The Louis Berger Group provides civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and environmental engineering services for commercial and government projects around the world. It also provides financial services, maintenance, and management services. Louis Berger has worked on high-profile projects such as the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site, and the renovation of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. Louis Berger also has has built highways, airports, seaports, and dams and contributed to cultural and environmental preservation for projects in 140 countries. The privately-held group also has worked on reconstruction projects in Iraq and Afghanistan.
New Jersey-based Louis Berger Group has about 30 offices throughout the US, as well as offices and holdings in more than 90 countries in Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin and South America, and the Philippines.
Louis Berger builds in many war-torn nations and developing countries. The company reconstructed bridges in Serbia, built police stations in Bosnia and Kosovo, and constructed the Kabul-Kandahar Highway, which links major cities in Afghanistan. In Iraq, Louis Berger has built transportation and communication infrastructure, in addition to hospitals, schools, courts, and police stations.
The company's work in war zones recently came under fire after a whistleblower notified the government that Louis Berger's management was cheating on contracts. In 2011 the former CEO of the Louis Berger Group, Derish Wolf, was charged for overbilling the US government for contract work in overseas war zones. In 2010 the firm paid more than $69 million to settle a civil suit related to the alleged fraud.
The Louis Berger Group was founded in 1953 by the late Dr. Louis Berger. It is among a family of 10 firms that make up Berger Group Holdings. – less