Celebrating 40 Years with Fisher Associates!

  1. Claire's house 1984
    • Claire Fisher started Fisher Associates as a Sole Proprietor at her kitchen table, working mostly with private developers on site development and environmental projects, including house drawings, commercial building renovations and code review, residential and commercial site plans, and residential subdivisions. During this time, Fisher was certified as a WBE and worked as a subconsultant on several Monroe County CSOAP projects.

      Revenue was $5000.
  2. 189 1985
    • Construction Inspection is added as a new service.
  3. First Fisher Office Downtown 1986
    • Fisher opened its first office in Clyde, NY on South Park Street.
  4. 139 1989
    • Survey Services were added with Fisher’s first full-time professional hire. Subsequently, a full-time drafter was hired.
    • No CAD at that time, all hand drafting.
    • Fisher moved to a larger office on Main Street in Clyde, NY.

      Revenue – Not much! Fisher had 5 employees.
  5. 029 1990
    • Rob Goossen joined Fisher, and later became Claire’s successor as CEO. Fisher became a corporation under the name Fisher Associates, P.E., L.S., P.C.

      Revenue – Not much! Fisher had 5 employees.
  6. New York State Certified Woman owned business 1991
    • Fisher became a certified DBE.
    • Construction survey was added as a service.
  7. 282 1992
    • Transportation design and traffic services were introduced as a core service.
  8. 178 1994
    • Fisher’s COO Christopher Smith started as an intern.
    • Mark Eltz was hired as a surveyor.
    • Dorothy Caine joined Fisher as a Survey Technician.
    • Fisher subleased space in Rochester.
  9. 279 1995
    • Fisher moved its Clyde office to a new, larger space.
    • Fisher had 20+ employees.

      Revenue was $2,850,000.
  10. 021 1996
    • Fisher opened its first Rochester, NY office at the Winton Place Complex.
  11. 028 1997
    • Mike Bogardus was hired (for the first time) as a Surveyor in the survey group. He later returned to Fisher in 2021 and became our current Director of Geomatics.
    • Environmental was added as a service.
  12. Dawn 1998
    • Fisher established its Mission, Vision, and Core Values.
    • Dawn Pearl started at Fisher as a Survey CAD Technician.
  13. Joe Logan 1999 1999
    • Joe Logan was hired to start the Bridge Design Group.
    • Fisher had 40+ employees.

      Revenue was $3,820,000.
  14. Heath 2001
    • Fisher moved to 135 Calkins Road in Henrietta, NY.
    • Heath Lagoe was hired as a Traffic Engineer.
  15. 014 2002
    • Fisher hits 50 employees.
  16. DSC01351 2003
    • Fisher completed a Transportation Study for the first Wind Farm in NY, thereby starting our Renewable Energy services.
    • With the purchase of an MBE survey firm, Seneca Design, Fisher’s Buffalo office opened. Rick Ilecki, an employee of Seneca, became a Fisher employee.
    • Also joining Fisher this year were Brent Long, our current Director of IT, and Steve Peterson and Mark Bucolo were both hired in our survey department.
  17. Michaloski, Shawn cropped 2004
    • Fisher’s survey department hired Shawn Michalowski.
    • Fisher graduated from the DBE certification program in the areas of survey and transportation.
  18. 2005
    • Fisher has 70 employees.

      Revenue was $6,400,000
  19. Steve Boddecker OLD 2006
    • Fisher opened an office in Syracuse, NY at 120 E. Washington Street, Suite 414.
    • GIS services were added.
    • Steve Boddecker was hired and expanded our Energy work to include survey services.
    • Fisher hit 60 employees.
    • Fisher graduated from the DBE certification program in the areas of environmental and construction inspection.
  20. Schmid 2007
    • Fisher hired Roseann Schmid as a part-time Project Manager in Transportation. She later succeeded Rob Goossen as CEO in 2018.
  21. 2009
    • Fisher moved the Buffalo, NY office to 325 Delaware Avenue.
  22. 2010
    • Fisher hired its first planner, Frank Armento, and began pursuing planning work.

      Revenue was $10,300,000.
  23. 2011
    • Fisher had 100 employees.
  24. 583 2012
    • Fisher began offering Landscape Architecture services.
    • Our Buffalo, NY office expanded into adjacent space to accommodate growth.
  25. 2013
    • Fisher’s name changed to Fisher Associates, P.E., L.S., L.A., D.P.C.
    • Fisher had ~120 employees.

      Revenue was $11,550,000.
  26. 2014
    • Fisher changed from a Professional Corporation (P.C.) to a Design Professional Corporation (D.P.C.) to allow unlicensed professionals to be shareholders. The new name is Fisher Associates, P.E., L.S., L.A., D.P.C.
  27. retirement 009 2015
    • Our founder, Claire Fisher, retired, and Fisher ceased to be a WBE. Rob Goossen became Claire’s successor as CEO.
    • Fisher opened an office in Canonsburg, PA.
  28. 2016
    • Fisher moved our Syracuse, NY office from Suite 414 to Suite 200 at 120 E. Washington Street,
    • Fisher opened our Canonsburg, PA office at 400 Southpointe Boulevard, Plaza I.
  29. Chris Smith 2017
    • Christopher Smith assumed the role of COO.
  30. 2018
    • Roseann Schmid became the third CEO.
    • Rob Goosen assumed the role of the first CFO.
    • The Corporate Headquarters moved to 180 Charlotte Street in downtown Rochester, NY.

      Revenue was $12,810,000.
  31. fisheroffice cannonsburg 2019
    • Fisher moved its Canonsburg, PA office to its current location at 121 Hillpointe Drive, Suite 100.
  32. SugarLandOpenHouse2022 30 2020
    • Fisher rented Regus space in Sugar Land, TX, which is the start of our Sugar Land, TX office.
  33. LA Studio Office 27 2021
    • Fisher opened an office in Binghamton, NY.
    • Our Sugar Land, TX office moved to its current location at 14090 Southwest Freeway.
    • Our Buffalo, NY office moved to larger space at its current location of 55 Chicago Street to accommodate growth.
    • Fisher acquired Trowbridge Wolf Michaels Landscape Architects, which also added an office in Ithaca, NY.
    • Electrical Engineering services were added.
    • Fisher had 160 employees.
  34. PlanningStock 6 2022
    • Fisher formally established a Planning Group.
    • Fisher had ~160 employees.

      Revenue was $22,163,000.
  35. Image 2 2023
    • Fisher introduced Precast Engineering services. Fisher opened an Albany, NY office at 1 Winners Circle.
    • The Binghamton, NY office moved to its current location at 99 Collier Street to accommodate growth.