Working with you and for you.

Providing comprehensive, professional solutions since 1984, Fisher Associates, P.E., L.S., L.A., D.P.C. delivers services in the Transportation, Energy, and Land Development market sectors. These services are complemented by the expertise we provide in our Geomatics, Environmental, Landscape Architecture, and Planning services lines.

“By living our clientship principles and core values, we create powerful client experiences.” This is our mission, and it serves as the foundation of our approach to every project we undertake.  We achieve this by ensuring we thoroughly understand your goals and that our team is accessible, responsive, follow-through, and keeps you informed throughout the project duration. 

As your advocate, we work collaboratively with you, listening to your needs and concerns and putting our expertise to work for you.  We own the experience our clients have with us, and we are committed to ensuring that your experience exceeds your expectations.


Fisher Associates was founded in 1984 by Claire Fisher, P.E. who began the business in the kitchen of her farmhouse working mostly for private developers on site development and environmental projects.  As work began to increase, she relocated to the firm’s first official office in Clyde, NY.  DBE and WBE certifications were subsequently obtained, and Fisher began serving as a sub-consultant to other engineering firms on state and federally funded projects. The firm grew to approximately 70 people during this time and was recognized as a go-to DBE/WBE firm due to not only the high-quality work that was provided, but because the staff was accessible, responsive, attentive, and followed through on the projects they were partners on.  These importance qualities served as the firm’s business philosophy back then and they still serve as our foundation today.  We call this philosophy our Clientship™ philosophy.

Claire’s vision was always to graduate from the DBE program and become a self-sustaining prime consulting engineering and professional services firm and in the early 2000s, we did just that and began winning work primarily as a prime consultant, while still teaming strategically with other firms when appropriate. The firm grew to over 100 employees between 2000 and 2015 and opened offices in Syracuse and Buffalo, NY and Canonsburg, PA.  In 2020, we rented our first space in Sugar Land, TX, which was the start of our Sugar Land, TX office. In 2021, we opened the Binghamton, NY office, and Ithaca-based Trowbridge Wolf Michaels Landscape Architects joined Fisher Associates, to become our firm’s Landscape Architecture Studio. In 2023, we opened the Albany, NY office. Today, we have over 160 employees throughout the United States. Fisher Associates is licensed to conduct business in over 35 states across the U.S.

Claire retired in 2015, but left her legacy of teamwork and respect, owning our results, empowerment of employees and always aspiring to excellence, which continue to serve as the company’s Core Values.  Fisher’s journey is a testament to what can be achieved by living your Core Values every day – growing a firm of 1 to over 160 employees who service clients nationwide providing comprehensive engineering and professional services to the Transportation, Energy, and Land Development market sectors and developing innovative solutions to meet our clients’ goals.

Mission, Vision, and Clientship Philosophy