Our Company

A Reputation for High Quality Work and Personal Service

Since its founding in 1972, Nathan L. Jacobson & Associates has maintained a reputation for the quality of its work and personal service to its clients. With a strong technical capability supported by a professionally diverse staff, Nathan L. Jacobson & Associates solve civil and environmental engineering challenges with a balance of technical expertise, historical knowledge, sensitive aesthetic perspective and fiscal accountability. The firm offers a range of engineering services focused within ten principal service sectors.

We are an Award-Winning Firm

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  • 433+

    Combined Employee Years of Service

  • 63+

    Municipalities Served

  • 10

    Service Sectors

  • 50+

    Years in Business

Civil and Environmental Engineering for State Agencies, Municipalities, and Private Clients

Nathan L. Jacobson founded the firm in 1972 with a single goal in mind: to provide a range of top-notch civil engineering services. Prior to forming the firm, Nate was an associate in a large consulting firm where he experienced first-hand the frustrations of spending more of his time on administrative and management aspects of the consulting business rather than utilizing his considerable experience on the technical aspects of client projects.

Nathan L. Jacobson & Associates corporate philosophy is a direct result of Nate’s frustration. To this day we adhere to his original philosophy to maintain a highly competent firm of twenty to twenty-five persons capable of:

  • Tackling large and small projects
  • Applying the experience of the principals to technical solutions rather than administrative problems; and
  • Providing  personalized service to its clients.

Our Collective Experience Benefits Our Clients

In addition to providing a principal of the firm with direct project responsibility to each of our clients, to further enhance our problem solving abilities and project delivery, we prioritize internal coordination and project scheduling so that technical staff can be deployed to best meet project schedules and client needs. With this team approach the specialized expertise of all of our engineers can be shared and most efficiently utilized to meet client expectations.

Representative Town Engineer Clients

  • Bolton
  • Chester
  • Deep River
  • Durham
  • Haddam

  • Hebron
  • Killingworth
  • Marlborough
  • Middlefield
  • Old Saybrook

  • Portland
  • Salem
  • Westbrook
  • Southeast, New York

Grant Programs

Nathan L. Jacobson & Associates, Inc. has extensive experience in assisting our municipal clients in successfully securing project grants. Throughout our history we have been involved in more than two dozen different grant programs. Currently we are actively working on projects funded through the following:

  • Community Connectivity Grant Program (CCGP)
  • Connecticut DEEP Recreational Trails Grant
  • Connecticut DOT Federal Local Bridge Program (FLBP)
  • Connecticut DOT State Local Bridge Program (SLBP)
  • Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program (LOTCIP)
  • Small Town Economic Assistance Program Grants (STEAP)
  • Transportation Alternative Program (TAP)

From Our Clients

“I have developed a great working relationship with a number of their engineers and support staff and consider them to be a trusted and resourceful company.”

“I have been very pleased with the support that they have provided me, and the services that they provide to the Town.”

“We have found services to the Town to be diligent, well thought-out, responsive and timely. The firm have provided a valuable service to our Town over those years and have consistently acted in the best interest of our Town.”

“There are a number of individuals in the firm that provide support, when needed, in different aspects of civil engineering. We have found this approach to be advantageous to the varied civil engineering needs of our small Town.”

“Nathan L. Jacobson & Associates’ work has been timely and attentive; and always willing to take initiative and address challenges with creative solutions.”

“The NLJA staff is courteous and professional and the service is prompt, thorough and reasonably priced. I would highly recommend NLJA for municipal engineering services.”

“They have a good staff with a wide range of expertise and a lot of experience dealing with towns, which provides insight when dealing with town issues.”

Celebrating Over 50 Years of Civil & Environmental Engineering

A brief photographic history of NLJA