BMJ Engineers & Surveyors, Inc. has provided unmatched development expertise and services to local communities for nearly fifty years
Throughout the years, the company’s foundation in agricultural and stormwater drains led BMJ to become a leading drain expert in Michigan, working in almost every county in the state. Many successful projects such as the Black River Intercounty Drain and the City of Port Huron’s Combined Sewer Overflow Program projects also positively impacted BMJ’s course of business while bettering its communities. With core specialties in civil engineering and surveying, BMJ’s portfolio of services has continued to grow and expand, and today includes industrial facility engineering and materials testing.
By combining new technology, advanced design techniques, and environmental responsiveness, BMJ continues to provide exceptional expertise and services to its broad client base of government, private developers, and industrial clients.
While working at the Michigan Department of Agriculture in the late 1960s, Darwin McLeod took great interest in reviewing consultants’ engineering plans for county drain projects. This work inspired him to utilize his own engineering design skills for county drain projects in an effort to enhance communities.
In 1970, McLeod connected with John Boldt from the Soil Conservation Service, and they founded a company known as BOL-MAC Engineering in Lansing, Michigan. McLeod’s vision to start an engineering consulting firm specializing in agricultural drainage and stormwater drainage had become a reality.
In September of 1971, BOL-MAC Engineering became incorporated and relocated to Port Huron, Michigan. Shortly after, the company decided to diversify its services, and Dan Johnson brought his background in municipal engineering to the firm in 1973. The firm became known as Boldt, McLeod & Johnson, Inc. (BMJ). Expanded civil engineering services included the design of roads, sanitary sewers, water mains, and bridges. A variety of surveying services was also added.