Pictured left to right are PA State Representative Jim Marshall, Craig Baker, and Keith Kuzio.
Daniel C. Baker Associates, a Larson Design Group (LDG) company, recently celebrated its 125th year in business with an open house at their Beaver office.
The event was held in conjunction with the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce, and drew over 100 attendees.
Daniel C. Baker Associates was founded by Michael Baker, Sr. in 1890 and remained under family ownership for four generations, until merging with LDG in 2014. The firm has a long history of serving the Beaver area with both large, prominent projects, and smaller pro bono projects for local non-profit organizations.
Speaking at the event, Craig Baker, Principal with LDG and former owner of Daniel C. Baker Associates, remarked, “Change is inevitable. We embrace and encourage good changes, and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to unite with such a superb company, Larson Design Group, with outstanding people to continue bringing engineering services to our region.”
Keith Kuzio, CEO and President of LDG, said, “We’re committed to maintaining the same values shared by Craig Baker and Daniel C. Baker Associates. We look forward to continue being a part of the community, creating jobs, and growing here in Beaver. And perhaps most importantly, we look forward to maintaining and adding to the many deep, long-term relationships and professional engineering and surveying accomplishments that have been a part of the 125 year history of Daniel C. Baker Associates.”
During the event, Kuzio made the announcement that the Daniel C. Baker Associates archives, a collection of surveys, photos, and documents dating as far back as 1890, would be donated to the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation (BAHF). Mark Miner, Chair of the Beaver Area Heritage Museum Board of Trustees, was on hand to accept the donation of the archives, as well as a $5,000 donation from Craig Baker and his wife Kathie.
PA State Representative Jim Marshall (R-14) presented Craig Baker with a citation in recognition of Daniel C. Baker Associates’ contributions to the area.