About Us

We Are Experts

Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. is an engineering and environmental consulting firm with more than 1,200 team members and 29 offices nationwide. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, CEC is consistently ranked among the top firms on Engineering News-Record’s annual lists of the Top Design Firms and Top Environmental Firms.

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.


Experts

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

General Counsel
(412) 429-2324

Jennifer Ciccone

Chief Human Resources Officer
(412) 249-3163

Mary Guinee

Strategic Development Officer
(412) 249-3157

Dustin Kuhlman

Chief Executive Officer
(412) 249-1617

Ken Miller

President & Chairman
(412) 249-2302

Rick Richardson

Chief Financial Officer
(412) 249-1590

Dan Szwed

Chief Operating Officer
(412) 249-3121

Paul W. Tomiczek, III

Chief Technical Officer
(412) 249-3181

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.

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Our History 30+ YEARS

CEC Founded

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa.

1989
First Branch Office

Cincinnati Office opens

1992
New Practice

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

James Mudge
1994
New Event

First Annual Planning Meeting

1996
New Location

Columbus Office opens

1997
New Locations

Indianapolis and Nashville offices open

1998
New Locations

Chicago, Export, and St. Louis offices open

2001
New Practice

CEC launches its 5th practice - Water Resources

2007
New Location

Phoenix Office opens

2008
New Locations

Austin, Charlotte, Sayre, and Toledo offices open

2011
Launch of Market Groups

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

2011
Ownership + New Locations

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

2012
New Location + First ERG

Philadelphia Office opens + CEC Fit! program begins

2013
Milestones

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

2014
New Location + Practice

Greenville Office opens, CEC launches its Survey Practice

2015
New Practice

CEC launches its Air Quality Practice

2017
New Locations + ERG Programs

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

2018
Milestone + New Locations

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

2019
New Practice + ERG Program

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

2020
New Program

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

2021
New Locations

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

2021
Milestones + New Locations

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

2022

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.


C
Cultural Values

How we treat our people

C
Client Service Values

How we treat our clients

B
Business Values

How we strengthen and sustain our business

C
Core Values

The values that flow through all other values:

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