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JHA Companies Welcomes Mike McGuigan

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!

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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…

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Signature Project: Susquehanna Transfer

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…

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JHA Companies Welcomes Rachel Barney

September 30, 2019. JHA Companies is pleased to welcome Rachel Barney to our team as the Director of Marketing & Business Development. Rachel has 5 years of experience in Marketing, along with a lifelong family background & passion for Construction. She graduated from Word of Life Bible Institute and went on to work in Construction and Engineering…

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JHA Companies Welcomes Chad Reid

September 30, 2019. JHA Companies is pleased to welcome Chad Reid to our team as a Senior Design Technician supporting our Water / Wastewater services, and assisting our Construction Management & Administration services. Chad is certified by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Level II & III…

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JHA Companies Welcomes Frank Brodi

September 30, 2019. JHA Companies is pleased to welcome Frank Brodi to our team as a Land Survey Technician. Frank recently graduated from Penn State Wilkes Barre with a bachelor’s degree in Surveying. Prior to joining JHA, he worked as an intern at PennDOT and gained experience surveying roadways and highways, as well as performing topographic surveying…

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Pennsylvania Bluestone Mining

August 16, 2019. By Isaac Vehmeier, Project Leader In the following article, we will be exploring some of the regulations and pitfalls associated with Bluestone mining, or officially, noncoal surface mining. The information comes from years of bluestone permitting experience, as well as straight from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP). It is important for a mining…

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The Importance of Wetland Areas

July 5, 2019. By Eric Baird, Senior Wetland Biologist Sometimes wetland areas are obvious. In more than 20 years as an environmental consultant, working with wetlands and the Clean Water Act, I’ve seen why wetlands are important and also how they can impact development. Let’s define “wetlands.” In its most regulatory form, “Wetlands are areas that are inundated or saturated by surface or ground…

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Joel’s Top 10 Tips for Horizontal Directional Drilling

June 3, 2019. By Joel D. Moore, PE, Senior Project Manager & Office Leader Over the past 25 years I have been involved with designing and inspecting Horizontal Directional Drills (HDD) for pipeline construction. I have attended numerous seminars, purchased many texts, and read countless white papers related to the subject. Of much more educational value (and fun) is the many hours I have spent on drilling sites…