates technology into the classroom and incorporates many green design principles to help the school district lower its energy costs.

Video produced by Architectural Innovations

Because the new building was built on the same site as the existing building, HRG had to carefully phase the development of the site in order to avoid disrupting school activities.  Once the new building was complete, students were transitioned to that facility, the previous building was demolished, and site work began for athletic facilities and additional parking.

HRG’s project manager Jim Feath said, “It was an honor to work on this project and be a part of Architectural Innovations’ team.  We’re proud of the facility we were able to create together.”

American School & University Magazine assembles a distinguished panel of education administrators, facility professionals and architects to select the best in school and university designs from that year.  Penn Hills Senior High School was one of seven high schools across the United States cited by the panel as an Outstanding High School Design.

Congratulations to our partners at Architectural Innovations on this achievement!”

 

ABOUT HRG

Originally founded in 1962, HRG has grown to be a nationally ranked Top 500 Design Firm, providing civil engineering, surveying and environmental services to public and private sector clients. The 200-person employee-owned firm currently has office locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. For more information, please visit our website at www.hrg-inc.com.

HRG Project Wins Certificate of Merit from the Lancaster County Planning Commission

Photo courtesy of the Lancaster County Planning Commission
(L-R) Dennis Stuckey, Dennis Reichel, Robert Shenk, Mary Frey, Joseph Puskar, Scott Martin, Leo Lutz

Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. (HRG) is pleased to announce that our project, the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, was awarded a Certificate of Merit by the Lancaster County Planning Commission at its Envision Leadership Awards Program on March 24 at the Manheim Township Public Library.

These awards recognize those in the community who embrace smart growth concepts and demonstrate the advantages of good planning.

The Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute provides a holistic approach to cancer treatment by combining multiple support services with the full suite of medical specialties under one roof in order to treat the patient’s body and spirit as one. The 70,000 square-foot, two-story building is part of Lancaster General Health’s Suburban Outpatient Pavilion.

As the civil engineer for this project, HRG worked with LGH and its entire team to incorporate many green and sustainable components into the design such as:

  •  A curved glass building facade with a southern exposure that promotes passive heating and cooling and natural lighting.
  • Trees to reduce the heat island effect.
  • Exterior lighting designed to eliminate off-site light pollution.
  • A stone base for the paving that used recycled site materials.
  • Eleven rain gardens and eleven bioswales to promote sustainable stormwater management.
  • A 10,000 gallon cistern to gather rainwater for site irrigation.

 

ABOUT HRG

Originally founded in 1962, HRG has grown to be a nationally ranked Top 500 Design Firm, providing civil engineering, surveying and environmental services to public and private sector clients. The 200-person employee-owned firm currently has office locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.

Christopher W. Dellinger, P.E., Promoted to Director of Land Development Services

Christopher W. Dellinger, P.E., was promoted to Director of Land Development Services. Chris holds a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. Chris joined HRG in the Harrisburg office in September 2000 as a Staff Professional in the Land Development Service Group. During his career with HRG’s Land Development Service Group, Chris also served in the role of Project Manager and, most recently, as a Senior Project Manager. Chris was named an Associate in 2008.

As a technical director, Chris will be responsible for maintaining general technical project standards, executing Quality Management Plans, and collaborating with the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and Marketing Manager in developing marketing strategies.

 

ABOUT HRG

Originally founded in 1962, HRG has grown to be a nationally ranked Top 500 Design Firm, providing civil engineering, surveying and environmental services to public and private sector clients. The 200-person employee-owned firm currently has office locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.

HRG’s Projects Recognized with 2014 Dauphin County Premier Project Awards

Pictured from left to right: Timothy Reardon, Executive Director, TCRPC; William Swanick, Regional Service Group Manager, HRG; Robert Grubic, President/CEO, HRG; Brian Emberg, Sr. VP/CTO, HRG; Andrew Kenworthy, Regional VP, HRG; Jamie Keener, Sr. Sales Executive, HRG; Leah Pearlman-Storch, Dauphin County Planner, TCRPC

Two of Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc.’s (HRG) projects received 2014 Dauphin County Premier Project Awards. On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, Dauphin County Commissioners and the Dauphin County Planning Commission held the third annual awards event to recognize improvements that promote smart growth and revitalization within local communities.

HRG is proud to have provided engineering, surveying, and related services throughout the planning, design, and construction of the following award-winning projects.

Derry Township’s recently improved PA 743 and U.S. Route 422 historic square
The Hershey Square, was honored in the “Revitalization” category for projects above $500,000. This large-scale $13 million project is the first phase of a comprehensive plan to upgrade the existing 100-year-old transportation system within the world-renowned Hershey, Pennsylvania. Vast improvements were incorporated to keep pace with the increased traffic flow resulting from this thriving community and popular tourist destination.

Dauphin County Industrial Development Authority’s Solar Farm was recognized in the “Infrastructure” category. This project advances the use of alternative energy in Central Pennsylvania through the creation of one of the largest municipally-owned solar generation farms in Pennsylvania. This initiative is decreasing dependence on fossil fuels and generating revenue to significantly offset the County’s operational costs by 40%.

“We extend our congratulations to Derry Township and Dauphin County Industrial Development Authority for their forward-thinking approach and to improving the wellbeing of their communities,” stated Brian D. Emberg, HRG’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. “It was a sincere honor to be a part of these commendable initiatives.”

 

ABOUT HRG

Originally founded in 1962, HRG has grown to be a nationally ranked Top 500 Design Firm, providing civil engineering, surveying and environmental services to public and private sector clients. The 200-person employee-owned firm currently has office locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.

HRG Project Named as One of the Country’s Top 10 Spaces

Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. (HRG) is proud to have played a role in a recently named 2014 Great Public Space. Point State Park in Downtown Pittsburgh was recently honored by the American Planning Association as one of the country’s top 10 public places. HRG was instrumental in helping to renovate the iconic fountain, which won an Engineering News-Record (ENR) Mid-Atlantic Best Project award of merit in 2013. Click here to read more.

 

ABOUT HRG

Originally founded in 1962, HRG has grown to be a nationally ranked Top 500 Design Firm, providing civil engineering, surveying and environmental services to public and private sector clients. The 200-person employee-owned firm currently has office locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.