History

Russell E. Horn, Sr.; Lester L. Buchart; Clair S. Buchart Russell E. Horn, Sr.; Lester L. Buchart; Clair S. Buchart
Russell E. Horn, Sr.; Lester L. Buchart; Clair S. Buchart Early Buchart Horn Staff

A group of veterans — Russell E. Horn (an engineer), Clair S. Buchart (an architect), and Lester L. Buchart (business and marketing) — combined their training and experience to develop a company capable of rendering professional planning and consulting services. The organization was incorporated as Buchart Engineering Corp. on October 29, 1946.

Buchart Horn was one of the first professional consulting companies to combine engineering and architecture under one roof. That innovation was fueled by a simple premise: it was better for clients if engineers and architects would cooperate rather than compete on projects. Simple ideas are often the most powerful; today the firm’s professional and support personnel serve local, state, and federal government clients around the world.