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Signature Project: Pennsylvania DEP Regulated Dams

March 13, 2020 | JHA Companies was retained by numerous landowners of dams that are regulated by the PA Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP). Dams that are regulated by PA DEP are given a rating based on the Size Category (A-C) and Hazard Potential Category (1-4). A Dam can be designated as “High-Hazard” or “Non-High Hazard”. If a dam is “located as to endanger populated areas downstream by its failure”, it is designated a High-Hazard dam…

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Team Member Spotlight: Joel Moore, PE

March 10, 2020 | Joel grew up in the small town of Elmira, New York, the Father of 9 kids. He decided to attend Alfred State College for Mechanical Engineering Technology after he graduated from high school. He was fascinated by machinery, and after earning his Associates Degree at Alfred, decided to continue his education at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology…

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Signature Project: Wayne Highlands School District Educational Greenhouse

February 14, 2020 | JHA Companies teamed with the Wayne Highlands School District in Honesdale Borough, PA to construct a 2,500 sq. ft. aquaponics greenhouse at the Honesdale High School campus. The project included constructing a permanent steel greenhouse structure with polycarbonate glazing divided into two spaces: a head house for entry and storage, and the growing space for a high-production aquaponics system…

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Team Member Spotlight: Chris Waddell

February 11, 2020 | Chris has always been passionate about problem solving and challenging tasks, so it was a natural choice for him to go into Engineering as a career. After first serving in the US Army, he went to school earning his degree in General Engineering Technology from Lord Fairfax Community College. His work history includes 20 years of working for several firms in the Engineering and Natural Gas industries, and as his career has progressed…

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People Matter Most: Six Guiding Principles for our Interactions with People

January 31, 2020 | At JHA, we are collectively on a mission to serve our clients in a way that exceeds their expectations, leads them to success, and honors God. We do this by simply being very clear and intentional about our roles and who we are. I can be caught on any given week saying, “We are a team of Project Leaders who serve our clients directly, or we are a team member serving a Project Leader, or sometimes both.” …

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JHA Companies Welcomes Mark Ross, PE

January 27, 2020 | JHA Companies is pleased to welcome Mark H. Ross, PE to our team as a Structural Project Engineer. He comes to us with 15 years of experience designing bridges, foundations, retaining walls, culverts as well as other structural components. He worked most recently at Hunt EAS for the last two years and prior to that at Cameron Bridge Works for 13 years. Mark graduated from Cedarville University in Ohio with a Bachelor’s Degree…

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JHA Companies Welcomes Mike McGuigan

November 19, 2019 | Please join us in welcoming the newest JHA team member, Mike McGuigan! He joins our Survey team as a Field Survey Tech with extensive survey experience including pipeline layout and as-built, ALTA surveys, and boundary and construction stakeout. He has served as a Party Chief on multiple crews, and his capacity to assist in training new surveyors will be a valuable asset to JHA as we continue growing! He attended…

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Signature Project: South Main Street Downtown Montrose Streetscape

November 19, 2019 | JHA was retained by the Montrose Restoration Committee in collaboration with the Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority and the Borough of Montrose to prepare all the surveying and engineering design plans for the South Main Street Streetscape Project. Improvements included new concrete sidewalks for safer pedestrian travel, new curbing, new street lighting…

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JHA Companies Welcomes Josh King

October 31, 2019 | JHA Companies is pleased to welcome Joshua King back to our team as a Sr. Design Technician and Survey Project Leader. Josh left to pursue other things for a couple years, but is back and ready to jump right in! He is a registered FAA sUAS Pilot, and has 14 years of experience in the Engineering Industry including drone surveying and pipeline route design. Josh is a graduate of Clark Summit University and Delaware Valley University…

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Signature Project: Susquehanna Transfer Station

October 31, 2019 | JHA was retained to develop site plans and obtain all necessary land development approvals, post-construction stormwater management permitting and erosion control plans for a locally owned and operated, environmentally friendly facility, specializing in waste management and transportation. JHA provided support services required to obtain the PADEP solid waste transfer station permits…