About Us

The Firm: Background, Resources and Capabilities

MORRIS ASSOCIATES ENGINEERING & SURVEYING CONSULTANTS, P.L.L.C. is a multi-disciplined, professional engineering and consulting firm with offices in Poughkeepsie and Hudson, New York. The firm has provided professional consulting services to the Hudson Valley Region since 1970.

Current staffing levels number over thirty (30) experienced professionals, technicians and administrative support personnel. Among the varied professionals on staff, the following disciplines are represented:

  • Administrative Support
  • Architectural Engineer
  • CAD Technicians
  • Certified Planner
  • Civil Engineers
  • Construction Inspectors
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Licensed Surveyor/Survey Crew
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Structural Engineers

Included in the above staff are ten (10) licensed professional engineers, an AICP certified planner, licensed surveyor, a NYS Code Enforcement Official and a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control.

Since its inception in 1970, MORRIS ASSOCIATES ENGINEERING & SURVEYING CONSULTANTS, P.L.L.C. has provided professional services to developers and local governments at all levels, including Village or Town, local Municipal Authorities, County Agencies, as well as agencies of the State of New York. Our mode of operation is to tackle the engineering challenges that confront us on a project team or task force approach. The project team is comprised of experienced professionals who blend their interdisciplinary expertise to solve the various facets of the assignment. Although our clients have ready access to all of the varied expertise represented in our firm, a single point of contact (the designated Project Manager) communicates the clients' needs and coordinates the firm's internal resources (as well as any specialized consultant's expertise that is needed) toward providing an efficient and economical solution.

The firm's activities as a professional consultant are diverse, ranging into several varied areas of service to our clients. While Morris Associates began as a consulting firm working exclusively for municipalities, our clientèle has expanded into the private sector including government agencies such as the Dutchess County Department of Public Works and the Dutchess County Water & Wastewater Authority.

Our services include:

  • Bid Review & Recommendation
  • Building Design
  • Code Review
  • Construction Administration
  • Construction Cost Estimation
  • Drainage Analysis/Studies
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Landscaping
  • Mechanical Engineering & Design
  • Plan Preparation
  • Planning
  • Planning Board Engineering Review
  • Project Presentations
  • Public Hearing Presentations
  • Recreation Master Planning
  • Roadway Design
  • SEQRA Review
  • Small Bridge Design
  • Specification Writing
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans
  • Survey
  • Wastewater Collection/Network
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Supply/Storage/Network
  • Zoning Board Engineering Review

We currently serve 15 municipalities in Dutchess County, 13 municipalities in Columbia County and 2 municipalities in Ulster County as either Consulting Town Engineer or Special Projects Engineer. Our success in municipal projects comes from our extensive experience in providing professional services to municipalities, our understanding of the financial burden and accountability they face, our knowledge of the public bidding process (including sound bid document preparation), flexibility in the design and construction process, honesty incorporated with a high level of information sharing/communication, good recordkeeping, excellent public presentation skills and paying attention to details.