Wendel Celebrates 75 Years in Business

11/24/2015 | Back to News

300 RES _ RGBWendel is celebrating a significant milestone with its 75th year in business. Founded in 1940, the company started up the same year the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, Greyhound Bus Terminal on Main Street, and Kleinhans Music Hall buildings were constructed.

Wendel was started as a civil engineering firm by one man, Leon Wendel, out of his garage in Lockport, NY. Over the years, Wendel has grown, adding employees and expanding capabilities beyond traditional civil engineering. In recent years, Wendel has experienced exceptional growth, and now has over 220 employees and nine offices nationwide, including two offices in Western New York. Wendel’s services have grown to include architecture, multiple engineering disciplines, planning, energy efficiency and construction management.

Wendel is looking to continue the trend of growth and stability, providing first class service within the communities in which we live and work. The company moved its headquarters to a larger space in Centerpointe Corporate Park in Williamsville, NY earlier this year to accommodate current and future growth. Wendel has hired 34 new employees working in five different offices since January and is continuing to hire.

“The 75th anniversary of Wendel is a major milestone for our company,” said Stewart C. Haney, PE, PMP, President and CEO of Wendel. “Many thanks to our loyal clients, partners and employees who have contributed to Wendel’s longevity and success. Much has changed throughout the years, but our commitment to our clients, staff and community remains the same. We’re proud of what we have accomplished and excited for the future.”