http://walden-assoc.com/
1995

Walden began operations on May 19, 1995. Joseph M Heaney III PE started the business at 31 years old after working for three other engineering firms. He had the desire to focus on local work as well as be present in his children’s lives instead of traveling all over the country for clients. Joe graduated from Lafayette College in 1985 with a BS in Civil Engineering followed by a ME in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College in January 1987. Joe’s college education started at the United States Military Academy at West Point with a congressional appointment to the Class of 1985.

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1998

In 1998, Walden was named Village Engineer of Oyster Bay Cove and set up a separate company to do that work. Walden kept that role for 2 years and learned a lot about local zoning, site planning and home owner’s construction needs.

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2001

Walden purchased a building at 16 Spring Street in Oyster Bay, New York in 2001 and after 6 years of renting moved the growing company into the newly renovated headquarters building.

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2002

Walden’s revenue passed $1,000,000 in 2002 and has maintained steady slow growth rate up to 2014 when our revenue was 1,900,000. This growth was organic in nature and mostly fueled by marketing efforts following a seller doer model (networking and referrals from satisfied clients).

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2004

Walden began its “Day of Service” in 2004 in celebration of the firms’ anniversary. The service day includes taking a day off from our work and doing volunteer work in our community. Some past volunteer activities include working for: Long Island Cares, Habitat for Humanity, North Shore Land Alliance, Mill Neck School for the Deaf, Oyster Bay Sailing School, the Community of Breezy Point (after Hurricane Sandy) among others.

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2011

Walden purchased BillQuick, which is an integrated accounting and time management accounting package. Currently Walden uses BillQuick and QuickBooks in combination. Walden uses AutoCAD and Revit as our CAD and three D design tools, we map using ARCGIS, and Walden use Microsoft Office.

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2014

Walden signed a letter of intent (LOI) to purchase a 6-person Valley Stream New York based firm called Shapiro Engineering. After successful due diligence, the deal closed in December 2014 and the Shapiro Staff and clients were integrated into Walden operations. The key to the acquisition was the successful integration plan and a good cultural fit. Walden continues to actively screen and seek Engineering firms to purchase which meet our criteria of employee skill set, client mix and geographic location. If you know a firm or an owner interested in exploring sale or merger with Walden, please contact us.

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2017

Walden launched two new offices in Latham and Brewster, New York covering the Hudson Valley and Albany Capital District. These two offices represent the first Phase of expansion. Walden is pursuing a growth strategy with a combination of acquisition, opportunity pursuit and organically.

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To be continued …

As Walden continues to grow, Walden will continue to maintain a distribution of profits as follows: 20% dedicated to upcoming years training and professional development budget; 30% distributed to staff in the form of profit sharing; in this way Walden Staff and managers collectively share in our success and defend our strong culture.

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2018
Walden Environmental Engineering announced the acquisition of The Secant Group, LLC (TSG) on October 18, 2018. TSG, a consulting engineering firm with offices in Fort Wayne, Indiana and New Paltz, New York will expand Walden’s staff, resources and services now that the sale is complete. TSG’s water, wastewater, stormwater/drainage and municipal engineering capabilities will complement Walden’s expertise in the Hudson Valley region as well as expand Walden’s broad range of services to markets in the Northeast and Midwest. This acquisition continues Walden’s effort to provide expanded professional services and solutions for our clients.
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