Taylor Promoted to Department Head

Taylor Promoted to Department Head

(August 24, 2022) – Balzer and Associates is pleased to announce that James Taylor, PE is the new Engineering Department Head in our New River Valley office. James began his career with the company as a summer intern in the Richmond office and then started full time in the NRV office in 2011.

“I’m honored to have the chance to serve in this new role and build upon the legacy of service to our clients that Steve Semones and our team have established over the last 20 years here in the New River Valley,” said Taylor. “Balzer and Associates is very much a family and I’m extremely proud of the work we have done in this community that I call home.  I’m eager to get to work helping even more of our clients and neighbors achieve success.”

When Steve Semones, the New River Valley office’s Regional Director, was asked about James, he said, “From the time he started, James strived to not only be an exceptional engineer, but an exceptional consultant. This speaks to his responsiveness to clients, thoroughness in his due diligence and designs, and always advocating on our client’s behalf.”

The future of the company is bright as we continue to be led by strong leaders and our commitment to our employees, our clients, and our communities has never been clearer!


About Balzer & Associates

Established in 1968, Balzer and Associates has been serving clients throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and surrounding states ever since. Balzer & Associates is a development consulting company that provides planning, architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental, and related services and serves nearly every market including commercial, healthcare, community, hospitality, industrial, and residential markets. The company is headquartered in Roanoke and has offices in Richmond, the Shenandoah Valley, and the New River Valley.