Tata & Howard Is Awarded the Highest Number of DWINSA Contracts in Massachusetts 

Tata & Howard Is Awarded the Highest Number of DWINSA Contracts in Massachusetts

Marlborough, MA engineering consulting firm selected by 16 public water systems to conduct their surveys 

Tata & Howard's corporate office in Marlborough, MA
Tata & Howard’s corporate office in Marlborough, MA

May 6, 2015 — Tata & Howard, Inc., a leading innovator in water, wastewater, stormwater, and environmental services engineering solutions, has been awarded 16 Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey Assessments (DWINSA) by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts — Clean Water Trust and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). According to the MassDEP, the contracts represent the highest number awarded to any engineering consultant in the Commonwealth. DWINSA work is intended to identify capital asset needs for community water systems in the state through a DEP grant program.

“Our niche market has always been water,” said Patrick S. O’Neale, Vice President of Tata & Howard, Inc., and Project Manager for the DWINSA contracts. “Our targeted expertise, decades of experience, and exceptional service in the water environment have all contributed to our reputation as the area’s water expert, and these DWINSA contract awards solidify our standing as the leader in drinking water engineering solutions in Massachusetts.”

The following 16 public water systems selected Tata & Howard to conduct their 2015 DWINSA: Aquarion Water Company Millbury, Avon Water Department, Dighton Water District, Dudley Water Department, Edgartown Water Department, Falmouth Water Department, Halifax Water Department, Hingham/Hull Aquarion Water Company, Newton Water Department, Northampton Water Department, Pepperell DPW-Water Division, Sandwich Water District, Uxbridge DPW, Water Division, Westfield Water Department, Worcester DPW-Water Supply Division, and North Brookfield. All of the surveys require a 75% completion date by June 30, 2015.

Tata & Howard, Inc. participates in Rally for the Jimmy Fund

Tata & Howard, Inc. participates in Rally for the Jimmy Fund

Charitable event celebrates over $4 million in donations to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute since its 2006 inception

Tata & Howard team members at the Marlborough, MA corporate office participated in the Rally for the Jimmy Fund on April 13, 2015
Tata & Howard team members at the Marlborough, MA corporate office participated in the Rally for the Jimmy Fund on April 13, 2015

MARLBOROUGH, MA, April 14, 2015Tata & Howard, Inc., a leading innovator in water, wastewater, stormwater, and hazardous waste engineering solutions, participated in the Rally for the Jimmy Fund yesterday. The Rally encourages people to wear Red Sox gear on Opening Day at Fenway Park, which fell on Monday, April 13 this year, in exchange for a donation to the Jimmy Fund. Tata & Howard team members were happy to donate to the Jimmy Fund while enjoying a casual Red Sox day at the office.

The Rally and the Jimmy Fund

The Red Sox organization has partnered with the Jimmy Fund since 1953, and the Rally for the Jimmy Fund is just one of many Red Sox/Jimmy Fund initiatives. Monies raised through the Rally help ease the patient experience and allow future discoveries to revolutionize cancer treatments around the world. Eighty-nine cents of every dollar raised by the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber goes directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, which received the highest possible ranking of four stars by Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent evaluation of non-profit organizations. Since its inception in 2006, Rally for the Jimmy Fund has raised over $4 million.

“We are thrilled to be part of such a worthwhile charity,” stated Donald J. Tata, P.E., President of Tata & Howard.” Through participation in other local events such as the PanMass Challenge and the Mass Dash for the Jimmy Fund, Tata & Howard team members raise funds for the Jimmy Fund throughout the year. The Rally for the Jimmy Fund was yet another way for us to support Dana-Farber and cancer research.”

CMRSWC Wins Stormwater Award

CMRSWC Wins Stormwater Award

New England Stormwater Collaborative Announces 2014 Stormy Awards
by Janice Moran, NEWEA

April 8, 2015, Worcester, MA—The 2014 Stormy Award winners were announced during New England Water Works Association’s (NEWWA) Annual Meeting on April 1, 2015 in Worcester, MA. Five (5) awards were given to those highlighted ideas or simple, effective ways to boost funding, staff capacity, or political support for stormwater programs.

Stormy Award logo2014 STORMY AWARD WINNERS:

  • Developing Municipal IDDE Partnerships
    —Lexington, MA (Department of Public Works – Engineering Division)
  • Unique Stormwater Program Funding for Proactive Operations
    —City of Bristol, CT

The New England Stormwater Collaborative was formed in the Fall of 2013 by the New England Water Works Association, New England Water Environment Association and the New England Chapter – American Public Works Association. The Collaborative was developed to engage the stormwater community, provide a forum for information and education exchange, and advocate sound stormwater management practices.

*Tata & Howard has provided engineering services to the Central Massachusetts Regional Stormwater Coalition since 2009, and the project has been funded by Community Innovation Challenge (CIC) Grants. Of more than 120 applications received in the initial round, this stormwater project was one of few that was fully funded, which demonstrates the importance of the work and the value to the region. This project, which is supported by MassDEP, DCR, Blackstone River Coalition, and many others, is highly regarded in the industry. 

Kenneth M. Fischer, CPA, CGMA, CEPA Joins Tata & Howard as Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer

Kenneth M. Fischer, CPA, CGMA, CEPA Joins Tata & Howard as Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer

Key hire brings over 35 years of financial management experience to growing environmental engineering firm

KenFischerSmallMARLBOROUGH, MA, March 16, 2015Tata & Howard, Inc., a leading innovator in water, wastewater, stormwater, and hazardous waste engineering solutions, has announced that Kenneth M. Fischer, CPA, CGMA, CEPA has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer. Mr. Fischer has over 35 years experience in every aspect of financial applications and operations, including a strong general management background. His previous positions as CEO/President, COO, and CFO of several mid-cap companies provided him with a successful track record as point person in numerous strategic and complex financial transactions. He has significant experience in manufacturing, engineering, distribution, healthcare, and financial services industries.
“Our significant growth led us to look for a key addition to our team who would fit in with our core values of teamwork, efficient solutions, commitment to client satisfaction, integrity, and positive attitude, and we were very fortunate to find someone of Ken’s caliber to fulfill this role,” said Donald J. Tata, President of Tata & Howard, Inc. “Not only does he bring an incredible amount of experience and skill to Tata & Howard, he’s meticulous, intelligent, and passionate about his work. He’s precisely the type of talent we need as we continue to drive our growth, and we feel fortunate to have added such a seasoned professional to our team.”
“I am thrilled to be a member of such a dedicated and forward-thinking company,“ added new CFO/Treasurer Kenneth M. Fischer. “I’m looking forward to helping guide Tata & Howard’s growth as it continues to expand its position as a leader in the field of water environment engineering consulting.”
Mr. Fischer holds an MS in Taxation from Bentley University, an MBA from Babson College, and a BA in Economics from Providence College, as well as advanced certifications from Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, and Boston University. His current affiliations include positions as Director of the Schepens Eye Research Institute (affiliate of Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA); Trustee of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (affiliate of Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA); and Trustee and Chair of Finance Committee, Executive Service Corps New England (ESCNE), Boston, MA.
Mr. Fischer will be working out of Tata & Howard’s corporate office at 67 Forest Street in Marlborough, Massachusetts. He can be reached at 508-303-9400 x123 or kfischer@tataandhoward.com.

Roald Haestad, Inc. staff join the Tata & Howard team

Roald Haestad, Inc. staff join the Tata & Howard team

Tata & Howard enhances its water, wastewater, and stormwater consulting engineering services and adds dam engineering services by acquiring the assets of Connecticut-based consulting firm Roald Haestad, Inc. 

Members of the team on the first day at our new offices
Members of the team on the first day at our new offices

WATERBURY, CT, August 27, 2014 – Tata & Howard, Inc., a leading innovator in waterwastewaterstormwater, and hazardous waste engineering solutions, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Roald Haestad, Inc., (RHI) a civil engineering consulting firm located in Waterbury, CT.  Founded in 1971, RHI is a full service civil engineering firm providing services in water supply, stormwater, water distribution systems, and wastewater collection systems, with targeted expertise in safe yields and dam engineering. Throughout its 43-year history, RHI has built a solid reputation for providing superior design and engineering services along with exceptional client relations. Additional services include roadways, permitting, funding assistance, GIS, and surveying, including GPS, floodplain mapping, and bathymetric surveys.
“Our acquisition of RHI complements our existing engineering consultant offerings by allowing us to provide additional civil engineering services, including dam engineering, surveying, and streamflow release analysis,” noted Donald J. Tata, P.E., co-founder and President of Tata & Howard, Inc. “We intend to provide the same high-level service to the clients of RHI, and are excited about the wide variety of options we can now offer to our existing and new clients,” explains Tata.
To provide the best possible transition for current RHI clients, Tata & Howard will continue operations from Haestad’s Waterbury location, along with existing RHI employees. “The acquisition significantly adds to our talent base and also expands our geographic presence in New England,” Tata commented. “RHI employees bring decades of solid engineering experience to the table, and we are enthusiastic to have them on the Tata & Howard team.”
Ronald G. Litke, P.E., President of RHI, will be retiring and remain available on a limited basis, He commented, “In looking to the future, our key concerns were our clients and our employees” he commented. “By joining Tata & Howard, we have ensured seamless transition and exceptional service for our clients, along with a stable and bright future for our employees. It’s a win-win situation.”

Tata & Howard and Turner Engineering Announce Strategic Partnership

Tata & Howard and Turner Engineering Announce Strategic Partnership

Flagstaff engineering firms Tata & Howard and Turner Engineering have formed a partnership to provide comprehensive civil, water, wastewater, stormwater, and hazardous waste engineering services at one location. 

shira and paul
Shira A. McWaters, P.E., Associate and Manager of Tata & Howard’s Flagstaff Office, and Paul W. Turner, P.E., President of Turner Engineering

FLAGSTAFF, AZ, May 8, 2014 – Tata & Howard, Inc., a leading innovator in water, wastewater, stormwater, and hazardous waste engineering solutions, and Turner Engineering, Inc., a professional civil engineering firm with extensive experience in Northern Arizona, announced today that they have formed a comprehensive partnership in order to provide the highest quality service to their Arizona clients.  Founded in 1992 in Marlborough, Massachusetts, Tata & Howard specializes in environmental engineering with targeted expertise in water, wastewater, stormwater, and hazardous waste services. Founded in 1986 in Flagstaff, Arizona, Turner Engineering brings over 28 years of successful experience in all aspects of civil engineering, including design, management, and permitting.
Tata & Howard, Inc., and Turner Engineering, Inc., both located at 528 West Aspen Avenue in Flagstaff, Arizona, are enthusiastic about the increased level of service and capability that they will bring to their clients. “TEI brings extensive civil engineering experience to the table such as site planning and design, land subdivision infrastructure, planning, and design, and extensive understanding of all local and governmental permitting processes, while Tata & Howard brings their comprehensive environmental engineering services including water and wastewater master planning, treatment, and design, stormwater management and compliance, new source development and permitting, hazardous waste services including due diligence and site assessments, hydraulic modeling and GIS, and pipe condition assessment” remarked Paul W. Turner, P.E., President of Turner Engineering. “Both firms have extensive experience with energy efficiency studies and low impact design, which is a must for the environmentally conscious Flagstaff area.”
“With this alliance, we will integrate our firms’ combined knowledge and expertise to provide a unified service to our clients under one effort,” added Shira A. McWaters, P.E., Associate and Manager of Tata & Howard’s Flagstaff location. “Together we will provide our clients the attentive service of a small firm with the capabilities and experience of a large firm.”
About Tata & Howard, Inc.
Founded in 1992, Tata & Howard, Inc. is a specialized water, wastewater, stormwater, and hazardous waste consulting engineering firm with offices in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, and Arizona. Tata & Howard utilizes a team approach with clients to provide a full range of innovative engineering services, from concept to completion, including reports, design, construction administration, resident observation, and start-up. In addition, Tata & Howard has worked with all sized markets, both public and private, to provide effective, inventive solutions.  For more information, please visit tataandhoward.com.
About Turner Engineering, Inc.
TEIFounded in 1986, Turner Engineering, Inc. is a professional civil engineering firm specializing in developing sites with unique and sensitive design challenges. TEI focuses on exceptional client service and provides a wide range of civil engineering services to private, commercial, institutional, and governmental clients including civil site design, drainage design, master planning, subdivision development, and roadway design, and has full working knowledge of permitting processes of local governmental agencies, FEMA, and Army Corps of Engineering (404) analysis and permitting. For more information, please visit www.teiaz.com.
Contact:
Karen Gracey, P.E.
Tata & Howard, Inc.
508-303-9400 x120
kgracey@tatandhoward.com
tataandhoward.com

James J. Courchaine joins Tata & Howard, Inc. as Vice President

James J. Courchaine joins Tata & Howard, Inc. as Vice President

Key hire brings over 40 years of innovative water and wastewater experience to its Flagstaff, Arizona office

JimCourchainev2400FLAGSTAFF, AZ, March 31, 2014 – Tata & Howard, Inc., a leading innovator in water, wastewater, stormwater, and hazardous waste engineering solutions, has announced that James J. Courchaine has joined the firm as Vice President. Mr. Courchaine has over 40 years experience in every facet of water and wastewater management, operations, and maintenance. He assisted with the development of the first Capacity, Management, Operations, and Maintenance (CMOM) guidelines as well as authored the Wastewater Collection System Operator Certification Studybook. Mr. Courchaine developed an innovative assessment matrix and structural framework for utility operations evaluation and improvement and is recognized as a subject matter expert at the national level. In addition, he developed and taught water and wastewater management, operations, and maintenance courses at the college level. He is also honoree and first recipient of the James J. Courchaine Collection Systems Award. Mr. Courchaine will be working out of Tata & Howard’s Flagstaff, Arizona office located at 528 W. Aspen Avenue. He can be reached at 928-774-9500 or jcourchaine@tataandhoward.com.

About Tata & Howard, Inc.
Founded in 1992, Tata & Howard, Inc. is a specialized water, wastewater, stormwater, and hazardous waste consulting engineering firm with offices in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, and Arizona. Tata & Howard utilizes a team approach with clients to provide a full range of innovative engineering services, from concept to completion, including reports, design, construction administration, resident observation, and start-up. In addition, Tata & Howard has worked with all sized markets, both public and private, to provide effective, inventive solutions.  For more information, please visit tataandhoward.com.

Contact:
Karen Gracey, P.E.
Tata & Howard, Inc.
508-303-9400 x120
kgracey@tatandhoward.com
tataandhoward.com

Leach Engineering Consultants Joins the Tata & Howard Team

Leach Engineering Consultants Joins the Tata & Howard Team

Tata & Howard enhances its wastewater, water, and stormwater consulting engineering services by acquiring the assets of wastewater and grant procurement expert Leach Engineering Consultants

MARLBOROUGH, MA, October 3, 2013 Tata & Howard, Inc., a leading innovator in water, wastewater, stormwater, and hazardous waste engineering solutions, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Leach Engineering Consultants, PA, a civil engineering consulting firm located in St. Johnsbury, VT.  Founded in 1990, Leach Engineering Consultants specializes in environmental engineering with targeted expertise in creative and cost-effective wastewater solutions. Dedicated to meeting and responding to diverse client needs, Leach Engineering Consultants is highly skilled in obtaining municipal, state, and federal approvals and in securing grant and low interest loan funding.  Additional services include treatment, land development, and site engineering; and the planning, design, and construction of municipal water, wastewater, and stormwater systems.

“Leach Engineering Consultants’ exemplary service to the northern New England water, wastewater, and stormwater market, with key focus on delivering cost-effective and innovative solutions, fits the Tata & Howard philosophy perfectly,” said Donald J. Tata, P.E., co-founder and President of Tata & Howard, Inc. “After working with the high level of talent on Leach’s staff, it became apparent that a long term business relationship would be invaluable. Their client dedication and expertise in wastewater engineering and funding procurement, combined with a 23-year history of superior performance and long-term client retention, is entirely congruous with our culture of teamwork, innovation, and unparalleled client support.”

In addition, Leach brings a significant client base to Tata & Howard. Tata noted, “Leach will provide Tata & Howard with geographic expansion into northern New England and strengthen existing client relationships.”

Gary A. Leach, P.E., founder and Chief Executive Officer of Leach Engineering Consultants, will continue to lead the Vermont office as a Vice President of Tata & Howard. “We are eager to combine our individual proficiencies and resources to serve our clients’ needs in the best way possible,” he commented. “We are very excited about being part of the Tata & Howard team and know that together we can continue to provide unprecedented solutions and service to our clients.”

About Tata & Howard, Inc.

Founded in 1992, Tata & Howard, Inc. is a specialized water, wastewater, stormwater, and hazardous waste consulting engineering firm with offices in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine, and Arizona. Tata & Howard utilizes a team approach with clients to provide a full range of innovative engineering services, from concept to completion, including reports, design, construction administration, resident observation, and start-up. In addition, Tata & Howard has worked with all sized markets, both public and private, to provide effective, inventive solutions.  For more information, please visit tataandhoward.com.

Contact:

Karen Gracey, P.E.
Tata & Howard, Inc.
508-303-9400 x120
kgracey@tatandhoward.com
tataandhoward.com