25 Milestones for 25 Years

It’s a big year at Allen & Shariff. 2018 is the 25-year-anniversary of the company’s founding—25 years of growth, learning, and building excellence. As part of our year-long anniversary celebration, we’ve identified 25 milestones that have grounded us through the years and allowed us to grow, building on each new accomplishment to reach our next level of success. Here’s a look back at the foundational moments in our history.

  • 1993 – Allen & Shariff Corporation is established. It all started with Bill Allen and Zack Shariff.
  • 1996 – Allen & Shariff grows to 25 employees – and keeps growing.
  • 1999 –Allen & Shariff forms the construction division.
  • 1999 – Allen & Shariff builds and moves into the corporate HQ building. We’re still here in our Columbia, MD headquarters.
  • 2000 – The Pittsburgh, PA office opens, and brings with it three new employees. Our office today has grown to 20 employees.
  • 2003 – The Salisbury, MD office opens. We continue to grow by another three employees. We now have 11 employees in this location.
  • 2004 – Allen & Shariff participates in our first Howard Community College Challenge Race. The race aligns with a company culture of promoting health and wellness.
  • 2005 – Allen & Shariff is named Baltimore Business Journal Top Minority-Owned Business.
  • 2007 – Allen & Shariff is recognized as among the largest engineering firms in the Baltimore area by the Baltimore Business Journal.
  • 2008 – Allen & Shariff expands internationally by establishing the Abu Dhabi branch.
  • 2008 – Allen & Shariff wins a Maryland Performance Excellence award. Based on the Baldridge Criteria for Performance Excellence, the award recognizes role model organizations whose performance is worthy of emulation.
  • 2008 – In partnership with Baylor University, Allen & Shariff completes five pediatric AIDS clinics in five countries in Africa.
  • 2009 – Allen & Shariff awarded first green project for Putrajaya Presidential Complex in Malaysia.
  • 2010 – Pittsburgh office wins multiple design awards at the same event, setting a new award record for the brand.
  • 2011 – Salisbury office wins first place in the Quest for the Silver Paddle Raft Race. (We continued the tradition of placing first for the next two years.)
  • 2012 – Allen & Shariff grows to 100 people!
  • 2012 – Allen & Shariff is awarded Istanbul IKETELLI Integrated Health Campus through a public-private partnership in Turkey – our first billion-dollar project.
  • 2012 – Zack Shariff wins Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
  • 2012 – Allen & Shariff Corporation Celebrates 20 years.
  • 2013 – Allen & Shariff hosts our first Casino Night Celebration to celebrate Columbia office success.
  • 2014 – First hospital project, SKM Dialysis Center, is completed in the Middle East.
  • 2015 – Abu Dhabi operation is awarded ISO 9000 Certification.
  • 2015 – The Healthcare Engineering Design office opens north of Pittsburgh in Zelienople, PA.
  • 2015 – Allen & Shariff opens its fifth U.S. office in Dover, DE.
  • 2017 – The Wharf in D.C. opens. Allen & Shariff designed the MEP for the 2.5 million s.f. mixed use project that includes the 6,000 seat Anthem theater.
  • 2018 – Allen & Shariff celebrates 25 years in business.

With 25 years of experience, distinction, and excellence behind us, Allen & Shariff looks forward to what’s next—adding to our portfolio and enhancing our skill set with the same success we’ve seen these past 25 years. Thank you for taking part in our history.

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