HISTORY

Gowdy and Hunt emerged in response to the devastating southern tier flooding of 1972. Subsequent purchases of similar, community oriented engineering and architecture firms have resulted in the creation of a full-service firm capable of answering design challenges throughout the entire built-environment spectrum.

1968

1972

WEATHERING THE STORM

Tropical Storm Agnes devastates municipalities throughout the Susquehanna River Basin. Engineer Bob Hunt is among many engineers working diligently to design the repairs to the region's water and sewer infrastructure.

1973

GOWDY & HUNT FORMED

Bob Hunt and Newt Gowdy form the initial partnership that endures today.

1983

EXPANDING INTO NEW AREAS
THE START OF AN ERA

Engineer Bob Hunt opens his practice in Corning, New York. He signs and stamps his first set of engineering drawings as a professional engineer.

1985

HUNT REACHES TO ROCHESTER

The purchase of Hasenauer & Sovie Consulting Engineers of Canandaigua moves HUNT into the Rochester market, where it continues to have a strong presence.

HUNT purchases Connell & Hersh Architects of Corning, adding architecture to its survey and engineering services.

1993

NEW LEADERSHIP DIRECTION

Bob Hunt retires, and Dan Bower, John Cake and Chuck Franzese assume ownership of the firm.

1989

ACQUISITIONS MEAN MORE GROWTH

The purchases of two firms in Williamsport, Pa., add clients and personnel to HUNT's roster.

2000

HUNT HITS THE CENTURY MARK

1998

HUNT's growth continues as its staff reaches 100 professionals and support personnel.

BREAKING NEW GROUND

Construction begins on a new 18,000 SF corporate headquarters building in Horseheads. The green design includes a sustainable meadow and full environmental controls.

2001

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

2002

ROCHESTER OFFICE FOUNDED

Following the purchase of FM Technologies, 15 architects, engineers, interior designers, and support people begin work at HUNT's offices at the Gorsline Building in Rochester's historic High Falls District.

100 HUNT staff members move into the new corporate headquarters building on Daniel Zenker Drive in Horseheads, NY.

2010

A DECADE IN HORSEHEADS

HUNT marks its 10th anniversary in Horseheads office.

2004

PARTNERSHIP TEAM GROWS

The HUNT leadership team grows to include nine members.

HUNT celebrates 40 years of serving its clients, and looks forward to the next 40!

HUNT TURNS 40!

2013

2011

NEW PA. BRANCH OFFICE

HUNT expands again as its Towanda office opens to better service Northern Tier clients.

TODAY

FORWARD THINKING

HUNT is a multidiscipline design firm with over 140 employees in three offices across New York and Pennsylvania. HUNT continues to strengthen its reputation as a premier provider of professional services within the many disciplines encompassing engineering, architecture, and surveying. The firm’s diversified portfolio includes projects of varying sizes across the public and private sectors.

 

OUR COMMITMENT

Our commitment goes beyond any formal document, written agreement, or conversation. We are committed to our employees, our clients, our communities, and the future. We know that what makes a great company are the values and mission it's built upon. We always say 'we're here for the long haul' and we mean it. We will stick by you, support you, and work with you until the end. Don't believe us? Why don't you join us and find out.