MNS Welcomes Principal Surveyor

MNS Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of James Ryan, PLS, as Principal Surveyor! James brings over twenty years of surveying experience to the team, strengthening our ability to provide a high level of service to clients throughout California.

“I have known James for years and have a high degree of respect and admiration for his leadership abilities and municipal expertise. He will be an integral member of MNS’ Leadership Team as we implement our strategic growth initiatives throughout California. We are thrilled to welcome him to the MNS Survey Team!” Mark Reinhardt, Vice President and Principal Surveyor

Most recently, James served as the City and County Surveyor of San Francisco guiding developers, attorneys, and other city agency staff on all subdivision matters for large redevelopment projects in the City and County of San Francisco. His responsibilities included oversight and management of a $5M+ annual budget in support of the agencies $352M annual operating budget. Along with his robust technical skills and management background, James has a demonstrated ability to navigate challenging situations with poise and diplomacy. His extensive experience includes development agreements, subdivision applications and approvals, final map package reviews and recordings, easement and right of way dedication, and vacation and acceptance. James routinely represented his division at Public Works Director hearings and Board of Supervisor hearings as well as served as a subject matter expert to other municipalities and attorneys.

“I am excited to join this dynamic and growing survey team. I look forward to working with this team of professional land surveyors and technical specialists as we continue to grow and expand our services and technology-driven solutions for projects of all sizes throughout California.” James Ryan, Principal Surveyor

 James enjoys spending time outdoors with his dogs and loves to golf and fish. His favorite quote is “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”  ~ Albert Einstein

Thousand Oaks Boulevard Streetscape Improvements (Ph. 1) Project Wins Award

Congratulations to #MNSTransportation and the City of Thousand Oaks, winner of an APWA Ventura County Project of the Year Award for Transportation for the Thousand Oaks Boulevard Streetscape Improvements project. The $3.5M Thousand Oaks Boulevard Streetscape project (Phase 1) is the first phase of the City’s adopted Thousand Oaks Boulevard Specific Plan (Specific Plan). Phase 1 extends from west of Erbes Road to just west of Dallas Drive. This streetscape project transformed Thousand Oaks Boulevard into a more pedestrian and business friendly environment without impacting traffic. Specific improvements included a gateway into the new downtown, widened south sidewalk 12-feet into the street with a finished width of 22-feet, beautification with 22 new trees (London Plane canopy shade trees and accent Crape Myrtle), new day and night street lighting for sidewalks, decorative brick pavers and colored concrete on sidewalks, intersections and pedestrian crossings, enhanced pedestrian nodes (bulb-outs), new benches, sidewalk planters, potted plants, and bollards, traffic signal modifications and new traffic signal poles, and replacement of aged and undersized waterlines, valves, and hydrants within project limits.

City of Goleta Wins Two Awards for the Old Town Sidewalks Improvements Project

Congratulations to the City of Goleta and #MNSTransportation for winning the APWA Central Coast Project of the Year Award and ASCE Santa Barbara-Ventura Project of the Year Award! The Old Town Sidewalk Improvements Project improved the safety and livability for residents in one of the area’s most disadvantaged communities – Old Town Goleta. The work included constructing sidewalks on at least one side of each street, for several residential streets in the neighborhood north of Hollister Avenue between South Fairview Avenue and Mallard Avenue as well as on Pine Avenue south of Hollister Avenue. The new sidewalks provide a much-needed continuous path of travel for area residents. Additionally, the project improved drainage, reconstructed driveways, constructed ADA curb ramps, replaced or relocated trees, repaved streets, and constructed 39 back-in angled parking spots (on Magnolia Avenue) which were desperately needed in this compact area. There was a dire lack of parking in the residential areas of Old Town and adding parking was a request from the community and direction from City Council.

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.

MNS Welcomes Tyler Hunt

MNS Engineers, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Tyler Hunt, PE, QSD, Supervising Engineer to the Water Resources Design Team. In this role, Tyler will lead strategic growth initiatives for the Water Resources team in the Central Coast and greater Los Angeles areas.

“We are pleased to welcome Tyler to our growing Water Resources group. His substantial experience with water and wastewater treatment, low-impact development, and municipal infrastructure projects will immediately benefit the company’s water resources clients,” said Jim Salvito, President and CEO.

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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… ]

S&C Engineers Joined MNS Engineers in 2018

MNS Engineers, Inc. (MNS) is pleased to announce the acquisition of S&C Engineers, Inc. (S&C). S&C, headquartered in Oakland, California, has provided professional program management and construction management services throughout the Bay Area for over 18 years. S&C specializes in managing transportation construction projects including rail, transit, intermodal, ITS/Smart Corridors, highway, bridge, and seismic retrofit. Since the company’s inception in 2000, S&C has completed over 100 construction projects totaling over $1.5B in infrastructure improvements in the state of California.

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MNS wins the City of Seaside West Broadway Urban Village Infrastructure Improvements project!

Congratulations to Greg Chelini,  Aaron Hilton, Dean Russu on winning the City of Seaside Urban Village Infrastructure Improvements project.

This project will transform the City’s core business center into a revitalized, pedestrian friendly area. The project reduces traffic lanes between Del Monte and Fremont Boulevard from four to two lanes, making way for wider and more accessible sidewalks. These new sidewalks will calm traffic and provide key beatification features to the corridor with their wide walkways, new pedestrian lighting, and lighted palm trees. Also included in the project scope is the construction of four large storm drainage water retention structures under the roadway to store and infiltrate run off from the street. [ read more… ]