About > History

Timeline By Year:

1986

December

  • Edward O. Watts & Associates formed as an environmental consulting firm

1990

 

5 Employees

 

March

  • The office moved from Ed’s private residence to 1345 North Forest Amherst, NY

December

  • Firm reorganized as a professional corporation - Edward O. Watts, P.E., P.C.

1992

October

  • Civil/Transportation Engineering & Construction Inspection Services added

 

1994

  • Received New York State Governor’s Award

1995

 

30 Employees

 
  • United States Small Business Administration - Minority Small Business Person of the Year Award
  • Upstate New York – Regional Minority Purchasing Council Supplier of the Year

1996

June

  • Firm moved to new corporate offices at 3826 Main Street Amherst, NY – the old Eggertsville Fire Hall
  • Erie-Niagara Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers, Outstanding Professional Engineer Award in Air & Waste Management Association (Niagara Frontier Section)
  • William A. Faust Award for Distinguished Service

1997

  • Outstanding Performance – Erie County Minority Contractors

1998

 

Edward O. Watts, P.E. named to Black Achievers In Industry List

 

June

  • United States Small Business Administration Certificate of Commendation – Successful Completion of the 8(a) Business Development Program
  • Watts awarded NYSDOT contract for NY Route 38 Over Owasco Inlet, D010158, PIN 3022.3o – first prime design designation

 

1999

February

  • Watts awarded first prime CI designation for the Construction Inspection Services for the Rehabilitation of Broadway (NY Route 130), from Union Road (NY Route 277) to Transit Road (NY Route 78) for the New York State Department of Transportation.

2002

 

MEP / Fire Protection Engineering services added

 

March

  • Basinski-Wohler Distinguished Services Award NYS Society of Professional Engineers



2004

 

Architecture services added

 

January

  • Name changed to Watts Engineering & Architecture, P.C.
  • 8(a) Graduate of the Year Award  

April

  • American Public Works Association Project of the Year - Reconstruction of NYS Route 5, Main Street, Batavia

September

  • United States Small Business Administration

2005

 

50 employees

 
  • United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Award

2006

March

  • Buffalo Niagara Partnership Minority Business of the Year Award

April

  • Gold Award of Engineering Excellence - ACEC of New York for the Twin Bridge Replacements on the Main Line Thruway over the Genesee Valley Greenway in the Town of Chili, NY
  • Gold Award of Engineering Excellence ACEC of New York for the Latta Road Bridge over the Lake Ontario State Parkway in Rochester, NY

October

  • Name changed to Watts Architecture & Engineering, P.C. 

2007

  • Small Business Administration Minority Champion of the Year Award

2008

January

  • James F. Cahill, CPA named Chief Financial Officer

April

  • Platinum Award of Engineering Excellence - ACEC of New York for the Replacement of NY Route 20 over Tonawanda Creek Tributary, Varysburg, New York

July

  • Syracuse office opened

 

2009

March

  • Corporate headquarters moved to its current location in Buffalo's Cobblestone District
  • Gold Award of Engineering Excellence - ACEC of New York for the Mechanical Systems Upgrade, Williamsville Tower, Williamsville, NY
  • Silver Award of Engineering Excellence - ACEC of New York for the NYS OMH Secondary Production Site, Utica, NY

November

2010

 

90 Employees

 

March

2011

January

  • Edward O. Watts, P.E. named Chief Executive Director
  • Edward O. Watts, Jr., AIA named President 
  • Phillip M. Galbo, P.E. named Chief Operations Officer

 

  • MWBE Building the Future Award Architects Category, Anchin’s M/WBE

2012

March

July

  • Watts Architecture & Engineering, D.P.C. formed

2013

April

September

October

  • New York State MWBE Success Story Presented by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York
  • Founder Edward O. Watts, PE passes away.  Funeral and memorial mass held at Lincoln Memorial Church in Buffalo, NY.

2014

January

February

  • Received P&E Quality Award - NYSDOT Quality Assurance Bureau for the Route 20A West Hill Culvert Replacement and Pavement Rehabilitation, Village of Warsaw, NY PIN 4020.59, D262517

2015

January

October

  • Re-certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) through the New York State Unified Certification Program to provide 541310 Architectural Services, 541330 Engineering Services, 541620 Environmental Consulting Services, and 541690 Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services

2016

April

Watts wins Gold Award of Engineering Excellence from ACEC of NY for the Reconstruction of Fillmore Avenue, Buffalo, NY

December

Watts' Syracuse office moves to 120 East Washington Street, Suite 414

2017

FEBRUARY

Watts’ New York City office moves to 44 West 28th Street, 5th Floor

MARCH

Watts reaches 100 employees!

APRIL

Watts wins Platinum Award of Engineering Excellence from ACEC of NY for the NYSTA New York Division Flooding Mitigation, Millburn, NY (MP 30.7)