Highline Joins With Tucson Firm

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Highline Civil Engineering, a consulting engineering firm based in Payson, joined forces in March with Tucson-based Castro Engineering Corp. to expand its services and operating region.

"Joining with Castro engineering allows us to offer more of our personalized service to clients and to jointly expand our reach across northern Arizona, " said Highline Civil Engineering principal Andrew J. Romance, P.E. "Castro Engineering is a very strong, established firm with a real commitment to its customers and that appeals to us."

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The new Highline-Castro team includes (left to right) marketing director Bill Fraley, Castro president Frank Castro, and Payson office branch manager Andy Romance. Highline Civil Engineering joined the Castro Engineering Corp. in March.

Romance has nearly 20 years of experience in civil engineering, and has been operating in Payson since 1987. Highline Engineering was established in 1997 and has provided engineering services for municipal projects including water districts, wastewater collection, public works infrastructure, road design and land development. Highline is currently the project manager and engineer for the Bison Ranch master-planned community near Heber. The company served as design engineer and project manager for Chaparral Lakes in Payson. Romance has provided engineering services on several notable projects in the region including Green Valley Park in Payson, Mogollon Airpark in Overgaard, and the Round Valley High School Dome in Eager, among many others.

Castro Engineering Corp. is an established civil engineering and surveying firm, with offices in Tucson and Tempe, which provides full professional civil engineering and land surveying services in the areas of transportation, municipal engineering, drainage/flood control, land development, aviation, water resources and wastewater, irrigation and improvement districts.

President Frank Castro, P.E., R.L.S. said, "While our reach is getting broader across the state, we want to maintain the level of personal interaction that we and our customers value and upon which we have built this company."

Highline will retain its company name and will expand its staff from three to six employees during the next year. The Castro teams based in Tucson and the Phoenix area will provide professional and support services on projects.

Romance has lived in Arizona for 32 years and graduated from Show Low High School in Show Low, Ariz. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Northern Arizona University in 1985.

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