What a difference 50 years can make!
In 1966, a gallon of gas averaged $.32, color televisions were gaining popularity and the Beatles played their last live concert.
In Omaha, Nebraska, Leon Black and Don Elliott were carving a path that would create opportunities for many of us today; they left their careers at Nance Engineering to form Elliott and Black, the predecessor to E & A Consulting Group, Inc.
The company’s first office was in the Maryland Plaza Building, near Aksarben’s bustling racetrack and coliseum. They catered to both private and public clients, offering civil engineering services for land development, land surveying, construction administration and residential SID maintenance services. Key projects in those early years included the Roanoke residential SID and various projects for the Nebraska Department of Roads and Metropolitan Utilities District.
Much like the televisions of 1966, E&A has evolved beyond the dreams of its creators.
In addition to our Omaha headquarters, we have a branch office in Lincoln which opened in 1998 and in 2008, E&A acquired the Phoenix-based, O’Neill Engineering, Inc. After eight years of operating as one company, O’Neill officially changed its name to E&A in January, 2016. While the letters and colors on the logo have changed, the faces behind it remain the same.
Fifty years later, the firm still offers civil engineering and surveying services to private and public clients, in addition to many other services, allowing us to more comprehensively serve our clients. We remain committed to providing innovative engineering answers for every project and look forward to growing with the changing needs of our clients over the next 50 years.
Miracle Hills Office Park was one of one of the few collaborations between former E&A Presidents Don Elliott (1966-1985) and son, Jeff Elliott (2000-2014). Don handled early planning for the project and Jeff was responsible for civil engineering.
Gene Spence (President from 1985-2000) at The Ridges subdivision, a marquee project he engineered.
E&A’s leadership, 50 years later. From left: President Tom Nussrallah, PE; Board Secretary Jason Thiellen and CEO Mark Westergard, PE.
Randy Pierce, PE, works with local elementary school students to introduce them to careers in field services.
Kyle Vohl, PE met with Governor Pete Rickets to discuss the “Putting the Brakes on Fatalities” campaign while serving as NeSPE State President.
E&A employees Matt Kuehn, Betsy Purcell and Kristin Peck enjoying the holidays in Phoenix.
E&A employees participate in the Corporate Cycling Challenge annually.
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