A West Virginian by naturalization, and by choice, Paul Ghosh believed firmly that the friendly mountains were his land of opportunity and the home of his prosperity.
Born in Calcutta, India, Paul’s life has been a series of events which have contributed substantially to his engaging personality and his appreciation for the opportunities provided to him along the way.
Recognized as an outstanding student early on, he was directed to the study of science by the head of his school system, which led to an engineering scholarship to Bengal Engineering College, the second oldest engineering school in Asia (est. 1856).
He knew by his fourth year that he wanted to obtain a master’s degree in engineering, but he wanted to make that leap across the ocean to further his education stateside. Thus, the divorce from his native India was initiated and the door to a new life opened, along with a very different style of living.
As many can attest to, arriving in the states to seek a better opportunity with little in your pocket does not make life easy. By day he was an account clerk for a New York engineering firm, and by night he bagged groceries. In his spare time, he went to school.
Paul fully embraced West Virginia as his home when the mountains called to him in 1974 as he accepted a position as an engineer with the Kanawha County Regional Development Authority in Charleston. It was there that he found his niche in the water and wastewater industry where he was involved in the development and construction of these types of projects.
Though busy, Paul still found time to complete his MS degree in Civil Engineering. Recognized for his excellent educational background, he accepted a position as an assistant professor of Civil Engineering at West Virginia Institute of Technology. Leading into that in 1982, he brought Ghosh Engineers to life and built it on high standards of quality engineering and the desire to do the best job possible for the people and communities whom he served.
After 33 years of success, and a desire to consider retirement, Paul started to take a bow gradually and gracefully until he met Kennon Chambers in 2015. Kennon mimicked the qualities that Paul had built his company on; hard work, honesty, integrity, and a career dedicated to the water and wastewater industry in his beautiful, adopted state of West Virginia. Kennon agreed to buy Ghosh Engineers and the work started pouring in again.
Wanting to firmly stand behind their service and responsiveness to their new and existing clients, Kennon brought on a partner in 2019, his long-time friend and colleague, Jeff Ekstrom, who is known for his organizational and problem-solving skills and thrives on managing multiple tasks.
Kennon, Jeff, and the rest of the Ghosh team, with a side of Paul, will continue to focus their expertise on the water and wastewater industry and are committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality, professional service for their clients.