We are 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
We are pleased to welcome the following new employees to our offices: Derek Adams joined GMB’s Construction Services Group in January as a Resident Project Representative (RPR). Prior to GMB, Derek worked as a commercial electrician in Maryland for nearly two years, planning the layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment & fixtures in accordance with job specifications and local codes. Derek has been an active member of the Seaford Volunteer ... more
We would like to congratulate employee Christopher J. Pfeifer, P.E. for recently passing the eight-hour Principles and Practice of Engineering exam. Mr. Pfeifer is now a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Delaware. He joined the firm’s Salisbury office in 2013 as an engineer in the Site / Sustainable Design Group. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Drexel University. Mr. Pfeifer is currently ... more
George, Miles & Buhr, LLC (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 ... more
GMB has been working with the Seaford School District to correct the aging windows and failing pre-cast lintels at the existing portion of Seaford High School. This entailed cutting out existing brick and window lintel and installing a new steel lintel, flashing and reinstalling the existing precast lintel in place. Unfortunately, this required new brick and mortar to be used which was not an exact match to the existing brick and ... more
George, Miles & Buhr, LLC (GMB) is pleased to welcome the following new employees to our Salisbury office: Lauren E. Wandel, AIA joined GMB earlier this year as an Architect. Lauren received her Bachelor of Architecture in 2015 from Pennsylvania State University, and is a Registered Architect in the State of Pennsylvania. In addition to her architectural degree, she holds two minors focusing on sustainability, land use and development, and ... more
GMB is now providing drone-assisted inspections and aerial project documentation. Operated by Matt Dittrich, FAA-Certified sUAS Pilot, our drone can assist with inspections in hard-to-reach places (roofs, chimneys, smokestacks, water towers, etc.) as an alternative to a crane. Birds-eye photos and videos can capture the aerial progression of a project. Here, Matt is taking “before” images of various streets in Lewes, Delaware, prior to their scheduled spring rehabilitation.
We are proud to announce that our Lewes Beachside and Cityside Streets Revitalization project has been selected to receive a 2017 Engineering Excellence Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Delaware (ACEC DE).
Scott W. Getchell, PO, GMB’s Director of Operational Services, recently earned a Professional Operator (PO) designation from the Certification Commission for Environmental Professionals (C2EP). Professional Operator certificate holders have demonstrated their knowledge and experience in the fields of water treatment, distribution, collection, and wastewater treatment. Getchell passed the C2EP exam and met stringent education and career requirements to earn the PO title, which is one of the most rigorous certifications ... more
George, Miles & Buhr, LLC (GMB) is pleased to welcome the following new employees. David Gray joined GMB earlier this year as a Surveyor. David is a Seaford native with 8 years of previous experience as a Land Surveyor Assistant. He graduated from Delaware Technical Community College and Wilmington College. David also serves the community as Vice President of the Seaford Baseball Boosters. Deane Townsend joined GMB’s Architectural Group as ... more
We are thrilled to announce that GMB was selected as “Best Architect in Southern Delaware” by the readers of The Metropolitan Magazine, in their annual “Best Of” ballot!! A big “thank you” to our wonderful clients and associates for this special honor.
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
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 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
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 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
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
GMB is thrilled to be nominated for Coastal Style Magazine‘s 2014 “Best Of” awards in the Architect category. Please vote for us here! Voting ends June 30th.
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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