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2016 Scholarship Winners Announced

GMB is pleased to announce the winners of our annual scholarship programs. The George K. Miles Civil Engineering Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to students who plan to attend college to pursue a degree in civil engineering.  Mr. Miles is a former partner at GMB and was involved in a variety of civil engineering projects throughout the Delmarva Peninsula.  His brother, William Miles, was one of our founders when GMB ... more

GMB Announces New Owners

GMB Announces New Owners James H. Willey, Jr., P.E., Managing Member of George, Miles & Buhr, LLC (GMB), is pleased to announce the following promotions.  Chris B. Derbyshire, P.E., Katherine J. McAllister, P.E., W. Mark Gardocky, P.E., and Morgan H. Helfrich, AIA, LEED AP were promoted to Vice President and welcomed as new owners. Christopher B. Derbyshire, P.E. has served GMB for 14 years and is a Sr. Project Manager ... more

GMB Welcomes New Team Members

GMB Welcomes New Team Members Tony Timbrell joins George, Miles & Buhr as a Construction Representative/ RPR in our Salisbury office. Tony comes to GMB with over 35 years of prior experience in the Engineering and Construction Management fields. Tony received his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Tony is responsible for overseeing the Salisbury Riverwalk Repairs. Tim Mulcahy recently joined the GMB ... more

GMB is Hiring!

We are seeking a motivated, self-disciplined Water/Wastewater Engineer to join our team in Sparks, Maryland. Preferred level of experience is Project Engineer with 5+ years of experience and P.E. Responsibilities include engineering design of various infrastructure projects such as water and sewer lines, pumping stations and water and wastewater treatment plants under the supervision of a PM or Sr. PM; process design, design calculations, preparation of construction plans, site plans, specifications, ... more

GMB Welcomes New Team Members

GMB Welcomes New Team Members George, Miles & Buhr, LLC (GMB) is pleased to welcome the following four new employees to our Salisbury and Sparks offices. Sean Kennedy joins GMB as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist. Sean recently graduated from Salisbury University with a degree in Geosciences with a concentration in GIS and Environmental / Land Use Planning. Previously Sean was a GIS intern with the Public Works Department ... more

GMB Welcomes New and Returning Summer Interns

GMB Welcomes New and Returning Summer Interns George, Miles & Buhr, LLC (GMB) is pleased to welcome the following new Interns for the 2015 summer season. Collin Spurgin recently joined the Salisbury office as a summer intern with the Structural Engineering group. Collin graduated from Steinert High School in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. Collin will be starting his fifth year this fall at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, where ... more

GMB Hosts Engineering Symposium for Wicomico County Students

GMB hosted an Engineering Career Symposium for 19 Wicomico County high school freshmen on February 24th, in conjunction with national Engineers Week.  The students are currently enrolled in “Introduction to Engineering”, which is part of a four-year WCBOE engineering program track. At GMB, students gained real-world knowledge from seven professionals who spoke about their specialties in the A/E field, including municipal engineering, “green”/sustainable design, structural engineering, architecture, and geographic information ... more

GMB Welcomes New Team Members

  George, Miles & Buhr, LLC (GMB) is pleased to welcome the following five new employees to our Salisbury office. Dean Culver joins George, Miles & Buhr as a Resident Project Representative (RPR). Dean comes to GMB with over 13 years of prior experience as a RPR.  He has worked on numerous water/wastewater infrastructure projects including treatment facilities, transmission and distribution systems.  Dean will be serving as RFP for a ... more

GMB’s 2015 United Way Campaign

GMB’s Salisbury Office has just wrapped up their 2015 United Way Campaign. Our goal was set to raise $2,500 for the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, and we raised over 150% of this goal. Not only are our dollars up, but the number of people giving was up as well. We would like to thank all of our employees who contributed towards this great cause and continue to support ... more

GMB Welcomes Two New Team Members

George, Miles & Buhr, LLC (GMB) is pleased to welcome the following team members to our Salisbury office. Katie Neal recently joined the Salisbury office as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician. Katie graduated from Salisbury University in May 2014 with a degree in Earth Sciences. While at Salisbury University Katie was a perennial Dean’s List Student and a member of the Gamma Theta Upsilon Honor Society. Our Salisbury office ... more

Cade Honored with GMB Award

GMB is proud to announce Ed Cade (right) as the winner of our 5th annual C. Richard Rohm “Everyday is a Holiday” award.  Ed leads GMB’s surveying services and is celebrating 30 years with the firm.  He was nominated by his peers for embodying the principals and practices exhibited by GMB’s retired Director of Construction Services, Dick Rohm (left).  Ed was praised for his work ethic, positive personality, sense of humor, ... more

Lyons, McAllister, & Silva Receive Promotions

James H. Willey, Jr., P.E., President / Managing Member of George, Miles & Buhr, LLC (GMB), is pleased to announce the following promotions within the firm. Andrew Lyons, P.E. was promoted to Sr. Project Engineer and selected as an Associate by the Board of Members.  Andrew is noted for his skills as a water model expert, extensive knowledge of construction practices, expertise on ADA guidelines and street renovations, as well as his work with the City of ... more

GMB Announces 2014 Scholarship Winners

GMB is pleased to announce the winners of our annual scholarship program. The George K. Miles Civil Engineering Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to students who plan to attend college to pursue a degree in civil engineering. Mr. Miles is a former partner at GMB and was involved in a variety of civil engineering projects throughout the Delmarva Peninsula. His brother, William Miles, was one of our founders when ... more

GMB Welcomes Five New Interns

GMB is pleased to welcome the following Interns for the 2014 summer season. Jonathan Soistman recently joined the Salisbury office as a summer Intern in the Site / Sustainable Design group.  Jonathan graduated from Westminster High School and now lives in Berlin, Maryland.  He will be a senior this fall at Virginia Tech studying Civil Engineering. This past March, Stacey Lamboni joined our Salisbury office as a Marketing Intern. Stacey is ... more

GMB Welcomes Scott Getchell as Director of Operational Services

GMB is pleased to welcome Scott Getchell as Director of Operational Services. Formerly Public Works Director for the Town of Denton, Mr. Getchell will lead a new service sector within the firm’s Water / Wastewater Engineering Group, focusing on the operations and maintenance of municipal projects. His duties will include assisting with capital improvement budgets, as well as USDA, MDE and CDBG grant and loan applications.  He will guide the ... more

Prag Receives “Student of the Year” Award

GMB Intern Kevin Prag was awarded with the Delaware Technical Community College ‘Engineering Student of the Year’ Award. Kevin received the award based on his outstanding leadership skills, work initiative, academic excellence, and positive peer relationships. He has been interning in GMB’s Salisbury office since July 2013, and will continue working with the GMB team this summer. He will be graduating from Delaware Technical Community College – Jack F. Owens Campus on May ... more

Marsh Leads Technical Session

GMB Senior Vice President Steve Marsh was a technical presenter in February at the 2014 International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA) annual conference held in Nashville, Tennessee. His session was a case study of the Washington Street Flood Control & Stormwater Retrofits project in Seaford, Delaware. IECA conference is the largest gathering of erosion and sediment control professionals around the world. This organization provides education, resource information and business opportunities for IECA’s 2,500 members. IECA also ... more

GMB Receives ‘Business of the Year’ Award

GMB is proud to be selected as 2013 ‘Business of the Year’ by the Fruitland Chamber of Commerce.  Community Recognition Awards are presented each year at the annual banquet in November.  GMB was selected based upon our work with the City and Public Works Department on municipal engineering projects including the Wastewater Treatment Plant ENR Upgrade and Elevated Water Storage Tank, which are currently in design. GMB has a long history ... more

Bozick becomes Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE)

GMB East Region Director Peter A. Bozick, Jr., P.E., recently became a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE) in the specialty of Water Supply & Wastewater.  This certification, issued by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES), recognizes the top 4% of environmental engineering experts.  Mr. Bozick was bestowed with this designation after demonstrating his nearly 40 years of experience in the field and successfully passing an oral exam. ... more

New Faces at GMB

Several bright young people have joined GMB’s team over the past few months.  We are happy to welcome the following individuals: Katja Kalinski has joined the Salisbury office as a Landscape Architect in the Site / Sustainable Design Group.  Katja has a Master of Science in Landscape Architecture from Leibniz Universitaet Hannover in Germany. Patrick Sweeney, a recent graduate of the University of Maryland College Park, has joined our Structural ... more

Schwartz Presented with ‘Women in Water’ Award

Judy A. Schwartz, P.E., LEED AP, Senior Vice President of GMB, has been bestowed with the first annual ‘Women in Water Award’ by the Delaware Office of Drinking Water.  The award spotlights the noteworthy contributions that women have made to the water and wastewater industry. Schwartz was nominated by her long-time client, The City of Seaford, with whom she has worked for the past 30 years.  She has played an ... more

GMB Approved as NFWF Technical Service Provider

GMB is pleased to announce that we have received approval from The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) as a Technical Service Provider. NFWF is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the preservation and protection of our nation’s wildlife habitats, species, and ecosystems.  Locally, through the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund, NFWF aims to “accelerate local implementation of the most innovative, sustainable and cost-effective strategies to restore and protect water ... more

GMB Associate Receives National, Delaware & Virginia Accreditations

George, Miles & Buhr, LLC (GMB), would like to congratulate Associate Morgan H. Helfrich, AIA, LEED® AP, on receiving architectural licenses in the State of Delaware and the Commonwealth of Virginia, and also on obtaining Certification from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).  As an NCARB Certificate holder, Ms. Helfrich has been deemed to meet the highest professional standards established by the registration boards responsible for protecting the ... more

Steve Marsh Becomes Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality

Stephen L. Marsh

GMB Senior Vice President, Stephen L. Marsh, P.E., LEED AP, recently became a Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ).  As a CPSWQ, he is recognized by his peers as a specialist in computing, analyzing, and evaluating storm water quality.  To receive this designation, Mr. Marsh underwent a thorough examination and review of his educational, scientific and service activities in both the public and private sector. Mr. Marsh has been ... more

GMB Announces Promotions

James H. Willey, Jr., P.E., President / Managing Member of George, Miles & Buhr, LLC (GMB), is pleased to announce the following promotions within the firm. Promotions to Sr. Vice President A. Reggie Mariner, P.E., firm owner since 2006, James C. Hoageson, P.E. and Stephen L. Marsh, P.E., LEED AP, CPSWQ, owners since 2007, were promoted to Sr. Vice Presidents and accepted seats on the Board of Members. Mr. Mariner ... more

GMB Wins Delaware Engineering Excellence Honor Award

GMB is proud to have been selected to receive a 2013 Engineering Excellence Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Delaware for the recently completed Washington Street Flood Control and Stormwater Retrofits Project. GMB provided engineering services to the City of Seaford to address repetitive extreme flooding around Washington Street.  The project began with an in-depth analysis of the existing storm drain system, which was determined ... more

City of Salisbury Celebrates Potable Water Storage Tank Ribbon-Cutting

City of Salisbury Celebrates Potable Water Storage Tank Ribbon-Cutting

On March 13, 2012, GMB joined the City of Salisbury to celebrate the ribbon-cutting of a new Potable Water Storage Tank at the Paleo Water Treatment Plant. GMB provided engineering design and construction administration services for a new 1,000,000 gallon ground level storage tank for treated water, in combination with significant pump upgrades and electrical improvements. The new pumps and electrical improvements allow the plant to provide more water at ... more

GMB Project Named 2011 Top Water/Wastewater Project Winner

GMB is honored to have a project selected by Water & Wastes Digest (WWD) as a 2011 Top Water & Wastewater Project.  The editorial staff of WWD chose to showcase GMB’s work with the City of Fruitland, Maryland on an Infiltration & Inflow Removal Project.  The main goal of the project was to reduce Infiltration and Inflow that enters the sanitary sewer system through leaking brick manholes, pipe cracks, offset joints, ... more

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for Naylor Mill Road Lift Station

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for Naylor Mill Road Lift Station

On January 12, 2012, the City of Salisbury held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of a new regional sewage lift station on East Naylor Mill Road. The former station, built in 1988, had reached the end of its useful life. This project, designed by GMB, replaced dilapidated equipment, provided an emergency back-up generator to comply with MDE regulations and allowed for additional capacity to serve future development projects. ... more

Atlantic Community Health Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

Atlantic Community Health Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

On November 9, 2011, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new Atlantic Community Health Center, located in Oak Hall, Virginia. The 20,000 square foot facility, designed by GMB, provides multi-discipline health care services for large sectors of Virginia’s historically underserved Eastern Shore, including its general population, seasonal migrant worker families, rural poor and corporate clients. This is the second of a series of prototype facilities, following the Onley Community ... more

In Memory of GMB Founder William B. Miles, Jr.

In Memory of GMB Founder William B. Miles, Jr.

GMB commemorates the life of esteemed founder, William B. Miles, Jr., P.E., who passed away on September 14, 2011. Together with Thomas S. George, A.I.A. and Admiral Victor W. Buhr, P.E., Mr. Miles established the architectural and engineering firm of George, Miles & Buhr on January 1, 1960. Born in Downer’s Grove, Illinois in 1925, Mr. Miles relocated to the Eastern Shore of Maryland as a child, and worked with ... more

GMB Announces 2011 Scholarship Winners

GMB is pleased to announce the winners of our annual scholarship program. The George K. Miles Civil Engineering Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to students who plan to attend college to pursue a degree in civil engineering. Mr. Miles is a former partner at GMB and was involved in a variety of civil engineering projects throughout the Delmarva Peninsula. His brother, William Miles, was one of our founders when ... more

Local Student “Shadows” GMB Principal

Local Student “Shadows” GMB Principal

Courtney Martin, a junior from Sussex Central High School, spent the morning of May 25th shadowing civil engineer Charles O’Donnell from the Architectural and Engineering firm of George, Miles & Buhr, LLC (GMB) in Seaford, Delaware. She also assisted Senior Designer Tony Rutherford. Ms. Martin is interested in furthering her education related to a career in architecture. Her experience at GMB is as a result of her participation in the ... more

NASA Unveils Horizontal Integration Facility

NASA Unveils Horizontal Integration Facility

Today, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) unveiled its new rocket Horizontal Integration Facility (HIF) on Wallops Island, VA during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. GMB provided architectural and engineering services for the design of the the HIF building, which will assemble Taurus II Rockets manufactured by Orbital Sciences Corporation. GMB worked in conjunction with the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) and NASA on the project. GMB’s scope included full A/E services ... more

Helfrich Receives Architectural License

Helfrich Receives Architectural License

GMB congratulates employee Morgan H. Helfrich, AIA, LEED® AP, on receiving her architectural license in the State of Maryland. Ms. Helfrich passed a series of 9 exams issued by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, as well as completed a 3-year Intern Development Program. Exam topics covered every facet of the building design process, including pre-design planning, mechanical, electrical, and structural systems, site planning, and construction documents and services. ... more

Schwartz Attends DLLG Meeting with Governor Markell

Schwartz Attends DLLG Meeting with Governor Markell

GMB Senior Vice President, Judy A. Schwartz, P.E., LEED AP, recently attended the February 24th meeting of the Delaware League of Local Governments (DLLG). Featured speaker Governor Jack Markell was there to discuss his initiatives with regard to job creation, education, and spending reductions. The State has appropriated $4,000,000 to the Municipal Street Aid fund, which will assist Delaware municipalities in completing street rehabilitation projects in 2011-2012. Ms. Schwartz is ... more

Fruitland WWTP Wins Accolades

Fruitland WWTP Wins Accolades

Treatment Plant Operator (TPO) Magazine recently featured GMB’s valued clients, George Calloway and Joe Derbyshire from the City of Fruitland’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). They were dubbed “A Winning Duo” in the category of “Top Performer: Operator” in the March 2011 issue. Calloway and Derbyshire were recognized for their ability to operate the facility to achieve enhanced nutrient removal (ENR) nitrogen levels, though the plant was designed and built to ... more

GMB Celebrates 50 Years and Announces New President

GMB Celebrates 50 Years and Announces New President

For fifty years, engineering and architectural firm George, Miles & Buhr, LLC (GMB) has provided award-winning civil, structural, and architectural design services from offices in Salisbury and Baltimore, Maryland, along with Seaford, Delaware. 2010 marks the golden anniversary of the firm, along with a transition in leadership. James R. Thomas, Jr., P.E., CEO of GMB, has seen much change in his 40 years with the firm. “Technology is transforming everything. ... more

GMB Engineer Participates in SU Smart Growth Day

GMB Engineer Participates in SU Smart Growth Day

GMB’s Director of Stormwater/Sustainable Engineering, Steve Marsh, P.E., LEED® AP, recently participated in Salisbury University’s Smart Growth Day Conference on April 28. His presentation entitled “Green Site Design: Stormwater Management Considerations” aimed to educate attendees on the importance of, and methodologies to implement, low-impact development and environmental site design techniques. As water quality in the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays continues to decline, regulators are shifting their focus towards non-point ... more

GMB Engineer Passes P.E. Exam

GMB Engineer Passes P.E. Exam

GMB would like to congratulate employee Katherine J. McAllister, P.E. for recently passing the eight-hour Principles and Practice of Engineering exam. Ms. McAllister is now a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Maryland. She joined the firm’s Salisbury office in 2005 as an engineer in the Water/Wastewater Engineering Division. She has served as a Design Engineer on a variety of projects including wastewater treatment processes, on-site subsurface disposal ... more

GMB Volunteers Assist Seaford & DNREC with Storm Drain Marking

GMB Volunteers Assist Seaford & DNREC with Storm Drain Marking

GMB is proud to say that 22 of its employees and their family members recently donated personal time on Saturday, September 19th to assist DNREC and the City of Seaford with an important storm drain marking project. With GMB’s assistance, every storm drain in Seaford was marked with medallions bearing the reminder, “Don’t Pollute – Flows to Waterways”. Marking stormwater catch basins is a great way to remind citizens not ... more

GMB Presents Wastewater Alternatives for VA’s Eastern Shore

George, Miles & Buhr, LLC (GMB) recently participated in the Eastern Shore of Virginia Wastewater Summit sponsored by Delegate Lynwood Lewis. The September 9th event was held to discuss critical wastewater issues facing the Eastern Shore. The crowd of 80 attendees included local municipal officials, engineers, private citizens, developers, and representatives from regulatory agencies. Chris Derbyshire, P.E. and Charlie O’Donnell, P.E., resident wastewater experts with GMB, provided insight into the ... more

Six GMB Employees Now LEED Certified

Six GMB Employees Now LEED Certified

George, Miles & Buhr, LLC (GMB) is proud to congratulate the following six (6) of its employees on recently becoming LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED APs): Judy A. Schwartz, P.E., LEED® AP (Senior Vice President) Stephen L. Marsh, P.E., LEED® AP (Vice President) Seth A. Nace, P.E., L.C., LEED® AP (Director of Electrical Division) Susan J. Frederick, A.I.A., LEED® AP (Project Manager) Morgan H. Helfrich, Associate A.I.A., LEED® AP (Project Manager) ... more

GMB Wins ACEC DE Grand Conceptor Award

GMB Wins ACEC DE Grand Conceptor Award

George, Miles & Buhr, LLC (GMB) is proud to announce that the firm was recently presented with the Delaware American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) 2009 Grand Conceptor Award for the upgrade and expansion of the Howard H. Seymour Water Reclamation Plant in Lewes, DE. This groundbreaking facility represents the first time that Membrane Bio-Reactor and Biological Nutrient Removal technologies have been implemented together by a municipality in Delaware. GMB’s ... more