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Building communities since 1933

H2M is a multi-disciplined professional consulting and design firm. With a long history of client service, we consistently meet tough architectural, engineering, and environmental challenges head on. From treatment facilities to firehouses, from land surveying to road reconstruction, and from site assessment to remediation, our firm has helped design and build many communities.

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At H2M, we’re more than just the services we provide.  We are a team of over 400 professionals with the knowledge, ability, and desire to create something truly impressive.

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H2M Winner of the Zweig White 2018 Best Firms to Work For

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Newsday Names H2M A Winner of The Long Island 2020 Top Workplaces Award

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H2M Ranked Best Engineering Firm in Long Island Business News 2020 Readers Rankings

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H2M Ranked Best Environmental Consulting Firm in Long Island Business News 2020 Readers Rankings

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H2M Finalist for Best Architectural Firm in Long Island Business News 2020 Readers Rankings

The H2M Way

Our connection to the community is rooted in our humble beginnings. We have a tradition of solving problems and we remain passionate and unrelenting as we embrace the everchanging challenges of the sustainable built environment. This is our culture. This is the H2M way.

 

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our mission

Our People
We commit to developing our people and rewarding hard work with growth opportunities in an inclusive professional environment.

Our Clients
We commit to being trusted advisors for our clients and delivering problem solving value and quality on every project.

Our Communities
We commit to creating thriving and healthy communities by giving of ourselves and developing sustainable solutions that benefit everyone.

our vision

We exist to improve the quality of life for everyone in our reach by empowering our diverse talent to sustainably solve the challenges of the built environment.

our values

We Stand as One H2M.

Inclusive. Supportive. Collaborative. No matter where you are.

We Challenge One Another.

We show up curious and push boundaries.

We Do the Right Thing.

Our character is built on doing what is right and ethical.

We Work Safely.

We care for the lives of our people and their families.

We Own it.

We hold ourselves accountable for team success and personal achievement.

We Embrace Diversity.

We acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals.

Social Responsibility and Community Involvement

H2M’s commitment to the communities we serve extends far beyond the job site.  We support many charitable, educational, and community based causes and organizations.

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ACE Mentor Program

H2M is a sponsor of the ACE Mentor Program, which stands for Architecture, Construction, and Engineering. The ACE Mentor Program provides a forum for high school students to be mentored and inspired to pursue careers in architecture and engineering design as well as the construction industry. It’s the industry’s fastest-growing high school mentoring program, reaching over 8,000 students annually. Each school year, our Long Island and Westchester offices each have an ACE Mentor class of approximately 25 high school students who visit our office bi-weekly to work with our staff. Throughout the school year, the students break up into teams and work on a real design project to present to their families and school faculty in May. The students get real hands-on experience and are empowered to find a passion in the type of work we do.  These students are eligible for scholarships in their senior year and many of our mentees have been awarded thousands of dollars to help pursue their college education.  The ACE Mentor Program awards approximately $2.5 Million in scholarships annually.

Internships

In an effort to promote careers in architecture, engineering, and environmental science, H2M utilizes a staff of interns every summer to assist the company and grow our industry. This year we are welcoming interns in architectural design, engineering, and environmental services from colleges including:

  • The City College of New York (CCNY)
  • Columbia University
  • Clarkson University
  • Fordham University
  • Lafayette College, Hofstra University
  • Manhattan College
  • New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)
  • New York Institute of Technology (NYIT MA Campus)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • SUNY Farmingdale State College
  • SUNY Stony Brook University
  • SUNY University of Buffalo
  • Wentworth Institution
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
  • Villanova University
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Scholarships

At H2M, we believe knowledge is power.  We are proud to allow students the opportunity to continue their education through the offering of annual scholarships:

STEAM SCHOLARSHIP: H2M awards annual scholarships to high school seniors who are planning to attend college and enroll in a science, technology, engineering, architecture, or math (STEAM) degree program.  This scholarship is awarded to ten high school seniors on the basis of merit and character. For more information or to apply, please click here: STEAM Scholarship

THE EDWARD FULFORD/NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (NYIT) SCHOLARSHIP: Each year H2M’s Senior Vice President and Market Director for Education, Guy Y. Page, R.A., CSI, grants this scholarship annually to a senior pursuing a degree in Architecture at NYIT.

THE JEFF JANOTA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: The H2M architects + engineers’ Jeff Janota Memorial Scholarship is awarded on the basis of merit and character to an individual who is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree at a College/University in the field of Urban Planning/Development. For more information or to apply, please click here: The Jeff Janota Memorial Scholarship

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Charitable Giving

H2M has a long history of giving to the community through a combination of employee contributions and corporate matching.  With donations totaling over $220,000 per year, the list of organizations we support includes:

  • The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • Arbor Day Foundation
  • Canstruction Long Island, Inc.
  • Cooley’s Anemia Foundation
  • Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk
  • The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network)
  • Island Harvest
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Long Island Cares, Inc. The Harry Chapin Food Bank
  • Long Island Coalition Against Bullying
  • The Marty Lyons Foundation
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Mother Mary Breathe Easy
  • Pat Cairo Family Foundation. Inc.
  • Paws of War
  • Special Olympics New York
  • Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
  • Warriors for a Cause
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Community Involvement

H2M has been a longtime supporter of Canstruction Long Island.  Canstruction holds annual design and build competitions to construct fantastic, oversized structures made entirely out of canned food.  After the structures are built and the winners are declared, the creations go on view to the general public as gigantic art exhibits.  At the close of the competition, all of the Canstruction are dismantled, and the food used in the structures is donated to local food banks for distribution to community emergency programs. Canstruction is the most unique food charity in the world!  In our 10 years of involvement, H2M has donated approximately 35,000 pounds of food to Long Island Cares.  Our track record of winning sculptures has awarded us wins in all categories, including: Most Cans Used, Structural Ingenuity, Best Use of Labels, Best Meal, Jurors’ Favorite and People’s Choice Awards.

Community Involvement –  H2M is a strong proponent of community involvement.  On both a corporate and employee level, we support involvement with a number of community organizations, including:

  • Vision Long Island
  • The Hauppauge Industrial Association
  • The Long Island Library Conference
  • The U.S Green Building Council
  • The Suffolk County Fire Districts Association
  • The Viscardi Center
  • The Long Island Youth Summit
  • The Hebrew Academy of Nassau County
  • BiancoLIA
  • LICA
  • The Suffolk County School Buildings and Grounds Association
  • Nassau County Junior Firefighters Associations
  • The NYIT Friends of School of Architecture & Design
  • Farmingdale College Foundation
  • Friends of White Plains Public Schools
  • Patchogue-Medford Youth and Community Services
  • The Seaford Fire Department
  • The Rockville Center Educational Foundation
  • The Diocese of Brooklyn/Catholic Foundation for Brooklyn
  • The Long Island Lutheran Day School
  • Lower Hudson Council of School Superintendents
  • The foundation for the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns
  • Southeastern Zone NYSSBGA, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • The Long Island Coalition against Bullying
  • Nassau County Firefighter’s Museum
  • Nassau County Community College Foundation
  • Woodbury Community Association
  • Long Island Builder’s Institute (LIBI)
  • The 9/11 SHS Memorial Fund

We also play an active role in our local community.  From our involvement in the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce, to our support of the Town wide Fund of Huntington, to our long-term partnerships with the Leadership Huntington and Energeia, H2M is a committed partner to the communities that we live and work in.

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Executive Team

What began as a staff of one in 1933 has grown to a 400+ person multi-disciplined firm with seven office locations throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

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Richard Humann, PE

President | Chief Executive Officer

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Joseph Mottola, AIA

Executive Vice President | Chief Operating Officer

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Gregory Smith, CPA

Executive Vice President | Chief Financial Officer

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Liz Uzzo, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Executive Vice President | Chief Human Resources Officer

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Dennis Kelleher, PE

Executive Vice President | Principal Market Director

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James T. Powers, AIA

Vice President | Chief Growth & Development Officer

Richard Humann, PE

President | Chief Executive Officer

As President and CEO of H2M, Rich is responsible for the corporate management of H2M’s business units and market sectors, as well as the implementation of strategic plans and market based initiatives. Starting as an intern at H2M in 1987 to being named President and CEO in 2013, his long-time involvement within the organization aids in his success and ambition of growing the company in all aspects. Additionally, he drives the corporate mission, vision, and values of the firm and creates a working environment that promotes employee engagement and positive culture. H2M’s mission of “building sustainable communities” is shepherded by Rich in how he motivates and encourages all employees to make sustainable design the foundation of the firm. He believes our work is our legacy, and sustainability is our responsibility. Under Rich, H2M has received several awards and accolades recognizing various achievements. Whether it be employee recruitment, acquisitions, involvement in charitable foundations, or project specific awards; Rich takes great pride in always evoking optimism, drive, and the firm’s core values within H2M employees.

Joseph Mottola, AIA

Executive Vice President | Chief Operating Officer

As the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Joe provides the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure H2M has the proper systems in place to effectively grow the organization and provide financial strength and operating efficiency. Joe has been a valuable and dedicated employee at H2M for over 30 years.  He was the second architect hired at the firm in 1987; and as the group grew, Joe took on a leadership role as the Division Director of Architecture. Joe, a long-time volunteer firefighter, combined his passion for the fire service with his profession, and was instrumental in the development of the first firehouse project at H2M, which has since led to over two decades worth of design projects for the firm in the Emergency Services Market.  He has a solid grasp of the business concepts specifically related to the Architecture/Engineering/ Construction design industry and continues to demonstrate the successful implementation of H2M’s core strategic values.

Gregory Smith, CPA

Executive Vice President | Chief Financial Officer

Greg serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at H2M. Greg assists in managing the company’s future growth and direction, while supporting financial initiatives; developing financial strategies by contributing and reporting financial data, analysis, and recommending growth and direction He establishes accountability and standards of performance.  He also oversees the firms IT and Facilities Departments.  Greg coordinates with staff members regarding client billings in accordance with contractual agreements, and for collections.

Liz Uzzo, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Executive Vice President | Chief Human Resources Officer

As the Director of Human Resources (HR) Liz Uzzo leads and directs the H2M human resources team to achieve excellence by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee development/human resources policies, programs, and practices. Liz’s passion has always been to be an advocate for others to ensure fair treatment for all. Prior to joining H2M in 1987, Liz owned/operated a commercial longline fishing vessel business. She represented the industry across the eastern seaboard and the Gulf of Mexico in government to ensure fair representation in the community. Liz has carried this passion over in the A/E industry, where she has been extremely active in bringing ‘first-in-class’ HR organizational clarity on operational structure, employee development and training, recruiting/retaining talent, regulatory compliance, workforce and succession planning, and strategic planning.

Dennis Kelleher, PE

Executive Vice President | Principal Market Director

In his role as Executive Vice President and Principal Market Director, Dennis provides corporate market direction, vision, and oversight to H2M’s Market Directors. His corporate market leadership provides support, guidance, assistance, mentorship, and partnership to each individual market director. Dennis has more than 40 years of consulting experience with the firm. Prior to his current position, Dennis was responsible for managing the Water Resources Division and Market Director of Water.  He still remains the client manager for several of H2M’s water supply clients. He has extensive experience in hydrogeology, water supply and treatment, water quality, and regulatory requirements. Through the years, Dennis has made the commitment to the market and H2M’s clients his top priority, recognizing the need to be fully engaged as the H2M face in the market.  His vast experience in the consulting industry provides the leadership to support all of our market directors and allow the firm to provide greater focus to each specific market.

James T. Powers, AIA

Vice President | Chief Growth & Development Officer

As the firm’s Chief Development & Growth Officer, Jim is responsible for expanding H2M’s geographical footprint throughout the country and defining our market growth across disciplines. Jim has over 40 years in the AEC business and has managed firms from inside the client world and within the consulting community. As an architect and builder, Jim has directed a multitude of diverse teams designing and constructing every building type during changing economies. Bringing his professional insight to the business development world, Jim has expanded his network to include the best and brightest developers, builders, consultants, and municipalities. Jim manages H2M’s state-of-the-art marketing department and leads the business development growth throughout the regions we serve. He is transferring his networking knowledge and technique by teaching a series of classes to our staff at all levels within the firm. Jim also teaches at NYIT where he nurtures young architectural and construction superstars. Jim has received numerous professional and cultural awards for his work leading nonprofit and cultural boards and embodies the H2M way by connecting the business and underprivileged communities.

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2022-2023 Board of Directors

H2M is led by a diverse group of skilled professionals that share an unwavering commitment to strengthening the communities we operate in and progressing our collective mission, vision, and values through excellence.

(Left) Philip J. Schade PE, Ernest Iannucci PE, LEED AP, Alison Auriemmo PE, LEED AP, Ronald Lanner RA, LEED AP, Sharon Norton Remmer, Dennis Kelleher PE, Rich Humann PE, Liz Uzzo SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Greg Smith CPA, Joe Mottola AIA