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March 17, 2017 marked the thirty-seventh anniversary for Soltesz. In an era when companies come and go, Soltesz has achieved over three decades of innovation and steady growth. This milestone has been reached through the hard work and dedication of our employees and our culture of delivering unparalelled service to our clients that exists throughout the entire organization.

Soltesz, a regional leader in civil engineering, has taken the lead role in reviewing and working with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) on its new design standards. The design criteria for WSSC utilities has become critical due to the increase of urban projects within the WSSC service district. We applaud WSSC for its efforts to update its standards to meet this changing environment. The Soltesz staff, with in-depth WSSC experience, has reviewed and commented on the new standards.

Soltesz is honored to be part of the Coakley & Williams Construction team to provide civil engineering and surveying services for the On-Call Design-Build Services for the University of Maryland College Park. The initial contract is for two years with the possibility of three additional one-year periods. The sum of all the contracts under the On-Call Design-Build contracts is expected to average approximately $10 million.

The officers and associates of Soltesz held an all-day corporate planning session at National Harbor on March 3, 2017. The program involved an overview of company operations, client service, training enhancements, and new markets. In addition, John Sikaitis of JLL provided a metropolitan area market study on new and emerging markets. Soltesz is continuously challenging itself to serve its clients and excel in its reputation as the leader in engineering, planning, environmental consulting and surveying.

James Soltesz, Vice-Chair to the Maryland Business Regulatory Reform Commission, was instrumental in revising the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control/Change Code of Maryland Regulations Erosion & Sediment Control Requirements.  The Maryland Register released a revised regulation on January 20, 2017.

Soltesz is proud to announce its recent selection to perform surveying, planning, and civil engineering design services for a minimum of 10 faith based or non-profit organization sites which have applied and met the requirements for the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment Alternative Compliance Program. This project meets the provisions and is a part of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grant. The engineering team at Soltesz will retrofit these sites to provide water quality treatment devices to treat previously untreated impervious area.

Soltesz DC, LLC was honored to share its expertise on stormwater management in Washington, DC on January 11, 2017 with a local architect. The discussion included an overview on new stormwater management regulations to come in 2017, DOEE permitting overview, and online resources. Highlighted projects included US Coast Guard Headquarters with the largest green roof in the country, Fenwick Station , and the Cleanwater Partnership Stormwater Management Retrofits (P3) in Prince George's County. 

Soltesz secured another win in St. Mary’s County. The Soltesz Leonardtown office was selected to provide surveying and engineering services for the Patuxent Park Revitalization Project – Phase 5 for St. Mary’s County in Maryland. The proposed section is approximately 5,500 feet (1.04 mile) in total roadway length and will consist of the reconstruction of roads within Patuxent Park, which primarily consist of roads west of Saratoga Drive.

Prince George's County is well on its way to meeting the goal for improving the quality of stormwater management practices and Soltesz is honored to be the engineer delivering those acres. Twenty-four sites and 108 Best Management Practices (BMP) have been certified to treat 354 impervious acres!

Soltesz was honored to host the 2017 Holiday Art Contest at Loiederman Middle School. supporting the community and the arts through our annual holiday art competition.