Inspiring Confidence in Progress: The History of ORC

Inspiring Confidence in Progress:  The History of O. R. Colan Associates book

ORC is proud to announce that our CEO, Cathy Colan Muth, has written a book on the history of our company entitled Inspiring Confidence in Progress: The History of O. R. Colan Associates. While the intended audience of this book is our employees, it may find a broader audience in the right of way industry among those who are interested in the history of the Uniform Act.

The book tells the story of our founder, Owen Richard Colan, J.D. and the journey of his daughter in continuing the business after his death in 1989. The book is currently available on Amazon in either paperback or Kindle edition.

Vision, Mission and Values

Our Vision

Inspiring confidence in progress

Our Mission

We specialize in providing real estate services for infrastructure projects according to the highest professional standards.

We work to minimize the stress for those who are required to sell their property or relocate for the benefit of the general public.

We partner with consultants and vendors who share our values and standards for quality.

We strive to offer a satisfying and rewarding work experience for our employees.

Our Values





Problem Solving



Social Responsibility

Current Open Positions

O. R. Colan Associates ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact Human Resources at (704) 944-1391