Who We Are and What We Do
P. Joseph Lehman, Inc., Consulting Engineers is passionate about enhancing quality of life by delivering sound, innovative and responsible engineering and environmental solutions. We are a growing team of highly skilled professionals serving clients in the municipal, state, commercial and industrial, institutional, and residential sectors. Every project, regardless of scope or budget, is assigned to a knowledgeable manager who serves as a single point of contact. All of our engineers are client-centered and committed to the highest level of project delivery, thus ensuring that the scope of work is clearly defined, client expectations are managed, projects are consistently monitored for quality assurance, and all work is completed on time and within the original budget. Well over 80% of our business comes from repeat clients, which demonstrates the success of our approach. Our professionals are specialists in transportation and structural design, site development, surveying, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance studies (EISs, EAs, CEEs), natural resource management and environmental permitting, hazardous waste management investigations and remedial design, industrial hygiene studies, archaeological, cultural and historic studies, and geology and construction services. We are also proud to offer grantsmanship services to assist clients in identifying potential project funding, budget development, and preparation of written applications and oral presentations. These services are typically provided at no cost. We maintain four offices to serve you. Our headquarters is in Duncansville, Pennsylvania, and three branch offices are located in Bedford, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg.
Lehman Engineers has been providing unparalleled design solutions to clients across Pennsylvania and the entire mid-Atlantic since 1969. Today, we still offer the same client-centered approach and high level of expertise that was so important to our founder, Joseph Lehman Sr., using state-of-the-art technology and the latest in engineering techniques. We take great pride in delivering all projects, large and small, on time and within budget. Lehman Engineers ensures quality design solutions though a detailed Project Specific Quality Assurance Plan developed specifically for each project. The plan, which includes milestone dates for deliverables, a clear map for accuracy checks, and identification of the responsible professional for various project components, is discussed with each client prior to beginning any work. Although our firm offers a wide variety of professional services, we have carved out a niche in the transportation industry that accounts for much of our annual work. This niche includes successful bridge design, replacement, rehabilitation and inspection, as well as highway design and inspection. We approach transportation projects, especially historic covered bridge and historic truss rehabilitation projects, using Context Sensitive Design practices. This means our historic bridge rehabilitation projects meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Rehabilitation and utilize as much of the original construction materials as possible.
Joe Lehman Sr. founded P. Joseph Lehman, Inc., Consulting Engineers in 1969, initially focusing on private clients with smaller projects. However, the firm steadily gained recognition as a leader in the field of civil engineering by offering innovative design solutions to challenging projects. A no-nonsense approach to producing quality deliverables soon attracted the attention of various state agencies, including the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. We are proud of the relationships we form with our clients, and these agencies are no exception — like so many of our clients, these agencies entrust us with challenging projects time and again. In 2005, Joe Lehman Jr., P.E., M.B.A, became the firm’s new president, and under his leadership, Lehman Engineers has continued to grow. Satellite offices have been opened in both Bedford and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Growth at the firm has included the addition of an Environmental Remediation Department, whose focus has been on providing environmental due diligence and underground storage tank clean ups. Since inception, P. Joseph Lehman, Inc., Consulting Engineers has been made up of top-notch professionals committed to client satisfaction. Today, that commitment remains the same, even as our firm continues to grow.