CH2M

  1. What does your company/organization do?
    CH2M is a full-service engineering infrastructure firm specializing in environmental, manufacturing, energy, transportation and water.
     
  2. When was it established?
    CH2M was established in 1946 in Corvallis, Oregon.
     
  3. What is the origin of your company/organization name? 
    CH2M stands for Cornell, Howland, Hayes and Merryfield. Fred Merryfield was a professor at Oregon State University and founded the firm with three of his students.
     
  4. Who owns your company/organization?
    CH2M is the second-largest privately owned company in the world. Our employees, both current and former, are the owners of our company.
     
  5. What is the main business focus of your Fairfax County office?
    Our Herndon office is primarily comprised of our Environmental & Nuclear, Transportation and Water businesses. 
     
  6. When did you open your Fairfax County office? 
    In the early 1970s when awarded the contract to design the greenfield water reclamation facility for the Upper Occoquan Service Authority (UOSA).
     
  7. Who are your primary customers? 
    We serve a diverse mix of clients including several federal agencies, notably the Navy, as well as the Virginia Department of Transportation, the District of Columbia Department of Transportation, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) and a litany of municipal water and wastewater utilities including Fairfax County, Fairfax Water, UOSA, DC Water, Alexandria Renew Enterprises, Loudoun Water, Leesburg and the Prince William County Service Authority.  
     
  8. What sets you apart from your competitors? 
    Our commitment to client service, sustainable technical solutions, strong project management backed up by quality work.
     
  9. What are the advantages of a Fairfax County location for your business/organization? 
    Excellent proximity to our largest municipal clients including Fairfax County, federal entities and access to Washington, DC. 
     
  10. What direction do you see your company/organization heading in the next five years?  
    Sustained growth in our water and transportation businesses with continued strong portfolio volume in our federal environmental sector. Our Fairfax County office will continue to serve as a regional center for design and supporting services as our largest office in the northeast United States.
     
  11. Where is your company/organization located (Fairfax County address, phone number, Web site)? 
    2411 Dulles Corner, Suite 500, Herndon, Va.  20171, 
    703-376-5000. www.ch2m.com