Donald Ross & Associates is Founded
With a degree from MIT in electrical engineering and a doctorate in industrial engineering, Donald Ross, Sc.D., P.E., founded Donald Ross & Associates with a goal to elevate engineering service.
Joe Baruzzini Joins the Firm
Joe Baruzzini is hired as Mechanical Principal. Together, Ross and Baruzzini provided high-quality engineering to blue-chip clients that valued smart design and personal service.
Ross & Baruzzini is Incorporated
With mechanical and electrical engineering services available, Ross & Baruzzini is formed.
Electrical Innovations Enhance Reputation
Dr. Ross gained national attention with several patents in energy-efficient lighting design that helped secure research grants from Battelle Labs and the Electric Power Research Institute to study the impact lighting loads have on HVAC systems.
Setting New Industry Lighting Standards
The US General Services Administration adopted new lighting standards for all federal buildings following a research project led by Ross & Baruzzini.
Acquisition of Hanlon & Assoc. Begins Journey into Aviation
Hanlon & Associates opened the door for expansion into the aviation marketplace and national market opportunities.
Offices Expand Regionally
Ross & Baruzzini opened its first office outside Missouri when it opened an office in Belleville, Illinois.
Craig Toder becomes President and CEO
Transitioning leadership from its founders, Craig Toder is named President and CEO, providing stability and vision that has resulted in the firm’s growth and success to this day.
Transportation Expertise Expands to Rail & Transit
The company enters the rail & transit market when hired as a system engineer for MetroLink, the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan light rail system.
BOMA’s Government Building of the Year
Renovation of the Robert A. Young Federal Building in St. Louis, Missouri, is recognized as the largest (1 million SF) GSA renovation in U.S.A.
Aviation Services Expand to Baggage Handling Systems
As the systems engineer for TWA, aviation services extend into baggage handling systems.
Offices Expand Nationally
Ross & Baruzzini began to export specialized services nationally when it opened offices in Houston, Texas; Miami, Florida; Indianapolis, Indiana; and New York, New York.
Miami International Airport Partnership
Through the Miami International Airport North Terminal Development, a longstanding partnership begins.
Dar Acquires Ross & Baruzzini
In an effort to better serve their international clients, Dar acquires Ross & Baruzzini for its expertise in technology and breadth of services.
Offices Across the United States and Bordering Countries
Ross & Baruzzini expanded rapidly, opening offices across the USA (Seattle, Washington; Denver, Colorado; Dallas, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Atlanta, Georgia; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New Haven, Connecticut), in Canada (Toronto, Ontario; Vancouver, British Columbia); and Mexico (Mexico City).
LEED Gold Certified Healthcare Project
BJC Institute of Health at Washington University earns LEED Gold certification.
Major International Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Project
Arising from our transportation and technology expertise, Ross & Baruzzini is hired to work on a transformative intelligent transportation systems (ITS) project, the Makkah First Ring Road in Saudi Arabia, MOI.
Macro delivered transportation and public safety expertise in a full spectrum of services, including command, control, communications, and information management systems.
Focus Expands to International Markets
After building a growing list of international projects, the firm transitions from discipline-based to a market-based organization, providing more comprehensive services to its clients worldwide.
LEED Platinum Certified Project
Washington University Loop Student Living Initiative becomes our first LEED Platinum certified project.
DVS, a nationally recognized leader in security consulting for financial, education, commercial, and cultural institutions, enhanced the suite of security services.
Ross & Baruzzini begins work on the New Mega Airport in Dubai, UAE.
Mitchell Planning performed comprehensive medical equipment planning, procurement, and installation management services at some of the largest healthcare projects in the world.
CAGE offered professional services that focused on planning, design, procurement, and commissioning of complex automated baggage handling systems, passenger boarding bridges, ground support services, and aircraft parking design.
EDI brought technology consulting and design services, technology system design, data center-specific services, and technology program management in the healthcare, corporate, education, and commercial markets.
COMgroup expanded telecommunications consulting services to the Pacific Northwest and international markets.
Genesis Planning, specialists in medical equipment planning, brought relationships in 17 countries with global projects that span North America, South and Central Americas, Europe, the Middle East; Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean.
Celebrating 68 Years in Business
From that small office in St. Louis to the many international projects today, Ross & Baruzzini has maintained personalized service while becoming the top-rated technology and engineering firm it is today.