Philadelphia — Pennoni acquired structural engineering consulting firm McCarthy and Associates, Inc., of Clearwater and Delray Beach, Fla. The firm will now do business as McCarthy and Associates, a Division of Pennoni. With the addition of this firm, Pennoni is strengthening its recently established presence in the state of Florida.
Founded in 1985 by Michael “Mike” McCarthy, the firm provides structural analysis, design, and construction inspection services to private and public clients throughout the United States and the Caribbean Islands. Their project portfolio includes a variety of commercial buildings, public establishments, churches, and medical facilities. With several certified inspectors, the firm also provides special inspections on their state-designated threshold projects. McCarthy will join Pennoni as an Associate Vice President.
“McCarthy and Associates has built a reputation as a firm that is community and client orientated, values that are distinctive to Pennoni,” said Director of Strategic Growth Joseph Viscuso, PE. “Their knowledge and skill in structural engineering, and their innovative thinking in areas such as hurricane analysis demonstrates their value our industry.”
Unique to the firm, McCarthy and Associates offers in-depth expertise in hurricane analysis and design. After Hurricane Andrew wreaked havoc on southeast Florida in 1992, firm founder McCarthy joined a team of experts to evaluate damage to commercial buildings affected by the storm. Since then, the firm has been an expert in both assessing structures for hurricane damage and designing new buildings and storm shelters that can withstand extreme winds.
“In joining Pennoni, we’re excited to continue offering our services and more to a growing list of clients,” said McCarthy. “We have tremendous opportunities available for the future, and I’m looking forward to doing so with Pennoni’s support.”