From Our Past to Our Future
It has been over 25 years since CAS Engineering found its humble beginnings in a small attic corner of Curt Schreffler’s home. Since then CAS has focused on the jurisdictions of Montgomery County and Washington DC, giving us the ability to develop and maintain unparalleled expertise in these two locations.
Working with the right people makes all the difference. In 1996 Jeff Robertson joined the firm, ultimately becoming our Montgomery County Branch Manager. Jeff was instrumental in guiding CAS Engineering on a path to steady and sustainable growth. In 2000, we launched an internship program for high school and college students. Several of our first interns, including our DC Office Branch Manager David Landsman, are still with CAS Engineering holding vital positions. Our internship program continues today and we take great pride in helping develop the next generation of civil engineers. By 2002 our Senior Project Manager and Operations Manager, Jim Ochs brought his organizational and technical talents to the company, allowing us to push our efficiency and quality control to new levels.
In late 2014 CAS opened our current office, a historic building in downtown Frederick, Maryland. The extensive renovation won Frederick’s Best Historic Brick and Mortar Renovation in 2015 and CAS Engineering subsequently won awards as the Most Creative Work Place in 2016 and Best Place to Work in 2017. After more than 27 years in business, CAS Engineering continues to make each project better than the last by focusing on Communication, Coordination, and Commitment.
1987 - Foundations
With the unwavering support of his parents, Curt graduated Carnegie Mellon University in 1987 with a BS in Civil Engineering. Mom and Dad value education and a strong work ethic, exemplified this in their careers as school teachers, all while raising three successful children.
1993 - The Start Up
Curt launches CAS Engineering in a small corner of the stifling hot attic of his Finksburg home. At the time, the company was only Curt and his survey vehicle, an embarrassing beige 1987 Subaru station wagon. Within a few months, CAS Engineering would expand and move into to a larger office in Mount Airy, MD.
1996 - A Critical New Hire
Jeff Robertson joins the firm, ultimately becoming our Montgomery County Branch Manager. Jeff is instrumental in guiding CAS Engineering on a path to steady and sustainable growth. Jeff’s knowledge and professionalism helps CAS Engineering establish enduring relationships with their clients and county reviewers.
2000 - Internship Program Created
Our internship program for high school and college students is launched. We are proud to say many interns went on to graduate from the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins, Virginia Tech, etc. Brent Allgood, Marty Landsman, and Dave Landsman, will go on to become Professional Engineers and hold vital positions in our DC Office.
2002 - Another Valuable Hire
In 2002 the expansion of CAS Engineering continues. The same day we move into our newly-built Mount Airy office, Jim Ochs joins the staff. Over time, Jim would become a Senior Project Manager and our Operations Manager. With his varied skillsets, he would propel CAS Engineering to greater efficiency while still emphasizing quality control.
2014 - District Office Opens
Our Washington DC office is established in 2014. David Landsman, a former intern who has since become a Professional Engineer and Professional Land Surveyor, spearheads the opening as Branch Manager.
2015 - A New Headquarters
Extensive renovations are completed and we move into our current office, a historic building in downtown Frederick, Maryland. The larger office provides us with more functional indoor and outdoor space, a large kitchen, as well as a more dynamic and functional working environment.