Submitted by Consulting Engineering Services
Middletown, CT – Consulting Engineering Services (CES), a nationally recognized mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection firm founded in Connecticut, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
More than 300 clients, employees and friends celebrated the quarter century anniversary recently at an open house in Middletown with live music, food trucks, craft beer and hand-selected wine.
In 1994, the company was launched in founder, George Keithan’s, basement. The business quickly outgrew its startup space and moved to Middletown, which it has called home for the last 22 years. CES has thrived during the past two decades, opening five new offices and growing to more than 120 employees.
Strategic growth in New York City; Norwood, Mass.; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; San Antonio, Texas; and Bozeman, Mont.; has allowed for exceptional personalized service throughout the United States.
“We have always put the client’s best interest first. We want them to be happy and are relentless in our focus on finding the right solutions to every problem, every time. This has been our simple strategy for success over the last 25 years and it carries true into our future,” says George Keithan, founder.
The company maintains very diverse sectors, from high-end residential to academic, civic, healthcare, hospitality, housing and workplace markets.
Since inception, the corporation has maintained a commitment to sustainable design. As a routine, every project is carefully assessed for any opportunity to lessen the load on the world’s carbon footprint. CES has consistently remained on the cutting edge of renewable energy technologies, implementing energy and resource saving MEP systems into homes and commercial properties across the country.
A recent internal strategic planning exercise resulted in the company’s first tag line: “Inviting Possibility.” The coined phrase exemplifies the firm’s nimble nature, encouraged curiosity, optimism and internal platform for growth. The firm also developed a mission statement and list of values through an inclusive all-employee introspective exercise, memorialized on a new website, www.ceseng.com.
“CES has delivered incredible projects, personal careers have flourished here, and employees are empowered to run with their passions and start new initiatives. We have shown time and time again that we are engineers who are not just thinkers, but doers. The possibilities that we invited have brought us to where we are today and they will carry us into the future. As we commemorate 25 years of service, we gratefully look to the opportunities ahead,” says Michael Walsh, president.