MIDDLESBORO, KY– National Engineer’s Week (February 19 – 25, 2012) has a special significance for leading southeastern engineering and surveying services company Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, Inc. It also marks the company’s forty-fifth year in business. Vaughn & Melton’s Middlesboro office is located at 109 South 24th Street.
Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, Inc was founded in 1967 in Middlesboro, Kentucky by Robert W. Vaughn and Lewis N. Melton. They selected this small southeastern Kentucky town as it was an area vastly underserved in terms of engineering services.
The founder’s assessment of the market opportunity was correct and the new engineering company quickly flourished, more than doubling its size in the first three years. By the mid-1980’s the company expanded geographically adding offices in Greeneville, Tennessee and Asheville, North Carolina, and the number of professional, technical, administrative and clerical employees grew to more than 100. The subsequent addition of offices in Knoxville, Tennessee; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Spartanburg, South Carolina brought the company’s southeastern footprint to four states and six principal city offices. In 2009, the company moved the Greeneville location to Gray, Tennessee to better strengthen the firm’s presence and service offerings in the Tri-Cities region, including a market expansion into Southwest Virginia. In 2011, an additional office in Boone, North Carolina was also opened expanding our presence farther into Northwest North Carolina and Southern Virginia.
“We are very proud of our forty-five year track record and the completion of thousands of high-quality engineering and surveying projects for clients throughout the Southeast,” said Randolph J. Scott, company President and Chief Executive Officer.
Included among the local, regional and national clients Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, Inc has served are the U. S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, U. S. Army Corp. of Engineers, Tennessee Valley Authority, Kentucky Tourism Cabinet, the Departments of Transportation in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, as well as dozens of city and county governmental agencies. One of the company’s most notable projects involved engineering services in support of the construction of the Cumberland Gap Tunnel located on the state borders of Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.
Founded in 1967, Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, Inc operates in four states with seven branch offices offering a comprehensive range of services including: land surveying, subsurface utility engineering, right of way acquisition, structural engineering, water and wastewater systems, site development, highway and street design, flood plain modeling, construction inspection, and GIS services.
Additional information about Vaughn & Melton can be found at www.vaughnmelton.com.