CHERYL L. LOVE NAMED “WOMAN OF INFLUENCE”

Cheryl Love, RLA, does not seek out the limelight, but it found her as she and other “Women of Influence” were honored at the Central Penn Business Journal Awards Banquet. The awards are based on experience, integrity and leadership.
Love was chosen as a “Woman of Influence” based on her work as a Landscape Architect and Land Planner, and for her volunteer work with ACE Mentoring program.

Love, a Registered Landscape Architect (RLA), is the lone female partner at ELA Group, Inc., an Engineering and Landscape Architecture firm with three offices in Pennsylvania.

Nominated by her supervisor, Love was described as “A gifted Landscape Architect with passion and energy for making the community great,

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ELA Group Represented at Veterans Honor Park Dedication

On a sunny, Sunday afternoon, the Veterans Honor Park of Lancaster County was dedicated and opened to the public. Six years of planning, fundraising and many hours of donated work came to fruition at the ceremony in Warwick Township, on June 9th, 2019.

Grant Hummer, President Emeritus, and Jason Best, RLA, represented ELA Group, Inc. at the ceremony. As the Warwick Township Engineer, Hummer has been involved with the park since its inception.

Several ELA Group employees donated time on various aspects of the park. George Smith III, P.E. prepared the stormwater analysis, Tyler Hill, P.E. prepared the erosion and sediment control plans, and Jason Best, RLA prepared the engineered site construction drawings based on hand-drawn sketches received from the designer,

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BREISCH, GRINESTAFF JOIN ELA GROUP

ELA Group Inc. is happy to announce the recent addition of two new team members!
Kevin Breisch, EIT, joined the team as a Project Engineer in the Transportation department. Breisch earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, with a concentration in Civil Engineering, at Messiah College. While earning his degree, he completed an Internship with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Harrisburg.
Kyle Grinestaff, of Leola, PA, joined the team as a Landscape Architectural Designer. Grinestaff earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture from Delaware Valley University. A Lancaster County native, Grinestaff also attended Millersville University and graduated from Conestoga Valley High School. He brings on-site design and construction experience to his new position.


JESSICA LONGENECKER HITS 20 YEARS OF SERVICE

At our January staff meeting, our president Charles Haley recognized Jessica Longenecker, Director of Invoicing, for her 20 years of service with the firm. We’re grateful she’s part of our team!


“LYNNLEY’S LIGHT” NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION STARTED BY ELA EMPLOYEE AND FAMILY

Wayne and Kristi Hummer and son Calan are working to turn their family’s loss into a comfort to others.

In the fall of 2017 the Hummers were expecting the arrival of a baby girl. Tragedy struck and their baby girl, Lynnley Rose, was stillborn just four days before her scheduled delivery date. The hospital was equipped with a “Cuddle Cot”, which allowed the Hummers to have time to spend with their little girl, in their hospital room, as they said goodbye.

A Cuddle Cot is a machine that allows families that have suffered the loss of a child, more time to form a bond with their child as they grieve and say goodbye.

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ELA GROUP PROFESSIONALS VOLUNTEER AT BRIGHT SIDE STEM CAMP

What is an Engineer?  That was the question Michelle Madzelan asked 30 energetic students attending the Bright Side STEM camp. Answering her own question, she said, “An engineer is me!”

Madzelan, is a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE), and a Senior Transportation Manager at ELA Group, Inc, based in Lititz, PA. She and a licensed landscape architect (RLA) from ELA Group, Hugh Cadzow, Principal and Project Manager, volunteered to teach, inform and inspire the students for “Engineering Day”.

The two week-long day camp, held at the Bright Side Opportunities Center in Lancaster, PA, was for students entering 5th through 8th grade, gave the students the opportunity to explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,

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ELA GROUP CONGRATULATES WAYNE HUMMER, LL LEAGUE LACROSSE COACH OF THE YEAR

By day, Wayne Hummer works as an Account Manager at ELA Group, Inc. By night (and afternoon) Hummer is the Warwick High School boys lacrosse Head Coach, and this year, the Lancaster Lebanon League Coach of the Year in boys lacrosse.

Hummer has been coaching boys lacrosse for the past eight years, two at Lancaster Mennonite High School as an assistant and six at Warwick High School as the head coach. A player before a coach, Hummer played at Warwick, a Captain of the squad for its inaugural season (2003), and one season (2003-2004) at Elizabethtown College.

This is Hummers second stint as “Coach of the Year”. He received the honor for the 2014 season at Warwick as well.

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ELA GROUP EXPANDS TEAM

ELA Group, Inc., Engineers and Landscape Architects, of Lititz, State College and Butler, PA is pleased to announce the addition of five employees to their team of Engineers and Landscape Architects.

Ms. Aigul Allison joined the team of Engineers as a Project Engineer in the Lititz, PA, corporate headquarters. Ms. Allison brings 15 years of experience in civil engineering with specialties in land development, stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, stream restoration, and wetland mitigation. Ms. Allison earned her Master of Science in Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University with a concentration in Water Resources, Hydrology and Hydraulic.

Mr. Edward Ostrowski, a Registered Landscape Architect, joined the Lititz team of Landscape Architects as a Senior Project Manager.

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GRANT W. HUMMER AND ELA GROUP DONATE TO HARMONY PLAYGROUND

As partner of ELA Group, an Engineering and Landscape Architectural firm, Grant W. Hummer, P.E. has been involved in many different types of projects in Warwick Township. As the Township Engineers for over 20 years, Hummer and ELA Group have reviewed and developed plans for many municipal and land development projects in the area. But Hummer, a Lititz resident for over 30 years, does much more than review plans. He is deeply involved in making plans and donating time and energy to projects that make Warwick Township a better place to live.

Over the past 35 years, Hummer has been on many boards and active in many associations including the YMCA, Lititz Community Center,

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ELA GROUP WALKS FOR THE CAUSE

ELA Group, Inc. employees met for a Sunday walk, all for a good cause.  Leading the group was Grant Hummer, President Emeritus of ELA Group, Inc. and a longtime supporter of the MS Society.

The walk is a major fundraiser for the MS Society nationwide. Participants walk to raise donations. This year the local walk had a 1 mile and a 5k option.

Actively involved in the MS Society for over 25 years, Hummer has been on the local MS Society board and is currently a member of the National MS Society Board.

Hummer and ELA Group also work with the MS Society during the Christmas season. The employees “adopt” a family that the MS Society is working with and donate Christmas gifts,

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