ST. LOUIS-based Ross & Baruzzini opens office in Columbia, Illinois




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April 1, 2014

ST. LOUIS, April 1, 2014 – Ross & Baruzzini, Inc., a St. Louis-based consulting and engineering firm, has opened an office in Columbia, Illinois. The new office provides the personal attention of a local team with the strength of a national leader. The Columbia, Illinois office brings the total number of regional offices to five.  The office is located at 1180 Admiral Weinel Boulevard and can be reached at (618) 719-2216.

This is the latest expansion for Ross & Baruzzini, a 157-person firm serving an impressive list of national and international clients. The office will be led by Steve Praprotnik, P.E. who joined Ross & Baruzzini in 2012 to serve as an electrical engineer.  Steve has been active in the electrical design field since 2006 serving the healthcare, higher education, and government markets.  He specializes in designing a variety of electrical systems including power distribution, emergency backup power systems, lighting and controls, and fire alarm.

“The Columbia office builds on our strategy of providing engineering resources close to the clients we serve. We understand the need for very quick responsiveness and recognize how important that is to our valued clients. This new office will focus heavily on central and southern Illinois.” explains William Overturf, III, SVP and Chief Operating Officer for Ross & Baruzzini.  “We are wholly focused on growing and expanding our business while maintaining the level of quality that has helped us become recognized as a top design and consulting firm.”

About Ross & Baruzzini, Inc.
Ross & Baruzzini is a global engineering and architectural leader specializing in planning, design and consulting for facilities and infrastructure in the government, healthcare, higher education/research, transportation and mission critical markets. With a history of innovation spanning more than 60 years, the firm approaches each new project with a detailed understanding of business processes, facilities and technology requirements to ensure that personnel, equipment, communications and procedures are fully integrated for maximum efficiency and effectiveness. Ross & Baruzzini serves clients worldwide from its headquarters in Saint Louis, Missouri and regional offices in Columbia, Hamden, New York, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Miami and Toronto. For more about Ross & Baruzzini, visit us at and follow us on Twitter at @RossBaruzzini.

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