We are so excited to see all of the progress taking place at Susquenna Union Green. We are proud to be a part of the team for this new 58-acre, mixed-use development that incorporates multiple restaurants and retail spaces, a new senior living center, and multiple parks.

Opening ceremony held for Midstate development project (abc27.com)



Final inspection for the new Harmony at Harts Run Development was recently completed for their new 200,000+ SF, 193-unit senior living (Independent/ Assisted Living & Memory Care) development on a 10+ acre site in Glenshaw, PA. Our team provided surveying, civil engineering design and permitting services for the project.  Engineering services included site layout, grading and drainage, stormwater management, erosion and sedimentation control, coordination of site utilities, Highway Occupancy Permitting through PennDOT District-12, wetland and floodplain mitigation, site approvals and construction phase services for Smith/Packett, a Virginia & South Carolina based developer.

We are excited to see this project moving forward! H.F. Lenz Company provided the structural and civil engineering services for the construction of this new wall. Our history with Gautier Steel goes back much further though. In 2015, we provided the engineering and project management services for the installation of a single-stand plate rolling mill that was relocated from Gadsden, Alabama to the Johnstown facility. Our experience with these buildings dates back more than 40 years, to days when they were owned and operated by Bethlehem Steel. We are thrilled to continue to be a part of the improvements, adaptive re-use and renovations of these facilities that have played a huge role in our heritage and continue to be a critical part of the City of Johnstown!

Johnstown Tribune Democrat Article, October 31, 2021:

JOHNSTOWN, PA. – Gautier Steel Ltd.’s sprawling industrial facility in downtown Johnstown will soon have a new face to show to the public.

The company’s 100-year-old, dilapidated brick security wall that stretched along 900 feet of Washington Street has been removed, and a new block wall is under construction.

The old wall dated back to the time when Bethlehem Steel Company first took over Cambria Steel, expanded the Gautier plant’s operations and built new facilities for the company along Washington Street. Today, though Bethlehem Steel is gone, Gautier Steel continues its presence in the area, producing hot rolled steel.

The company expects construction of the new wall along the boundary of its facility to be complete in a few weeks, Gautier President and CEO Glenn Buckley said.

Read more here: Old wall torn down at Gautier Steel in line for replacement; rail right-of-way limited renovations | News | tribdem.com

Congratulations to The Borough of Etna on the opening of the Etna Riverfront Trail and Park!  As a subconsultant to Environmental Planning and Design (EPD), our team provided the civil, structural and electrical engineering services for the transformation of the site, which was previously home to industrial and transportation facilities for over 200 years, into a beautiful trail section and park that reconnects Etna to the Allegheny River.

Our Principal-in Charge of Civil Engineering, Keith Gindlesperger, P.E., Project Engineer, Bryan Clement, P.E., Structural Engineer, Fred Kohler, P.E., and Engineering Technician, Rick Agagliati attended the official opening of the park last week.  We were honored to be mentioned in the ceremony’s program with a quote from the borough officials, “EPD’s subconsulting engineers at H.F. Lenz Company were awesome to work with, solving problems as they arose with efficiency and practical solutions”.

Our services included:

  • Stormwater management utilizing green infrastructure techniques
  • Structural engineering for new decorative wall panels
  • Electrical engineering for new decorative lighting
  • Project coordination and oversight

Our team takes great pride in the projects they have completed for parks and trails throughout Pennsylvania. Thank you to EPD and The Borough of Etna for the opportunity to be a part of this awesome project!

Read the article from the Opening Ceremony here: A new trail connects Etna to the Allegheny River for the first time in nearly a century | 90.5 WESA

Congratulations to the Erie County Technical School on the ground breaking for their new addition! H.F. Lenz Company’s Ohio office provided the MEP/FP engineering for the new 21,000 sq.ft. addition which will provide new technical lab training spaces, with an emphasis on new spaces for the culinary program. 


We are also providing the engineering services for the $34 million renovation and infrastructure upgrades for the existing facility, which was built in 1968.


Our George McMillan IV, P.E., Project Manager and Director of our Great Lakes Regional Office in Ohio, and Lane King, Electrical Engineering Designer for the project, attended the ground breaking ceremony yesterday.


Check out the videos from Your Erie and Erie News Now for more on the project:


Erie County Technical School to soon undergo major renovations | WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com




Thank you to HRLC Architects and the Erie County Technical School for the opportunity to be a part of this new facility which will enable students from 11 school districts to have access to the best available technology and develop the much needed technical skills to join the workforce.


We are proud to have been a part of the design/build team for this complex facility. Congratulations to Evoqua Water Technologies and thank you to R3A Architects, Rycon, and JLL for the opportunity to be a part of the team! H.F. Lenz Company provided the MEP/FP engineering for the new facility.

Check out the video from WTAE of the grand opening of this impressive new facility!


Friday evening we celebrated our 75th Anniversary with a company mixer. We had a great time honoring our history, sharing great stories and memories, and celebrating the cornerstone of our success, OUR EMPLOYEES!

Thank you to everyone who attended and celebrated with us.  Cheers to 75 years . . .and many more to come!