About LMHT Associates
Our firm is made up of passionate individuals who absolutely love what we do — and it’s obvious from the moment you meet us. Our Architects, Engineers, and Designers have been continuously designing successful projects since 1978. Our belief is that if we focus on contributing to the success of your projects, that effort will foster success within our firm.We operate nationally, licensed in 48 states and the District of Columbia. Our corporate office is headquartered in Research Triangle in North Carolina
Our Mission Statement
LMHT’s mission is to provide nothing less than excellence in client service through our vision, expertise, ethics and original design process. First Priority in accomplishing the mission is providing building designs that exceed client expectations through aesthetic originality, quality and environmental responsibility while supporting the client’s financial success. We believe that successfully accomplishing our first priority naturally leads to accomplishing our Second Priority which is employee fulfillment in their career purpose. Consistent client and employee satisfaction provides the framework for overall success for our company.
A History of LMHT
The Evolution of Our Firm
In 1986 Tony Hirst joined the firm bringing his restaurant design experience. Tony expanded the client base as the firm began to focus on the restaurant sector. Tony became a partner in 1991 and the name changed to LMH. After graduating with a Masters in Engineering in 1991, Ray Thornton came on board and founded the Engineering department. The combination of in-house A/E resulted in significant company growth over the next several years. What started with Ray being the only engineer has grown to the current full engineering team of Plumbing, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers. This set the precedent for more growth enabling LMHT to be a full service A&E firm.
Ray Thornton became a partner in 1996. As LMH grew into LMHT Associates, Paige Wood joined the firm in 2002 and has been a key facilitator in that growth with his restaurant experience, rising to Associate level within the firm. Since becoming CEO of LMHT in 2004, Ray has led the way focusing on client satisfaction, employee expertise and innovation. LMHT continues to grow and diversify in projects that make for a promising future.
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