About Us

CHA Consulting, Inc.

CHA Consulting, Inc. is a highly diversified, full-service engineering consulting firm working to responsibly improve the world we live in. With decades of experience, CHA brings together the talent, technology, and partnerships to meet our clients’ evolving needs. Located throughout the United States and Canada, we provide a wide range of planning and design services to public, private and institutional clients.

Our talented professionals strive to elate our clients in everything we do. We act as your single point of contact from start to finish, utilizing technology advancements and adapting teams, schedules, budgets and services to each unique challenge. Our client focus is driven by trust and collaboration. Together with you, we design, study, manage, and build projects that enhance our world.

At CHA, engineering and client engagement go hand-in-hand. Providing both yields amazing value … and amazing results.

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CHA’s health and safety program instills a culture of safety that reduces accidents for employees. This culture of health and safety permeates through the entire organization, from entry-level professionals to our top executives. We also offer health, safety and industrial hygiene programs to assist clients in alleviating and controlling workplace and environmental hazards. 

SustainabilityBack to Top

Sustainability is at the core of how we conduct our business. Responsibly Improving the World We Live In is what we do every day to inspire our employees, elate our clients and create value for our employees, clients, business partners, and communities. This long-term value creation enables a growing and sustainable company now and into the future. We invite you to read our first comprehensive Sustainability Report which details CHA’s commitment to doing business in a way that meets the needs of the present while contributing to an environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable future.

President's MessageBack to Top

CHA is a diverse company with a rich history and exceptional staff. At our core, CHA’s commitment to sustainability comes through in the work we do, in the communities we build, and as we work to create a better, more sustainable workplace. Our diversification across markets, geographies, and the services we provide has driven CHA’s success, especially during difficult times.

This past year has presented us with challenges we didn’t anticipate, and our team has risen to meet them, partnering with our clients to address some of the toughest situations they have ever faced. We’ve also undergone a significant change to our business model including an evolution to an even more client and market focused organization, designed to support our growth and goal to become the most client-centered and responsive engineering firm in the industry.

Strong leadership and collaboration centered around sectors and markets form the foundation of our organization. CHA’s sectors include Infrastructure, Buildings, Power, and Fire Protection Services with each of those sectors consisting of targeted business lines. CHA’s markets incorporate the firm’s major client groups: Government, Industry, Utility, Education, and Commercial Development.

I am confident our enhanced structure led by our operating Sector Presidents and supported by the leaders for our business lines, corporate teams, and markets will provide the most efficient pathway for us to meet our broader strategic goals – to strategically plan and invest in key areas, to serve our clients with distinction, and to continue to pursue larger and broader projects as we stay committed to Responsibly Improving the World We Live In.

Please explore our services and accomplishments, and contact me or anyone on our team to learn how CHA can bring our innovative solutions to your challenging projects.

Jim Stephenson
CEO, CHA Holdings, Inc., and President, CHA Consulting, Inc.

Executive TeamBack to Top

Jim Stephenson
Jim Stephenson

CEO, CHA Holdings, Inc., and
President, CHA Consulting, Inc.

John Achenbach
John Achenbach, PE

President, Buildings

Dom Bernardo
Dom Bernardo

Executive Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer Chatt
Jennifer Chatt

Executive Vice President,
Chief People Officer

Greg Corso, PE
Greg Corso, PE

President, Power

John Hensley, PE
John Hensley, PE

President, Infrastructure

Joe Macrina
Joe Macrina, PE

Executive Vice President,
Operations & Innovation

Michael Platt
Michael Platt, Esq.

Executive Vice President,
General Counsel

Randy Treglown
Randy Treglown

President (Interim),
Fire Protection Services

Jay Wolverton
Jay Wolverton, PE

Executive Vice President,
Chief Growth Officer

CHA CompaniesBack to Top

CHA and its affiliate and subsidiary companies deliver additional value to their clients by providing specialized expertise, cutting-edge technology and complementary services. The CHA Companies together can offer complete solutions to complex challenges.

CHA Architecture
CHA Architecture specializes in the design of sustainable, high performance buildings in the education, sports, health care, multi-family housing, office/corporate, state/municipal and historic preservation sectors. Founded in Portland, Maine in 1977 as Portland Design Team and later known as PDT Architects, CHA Architecture has built its core practice around the idea of creative discovery and continuous learning blended with the science and technology of the built environment.
CHA Canada
CHA Canada, Inc., formerly Gryphon International Engineering Services, Inc., a subsidiary of CHA Consulting, Inc., is a multi-discipline consulting engineering design firm dedicated to the thermal, power and energy industry based in St. Catharines, Ontario. Their services include power generation, cogeneration and combined-cycle, renewable and sustainable energy, boilers and steam plants, chilled-water and hot-water production, and utility distribution systems.
CHA Tech Services
CHA Tech Services LLC provides professional construction management services with a commitment to owner satisfaction. CHA Tech Services frequently partners with CHA’s engineers to produce results that exceed our clients’ expectations by focusing talent and expertise into solutions for engineering, program and construction management, and acting as the owner’s representative.
Novara GeoSolutions
Novara GeoSolutions, a CHA Company, is a frontrunner in supplying the energy industry with software solutions and consulting services to manage the full data lifecycle of pipeline assets. Our geospatial technology can be applied to pipeline workflows such as DOT compliance, engineering design, asset management, right-of-way management, and mobile workforce computing.
American Fire
American Fire, a CHA Company, is a highly specialized provider of fire protection engineering services throughout the world. American Fire manages complex industrial, commercial and design build fire protection projects, including sprinkler systems, fire pumps, ground storage tanks, underground piping, and special hazards. American Fire’s engineering team is NICET certified and a member of the National Fire Protection Association.