Chazen Expands into Nashville, Tennessee

August 1, 2016
Peter Romano, PE

The Chazen Companies, an employee-owned company specializing in civil engineering, land surveying, planning, environmental and safety consulting, and landscape architecture services, is proud to announce the opening of a new office in Nashville, Tennessee and the relocation of a long-time engineering manager to lead the expansion effort. Chazen’s new office in Nashville is located in the West End/Vanderbilt area at 3200 West End Avenue.

Chazen is no stranger to Nashville, having provided engineering services in the area for the past three years. Peter Romano, a Professional Engineer and one of the firm’s principals, has been with Chazen since 2003 and is spearheading the company’s expansion into the Nashville market. Chazen believes the location is a natural fit for the company as its rapidly-growing government, healthcare, entertainment, and education sectors have significant consulting engineering needs.

Chazen President Mark Kastner, P.E. said, “Nashville is a strong emerging market allowing us to diversify our geography. We have worked on many projects in the Nashville area over the last three years, and the time is now right for us to establish a physical presence there. Our success and rapid growth in the Nashville market give us tremendous confidence that this is the right time, and Nashville is the right place, for Chazen to branch out from our roots in New York State. Pete immediately seized the opportunity to open an office and lead our expansion in Nashville, and decided to relocate with his family. Pete’s combination of engineering expertise, ability to develop relationships, and business development acumen make him the perfect choice to lead a new office for us. I have every confidence Pete and Chazen will be highly successful in the Nashville market.”

The Nashville office will initially focus on providing civil engineering services, and Chazen’s New York staff will continue to work on Nashville projects and support Romano during this transition. Chazen plans to begin hiring additional staff in the Nashville office later this year.

Mr. Romano is a licensed professional engineer in New York. His Tennessee professional engineering license is pending. Mr. Romano has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, and he has worked on and led a multitude of land development and municipal engineering projects during his 20-year career.