"SMBH, Inc. provides us with a level of thoroughness and professionalism that is unparalleled in the engineering profession. They have assembled a team of extremely knowledgeable and exuberant engineers that makes the collaboration with our own project managers from design development through construction seamless and pain free."

Rich Fidler
Design Manager
Chipotle Mexican Grill

Our History

SMBH HistorySince 1972, SMBH, Inc. has provided structural engineering services to architects, contractors and owners. Originally founded as Lantz and Jones, the firm changed its name to Lantz Jones & Nebraska, Inc. in 1975 to reflect a change in ownership. Driven by our client's needs, Lantz Jones & Nebraska had offices in Charleston, West Virginia and Stuart, Florida. We still perform work in those areas, but it is from our Columbus, Ohio office.

During the past two decades, the ownership transitioned prompting the name change to Shelley Metz Baumann Hawk, Inc. in 2005 and in 2013, the company name was shortened to SMBH, Inc.

"SMBH, Inc. provides us with a level of thoroughness and professionalism that is unparalleled in the engineering profession. They have assembled a team of extremely knowledgeable and exuberant engineers that makes the collaboration with our own project managers from design development through construction seamless and pain free."

Rich Fidler
Design Manager
Chipotle Mexican Grill