About Us


CEO’s message

Home to over 1,800 experts and trusted advisors – professionals who work every day to create solutions to challenges large and small – that’s CHA. With a geographic footprint spanning the U.S. and Canada, our growing teams have been serving the AEC industry for more than seven decades.

This is an exciting moment in time for our industry. Major national initiatives like the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), and the federal CHIPS & Science Act are delivering unprecedented opportunities, resources, and innovation growth to markets across our business.

CHA is here for it all.

Improving transportation. Creating more renewable and resilient power networks. Bringing clean water to millions. Expanding U.S. manufacturing capabilities. Driving energy efficiency in the design of buildings and infrastructure. Our industry-leading engineers, consultants and architects bring a full suite of solutions to bare for our clients to address each of these. And our collaborative teams consistently push the limits of what is possible, bringing start-to-finish solutions to even the most complex projects.

An established leader, CHA takes on our clients’ challenges as our own, we take pride in our responsiveness and infuse innovation and technology to deliver solutions efficiently and sustainably on every project. By partnering with us, clients have access to our diverse yet synergistic, one-stop-shop service capabilities, that safeguard our world while enhancing our future. We actively support a safe and inclusive workplace within which our teams thrive, and we invest time, resources, and care into the communities where we live and work.

We imagine a future where anything is possible.

It’s just who we are.

Whether you are here to learn more about the comprehensive solutions we offer, the results of our project portfolio, or the career opportunities we have available across North America, welcome. Our website is a wealth of information about CHA and the work we do every day to find better ways to improve our world.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or any member of the CHA team to learn more.

– Jim

Jim Stephenson

Jim Stephenson
CEO, CHA Holdings, Inc.
President, CHA Consulting, Inc.

With more than 20 years of strategy, finance and corporate development experience, Jim joined CHA in May 2019, initially serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. In January 2020, he was appointed to lead CHA where his focus has been on growth, aggressive acquisition and integration, and driving value through innovation and client-focused solutions.

Jim earned his MBA in Finance and International Business at American University – Kogod School of Business in Washington, D.C., and his B.A. in Business Management at Clark University in Worcester, MA. Jim has received multiple Environmental Business Journal M&A Awards and is a frequent E&C industry contributor and conference panelist focusing on executing successful value creation through M&A strategies.

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