Grand opening of Fehr Graham’s Manchester office a success

Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, on May 19 celebrated the grand opening of its new downtown Manchester office two years after moving from a building 1.5 miles away.

After a ribbon-cutting in Suite 301 in the Community Savings Bank building, 221 E. Main St., Branch Manager Ryan Wicks shared with guests that the occasion was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We have had such a positive experience after moving to this location two years ago," said Wicks, a Professional Engineer and one of the firm's eight owners. "As Fehr Graham grows, it is important to us that we not only provide more room for staff, but to be in our business district."

Wicks said it was important for Fehr Graham to be in the heart of downtown. Manchester City Hall and the Delaware County Courthouse are across the street from the firm's new office.

More than 50 clients, local leaders and Fehr Graham employees attended the open house.

"I want to say welcome to the Fehr Graham community, but they've been here for quite some time," said Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dave Wakefield. "We got a tour earlier, and it's a beautiful office space. Unfortunately, we couldn't do something like this two years ago."

The following local vendors made the open house a success:

Fehr Graham has been in Manchester since 2013 when the firm acquired TeKippe Engineering, which had an office at 1919 210th St. TeKippe opened that office in 2000.