AMA/DBF firm celebrates milestone

December 5, 2017

Davis, Bowen & Friedel Inc. recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of Andrews, Miller & Associates' addition to the firm.

Formed in 1974, AMA was quickly established in the region as a leader in marine and coastal engineering services. Their clients included individuals and municipalities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as entities such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Traveling across Delmarva, it isn't difficult to find evidence of their expertise: the municipal marina in Cambridge, Md., Delaware's Lewes boat ramps, Annapolis's city marina or protection of Fort Story's shoreline in Virginia Beach, Va.

AMA's array of engineering services seemed a logical addition to the already extensive list of DBF's architecture, engineering and survey capabilities. As a result, DBF acquired the AMA firm in 2007, and the coastal engineering specialists became known as Andrews, Miller & Associates, a Division of Davis, Bowen & Friedel Inc. In 2012, their Cambridge office, under the leadership of Edward T. Fulford, PE, relocated to Easton, Md.

The unparalleled skills and knowledge of AMA/DBF's new team expanded the firm's in-house services to create a stronger, more diversified firm which could better meet the growing requirements of clients across the region while exceeding expectations.

"The central location of our Easton office allows us to better serve clients in all regions of the Mid-Atlantic," said DBF principal Jason Loar. "These locations include portions of the western shore and southern Maryland, the Eastern Shore from Cecil to Somerset counties, the Eastern Shore of Virginia, the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area, and all of Delaware."

Since the acquisition, AMA/DBF has continued to amass an impressive catalog of projects. For more information, go to

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