About Us

We Are Experts

Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. is an engineering and environmental consulting firm with more than 1,400 team members and 34 offices nationwide. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, CEC is consistently ranked on Engineering News-Record’s annual lists of the Top Design Firms and Top Environmental Firms in the nation.

A culture of accountability. We own it.®

At CEC, every member of our team has a personal stake in ensuring the success of our clients. Their success is our success. As employee-owners of the firm, we are all personally accountable for building lasting relationships and delivering outstanding results. Because we don’t just work at CEC. We own it.


Easy To Work With

Being easy to work with. We own it.

At other firms, you may find one person you work well with. Here, our clients tell us they work well with all of us. It’s because all of us are invested in your success. We’re accessible, responsive, and operate with integrity.

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People First People

Putting people first. We own it.

At CEC, people come first. Always. Whether that’s our clients, our employees, or our community. It’s why we listen more and work harder to understand the unique needs of our clients. And it’s why we prioritize the career development of every individual on our team. People are why we do this, and why we love what we do.

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Highly Collaborative

Teamwork. We own it.

We are at our best when we work together. That means bringing together a diverse team of talented, passionate, multidisciplinary experts to work closely alongside clients to craft comprehensive solutions to complex problems. We believe that by working together, no problem is insurmountable.

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Our Leadership

Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) was founded in 1989 by four engineers and scientists. Today, we have a strong and dedicated leadership team that is positioning the firm for growth and for the seamless transition of the next generation of leaders.

Troy Blair

Troy Blair

Chief Legal Officer

Jennifer Ciccone

Jennifer Ciccone

Chief Human Resources Officer

Harry Dravecky

Harry Dravecky

Chief Operating Officer

Mary Guinee

Mary Guinee

Strategic Development Officer

Dustin Kuhlman

Dustin Kuhlman

Chief Executive Officer, Chairman & President

Rick Richardson

Rick Richardson

Chief Financial Officer

Michael Sheleheda

Michael Sheleheda

Chief Technical Officer

Safety Excellence. We Own It.®

We believe all accidents are preventable and are committed to creating an accident- and incident-free workplace for employees and subcontractors through training, safe work practices, and processes for assessing project hazards.  CEC strives for safety excellence throughout our entire organization and holds all individuals accountable for the safe performance of their work. Learn more about our Safety Culture.


Our History 30+ YEARS

CEC Founded

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa.

First Branch Office

Cincinnati Office opens

New Practice

Launch of our Ecological Sciences practice under the leadership of James Mudge

James Mudge
New Event

First Annual Planning Meeting

New Location

Columbus Office opens

New Locations

Indianapolis and Nashville offices open

New Locations

Chicago, Export, and St. Louis offices open

New Practice

CEC launches its 5th practice - Water Resources

New Location

Phoenix Office opens

New Locations

Austin, Charlotte, Sayre, and Toledo offices open

Launch of Market Groups

Launch of CEC's Market Groups to understand current and future needs of the markets we serve

Ownership + New Locations

Employee stock ownership exceeds that of our founders + Boston & Bridgeport offices open

New Location + First ERG

Philadelphia Office opens + CEC Fit! program begins


CEC's 25th Anniversary, Knoxville/Sevierville offices open
+ First Innovation Awards presented

New Location + Practice

Greenville Office opens, CEC launches its Survey Practice

New Practice

CEC launches its Air Quality Practice

New Locations + ERG Programs

Buffalo, Kansas City, and Oklahoma City offices open
+ CEC Community and CEC Women programs begin

Milestone + New Locations

CEC's 30th Anniversary + Cleveland and Houston offices open

New Practice + ERG Program

CEC adds Manufacturing Infrastructure Services to expand our support to clients in several markets & launches CEC iDEA ERG

New Program

CEC launches its new podcast series, CEC Explains, with new episodes released every month

New Locations

CEC establishes California operations with the launch of San Diego and Sacramento offices

Milestones + New Locations

Fishers & Martinsburg Offices Open, CEC Ignite ERG launches, Dustin Kuhlman becomes the first non-founder CEO

New Locations

Corpus Christi, Tempe, and Tucson Offices Open


CEC Company Values

Our four sets of Company Values have been an integral part of our foundation and have driven our success. We are guided by these values in our personal interactions and daily decisions as we work together to create the greatest value for our clients, fellow professionals, and shareholders.

Cultural Values

How we treat our people

Client Service Values

How we treat our clients

Business Values

How we strengthen and sustain our business

Core Values

The values that flow through all other values:

Safety, Integrity, Collaboration, Personal and Professional Development, Service Excellence