Our Mission

“We truly believe in our mission statement—We Make Buildings Work. A fully functional building with a happy client is our ultimate goal.”
– N. Daniel Waltersdorff, PE | President/CEO

Barton’s mission statement—We Make Buildings Work—couldn’t be more straightforward. While the statement is simple, the principles that support it are not. Barton draws on five key principles to help achieve this mission:

Focus
Barton realizes how important focus is within the consulting industry. That’s why we chose to concentrate on the firm’s two strongest markets healthcare and education. Because they are often highly sensitive and complex in nature, education and healthcare facilities are more sophisticated than virtually any other type of facility, making their needs for mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems as unique as they come. Barton applies more than 45 years of experience providing MEP design for a variety of healthcare and education facilities to each project we deliver, making sure never to lose focus.

Dedication
To say a project never has its challenges is idealistic; however, our experience has proven that difficulties are inevitable throughout the course of any project. As your trusted consultants, we will never walk away from a problem. We pledge to work with you to resolve your concerns in a professional and timely manner. Our staff of more than 60 registered professional engineers, designers, CADD technicians and support staff dedicate their efforts to anticipating and conquering challenges on your behalf.

Precision
Barton realizes that while no two facilities are alike, the demand for accuracy is a common thread. Just as precision is key to the end users of the education and healthcare facilities we work on, it is also essential for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems we design for them. When designing systems for our nation’s educators and future leaders as well as life-saving medical professionals, cookie-cutter designs simply won’t cut it. We take the time to listen to and understand each client’s unique needs and goals to develop a realm of customized choices from which the client can choose. With a particular emphasis on accuracy and efficiency, Barton tailors its designs to be precisely what you need.

Practicality
What good is an innovative design idea that cannot be implemented? Barton is committed to designing systems that are both technologically advanced and constructible. Many of Barton’s professional engineers have previous construction field experience and a true appreciation for constructible designs. This combination of technical expertise and hands-on experience results in designs that are effective, efficient and feasible. Even our most elaborate designs are centered on constructability. Now that’s practical.

Longevity
Barton takes care to design systems that will provide lasting benefits to the facility owner years, even decades, after being installed. We incorporate sustainable design solutions to reduce energy consumption, minimize environmental impacts and provide a healthy environment for the end user. Since our inception, Barton has worked with many clients that have trusted us for nearly 40 years—an example of longevity rarely seen in the consulting industry. We are proud of the long-term relationships we build with our clients and the lasting benefits our systems provide them.