Winter 2017 Newsletter

January 2017 Newsletter
From the Corner Office From the Corner Office

It’s probably too soon to adequately put 2016 into historical perspective, but suffice it to say, it was certainly a seismic year in terms of political and social change in America. It’s also too soon to know how a new Administration in Washington will impact the thousands of small businesses across the country in terms of taxes, regulations and opportunity. What we do know is that the companies that are prepared for change will be the companies that thrive and succeed ‒ and PS&S is well-positioned for 2017 and beyond.

Our strength remains our single-source offering for planning, design and regulatory compliance services. We are proud to offer our clients multi-disciplined, full-service architecture, engineering, design and environmental consulting services, and as we mark 55 years as a company, we will continue to do so.

We have strengthened our staff, both in our Warren headquarters and at our regional offices in Wall and Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and Yonkers and Lake Success, New York. Among many highlights in 2016, PS&S greatly enhanced the company’s Cherry Hill Architecture and Health Care practice and doubled its office space. In addition, our Cherry Hill Land Practice has grown to include expanded services in environmental, civil and survey offerings. In July, we welcomed Marge DellaVecchia as a new Senior Director in Cherry Hill which significantly strengthened our organization. Marge came to PS&S after working for Camden County for the past six years, most recently as the Deputy Director of the Municipal Utilities Authority. Her past experience in the public sector included positions in New Jersey state government with the Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency and the Department of Community Affairs, and 13 years in various roles in Cherry Hill Township.

Last year also saw the creation of the PS&S Young Professionals Group, an affinity group of employees who have been with the company for only a few years. The mission of the PS&S Young Professionals Group is to provide a forum for career-oriented individuals to develop their professional skills, communicate ideas and goals effectively with management, and encourage interdisciplinary social interaction in order to foster an environment of community and positivity within PS&S. The group is off to a fast start with many employees participating and contributing. The group has the support of the entire PS&S management team as we are committed to creating the best possible workplace environment.

In 2016, we continued our internal improvements, had the opportunity to work on some terrific projects that diversified our portfolio and participated in two groundbreaking ceremonies on projects that will help shape our company for years to come. Some highlights:

  • We made major changes to our infrastructure and facilities at both our Warren Headquarters and our regional offices. It is all part of our plan for the company’s future and the future of our employees by moving to an open office environment, as we seek to create a more efficient office atmosphere;
  • We overhauled our company’s website, introducing an expanded “news” link showing our community projects and improving our services and people sites to give readers a better picture of who and what PS&S is;
  • We completed key projects including the Borgata Hotel Casino Outdoor Pool Complex and the Peermont Substation Rebuild in Avalon. These two high-profile projects in South Jersey show that PS&S’s top-to-bottom capabilities also apply to the geography of our home state;
  • We are currently working on major projects in New Rochelle and Glen Cove, New York, which broke ground in late 2016. In New Rochelle, PS&S is the architect for the 28-story, 280-unit mixed-use tower under development in the city’s downtown area. In Glen Cove, we are providing site/civil and surveying services for the $1 billion Garvies Point Project, which will include 1100 new housing units, restaurants, shops and an amphitheater. In both projects, PS&S is partnering with developer RXR.

As we close out another great year, we want to thank our team here at PS&S. We have said this before and we think it bears repeating: The collective dedication of our employees and their collaborative ability to serve our clients with the utmost efficiency and excellence is unmatched and makes PS&S a unique company with which to do business.

We also want to let our clients know that it has been our pleasure to work with you on your projects. We truly value your business and look forward to many more years of working with you. Our success will always be measured by your success.

As we enter 2017, we remain excited about the opportunities we have been presented throughout the northeast region. Our growth-focused business plan will open new doors in new locations and will expand our current offerings into new disciplines.

Happy New Year to all!

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