When Lowell resident Paul Campbell decided to transition his civil engineering company from a part-time side job to full-time operation, he knew he needed a high quality and convenient workspace.
“Giving me a professional space to work from and meet clients has been vital,” said Campbell, who joined the iHub in early 2020. “I work more efficiently in an office space than at home but what I truly appreciate about this space is having it run by UMass Lowell. This frees me from having to manage office space on my own and saves me valuable time allowing me to focus on my company.”
Campbell formed CHESS Engineering in 2013, operating it solely since 2015. CHESS Engineering provides civil engineering and land surveying expertise to residential, commercial, public agency and land development clients with an expertise in local & state permitting, land surveying (boundary & topographic) and civil engineering (site plans, stormwater and utility design).
With 2020 being his first year operating the business full time, Campbell is looking ahead to 2021 as a year of growth, both in terms of expanding his client base and hiring employees.
“The location (of the iHub) is very convenient and the space works well for me,” Campbell said. “I found iHub online and knew it’d be right for me when I saw the membership/pricing and saw the space on the virtual tour.”
Campbell enjoys the iHub community, the convenient downtown location and the relationship with UMass Lowell.
“As a resident of Lowell, I like that a space like this exists in my home city,” Campbell said. “It’s great to see this type of collaboration between UMass Lowell, Lowell City Hall and various startup companies which hopefully leads to more economic development locally.”