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BOSWELL ENGINEERING
Boswell Engineering offers everything from
design to construction management.

The ‘Top Service Provider’


Boswell Engineering’s diverse services allow the company to weather market changes. It cross-trains
employees so it ‘can follow work as the need changes,’ President and CEO Stephen Boswell says.

By Fernie Grace Tiflis told the client to get out of the treatment plant business

D iversification has been the key to Boswell Eng-


ineering’s continuous success. Established in 1924
in Ridgefield Park, N.J., the company is diverse
enough to support all of its clients’ needs, as well as adapt
to market changes. The full-service engineering firm offers
and instead pump the sewage to a large regional plant,”
Boswell says. “We saved the client over $40 million in con-
struction cost and will save them an additional $3 million
each year once the project is complete.”
Working primarily with governmental agencies of all
multi-disciplined services, which include design, construc- levels – municipal, county, state and federal – “we pride
tion management and inspection, constructability review, ourselves on quality,” Boswell notes.
project scheduling, preparation of as-builts and claims “We’re only as good as our last job. That’s how we get
analysis and defense. work – because of our reputation.”
Boswell says the company puts its clients’ goals first. The company places a lot of emphasis on quality, partic-
“Our clients know that we will do what’s right for them,” ularly in its preparation of plans and specs, he continues. It
Boswell states. “We want to have a client has an in-house quality assurance policy, where a minimum
Boswell Engineering
www.boswellengineering.com forever, not just once.” of four senior level managers sign off on the plan’s accura-
Proj. 2007 rev.: $37 million He is proud of the firm’s current work cy. The company conducts constructability reviews before
HQ: South Hackensack, N.J. on the North Bergen Municipal Utilities the construction phase to ensure potential problems are
Employees: 300
Services: Contractor Authority in New Jersey. Boswell says a addressed ahead of time, he adds. “Clients like the assur-
Stephen Boswell, president consultant advised the owner to build a ance we provide,” Boswell explains. “When contractors bid
and CEO: “We have multiple new sewage plant for a very high cost. on a job, the contract number they receive is what they
generations that work at the firm
and I feel this states what we Boswell Engineering, however, had a dif- end up paying at the end. [With us] they don’t have to pay
care most about here.” ferent recommendation. “We came in and excessive change orders.”

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