It is appropriate that C.T. Male Associates has grown to be a firm with a wide variety of capabilities, for it was founded by a man whose personal interests and talents included music, mathematics, engineering, politics, teaching and community service. In 1910 Charles Male began the consulting engineering firm that evolved into C.T. Male Associates Engineering, Surveying, Architecture & Landscape Architecture, P.C., 100 years later.
During his esteemed career, he served as a sanitation engineer in the Panama Canal Zone, a New York State Assemblyman, a Niskayuna Highway Superintendent and a Professor of Mathematics at Union College.
For the next 40 years his engineering and surveying services continued. His sons Tom, Bill and Ken became part of his team. In 1950, Ken Male and his top professionals incorporated the firm as C.T. Male Associates Engineering, Surveying, Architecture & Landscape Architecture, P.C.
It is hard to imagine that 100 years ago the company consisted of just two full-time employees working out of a single room. Most of our early work was of the land development/subdivision type. Gradually, we broadened our capabilities to include engineering, and the range of our activities has been continually growing ever since.
During this time we continued to widen the scope of our engineering and surveying operations. By the mid-70s we had expanded our services to include land planning, landscape architecture, geodetic surveys, construction management and environmental services.
The mathematics of engineering has not changed since the building of the pyramids, but equipment has evolved to our present tools of satellite imagery, robotic data collectors and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). All along it has been a point of pride for us to keep our surveying and engineering staff equipped with the best and most updated equipment.
Today C.T. Male Associates has 135 full-time employees. Obviously, our growth and reputation have been made possible by the many talented people who have been with us over the years. Our philosophy is to involve professionally qualified and competent employees in the management and ownership of the firm, as evidenced by the credentials of our Board of Directors and Shareholders.