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Texas-based consulting firm opens Charleston office

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A Houston-based consulting firm has opened an office in Charleston.

LJA Engineering Inc.’s expansion in the southeastern region of the U.S. translates into five employee-owners at its new Charleston location at 171 Church St., according to an LJA news release. That number is expected to nearly double by the end of the year.

Charles Hager is the Charleston manager for LJA, a Houston-based consulting firm that is expanding in the Southeast. (Photo/Aleece Sophia)“LJA’s growth, continuing with our new Charleston office, is a testament to the dedication of our 1,400+ employee-owners, the experience of our leadership team, and our collective focus on client success,” Charles Hager, the Charleston manager for LJA, said in the release. “This office will become LJA’s 48th location, enabling new opportunities to support clients in South Carolina and this region. Being part of this new community is an honor, and we are proud to call Charleston a new home of LJA.”

LJA Engineering is an employee-owned, full-service, comprehensive multi-disciplinary consulting firm, the release stated. Organized around eight comprehensive sectors, LJA builds project teams with civil, structural, and electrical engineers, plus hydrologists, planners, landscape architects, construction managers, GIS designers, and surveyors.

LJA was founded in 1972 when John “Dutch” Lichliter established The Lichliter Co., according to its website. In 1976, Bill Jameson joined the firm as president, and the firm was renamed Lichliter/Jameson & Associates. The firm evolved into LJA Engineering, Inc. in 2011, as it is known today.

James Ross is the company’s president and CEO.

Reach Jason at 864-568-7570.

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