SSOE Proud Sponsor of the 2019 Toledo Jeep Fest

TOLEDO, Ohio, August 6, 2019 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is proud to announce their commitment to the upcoming 2019 Toledo Jeep Fest. This weekend—August 9th, 10th, and 11th—downtown Toledo will host an incredible event that promotes the iconic Jeep brand’s partnership with the City of Toledo. SSOE is proud to sponsor the Jeep Speakers Series taking place on Saturday, August 10th at the SeaGate Convention Center from 12:30pm – 4:30pm. Read more

SSOE Proud Sponsor of “A City in Transit” Gala X Expo Hosted by Midstory Media ThinkHub

TOLEDO, Ohio, July 31, 2019 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global architecture, engineering, and construction management firm, announced today that they are a proud sponsor of the “A City in Transit” gala x expo hosted by Midstory, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to retaining, cultivating, and attracting young people in post-industrial communities—beginning in Toledo, Ohio—through creative storytelling and solutions-oriented projects. This event will take place on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the Downtown Toledo Train Station, third floor, from 4pm – 9pm. Read more

SSOE Group Completes Engineering, Architectural, and Interior Design Services for Gilmore Jasion Mahler’s New Toledo-Area Headquarters

TOLEDO, Ohio, May 24, 2019 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is excited to announce that they provided engineering, architectural, and interior design services to Gilmore Jasion Mahler (GJM) for the firm’s new Toledo-area headquarters in Arrowhead Park. GJM is the largest public accounting firm in Northwest Ohio, with offices in Maumee and Findlay. Read more

SSOE Group to Host 35 High School Students during Annual “Engineer for a Day” Program

TOLEDO, Ohio, February 18, 2019 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, will host 35 students from local area high schools, including Bedford, Eastwood, Ida, Port Clinton, and Saline, on Tuesday, February 19th as part of Engineers Week. Focused on promoting entry into the engineering profession, Engineers Week takes place February 17 – 23, 2019 in locations across the U.S. Engineers Week is a way to increasing the understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers and helps address the shortage of talent in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers by increasing public dialogue about the need for engineers and other STEM professionals. Read more

SSOE Group Announces Employee Licensures and Certifications for First Quarter of Planning Year 2019

TOLEDO, Ohio, January 18, 2019 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, announced today that a number of its employees earned professional licensures and certifications during the first quarter of their 2019 planning year. Attainment of professional licensures and certifications is strongly encouraged at SSOE. In fact, the company covers the expense of preparation classes and exam fees as well as provides paid time off to take the exam. As an added incentive, once an employee has passed an exam, they are awarded a recognition bonus.­­­­ Read more

SSOE Group Announces 2018 Founder’s and Leadership Award Recipients

TOLEDO, Ohio, December 20, 2018 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, announced today that two project teams have been selected as recipients of the firm’s Founder’s Award and five individuals have been selected as recipients of Leadership Awards. Read more

SSOE’s Adrienne Taylor Receives 2018 Women of Distinction Award

Award Recognizes Taylor’s Contributions in the Key Focus Areas for Success in STEM

TOLEDO, Ohio, November 6, 2018 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is proud to announce that the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio honored Adrienne Taylor, PE, as a leader, role model, and mentor in the arts and sciences field who promotes and advocates for the advancement and recognition of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers. Adrienne received the award in a ceremony at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion on October 25, 2018. Read more

SSOE Group Announces the Appointment of Two New Principals

TOLEDO, Ohio, October 11, 2018 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, announced today the appointment of two new Principals, effective January 1, 2019. SSOE’s Board of Directors named Jens Ebert and Brad Rowe as principal owners of SSOE. Read more

SSOE Sponsors 8th Annual Midwest Urban Design Charrette Hosted by the Toledo Design Center

TOLEDO, Ohio, October 1, 2018 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global architecture, engineering, and construction management firm, announced today that they are proud to be a sponsor of the 8th Annual Midwest Urban Design Charrette hosted by the Toledo Design Center (TDC). This event will take place October 5-7, 2018 at the TDC at One SeaGate in downtown Toledo in the Garden Room. SSOE’s sponsorship will provide lodging for all 28 students and 5 instructors attending this event. Read more

SSOE Experts to Present “Key Strategies to Create Impactful Learning Environments” and “Programs, Building Blocks, Etc.” at the 2018 AIA Ohio Convention

TOLEDO, Ohio, September 27, 2018 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global architecture, engineering, and construction management firm, announced today that several of their architectural experts were invited to present at the 2018 AIA Ohio Convention. This event will take place on October 4-6, 2018 at the Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel. Read more

SSOE Group Announces Employee Registrations and Certifications for Third Quarter of Planning Year 2018

TOLEDO, Ohio, July 24, 2018 – SSOE Group (www.www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, announced today that two of its employees earned professional registrations and ­­­four employees earned professional certifications during the third quarter of SSOE’s 2018 planning year. Attainment of professional licensures and certifications is strongly encouraged at SSOE. In fact, the company covers the expense of preparation classes and exam fees as well as provides paid time off to take the exam. As an added incentive, once an employee has passed an exam, they are awarded a recognition bonus.­­­­

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SSOE Group Recognized as one of the Fastest-Growing Architectual, Engineering, Planning, and Environmental Consulting Firms in the U.S.

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 27, 2018 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, has again been ranked as a “Hot Firm” by management consulting and research firm Zweig Group. This ranking signifies that SSOE is one of the fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms in the United States. SSOE made a significant jump in the rankings, moving from 95th last year to 44th this year.

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SSOE Group Expands Healthcare Team with Senior Healthcare Planner, Scott Courtney

TROY, Michigan, April 25, 2018 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is proud to announce the addition of a new dedicated healthcare professional, Scott Courtney. Scott’s addition is just one example of how SSOE continues to move forward with its strategic commitment to expanding the firm’s healthcare portfolio and depth of resources to deliver great client service. Read more

SSOE Group Helps Miracle League of Northwest Ohio Construct Concession / Restroom Building and Resurface Field

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 23, 2018 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, has provided pro bono engineering services to support the Miracle League of Northwest Ohio (MLNWO). Launched in 2006, MLNWO is a baseball league inclusive of all children, a majority of which would not have an opportunity to play the sport otherwise due to disabilities and special needs. Read more

SSOE Group Announces Employee Certifications for Second Quarter of Planning Year 2018

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 19, 2018 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, announced today that eight of its employees earned professional certifications during the second quarter of SSOE’s 2018 planning year. Attainment of professional licensures and certifications is strongly encouraged at SSOE. In fact, the company covers the expense of preparation classes and exam fees as well as provides paid time off to take the exam. As an added incentive, once an employee has passed an exam, they are awarded a recognition bonus. Read more

SSOE Group CEO Bob Howell Elected Toledo Community Foundation’s Newest Trustee

TOLEDO, Ohio, March 16, 2018 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is proud to announce that its President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bob Howell was appointed as a new trustee to replace retiring board member Mike Anderson, Chairman of The Andersons, Inc., a Toledo-based agribusiness. At Toledo Community Foundation’s annual meeting on March 7, 2018, Bob was elected to serve a 4-year term beginning this year. Read more

SSOE Group Announces Employee Registrations and Certifications for First Quarter of Planning Year 2018

TOLEDO, Ohio, January 11, 2018 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, announced today that seven of its employees earned a professional registration and four employees earned professional certifications during the first quarter of SSOE’s 2018 planning year. Attainment of professional licensures and certifications is strongly encouraged at SSOE. In fact, the company covers the expense of preparation classes and exam fees as well as provides paid time off to take the exam. As an added incentive, once an employee has passed an exam, they are awarded a recognition bonus. Read more

SSOE Group Awarded all Four Elementary Schools for Fremont City Schools District Rebuild

 

TOLEDO, Ohio, January 8, 2018 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is proud to announce that they have been selected to provide architectural and engineering services for four new elementary schools as part of the Fremont City Schools district rebuild project in partnership with Munger Munger + Associates Architects Inc. Read more

SSOE Group Elects New Members to Board of Directors

TOLEDO, Ohio, December 12, 2017 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, announced today the selection of Lori Gillett and Catherine Myers as new directors to its board. Both individuals were selected by SSOE’s shareholders for their unique industry perspective and diverse background that align with the company’s core markets and future growth objectives. Read more

SSOE Group’s Jennifer Hrosko Earns Healthcare Interior Design Credential

TOLEDO, Ohio, December 11, 2017 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is proud to announce that Jennifer Hrosko, IIDA, NCIDQ, CHID, a senior interior designer with the firm, recently passed the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID) examination and earned the prestigious Certified Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID) certificate. Read more

SSOE Challenges Community During Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

 

TOLEDO, Ohio, November 9, 2017 –  Bob Howell, CEO, SSOE Group, announced today that the company will donate $10,000 and help sponsor the first Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week in Toledo to benefit Family House, a unique non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless families find housing. Read more

SSOE Group Announces the Appointment of Four New Principals

TOLEDO, Ohio, November 3, 2017 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, announced today the appointment of four new Principals, effective January 1, 2018. SSOE’s Board of Directors named Joe Badalamenti, Sonny Hamizadeh, Louise Schlatter, and Jeremy Woodgate as principal owners of SSOE. Read more

SSOE Welcomes Three New Design Professionals

TOLEDO, Ohio, October 24, 2017 – SSOE Group, a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is proud to announce the addition of three new professionals to their rapidly growing healthcare, commercial, and education business unit: Bob Siebenaller, Erin Curley, and Andy Burell. Read more

SSOE Group Partnering with Toledo Public Schools on Pilot Apprenticeship Program

TOLEDO, Ohio, August 25, 2017 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is partnering with Toledo Public Schools (TPS) on a pilot apprenticeship program to engage students at the high school / pre-college level and provide them exposure to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. Today, engineering is one of the fastest-growing, best-paid careers for recent college graduates, and this growth is projected to continue into the future. Read more

SSOE Experts Lauren Collier and Mark LaBell to Present at Annual 2017 Ohio Facilities Construction Commission Conference

TOLEDO, Ohio, August 2, 2017 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, announced today that Lauren Collier, VDC Department Manager, and Mark LaBell Jr., Senior VDC Technical Leader, have been selected to present at the annual Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) Conference. This year’s event takes place over the course of four different dates in locations around the state of Ohio: August 15th in Columbus, August 23rd in Cincinnati, August 30th in Cleveland, and September 12th in Columbus. Read more

Modern Healthcare Article: “From Powering Cities to Empowering Healthcare Providers”

Sonny Hamizadeh, AIA, Senior Account Executive at SSOE Group, was recently featured in Modern Healthcare in an article highlighting the recent uptick in building renovation and conversion projects in the healthcare industry—as seen in the publication’s annual Construction and Design Survey results. Sonny explains that new construction is still prevalent, but when renovating is more practical and cost-effective, many clients are now considering that route. The feature goes on to detail SSOE’s recent renovation project for ProMedica Health System, still under construction, which the article appropriately dubs a “whopper remodeling job”. The project requires transforming two historical industrial structures in Toledo, Ohio into what will soon be ProMedica’s corporate headquarters. The design consists of repurposing a 19th century landmark steam plant and connecting it to a former bank building to create an office space for nearly 1,000 employees. Complex to say the least, the urban revitalization effort also required the demolition of two deteriorated 20-story brick smokestacks, which were replaced with smaller steel replicas that required close coordination with National Register of Historical Preservation officials. Read more

SSOE Group to Host High School Students During Annual “Engineer for a Day” Program

TOLEDO, Ohio, February 16, 2017 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, will host nearly 40 students from local area high schools including Ayersville, Ida, Lake, and Start, on Tuesday, February 21st as part of Engineers Week. Focused on promoting entry into the engineering profession, Engineers Week takes place February 20 – 26, 2017 in locations across the U.S. Engineering is one of the fastest-growing, best paid careers for recent college graduates and this growth is projected to continue into the future. Read more

SSOE Group Announces Employee Certifications for First Quarter of Planning Year 2017

TOLEDO, Ohio, January 10, 2017 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, announced today that two of its employees earned professional certifications during the first quarter of SSOE’s 2017 planning year. Attainment of professional licensures and certifications is strongly encouraged at SSOE. In fact, the company covers the expense of preparation classes and exam fees as well as provides paid time off to take the exam. As an added incentive, once a staff member has passed an exam, they are awarded a recognition bonus. Read more

SSOE’s Louise Schlatter Receives AIA Ohio Mentor Award

TOLEDO, Ohio, October 21, 2016 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is proud to announce that the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Ohio honored Master Architect Louise Schlatter, AIA, NCARB, for her role as a mentor to younger colleagues pursuing a career in architecture. Louise received the award in a ceremony at the Akron Public Library on October 7, 2016. The event was part of AIA Ohio’s 2016 Convention. Read more

SSOE Group Announces Employee Registrations and Certifications for Fourth Quarter of Planning Year 2016

TOLEDO, Ohio, October 18, 2016 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, announced today that three of its employees earned a professional registration and four other employees earned professional certifications during the fourth quarter of SSOE’s 2016 planning year. Attainment of professional licensures and certifications is strongly encouraged at SSOE. In fact, the company covers the expense of preparation classes and exam fees as well as provides paid time off to take the exam. As an added incentive, once a staff member has passed an exam, they are awarded a recognition bonus. Read more

SSOE Group Announces Employee Registrations and Certifications for Third Quarter of Planning Year 2016

TOLEDO, Ohio, July 13, 2016 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global architecture, engineering, procurement, and construction management firm, announced today that one of its employees earned a professional registration and 12 additional employees earned professional certifications during the third quarter of SSOE’s 2016 planning year. Attainment of professional licensures and certifications is strongly encouraged at SSOE. In fact, the company covers the expense of preparation classes and exam fees as well as provides paid time off to take the exam. As an added incentive, once a staff member has passed an exam, they are awarded a recognition bonus. Read more

SSOE Group Welcomes Three New Healthcare Professionals to their Thriving Healthcare Group

TROY, Michigan, July 1, 2016 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global architecture, engineering, procurement, and construction management firm, is proud to announce the addition of three new professionals to their rapidly growing healthcare practice, which has experienced double-digit, year-over-year growth for 12 consecutive months. Renata Cirillo, RA, Matthew Paterson, PE, and Robert White, RA, recently joined SSOE’s healthcare group. Read more

SSOE Principal Named President of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Ohio

TOLEDO, Ohio, May 19, 2016 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm is proud to announce that Michael Duffey, PE, Principal Account Executive, has been nominated to serve as the next President of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Ohio, effective July 1, 2016. Read more

SSOE Group Welcomes New Corporate Safety Manager

TOLEDO, Ohio, March 8, 2016 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm welcomes Robert “Scott” Goodwin, COSS as Corporate Safety Manager. Scott comes to SSOE from Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Northwest Ohio where he served as the Director of Safety and Training.

In this role, Goodwin is responsible for providing safety leadership, training, and guidance. This includes conducting safety audits and inspections for SSOE’s corporate facilities and construction work sites as well as developing contractor qualification standards, reporting safety metrics, and authoring weekly safety tips for staff as well as the company’s safety blog. Read more

SSOE Group to Host High School Students during Annual “Engineer for a Day” Program

TOLEDO, Ohio, February 22, 2016 – SSOE Group, a global engineering, architectural, and construction management firm (www.ssoe.com) headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, will host 16 students from Adrian High School and Bedford Senior High School Tuesday, February 23rd as part of Engineers Week. Focused on promoting entry into the engineering profession, Engineers Week takes place February 21-27, 2016 in locations across the U.S. Engineering is a fast growing, and one of the best paid, careers for recent college graduates and this growth is projected to continue into the future. Read more

SSOE Group to Host High School Students during Annual “Engineer for a Day” Program

TOLEDO, Ohio, February 19, 2015 – SSOE Group, a global EPCM firm (www.ssoe.com), and other local area firms are promoting entry into the engineering profession by participating in Engineer’s Week, taking place February 22-28, 2015 in locations across the U.S. SSOE is sponsoring Engineer’s Week activities in their Portland, Oregon and Toledo, Ohio locations. SSOE is committed to preparing students for successful careers by generating interest and improving skills in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields and is a proud sponsor of the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI).

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SSOE Group Sponsors Annual “Engineers Week” Programs in Nashville, Portland, and Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio, February 18, 2014 – SSOE Group, a global EPCM firm (www.ssoe.com), is proud to announce its sponsorship of Engineer’s Week activities in their Nashville, Tennessee; Portland, Oregon; and Toledo, Ohio locations. The annual event, being held February 17-21, 2014, exists to increase public dialogue about the need for engineers and bring engineering to life for students, educators, and parents. To assist this mission, SSOE will be a Silver sponsor for the 49th annual Portland engineer’s week high school program and is inviting area high school students to participate in hands-on activities in their Toledo and Nashville locations.

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Second Toledo Mayoral Debate is a ‘Fireside Chat’

TOLEDO, Ohio, October 13, 2009–Independent mayoral candidate Mike Bell and Democrat candidate Keith Wilkowski will meet in a non-traditional debate October 14, 2009. Instead of the traditional town hall debate, the event will be more of a fireside chat, FOX Toledo News Director Steve France said. Toledo Free Press Special Sections Editor Brandi Barhite and FOX Toledo News Anchor Laura Emerson will ask questions directly to the candidates. The debate will air live and uninterrupted by commercials on FOX Toledo.

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Toledo Public School Foundation Calls on SSOE’s Alternative Energy Professionals to Contribute to “Engineering a Bright Future”

TOLEDO, Ohio, August 4, 2009—Jerry Carter, LEED® Accredited Professional and SSOE Inc., Senior Associate, along with Zach Platsis, Sustainable and Renewable Solutions Technical Specialist, will be featured presenters at the Toledo Public School Foundation’s “Engineering a Bright Future” event Thursday August 6, 2009 at the Main Library in Downtown Toledo’s Civic Plaza. The program runs from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.

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SSOE Seminar Room Dedicated at The University of Toledo College of Engineering

May 6, 2009 – TOLEDO, Ohio – A gift of $500,000 to The University of Toledo College of Engineering from SSOE, Inc. came to fruition when the College dedicated its new SSOE seminar room in Nitschke Hall on May 6th, 2009. SSOE’s founder, the late Al Samborn, was a graduate of The University of Toledo College of Engineering and later a faculty member. Read more

Wuertz and Behrendt of SSOE Earn Certifications as Senior Professionals in Human Resources (SPHR)

Toledo, OH, April 23, 2009 – SSOE, Inc., one of the nation’s largest architecture and engineering firms, is proud to announce that Jennifer Wuertz, SPHR and Lisa Behrendt, SPHR, recently earned their certifications as Senior Professionals in Human Resources (SPHR). The certification, awarded by the HR Certification Institute, signifies that Wuertz and Behrendt possess the theoretical knowledge and practical experience in human resource management necessary to pass a rigorous examination demonstrating their breadth of knowledge in the field. Read more

SSOE pledges $629,000 to The University of Toledo

Toledo, OH, August 25, 2008 – A partnership that has flourished over many years is taking a new form, as SSOE Inc., a comprehensive, multi-national architectural and engineering service provider headquartered in Toledo, announces a $629,000 pledge to The University of Toledo. Read more

SSOE Expands Their Presence in Stateside Locations and in China

Toledo, OH, June 17, 2008 – SSOE, Inc. one of the nation’s largest architecture and engineering firms, announced that over the course of four months, they will expand a number of their offices adding enough space for over 110 new employees. This is SSOE’s third consecutive year of 25%+ revenue growth and projections show 20% growth for 2008. To accommodate this growth, SSOE has hired over 200 people in the last year and has plans for hiring over 100 more in the next year, requiring the expansion of offices across the country and the globe. Read more

Despite Ohio’s High Unemployment, SSOE’s Growth in State Continues with New Jobs

TOLEDO, OH, September 10, 2007 – With a presence in Ohio for nearly 60 years and three offices in the state, SSOE, Inc. – one of the nation’s largest architecture and engineering firms – has increased its number of employees by 40 percent nationally in the past 12 months. Despite the struggles of the state’s industrial base and an unemployment rate significantly higher than the national rate, SSOE’s Ohio offices make up nearly half of that growth. Earlier this year, SSOE launched a nationwide recruitment effort to hire 200 architects and engineers by the end of 2007. That number was reached in August and there are still 75 positions in Ohio alone for which SSOE is currently recruiting professionals. Read more

SSOE’s Founder Al Samborn Honored

Toledo, Ohio – May 2, 2007 – In an award ceremony held Wednesday night and hosted by Toledo mayor Carty Finkbeiner, SSOE’s Founding Partner, Al Samborn, was named Toledoan of the Year for his contribution to the City of Toledo in the area of Innovation. Mr. Samborn founded A.H. Samborn and Associates in 1948. It has since grown from a company of 2.5 people to 800+ employees located in 16 cities around the world. Read more