Our Company

At OHM Advisors, we allow the needs of those who live in our communities to drive us to create and innovate for them. Our multidisciplinary experts collaborate to provide a broader, more holistic perspective. We take care of those who take care of the people they serve. And we do it by believing that better ideas make measurable impacts that improve everyday life.

Who We Are
We view success as creating great places for people.

Community is at the center of everything we do.

While there are many architecture, engineering and planning firms, OHM Advisors is the only community advancement firm. We’ve been Advancing Communities since 1962 by keeping our singular forward-thinking focus on putting people first. Our unique mindset drives our thinking from conception through completion and yields ideas that aren’t just different. They’re better. Share your vision with us, and together, we will create great places for people.

We think differently.

Something incredible grows out of a team of experts with individual specialties—ideas with bigger impact. More energy. Greater synergy. Creative solutions resulting from a broader perspective. Our unique mindset—always pursuing future-focused solutions—keeps us imagining as we create and innovate to advance each community that we touch.

At OHM Advisors, we put people first.

For us, Advancing Communities is the driving force behind our creativity and breakthrough thinking. Every client relationship is tailor-made, and every solution is site-specific. Our view of success is creating places that capture the vision and aspirations of the community. It’s doing the right thing for our clients. And innovating for solutions that allow all of us to make an impact for the greater good.

Your vision inspires ours.

We see what you see—and what could be. We’ll become your trusted advisors by getting in the trenches to become an extension of your team. We're by your side, embedded deeply into your challenges with equal parts inspiration and enthusiasm at the ready, bringing you solutions that go beyond what you’ve asked of us.

We are rooted in experience—and always looking forward.

Our innovative heritage at OHM Advisors drives our passion to guide and impact communities. We've always been committed to Advancing Communities, and we've been able to stay innovative and future-focused by adhering to what makes us unique - our people, our core values, and our big-picture understanding.

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Director, Municipal Engineering
Kent Early, PE

WHY I DO THIS: I like to offer insight on the types of decisions that will impact my children’s future.
WHAT EXCITES ME: A clean sheet of ice for hockey, the crack of a bat on a baseball, Jeep weather, helping others grow professionally and personally.

Our People
We are a team of individuals who have the desire, knowledge, and skills to help people thrive, and help you, our clients, build and grow your community.
Director of Central Ohio
Tony Slanec
Principal
Rhett Gronevelt, PE

MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY IN A PERSON: Honesty. Everything builds from that.
FUN FACT: I've been skydiving several times.
BUCKET LIST: My pilot’s license.

Director of Information Technology
Mark Bloom, MCP

WHY I DO THIS: It’s rewarding to hear that I made someone’s job better. My work involves aligning trending technologies with our corporate vision, which is exciting for an IT pro.
FREE TIME FAVE: Anything outdoors.

Project Engineer
Jessica Howard

WHO I MOST ADMIRE: I don’t think he knows, but my oldest brother. He is very patient, kind, wise, and funny. He inspired me to do my best in sports and school… may even be partly why I became an engineer, as he's one, too.

"It's a healthy balance of fun, excitement and hard work. We are a progressive, open-minded organization where employees truly can carve out their own career path. If you have an interest in something, chances are you can make it a reality. There are so many opportunities to advance your career. That's really powerful."
Ashley Swazuk, PLA - Project Manager
President
John Hiltz, PE
Director, MEP Engineering
Tracie Williams, PE

WHAT EXPERIENCE HAS TAUGHT ME: Be patient! Deal with each day, issue, and opportunity as it comes. Also, people are the most important part of our industry.

Planner
Erin Moriarty
Construction Manager
Gary Smolinski

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Being selected as a partner at OHM Advisors. I'm flattered and humbled to be sitting at the ownership table with such a talented group.

Vice President of Planning, Urban Design and Development
Jim Houk, ASLA, AICP

MY DEFINITION OF AN ADVISOR: Someone who puts his or her ego aside to step into a client’s skin. This allows broader thinking and adds value to all aspects of a project.

Senior Architect
Brandon Kritzman, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB
"I was ready for new a challenge after a 20-year career with another firm. OHM Advisors offers that and so much more. It’s exciting to have the freedom to do what we love—fueled by our passion to innovate—all with the goal of Advancing Communities."
Matt Hils, PLA, ASLA - Landscape Architect
VP, Corporate Services
Dan Fredendall, PE

EXPERIENCE HAS TAUGHT ME: Slow down, look for a comprehensive solution, and always involve others in brainstorming. Listen, ask questions, and then move forward. Also, in the end, my wife is always right.

Awards & Recognition
We celebrate taking a community from now to next. Doing the right thing for our clients, and finding new ways to impact lives along the way. And we're really good at it. As a result, we've won a whole pile of awards.
What We Do

As a community advancement firm designing award-winning work across the architecture, engineering and planning spheres, we believe in the power of multidisciplinary teamwork. And that redefining client challenges is the key to finding ideas that aren't just different—they're better.