Breaking New Ground - Mead & Hunt
What a difference a decade can make.
In the case of Mead & Hunt, it means at least 13,000 square feet of new office space.
From humble beginnings in the basement of a Lexington County home in 2004 to present, Mead & Hunt has experienced a whirlwind of success and growth. The company recently broke ground on a new 13,000-square-foot facility, located at the corner of South Lake Drive and Industrial Drive. The new facility is expected to be fully operating this fall.
“We have been planning this expansion for the last two years. Seeing the project come to fruition is very exciting,” said Vice President Berry Still. “This groundbreaking is the latest milestone for the growth our company has been experiencing.”
Mead & Hunt is an employee-owned engineering and architectural firm in operation since 1900 with approximately 500 employees and more than 30 offices nationwide. The growth has been astonishing for the local Lexington branch, which staffs more than 40 employees, making it the largest in the company other than the corporate headquarters.
And don’t expect the growth to stop anytime soon.
“Our company’s strategic plan is to make our Lexington office a regional hub to service not only our local clients but those located throughout the southeast,” said Still, explaining that the new facility will be able to accommodate another 7,000 square feet for future growth. “We wanted to grow the business here in our own backyard. We have a great belief in the success of this dynamic area of the state and our growth is evidence of that.”
Mead & Hunt’s success and growth has resulted in many awards, including being named one of the Best Places to Work by CE News, and also being named one of the fasted growing AEC firms in the country from 2009-2013 by the Zweig Letter. Mead & Hunt also ranked number 148 on Engineering News Record’s Top 500 design firm list in 2014.
“Our diversity is unique. We are recognized leaders in Aviation, Transportation Design, Construction Inspection and Architecture, and we can offer our client a variety of expertise under one roof,” said Still, who oversees transportation design projects in Lexington. “Most firms are unable to offer their clients this ‘one stop’ shop experience.”
According to Still, the most gratifying aspect of the job is building relationships with clients.
“Helping our clients realize their vision is very rewarding,” he said. “We have longstanding clients that we have partnered with to deliver many successful public and private infrastructure projects.”