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Keller Engineers of New Jersey Expands Team

Keller Engineers of New Jersey (KENJ) is pleased to announce that, after retiring from a 32 year career with the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Kevin Conover, PE, PTOE has accepted an offer to join the KENJ team.

We are very excited that Kevin has agreed to bring his experience and knowledge in the areas of traffic and safety engineering to Keller Engineers and the clients that we serve.

Welcome to our team, Kevin!

 

 

Keller Engineers of New Jersey Welcomes New Hire

We are pleased to welcome Brian Jackson to the Keller Engineers of New Jersey team!

Brian is finishing his senior year at Rowan University and will graduate in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He currently holds as Associate of Science degree in Engineering Science from Rowan College at Gloucester County, which he earned in 2017.

Brian brings to Keller valuable professional experience and relationships fostered through an internship program recently completed with the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Bureau of Local Aid.

He is currently working four days a week as an “Inspector Trainee.” 

Welcome to our team, Brian!

 

 

11th Annual Engineers Fight to CAN Hunger Food Drive

The 11th Annual Engineers Fight to CAN Hunger food drive began on Monday, January 27th and ran through National Engineers Week; February 16-22, 2020.

Engineers Fight to CAN Hunger is a community service opportunity in which local engineering firms in Blair County, PA raise funds to benefit the local American Rescue Workers, a food pantry, in Hollidaysburg, PA.

Each participating engineering firm raises funds through employee/company contributions. This year, the five participating firms (Gwin, Dobson & Foreman, Keller Engineers, McLanahan Corporation, PennDOT District 9, and Stiffler McGraw) raised a combined total of $7,104 for the American Rescue Workers! Last year’s donation of $6,677 allowed the food pantry to purchase 27,160 lbs of food. 

Keller Engineers has been a proud participant in this community service project for 11 years. We enjoy taking part in this opportunity with local firms to make a positive impact on the community.

 

 

Keller Engineers of New Jersey Welcomes New Employee

Keller Engineers of New Jersey, LLC is pleased to announce the hiring of Darcy H. Watson-Burnside, PE.  She accepted a position as Senior Highway Engineer in our office located in Camden, NJ.

Darcy comes to us with 28 years of engineering experience and has worked on highway projects in various states such as New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, and Florida.

Welcome to our team, Darcy!

 

 

Keller Engineers of New Jersey is Now a Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

Keller Engineers of New Jersey, LLC (KENJ) is now considered a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) in the State of New Jersey!

KENJ is now certified as both a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) in New Jersey!

 

 

Keller Engineers Welcomes New Employee

Keller Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Jeffery R. Baughman, PE. JR recently accepted a position in our Transportation Division in Hollidaysburg, PA as an Engineer/Project Manager.

JR comes to us with 18 years of experience that includes time with PennDOT District 2-0 and the oil and gas industry.

Welcome to our team, JR!

 

 

Keller Engineers Welcomes New Employee

Keller Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce that Jared Keller accepted a position as Designer with our Land Development Division in Hollidaysburg, PA. 

Jared began his engineering career as an intern at Keller Engineers each summer from 2013 through 2015. He spent the past 3.5 years with Dewberry Engineers, Inc. in their Rockville, MD office. Jared is a 2016 graduate from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering.

Welcome to our team, Jared!

 

 

Keller Engineers Sponsors Local School’s Challenge Program

In November 2019, students at Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, in Altoona, PA, were introduced to The Challenge Program, Inc. during a kick-off assembly at their school. 

The Challenge Program’s mission is to build sustainable business/education partnerships while introducing students to careers in their communities. Throughout the school year, they will be eligible to compete for financial awards in five areas linked with academic and workplace success: Attendance, Academic Improvement, Academic Excellence, STEM, and Community Service.

During the kick-off assembly, Bishop Guilfoyle announced Keller Engineers as their business partner for the 2019-2020 school year and recognized Keller Engineers as the outgoing sponsor for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Keller Engineers is a proud sponsor of The Challenge Program. 

 

 

Keller Engineers Attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Woodbury Township, PA

In November 2019, Keller Engineers attended a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Blair County Bridge 66 in Woodbury Township!

Featured in the celebration was the first vehicle to cross the bridge following the official opening – the Williamsburg Community School District bus assigned to this route.

The bridge superstructure replacement project involved removal of the existing laminated timber deck, steel railings, steel beams, and concrete substructure caps, followed by construction of new concrete substructure caps and a new superstructure to carry T-454 over Clover Creek. The new structure will carry all legal loads, which allowed the former 6 ton weight restriction to be removed.

Keller Engineers is pleased to have been the engineer on this bridge replacement project!

 

 

Keller Engineers Supports National STEM/STEAM Day

National STEM/STEAM Day is an opportunity to focus on helping kids advance in the fields of Science,Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Creating understanding around STEM and STEAM is a big topic of conversation today.

Angela Reilly from our Transportation Division, visited the Altoona Area Junior High School to speak to female students about careers in engineering. She also had a bridge building project to do with the students. It looks like everyone had a fun time!

Keller Engineers enjoys opportunities, such as this, to help educate young learners about careers in engineering!

 

 

Keller Engineers Attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in East Carroll and Clearfield Townships, PA

In November 2019, Keller Engineers attended a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the re-opening of Cambria County Bridge 7.

The bridge is located on Gooderham Road over Chest Creek in East Carroll and Clearfield townships. This project removed the old structurally deficient single-span concrete encased T-beam bridge, and replaced it with a new single span, prestressed spread box beam bridge. The new bridge will carry two-way traffic and will allow for the previous 6-ton weight limit to be removed.

Keller Engineers is pleased to be the engineer on this important bridge safety project!

 

 

Keller Engineers Attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in McConnellsburg Borough, PA

In October 2019, Keller Engineers attended the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the North 3rd Street Bridge Replacement Project in McConnellsburg Borough, PA.

The North 3rd Street Bridge was originally built in 1875 and was a single-span, reinforced concrete deck slab structure on stone masonry abutment walls. The bridge was in overall poor condition, with extensive deterioration of all structural components, with a posted weight limit of 10 tons.

The new structure is a reinforced concrete box culvert constructed within the confines of the existing bridge abutments and will now carry all legal loads, allowing removal of the 10 ton weight limit.

Keller Engineers is thankful to have worked on this bridge replacement project!

 

 

Keller Engineers Receives Sustainable Business Certificate

In September 2019, Keller Engineers was presented with a Sustainable Business Certificate from the Blair County Chamber of Commerce.

The Sustainable Business Certification was developed to help businesses become more aware of how to implement actions that are simultaneously good for their bottom line, the environment, and the social fabric of the community.

Businesses receiving the award included Great Commission School, Prime Sirloin, Roaring Spring Blank Book, Roaring Spring Library, Stiffler McGraw, U.S. Hotel, Veeder-Root, Advantage Resource Group and Keller Engineers.

Brittany Eckenrode accepted the certificate on behalf of Keller Engineers. 

 

 

Annual Memorial Golf Outing Raised $11,500 to Benefit the American Rescue Workers

On August 5, 2019, we hosted the 15th Annual Keller Open/Paul Kirby, Jr. Memorial Golf Outing at Scotch Valley Country Club in Hollidaysburg, PA.

This year, our golf outing raised $11,500! All proceeds raised are given to the American Rescue Workers in Hollidaysburg, which was an organization actively supported by Paul.

A sincere “thank you” goes to all of our sponsors, donors, players, and volunteers for your support in our annual golf outing.

 

 

Keller Engineers Welcomes Co-op Student Worker

Keller Engineers is pleased to announce that Michael Solimando joined our Transportation Division as a part-time co-op.

Michael is a senior at Hollidaysburg Area High School, with plans to obtain a college degree in Civil Engineering.

Welcome to our team, Michael!

 

 

Local Engineering Firms Support Students in Need

Keller Engineers participated in a great cause called “Stuff the Barrel” to help children, at local elementary schools, who are in need of school supplies.

PennDOT District 9 has organized this initiative for the past three years, with local engineering firms helping to contribute. This year local firms included Keller Engineers, Stiffler McGraw, the EADS Group, and Gwin Dobson & Foreman. Together, we collectively gathered a “stuffed barrel” of school supplies to donate.

Pictured (left to right) is the donation of supplies from Keller Engineers employees, with Brittany Eckenrode from Keller Engineers, Tara and Monica from PennDOT District 9, and Jenn from the EADS Group.

We are delighted to be apart of this initiative, with local firms in the area, to support local, young learners.

 

 

Keller Engineers of New Jersey Announces New Hire

Keller Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Daniel M. Brown, as a Senior Construction Inspector, in our Camden, NJ office.

Daniel has over 25 years of experience on new/rehabilitation highway, bridge, and building projects. He is a 1994 graduate of Rowan University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology.

Welcome to our team, Daniel!

 

 

Keller Engineers Announces New Hire

Keller Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Timothy J. Larson, PE in our Transportation Division in Hollidaysburg, PA.

Tim graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering (Structures). He has over 15 years of experience in project management and bridge design/construction. He earned his Professional Engineer (PE) License in 2010, and is also a Certified Bridge Safety Inspector (CBSI) and an ISO 9001 Auditor.

Tim accepted a position with Keller Engineers as Project Engineer/Project Manager in July 2019.

Welcome to our team, Tim!

 

 

Keller Engineers of New Jersey Announces New Hire

Keller Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Ramon A. Melo, as a Construction Inspector, in our Camden, NJ office.

Ramon is 2013 graduate of DeVry University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Technical Management and an Associates degree in Electronic Systems Technology. He possesses over 10 years of experience in heavy highway construction inspection.

Welcome to the team, Ramon!

 

 

Keller Engineers of New Jersey Prequalified to do Business with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority

Welcome to Keller Engineers of New Jersey, LLC, a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) certified by the State of New Jersey, is pleased to announce that we are now prequalified to do business with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority! 

In two years of business thus far, we are creating several exciting milestones!

 

 

Keller Engineers Announces New Hire

Keller Engineers is pleased to announce the hiring of Robert P. Yogus in our Transportation Division in Hollidaysburg, PA. 

Robert accepted a position as Construction Inspector in May 2019. He is a 1990 graduate of Pittsburgh University at Johnstown with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. He has three plus years of experience in transportation, highway or bridge construction inspection and several inspection certifications. 

Welcome to the team, Robert! 

 

 

Keller Engineers of New Jersey Announces New Hire

Keller Engineers of New Jersey, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Ayo Saba to the team in our Camden, NJ office. 

Ayo has over 35 years of experience on new/rehabilitation highway, bridge, and building projects. He accepted a position as Senior Construction Inspector.

Welcome to our team, Ayo!

 

 

Keller Engineers of New Jersey, LLC Approved as a Small Business Enterprise

Keller Engineers of New Jersey was recently approved as a Small Business Enterprise in the State of New Jersey! We look forward to working with new and existing clients to meet your SBE goals!

 

 

Keller Engineers Welcomes Summer Intern

Keller Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Daria VanAllman as an Intern in our Transportation Division. She will be working in our Hollidaysburg office throughout this summer.

Daria is currently enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University, majoring in Civil Engineering. She is a 2018 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School. 

Welcome to our team, Daria!

 

 

Keller Engineers of New Jersey Grows Team

Keller Engineers of New Jersey, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Paul S. Truban, PE, PTOE, AICP to our Camden, NJ office!

Paul has over 30 years of experience in the transportation industry and has a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters in Transportation Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Paul is a professional planner (AICP), professional traffic operations engineer (PTOE), and a professional engineer (PE) in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania, among other certifications and licenses. 

Welcome to our team, Paul! 

 

 

Employees Host Educational Event for Teens at Local Library

On Thursday, February 28, 2019, Keller Engineers’ Education Outreach Committee conducted a free, hands-on learning activity for teens at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library in honor of National Engineers Week.

Dave Cunningham (Water/Wastewater Division) lead an activity in which teens could build a tower out of common materials with prices assigned to those materials. The teams needed to work with a budget, and there were even change orders involved!

Adam Long (Land Development Division) lead an activity where teens could build a watershed and create landform to study where water flows. Students were able to manipulate the landform for construction activities, add pollution to the watershed, and also add features to stop that pollution.

Thank you to our employees on the Education Outreach Committee, who were involved with this event, including Angela Reilly, Dave Cunningham, Kevin Campbell, Adam Long, Matt Stoehr, and Diana McClure. 

 

 

10th Annual Engineers Fight to CAN Hunger Food Drive

The 10th Annual Engineers Fight to CAN Hunger food drive began on February 1st and ran through National Engineer’s Week; February 17-23, 2019.

This is a local competition in which engineering firms in Blair County compete to raise the most funds through employee/company contributions. Donations raised go directly to area food banks, including The American Rescue Workers, in Hollidaysburg, PA and the Altoona Food Bank in Altoona, PA.

In years past, we donated canned goods, but this year we provided monetary donations. The winner of the competition is determined by dividing the firm’s number of employees into the donation amount; the firm with the highest donation per employee wins.

Keller Engineers was the winning firm this year, with an average donation of $46.75 per employee, and a total donation amount of $1,870.

Collectively, the five participating firms (Keller Engineers, The EADS Group, Stiffler McGraw, McLanahan Corporation, and Gwin, Dobson and Foreman) raised a combined total of $7,237 for local food banks.

Keller Engineers has been a proud participant in this event for 10 years. We enjoy participating in this friendly competition with local engineering firms to make a difference in our community.

Pictured are (left to right): Diana McClure (Keller Engineers), Deb and Victor LaValla (American Rescue Workers), and Brittany Eckenrode (Keller Engineers).

 

 

Keller Engineers Announces New Hire

Keller Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Troy Luchau as an Entry Level Engineer in our Transportation Division. He will be working in our Hollidaysburg office, after joining our team in January 2019.

Troy is a 2018 Graduate of The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology. 

Welcome to our team, Troy!

 

 

Employee Obtains Professional Engineer License 

Keller Engineers, Inc. is excited to announce that Joseph Gaeto passed his Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) Exam and is now considered a Professional Engineer!

We commend your hard work in pursing this exam and obtaining your PE License. Congratulations Joe!

 

 

Employee Becomes an Engineer in Training 

Keller Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce that Nathan Patrick passed his Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam and now meets all requirements to become an Engineer in Training (EIT)!

We are excited for the opportunities that this achievement will afford him, both personally and professionally. Congratulations Nathan!

 

 

Keller Engineers’ Mischievous Elf Competition

If you follow us on Social Media, you may have enjoyed following our second annual Mischievous Elf Competition. We had nine employee teams, tasked with creating a mischievous elf display, while playing for a charity of their choice. Our Facebook Followers determined the winner by voting for each team’s display. The winning team’s charity received a donation from Keller Engineers.

The winner of our $250 donation is Joe Koenig (recipient of Tom Morisi’s kidney transplant) to help him cover medical expenses. Pictured are our employees from the winning team, Tom Morisi and Kim Carr, presenting the check to Joe. 

Thank you again to our Facebook Friends for following and actively participating in our Mischievous Elf Competition this year!

 

 

Keller Engineers Sponsors Local High School’s Challenge Program

In October 2018, Keller Engineers, Inc. partnered with Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School during the 2018-2019 school year for The Challenge Program. 

Joe Keller visited the school for The Challenge Program kick-off assembly, where students were introduced to local career opportunities. Throughout the school year, students will be eligible to compete for financial awards in five areas linked with academic and workplace success: Attendance, Academic Improvement, Academic Excellence, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and Community Service.

At the program assembly, five juniors and five seniors from Bishop Guilfoyle received awards for the work they accomplished last year during the 2017-2018 school year in the five above-mentioned categories, also sponsored by Keller Engineers, Inc.

We are grateful to be the sponsor for such a wonderful program for local students!

 

 

Keller Engineers Awarded “Business of the Year”

In October 2018, Keller Engineers, Inc. was awarded “Business of the Year” from the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce! 

We are honored to receive this award which recognizes us as “a business which has contributed to the economic growth of the community and has helped to develop Huntingdon County”.

 

 

Keller Engineers Announces New Hire

Keller Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Chetan Bhatt in our Camden, NJ location as a Construction Inspector in August 2018.

Chetan is a 1989 graduate of Gujarat University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He possess over 26 years of experience in the heavy highway construction inspection field.

Welcome to our team, Chetan!

 

Annual Golf Outing Raised $12,000 to Benefit the American Rescue Workers

On August 6, 2018, we hosted the 14th Annual Keller Open/Paul Kirby, Jr. Memorial Golf Outing at Scotch Valley Country Club in Hollidaysburg, PA. 

This year, our golf outing raised $12,000! All proceeds raised are given to the American Rescue Workers in Hollidaysburg, which was an organization actively supported by Paul. 

A sincere “thank you” goes to all of our sponsors, players, and volunteers for your support in our annual golf outing! 

 

 

Keller Engineers Announces New Hire

Keller Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Joshua I. Love in our Transportation Division as Construction Inspector II in July 2018.

Joshua brings to our team 10 years of broad-based experience in transportation and construction site inspections. Welcome to our team, Joshua!

 

 

Keller Engineers Announces Promotion

Joseph G. Keller, PE, President, is pleased to announce the addition of Brian E. Smith, PE to the Board of Directors as a Vice President.

Brian, who serves as the Director of Land Development, graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.  He holds Professional Engineering Licenses in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and North Carolina, and is a member of the American Society of Highway Engineers.  He joined Keller Engineers in 2000, after working eight years for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in Maryland. Brian has been a Keller Engineers’ Corporate Associate since January 2017.

Brian brings 26 years’ engineering experience to the position.  As Director of Land Development, he is responsible for leading Keller Engineers’ land development team and project implementation.  Additionally, Brian is responsible for the coordination of projects through government and planning commission review processes, conducting Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) reviews, project administration, review and approval of shop drawings, and peer review.  He also serves as a municipal engineer, performing duties such as the review of subdivision and land development plans, providing consultation and guidance, and preparing reports for municipal projects.

 

 

Employees Host Educational Event at Local Library

In July 2018, Keller Engineers’ Education Outreach Committee hosted an event at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library called “Engineering ROCKS”. 

We offered two activities, both including ways in which engineers use rocks. Activity 1 involved building a structure out of coffee stirrers then subjecting that structure to a simulated earthquake. The structures were tested on different surfaces such as sand, gravel, and a rock slab to simulate bedrock. Activity 2 involved designing a Japanese dry rock garden. 

We had a great turnout of 55+ children and adults. We are thankful for the wonderful time and the opportunity to introduce engineering to young learners! 

 

 

Keller Engineers Announces New Hire

Keller Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Bronson J. Clapper as Survey Crew Member in July 2018.

Bronson is a recent graduate from the Pennsylvania College of Technology with an Associate Degree in Surveying Technology.  We are excited to welcome him to our Survey Division!

 

 

Keller Engineers Announces New Hire

Keller Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Kevin E. Hampton as the Transportation Division’s newest Construction Inspector in June 2018.

Kevin comes to us with over 14 years of construction inspection experience. We are delighted to have him on our team! 

 

 

Keller Engineers Announces Promotion

Keller Engineers, Inc. is proud to announce the promotion of Brian E. Smith, PE to Director of Land Development.  Brian graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.  He holds Professional Engineering Licenses in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and North Carolina, and is a member of the American Society of Highway Engineers.  He joined Keller Engineers in 2000, after working eight years for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in Maryland. Brian has been a Keller Engineers’ Corporate Associate since January 2017.

Brian brings 26 years’ engineering experience to the position.   As Director of Land Development, he is responsible for leading Keller Engineers’ land development team and project implementation.  Additionally, Brian is responsible for the coordination of projects through government and planning commission review processes, conducting Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) reviews, project administration, review and approval of shop drawings, and peer review.  He also serves as a municipal engineer, performing duties such as the review of subdivision and land development plans, providing consultation and guidance, and preparing reports for municipal projects.

 

 

Keller Engineers Announces Promotion

Keller Engineers, Inc. is proud to announce the promotion of Randy P. Grove, PE to Chief Highway Engineer.   Randy graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.  He holds Professional Engineering Licenses in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and is a member of the American Society of Highway Engineers.  Randy joined Keller Engineers in 2008.

Having 19 years’ transportation experience, he has extensive knowledge in project management, highway design, hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, permitting, drainage design, construction schedules, project specifications, construction cost estimating, and quality assurance/quality control.  As Chief Highway Engineer, Randy is responsible for leading Keller Engineers’ highway design team and managing a variety of highway projects. Additionally, he is responsible for staff management, project schedules, budgets and quality control.

 

 

Keller Engineers Announces New Hire

Keller Engineers, Inc. is proud to announce the hiring of Nathan C. Patrick in our Transportation Division in June 2018.

Nathan is a 2018 graduate of University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology.  Welcome to our team, Nathan! 

 

 

Keller Engineers Announces New Hire

Keller Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Kishor P. Soni in our Camden, NJ location as a Construction Inspector in June 2018.

Kishor is a 2005 graduate of Gujarat University. He possess over 13 years of construction inspection experience. We are excited to welcome Kishor to our growing team in New Jersey!

 

 

Keller Employee Receives Two Certifications

In April 2018, Bill Henry, from our Water/Wastewater Division, received Certification as a Class I and Class II Individual Sewer System Installer in the State of West Virginia.

These certifications are for private, on-lot absorption systems for sewage treatment. Class I is a certification to install a simple septic tank with soil absorption field and Class II is a certification to install additional treatment over and above the septic tank and absorption field.

Congratulations Bill!

 

 

Keller Engineers Announces New Hire

Keller Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Hank Lilienthal as the Transportation Division’s newest Construction Inspector in March 2018.

Hank will soon be completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering at Penn State University, after transferring from Clemson University. We are excited to welcome Hank to our Transportation Division!

 

 

Keller Engineers of New Jersey, LLC Celebrating One Year of Business

Our Camden, NJ office recently celebrated its one-year anniversary! The formation of this Keller Engineers’ subsidiary has enabled us to establish a local presence to support our expansion efforts. The opening of the Camden office demonstrates our commitment to providing excellent client service, quality, and a sustainable approach to this region. Camden is on the rise!

The day-to-day operation of Keller Engineers of New Jersey, LLC is managed by Sam Mody, PE, President.

 

 

Employees Participate in Office Madness

In March 2018, Keller Engineers employees participated in the First Annual Office Madness event sponsored by The Giorgio Foundation. The fundraiser event included office-themed games and light-hearted competition with over 20 local companies and organizations.

The goal of this fun-filled event was to increase awareness and raise funds to support The Giorgio Foundation, which is a children’s foundation for NF1 awareness and research.

Our employee team was made up of Joe Gaeto, Jonathan Chwatek, Matt Stoehr, Brittany Eckenrode, Dave Cunningham and Jeff Wos.

 

 

Keller Engineers Annual Employee Meeting

In March 2018, we conducted our Annual Employee Meeting. This serves as a great opportunity for all of our employees in the Hollidaysburg, PA, State College, PA, and Camden, NJ offices to come together to celebrate the successes of 2017 and learn each division’s goals for 2018.

The Annual Meeting also serves as an opportunity for a group photo! We are proud to showcase our dedicated team of employees!

 

 

Local Engineering Firms Support Food Pantry

The Ninth Annual Engineers Fight to CAN Hunger food drive began on February 1, 2018 and concluded during National Engineers Week (February 18th – 24th) on Friday, February 23, 2018. Local engineering firms in Blair County participate in this food drive to replenish food/goods at the American Rescue Workers Food Pantry in Hollidaysburg, PA.

Keller Engineers, Inc. has been a participant in the food drive since it’s inception nine years ago. This year, Keller employees donated 2,926 pounds of food/goods, which equated to 71.37 pounds donated per employee. One anonymous employee offered to donate .50 cents for every dollar collected, up to $300 to purchase additional goods.

Keller Engineers was one of four local firms that participated in the food drive competition, including Gwin, Dobson & Foreman, McLanahan Corporation Administration and Engineering Departments, and Stiffler McGraw. PennDOT District 9-0 also participated by contributing a monetary donation.

Collectively, the firms donated 10,941 pounds of food/goods to the American Rescue Workers during this food drive!  

 

 

Employees Celebrate National Engineers Week 

In celebration of National Engineers Week (February 18 – 24, 2018), representatives from Keller Engineers visited the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library on February 20th to present hands-on engineering activities to school-age children.

Adam Long (Landscape Architect, Land Development Division) helped the children design their own city park, Dave Cunningham (Professional Engineer, Water/Wastewater Division) instructed the children on designing a city water system, and Angela Reilly, Kevin Campbell, and Jake Ergler (Bridge Engineers, Transportation Division) helped the children to build city bridges.

Over 60 children and accompanied adults, along with our employees had a great time! We are thankful for the opportunity to teach young learners about engineering!

 
 

Keller Engineers Creates Mischievous Elf Competition

If you follow us on Social Media, you may recall our first annual Mischievous Elf Competition. We had 12 employee teams, tasked with creating a mischievous elf display, while playing for a charity of their choice. Our Facebook Followers determined the winner by voting for each team’s display. The winning team’s charity received a donation from Keller Engineers.

Pictured are a few members of “The Fruit Cakes” team (left to right) including Wendy Rossman, Brittany Eckenrode, and Dan Carabaugh. They presented the donation check to two representatives from their charity, Mom’s Pets of James Creek, PA.

 

 

Keller Engineers Inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame

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Click here for a video introduction of Keller Engineers, Inc. at the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame

Keller Engineers, Inc. was one of five local businesses inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Monday, October 16, 2017. The spirit of the Business Hall of Fame is to identify businesses that heavily influence the economy of our county, but also make a huge impact on the quality of life of our community.

“We are honored,” Joe Keller, PE, President said. “It is a tribute to our employees and the great job that they do. We were surprised and appreciate that we were nominated for this award.”

The Hall of Fame, established in 1990, now includes 133 firms. Hall of Fame recipients must have a history of at least 25 years and a lasting effect on commerce generated in Blair County.

 

 

Annual Golf Outing Raised $12,000 to Benefit the American Rescue Workers

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On August 7, 2017, we held our 13th Annual Keller Open/Paul Kirby, Jr. Memorial Golf Outing at Scotch Valley Country Club in Hollidaysburg, PA. All proceeds benefited the American Rescue Workers; an organization actively supported by Paul. This is a fun event, that includes 18-holes of golf, a putting contest, dinner and prizes.

 

 

Keller Engineers Announces New Hire

Brittany Eckenrode joins Keller Engineer’s Business Development Division in Hollidaysburg, PA. 

Keller Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Brittany Eckenrode as the Business Development Team’s Marketing Specialist, on August 28, 2017. 

Brittany is a 2008 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Advertising and Minors in Psychology and Human Development & Family Studies.

 

 

Keller Engineers of New Jersey, LLC

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Keller Engineers, Inc. is expanding! After 25 years of successfully serving Pennsylvania and surrounding states, we have opened an office in Camden, New Jersey. We are excited to share the good news with our loyal clients and friends.

Through our national involvement in the American Society of Highway Engineers, Keller Engineers’ staff had the opportunity to work with, and get to know Mr. Samir (Sam) Mody, PE. This relationship led to a partnership – Keller Engineers of New Jersey LLC. The formation of this Keller Engineers’ subsidiary has enabled us to establish local presence to support our expansion efforts. The opening of our Camden office demonstrates out commitment to providing excellent client service, quality, and a sustainable approach to this region.

The day-to-day operation of Keller Engineers of New Jersey, LLC will be managed by Sam Mody, PE, President. Sam has more than 33 years’ experience in the administration, management, design, and construction of civil/transportation projects in the Northeast Region of the United States. He is a 1988 graduate of Drexel University with a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a 1983 graduate of Drexel University with a bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering; he is a licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Our new office is located at 121 Market Street, Camden, New Jersey.

 

 

2017 Engineers Fight to CAN Hunger Food Drive

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The 2017 Engineers Fight to CAN Hunger Food Drive, benefitting the American Rescue Workers of Blair County, brought in a successful 15,129 pounds of food for the local community this year! The following five groups of engineers came together to make this happen: Keller Engineers, Inc., Gwin Dobson & Foreman, Stiffler McGraw, the engineers at McLanahan Corporation, and P. Joseph Lehman, Inc. The firms like to turn this event into a competition to see who can collect the most food per employee. This year the winner was McLanahan Corporation.

 

 

Employees Celebrate National Engineers Week 

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On February 21, 2017 at the Hollidaysburg Public Library, Girl Scout Troop 45602 came out to celebrate National Engineers Week with some employees from Keller Engineers! Jake Ergler, a member of the Transportation Division, led a tower building activity out of dry spaghetti noodles and gumdrops; Dave Cunningham, a member of the Water/Wastewater Division, showed the girls how to build water filters; and Angela Reilly, another member of the Transportation Division, instructed the scouts in bridge design made from paper!

 

 

Keller Engineers Announces New Hire

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Keller Engineers is proud to announce the hiring of Martin J. Marasco. Marty has more than 45 years of experience in all aspects of the economic development process. He served as President and CEO of the Altoona-Blair County Development Corporation and its predecessor organization, Altoona Enterprises, Inc., from 1994 until his retirement in June of 2016. Marty is a graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School in Altoona, and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Saint Francis University. In 2011, Marty was honored by Saint Francis University with an Honorary Doctorate Degree.

Marty serves on countless state and local foundations, authorities, boards, and committees; and is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions including a Lifetime Achievement Award for Business Excellence, a Distinguished Citizen Award, and in 2000, Marty was names the PA Economic Developer of the Year. In May 2015, a dedication was held for the Martin J. Marasco Business Park, named to honor Marty.

Marty’s most cherished blessings are his wife of 50 years, Carol, their eight children, and 20 grandchildren.

 

 

Keller Engineers Announces Promotion

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Joseph G. Keller, PE, President is pleased to announce the promotion of Mark J. Haefner, PE. to Vice President, Director of Land Development.

Mark has 22 years’ civil engineering experience, specializing in site layout, design, approval, and permitting of commercial and industrial development, residential subdivisions, and local, state and federal projects. He has been with Keller Engineers since 2003 – serving as a Project Engineer/Project Manager in the firm’s State College, PA office from 2003 – 2015; in 2015 he was promoted to the Director of Land Development Division in the Hollidaysburg corporate office.

Mark earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University in 1995. He is a Pennsylvania Registered Professional Engineer and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. As the Director of Land Development, Mark is responsible for the supervision, management, and implementation of Keller Engineers’ Land Development projects and the Land Development Division team. Mark also serves as the primary client services contact for several municipal governments.

 

 

Keller Engineers Announces a New Hire

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Keller Engineers is proud to announce the hiring of Mr. Samir (Sam) D. Mody, PE. Sam has over 33 years of experience in the administration, management, design, and construction of civil/transportation projects in the Northeast Region of the United States. His experience includes planning, design and construction of bridges, highways, and commuter rail/transit infrastructure serving both public and private industries. Sam is a 1988 graduate of Drexel University with a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a 1983 graduate of Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering; he is a licensed Professional Engineer in PA, NJ, and DE.

 

 

Keller Engineers Announces the Addition of Four Associates

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Keller Engineers, Inc., with locations in Hollidaysburg and State College, PA, is a full-service engineering firm offering civil and structural engineering, and surveying services.

Keller Engineers, Inc. is proud to announce it has added the level of “Associate” to their ownership structure. On December 13, 2016, four employees – David M. Cunningham, PE; Mark J. Haefner, PE; Brian E. Smith, PE; and Brian E. Wiser, PE – transitioned to the Associate level. Joe Keller, President, congratulated the new Associates stating “Promoting these professionals acknowledges our Board of Directors’ commitment to growing Keller Engineers, and recognizes the strong performance, contributions, and leadership strengths of these individuals.” “They have each continuously demonstrated their commitment to our firm’s culture, mission, and values; and most importantly, to their team members and clients.”

David M. Cunningham, PE began his career at Keller Engineers in 1997 as a high school intern; he is now in his 20th year with the firm serving in the Water/Wastewater Division. Dave holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering graduating from The Pennsylvania State University in 2002. As a member of the Water/Wastewater team, he serves as a Project Manager/Project Engineer responsible for the design and management of municipal water distribution and treatment systems; wastewater collection and treatment systems; obtaining and managing project funding; providing DEP compliance and reporting; municipal budgeting and rate analysis; and permitting. Additionally, Dave serves as the primary client services contact for several municipalities and authorities throughout Pennsylvania.

Mark J. Haefner, PE served as a Project Engineer/Project Manager in the firm’s State College, PA office from 2003 – 2015; in 2015 he was promoted to the Director of Land Development in the Hollidaysburg corporate office. Mark is a 1995 graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. As the Director of Land Development, Mark is responsible for the supervision, management and implementation of Keller Engineers’ Land Development projects and the Land Development Division team. He has extensive experience in site design; stormwater analysis and design; erosion and sediment control; site permitting; feasibility studies; and municipal reviews. Mark also serves as the primary client services contact for several municipal governments.

Brian E. Smith, PE graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.  He joined Keller Engineers in 2000 after working eight years for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in Maryland. Brian serves as our Chief Highway Engineer and is responsible for leading Keller Engineers’ highway design team and managing a variety of highway projects. Additionally, Brian is responsible for staff management, project schedules, budgets and quality control. He has extensive experience in project management, highway engineering, hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, permitting, drainage, and quality assurance/quality control.

Brian E. Wiser, PE serves as Keller Engineers’ Assistant Director of Transportation. Brian began his career at Keller Engineers in 1995 as a summer intern; he graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1996 having earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. Brian specializes in transportation structural engineering and related services. His primary responsibilities include client management, team leadership, project management, and quality management. Additionally, he is leading our expansion efforts in the railroad market. Brian has extensive experience working with municipal governments to secure funding, provide engineering support, manage municipal projects, and coordinate funding in order to ensure compliance. He serves as the firm’s primary client services contact for several local and county governments.

Keller Engineers professionals are dedicated to providing exceptional service and innovative design for infrastructure projects such as land development, transportation, and water/wastewater. The firm also provides complete surveying services and building structure design and analysis. For more information about Keller Engineers, Inc., please visit www.keller-engineers.com

 

 

Randall Kring of Keller Engineers, Along with Several Others, Received the Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association (PACA) “Project of the Year” Award for Laguna Splash Water Park

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Congratulations to team members from New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Keller Engineers, Inc., and Leonard S. Fiore, Inc. for receiving the Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association (PACA) “Project of the Year” Award for the Laguna Splash Water Park located in DelGrosso’s Amusement Park.  Keller Engineers created the Land Development Plan including permitting for the stormwater design, township approvals, and coordination with the subcontractors. Randall Kring, pictured second from the right, was the individual involved in the project from Keller Engineers.

 

 

Joe Keller Supports Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School for the Challenge Program

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Pictured here are the 2015/2016 Underclassmen Award Winners from Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School.

Back, Left to Right: Cole Rinker (Academic Improvement), Ethan Wesner (STEM), Charles Patterson (Academic Excellence), Nathan Imler (Academic Improvement), Luke Fredrick (Community Service), Corey Patterson (Academic Excellence) and Business Partner- Joe Keller (Keller Engineers) Front Left to Right: Dominic Georgiana (Attendance), Jayden Jackson (Attendance), Nick Nale (STEM). Absent from photo: Patrick Donoughe (Community Service).

– To kick-off the 2016/2017 Program year, students from Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School were recently introduced to The Challenge Program, Inc. during an orientation assembly at their school. The assembly theme was an Olympic trial that demonstrated the interview screening process to help students Qualify for Success.

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School’s business partner continuing their support for the 2016-2017 School year is Keller Engineers. During the assembly, students in the sophomore, junior, and senior classes were introduced to local career opportunities from Keller Engineers. Throughout the year, all students in these grades will be eligible to compete for financial awards in five areas linked with academic and workplace success: Attendance, Academic Improvement, Academic Excellence, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and Community Service.

 

 

Joe Keller is Named a Penn State Alumni Fellow

At an awards ceremony held at The Nittany Lion Inn, Joe Keller received this honor from the Pennsylvania State University President Eric Barron.

Since 1973, the Penn State Alumni Association has been giving this award to professionals who are leaders in their field. Those selected for the award are nominated by an academic college and invited back to Penn State to share their experience and knowledge with students, administrators, and faculty.

Joe was among 24 Alumni to receive a 2016 Fellow Award. Some other Alumni to receive this award include:
– Frank Coonelly, President, Pittsburgh Pirates;
– Martin S. Craighead, President, Baker Hughes;
– Mario A. Lafortune, Retired Director of Innovation, Nike Golf;
– Joanna Shields, Minister for Internet Safety and Security, United Kingdom;
– Mary Beth Ward, Environmental Appeals Judge, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Alumni Fellow Joe Keller visits Penn State Altoona

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Penn State Altoona Fellow award recipient, Joseph G. Keller, returned to Penn State Altoona in October to meet with the students and take a tour of the new Penn Building at the downtown campus where many rail transportation engineering classes are held. Keller attended Penn State Altoona before transferring to University Park to complete his degree in engineering in 1976.

The Alumni Fellow Award, established in 1973, is life-long and the most prestigious award given by the Penn State Alumni Association in cooperation with the University’s academic colleges, campuses, and the Office of the President. Alumni are nominated by a college or campus as leaders in their professionals fields and accept an invitation from the president of the University to return to campus to share their expertise with students, faculty, and administrators.

Keller is president of Keller Engineers, Inc,. located in Hollidaysburg, PA. He founded the company in 1991 and oversees the day-to-day operations, working with the firm’s board of directors to ensure policies lead to continued growth. Keller Engineers provides civil engineering, structural engineering, and surveying services to the public and private sectors. Twenty-nine of the firm’s 60 employees are Penn State graduates.

Keller began his career at P. Joseph Lehman, Inc., Consulting Engineers. He is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Tennessee.

Keller volunteers his time to support various non-profit organizations.  A firm believer in the power of a strong community, he provides the time and resources necessary for his employees to do the same. Keller believes that a successful business comprises staff, clients, and the community. Keller serves on the Industrial Advisory Committee and the Philanthropic Council at Penn State Altoona. In 2012, Keller Engineers, Inc. was inducted into the Platinum category of Penn State Altoona’s Ivyside Society for making a major gift to support Penn State Altoona’s Rail Transportation Engineering program.

In 2008, Keller was selected as the Pennsylvania Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Penn State Altoona honored Keller in 2015 with the Outstanding Alumni Award for being a leader in his career and community.

Life members of the Penn State Alumni Association, Keller and his wife, Joan, live in Hollidaysburg. Their son, Jared, works in suburban Washington, D.C.

Keller was recognized by the Penn State Alumni Association along with twenty-three other graduates on Oct. 26 at University Park. Each Alumni Fellow received a commemorative award, designed and hand cast by 1972 Penn State graduate Jeanne Stevens-Sollman, an acclaimed sculptor and medalist, and a 2007 Alumni Fellow.

 

 

Golf Outing Raises $12,000 for the American Rescue Workers

Hollidaysburg, PA – August 22, 2016 – Joe Keller (far left) and Brian Smith (far right) of Keller Engineers, Inc., Hollidaysburg, present a check for $12,000 to Victor and Deborah LaValla of the American Rescue Workers, Hollidaysburg. One hundred percent of this contribution stays in Blair County to help those in our community in need of food, clothing, household items, and more. This charitable event is made possible through the generosity of the sponsors, contributors, volunteers and players that participated in the 12th Annual Keller Open/Paul Kirby , Jr. Memorial Golf Outing.

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A Member of Keller Engineers’ Structural Team Places in Drafting Competitions

Keller Engineers’ new Structural Engineering Technician, Taylor Manges, placed in both a district and state Architectural Drafting competition for SkillsUSA. She took home a gold first place medal in districts and continued on to win a bronze third place medal at states, along with a scholarship to Penn Tech. In both contests, she had to use AutoCAD software and Revit to construct floor plans, elevations and sections from given parameters, along with a written test of 75 questions. SkillsUSA involves technical students in educational programs to demonstrate the skills they have obtained during their specific programs of study. Taylor’s program of study was Drafting & Design technologies at the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center, where she first learned to use Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. She also completed her internship at Keller Engineers and has since been hired full time. She says “I applied knowledge that I obtained from Keller Engineers during my internship to help me during these competitions.” Taylor is now a member of the SkillsUSA Alumni and Friends Association and plans to assist with judging competitions and prepping students from the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center for future competitions.

 

 

Keller Engineers Announces New Hire

We are proud to announce the hiring Lorena Caldwell.   She is a member of the Accounting Team, specializing in Accounts Receivable.

Lorena is a 2013 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Accounting. Welcome to the team, Lorena!