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Black & Veatch History

What began 100 years ago — an unwavering commitment to safety, accountability and customer service — is alive and thriving today. Since 1915, we have delivered reliable, innovative infrastructure solutions that have made life possible and prepared us for tomorrow.

What Commitment Means

Throughout the years, we’ve defined what it means to be committed to customers. Black & Veatch has stood by you, aligning our goals with yours, to build long-lasting relationships. Just as we did 25, 50, even 80 years ago, let’s continue to work together to improve the lives of people in the communities you serve.

Our story began in 1915 when two former University of Kansas graduates, Ernest Bateman (E.B.) Black and Nathan Thomas (N.T.) Veatch, formed a partnership with 12 employees in one office. Over the next 100 years, Black & Veatch would grow to become one of the world’s most successful engineering, procurement, consulting and construction (EPC) companies.

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