Dear Readers,

In this edition of Breaking Ground, I am pleased to announce the new partnership with Katalyst Capital. This new financial partnership will assist in our growth plans and allow us to better support our client's needs. May 2022 will mark 20 years in business for Mainstay Engineering. I am in awe and humbled by what Mainstay Engineering has become. We are now over 40 talented individuals and families. We are poised for substantial growth, a foundation grounded by all of our dedicated and passionate people.
I want to thank all of you for your continued commitment and I am truly excited to experience what the next 20 years will deliver.

Best Regards,
Mainstay Partners With Private Equity Firm
Katalyst Capital LLC, a Chicago-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with structural and civil engineering company Mainstay Engineering Group, Inc.

Headquartered in Blue Bell, PA, Mainstay Engineering performs structural design, civil design and land development services to owners, manufacturers, developers and design professionals across 35 states. The current Mainstay Engineering management team will continue to lead the company into its next phase of growth.

"Through our partnership with Katalyst we've found a like-minded partner that mirrors our commitment to consistent quality and excellent service."
-Matt Hilbush

Meet Felipe Blotta, PE | Structural Engineer
What made you decide to become an engineer?
My grandfather was a civil/structural engineer in Panama City, Panama. I really looked up to him. I always thought it was cool spending time with him looking at his calculations and projects. Doesn’t hurt that I was big fan of Legos either, I suppose.
How has Mainstay helped you in your career development?
When I came back to New Jersey from Atlanta, the majority of my experience was with mid-rise concrete structures, with some steel sprinkled in here and there. The experiences I’ve had at Mainstay have helped refine my understanding of structural steel and introduced me to the fall protection industry.

What are your hopes for our industry?
Fall protection and safety has been a growing sector of the engineering industry. My hope is that this growth continues to expand and that commercial and residential sectors see increases in fall protection and safety measures during initial construction, in addition to the retrofit work already being performed.
What is your favorite part about working for Mainstay?
Our New Jersey office is very collaborative with our unique and interesting projects, working with Ryan and Matt is very enjoyable!
What are 3 words to describe Mainstay?
Casual, Engaging and Collaborative.
Signs & Seals
Digitally Signing and Sealing Documents
According to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers, "Historically, the signing and sealing of a document was intended to verify its authenticity to its recipient.

Today, by signing, dating, and sealing an engineering document, a Professional Engineer:

  • Verifies the authenticity of the document, and
  • Accepts responsibility for its accuracy and legitimacy.

A Professional Engineer’s signature and seal allows building departments having jurisdiction to know who prepared the plans or reports, whom to contact with comments related to a submission, or whom to contact with questions or concerns. They also indicate that the document is a final engineering document. And, they place the responsibility of the document’s content on the PE who signed and sealed the document."

Click here to read more about the Methods for Signing and Sealing.
Employee Holiday Party
It was great to celebrate the holidays with our crew this year. From the ping pong and pool tournaments to our white elephant gift exchange, a fun time was had by all.
A special thank you to Bocelli's for the delicious food!