NO PLACE LIKE HOME
A peek inside the life of an H2M architects + engineers expert
(Photo: Ron Lanner, Vice President, Deputy Director)
Melville, NY (April 10, 2017) – When you think of excellence, Ron Lanner comes to mind. He carries a banner of excellence as a member of the H2M architects + engineers leadership team. Yet, within the walls of this growing company is a team that is more like a family, that refer to themselves as H2Mer’s.
Mr. Lanner made a comparison to sports, and he said, “Without the people here, there is no H2M. Everyone is a part of our success and it’s not about the name on the back of the jersey, it’s about the name on the front, and everyone here wear’s the same H2M name on the front of their jersey.”
Ronald B. Lanner, R.A., and LEED AP is Vice President and Deputy Director of H2M’s Architecture and Structural Division. Mr. Lanner is responsible for the planning, organization, and performance of the division. He is also a primary contact and project principal for multiple clients and their projects he oversees. A Melville native, Mr. Lanner found his way back home with H2M architects + engineers 20 years ago, after starting his career in New York City, for Mr. Lanner, there is truly no place like home.
Mr. Lanner and the rest of the H2M Architecture/Structural Engineering Group always strive for excellence, and it has been the driving force behind the divisions development and continued growth.
“The group takes pride in their work and are passionate about building our communities. Excellence is the norm at H2M, and we work collaboratively to produce the highest quality product for our clients.” added Mr. Lanner.
Mr. Lanner feels collaboration with other professionals across the company and working together towards common goals is the key to the overall success of the firm. Mr. Lanner’s favorite part of working at H2M are the people, and he describes them as terrific, talented, and hardworking. Everybody at the firm wants to execute good work and better themselves every day with everything an employee chooses to undertake, they are encouraged to take it and make it better. Mr. Lanner believes the success of the firm stems from the quality work executed at H2M. Whether it is service, design, sustainability, communication, quality, or responsiveness, H2Mer’s execute it with excellence in mind.
Mr. Lanner said, “Employees have the opportunity to advance, grow, and utilize their skills to the maximum. Maximizing our personal potential and using all our skills is what motivates us in our company, and provides us with enjoyment in our jobs, and fulfillment in what we do.”
Mr. Lanner is a family man, and enjoys spending time with his children Ryan and Victoria, and his wife Stephanie. One of the reasons Mr. Lanner decided to return to his hometown, Melville, was to work at H2M and have a family. A tradition they all enjoy is vacationing with his RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) college friends, and their families in York Beach, Maine. They have all been vacationing there together for more than 10 years and it keeps their relationships close. His family talks about them all year and they have a lot of fun with it. Mr. Lanner’s children call his college friends Aunts and Uncles, and their children are like cousins because over the years they grew up together.
“In a way, H2M is like being from a small family, we all have things we need to do, we enjoy being together, and have similar beliefs and we are always there for one another, I truly couldn’t ask for more, in regards to my job, family, and friends.” stated, Mr. Lanner.
Mr. Lanner is an architecture expert. He is a man who wears many hats, and strives for excellence in all that he does. Mr. Lanner has always been successful in ensuring H2M’s core values (are the guiding principles that dictate behavior and action within the firm), and has helped to develop and grow the Architecture/ Structural Department to its size of more than 100 employees. For Mr. Lanner, there is truly no place like home.
Founded in 1933, H2M architects + engineers is a multi-disciplined professional A/E consulting and design firm based on Long Island. H2M prides itself on offering expertise from all our market leaders and employees, however, connecting with our clients on a personal and professional level is H2M’s primary focus.