Barry Isett & Associates Adds to Staff

Barry Isett & Associates, Inc. (Isett), a multidiscipline engineering firm with offices in Olyphant, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton and six other offices in Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, welcomes eight new associates to three departments, including Project Management & Construction Services, Code Inspection & Plan Review and Transportation.

Kristen Wolfe, NCIDQ, M.A., IIDA, CHID, of Jessup, joined as a Project Manager serving the firm’s Olyphant office. Previously of BDA Architects, she comes to Isett with over two decades of experience as an interior designer and project manager. Ms. Wolfe is skilled in all aspects of design and construction with an emphasis on the higher education, K-12 and healthcare markets. Since joining Isett, she has primarily served as a project manager and owner’s representative for commercial, government and educational projects.

Jim Jones, BCO, of Langhorne, onboarded as a Code Specialist based in the Bucks County office. Mr. Jones brings almost 30 years of experience as a Building Inspector and Code Enforcement Inspector with Lower Southampton Township to his new role. At Isett, he will continue to focus on code enforcement and building inspections in our southeast PA region.

Charles (Chip) Stalega, of Berwick, joined the Hazleton Office as a Property Maintenance/Zoning Inspector after a multi-faceted career in numerous market sectors. With experience in financial and insurance services, IT and insurance inspection, Mr. Stalega will continue to advance his career in code services by serving the Wyoming Valley region and its surrounding areas.

Ronald Kimes, BCO, of Stroudsburg became a member of the Code Services & Plan Review Department as the Regional Municipal Code Manager in our Stroudsburg office. Mr. Kimes previously spent almost 14 years as the Code Enforcement Officer for Stroudsburg Borough where he specialized in specialized in administering and enforcing zoning, building, preservation, property maintenance, and subdivision and land development ordinances. At Isett, he will oversee projects under his jurisdiction and serve as a technical consultant on various code matters.

Brian Focht, of Willow Grove, joined as a part-time Fire Inspector in our Bucks County office. A firefighter paramedic for Horsham Fire Company as well as Warrington Township Emergency Services, Mr. Focht brings extensive experience in emergency services training including fire prevention and protection. At Isett, he will conduct fire inspections throughout the southeast PA region.

Vincent Miller, of Wilmington, DE, joined as a part-time Fire Inspector based in our Delaware Valley office. Mr. Miller has a long history as a firefighter and has training as an emergency medical technician. In conjunction with his new role at Isett, he also serves as a training administrator at the Delaware State Fire School.

Truman Heberlig, of Mount Holly Springs, came on board as a Property Maintenance/Zoning Inspector in the Capital Region office. He holds previous experience with a local engineering firm performing quality control testing, construction materials testing and reviewing plans and specifications. Mr. Heberlig holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Dickinson College.

Jerrid Dinnen, PE, PTOE of Moscow, was brought into the Transportation Department as a Project Manager based in the Greater Scranton office. He holds a 22-year background in project management, traffic engineering, transportation planning, highway design and municipal engineering for multiple firms in NY and NJ. Mr. Dinnen is experienced in large-scale projects for both the public and private sectors.

Barry Isett Opens Greater Scranton Office

Barry Isett & Associates, Inc. opened their newest regional office in Olyphant on August 1, 2022 – a development that will expand Isett’s services to the businesses and residents of the Greater Scranton Area.

The engineering and consulting firm has grown to nine locations across Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, now taking residence in the Rock Creek Corporate Center – Suite 214, 1444 East Lackawanna Street, Olyphant.

“We have a commitment to our associates to provide a workspace that’s not only close to the clients they serve, but to their families and homes,” Gregg Pavlick, Isett’s Vice President of the firm’s Northeastern PA region.  “Isett prides itself on maintaining both a healthy work environment and a healthy work-life balance for their associates.”  Already home to 13 associates who relocated from other branch offices, the Greater Scranton Office can accommodate up to 23 employees.

The new facility will provide Isett associates with large, smart workspaces; several common spaces for meetings and team building; and other modern amenities that align with the company’s values of Balance, Ownership, Service and Team.

Creating this new space in the Greater Scranton Area will not only serve the need of current clients, but also of future partners. “We wanted to offer a place where Isett associates can meet with clients and partners in the Greater Scranton Area and throughout Lackawanna County,” Pavlick adds. “We are looking forward to enriching and supporting this community.”