McMahon Associates, Inc. celebrates 110 years

SINCE 1909
McMAHON Associates, Inc. has been providing professional services from our corporate headquarters in the Fox Cities for 110 years. In 1909, A.E. McMahon founded a civil engineering firm. Working out of a small office in downtown Menasha, the firm designed the infrastructure that was essential to the growth and prosperity of communities located in the Fox River valley.

A new leadership group emerged in the mid-1980’s, including Denny Lamers, who would serve as the company’s president for the next 35 years. Through the efforts of a dedicated staff and innovative management team, the company steadily expanded in size and capabilities. Regional offices were established in Indiana in 1986 and Illinois in 1993. The company joined forces with a local architectural firm, forming Miller Wagner Coenen / McMahon (MWCM) in 1993, and acquired another architectural firm in 2005. In 2008, McMahon Associates, Inc. and MWCM joined to form a single full-service A/E firm, McMAHON.

The establishment of affiliate companies has further diversified and strengthened the company’s professional offering. McMahon, Inc. (Design/Build) became an affiliate in 1991 and in 2015, Integrated Public Resources, LLC (IPR) was established to provide our clients with innovative alternatives to traditional project delivery models, by utilizing Public/Private Partnerships (P3).

Several years ago, McMAHON established the term “The McMAHON Way” to convey our long-standing business philosophy: “Build long-term client relationships by combining strong core values with a culture for success.” This philosophy permeates through every project we undertake, and provides a framework for mentoring new employees and giving them the tools they need to succeed. The ultimate goal of relationship-building can only be realized through delivering outstanding customer service in all areas, including quality, budget and schedule.

Today, McMAHON employs more than 150 individuals, including engineers, architects, surveyors, technicians, field personnel and administrative specialists. We are the only full-service A/E firm in the Fox Valley providing comprehensive engineering and architectural solutions for local governments, businesses, industries, institutions and more. McMAHON is consistently included on Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine’s list of the Top 500 Engineering Firms in the country. In 2018, a new executive leadership team was established, including Paul Benedict, PE, SE being named the company’s new president.

A key aspect of our company’s culture is caring about and giving back to the communities we live and work in, and we are proud to donate our services to projects that help sustain non-profit organizations in meeting their missions. McMAHON was recently honored as recipient of the Business Partnership Award alongside Harbor House and were named Business of the Year by the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, in part for our community involvement.

As McMAHON marks 110-years in business, we express our gratitude towards those that have helped us reach this milestone, including our incredibly talented, passionate employees, the customers that have placed their trust in us and many others. We look back with great pride as well as forward with optimism and excitement for what is to come.

1445 McMahon Drive
Neenah, WI 54956
(920) 751-4200

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