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.
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.
GOWDY & HUNT FORMED
Bob Hunt and Newt Gowdy form the initial partnership that endures today.
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.
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.
NEW LEADERSHIP DIRECTION
Bob Hunt retires, and Dan Bower, John Cake and Chuck Franzese assume ownership of the firm.
ACQUISITIONS MEAN MORE GROWTH
The purchases of two firms in Williamsport, PA., add clients and personnel to HUNT's roster.
HUNT HITS THE CENTURY MARK
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.
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
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.
A DECADE IN HORSEHEADS
HUNT marks its 10th anniversary in Horseheads office.
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!
NEW PA. BRANCH OFFICE
HUNT expands again as its Towanda office opens to better service Northern Tier clients.
A FIRM EVOLVING
To allow a percentage of non-licensed staff to hold ownership of the firm, as newly allowed by changes in State Law, HUNT officially changed it’s form of corporation and name to Hunt Engineers, Architects, Land Surveyors & Landscape Architect, DPC.
THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERSHIP
With Dan Bower, John Cake and Chuck Franzese stepping down from the Board of Directors and assuming roles on special assignments for the firm, long term leaders in other areas, transitioned to new roles with additional leadership responsibilities. Currently, HUNT has 13 shareholders and 6 associates including Chris Bond as President and CEO, Greg Barr and Darin Rathbun as Vice Presidents, Tim Steed as Corporate Secretary and Dean Hackett and Jeff Robbins rounding out the Board of Directors.
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.
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