LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Donan Engineering Co., Inc. today announced plans to further expand their forensic engineering and fire investigation operations in South Carolina with a new location in Columbia, South Carolina. Donan will begin offering forensic investigative services from the new location on March 1, 2011. This new office location will give Donan Engineering a second office in the state of South Carolina, as the firm currently operates an office in Greenville.
"Our vision is to be industry leading forensic engineering and fire investigation firm in the industry," says Kevin B. Abell, Donan Engineering's Chief Sales & Marketing Officer. "In order to make that dream a reality, we recognize the need to have more offices in more locations that are closer to client's loss locations. By opening a second location in South Carolina, we expect to be able to better serve our clients through increased workload capacity, improved our response times, and providing better coverage across the entire state. Our clients expect superior service and we intend to provide them with just that throughout the entire state of South Carolina."
Abell went on to say, "We have been blessed with the outstanding initial success in the state with our Greenville, South Carolina office, and we anticipate our new office opening in Columbia replicating those same positive results for our clients and our organization. Our current clients have provided us with overwhelmingly positive feedback on our expansion plans, as they recognize our commitment to being a leader in our industry. We strive to be a strategic business partner with our clients, while still maintaining our unwavering commitment to providing conclusive, accurate, and unbiased services 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.