Our History.

LJB’s core values of integrity, quality and service were established by LJB’s founders: Bill Lockwood, Harold Jones and John Beals. Their wisdom is timeless. By continuing to uphold these same core values today, we honor and respect our past as we move confidently toward the future.

William D. Lockwood founded company as a sole proprietor
1966
Name changed to Lockwood and Associate Consulting Engineers
1968
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Designed first tilt-up concrete building in Midwest
1970
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Name changed to Lockwood, Jones & Beals for founding partners—Bill Lockwood, Harold Jones and John Beals
1972
Merged with Thomas L. Poliquin & Associates, Engineers and Surveyors
1984
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Took ownership of CON/STEEL Design Systems, LJB’s wholly owned subsidiary focused on structural design of concrete tilt-up structures
Firm was officially incorporated
1985
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Established CON/SPAN Bridge Systems
1986
Became a founding member of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association
Opened Lima, Ohio office
1990
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Designed our first fall protection project, which led to our Safety by Design fall protection business
1994
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Designed Ohio’s first modern roundabout in the City of Kettering
1996
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Name changed to LJB Inc.
1999
Opened Lansing, Michigan office
2000
Opened Cleveland, Ohio, office
2008
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Designed Ohio’s first displaced left turn intersection in Montgomery County, Ohio
2010
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Designed nation’s first Quadrant Roadway Intersection (QRI) for the City of Fairfield
2011
Opened office in Houston, Texas
2014
Established North Carolina operations with offices in Garner (Raleigh) and Wilmington, NC
2015
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Designed Ohio’s first composite bridge built with CFCC strands
2017
Opened offices in Ashland, KY and Washington, DC
2018
Acquired Evans/Griffin, Inc. and established LJB Louisville, KY office
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Acquired Jewell Engineering Consultants and established Kernersville, NC office
2019
Opened Charlotte, NC office