Engineering firm passes on the torch, establishes legacy
Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper | Posted: Thursday, March 3, 2016 8:00 am | By Victoria T. Davis
On Sept. 1, 2001, Shrewsberry & Associates LLC was established as a minority-owned environmental services firm that provided civil engineering services in support of water and wastewater design, including drainage design and water quality management. Just 10 days later, the world stood still after two airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center towers in New York City. Over the next several years, the economy turned sour as jobs were lost and businesses closed up shop.
Now, almost 15 years later, Shrewsberry & Associates continues to thrive on the east side of Indianapolis, where it has not only grown as a firm to provide environmental, engineering and construction services, but also is now focusing on leaving a legacy to keep cash flow and wealth development in the African-American community. The company has developed an agreement with Kenneth Beache — current vice president, COO and one of the five founding members of Shrewsberry & Associates — to establish a second-generation, minority-owned business called Metric Environmental, which will provide environmental consulting services to public and private clients across the state.