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Coastal capabilities provide great resources for communities GRAEF establishes regional hub in Florida

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The company has an office in Orlando and expanded in 2018 with the acquisition of Consulting Engineering & Science Inc. (CES) in Miami.

GRAEF’s Florida operations were bolstered earlier this month with the promotion of former CES Vice President Nelson Ortiz as the leader of its Miami office.

Ortiz has more than 23 years of experience in the areas of land development, utility systems design and coastal engineering. He has been responsible for the design, preparation of construction documents and construction administration for a variety of residential and commercial site development, roadway, stormwater management and drainage, water and sewer and coastal projects.

The company also is retaining John Guttman, former president of CES, as a senior associate and coastal market leader in Miami.

Guttman has more than four decades of experience in all areas of civil, coastal, environmental, sanitary and utility engineering. He has been extensively involved in the planning, permitting, design and construction of a wide variety of both private and public coastal projects throughout south Florida.

GRAEF, which has had a presence in Florida since 2003, recently expanded its capabilities in the state by adding coastal design experts Abbie Wilson and Ed Freer.