Donan Engineering Continues Footprint Expansion Toward the West
LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Donan Engineering Co., Inc. today announced plans to open new offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Donan started offering forensic investigative services from both Oklahoma City and Tulsa on May 1, 2012. These offices represent the firm’s first foray into the state of Oklahoma.
“Oklahoma is a natural move for us now that we have opened offices in Arkansas and Texas,” says Kevin B. Abell, Donan Engineering’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. “By having other offices in the surrounding state, we are well prepared to handle any catastrophic events that may occur throughout Oklahoma. Our goal is to be able to provide exceptional customer service and turnaround during both normal and catastrophic situations, so our staffing level in our new offices and in our surrounding offices must be sufficient to handle peak volumes that can result from large events such as storms or earthquakes. By having other offices in close proximity, we have additional capacity to draw from in the event of a major catastrophe.”
Abell went on to say, “At Donan, we measure our success and failures by whether we are able to consistently provide our customers with industry-leading customer service and turnaround time on our assignments. By having more offices in closer locations, it allows more flexibility in our resources to ensure that we are able to meet and exceed our lofty expectations. We clearly recognize that we only get one chance to make a positive first impression when we enter any new market, so we are committed to doing things the right way from the start as we enter Oklahoma.”
Donan Engineering offers consumers a single source for forensic engineering investigations and fire origin & cause investigations. The firm offers a wide array of services falling under the main categories of structural engineering investigations, fire and explosion origin & cause investigations, roofing investigations, and component testing.
Donan Engineering is a third-generation, family-owned engineering firm that was founded in 1947 in Madisonville, Kentucky. From 1947 until 1999, the firm focused on providing mostly conventional engineering services (civil, structural, environmental, mining, architecture, etc.). In 1999, with approximately 20 employees in four offices, the decision was made to focus exclusively on the forensic engineering and fire investigation industry. In 2005, the firm relocated its company headquarters to Louisville, Kentucky.
With the addition of the new Oklahoma offices, Donan Engineering will have 40 offices located throughout 20 states. Currently, the firm retains approximately 210 employees, and that number is anticipated to grow to near 280 employees by the end of 2012. In 2011, the firm completed approximately 27,000 forensic investigations for a client base consisting primarily of insurance companies, attorneys, commercial property owners and businesses, manufacturers, utilities, and homeowners. For a list of Donan’s office locations, please visit www.donan.com/locations.
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