Horrocks Ranked Second for Intermountain Top Design Firms

Engineering News-Record (ENR) Mountain States recently published their Intermountain Top Design Firms list for 2014. Out of 48 engineering and architectural firms, Horrocks Engineers is proud to be ranked second. The list ranks firms based on their 2013 revenue, and includes firms in Utah, Idaho, and Montana. Horrocks was ranked at second place in 2013, third place in 2012, and fourth place in 2011. To view ENR Mountain State’s complete list, please visit: http://mountainstates.construction.com/mountainstates_top_lists_construction_firms/2014/Top-Design-Firms/Intermountain/001-100.asp?elq=8512845eca32457292c1e68f385644d9&elqCampaignId=291.

Horrocks Expands to Tucson

Horrocks Opens New Tucson Office

After six successful years in Phoenix, Arizona, Horrocks has opened a new office in Tucson to accommodate our growth. Our new office is located at:

1202 EAST BROADWAY BOULEVARD, SUITE 104 TUCSON, ARIZONA 85719

Horrocks Engineers is a full-service civil engineering company with 11 offices in the western United States. We are a recognized leader in the transportation design and construction management industry. We are pleased to offer these services in the Tucson area.

Horrocks has added several experienced staff in Tucson, Arizona Including:

MAX INFANTE, PE CONSTRUCTION GROUP MANAGER (minfante@horrocks.com) (520)333-8555 

Licensed engineer with 15 years of experience in construction management throughout the state of Arizona • Experience working as Resident Engineer for ADOT, local governments and agencies, and utility companies • Expertise includes: administration for all roadway treatment types, structures, drainage facilities, utilities, lighting, traffic signals, striping and marking, landscaping, irrigation, and aesthetic enhancements

JOHN P. (JAY) VAN ECHO, PE DESIGN SERVICES MANAGER (jayv@horrocks.com) (520)400-6207

Licensed engineer with 32 years of transportation project management and delivery experience • Experience working with ADOT and local governments and agencies • Leader in alternative delivery methods • Experienced communicator able to lead small and large teams, and articulate key issues clearly and effectively

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Provo Westside Connector Groundbreaking

Horrocks Engineers recently finished the design for the Provo Westside Connector project in Utah. The design team included HDR Engineering and H. W. Lochner. On May, 8 2014 Horrocks and Provo City hosted a Groundbreaking Ceremony to kick-off construction of this project. This new arterial roadway is approximately 3.7 miles long and will connect I-15 at the 1860 South/University Avenue Exit to 3110 West, near the entrance to the Provo Airport. This new roadway will provide direct access to the Provo Airport and increase regional mobility with the new developments on the west side of Provo.

Provo Westside Groundbreaking (8) WP

The Westside Connector will have five lanes and shoulders from the I-15 interchange to the 500 West intersection, and two lanes and shoulders from 500 West to 3110 West Street. Future expansion will widen the roadway to 5 lanes from 500 West to 3110 West Street. Roadway connections will be placed at 500 West, 1100 West, and Mike Jense Parkway. Some additional features include, new traffic signals at the interchange ramps and 500 West and a new multi-use trail extending from the interchange to Mike Jense Parkway. The total project is valued at 39 million dollars.

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The Provo Westside Connector project was one of fourteen infrastructure projects selected by President Obama in 2011 and expedited for environmental review and permitting. The project design took over a year and a half. Construction began in May and is expected to be complete fall 2015.

The Groundbreaking Ceremony was recently featured in the Deseret News, Daily Herald, and KSL:

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700193138/Provo-Westside-Connector-road-project-moving-ahead.html?pg=all

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/central/provo/provo-westside-connector-project-under-way-after-groundbreaking-ceremony/article_b6011d26-2f2f-5833-a2cd-92b9b1548603.html

 

 

Horrocks Engineers Opens in Denver

Horrocks Engineers is proud to announce the opening of our new office in Denver, Colorado. The new office is being managed by Robin Salvagio-Lowder. Robin is a licensed landscape architect with extensive experience in entitlements, planning, public facilitation, and project and client management. Prior to joining Horrocks, she held various positions throughout her 15- year tenure with CLC Associates, a private sector land development, architecture, and civil engineering firm with multiple offices in the Western US. Robin was responsible for the start-up of their Salt Lake City office in 2002. She headed up the office until 2008, growing it to more than 40 staff members before transitioning back to Denver as CEO of CLC Associations.
Robin Salvagio Photo
“I am very excited to be joining the Horrocks team and proud to be a part of the launch of what will be an exciting and prosperous new territory for Horrocks Engineers,” said Robin. “Denver needs a firm, such as Horrocks, that can deliver a full complement of site development services to meet the needs of any public or private project. It needs a firm with a local presence, one that is not too big or too small, to deliver an exceptional experience of both quality and responsiveness to their clients. Horrocks will be very successful at filling this niche in the Denver and greater Colorado market.”

For more information about Horrocks Engineers, please visit our website http://www.horrocks.com, or call Robin Salvagio-Lowder at 720.443.7447.

Horrocks Engineers expands into Eastern Idaho

Horrocks Engineers expands into Eastern Idaho with the opening of our newest office at Snake River Landing in Idaho Falls. This new office is being managed by Clint Boyle. Clint has 18 years of experience in all stages of land development working with developers, architects, government agencies, and other regulatory entities. Clint’s specialized knowledge of planning and development spans both public and private sectors.

The Idaho Falls office is located at:
901 Pier View Drive, Suite 205
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Exterior of Office Building 5

“After growing up in the Idaho Falls area, I am excited to now have the opportunity to open a branch office for Horrocks Engineers here,” said Clint. “Horrocks has provided services to clients within the Eastern Idaho region for years, and this location will allow us to better serve those clients. I will focus on building long-lasting client relationships and hope to demonstrate Horrocks’ outstanding services to the clients we serve. With the depth and breadth of Horrocks’ services supporting this office, and my familiarity with the area, we will be able to provide exceptional services.”
Clint Boyle
For more information about Horrocks Engineers, please visit our website http://www.horrocks.com, or call Clint Boyle at 208.522.1223.

Horrocks Awarded premier ITD Design-Build Project

The Central Paving/Horrocks Engineers Design-Build Team was successfully selected by the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) to complete the SH-44, Linder Road to Ballantyne Lane project in Idaho. This is ITD’s first ever design-build project and Horrocks is proud to be involved in this historic undertaking.  Drawing on Horrocks’s previous design-build experience, our team will work closely with ITD to help expand and develop their design-build program while meeting the Department’s project goals.

This 1.75 mile project will reconstruct the intersection of Linder Rd. and SH-44, and SH-44 from Linder Rd. to Ballantyne Ln., and widen the existing three-lane roadway to five lanes.  The intersection of Linder Rd. and SH-44 will be improved to provide two left-turn lanes along with two through lanes. This project will include signalization of three intersections, widening of the existing Middleton Mill Canal bridge structure, drainage, utility coordination, and environmental resolution.

To complete the project efficiently and minimize impacts to the traveling public, the team will implement a carefully sequenced project phasing and staging plan while utilizing innovations. These efforts will include the CRABS pavement rehabilitation process, installation of temporary pavement and signals at intersections, night-time construction activities, and continual public involvement efforts to inform roadway users of construction progress.

Horrocks Engineers has partnered with an exceptional team of local professionals to complete this important project for ITD. Our team includes the following firms:

  • Central Paving, Inc. (Design-Build Contractor)
  • McMaster Construction
  • RBCI
  • STRATA
  • First Link Safety
  • Concrete Placing Company
  • Idaho Survey Group
  • Power Plus
  • Ground FX

The Central Paving/Horrocks Engineers Design-Build Team looks forward to completing Idaho’s first design-build project and laying the groundwork for success on future projects within ITD’s design-build program.

Horrocks Engineers Secures New Arizona Office, Staff, and Projects

We are pleased to announce the joining of Horrocks Engineers and Stormwater Plans, LLC (SWP) located in Surprise, Arizona.  This consolidation gives Horrocks more depth in the Arizona Market and a solid foundation for continued growth in the southwest.

Horrocks Engineers will retain SWP’s 22 employees, including SWP sole owner Shauvick “Bobby” Lall, PE, and has acquired all SWP’s business assets including the existing engineering and surveying contracts, which will now be performed under Horrocks Engineers.

Bobby is now a Principal of Horrocks Engineers and will manage the Surprise office and its staff of licensed engineers, surveyors, and inspectors, who will continue to offer quality construction management and construction survey services to ADOT and other clients.

“The Surprise office of Horrocks, including myself, are very excited to be part of a full-service engineering firm such as Horrocks Engineers,” said Bobby. “We look to continue operations under Horrocks in the same professional manner and hope that our combined efforts will bring us to the forefront of the Arizona market.”

We look forward to strengthening our connections with our clients in the Arizona market. Please contact Bobby Lall (623-203-7643) for further information regarding this exciting change. For more information about Horrocks Engineers, please visit our Web site at www.horrocks.com.

Horrocks Engineers Sponsor a Successful Blood Drive for American Red Cross

Blood Battle 2012 turned out to be a fierce, but friendly competition between the cities of Northern Utah County. Horrocks sponsored and hosted co-hosted the second-annual drive this year; our energetic campaigning resulting in representation from eight cities. A total of 103 units of blood were collected from 88 people, including 20 first-time donors. City of Eagle Mountain took home the trophy with 38 donors in all. Pleasant Grove, Horrocks’ headquarters, took a close second with 35. In the end, everybody won, together meeting this year’s overall goal of 100+ units collected.

Horrocks was proud of the Eagle Mountain community’s willingness to save lives. As a gift to the City for their remarkable efforts, we wanted to go beyond the trophy and offer an award of service as a token of the company’s gratitude. In that spirit, Horrocks provided many of its employees as volunteers for the city’s popular Pony Express Days.

Horrocks looks forward to inspiring even more participants and collecting even more blood next year. We know how critical it is for the American Red Cross, the 31 hospitals it serves, and every single patient whose lives are saved because those fortunate enough to be healthy take the time to donate blood. Horrocks want to thank all of the other cities involved in the drive this year, including Lehi, Cedar Hills, American Fork, Lindon, Highland, and Alpine. Until Blood Battle 2013!

Horrocks Assists City of McCall, Idaho to Obtain Grant

City of McCall received approximately $500,000 in grant money from the Idaho Department of Commerce for sidewalk improvements on 3rd Street/SH-55. The improvements coincide with other streetscape and utility improvements being completed by the private/public partnership of the City and McCall businesses to boost the local economy while promoting bicycle and pedestrian safety. The total costs for these improvements are anticipated to total approximately $1 million.

 

 

 

 

Horrocks assisted the City in the grant application and presentation process to obtain the funding. Horrocks is pleased to be a part of the City’s improvements for its residents, businesses, and visitors.

Horrocks Engineers First Annual Give and Get Food Drive

Horrocks Engineers is pleased to announce its first annual Give and Get Food Drive. As a Thanksgiving tradition at Horrocks, the company gives all employees turkeys in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. This year when employees receive their turkeys, Horrocks is encouraging employees to give back by bringing canned and boxed goods for those less fortunate in our community.

Horrocks’ goal is to donate more than 200 pounds of non-perishable food to the Community Action Service and Food Bank in Provo, Utah. The food drive will last from Wednesday through Friday, November 16 – 18, at the Horrocks offices in Pleasant Grove.

“It feels wonderful to help those in need. We are excited our donations can go to local families and people who need it,” said Sandi Lampshire, Marketing Manager.

The Community Action Service and Food Bank (CASFB) serves residents of Utah, Summit, and Wasatch Counties to provide emergency assistance and long-term support to local families in need.

The donated food will be picked up on Friday, November 18 at roughly 5:00 p.m. by CASFB. To participate, bring food items to the reception desk at 2162 West Grove Parkway, Suite 400, Pleasant Grove, 84062.

For more information about the Horrocks Food Drive, please contact Nate Stevens at NateS@horrocks.com. For additional information about Community Action Services and Food Bank, please visit www.communityactionprovo.org.