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 275 employees, ten 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
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
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).
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 Enters Into Regional Partnership With Rolf Campbell & Associates
Manhard Consulting enters 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 better service clients and make commutes easier for 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.
2017-Manhard Consulting Acquires Tamarack Consulting
The acquisition of Tamarack complements Manhard Consulting’s civil engineering and surveying offerings and adds expertise in oil and gas, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Colorado special districts.