SME has opened its newest location in Columbus, Ohio. SME’s twelfth office in the Midwest and third in Ohio is located at 635 Park Meadow Road, Suite 108 in Westerville. Click here to take a look!

The opening of SME’s Columbus office aligns with the firm’s strategic goals of expanding its geographical footprint throughout the upper Midwest, and providing clients in central Ohio the opportunity to discover the high value and personalized services SME is known for. SME’s Columbus office will complement the firm’s existing regional offices in Cincinnati and Cleveland, as well as their regional offices throughout Michigan and Indiana.

Regional Office Manager Michael S. Meddock, PE, CPSM will lead the Columbus office and will be supported by Regional Vice President Paul C. Larsen, PE; Director of Regional Operations, Timothy J. Mitchell, PE; and other key SME team members. Each member of the Columbus management team has been with SME over 20 years. Together, the team will continue to fulfill the firm’s mission to build and revitalize communities in the region.

Mike is responsible for overseeing and coordinating SME’s full suite of services in Central Ohio. Mike manages all aspects of redevelopment projects from acquisition through design and construction, including environmental, geotechnical and construction materials services to bring a project to successful completion. He provides specialized expertise to owners and communities on brownfield redevelopment projects. Mike is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan and holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

As Regional Vice President, Paul also leads SME’s Cincinnati and Indianapolis regional teams. His primary area of technical expertise is related to geotechnical engineering services for underground infrastructure, transportation, institutional facilities, industrial manufacturing, energy utilities and commercial projects. Paul has 38 years of project experience throughout the Midwest. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio, and holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University.

Timothy J. Mitchell, PE is Vice President and Director of Regional Operations. Tim is responsible for guiding and supporting local managers at SME’s office locations throughout the Midwest and for providing geotechnical engineering expertise to our clients. With 32 years of experience, Tim provides senior technical review for complex geotechnical and foundation construction projects. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Michigan and Indiana and holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering and an MS degree in Geotechnical Engineering from Michigan State University.

“We are excited to join the vibrant Columbus community,” said President and CEO Mark Kramer. “We look forward to continue serving as a trusted advisor to clients and partners in the area, and to developing new relationships as we work with clients to tackle their toughest engineering and environmental challenges.”