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Feb 20 2017

Olsson Associates’ Hastings office moves to new location

Olsson Associates, a full-service engineering design firm, has moved its Hastings office to a new location. The move is a continuation of Olsson’s commitment to better serve its employees and clients.


Jan 16 2017

Scott Carrick rejoins Olsson Associates to expand railroad services

Scott Carrick has returned to Olsson Associates to expand the firm’s growing services to Class 1 railroads.


Jan 10 2017

Olsson Associates announces changes in executive leadership

Olsson Associates’ Board of Directors has appointed Brad Strittmatter, the firm’s president since 2009, as chief executive officer. Ryan Beckman, the firm’s senior vice president of sales and new business, has been tapped as the firm’s next president.


Jan 10 2017

Olsson Associates announces changes in local leadership

Engineering and design firm Olsson Associates has promoted Jeff McPeak to office leader for its Lincoln headquarters.


Jan 10 2017

Olsson Associates announces changes in Overland Park leadership

Engineering and design firm Olsson Associates has promoted Jamie Fain to office leader for its Overland Park office.


Jan 09 2017

Olsson Associates announces new professional engineers (1)

The following Olsson Associates employees have recently passed the professional engineering (PE) exam and have been promoted to associate engineer. The requirements to become a PE include completing four years of professional experience under a licensed professional engineer and passing the PE exam.


Jan 03 2017

Construction materials testing leader Bob Mayer joins Olsson Associates

Bob Mayer has joined Olsson Associates as a construction materials testing manager for northern Colorado and Wyoming.


Oct 26 2016

Street improvement project in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, wins regional award

Olsson’s Transportation team part of award-winning project


Oct 25 2016

Olsson Associates’ Loveland office moving to new location

Olsson Associates, a full-service engineering design firm, is moving its Loveland office to a new and larger location.


Oct 21 2016

Geotechnical Expert Steve Nickel joins Olsson Associates

Steve Nickel, MS, PE, has joined Olsson Associates as a geotechnical industry expert.


Sep 06 2016

Olsson Associates’ Manhattan office moves to new location

Olsson Associates has moved to a new and larger office in Manhattan, Kansas. The firm's power transmission and distribution services added and continue to expand.


Aug 02 2016

Olsson Associates recognized by British news magazine

Olsson Associates is proud to be recognized by the United Kingdom’s TMT News magazine as the Best Transmission Line Engineering Firm - USA.


Aug 02 2016

Olsson Associates to provide engineering services for Camdenton’s Ballparks of the Ozarks

Olsson Associates, a full-service engineering design firm, will provide services for a state-of-the-art baseball facility to be built on a 239-acre site just west of Camdenton, Missouri.


Jul 18 2016

Olsson Associates closes deal to acquire Tri-State Engineering

Olsson Associates, a national engineering and design firm, has acquired Tri-State Engineering (TSE), a 20-person engineering firm with offices in Joplin, Missouri, and Claremore, Oklahoma.


Jul 12 2016

Former U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Leader Clif Warren joins Olsson Associates

Warren most recently served as chief of the engineering and construction division for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Tulsa District.


Jul 06 2016

Olsson Associates signs agreement to acquire Joplin, Mo.-based Tri-State Engineering

Olsson Associates and Tri-State Engineering (TSE) have completed negotiations and signed a definitive purchase agreement for Olsson to acquire TSE.The transaction is expected to close on July 18, 2016.


Jun 25 2016

Larry Blankenship joins Olsson Associates

Larry Blankenship, PE, has joined Olsson Associates’ Transportation team in the Kansas City region. Blankenship most recently served as assistant city engineer for the City of Overland Park, Kansas.


Jun 13 2016

Olsson Associates closes deal to acquire North Kansas City-based Lutjen, Inc.

Olsson Associates, a national engineering and design firm, has acquired Lutjen, a 50-plus person engineering firm in North Kansas City. The addition of Lutjen pushes Olsson to more than 1,000 employees firmwide.


Jun 08 2016

Olsson Associates announces new professional engineers

The following Olsson Associates employees have recently passed the professional engineering (PE) exam and have been promoted to associate engineer. The requirements to become a PE include completing four years of professional experience under a licensed professional engineer and passing the PE exam.


May 16 2016

Olsson Associates signs agreement to acquire North Kansas City-based Lutjen, Inc.

Olsson Associates and Lutjen have completed negotiations and signed a definitive purchase agreement for Olsson to acquire Lutjen, Inc.


Mar 23 2016

Olsson Associates announces new professional engineer

Olsson Associates’ John Coburn has been promoted to professional engineer.


Mar 23 2016

Olsson Associates to open office in Council Bluffs

To better serve clients in western Iowa, Olsson Associates will open a full-service office in Council Bluffs.


Mar 17 2016

Olsson Associates expands its power transmission and distribution services

Olsson Associates is expanding its power delivery services. The expansion is part of Olsson’s commitment to providing services in utility and industrial electrical systems.


Sep 15 2015

Olsson Associates awarded nearly $4.6 million in engineering contracts

Olsson Associates, a full-service engineering design firm, was awarded last week with nearly $4.6 million in street improvement and storm system repair contracts from the City of Joplin.


Aug 20 2015

Rick Herrick returns to Olsson Associates as program leader

Rick Herrick has joined Olsson Associates to lead strategy and growth for the region’s public sector business.


Jun 02 2015

Olsson receives federal approval for commercial drone operations

Olsson Associates, a leader in the engineering design industry, has been awarded federal approval for commercial use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System.


May 11 2015

Darren Varner joins Ochsner Hare & Hare, a Design Studio of Olsson Associates

Darren Varner has joined Olsson Associates as a senior landscape architect, site designer and planner.


Apr 16 2015

Olsson honored as one of Lincoln's Best Places to Work

Olsson won third place in the large-sized company category. The awards were given at a luncheon April 15 in Lincoln.


Feb 17 2015

Andrew Flynn joins Olsson Associates as the Environmental Resources and Compliance practice leader

Flynn brings more than 26 years of experience in the environmental and geological engineering consulting world, centered on the oil and gas, power, manufacturing, and wind energy markets.


Jan 30 2015

Olsson Associates mourns the loss of its founder

John E. Olsson, founder of Olsson Associates, passed away on January 28. He was 88 years old.


Jan 22 2015

Olsson Announces new professional engineers

Seven Olsson employees have passed the professional engineering exam and have been promoted to associate engineer.


Dec 19 2014

2014 holiday e-card sent

Happy holidays from Olsson Associates!


Dec 09 2014

John O'Connor named business development leader for Olsson

John O’Connor has joined Olsson Associates as a business development leader for Olsson’s energy market sector.


Dec 08 2014

Former state director Brian Dunnigan joins Olsson Associates

Brian Dunnigan, former Nebraska Department of Natural Resources director, has joined Olsson Associates as team leader for Olsson’s Nebraska Water Resources team.


Nov 25 2014

Olsson Associates opens 'design studio' with the acquisition of Ochsner Hare & Hare

Olsson has acquired Ochsner Hare & Hare, a Kansas City planning and landscape architecture design firm.


Sep 29 2014

Ribbon cutting ceremony for new headquarters

Olsson Associates to Celebrate New Corporate Headquarters with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in the West Haymarket.


Jun 23 2014

Angie Pfannkuch joins Olsson Associates as development consultant

Angie Pfannkuch has joined Olsson Associates as a development consultant for the firm's Land Development team in the Iowa region.


May 06 2014

Jeff Edson joins Olsson Associates as group leader

Jeff Edson has joined Olsson Associates as a group leader with the firm’s Geotechnical services team in Denver. At Olsson, he will be responsible for growing field services in the Colorado market.


Apr 25 2014

Amber Kauffman joins Olsson Associates as senior engineer

Amber Kauffman has joined Olsson Associates as a senior engineer with the firm’s Public Infrastructure team in Loveland, Colorado.


Apr 23 2014

Michael Placke joins Olsson Associates as senior engineer

Michael Placke has joined Olsson Associates as a senior engineer with the firm’s Water Resources team in Lincoln, Nebraska.


Mar 19 2014

Nick Galla joins Olsson Associates as senior engineer

Nick Galla has joined Olsson Associates as a senior engineer with the firm’s Transportation team in Overland Park, Kansas.


Jan 15 2014

Olsson Associates opens office in Oklahoma City; already experiencing growth

After working in Oklahoma for several years, Olsson Associates opened an office in the state earlier this fall. The office, located in Oklahoma City, currently employs over 20 people who are already busy providing an array of engineering, environmental, construction and material testing related services.


Dec 23 2013

Nebraska Water Funding Task Force submits recommendations to legislature

The Nebraska Water Funding Task Force, formed under Nebraska Legislative Bill (LB) 517, has submitted its recommendations to the Nebraska Legislature for a strategic, long-term funding plan for Nebraska’s water projects. Senators on the Task Force plan to introduce legislation based on the Task Force recommendations in early 2014. Task Force members were supported by a consultant team led by Olsson.


Dec 18 2013

2013 holiday e-card sent

Happy holidays from Olsson Associates!


Nov 05 2013

Kimberly Kleski joins Olsson Associates as group leader

Kimberly Kleski has joined Olsson Associates as a group leader for the firm’s Phoenix Landscape Architecture/Urban Design team.


Sep 24 2013

Olsson Associates promotes Chaffin to office leader

Olsson Associates has promoted Brian Chaffin, PE, to office leader for its Lincoln headquarters. Brian takes over for John Olsson, who was promoted into a new role as senior vice president of public infrastructure and community engagement.


Sep 13 2013

Shepherd promoted to lead Olsson's Des Moines office

Jeremy Shepherd, PE, has been selected as the new office leader for Olsson Associates’ Des Moines location.


Sep 13 2013

Schaller a familiar presence to lead Olsson's Joplin office

Jack Schaller, PE, has joined Olsson Associates to lead the firm’s Joplin, Missouri, office.


Aug 28 2013

Jesse Peckham joins Olsson Associates as senior engineer

Jesse Peckham has joined Olsson Associates as a senior engineer for the Kansas City Land Development team.


Aug 13 2013

Nebraska Water Funding Task Force meeting dates and priorities announced

The recently formed Statewide Water Funding Task Force began a five-month process to produce a long-term funding plan for Nebraska’s water projects to help maintain water sustainability. Olsson Associates is supporting this effort through its consultation services.


Aug 05 2013

Olsson promotes Jeff Ford to senior vice president

In response to Olsson Associates’ increasing technical service capabilities, Jeff Ford, PE, has been promoted to senior vice president of technical operations.


Jul 01 2013

Olsson Associates opens new office in Loveland

Olsson Associates opened a Northern Colorado office in Loveland on July 1. The office is located at 5285 McWhinney Blvd., Suite 160, in Loveland. The office joins Golden and Grand Junction as the firm’s Colorado locations.


Jul 01 2013

Ron Szwiec joins Olsson Associates as group leader

Ron Szwiec, PE, has joined Olsson Associates as group leader for the Phoenix transportation team.


Jun 27 2013

Terrance Parsons joins Olsson Associates as senior project engineer

Terrance Parsons has joined Olsson Associates as a senior project engineer for the Kansas City Southland’s land development team.


May 10 2013

Olsson moving Des Moines office to new location

With its continued growth in project work and new staff members, Olsson Associates' Des Moines office is moving to a larger location June 7.


Apr 25 2013

Hartsig assists with George W. Bush Presidential Library ground restoration

The George W. Bush Presidential Library was dedicated April 25 in Dallas, Texas, and Ted Hartsig played a leading role in its construction. Under Ted’s leadership for the last two years, Olsson Associates has provided services for the soils restoration, installation, and management for the center’s 23-acre grounds that were established as a native Texas landscape.


Mar 11 2013

Olsson wins three Engineering Excellence Awards at ACEC/Nebraska event

Olsson Associates was given three awards at the 2013 American Council of Engineering Companies/Nebraska’s Engineering Excellence Awards held February 19, 2013, in Omaha.


Feb 26 2013

Olsson moving corporate headquarters to West Haymarket

Olsson Associates announced that it will move its corporate headquarters, home to more than 200 employees, to the West Haymarket. The building, previously announced as “Project Oscar,” will be located in the southwest corner of Canopy Street and P Street.


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