Construction Services Firm Burns and McDonnell Establishes Office in Downtown Detroit


Missouri-based construction services firm Burns and McDonnell today announced its newly established downtown Detroit office will be headed by Ben Nabozny. The office plans to hire more than 100 engineers, project managers, and support professionals over the next five years.

Nabozny comes with plenty of construction experience locally. His family’s bricklaying business operated in Detroit from the 1900s until the 1990s.

“Knowing that my dad, my uncles, and my grandpa all built this city — using their own bricks and mortar and blocks, using their bare hands —  it’s incredibly personal for me to come in here and do infrastructure work,” says Nabozny.

“We’re currently supporting several electrical transmission and distribution projects and will continue expanding into the commercial, manufacturing, restaurant, retail, aviation, water, environmental, and transportation markets. We’re here to make a difference. We’re here to grow, and to help Detroit grow.”

Nabozny has more than 10 years of experience across the state and country in engineering and management. He was a project engineer, proposal manager, project manager, and chief engineer at Black and Veatch in Ann Arbor, focusing on power-delivery products such as high-voltage substations and overhead transmission lines. He joined Burns and McDonnell in 2017, and holds an engineering degree from Michigan Technological University.

Burns and McDonnell is based in Kansas City and employs 5,700 people across the country, including engineers, architects, construction professionals, and technicians. The company constructs and manages facilities around the world. The Detroit office is the company’s first in Michigan.

To connect with Burns and McDonnell’s Detroit office, click here.

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