Started in April of 1961, L. J. Gonzer Associates was founded by Lawrence J. Gonzer. Mr. Gonzer a graduate of Cornell University, where he was admitted early because of his academic standing, was a Professional Engineer. Working for a several years at Lehigh Design, an engineering services firm and “job shop”, Mr. Gonzer decided to create his own company based on the principles of service, ethics and client satisfaction. That vision was and became L. J. Gonzer Associates. The company was based out of Newark NJ but quickly grew to a dozen offices scattered throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Florida.
Initially a firm primarily involved in Mechanical engineering support, it quickly added technical staffing to the list of services as companies were clamoring for solid technical talent in the 1960’s. As the concept of contract labor became more prevalent, L. J. Gonzer Associates quickly grew and soon we were one of the leading providers of technical staffing in the northeast. As the company grew it adopted new services as clients looked for more external support. We started to provide Process/Industrial Engineering services, Drafting and Design services, Data Entry services, Technical Illustration and Graphic Arts services, Computer Slide Generation and the like.
In 1980 the company, created a separate subsidiary called Custom Slides which was involved primarily with Computer generated Slide presentations and later with web development and desktop publishing services. About that time we also started our CAD Master Division which incorporated our Design and Drafting Services with Computer Aided Design and Electronic Circuit Test services to create a complete design service for our clients.
Our headquarters are now located in Cranford, New Jersey. And although Mr. Gonzer is not with us today his intial ideals of flexible, reliable and ethical services still shape the company’s direction today.