James N. Abrashoff, PE, and Jason E. Hursh, PE have joined Larson Design Group as engineers at our Lititz, PA office.
Mr. Abrashoff graduated from Penn State University in 2009 with a civil engineering degree. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Pennsylvania. He has worked in the industry for over 6 years, specializing in a variety of areas, such as erosion & sediment pollution control design, pavement design, highway design, and traffic control analysis. Through this work, he has become proficient with the compliance and design standards of PennDOT, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Maryland State Highway Administration, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Prior to joining LDG, Mr. Abrashoff worked as a transportation engineer, working on projects such as the Pennsylvania Turnpike Southern Beltway and I-83 Exit Redesign. He grew up in Idaho and served in the U.S. Army as a combat engineer for over 4 years. Outside of work, he is heavily involved in volunteer work for various causes, and is currently an engineering mentor for the Future Cities Competition.
Mr. Hursh has about 10 years of industry experience and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Prior to joining LDG, he was a design engineer working on PennDOT, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and Highway Occupancy Permit Projects. He most recently worked for McCormick Taylor in Harrisburg as a Marcellus Shale Consultant to PennDOT to evaluate roadway impacts, and develop regulations and policies related to the Marcellus Shale Industry.
He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and holds a second general science degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Originally from the Ephrata/Lititz area, he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, camping, playing sports, and being involved with his church.
“Joining LDG is an excellent opportunity to advance my career with a well-known and reputable firm in my hometown,” Mr. Hursh says.
In their new roles, Mr. Abrashoff and Mr. Hursh will bolster a growing transportation engineering department supporting the southern central PA region.