Davis, Bowen & Friedel Announces New Leadership as Three Employees Rise to Associate Positions

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Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc. (DBF) is pleased to announce that Chad S. Warren, PE, Christopher M.  Daube, PE, and Payton L. Bridge, AIA, NCARB have been appointed as associates of the firm. This  promotion reflects the company’s commitment to recognizing and nurturing talent from within its  ranks. 

DBF’s newly appointed associates have each demonstrated exceptional dedication, expertise, and a  deep understanding of the firm’s values and vision for the future. With their proven track record of  excellence, they are poised to play integral roles in driving the firm’s continued success.  

Joining the firm in 2014 as an intern, Chad Warren, a Senior Civil Engineer, has worked his way up  the ranks at DBF’s Milford, Delaware office location to become one of the firm’s newest associates.  Mr. Warren’s work includes various commercial and residential projects across the Delmarva  Peninsula, providing services ranging from project management, stormwater management, grading  plans, and construction administration to preliminary engineering, project permitting, and land  planning. 

Also out of DBF’s Milford office is Senior Structural Engineer Christopher Daube, who, in addition to  becoming an associate, has been promoted to director of DBF’s structural engineering department.  Most recently, he has served as the lead structural engineer for the expansion and renovation of  Mardela Middle and High School in Wicomico County, as well as the Talbot County Free Library in  St. Michaels. Mr. Daube is also involved in numerous military projects in the mid-Atlantic area. He is  responsible for designing, analyzing, and overseeing the construction of various structures throughout Delaware and Maryland to ensure their functionality, safety, and compliance with  regulatory standards.  

Payton Bridge, a Senior Architect in DBF’s office in Salisbury, Maryland, has also earned associate  status, leading numerous high-profile projects. These projects include the Perdue Henson Junior  Achievement Centerin Salisbury, the Atlantic Crown Hotel and the up-and-coming Rehoboth Beach 

Patrol Building in Delaware. In addition, Mr. Bridge is currently working on major capital  renovations to the Talbot County Public Safety Complex in Easton. Mr. Bridge has elevated the firm’s  reputation and solidified himself as a leader and mentor within the firm.  

In their new role as associates, these three employees will leverage their extensive experience and  strategic insights to drive the firm’s success as they tackle new challenges and deliver unparalleled  value to their clients.  

“Payton, Chris, and Chad will undoubtedly bring enhanced leadership to our projects and will be  instrumental in shaping the firm’s success. We value their innovative ideas, hard work, and their positive contributions to their clients and to the firm,” DBF Principal Ring Lardner, PE, shared. 

Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc., is a full-service architectural, engineering, and surveying firm with  offices in Salisbury and Easton, Maryland, and Milford, Delaware. For additional information about  DBF, visit www.dbfinc.com

For more information, please contact: 

Jennifer Skarren, Marketing Coordinator 

Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc. 

601 East Main Street, Suite 100 

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