Wendel is pleased to announce the addition of Ann E. Casey, AIA, LEED AP BD+C as a Project Architect working out of our downtown Buffalo, NY office in the Electric Tower. She comes to Wendel with over 10 years of experience as an Architectural Designer, Project Architect, and Business Development Leader. Ann will be focused on leading design efforts, client service, and project development in commercial interiors, healthcare, and education.
Ann has her Master of Architecture and her Master of Business Administration from the University at Buffalo and is a Registered Architect in New York State. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction. She is currently on the Board of Directors for The Graycliff Conservancy and regularly volunteer teaches for Junior Achievement of Western New York. Ann is also a frequent guest Studio Critic at the University of Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.
Wendel has achieved re-accreditation through the National Association of Energy Services Companies (NAESCO) as an Energy Service Company (ESCO). Wendel is one of only 19 companies in North America to receive this accreditation. For more than 20 years, Wendel has been providing innovative ideas in energy efficiency to clients looking to reduce current energy and operating costs. Our Energy Services team uses their engineering and construction expertise to develop and deliver turnkey solutions that are both environmentally friendly and economically responsible.
NAESCO accreditation ensures that Wendel is providing the very best possible services to clients and is a company that develops and implements turnkey, comprehensive energy efficiency projects. The accreditation process is a rigorous examination of our technical competencies, project performance and business practices. Those elements are carefully reviewed by a committee totally independent of NAESCO and comprised of industry experts unaffiliated with NAESCO member companies. The standards driving accreditation are set on maintaining the highest quality standards that can be expected by the customer in providing products, services and energy cost savings.
“I am proud of the fact that we have held this prestigious accreditation for the past 10 years and will continue to hold it for 3 years until the next renewal. This is a testament to the consistent, high level of quality and service we provide our clients,” said Joseph A. DeFazio, PE, Vice President.
Here is one of Wendel’s recent projects that demonstrates the type of high quality project necessary to be NAESCO accredited: St. Lawrence County Energy Savings Performance Contract
Wendel is proud to announce that David Duchscherer, PE is celebrating his 50 year anniversary with the firm in 2018. Dave is a Professional Engineer in numerous states and Chairman of the Board at Wendel, as well as being an expert in Public Transportation projects. He has been involved in countless projects across the country. Most recently, the Cinder Bed Road Bus Maintenance Facility for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority received Diamond level recognition from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of New York. He was also an integral part of the completion of the Niagara Falls Intermodal Transportation Center. This project was over 20 years in the making and completed in 2016.
Dave began his career in 1968 with Duchscherer Oberst Design, which merged with Wendel in 2000 to form Wendel Duchscherer Architects & Engineers, which today is known as Wendel. Throughout his 50 year career, Dave has seen the engineering profession evolve from project focused solutions to sophisticated, cost effective, environmentally sensitive designs. His passion for transit design is as evident as ever today with his continued leadership in many cutting edge initiatives throughout the company. At the University at Buffalo, he serves as Wendel’s representative on the progressing driverless Olli Bus project, a 3D printed autonomous vehicle. He also continues to present both locally and across the county on engineering issues to various groups including the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the State University of New York (SUNY) Physical Plant Administrators Association and the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition (NITTEC).
Wendel is proud to announce that the Amherst Chamber of Commerce has presented us with the 2018 Innovation Award. The award was presented October 22, 2018 at “The Event” at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens where over 400 members were in attendance. This annual event takes place every October and celebrates business excellence in Western New York.
Wendel has been recognized through the eyes of the Chamber and its membership as a firm that goes beyond the industry standard to advance our product or service through the use of cutting‐edge practices and/or strategic integration of technology. It is through our unique and innovative approach to project delivery in the marketplace for which we were recognized, including ourimmersion process, master builder approach and ability to deliver turnkey projects.
The company also received Certificates of Recognition from multiple legislators across the state of New York. As part of the award, Stewart C. Haney, CEO was interviewed by the Amherst Chamber for their video. The portion of the video featuring Wendel is available on Youtube: