Fehr Graham opens office in Marion

Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, announced the opening of its Marion, Illinois, office at 103 Airway Drive, Suite 3, where Illinois Routes 148 and 13 meet.

The office signifies a commitment to and investment in Marion and its surrounding communities. This is Fehr Graham's 12th office location and is part of a strategic plan to help expand services to markets in southern Illinois. The firm will continue its mission to provide value and innovative solutions to clients' problems.

"We couldn't be more excited to continue our strategic expansion in Illinois with the Marion office," said Fehr Graham Board Chairman Mick Gronewold, PE. "Our firm was founded 50 years ago with the mission to improve the quality of life in the communities where our clients live and work. This expansion allows our team to better accomplish that in Marion and the surrounding communities."

Fehr Graham Senior Project Manager Andy Rainwater, PE, who joined the firm in 2022, will lead the Marion office. He said the new setting is a testament to the firm supporting a culture that lets employees create their own future.

Joining Fehr Graham allowed me to choose my career path. I see great opportunity for growth in Marion and throughout the region, and Fehr Graham empowered me to better help serve these markets with an office here."

Andy Rainwater, Senior Project Manager

Fort Massac Water District Assistant Manager Ryan Travis, who has held his position for more than 23 years, said he welcomes the firm and its services. Rainwater helped his team with construction bids, grants, permits, engineering design, mapping, Geographic Information Systems layout, and pump and motor maintenance needs.

"Knowing Fehr Graham has an office closer to home for us makes us very comfortable," Travis said. "We're pleased with their service."

The new office will serve southern Illinois, western Kentucky and other southeastern markets. Fehr Graham has additional Illinois offices in Aurora, Freeport, Rockford, Rochelle, Champaign and Springfield.

Branch Manager Michael Hansen, PE, oversees the Champaign and Marion offices. The southern Illinois native said providing strong customer service and helping clients is the office's objective, which strongly follows the firm's mission.

"The Marion office enables us to create a cohesive service network and further strengthen our capabilities in this region," Hansen said. "We are excited to build on our commitment here and expand our footprint so we can help solve problems for these communities."

The firm will offer all its services, including water and wastewater engineering, structural engineering, environmental regulation, compliance, assessment and remediation, and environmental health and safety.

Collectively, the firm employs more than 200 people.