Bergmann Associates is a multi-disciplinary architectural, engineering and planning firm with a full-time staff of 330 people employed at 10 office locations throughout the United States. Established in 1980, Bergmann Associates manages more than 1,500 projects each year and is headquartered in Rochester, New York.
Bergmann Associates moved to the Lansing area in May 1998 and was originally located in a small 2,000-square-foot office space in downtown Lansing. The business soon outgrew its original space, spurring its first relocation to a 5,000-square-foot space in Lansing Township. In 2010, the local office added 11 new members to its full-time professional staff, triggering its most recent relocation to an 8,500-square-foot office space in the City East Lansing.
Why They Chose East Lansing
“We chose to relocate our offices to East Lansing because of its centralized location. We were able to find a great building for our growing staff at a great value and in a highly visible location, close to MSU, the state freeway system and a number of surrounding communities,” said Bergmann Associates Office Manager Rick Chelotti. “Another draw for us was East Lansing’s walkable community. Our staff members can get out during their lunch break and easily walk to a number of different shops and restaurants along the Saginaw Street corridor.”
“Our people and our passion also brought us to East Lansing,” Chelotti added. “Not only is over half of our staff Michigan State University alumni, but we live in the City, serve on a variety of different City boards and participate in a number of City events. We are members of the community and we chose to relocate to East Lansing because our people are passionate about MSU and the City of East Lansing.”
The growing local office now employs a full-time staff of 27 young professionals who provide specialized services to clients all over the state of Michigan. Bergmann Associates’ services include building design, civil works, land development, community planning, transportation design/consulting, program management, LEED evaluation and more.
“Here at Bergmann, we don’t chase projects. We chase clients,” said Chelotti, an MSU graduate who has been with Bergmann Associates for 11 years. “We’re looking for that long-term relationship. It is with that business approach in mind, paired with our centralized location and a staff who truly believes in the culture of team work, that we have been able to continue to grow in a bad economy.”
Some of the local office’s major clients include the Michigan Department of Transportation, the Ingham County Road Commission, Clark Construction, Granger, The Weiland-Davco Corporation, Dart and Volunteers of America. Recently, the local office served as the prime consultant on the bridge and road work for Michigan State University’s new Farm Lane construction project.
Learn more about Bergmann Associates and their work in the local community and beyond. The East Lansing-based office is located at 1427 W. Saginaw St., Ste. 200; located on the second floor above Fifth Third Bank. The local office can be reached at (517) 272-9835.