Prior to joining Hanson, BCE specialized in providing civil and transportation engineering, land development and water resources design to clients across Florida.
"The addition of BCE to Hanson's team enhances our transportation services and allows us to expand our presence in Florida and the southeastern U.S. We have offices in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Sarasota and West Palm Beach and the Jacksonville office will help complement the railroad, aviation and transportation services we provide in Florida and nationwide. We recognize that Jacksonville is a major hub for air, highway, port and rail transportation and we're eager to help clients in this area meet their project needs and gain a competitive edge," Hanson's President and CEO Sergio Pecori said.
BCE President Chantal Bowen and Vice President Randy Downing established the firm in 1994. Bowen joins Hanson as a senior project manager and Downing will serve as a project manager. Bowen and Downing have more than 28 years each of experience working with clients, engineers, government agencies and the public on major civil and transportation projects.
"BCE has partnered with Hanson in the past and both companies share the same professional values. With the backing of a major national firm, we can now provide our clients with more services and resources. We're also excited about the new opportunities available for our employees," Bowen stated.
Jeff Bowen also joins Hanson as a vice president and will serve as a senior transportation engineer. Prior to joining Hanson, he was a vice president at Reynolds, Smith and Hills Inc., a national facilities and infrastructure firm. He has extensive experience in transportation planning and design and has managed projects including the South Florida East Coast Corridor rail study and Florida rail systems plan study for the Florida Department of Transportation.