MNS Welcomes Principal Transportation Manager to Southern California Market

MNS Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Joy Sharma, PE, Principal Transportation Manager. Joy is an accomplished civil engineering professional with 20 years of experience in design and project and construction management. Joy is well respected for her project delivery leadership, overseeing project teams for highways and transit projects, building strong working relationships with federal, state, and other government agencies. She has exceptional stakeholder/client management and team building acumen.

“Joy is a great addition to our transportation team. She has established herself as a leader in the transportation field, managing a wide range of capital projects. Her remarkable skills in team building and fostering relationships with internal and external stakeholders will be a great asset to our rapidly growing team,” said Greg Chelini, PE, Vice President – Construction Management.

“I am excited to join the rapidly expanding team at MNS.” says Joy. “My extensive experience in providing engineering and project delivery leadership will be beneficial in my new role to help strategically plan, manage, and operate the growth of the Transportation Division in Southern California.”

Joy began her career working for general engineering contractors before accepting a position with Caltrans District 4 where she spent several years directing design and construction management of road and bridge infrastructure projects, as well as supervising, mentoring, and leading her own team. Joy’s extensive experience in the transportation market includes transit projects such as large grade separations, track/station construction, highway projects, local streets, and other infrastructure improvements. Some of her most recent and notable projects include the Broadway Burlingame Grade Separation, 25th Avenue Grade Separation, Marin and Napoleon Bridge Replacement, the Marin/Sonoma Narrows on US 101, and US 101/Presidio Parkway in San Francisco.

“We are excited to have Joy join the MNS team,” said Shawn Kowalewski, PE, Vice President – Transportation Division. “She is a proven leader in transportation design, and her knowledge and experience will further strengthen our ability to provide a high level of service to our clients.”

Joy enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, hiking, running, and doing yoga.

MNS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH LONG POINT CAPITAL

MNS Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce that Long Point Capital, a New York-based private equity group, acquired an interest in the privately held firm. Headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, MNS is a multi-service infrastructure consulting firm offering construction management, civil engineering, and surveying services throughout California. The transaction closed in August and represents a substantial investment by both firms to accelerate MNS’ growth within California and other geographies nationally.

MNS’ organic and M&A based growth strategy has proven successful, more than doubling corporate revenue since 2016. “We had already successfully acquired S&C Engineers in 2018. We knew that to remain competitive in the market space, we needed to continue to grow and diversify our service offerings. Our partnership with LPC provides us with a platform for meaningful growth and expansion while maintaining our firm culture and legacy.” – Jim Salvito, President & CEO

The firm’s legacy dates back well over 100 years and has long been the cornerstone of the Central Coast community. With nearly 200 professionals located in nine (9) offices throughout California, the firm has provided services to the transportation, water resources, government services, and federal markets for nearly 60 years. “Our strategic partnership with LPC will allow MNS to continue to build upon our history and collective expertise, deepening our resources and specialties through acquisition.” – Miranda Patton, Vice President Business Development 

“MNS was an ideal match given our prior experience in growing similarly sized A/E firms. We look forward to working with MNS’ management team, combining our capital and operational expertise, to accelerate growth and drive financial performance.” – Ira Starr, Managing Partner, LPC

Long Point Capital (LPC), founded in 1998, is a Michigan and New York based investment firm which invests in outstanding founder, family, and management-owned companies, with highly capable management teams and strong growth prospects.  LPC focuses on professional service companies with EBITDA between $5 million and $50 million with defensible market, customer and product positions, solid long-term industry fundamentals, and a history of stable earnings.

County of San Joaquin, McHenry Avenue Corridor Improvements Project Wins CTF Award!

Congratulations to the County of San Joaquin’s Improve McHenry project as the California Transportation Foundation’s (CTF) Local Street Project of the Year Award Winner! This project significantly alleviated motorists’ frustrations by literally and figuratively clearing the air along one of the busiest and most essential routes between San Joaquin County and Stanislaus County. The McHenry Avenue Corridor Improvements included replacing two bridges, widening the roadway to include a two-way left turn lane, and signalizing the McHenry Avenue/River Road intersection. Using a robust public outreach strategy focused on digital technology and the ingenuity of its project team, the project was completed 6 months ahead of schedule and over $1 million under budget.

“The project was successful because the owner, the contractor and the construction management team knew from the beginning that working together on solutions for a successful outcome is not a cliché but a reality when executing complex transportation projects.” Mauricio Rivera, MNS Resident Engineer

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Two MNS Projects Win 2018 National APWA Project Of The Year Awards!

The Elkhorn Road Emergency Storm Damage Repair Project in Monterey County wins a National American Public Works Association (APWA) Project of the Year Award for Disaster/Emergency Construction/Repair projects less than $5 Million. Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 5, wins a National American Public Works Association (APWA) Project of the Year Award for Disaster/Emergency Construction/Repair projects over $5 Million but less than $25 Million.

Elkhorn Road Emergency Storm Damage Repair: Winter storms battered the Central Coast of California in January and February of 2017. In February, cyclone force winds ripped through the Monterey-Salinas area, shredding trees, blocking lanes of Highway 101, and wreaking havoc throughout the County. This new winter storm added a new vocabulary word to area residents: bombogenesis. This rare occurrence of a bombogenesis is a mid-latitude cyclone that drops in surface barometric pressure by 24 or more millibars in a 24-hour period, which means intense downpours along with extremely strong winds battering the area. [ read more… ]