1. 50 Years…and Counting!

    A half a century. That’s a long time! For 50 years, RETTEW has been making a difference. For our clients, for our employees, and for our communities. Our business was founded in 1969. Originally called J.C. Engineering/Surveying, we’ve grown from a small, family-owned company to a firm offering more than 600 services across 11 offices…

  2. A New Chapter

    Creating more support for professional women. One of RETTEW’s transportation engineers is helping to spearhead a new chapter of WTS, an organization dedicated to advancing professional women in the transportation industry. Juli Wolfe, Senior Project Manager, is one of five women partnering together to start a chapter in the Lehigh Valley, which encompasses Allentown, Bethlehem,…

  3. Doug Wolf: A Presidential Winner

    A big round of applause for Doug Wolf, longtime employee in RETTEW’s Survey group. At the end of 2018, he was selected by RETTEW’s President and CEO as the winner of the annual Presidential Award. This is the highest honor an employee can achieve! Doug was nominated earlier in the year by two of his…

  4. PPE Makes OSHA’s List

    For the first time ever, personal protective equipment is on OSHA’s annual list of Top 10 most cited violations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforces workplace safety in the U.S. via periodic inspections of both company offices and job sites. Inspectors note unsafe practices, ranging from minor to extremely hazardous. In 2018, Personal…

  5. RETTEW Now 100 Percent ESOP-owned

    We’re excited to announce that RETTEW is now 100 percent owned by employees, via an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Effective Jan. 2, the transition comes at the start of our 50-year anniversary in 2019. In the past seven years, our firm has created and grown an ESOP as part of an ownership succession plan. Most…

  6. Bridge Survey and Safety

    The next step in a bridge’s transformation is complete, thanks to RETTEW’s Survey and Safety teams. Our Survey group worked hard to establish exact elevation points of each structural steel beam at the Safe Harbor Trestle Bridge, a future part of the Enola Low Grade Rail Trail. The railroad ties on the bridge are slated…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

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Searching for Historic Graves

In Swatara Township, unmarked gravesites and burials from generations ago were lost, but not forgotten. RETTEW partnered with…

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Municipal Soil

Underground investigations can help ensure a building stands strong, without structural problems. On a recent project for South…

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