Michael Baker International Expands to Michigan Market with Detroit Office


Michael Baker International, an engineering, planning, and consulting services provider headquartered in Pennsylvania, today announced the company’s expansion into Michigan with the opening of their Detroit office.

“Michigan has long been a target expansion market for Michael Baker International,” says Kent Zinn, vice president and regional director of the company’s Great Lakes region. “As the state continues to experience infrastructure growth with transportation and environmental projects, the new Michael Baker office in Detroit is poised to demonstrate our full-continuum of services to clients. The Detroit office will focus on key business areas, including roads, bridges, aviation, and construction services, while tapping into experts across the Michael Baker network to demonstrate how ‘We Make a Difference’ for the clients and communities we serve.”

Steve Gravlin has been hired as the office manager of the Detroit office. Gravlin has more than 30 years of experience. Before joining Michael Baker International, Gravlin supervised teams working on transportation projects with design budgets of $10 million and construction budgets of $400 million to $1.3 billion per year. He has experience in Design-Build and P3 contracting, bridge design, complete street/urban arterial design, green infrastructure, and climate change mitigation.

“Steve brings extensive leadership capabilities to his new role at Michael Baker, and his experience with transportation infrastructure projects across the state of Michigan will help to grow our presence in the market,” adds Zinn.

Gravlin is currently on the board of directors for the American Council of Engineering Companies-Michigan Chapter, the American Council of Engineering Companies-Michigan Chapter, and the Survey Licensing Board for the State of Michigan, where he lends his time and expertise to a number of industry groups. He has earned multiple industry recognitions for his work. Gravlin holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Michigan. He has also completed coursework in surveying from Michigan Technological University.

Gravlin will manage daily business activities at the Detroit office and partner with team members from across the region to grow Michael Baker’s service offerings in Michigan and increase business in the Detroit metro area.