BY D’ARCY PATRICK EGAN
While DGL Consulting Engineers has been working with the City of Port Clinton and companies in the region for more than 80 years, the engineering firm has now expanded its full services available to the region with its new offices at 1223 Maple St., Suite B, in Port Clinton.
“We have about a 50-50 split between doing private and public works,” said Managing Partner Laurie Adams at the company’s recent ribbon cutting at the new offices. “This offices gives DGL Consulting Engineers the opportunity to serve the community from the community.
“We’re not a ghost office, but rather have created a solid staff and are hiring in the Port Clinton area. We’re excited to be a small part of the Port Clinton community.”
DGL Engineering has long been working hand-in-glove with Port Clinton city officials, as well as local public institutions and private companies, including successfully making Port Clinton’s Madison Street modern again, said Marketing Specialist Logan Segaard. “What’s feasible for a growing city like Port Clinton has changed. It’s a matter of supply and demand, and DGL Consulting Engineers can make this happen here, and around Ottawa County.”
For many of the local projects, DGL Consulting Engineers may not have done the construction design for a project, but expertly handled the construction administration. That includes the Portage River Walkway in downtown Port Clinton that has received rave reviews from both state and federal officials. That includes Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur of Toledo, who helped procure critical federal Corp of Engineers funding and long overdue dredging of the Portage River.
The company was involved in initial services at Magruder Hospital and the design of multiple bridges over Sugar Creek in Ottawa County.
The company is presently helping to create Shoreline Storage Suites, an upscale development of storage facilities located in Marblehead.
Port Clinton’s massive Forward Looking Structure Plan (FLIP) is presently renovating city water and sewer lines and its streets, and DGL Consulting Engineers has proven its expertise through the efforts of Ahmed E. Hamid, Director of Technical Services. He was directly involved in the Madison Street renovations that have changed Port Clinton’s character in recent years.
“We’ve developed a great relationship with DGL Consulting Engineers,” said Safety Service Director Tracy Colston of Port Clinton. “They’re talented people to work with, and we look forward to a long and productive relationship in the years to come as we we continue to rebuild our city.”