UTICA — Syracuse–based IPD Engineering started 2020 with the opening of its third office, representing an expansion into the Mohawk Valley.
The downtown Utica office opened in January, the firm tells CNYBJ in an email.
It’s located on the ground floor of the Doyle Building, a historic factory building located at 3330 Main St. in Utica. IPD designed the mechanical, electric, plumbing and fire protection at the Doyle Building in 2018, the company says.
IPD, headquartered at 1 Webster’s Landing in Syracuse, opened its second office in Buffalo’s Electric Tower in 2017.
The company’s leader says that anticipated growth in the Mohawk Valley helped drive the decision to open a Utica location.
“In addition to having several Utica–area projects with the Nexus Center and the [Mohawk Valley Health System] hospital energy center, we are banking on future economic growth,” Sam Cosamano, president of IPD Engineering, says in the email.
The company declines to say how much it cost to open the Utica office. Three IPD employees who already live in Utica are staffing the new office to get operations underway.
IPD Engineering says it is also looking for structural engineers in the Utica area, along with those who focus on mechanical, electrical, and plumbing and fire protection.
IPD Engineering provides heating, ventilation, and air conditioning; plumbing; fire protection; electrical; and structural-design services.
The company has grown to nearly 40 employees and is owned/operated by CEO David Nutting — along with Cosamano and vice presidents who include Samuel Gramet, Albert Daniels, and Robert Pompo.
In the decade since it opened, IPD has designed “hundreds” of projects in sectors that include health care, educational, industrial, manufacturing, and commercial sectors throughout New York, the company says.