Hazen and Sawyer Opens Northeast Ohio Office

(AKRON, OH – November 29, 2010) – Water and wastewater engineering firm Hazen and Sawyer is proud to announce the opening of a new office in Northeast Ohio. This office will serve the unique needs of local Hazen and Sawyer clients in the Cleveland/Akron area, drawing as needed upon the resources of the firm’s worldwide offices.

“The opening of this office in Northeast Ohio underscores our commitment to provide the finest technical work to our water and wastewater clients,” said Gary Haubner, Midwest Regional Manager. “With each new office, we add more top expertise, more local knowledge, and an increased capacity to protect public health and the environment with smart, reliable infrastructure engineering.”

Heading the Northeast Ohio office of Hazen and Sawyer is Deborah J. Houdeshell, P.E., who brings to the firm more than 23 years of experience completing a wide variety of engineering, management, and operations assignments. She has worked in the public sector with a regulatory agency and with county and city governments, and in the private sector with several consulting engineering firms. Specifically, Ms. Houdeshell has held positions with the County of Summit, Department of Environmental Services; the City of Akron, Bureau of Engineering; and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. She is active with the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA past president), the American Society of Civil Engineers, and Ohio Northern University. She was also the recipient of the WEF Sidney Bedell Award for Outstanding Service to a Member Association (OWEA) in 2009. Deborah holds a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Akron and a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from Ohio Northern University.

The Northeast Ohio office joins Hazen and Sawyer’s Cincinnati office as the second in the State of Ohio. Known for its superior technical work, Hazen and Sawyer was ranked the #3 firm in the nation for whom water/wastewater is 80% or more of their business by the Engineering News-Record for 2010.

Since our founding in 1951, Hazen and Sawyer has focused on two things: providing safe drinking water and controlling water pollution. Our range of services encompasses the planning, design, and construction management of water and wastewater-related projects – from clean water treatment, storage, and distribution to wastewater and stormwater collection, treatment, and reuse.

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