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Who We Are

Learn more about J.S. Held's recent acquisitions of VWM Analytics and Twenty First Century Engineering.

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J.S. Held is a global consulting firm with expertise in construction, environmental health and safety, equipment, forensic architecture & engineering services, water and fire restoration, and forensic accounting & economics.

Our team is composed of world-renowned experts who collectively analyze and investigate issues and disputes and provide solutions to complex matters faced by the legal, construction, and insurance communities.

Driven by client-centric values, J.S. Held consultants constantly seek new and innovative ways to serve our clients and enrich our industry.

Sectors Served
  • Agriculture
  • Banks & Financial Institutions
  • Construction
  • Cyber
  • Electric Utilities
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Food & Beverage
  • Government Agencies
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Power Utilities
  • Private Owners
  • Public Owners
  • Transportation


Our team is a group of multi-talented professionals, bringing together years of forensic and technical field experience within a variety of industries and project types.

Over the years, our service offering has expanded in response to the needs of our clients. Building consulting may be where our story begins, but we are much more than that today. Our clients come to us seeking the best, most objective, experts in the world — and that is what we are committed to delivering.

Project Types

  • Civil Engineering
  • Economic
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Industrial
  • Infrastructure
  • Institutional & Commercial
  • Residential
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Collaboration is in Our DNA
Do Great Things Together
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Quality &
Service are
Collaboration is in Our DNA
Do Great Things Together
Be Passionate
in All
That You Do
the Box


Our mission is built upon three fundamental pillars:

  • To provide high quality technical expertise
  • To deliver an unparalleled client experience
  • To be a catalyst for change


What truly differentiates us is our people — world-class talent driven by a common set of core values. Together, these shared values inspire a culture of integrity, excellence, teamwork, and service.

  • Quality and service are paramount. Not just important. Not just included. Not just thought about. They are PARAMOUNT. It drives everything we do and differentiates our client experience.
  • Delivering the news isn’t just a catchphrase for us – it really means something. We take pride in telling our clients what they need to know, what the situation is, and being upfront and honest about it. That’s what delivering the news is and always has been.
  • We are truly collaborative in everything we do – combining our values, opinions, and passion for our clients to do great things together.
  • We have open doors and open lines of communication, but more importantly we encourage people to challenge the status quo by thinking outside the box.

Our commitment to these values ensures we are aligned as a company and provides us with a meaningful way to address every business decision.

J.S. Held History
Company Milestones from 2017
event J.S. Held is founded by Jerome S. Held to provide property damage consulting services
event Jonathon Held joins J.S. Held
event Jonathon Held becomes President & CEO of J.S. Held
event J.S. Held is retained to assist with the World Trade Center site in response to 9/11, the largest insurance loss to date in the United States
event Held Enloe & Associates, a J.S. Held sister company, is founded to provide construction consulting services
event J.S. Held adds Adrian Frank to management team and becomes bicoastal with opening of Southern California office
event Granger Stuck opens J.S. Held Seattle office, furthering expansion to the West Coast
event Randy Ison relocates to open J.S. Held office in Atlanta, Georgia, laying the foundation for resources in the Southeast
event Jeromy Fielder joins Dallas, Texas office to lead J.S. Held expansion in the Southwest
event Colin Young joins J.S. Held to lead operations in Canada, establishing J.S. Held's first office outside of the United States
event Held Enloe & Associates merges with J.S. Held
event J.S. Held adds property loss division of Chroma Building Corp.
event Expanding services in the Northeast, J.S. Held acquires Wakelee Associates
event J.S. Held enters into surety consulting services by uniting with Lovett Silverman
event J.S. Held gains Environmental, Health, & Safety practice through partnership with U.S. HELM
event J.S. Held expands into equipment consulting with the acquisition of CEIPS
event Meridian Consulting Group joins J.S. Held and bolsters Surety Practice
event J.S. Held expands Environmental Practice with the acquisition of Leighton Associates
event J.S. Held & Donohue Consulting unite to further Construction Advisory Practice
event J.S. Held adds resources along the East Coast by partnering with Antonucci Consulting Corporation
event J.S. Held incorporates forensic architecture and engineering services by acquiring Bracken Engineering
event J.S. Held unites with Applied Environmental Health & Safety to add EH&S resources to Southeast U.S.
event J.S. Held gains UK & UAE presence with the acquisition of Leach Group
event Comando Ingenieria joins J.S. Held to establish presence in Latin America
event J.S. Held furthers Construction Advisory Practice through partnership with Construction Process Solutions
event J.S. Held opens operations in Colombia with offices in Bogotá and Medellín
event J.S. Held expands into forensic accounting & economics with the acquisition of Magnan Graizzaro & Associates
event J.S. Held & Veritox, Inc. join together to strengthen EH&S and Forensic Engineering Practices
event J.S. Held furthers Forensic Accounting & Economics Practice through partnership with HSNO
event Werlinger & Associates joins J.S. Held's Equipment Consulting Practice
event J.S. Held expands Building Consulting Practice in Canada with the acquisition of SPECS
event J.S. Held unites with Benchmark Consulting Services to further Surety Practice in Western U.S.
event J.S. Held acquires J.S. Dyer & Associates to strengthen Forensic Engineering Practice in the Western U.S.
event J.S. Held expands global Construction Advisory Practice with the acquisition of DBSConsult
event J.S. Held furthers EH&S Practice through the addition of Brennan Environmental, Inc., an environmental consulting firm based in the Northeastern U.S.
event CAA joins J.S. Held's Global Construction Advisory Practice, bringing a local presence in Germany, Spain & Chile to the J.S. Held team
event J.S. Held unites with VWM Analytics, expanding the firm’s Forensic Accounting & Economics Practice
event J.S. Held bolsters Forensic Engineering Practice with the acquisition of Twenty First Century Engineering
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