LKB Office Life

At LKB, we are diligent and focused on our work… but we always find time for some FUN! Check out what’s been happening around the LKB office…

Supporting Bethany House

This November we donated pantry goods and household supplies to Bethany House, a local organization committed to assisting women and children who are deprived of the basic resources required for natural and healthy growth and development.


LKB celebrated “Friendsgiving” with our annual Thanksgiving PIE DAY! We gather because we are thankful for what we have and embrace our future journey. HEARTIEST WISHES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES!

Pumpkin Time

It’s pumpkin season… check out our carvings! Congrats to this year’s Pumpkin Contest winner, Debbie Tassone!

Safety Day

Our experts shared many helpful tips and reminders on our first annual Safety Day… from manhole safety and construction site hazards, to office ergonomics, landfill contaminants, and drones, we all learned something useful to take away. #safetyfirst

A Blast From the Past

LKB and VERTEX staff had fun sifting through old Long Island property maps from the 1960’s during an employee luncheon… this historical book is just one of the many relics hanging around our Syosset office!

LKB Celebrates Earth Day and Welcomes Arbor Day

We are grateful to our Environmental Group and staff for their continuous efforts in making our world a better place. This young tree will symbolize our roots, resilience and growth for years to come.

And the 2021 Carle C. Conway Scholarship goes to…

LKB proudly announces this year’s recipients of the Carle C. Conway Scholarship. CONGRATULATIONS to Taryn Gerlach (daughter of John Gerlach), Matthew Frisina (son of Sharon Frisina) and Humza Zia (son of Babar Zia) for their accomplishments and academic achievements. All three seniors have proven to be determined students and LKB recognizes and encourages their continued educational efforts. Best of luck to all of you!

International Women’s Day

In recognition of International Women’s Day 2021, and as part of Women’s History Month, we pay tribute to Golda Meir.

Operation Enduring Care

It brings LKB great pleasure to support “Operation Enduring Care” and the veterans that have provided for our country. Operation Enduring Care supports veterans in need offering personal hygiene items, underclothing, blankets and non-perishable foods to those that are either patients at Building 64, the Substance Abuse Recovery Program or a resident at the Beacon House, a homeless shelter for veterans. Not only is LKB proud to support this cause with donations, but VERTEX has also supported the Northport Beacon House with a contribution of $500.

LKB Welcomes Engineers Week, 2021

In honor of Black History Month, LKB recognizes George Biddle Kelley to kick-start Engineers Week. Learn more about Mr. Kelley’s accomplishments here.

To our young aspiring Engineers, “Don’t be afraid to try thinking outside the box, you have a 50% percent chance of it working and you learn even from failing.” – Donna Boyle, LKB Senior Civil Engineer.

Holiday Happenings

~ Celebrating the holidays with an LKB company luncheon ~


Holiday Favorites – Engineered to Perfection

In lieu of our traditional holiday cookie swap, this year we swapped our recipes instead! We’re looking forward to baking up some new delicious treats from our LKB Recipe Book this winter and HOPING YOUR HOLIDAYS ARE EXTRA SWEET!

A Time for Thanks and Friendship

LKB enjoyed fresh baked Amish Friendship Bread, along with other delicious treats. We wish everyone a HAPPY, HEALTHY, and SAFE Thanksgiving!

Fall Food Drive

With November comes LKB’s annual food donation to Island Harvest. We are happy to contribute once again to their fight against hunger on Long Island.

Pumpkin Patch

Engineers or Artists? Here are this year’s creations…


Equality Through Education

LKB is donating books that “will serve as kindling for all of those young, untested, and bright minds of the future.” In support of our very own John Gerlach’s daughter Taryn and her fight for equality in education, we hope to help her make a difference in creating brighter futures for those less fortunate. Please view her website for more information:


Charlie Laut, LKB’s Director of I.T., reminds us of the importance of cybersecurity during NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH.

LKB Spirit!

Masks up… we’re doing our part to stay safe and healthy in the office and in the field.


Flying High

The LKB Team extends a warm congratulations to our very own Ed Zawasky! Ed has passed his FAA Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) Remote Pilot Exam. Congratulations on this accomplishment.

Congrats, Grad!

LKB proudly announced the recipient of the 2020 Carle C. Conway Scholarship. CONGRATULATIONS to Jason Brown, son of Fred Brown, P.E., for his accomplishments and academic achievements.

Environmental Engineering Department Update

Paul Lappano has retired from his post as Vice President of Environmental Services, a position he has ably filled since 2007. We thank Paul for his 38 years of loyal service to LKB, and we are pleased to announce the promotion of Theresa (Terry) Heneveld to Vice President of Environmental Engineering. Congratulations and best wishes to Paul and Terry on their new endeavors!

Centennial Awards

LKB proudly accepted a Centennial Award from the ASCE Met Section, and joined them in celebrating the accomplishments and contributions that we, as Civil Engineers, have made to the NY Metropolitan area over the last 100 years.



LKB hosted five middle school students who participate in First Lego League. The theme this year was, “How to Improve Bridges”. They presented their findings on “Smart Detection of Cracks in the Internal Structure of Bridges” while interacting with LKB en­gineers, to obtain real-life issues and concerns relating to their research topic.


National Engineers Week

This week, we recognize and celebrate not only our inspiring engineers, but all of the engineers who have had the courage to “think outside of the box”, enhanced our lives today and our dreams for tomorrow.

New Beginnings

LKB had a “ROARING” good time at their 2020 Cocktail Party!

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!

This year’s holiday breakfast was fun AND filling… with a menu featuring hot pancakes, fresh fruit, breakfast pizzas, bagels, cream cheese and lox, there was something for everyone to indulge in!

Holiday Cookies

We celebrated early with LKB’s annual Cookie Swap party!

Toy Drive

This holiday season, LKB is a “Drop Off” location for TOYS FOR TOTS. With hope this year, we will make many children smile!

Thanksgiving Celebration

We gathered together to give thanks and eat pie!

A Season for Giving

November is the month to remind us to be thankful. The LKB team made our annual food donation to Island Harvest this Thanksgiving season.

Halloween Pumpkin Contest

…and the winner goes to Sylvia Cordero-Skidmore!

Fall Tailgate Party and Chili Cook Off

LKB welcomed FALL with a tailgate lunch and chili cook off, complete with homemade LKB cookies!

Marcum Workplace Challenge

The heat was on at this year’s Marcum Workplace Challenge! It was a special year for LKB… for the first time ever, LKB was recognized at the awards tent, not once, but twice.

I Love My Park Day

Another “I Love My Park Day” in the books! LKB celebrated New York’s park system by sponsoring this annual event and participating in a painting project at Sunken Meadow State Park.

Celebrating LKB

LKB was honored at the Long Island Business News 2019 Real Estate, Architecture & Engineering Awards for being recognized as not only the TOP ENGINEERING FIRM, but for being included among all those honored for helping create and build Long Island’s future. Another proud moment in LKB’s ongoing journey.

Luck of the Irish

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

International Women’s Day

The LKB ladies, honoring International Women’s Day.

National Engineers Week

Engineers make a difference in the world and inspire youth to build for tomorrow. We can’t be more proud of our LKB professionals.

Holiday Party

We celebrated with good food and good friends for some holiday fun!

Cookie Swap

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… this LKB tradition always proves to be a sugary success!

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