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Columbia Business Monthly

Stewart Opens Columbia Office

Jun 12, 2019 11:24AM

Stewart, an interdisciplinary design, engineering, planning, and geomatics firm, announced an expanded presence across the Carolinas with an office location in Columbia. Opening the new office creates a cross-state footprint that builds on the firm’s current headquarters in downtown Raleigh and existing office locations in Charlotte and Durham, bolstering its service offerings for current and future clients.

“The expansion into South Carolina is a natural fit for us as part of our overall growth strategy. Coupled with market demand, we knew that this was the right time and the right opportunity to strengthen our position and continue developing relationships throughout the Carolinas,” said Willy Stewart, CEO and founder of Stewart. “We are opening our [Columbia office] with great momentum thanks to experienced leaders and significant projects in the pipeline. This is just the beginning as we look forward to bringing Stewart’s signature, interdisciplinary services to these markets and continuing to grow with each community.”

The Columbia office is led by Stewart’s Manager of Survey Karl Alewine, PLS, who has 34 years of experience working in the civil engineering industry. He will report to Frank Mundy, geomatics practice leader at Stewart, as the firm builds upon its current geomatics services and grows to include additional offerings.

With the expanded presence, Stewart’s practice areas can provide a deeper level of service to better serve existing clients and attract new clients.

The South Carolina office presents an opportunity for Stewart to build on its expertise and experience working for organizations such as departments of transportation, as well as state and municipal government, K-12 schools, university systems, multi-family developments, and commercial projects. Not only has Stewart completed work throughout South Carolina, but the firm is seeing tremendous growth in the market area between Charlotte and Columbia, including Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Clover, and Chester.