LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Donan Engineering Co., Inc. today announced plans to open a new office location in Jacksonville, Florida. Donan will begin offering forensic investigative services from the new location on June 1, 2012. This office will represent the fourth office for the firm in the state of Florida, with offices already in Miami, Orlando, and Tampa.
"Donan is really excited to announce the opening of our fourth office in the state of Florida," says Kevin B. Abell, Donan Engineering's Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. "We have been performing work in the Jacksonville area for several years from our location in Orlando, and now we feel that this is the perfect time to expand our presence in the area. This new location will positively impact our clients in several ways, including the addition of a new billing point that will eliminate travel expenses from our Orlando office. The addition of this office will also help us increase our capacity within the state of Florida if the state is impacted by a significant catastrophe situation such as a major hurricane. We always have that scenario in the back of our minds as we consider the appropriate staffing levels for locations that are prone to catastrophes."
Abell went on to say, "The state of Florida has been a great area for our business, and we feel this is a direct result of the fact that we are providing a quality service for a fair price. We are committed to being the leading forensic engineering and fire investigation company in the state of Florida. The firm's goal of being the industry leader remains consistent, and we are continuing to push the boundaries of our company footprint so more clients can have Donan Engineering as a local option for their forensic engineering and fire investigation needs. It's not about the number offices we have, but more about the capacity we have to handle losses in a fast and consistent manner."
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 Donan Engineering's eleven new office openings in 2012, the firm will have 49 offices spread out over 25 states. Currently, the firm employs approximately 230 employees, and that number is anticipated to grow to approximately 240 by the end of the year. In 2011, the firm completed approximately 26,000 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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