Melville, NY H2M architects + engineers has partnered with Pacheco Ross Architects, P.C. (PRA) as of October 1st. Both firms are looking forward to bringing their individual expertise together to provide a high quality level of service to both their current and future clients.
PRA brings a diversified national presence in the emergency response market to H2M’s distinct presence in several markets including fire/EMS, education, energy, industry, insurance, municipal, public agencies, real estate, wastewater and water, rounding out the two firm’s vast capabilities. With a clear strength in the emergency response market, PRA will remain in Albany and will be fully integrated with the H2M team, working on all types of design projects.
Throughout the past 20 years PRA and H2M have built a strong relationship working together on several major projects. While each firm is unique, a common thread that has brought them together is their respect, work ethic and professionalism when it comes to finding the best methods to serve their clients.
H2M and PRA both approach their work with one common priority – their clients. That value of putting their clients’ needs above all else is what brings H2M and PRA together in such a seamless fashion. The two firms recognize that a successful project cannot be completed without proper communication, respect and integrity between themselves and their clients. This synergy affirms the strategic business decision both firms have made to bring their relationship to the next level.
Both firms share anecdotes of projects where they exemplify their commitment to listening to their clients in order to communicate their needs to the local community. PRA and H2M share parallel stories of local communities reaching out for their assistance in passing bond referendum proposals for renovations and expansions to historic firehouses which the communities cherished. In both scenarios, the firms listened carefully to the residents and partnered with their clients to communicate their needs through public meetings and site tours. In the end, the bonds were successfully passed because of the firms’ commitment to communicating with their clients and the communities they serve.
Rich Humann, P.E., president and CEO of H2M said, “It is a true honor to officially announce our partnership with Pacheco Ross. As a nationally recognized firm, PRA’s expertise within the emergency response market will surely bring H2M’s service-line to the next level. With similar values and attitudes towards the way we approach our work, PRA is both a cultural and professional fit and we are looking forward to what we will be able to achieve for our clients moving forward.”
David Pacheco, AIA, NCARB, co-owner of PRA said, “We’ve worked with H2M for many years and have always been impressed by their culture, professionalism, work product and attitude toward clients, particularly in its similarity to our approach. While we were sometimes competitors, we were always colleagues and it was only logical to envision the great opportunities, future possibilities and benefits to our clients that a merging of these two great firms would enable.”
Dennis Ross, AIA, NCARB, co-owner of PRA said, “While Pacheco Ross and H2M are both very excited about our merger and where this can go, the real excitement is for current and future clients because now we can offer a vast range of services to help our clients go in directions they never thought possible.”
Joseph Mottola, R.A., senior vice president, director of architecture, H2M said, “After working with Dennis and David throughout the course of my career, I am excited about what we will be able to accomplish together. With our clients at the forefront of everything we do, our level of knowledge, expertise and passion for the emergency response market will allow us to provide unmatched quality and service.”
Since the firm’s inception in 1992, PRA has strived to be the “go-to” firm for information on emergency response facilities not only for their clients, but the general public as well. Developing a national presence was no accident for this boutique-sized firm as it built a reputation on both expertise and meticulous client service. With a value system that is very much the same, H2M prides itself on its long history of client service and consistent ability to meet tough architectural, engineering and environmental challenges head-on.
Since 1933, H2M has helped design and build communities throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, and has specifically provided professional services to more than 100 fire districts and departments, key community components, throughout the past 20 years. H2M’s connection to the Fire/EMS market runs even deeper with many staff members serving as volunteers in their spare time, bringing with them a knowledge, understanding and passion that cannot be matched.
PRA’s national presence amplifies H2M’s in-house service capabilities. H2M offers its clients the benefits of a full consulting network with a diverse staff of architects, engineers, scientists, planners, surveyors, technical and support specialists. That, alongside PRA’s presence nationally and in Canada, creates a well-rounded, technically sound firm, capable of tackling any project.