Celebrating 50 Years: Cranston Engineering Shapes Augusta and Southeastern Communities

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Cranston Engineering Group has left its marks on Augusta, Georgia, and nearby regions extending from the mountains to the sea.  Their civil and structural engineers, land planners and surveyors have enabled public and private sector clients build their visions for a wide variety of engineering projects that enhance or create the communities in which they are located. 

We have put a lot of “heart and soul into improving our hometown over the past fifty years,” said Tom Robertson, president, who has been with the firm since its beginning in 1967.  Most recently we have worked on exciting new projects such as Augusta Recreation and Parks master plan, upscale residential communities, an expanded Augusta Common, new roadways and water mains, the historic Butt Memorial Bridge restoration, The Plaza and Performing Arts Center at Evans Town Center, Sibley Mill rehabilitation, and the new GTA Cyber Innovation and Training Center.  On behalf of our team, it gives me a great sense of satisfaction and pride to have been part of Augusta’s history and to have expanded our work to other areas in Georgia and South Carolina.

“We would like to thank our government officials and business leaders for selecting Cranston Engineering to help shape our community,” Robertson said. “We also thank our founders for joining forces in 1967, and especially the late Craig Cranston whose parallel visions for innovation and conservation have inspired and propelled us into the future.

“Over these years, we have pioneered the use of several technological advancements, bringing several firsts to our area:  electronic distance measuring, computer-assisted design and drafting, total station surveying, global positioning systems, and geographic information system-based utility mapping.” Robertson said.

“To mark our half century of work, we are unveiling a new logo to carry us forward,” Robertson noted.

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis said, “For fifty years, Cranston Engineering has played a vital role in our community. From renovating our city’s cherished landmarks to partnering with local developers to grow Augusta into the Cyber Capital of the South, Cranston Engineering is committed to our region and is invested in our future. Congratulations to Cranston Engineering on their 50th anniversary in business. We are grateful for their decades of service and look forward to continued success for years to come.”

Sue Parr of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce congratulated the firm, saying, “On its 50th anniversary, we salute the legacy of Cranston Engineering for their contributions in making Augusta a beautiful and functioning City as well as many other cities throughout the country.  Their incredible work can be seen throughout our entire community and we are proud that they continue to call Augusta home and have achieved such an outstanding benchmark in the history of their company. “