With a long history of innovation and commitment to clients and communities, we take pride in being a nationally recognized structural engineering leader. Our portfolio of structural design projects spans 50+ years, 50 states, and 49 foreign countries.

1965

Experienced engineer Paul (Joe) Ford establishes his own structural engineering services firm in Columbus, Ohio.


1970

Company becomes involved in the design of new guyed and self-supporting towers to address growing needs of cable industry.

Become the structural engineer of record for many landmark buildings in Ohio.


1979

Office opens in Florida.


1980

Tower capabilities expanded in response to the boom in the cellular industry.


1987

WEBOPEN program developed for American Institute of Steel Construction and marketed internationally.


1993

PJF Pole program developed for the design of communication monopoles.


1994

Become an employee-owned (ESOP) company.


1996

Capabilities expanded to electrical power transmission and distribution structures.

Tower activity expands as a result of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.


2003

Completed work on largest project to date, Banc One Corporate Center (now J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.) in Columbus, OH.


2004

Begin work on largest new build project to date, All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL.


2014

Named to 2014 Top Workplaces in Central Ohio by Columbus CEO and WBNS/10TV.


2015

Celebrate company’s 50th anniversary and become 100% employee-owned.

Named to 2015 Top Workplaces in Central Ohio by Columbus CEO and WBNS/10TV.

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