1. 25 Years Later

    Max, a civil engineer in RETTEW’s Mechanicsburg, PA office, is retiring after 25 years with our firm. Max rarely worked a 40-hour week, so that equates to more than 60,000 hours, a large portion of them spent at evening meetings with municipal clients. Max is known for his commitment to mentoring – he focuses on…

  2. Saying Farewell to Two Longtimers

    Two careers are coming to a close after many years of devoted, faithful service. Ron Horst, Senior Project Surveyor, has been with RETTEW for 34 years. Sandy Bock, Payroll Specialist, has been with the firm for more than 18 years. Both are retiring at the end of 2018. Ron The word that comes to mind…

  3. Historic Bridge Ready for the Next 100 Years

    A historic bridge in Meyersdale, PA has been reconstructed! RETTEW led the design process for this historic arch structure, designating reuse of stone masonry, a concrete railing mimicking the original bridge, and refurbished Westinghouse light poles. RETTEW’s team of bridge engineers also designed storm sewer upgrades, internal structural upgrades, and safer pedestrian facilities. A stone…

  4. Over the River and Through the Wood

    Many of us take to the highways and byways for our annual holiday travel. Along with all your presents, cookies, and that festive ugly sweater, make sure you remember to be safe as you travel this season! Tips for keeping your road trip a smooth ride: About a week before you leave, check your vehicle’s…

  5. From the Oldest to the Newest

    The oldest covered bridge in Lancaster County, PA is now revitalized and open to traffic. Pequea No. 7, known locally as Neff’s Mill Covered Bridge, had been rated in poor overall condition. The structural timber was deteriorating and the timber deck showing major signs of wear and tear. Originally built in 1875, the bridge has…

  6. Decorate and Celebrate Safely

    Stay cozy, but stay safe!  During this special time of the year, make sure you’re being as safe as possible while celebrating the holidays with family and friends. Safe decorating tips: Use a step ladder to decorate your tree – don’t stand on chairs or other furniture Avoid inhaling artificial snow Make sure strings of…

  7. More than 500

    More than 500 bridges are complete! RETTEW is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. We’ve been providing environmental permitting and consulting expertise on literally hundreds of projects the agency is undertaking. The public-private partnership project is a massive effort to replace 558 poor-condition bridges statewide. To date, 511 of those…

  8. Embodying Core Values

    The fourth quarter winner of RETTEW’s Above and Beyond Award is Doug Wolf, a longtime team member in our Survey group. Doug was nominated by two coworkers for his embodiment of RETTEW’s core values: Excellence: Doug pays attention to every detail, finding discrepancies and keeping clients in the loop to make sure they’re getting the…

  9. Environmental Permitting – We Wrote the Book! Literally!

    RETTEW is known for our expertise and guidance in environmental compliance. And now it’s in writing! The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently released Publication 783, the Environmental Permitting Handbook. RETTEW authored the handbook for PennDOT as a part of our work for the agency’s Central Office. The handbook includes waivers and permitting types, an overview…

  10. Geophysics in Business Journal

    RETTEW’s staff are passionate about changing our communities and the world for the better. The Central Penn Business Journal recently published an article by Jason Scott entitled “Geophysicist helps develop landmine detection robot.” The piece included parts of an interview with Tim Bechtel, PhD, Geophysicist at RETTEW. Below are excerpts from the article:   “Since…

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Awards, Employee Update

RETTEW Engineer Named ‘Young Engineer of the Year’

One of RETTEW’s engineers has been named Young Engineer of the Year by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional…

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Employee Update

Meet Two New Employees

RETTEW hired two new employees recently, one in our Pittsburgh, PA office and one in our Akron-Canton, OH…

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