Donan Engineering Continues to Grow to the West
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Donan Engineering Co., Inc. today announced plans to expand their forensic engineering and fire investigation operations into Arkansas with a new office in Little Rock, Arkansas. Donan will begin offering forensic investigative services from the new location on March 1, 2011.
“Arkansas is a very exciting opportunity for our firm, as it is a state where we see clients being consistently underserved,” says Kevin B. Abell, Donan Engineering’s Chief Sales & Marketing Officer. “The opportunities we see in the state for a company with the high expectations of delivering the fastest turnaround time and best customer service in the industry are vast and quite exhilarating. Arkansas is definitely a market where we believe our customer first focus will thrive and grow. Our plan is to become the forensic provider that everyone thinks of first throughout the entire state.”
Abell went on to say, “We’ve had the opportunity to interact with many prospective customers from Arkansas due to Donan having an office location in Memphis, TN and they have expressed an overwhelming desire to see us doing business in their state. Our message to them has been that we intend on being their strategic business partners, while still maintaining our unwavering commitment to providing conclusive, accurate, and unbiased reporting on each assigned project.”
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, vehicle accident reconstructions, 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 Donan Engineering’s plan to open 6 additional offices in 2011, the firm will have 32 offices spread out over 18 states. Currently, the firm employs approximately 175 employees, and we anticipate that number growing to approximately 210 by the end of the year. In 2010, the firm completed approximately 22,000 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 our office locations, please visit our website at www.donan.com/locations.
SOURCE Donan Engineering Co., Inc.