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Providence Engineering has been on this journey for more than 25 years. Along the way, we’ve grown, weathered the unexpected, and worked hard alongside our clients to design almost every building type imaginable. Here are a few highlights of our company history:

1992

In 1992, Dan Fichtner, P.E. establishes Providence Engineering in the basement of his home in Providence Township Pennsylvania.

1993

A late-Spring snow storm strikes Central PA, causing roof failures throughout the region. Providence engineers are busy designing repairs for months.

1998

Providence Engineering expands, growing to 3 engineers, with professional licensure in 19 states!

2000

The firm outgrows its humble home in Dan Fichtner’s basement and moves to the Slaymaker Building in Lancaster City.

2004

Providence grows to 7 engineers and expands its services to 29 states!

2007

Providence marks our 15th Anniversary with an open-house celebration!

2010

In 2010, Providence establishes local branches in Muncy, PA and State College, PA.

2012

We move our Lancaster headquarters from the Slaymaker Building into our current location at 10 Eisenhower Blvd. We welcome our associates in the AEC industry to use this space for seminars and professional education opportunities.

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2014

Providence goes international, expanding to 16 engineers with licensure in 47 States, Puerto Rico and the Canadian province of Nova Scotia!

2015

Our Lehigh Valley office is established, becoming Providence’s fourth location.

2015

Dan Fichtner passes the baton and David Bernhardt, P.E. becomes the new President of Providence Engineering.

2015

Providence’s VDS Department is established. This team strives to reduce design conflicts in a virtual environment allowing for a more efficient construction process.

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2016

Providence celebrates the opening of our York office, our fifth location!

2017

Providence merges with Ritchie Engineering in Carlisle, PA. This acquisition grows the firm to more than 60 employees across 6 offices and expands our reach into new markets and regions.

2017

Providence celebrates 25 years with a new brand and new website!

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2017

Providence excitedly expands into Western Pennsylvania, establishing our Pittsburgh Office!

2020

Providence relocates our North-Central Pennsylvania office from Muncy to the historic district in downtown Lewisburg.

Providence is looking toward the future! We employ 50+ structural engineers and maintain licensure in 49 States, Puerto Rico, and the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.