“Engineers Fight to CAN Hunger”

Under the Umbrella of Let’s Can Hunger, P. Joseph Lehman, Inc. Consulting Engineers has donated $1,665 to support the cause this year. Jim Frank, Client Services Director, presented the donation. The firm held fundraising activities and followed Lauren Lehman’s lead again this year during her 11th annual Birthday Food Drive and as a team, helped her to collect $1,115 and a truckload of food for the Dorothy Day Outreach Center and an additional $550 for the American Rescue Workers.


Once again, Lauren led the initiative and asked neighbors, family, friends, school, friends at Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, and friends at Lehman Engineers to donate food or funds. Lauren distributed flyers and food boxes to collect food donations. Lauren delivered an SUV packed with food for the Dorothy Day Outreach Center’s food pantry. The total dollars raised included cash from Lauren’s handmade, glass bead bracelet sales – available at Dr. Joan Bartolotta Optometrist locations in Roaring Spring and Ebensburg, Pa.  Employee fundraising events were also held at Lehman’s office during National Engineers Week.


The Dorothy Day Outreach Center, a volunteer-based agency near the Saint Francis University Campus in Loretto, is an expression of Franciscan values in action. Their service initiatives are geared toward children, the elderly, veterans, the poor, and people with special needs. Lauren selected this group to support their efforts to feed hundreds of families each year.


Lauren would like to thank everyone that supported her and appreciates the collaboration with Lehman Engineers during the “Engineers Fight to CAN Hunger” campaign and the great generosity of the employees at Lehman Engineers. 

Pictured left to right:  Joe Lehman, Jr., President, Lauren Lehman, Deb and Victor LaValla, Co-Directors of the American Rescue Workers, and Jim Frank, Client Services Representative.

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Joseph Lehman, Jr. – Celebrating 30 Years!

As of January 10th, Joseph Lehman, Jr. celebrated his 30th Anniversary with P. Joseph Lehman, Inc., Consulting Engineers. Joe has been with P. Joseph Lehman, Inc. where he has served as President for the past 18 years.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and eight surrounding states and is also a Certified Bridge Safety Inspector.

P. Joseph Lehman, Inc. Consulting Engineers was established in 1969 by Joe’s father, P. Joseph Lehman. The organization is celebrating it’s and 54th Anniversary this year. The firm was inducted into the Blair Chamber Hall of Fame in October of 2018 and received the Blair Chamber Community Service award in 2017. Lehman’s father, who had worked as a liaison engineer for PennDOT before starting the company out of the basement of his home, focused on small companies. In 2005, P. Joseph Lehman Sr. turned over the reins of the business to his son and a group of partners, which today include Bob Bryant, Transportation Services Director; Marty Malone, Client Services Director; Husam Obeid, Bridge Design Director; Chuck Meyers, Project Manager/Lead Highway Engineer; Aaron Craig, Bridge Inspection/Field Services Director; and Scott Klingenberg, Environmental Services Director.

While sadly Mr. Lehman passed away in March of 2020, he had great pride in his son and had the following to say during an interview:   “My son, Joe, is doing a great job running the firm. He has a great rapport with both employees and clients, and has assembled an outstanding team of dedicated employees and partners,” P. Joseph Lehman Sr. said. “Over the past 40 years, Joe has kept the firm up-to-date with the latest innovations as they relate to civil engineering. He is doing a better job of running the firm than I did. I am very proud of their success.” (Joe worked at the firm as a teen and helped to automate and computerize systems-time not counted in his “official” anniversary.) 

Joe is proud of the firm and its many projects. Over the years, Lehman Engineers expanded to offer transportation engineering, environmental consulting, survey, structural design, and utility related work. Their annual fundraiser “Lehman Engineers Trail Ride and Walk to Benefit Dreams Go On” at Canoe Creek has been sponsored by his firm since it’s inception. The event has now raised over $340,330.88 for local therapeutic horseback riding.

Joe was born in Spangler, Pennsylvania in 1965, then raised in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania since age four. He attended Penn-Mont pre-school, St. Michael’s and St. Mary’s parochial elementary schools in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. He graduated Valedictorian from Kiski Preparatory School in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a Minor in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York in 1987, then his MBA from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts in 1989.

Joe married Betsy Marie (Hoover) Lehman in 2006. They are blessed with two children, Lauren Lehman (15) and Joey Lehman (14). Both children attend Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High Schools and all are members of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Hollidaysburg. 

Joe is active in the community and a promoter of servant leadership at the firm. Joe is a graduate of the Leadership Blair County program and is currently a member of the Blair Chamber Public Policy Committee and a previous member of the Leadership Blair County program committee. He is a member of the Independent Catholic Foundation Board and St. Michael’s Finance Committee. Joe was a member of both the High Hopes and the Dreams Go On Boards and helped steer them through their transition to a nonprofit and merger. He also regularly supports his parish, the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauder Club, EITC for Holy Trinity Catholic School and the Annual Catholic Appeal, Family Services, UPMC Altoona Hospital Foundation among numerous other local charities. 

Joe is involved with all of his kids’ extracurricular and sporting events. Joe enjoys photography, genealogy, and gardening in his free time.

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Lehman’s Chantal Sisko Earns Asbestos Inspection License

P. JOSEPH LEHMAN, Inc., Consulting Engineers is very pleased to announce that Environmental Scientist Chantal Sisko is now a certified Asbestos Inspector in Pennsylvania. Sisko recently completed the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry’s specialized training for the handling of asbestos-containing materials. As a licensed expert, she’ll be responsible for evaluating and assessing the potential presence, quantity, and location of hazardous asbestos-containing materials in a building or on a construction site.

P. JOSEPH LEHMAN, Inc., Consulting Engineers is made up of a growing team of highly skilled professionals and experienced specialists in transportation design, structural engineering, site development, surveying, utility engineering, environmental science, environmental characterization and remediation, geology, and construction services. Lehman Engineers currently maintains offices in Hollidaysburg and Bedford, PA.

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Welcome Beverly Green as Utility Assistant

P. JOSEPH LEHMAN, Inc., is pleased to announce the hiring of Ms. Beverly Green as its new Utility Assistant. Beverly, of Altoona, will be supporting Lehman’s utility coordination efforts in areas of proposed construction.
Beverly brings 34 years of experience in the electric utility industry as an External Affairs Manager with FirstEnergy Corp-Penelec. She also has served on and chaired numerous business community boards throughout Blair, Bedford, and Huntingdon Counties, including the Blair County Chamber of Commerce, where she was the first woman to chair that organization’s board.

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Association of Pennsylvania Constructors’ (APC) Annual Fall Seminar

P. Joseph Lehman, Inc. Consulting Engineers was one of the many exhibitors at the Association of Pennsylvania Constructors’ (APC) Annual Fall Seminar in Hershey from November 16th – 18th.   APC is a trade association that unites hundreds of members including prime and subcontractors, consulting engineers, material suppliers, manufacturers, and others with an interest in Pennsylvania’s road and bridge construction industry.  The event also hosted representatives from PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. 

Attending on behalf of Lehman Engineers was (L to R): Marty Malone, Director of Client Services; Garrett Leopold, Utility Coordinator; Jim Frank, Client Services Representative; Aaron Craig, P.E., Bridge Team Project Engineer; Greg Sleasman, Construction Inspection Director; and Husam Obeid, P.E., Bridge Design Director.

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Congratulations Kenneth Szala, 2022 Rainmaker Awardee!
This Award and respective trophy was initiated in 2015 to recognize an individual at the firm who went above and beyond in the area of business development. Although business development is part of our job descriptions, the awardees demonstrate exceptional efforts in the area of growing their department.
Proudly, Elizabeth A. Heggi was the initial motivator behind this award. In 2016, Garret G. Leopold was the awardee, along with Richard K. Strayer in 2017, Adam Katrancha in 2019, Aaron M. Craig in 2019, and Kenneth W. Szala in 2022.
Again, we would like to congratulate all past winners as well as our 2022 winner, Ken Szala. When asked to comment about being the recent recipient, Ken stated, “Thanks to everyone. I really do enjoy working at Lehman’s and appreciate the team atmosphere here where we all help each other!”
Pictured left to right: Husam Obeid, Scott Klingenberg, Joe Lehman, Ken Szala, Marty Malone, Robert Bryant, Chuck Meyers and Aaron Craig.


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Annual Roadway Management Conference

Jim Frank and Marty Malone, of Lehman’s Client Services Department, are attending, exhibiting and presenting at the annual Roadway Management Conference being held in Wheeling, West Virginia.  Jim and Marty will be participating all week.  The conference attracts transportation officials at the state and local level from five states.

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Lehman’s Exhibitor at Blair County Association of Township Officials Annual Convention

Lehman Engineers recently participated as an exhibitor at the Blair County Association of Township Officials Annual Convention. The event – which brings together supervisors and other officials from the County’s 15 townships – was held at the Blair County Convention Center on September 26th. Client Services Director, Marty Malone, was among our staff to attend the Convention.

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ABI Survey

If you live in or have friends or family who live in any of the following counties – Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, or Somerset, please share the attachment and ask them to take the survey. This is part of a project we are working on as a sub for the Foresite Group in Alabama. If you have any questions please contact Marty Malone, Jim Frank or Ken Szala, at our office. Thank You!

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On Sunday, October 2, 2022, the 16th Annual Lehman Engineers Horse Trail Ride and Trail Walk to benefit Dreams Go On, a non-profit therapeutic horseback riding organization, will take place at Canoe Creek State Park. This unique event brings horse back riders and trail walking enthusiasts together for a great cause. Dreams Go On provides therapeutic horseback riding sessions to children and young adults in Blair County, PA.

The 2022 Dreams Go On Goodwill Ambassador is Elliott Sheetz.  Elliott is an 11-year-old who loves to learn and ride horses.  Dreams Go On has been a part of Elliott’s life for over six years and he continues to challenge himself by riding different horses. Elliott’s favorite game is ‘leapfrog’ on horseback. His goal is to ride on a more independent basis. Elliott is the son of Ryan and Julie Sheetz.

The public is invited to register to participate in the event. All horse trail riders and trail walkers are encouraged to register online at www.DreamsGoOn.com and collect pledges to donate to Dreams Go On.  They may also register by mailing the online event brochure registration page to: Dreams Go On Trail Ride/Walk, 311 Heather Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602. Brochures also available at Canoe Creek State Park, Lehman Engineers, and area businesses. Corporate, organizations, and family teams are encouraged. The top fundraising team will receive a pizza party at Best Way Pizza in Duncansville, gift cards from Hoss’s Steak and Sea House / Marzoni’s, and DelGrosso’s Park and Laguna Splash All-Day passes.  The top three fundraising individuals will receive a Hoss’s / Marzoni’s gift card (1st Place: $50, 2nd Place: $30, and 3rd Place: $20), a DelGrosso’s Park and Laguna Splash All-Day Pass, and a large square pie from Best Way Pizza. Registration is $15 and all registered participants will get a free event t-shirt.  Registered walkers and horseback riders will also get a free BBQ Chicken lunch provided courtesy of Imler’s Poultry and Hoss’s Steak and Sea House.

Late registrations will be accepted the day of the event.  The event is on rain or shine. Horseback riders must provide their own horses. Registration and check-in on the day of the event is from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. for horse trail riders and trail walkers.  The Horse Trail Ride and Walk both begin at the same time and will depart at 10:00 a.m. For the Horse Trail Ride, the Bridle Trail loops around the park and will be between a 2 to 2.5-hour trail ride. Two choices for the Trail Walk are available. Registrants may choose the Limestone Trail (1.2 miles) near the kilns with a view of a scenic stream, or Lakeview, which is a .5-mile handicap accessible loop (1/4 portion of the loop is crushed limestone) that can be repeated for 1 to 5 miles while enjoying the beautiful view of Canoe Lake. Karen Kurtz, lead therapeutic horseback riding instructor at Dreams Go On, will guide horseback riders. Trail walkers are invited to walk the trail as a group, following celebrity emcee, Joe Murgo, WTAJ Chief Meteorologist.

A special craft area for kids will be available for young participants and Dreams Go On riders and their families.  All are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket and enjoy Canoe Creek State Park after the walk and ride ends.

Other activities registrants may participate in include a silent auction and varied amenities at the state park. The raffle will feature gift cards, baskets, and great gifts from area businesses and Dreams Go On supporters. Businesses and organizations can still support the event with a sponsorship or by donating an item, basket, or gift card. Interested parties should contact event chairperson, Betsy Lehman at 814-695-7500 or BLehman@Lehmanengineers.com.

Commenting about the event for Dreams Go On, Deb Kelly, Program Manager, stated, “I look forward to this year’s Lehman Engineers Horse Trail Ride & Trail Walk at Canoe Creek.  We hope people interested in supporting Dreams Go On will come out and join us at our largest annual fundraising event. Over the past 15 years, nearly $300,000 has been raised from this event for Dreams Go On. It’s a great day of fun and we thank our friends at Lehman Engineers for their continued support to help us plan a fun filled day!” 

This event is made possible thanks to the planning committee, volunteers, and servant leaders from Saint Francis University Phi Lambda Psi sorority and the PSU Sheetz Fellows. Volunteers are also needed at the therapeutic horseback rides that take place at the Dreams GO On facility located on Turkey Valley Road, Hollidaysburg, PA. Please contact Deb Kelly at dkelly1006@atlanticbb.net to learn how to become a therapeutic horseback riding volunteer and visit www.DreamsGoOn.com for more information.


Preparing for the 2022 Lehman Engineers Horse Trail Ride and Trail Walk to Benefit Dreams Go On are: (from left) From Lehman Engineers: Joe Lehman, Jr., P.E., President; Lauren Lehman, Junior Committee Member; Joey Lehman, Volunteer; Tammie Fleck, Office Manager; Denise Lear, Controller; and Jim Frank, Client Services Representative; Carson Frank, Independent DGO Rider; Deb Kelly, DGO Program Manager; Sarah Stanley, DGO Assistant Instructor; Elliott Sheetz, 2022 Dreams Go On Goodwill Ambassador on “Black Jack”; Melinda Anderson, DGO Assistant Therapeutic Riding Instructor & Board Member; Joe Murgo, WTAJ Chief Meteorologist; Kristin Murgo, DGO Assistant Instructor; Sue Lehman, DGO Founder; Joe Basil, Canoe Creek State Park Ranger; Brenda Fix, DGO Treasurer & Board Member; Annette Lehman, Board Member; and Betsy Lehman, Lehman  Engineers Horse Trail Ride & Trail Walk Committee Chair.











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