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Dewberry Engineers ‘invests’ in their employees

Ranked number eight in the large business category of the 2019 Best Places to Work in PA program, Dewberry Engineers Inc. continues to provide “honest and passionate” work after more than 50 years of service.

“We pride ourselves on our core values,” Curtis Sanno, branch manager and associate vice president said. “It is what sets us apart.”

“Our employees come first,” Sanno continued. “We invest in our employees, we trust our employees.”

Dewberry also prides itself on its community contribution, individualism and perseverance.

“The key is quality,” Patrick Gerstner, highway department manager and senior associate, said. “The goal is to provide the best for our clients.”

The business, which was started by Sidney Dewberry and a group of friends in Virginia in 1956, is still a family-owned business now with over 2,000 employees and over 50 offices, with one on the way coming to Williamsport.

Dewberry Engineers works alongside state Department of Transportation to help provide services like bridge replacements and inspections, permits, roadway and sign lighting, drainage and sewage issues, surveying and much more for local emergencies, projects and municipalities.

Sometimes in an emergency situation like a severe storm, Dewberry may get to a site before they know much about it.

That doesn’t stop them from helping.

“Within 24 to 48 hours, Dewberry was on the job with a plan to replace,” Gini Feigles-Kaar said.

“We get the call and usually we don’t actually know everything, we figure it out together,” Sanno added.

Sanno and Feigles-Kaar also said that there is a lot of community outreach between Dewberry and local emergency personnel, PennDOT, municipalities and townships and local businesses to provide them with updates about projects, detours or construction.

Feigles-Kaar added that this community outreach will only grow with the opening of an office in Williamsport, which is in the beginning stages.

Dewberry Engineers Inc. has had a presence in the community for over 30 years, but Sanno said that it is finally time that the business has a local office. They also serve federal, municipal, and private clients.

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