For over 60 years, Salisbury-based engineering and architectural firm George, Miles and Buhr, LLC (GMB) has provided quality design services for public and private projects throughout the Delmarva region and beyond. Firm expertise includes water, wastewater, land development, municipal, structural and sustainable engineering projects as well as commercial, residential and institutional architecture.  

GMB’s heritage of service to local towns, cities, and counties has brought progress and an improved standard of living to the area, including the city of Fruitland where they serve as city engineer. The recently completed $2 million upgrade to the Fruitland Water Treatment Plant included an improved filter system, more efficient controls, and a recycle system to reclaim water from the treatment process. In addition, a new confined aquifer well was installed to provide safe drinking water to the city. GMB assisted the city to secure state funding for this project.

GMB’s historical work with Fruitland’s infrastructure dates back to their design of the city’s original interceptor sewers in 1969 and continues today with a detailed metering and Infiltration and Inflow study of the sewer system. The study will provide recommendations for lining the sewer infrastructure to provide a more efficient and effective system. 

GMB strives to be a leader in the design and stewardship of sustainable communities in the Chesapeake Bay and coastal environments. Their Coastal Resiliency team specializes in planning, designing, and adapting the built environment to the inevitable effects of sea level rise and climate change. The team is currently assisting the city of Fruitland with the design of upgrades to two major culverts along Covered Bridge and Camden Avenue to handle larger storm events and minimize existing flood concerns. In addition, GMB and the city are working on stream restoration projects along the Tuxent Branch drainage area to improve water quality.

Architecturally, GMB has designed numerous community-focused projects benefiting area citizens. They recently completed an adaptive reuse project for Salisbury University, involving the redevelopment of a historic downtown Salisbury mercantile building into a Center for Entrepreneurship to encourage the creation of incubator businesses and to celebrate the arts. At the Salisbury Regional Airport (SBY), they were part of a design-build team for the permitting and construction of a newly completed five-unit 7,225 SF drone hangar building, putting Wicomico County at the forefront of the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry.

Working with the community leaders, businesses, and residents of Fruitland, Salisbury, and the greater Delmarva area has been a privilege for the past 60+ years. GMB hopes to provide essential services for years to come.

For more information, contact GMB at 410-742-3115, or visit their website at