FTLA loves our clients and supporting them on their projects. Every quarter we will feature a new client who we are currently working with on one or more projects. First up is one of our most valued clients, Wallace Montgomery & Associates. FTLA has worked with WMA for several years on such projects as Contee Road/I-95 Interchange. We interviewed Associate, Rob J. Hudson, to find out more about WMA.
FTLA: How would you describe your corporate culture?
WM: Our culture is based upon open communication from the ground up. All management team members work with an “open door” policy for all employees. The various departments work together, putting the needs of the project first, to deliver successful projects on time. It is our mission to provide technically strong engineering services to all of our clients. Quality and service define us as leaders in our field. Wallace Montgomery is a team of professionals motivated to achieve excellence in all our endeavors.
FTLA: What are some major industry trends you see today that you expect to affect your business in the future?
WM: Within the roadway industry, there is a definite trend towards “green” projects, utilizing new materials and methods that are environmentally sound. Wallace Montgomery is experienced with Green Roads Projects. These projects emphasize the importance of meeting the needs of the traveling public (whether they are in vehicles, bicyclists, pedestrians or using mass transit) while providing an environmentally-sound project that addresses both the quantity and quality of stormwater runoff.
FTLA: If you had to describe your business in one word, what would it be?
FTLA: What is the most rewarding project you have worked on?
WM: MD 67D – Weverton Park & Ride Lot. FTLA was a subconsultant to WM, handling the landscape design for a facility that was also to be used as a trailhead for the Appalachian Trail. FTLA prepared charrettes and individuals attended several coordination meetings with SHA staff, Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) folks, Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Park Service, etc., where they made a great impression on both WM and the stakeholders. FTLA then prepared the final landscape plans that were included with the construction drawings. The project ended up a huge success for all involved.
FLTA: Is there anything else you would want people to know about your business that they may not already know?
WM: Our staff size and multi-disciplinary structure. With a professional staff of more than 170, we specialize in planning, engineering, surveying, and construction management for government agencies throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as the private sector. Our portfolio includes both small and large scale projects involving highways, streets, bridges, transit, facilities, traffic features, utilities, parks, trails, and building structures.
For more information on Wallace Montgomery, visit their website at wallacemontgomery.com.