Environmental Technician / Construction Engineering Inspector
Land Development and Construction Engineering Inspection
Alfred joined the firm in 2006 as an Environmental Technician. Having earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia, Alfred applies his skills and experience to projects where environmental services are required. His responsibilities include confirmation, collection, and analysis of field data using maps, drawings, sketches, reports and observation. Using GPS, Alfred confirms field data for landscape, land use and development, and site surveys. Taking advantage of the opportunity to broaden his knowledge and skills, Alfred is also a member of the Construction Engineering Inspection team and holds certifications in Asphalt Paving, Levels 1 and 2; Earthwork Construction, Levels 1 and 2; Final Estimates, Level 1; Advanced and Intermediate Maintenance of Traffic; and Asphalt Plant, Levels 1 and 2. Alfred's passion for missions is demonstrated by his most recent trip to Nicaragua where he was instrumental in ministry and home construction. His character quality recognitions by supervisors include Thoroughness, Diligence, and Loyalty.
Construction Engineering Inspection
As a member of the Melvin Team since 2002, Ben's applies his experience in utilities and roadway drafting and design to construction project inspection. His experience and technical knowledge combine to deliver construction projects that are well-managed from contract start-up through final close-out. As with all field inspectors, Ben serves as liaison between the project engineer and the construction manager to ensure that the client’s best interests are represented and projects are built to specifications. Ben holds inspection certifications in Asphalt Mix Design; Asphalt Paving, Level 1 and 2; Asphalt Plant, Level 1 and 2; Earthwork Level 1 and 2; Intermediate and Advanced Maintnenace of Traffic; Final Estimate 1; and Drill Shaft Inspection. Ben's commitment to his community is to serve as a volunteer with the Graceville Fire Department where, in addition to firefighting, he is responsible for training. Known by co-workers as "Gentle Ben", he has been recognized for demonstrating the character qualities of Orderliness, Determination, and Meekness.
Landscape Architecture/Environmental Services, Planning
As a Registered Professional Landscape Architect, Senior Biologist, Wetlands Specialist and Certified Planner, Brian brings his passion for the environment to the Melvin team. He has vast experience in design, permitting, stream restoration, environmental impact analysis, environmental permitting, planning, and landscape architecture. Having worked with Melvin Engineering since 1993, and subsequently joining the firm in 2006, Brian is responsible for all elements of landscape design and for determining the impact assessment of project design and alternative designs pertaining to social and environmental factors, technical writing, and agency and public interface. In addition, Brian assists in planning, land use, permitting, compliance relative to comprehensive plans, implementation and project management. He holds a B.S., degree from Oregon State University and is licensed and registered in Oregon and Florida as a Registered Landscape Architect, and with the American Institute of Certified Planners. A long-time Melvin Engineering Associate, Brian has been recognized for his character demonstrations of Creativity, Gratefulness, and Benevolence.
Construction Engineering Inspection
Curtis joined the firm in 1997 and is uniquely qualified for construction engineering inspection projects. His experience in AutoCad and MicroStation design software provides our clients with experience from one who knows how to draw a set of plans to one who can interpret and apply the design to actual construction according to plans and specifications. Curtis holds certifications in Asphalt Plant, Level I. As one of the members of the Melvin team who has a "can-do" spirit, Curtis has been recognized for his demonstration of character qualities that include Loyalty, Resourcefulness, and Alertness.
After completing a distinguished career with the Florida Department of Transportation, District 3, Danny joined Melvin Engineering in 2003. His years of experience in quality assurance relative to signing and pavement markings, signalization, and traffic analysis ensure designs and plans conform to standards. Danny coordinates the public awareness campaign that often accompanies transportation design projects. His attention to detail to ensure that citizens, and public and elected officials are informed of possible or potential impact of future roadway projects to homes and businesses is a key component of project success. As a Senior Designer, Danny has been recognized for the character quality he demonstrates as a member of the Melvin Team. Those qualities include Responsibility, Determination, and Dependability.
Construction Engineering Inspection
Don joined the firm in 2005 after 20 years of service in the military. Returning to Jackson County after his military career did not mean retirement, however. He quickly contacted Melvin Engineering to determine if there was a place he could contribute. His steady, quiet, and reserved demeanor is a strong asset in facing the challenges of managing a construction project. His determination and attention to detail are qualities that have gained the respect of clients, contractors, and co-workers. Recent recognitions by his supervisor of good character include the qualities of Joyfulness, Flexibility, and Dependability.
Grants Administrator / IT Manager
Evan joined Melvin Engineering in 1998. He brought with him a determination and sense of loyalty that would allow him to apply his skill set to tedious and somewhat monumental tasks. Currently, his responsibilities include administration of Community Development Block Grants, Economic Development Administration and other utility, transportation and infrastructure programs for local counties and cities throughout Northwest Florida. Evan coordinates grant activites with local officials and serves as the liaison between grant applicants and funding agencies. He has administered and continues to administer grant funded projects that total millions of dollars. He provides field support to engineering staff and assists with project coordination.
Evan’s experience in information technology allows him to maintain and oversee the firm's computer network group and provide additional administrative support. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Valdosta State College, with a major in Communications and minor in Public Relations. Evan consistently demonstrates good character and has been recognized for numerous qualities; among them are Generosity, Sincerity, and Benevolence.
Jake joined the Melvin Engineering in 2005 having just graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. As a Project Manager, he is responsible for complete project management including design, permitting, construction inspection, and project close-out working in land development with private developers as well as public entities. He also applies his knowledge and skills to transportation-related projects. Before transferring to FSU, Jake was a Pre-Engineering Major at the University of Alabama at Huntsville and Chipola College. Jake's easy-going manner has won him accolades from clients and supervisor's alike. He consistently demonstrates good character but has been recently recognized for the qualities of Availability, Determination, and Patience.
Kim joined the Tallahassee team in 2000 on a part-time basis while she was attending Florida State University to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering which she did in 2003. As a full time staff engineer, she began focusing on structural engineering and in 2008, she earned her Professional Engineering certification. As a registered PE in the State of Florida, her responsibilities for project management include design, plans production and specifications. She is proficient in structural software programs including RAM, RISA, AutoCAD Structural Suite and many more. Her specialty has become walkway/canopy covers, the final result of which can be seen as finished products on schools and commercial buildings from Jacksonville to Pensacola. Considering Kim's attention to detail and the way in which she manages projects, it is understandable why her character and the qualities she demonstrate have been recognized by her supervisors. Those qualities include Responsibility, Endurance, and Orderliness. Prior to attending Florida State University, Kim received her Associate of Arts Degree from Chipola College.
As a Project Manager in the Utilities Division, Marc provides technical assistance, design drawings and specifications, analysis of existing infrastructure, develops reports, performs field reviews and inspections, and ensures quality assurance of scaled engineered drawings. Since joining Melvin Engineering in 2007, his primary expertise is in the discipline of utilities design, including water, wastewater and natural gas. Advanced calculations, cost estimates and technical proposals are also areas of expertise. Marc works diligently to manage projects successfully while providing excellent customer service. He earned an Associates of Science degree in Computer Graphics from Chipola College and earned his certification in AutoCADD from Tallahassee Community College. His is also certified in Asphalt Paving Level I & II and Earthwork Level I & II. Recognized by his supervisors for the character qualities he exhibits, including Desiciveness, Thoroughness, and Initiative, he applies his knowledge in field operations to design issues which provides our clients with excellent design and simple operation.
Planner/ Grants Coordinator
As a Planner and Grants Coordinator, Margaret provides essential managment oversite to all assigned projects. Major responsibilities include review of and compliance with comprehensive plan documents; collection, research and data analysis; written recommendations for variances and exceptions to comp plan documents; and specific project overview with developers, landowners, municipalities, and local governments. Margaret prepares numerous grant applications on the state and federal level and is skilled in design, budgeting, purchasing, inspection, and close-out. Creativity in leveraging funds and taking advantage of grant cycles has enabled many clients to take full advantage of agency funding. Her work experience includes community development where she served at the local government level prior to joining Melvin Engineering in 2006. Margaret is a member of the American Planning Association. Her demonstration of outstanding character which includes the qualities of Determination, Endurance, and Thoroughness, is recognized by clients and co-workers alike.
Office Manager / Special Projects
Marti joined the firm in 2010. Her key responsibilities are office management and client and staff services. She assists with special projects and marketing initiatives while applying her extensive skills in business and management, economic development, and knowledge of community projects. She plans and coordinates monthly staff meetings, community events, missions, and other targeted opportunities. Her passion for creative writing has recently translated into weekly character application lessons via companywide email distribution. In addition, she is a regular monthly contributor for CharacterFirst! CF the Magazine. Marti serves on numerous local boards and is active in her support of the northwest region of Florida. Her formal education includes attending the Community College of the Finger Lakes and completion of Economic Development courses provided by the University of South Florida Small Business Development Center. Her pleasant demeanor, quick wit, and determination to resolve issues before they become challenges is a welcome addition to our great staff. Recently recognized for her demonstration of good character, Marti's consistent Determination to create, support, and direct resources contributes greatly to our success.
Mary Margaret joined the firm in 1997 as a part-time General Office Assistant while pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering at Florida State University. Upon completion of her degree, she became a full time engineer. With several years' experience, her responsibilities have expanded to full project management for layout and design of many recognizable commercial and industrial sites located throughout Northwest Florida including The Vitamin Shoppe, Zaxby's, CVS Pharmacy, Tyndall Federal Credit Union, and the Penn Avenue Business Park. Mary Margaret's multi-faceted projects require stormwater, local permitting plus environmental and landfill permitting, inspection, environmental site assessments, and roadway/sidewalk design. She earned her Associate of Arts degree with Honors from Chipola College in 1997, her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 2000, and continues to add certifications to her professional resume including Engineering Intern, LEED Green Associate, Construction Document Specialist I, Construction Industry Technician, and Registered Environmental Property Assessor. Noted for her easy-going and customer-friendly approach, she consistently demonstrates good character qualities for which she has been recognized. Those qualities include Gentleness, Decisiveness, and Enthusiasm.
Natacha joined the firm in 1998. As a design engineer and Team Leader, her responsibilities include roadway/landscape project design, drainage, traffic analysis, and signalization according to specifications by the Florida Department of Transportation and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, among others. In addition to superving transportation design support staff, she performs hydrological and hydraulic analysis of stormwater and treatment systems as required for FDOT drainage permitting and Florida Department of Environmental Protection stormwater permitting. Natacha has contributed her expertise to numerous projects throughout northwest Florida from design of multi-use trail enhancements to State Road resurfacing and signalization. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from Florida State University and an Associate of Arts Degree from Chipola College. She is a licensed professional engineer by the State of Florida. Natacha's enthusiasm for work and play has earned her recognition from co-workers for demonstrating the character qualities of Thoroughness, Diligence, and, of course, Enthusiasm.
Financial Services Manager
Rachel holds the distinct honor of having been the second employee to become a member of the Melvin Team. Since 1992, she has performed every administrative duty of the company. She is currently responsible for the management of all financial activities. Using sophisticated financial software including Florida Department of Transportation system interface, she is responsible for bookkeeping, accounts receivables and payables, invoicing, employee benefits administration (EEOC compliance, pension plan compliance, eVerify), financial audit coordination, and payroll. She also establishes and maintains all financial records with respect to federal, state, and local grant funds compliance. She earned her Associates of Science degree from Chipola College. Her historical knowledge of the company coupled with financial expertise provides invaluable insight to current and former clients and employees. Recognized for her good character, qualities for which she consistently demonstrates include Alertness, Dependability, and Responsibility.
Rick joined the firm in 2006 after a distinguished military career with the US Armed Forces followed by more than 13 years of experience in the public sector. His knowledge of land development processes, procedures, and challenges serves as a significant asset to our clients. When he became part of the Melvin Team, his primary purpose was to establish a much-needed Land Development Division. Under his capable leadership, the division continues to grow in the areas of planning, comprehensive land use, comprehensive planning and EAR based amendments, grants administration, and technical assistance for compliance issues. The most recent venture for the division is GIS mapping which will soon be available to assist clients in multiple applications including economic development and infrastructure location. Rick earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science and his Master of Public Administration degree from Troy State University. He also holds certification as a Certified Planner from the American Institute of Certified Planners. As a seasoned professional, Rick's character is consistent and steady even when faced with unpleasant conditions. For those reasons, Rick has been recognized for demonstrating character qualities that include Generosity, Initiative, and Orderliness.
Rod joined Melvin Engineering in 2000 in the Transportation Division. As a team leader for transportation projects, he is responsible for roadway design according to the Florida Depaertment of Transportation design standards and specifications, The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and others. He has led the team on several large scale projects that span Northwest Florida. Rod's ability to recognize and solve design challenges lends well to the efforts and success of the entire Transportation Division. Rod holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with Honors from the University of Florida and an Associate of Arts Degree with Honors from Chipola College. He is licensed by the state of Florida and holds several certifications and qualifications, including Asphalt Paving, Level 1 and II, Asphalt Mix Design, ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician, Aggregate Field and Lab Testing Technician, LBR Technician, and Concrete Specifications 346 and 400. His technical expertise and management style reflect his good character. The qualities of his character that have been specifically recognized are Discretion, Diligence, and Availability.
Construction Engineering Inspection
Sandra joined the firm in 1999 as a draftsman. With years of experience in drafting transportation projects, she now applies her extensive knowledge to actual roadway construction. She quickly interprets plans, recognizes potential issues, and makes field decisions based on her technical and practical knowledge. Effectively using her skills, she is able to communicate with and for designers and contractors to resolve challenges. Her efficiency and practical experience maximizes production ensuring that projects are completed on time and as designed. Sandra holds numerous certifications including Advanced Maintenance of Traffic, Concrete Field Inspector, Asphalt Roadway Level I and II, Earthwork Level I and II, Nuclear Radiation Safety, and Final Estimates I. For her consistently good demonstration of character, she has been presented certificates for the character qualities of Resourcefulness, Patience, and Loyalty.
Chief Operating Officer
Joining Melvin Engineering in 2001, Susan contributes general management expertise and executive leadership to the company. Experience gained from a varied business background including business ownership, sales, and top level management, she is specifically responsible for Human Resources, Marketing, and General Administration services. With a focus on ensuring best practices in overall operations and management, her goal is to help provide a work environment that is efficient and productive while, at the time, pleasant, supportive, and enjoyable for staff and clients alike. Enthusiasm, Compassion, and Diligence are qualities that reflect her character and for which she has been recognized.
Tony joined the firm in 1999 working as a Draftsman in the Transportation Division. He has converted his skills, experience, and knowledge gained into the position of Designer which he currently holds today. His attention to detail and familiarity with design standards ensures high quality plans, design and production. He is proficient in drafting software applications including AutoCADD, MicroStation and Geopak and maintains his certifications as Geopak Quantity Manager, Microstation, and Geopak Road. In addition to full time service with Melvin Engineering, Tony also serves in the Army National Guard as an E6 Staff Sergeant. He has been deployed to the Middle East on two separate occasions. He is a Certified Unit Victim Advocate. His good character is consistently demonstrated with specific recognition for Virtue, Responsibility, and Meekness, as well as others.
Tracy joined Melvin Engineering in 1997. His expertise in roadway plans design and delivery contribute greatly to the success of quality plans production. He possesses great skill and technical expertise in complex applications of AutoCADD, MicroStation, and Geopak. In addition to full time service with Melvin Engineering, Tracy serves in the Army National Guard (E5-Sergeant) and recently completed a tour of duty in the Middle East. Confidence and consistent performance in his work have earned him character quality recognitions which include Creativity, Discernment, and Wisdom.
Supervisor / Senior Inspector
Construction Engineering Inspection
Whitney joined the firm in 1997. With a background in survey and mapping, Whitney’s expertise in field operations provides a foundation for construction inspection. He joined Melvin Engineering in 1997 and in 2000 became the Supervisor of the newly established CEI Division. He holds certifications in Quality Control, Concrete Level I and II, Asphalt Mix Design, Asphalt Roadway Level I and II, Asphalt Plant Level I and II, Earthwork Level I and II, Advanced Maintenance of Traffic, Nuclear Radiation Safety, and Final Estimates I and II. His ability to manage construction inspection projects, construction contracts, and work successfully with contractors, enables Whitney to confidently represent our clients during the entire project. His dedication to work and community has been recognized by way of good character recognition and include the qualities of Determination, Alertness, and Thoroughness.