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Company History

Van Boerum & Frank Associates, Inc. (VBFA) is a consulting engineering firm that specializes in sustainable and energy-efficient designs. Since 1972, when Howard Van Boerum opened the doors, VBFA has been committed to providing the highest quality engineering designs for all types of buildings, including healthcare, educational, religious, municipal, and industrial facilities. We have been developing new market sectors and technologies in response to changing demands since the mid-70s, when the energy crisis pushed our team to initiate an energy conservation program that saved municipalities and private businesses significant money. This focus on innovation continues to this day, where we are on the forefront of LEED, Net Zero, and Zero Carbon design.

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Our History

Engineering Excellence

Today, VBFA has grown to more than 150 employees in 4 regional offices, and continues to grow to meet the market demand for expert MEP engineering, building systems commissioning, fire protection engineering, energy engineering, and more. In addition to our commitment to energy efficiency, we also emphasize cost-effective solutions to challenges related to building performance and maintenance, and occupant comfort. Our results speak for themselves. VBFA clients experience healthier indoor environments; reduced operating, maintenance, and project costs; and overall increased value of the project.

Our Mission and Vision

Our vision is to create a wonderful place to work where inspired people have opportunities to grow and collaborate, to make the world a better, safer, and more comfortable place.

We promote a culture that celebrates achievement − including the successes of those who challenge our present abilities. We believe that as we admire the best in others and strive to emulate it, individual ability will increase and align with the achievements of others.

We support leadership that attracts quality people and builds relationships to accomplish great things, endeavoring to effectively mentor and encourage the youngest among us to transcend our greatest achievements.

We seek a culture of innovation that quickly solves problems and continuously produces improvement, always recognizing the creativity and courage of those who bring progress so we can have more of it.

Furthermore, we seek to extend these guiding principles beyond our company to benefit our families, our industry and the communities in which we live.

“It’s impressive to think about VBFA’s longevity. Success requires the efforts of the whole company – one person can’t do it all. It requires all of us working together–principals, engineers, BIM specialist, administration team – all of us together is what makes VBFA successful.”

– Jeff Watkins, President/CEO

Why Trust VBFA as Your Preferred Engineering Firm?

As a leading provider of MEP, fire protection, energy engineering, and commissioning services, VBFA has established a reputation for delivering innovative solutions for every project.

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Proven Track Record of Success

VBFA has completed thousands of successful engineering projects across a wide range of industries. This experience gives us a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities associated with each project type, which allows us to deliver superior results for our clients.

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Latest Tools & Technologies

VBFA stays at the forefront of the latest engineering tools and technologies. This allows us to provide our clients with state-of-the-art solutions that meet their specific needs.

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Team of Experts

VBFA’s team of experts has the knowledge and experience to handle even the most complex engineering projects. We take a collaborative approach to each project, which ensures that all stakeholders are involved in the decision-making process.

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Sustainable Design Solutions

We understand that each project is unique, so we take a tailored approach when working with clients. Leveraging our expertise in energy efficiency and sustainable designs, we provide innovative solutions to optimize building performance for each and every project.

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Valued Relationships

VBFA values its relationships with its clients, partners, and employees. We strive to create an environment where everyone feels valued and respected. This collaborative approach allows us to deliver superior results for our clients.

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Commitment to Excellence

At VBFA, we are committed to excellence in everything we do. This commitment drives us to continuously improve our processes and procedures so that we can provide our clients with the best possible experience.

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Working With Us

Design Your Ideal Career With VBFA

We see our talented team as our greatest asset, and so we treat each member that way. When you join our firm, you’ll find the support to achieve even your most ambitious career goals. We’re proud that many on the VBFA team have a 10+ year tenure in the firm, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to our employees’ satisfaction and professional fulfillment. If you’re looking to work on unique projects with an accomplished team, VBFA is the right place for you.

Exceeding Your Expectations is What We Love to Do

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