Town of Cicero Honors Veterans by Dedicating New Jackson Street Pedestrian Walkway as “Town of Cicero Veterans Walkway”

Veterans Way Dedication -Nov 11th

LEFT PHOTO: Presentation of the Colors
RIGHT PHOTO: Front Row, Left to Right – Jerry Cook, Town Council; Keith Bryant, United Consulting; Dennis Schrumpf, Town Council President; Kay Hartley, Town Council; Jan Unger , Clerk Treasurer; Back Row – Members of the Cicero American Legion Color Guard

What more appropriate day than Veterans Day to host a dedication ceremony for the Town of Cicero Veterans Walkway? The ceremony was organized to dedicate the newly constructed Jackson Street Pedestrian Walkway across Morse Reservoir and officially name the structure, Town of Cicero Veterans Walkway, in honor of those who have served and are serving our Country.

The formal ceremony was performed in the Red Bridge Park Community Building, located on the west side of the walkway. It included the Presentation of Colors by members of the Cicero American Legion Color Guard, dedication remarks and speeches from Town Officials and United Consulting, a ribbon cutting, a blessing on the bridge, and refreshments.

The newly constructed walkway provides more accessibility and connectivity to the Town of Cicero while offering residents safe passage over Morse Reservoir.  During the 4th of July weekend, the Town of Cicero’s Lights Over Morse Reservoir Festival kicked-off the opening of the much anticipated pedestrian walkway across Morse Reservoir with the Town’s fireworks celebration honoring Independence Day.

Click on this link for more project details : Jackson Street Causeway / Town of Cicero Veterans Walkway.

Click here for : Hamilton County Reporter News Story.


Veterans Way July 4th

Town of Cicero Veterans Walkway over Morse Reservoir during the Town of Cicero’s Lights Over Morse Reservoir Festival on July 4th

Decatur County Bridge No. 2 Open For Traffic

FINAL Decatur Bridge No. 2  Ribbon Cutting

Pictured Left to Right – Rick Nobbe, Commissioner; Rich Richardson, Honda Manufacturing; Fred Payne, Honda Manufacturing; Mike Walker, Redevelopment Commission; Jerome Buening, Commissioner; John Richards, Commissioner

It’s official!  The dust has settled, the ribbon cut, and Old US 421 over Clifty Creek is back in business!  Decatur County Bridge No. 2, located one mile north of the Honda Plant in Greensburg, had been closed for the past four months.  On Wednesday, November 5, a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony kicked-off the opening of  the newly constructed bridge.

The project involved the removal and replacement of the original 80-year old bridge which suffered from advanced structural deterioration and scour problems at the foundations. The adjacent roadway was also reconstructed to meet Federal safety standards.

This important $1.5M infrastructure project was a collaborative effort among several entities including Decatur County Highway Department, Decatur County Redevelopment Commission, Indiana Department of Transportation, Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, Dave O’Mara Contracting, CHA, and United Consulting.

According to Kurt Courtney, PE, Construction Project Manager for United Consulting, “I couldn’t have asked for a better project team to make this project a great success for Decatur County.  Dave O’Mara did a good job of getting the project done on time and at a cost below the bid cost.  I would be glad to work with Dave O’Mara and Decatur County again.”

Click here for : Greensburg Daily News Story Decatur Bridge No. 2 - Old US 421 over Clifty Creek

US 31 Plymouth to South Bend Grand Opening

Governor Mike Pence provided the closing remarks at the US 31 Plymouth to South Bend Project Grand Opening Ceremony.  Design development for the project began in 2007.  The US 31 improvements are part of the State’s effort to improve the safety, travel time, and condition of the infrastructure for travel between Indianapolis and South Bend.  This project is 21 miles long with 15 miles of new terrain alignment and four interchanges.  Members of United’s design teams attended and witnessed the results of their efforts.  Unique elements designed by United included a single point interchange at Kern Road with a bridge containing post-tensioned elements.

US 31 South Bend resized

Pictured Back Row:  Tim Coomes, Jon Clodfelter, Michael Rowe, Matt Taylor, Jeff Andrews, Andy Wolka.  Front Row:  Andrea Wagner, Governor Mike Pence, Beth Manns, Brian Frederick



Bill Hall Named 2014 Consulting Engineer of the Year by Indiana ACEC

Bill Hall, Vice President, was recently recognized by the Indiana ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies of Indiana) as its 2014 Consulting Engineer of the Year.

The Consulting Engineer of the Year Award, established in 1984, pays tribute to an ACEC Indiana member who has made a significant contribution to the profession of consulting engineering.

Bill Hall and Parents

Bill Hall Pictured With Parents, Jake and Gloria Hall

Bill’s involvement with ACEC Indiana includes a variety of committee work including Indy DPW, INDOT, Diversity, and the Education Committee.  He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2006 and served an extended presidency from 2012-13.  Bill has also been a significant contributor to his community including mentoring at Warren Central High School.  Bill was honored in 2005 with the Sagamore of the Wabash by the Governor.  In 2006, he was inducted into the Warren Central High School Alumni Hall of Fame.

As Bill accepted his award he stated, “If this group wants to honor me, I’ll be glad to be on the list especially since my name will be added to a list that includes my dad.”  Bill’s father, Jake Hall, was presented with the same award in 1996.


2014 Best Places to Work in Indiana Awards Announced

BPTW Dinner resizedOn May 1st, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce announced the rankings for the 2014 Best Places to Work in Indiana.  Over 100 companies throughout Indiana made this year’s list.  United Consulting ranked 15th in the medium-sized employer (75-249 employees). 21 Indiana companies from various industries were listed in the medium-sized employer category.  The Best Places designation was determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. The Best Companies Group, which handled the selection process, oversees similar programs in 26 other states.  All companies that participate in the Best Places to Work program receive an in-depth evaluation identifying strengths and weaknesses according to their employees.

This year, United Consulting was also 1 of 23 companies named as a Hall of Fame company.  United was recognized for its display of sustained excellence in being named a Best Place to Work in Indiana at least two-thirds of the time in the program’s nine-year history.

Representatives from United Consulting at this year’s event were:  Jay Ridens, Mike Farrell, Jeromy Richardson, Jennifer Hart, Todd Foreman, Dave Richter, Jim Cox, Alan Robinette, Jennifer Murphy, and Brett Schnurpel.  For more information, go to:


2014 Best Places to Work in Indiana Award

United Consulting is pleased to announce we were named “one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana” for the seventh year in a row in the medium-sized employer category (employing 75 to 249 people) by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.  The top Indiana companies were Best Place logo 2008-14determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys.

United has won this award consecutively every year it has applied. United was one of 20 Indiana companies in this category to receive this achievement. This year, United Consulting was also 1 of 23 companies on the 2014 list named a Hall of Fame company.  This designation was given to those companies that have displayed sustained excellence in being named a Best Place to Work in Indiana at least two-thirds of the time in the program’s nine-year history.

Special thanks to our staff for continuing to make United one of the Best Places to work in Indiana.