Why So Many LJB Interns Become Long-Time Employees

Three former LJB interns, Kim Messer, Eddie Drow, and Ashley McWain at LJB's corporate office

While it’s not uncommon for college interns or co-ops to be hired full-time once they graduate, I was surprised to find so many former LJB co-ops among my full-time LJB co-workers. I was even more surprised to learn that some of LJB’s long-time employees—people with 20 years or so under their LJB belts—started as interns. […]

What a Cross-Country Client Visit is Like During a Pandemic

For LJB’s Mark Bourquin, who is an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) pilot and technical specialist, trekking across the country to visit client sites is typical. But his recent trip from Dayton, Ohio, to a client site near Portland, Oregon, was definitely not typical. After all, we’re in a pandemic. Though LJB’s work is deemed essential […]

LJB’s Approach to Wellness is Winning Awards

For the third time, the Dayton Business Journal has named LJB one of its Healthiest Employers, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. About the Award The Healthiest Employers awards program recognizes employers that “proactively shape the health of their employees,” explains Dayton Business Journal editor-in-chief, Caleb Stephens, in an article on the publication’s website. “The […]

Highlights of LJB’s 2018

One of LJB’s secrets to longevity is our ability to evolve. As we stride into 2019, our 53rd year, our evolution continues. In 2018, we opened new offices and expanded existing ones, we celebrated collective and individual accomplishments, we networked and educated at events around the globe, and we had some fun. Most of all, […]

LJB Co-ops Put Theory into Practice and Learn the Value of Teamwork

This summer, LJB has had the pleasure of hosting four amazing co-ops—one working in our Houston, Texas, office and three in our Dayton, Ohio, office. Having salaried co-ops isn’t new to LJB. Human resource manager Laurie Iulg says co-ops have been part of the LJB fabric for more than 30 years. The company’s goal has […]

LJB Sustainability Challenge Yields Impressive Results

Last month, following our annual Earth Day celebration, LJB’s Sustainability Committee challenged our employees with a two-week Sustainability Challenge. Our team rose to the occasion and really focused on becoming more sustainable. Using mobile app Shine by Joulebug, our employees competed in teams to see who could reduce their ecological footprints the most. As shown […]

LJB Team Uses Pumpkins to Showcase Services

For this year’s company Halloween party—put on by the firm’s Social Events Committee—each key service in the company was challenged to create a pumpkin that represents their area of expertise. Not surprisingly, our talented staff rose to the occasion and exceeded expectations with their creativity and workmanship. LJB’s fall protection key service won the People’s […]

LJB Mourns the Loss of Founder, Bill Lockwood

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of LJB founder Bill Lockwood, who died on May 27 at the age of 82. We are immensely thankful for the legacy of design excellence and innovation he has left for LJB, as well as the core values of our firm—integrity, quality and service—that he […]

Our 50th Anniversary: A Year of Service

Last year at this time, as we approached our milestone anniversary, we discussed the best way to commemorate our 50 years in business. We have seen many other companies celebrate similar milestones—some with big events, some with historical videos, some with special logos. We discussed similar ways to recognize our anniversary, but they just didn’t […]

Demonstrating LJB’s Commitment to the Civil Engineering Profession

LJB has been committed to the civil engineering profession since the firm’s inception 50 years ago. As our staff members have immersed themselves in the industry over the years, we have seen value in networking among, sharing with, and learning from other professionals. And, we believe that leadership in our industry translates into greater knowledge […]