Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.’s David Foster (from left), Jim Christie, Marcus Spina, Kow Eshun, Lauren Parker, and Ryan Haws launch operations in the new CEC Martinsburg office location at 786 Foxcroft Ave.
MARTINSBURG, WV — Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. launches operations on May 15 in its new permanent full-service office location at 786 Foxcroft Ave. in Martinsburg.
The CEC Martinsburg location was initiated by an opportunity to serve the City of Martinsburg and expand CEC’s presence in West Virginia. The Martinsburg office offers a full suite of engineering and environmental services to the region, including all aspects of civil/site engineering, construction inspection, geotechnical engineering, surveying, and water resources. The establishment of the office was a show of CEC’s dedication and desire to provide client-focused, high-quality innovative services to its clients in the Eastern Panhandle and surrounding areas.
The Martinsburg office formally launched operations in a temporary downtown office in 2022 with two employees from the Bridgeport, WV, office. Prior, CEC has been providing client focused engineering consulting services to the area since early 2020. CEC Vice President Steve Cain, P.E., led the opportunities for the development of professional relationships with the City of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, and the surrounding communities which built the foundation for the establishment of the office. “The opportunity to bring CEC’s all-inclusive service offerings, values and quality of work to the Martinsburg area is exciting.” Cain says.
The City of Martinsburg provided CEC its first opportunity to bring our expertise and capabilities to the Eastern Panhandle. The opportunity has allowed CEC to work with the city on a variety of projects which showcases our broad expertise and full suite of consulting services. Some of the completed projects include the wastewater treatment plant improvements, master planning, roadway and drainage improvements, water system capacity study, new public works facility, fire and safety complex improvements, as well as several other projects throughout the city. In addition to the city, CEC is also providing engineering services to the Berkeley County Council and several local area developers. This is just the beginning of what is ahead for CEC in the eastern panhandle areas of West Virginia and surrounding states. CEC’s dedicated staff is ready to utilize our new space to better serve our clients with their engineering, surveying, and environmental needs.
At the helm of the location is Kow Eshun, P.E., a civil engineer with more than 18 years of experience, eight of those years have been with CEC’s Bridgeport office. Eshun is passionate about West Virginia, having moved here in 2014 after his graduate studies at the University of Akron, Ohio. Eshun and his family have become vested in West Virginia and CEC. He jumped at the chance to be part of this brand-new office after having performed in a number of key roles in the Bridgeport office.
On making the move to Martinsburg, Eshun remarks, “We made a commitment to the City of Martinsburg that we would have a local presence in the community. The opportunity to provide client-focused, high quality, and innovative services in the Eastern Panhandle is appealing, Eshun, a CEC Vice President, says. “There is a lot we can achieve here.” And this remarks still rings true as we make the move to our new location.
Alongside Eshun is former Bridgeport staff member, Project Manager Marcus Spina. Spina has had his eye on a career in engineering since kindergarten and has brought that passion with him to the eastern panhandle. While he says it was a tough decision to leave the Bridgeport office family and community, he and his wife both instantly fell in love with the Martinsburg area and its rich history.
“I see CEC and myself continuing to thrive in this new location. Kow is a great leader, and I am blessed that CEC sees me fit to join in on this new venture, we are all in and are here for the long haul.” Spina says.
Due to the growing success of the Martinsburg location, Eshun says his office is actively recruiting and looking to add 10 staff members — attaining a good mix of engineers, scientists, surveyors, and technicians. Our doors are open and we look forward to working with you to accomplish your project goals.
About Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.: Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) is an expanding company with more than 1,300 employees in offices nationwide. CEC provides innovative design solutions and integrated expertise in air quality, civil engineering, ecological sciences, environmental engineering and sciences, manufacturing infrastructure services, survey/geospatial, waste management, and water resources. CEC ranks among the Top 500 Design Firms and Top 200 Environmental Firms according to Engineering News-Record. To learn more about CEC, visit www.cecinc.com.