LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Donan Engineering Co., Inc. today announced plans to open a new office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Donan will begin offering forensic investigative services from our Baton Rouge office on May 1, 2012. This office opening will be Donan's first office presence in the state of Louisiana.
"Donan has spent the past couple of years expanding into the neighboring states of Arkansas, Texas, and Mississippi, with the ultimate goal of also having a major presence in Louisiana," says Kevin B. Abell, Donan Engineering's chief sales and marketing officer. "As we have built up this region, we have naturally built up our resources and abilities to respond to the types of major catastrophes the region has been known to endure. Since our business is inherently unpredictable due to Mother Nature, it's important to always have contingency plans in the event we are impacted by a 'large catastrophe' situation. As a service organization, a large part of that ability to respond is based on the number of resources we have available in the region."
Abell went on to say, "At Donan, we refuse to sacrifice customer service and turnaround times, regardless of our work volume. Our business culture is based on consistently doing things effectively and efficiently so that our clients can get the accurate answers they need quickly so they are better able to serve their own customers. By having more offices in closer locations, it allows us more flexibility with our resources so we are better able to maintain our industry-leading service and turnaround time. We are always thinking about the ways we can better serve our clients' needs, which is one of the key reasons we are moving into Louisiana."
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 Louisiana office, Donan Engineering will have 43 offices located throughout 26 states. Currently, the firm employs approximately 220 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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