Our History

Manhard Consulting traces its roots back to 1972, when Donald Manhard, Sr. opened Donald Manhard Associates in Vernon Hills, Illinois.  Starting with three staff members, early projects included the Village of Riverwoods, Illinois, Lincolnshire Corporate Center in Lincolnshire, Illinois and Del Mar Woods in Bannockburn, Illinois.

In 1982, son, Donald Manhard, Jr. began his career at the firm as a staff engineer.  The following year, son, Peter Manhard joined the firm as a staff engineer.  Over the next ten years, the firm grew in size from eight staff members to thirty and the client base grew to include over 1,000 different companies and municipalities.

Don and Peter envisioned the firm growing further in size and in geographic coverage.  So, in 1992, with their father’s blessings, they established Manhard Consulting.

Today, after nearly five decades, the Manhard name is synonymous with quality and dedication to our clients. With more than 230 employees, nine offices across the United States and over 10,000 clients, Manhard Consulting continues to lead the industry as one of the most responsive, innovative and technologically advanced civil engineering and surveying firms in the country.

1972-Donald Manhard Associates Opens

1972-Donald Manhard Associates Opens

Donald Manhard Associates opens in Vernon Hills, Illinois. With three staff members, early projects included the Village of Riverwoods, Illinois, Lincolnshire Corporate Center in Lincolnshire, Illinois and Del Mar Woods in Bannockburn, Illinois.

1982-Donald Manhard, Jr. Joins Donald Manhard Associates

1982-Donald Manhard, Jr. Joins Donald Manhard Associates

Donald Manhard, Jr. begins his career at Donald Manhard Associates as staff engineer.

1983-Peter Manhard Joins Donald Manhard Associates

Peter Manhard joins Donald Manhard Associates as staff engineer.

1992-Manhard Consulting is Founded

Don and Peter envision the firm growing further in size and in geographic coverage.  With their father’s blessings, they establish Manhard Consulting.

1998-First Branch Office is Opened

Manhard Consulting’s first branch office is opened in Downers Grove, Illinois.

1998-Manhard Consulting Acquires Hagensee Surveying

The first acquisition of Manhard Consulting is completed.  Hagensee Surveying of Naperville, Illinois is acquired to strengthen and expand the surveying division of the firm.

1998-First Regional Office is Opened in Denver Metro Area

Manhard Consulting expands its reach with the opening of its first regional office in the Denver metro area (Englewood, Colorado).

2003-Phoenix Area Office is Opened

Taking advantage of the growth in the Phoenix area, Manhard opens an office in Scottsdale, Arizona.

2005-Reno, Nevada Office is Opened

In support of several clients, an office is opened in Reno, Nevada.

2007-Manhard Consulting Acquires Capital Engineering

With an eye towards new opportunities, Capital Engineering in Carson City, Nevada is acquired.

2009-Manhard Consulting Acquires Carroll & Lange in Colorado

In order to offer a broader range of services, Manhard acquires Carroll & Lange, a well-respected firm in Centennial, Colorado.

2010-Manhard Consulting Joins Forces With White Engineering

Looking to expand to the West Coast, Manhard joins forces with White Engineering in Eureka, California.

2010-Manhard Enters Into Regional Partnership With Rolf Campbell & Associates

Manhard Consulting entered into a regional partnership with Rolf C. Campbell & Associates, an established civil engineering firm with a long history in the Chicago-metro market.

2011-Manhard Consulting Joins Forces With Cowhey, Gudmundsen, Leder

Manhard joins forces with Cowhey, Gudmundsen, Leder, an experienced and well-respected civil engineering firm in the Chicago metro area.

2011-Manhard Adds Office Space in Chicago

To make commutes easier for clients and staff, Manhard moves into space in a prime downtown Chicago location.

2013-Manhard Consulting Acquires Accurate-Engisurv

Accurate-Engisurv in Westminster, Colorado is acquired, bringing an enhanced scope of civil engineering and surveying to the region.

2016-Manhard Consulting Opens Office in The Woodlands, Texas to Serve Houston Metro Area

2016-Manhard Consulting Opens Office in The Woodlands, Texas to Serve Houston Metro Area

Under the direction of Thomas Stroh, PE, Manhard Consulting will provide expertise in enhancing neighborhoods and the rapidly growing public infrastructure, including municipal and special districts, to the greater Houston metro area.

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