VM IN THE NEWS

Historic Project Completed: Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, TN

August 17, 2017

Vaughn & Melton has another significant project completed through construction on time and within budget! #25million #50years #vfl #cumberlandavenue #knoxvilletn

Storm water focus of Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn! We love helping to educate our communities

July 24, 2017

Storm water focus of Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn! We love helping to educate our communities

Brandon Lewis Graduates Leadership Lexington!

June 21, 2017

A special congratulations to our very own Brandon Lewis for graduating from the Leadership Lexington program! You rock Brandon!!!

 

ABOUT LEADERSHIP LEXINGTON FROM leadershiplexington.com:

Leadership Lexington is a leadership development program sponsored by Commerce Lexington and directed toward individuals who demonstrate leadership qualities. The program gives participants the opportunity to better understand our city and to prepare for the challenges it faces by meeting with and learning from today’s leaders. Leadership Lexington is an educational opportunity that broadens perspectives and allows participants to gain increased understanding of community dynamics and public issues. The makeup of each year’s class is intended to reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of our city.

Welcome Rachel Fischer to our Vaughn & Melton Family!

June 11, 2017

We would like to introduce Asheville’s new Admin Assistant to everyone! This is Rachel Fischer and we are excited to have her on board as part of our Vaughn & Melton family!


Q&A with Rachel:

What is your favorite book?
Anything by The Passion Translation team, be it the Bible or their devotionals

What hobbies do you have?
Cooking, baking, helping people

Little background info:
I am the fifth of seven daughters to my parents. Originally from Indiana, I have lived in Florida, Arkansas, Texas and North Carolina. I moved with my parents to Thomasville, North Carolina in the fall of 1996. The pull of grandchildren being born was a driving force for my parents to relocate. Eventually, I relocated to the Greensboro area, where I met my husband Eddie. We were married on March 6, 2010. He has 3 beautiful children, Marian 17, Carl 15, and Leroy 14. Primarily they live in San Antonio Texas, and then come visit with us during the summer. My husband’s work has had him working here in the Asheville area for the past 4 years and this past fall we made a permanent move from Greensboro to Asheville.

When I graduated high school in the spring of 1995, I immediately entered the work force as a teacher’s assistant at Grace Christian Academy in Flower Mound, Texas, where I had just graduated from. I have worked in variety of fields - education, textiles, furniture, machinery, automotive and now of course here at Vaughn & Melton. I am truly blessed and excited to be working at Vaughn & Melton. The atmosphere is one of family working together and I love that.

Carolina Region Celebrates Vaughn & Melton 50th Anniversary!

May 26, 2017

The second installation of our 50th Anniversary celebration occurred today in Asheville for our Carolina Region employees and clients. The venue was absolutely stunning - The Crest Center Pavilion was breathtaking and the BBQ was phenomenal!

Beautiful Table Team Middlesboro!

May 26, 2017

Well done Team Middlesboro! Our table at the Claiborne County Economic Development Gala looks elegant and beautiful and represents our 50th with class and style!

2017 National Public Works Week is Here!

May 22, 2017

This week is National Public Works Week and we would like to say THANK YOU to everyone that helps to make our lives more comfortable, safe, and enjoyable! #NPWW

Educate your community and share this video provided by The American Public Works Association and aired by Public Broadcasting Stations all across our country: https://youtu.be/AUaGcpFd7aE?list=UU9DArYA0lijSl0J2I8bskNA

We would like to introduce our newest Vaughn & Melton family member - Chad Bobrowski, PE!

May 17, 2017

Chad joined our growing Charleston, SC location and we are excited he is working with us! We asked Chad a few questions so we could get to know him better and we think you will enjoy getting to know him too!

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What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

Being around my 3 children. Doing anything outside and enjoying a sunny day.

What are the values that drive you?

Honesty – It goes a long way telling people the truth instead of what they want to hear.

Doing it right the first time; however, you should expect to make some mistakes and be humbled and learn from them.

Work hard, but have fun while you are doing it.

What has been your career progression?
I moved around way too much when I was younger, but I gained plenty of experience and opportunities in many different fields along the way. I have experience in surveying, roadway design, site design, and drainage design. I have and worked in TN, SC, KY, GA, FL and NC. I had most of my success while living in Charleston, SC. I was doing all kinds of road projects in multiple states. Coming back to what my family considers home is a dream come true.
b. What have you learned at each step that has made you the manager you are today?

I have a few lessons that I have learned along the way. One is to treat your clients like they are your family. It helps makes difficult projects go well. Another is when people are always under pressure, don’t push them too far, because their performance will slide.

The last item is that the younger engineers love to know the project details and why they are doing something. I try to give them as much information as they can handle. It builds a significant level of trust between the manager and our future managers when you aren’t hiding anything.

Tell us about your family, kids, hobbies.

I have been married since 2012 to my wife DeAnna and we were married at Middleton Place, here in Charleston. We have three children, Zac (18) who is a graduating senior in high school, Sophia (5) an up and rising kindergartner, and Peyton (5 months) joined us in November.

I love soccer and have played since I was in second grade. Charleston has a pro soccer team and we go to the matches and watch the fireworks afterwards.

Where did you grow up? Where else have you lived?

I grew up in Tennessee and spent most of my elementary to high school years in Brentwood. It was a country town when we moved there and now there isn’t a cow within 10 miles at least. I have lived in many cities: Johnson City, TN; Memphis, TN; Columbia, SC; Lexington, KY; Charleston, SC, and Sydney, Australia.

Leadership Style:
What principles do you value highly in people who work for you?

Don’t hide problems. The quicker we see the problem, the better we can prevent it from becoming a catastrophe.

How would you describe your leadership style? How has it changed over time?

I am a pretty laid back leader but maintain my high expectations. The work we produce needs to be accurate, precise, and on time. I also prefer to get a couple of solutions to a problem from a young engineer before stating what the preferred alternative will be.

When I was younger, I expected everyone to do things similar to the way I did it. That doesn’t always turn out as you expect.

The hardest part of becoming an effective leader for me has been to let go and have the young engineer learn to provide the same quality of work using other approaches.

Expectations with V&M:
What perceptions do you have coming in to our organization?

I chose V&M because it still has the small company feel to it. I feel I perform best in this type of environment. There are some quirks, but every company has them. The firm has great potential in South Carolina with the support and experience we have in North Carolina, we just need to harness it to bring it to the next level.

What are your top 3 priorities for us?

Become a go-to firm in the Charleston/Lowcountry Market.
Become a player in South Carolina where we can go toe to toe with the big firms.
Keep the small firm feel while growing efficiently.

Engineer Sharon Deane wins Triathalon!

May 2, 2017

We love it when someone from our V&M family does something spectacular - like winning 1st Place Female in the 2017 Hammer Sprint Triathlon! #waytogo Sharon Deane #yourock #engineersandathletes

SCDOT Worker's Memorial Day

April 28, 2017

It was an honor to be present at the SCDOT Worker's Memorial Day ceremony remembering the men and women who lost their lives working on our roadways. Remember to always #moveover and #slowdown when workers are present on our highways. SCDOT thank you for setting aside this day to honor your fallen.

We’re excited to have a new Structural Engineer joining our team - Welcome Chad Binion!!!

March 7, 2017

Chad Binion joined our team last week and will be working from our Lexington office. Below, Chad has given us some insight about his passions, motivations, and his character. Even if you don’t have the “attention span”, arch you going to give it a read? #SeeWhatIDidThere

 

PASSION
I consistently worked my way through college to “earn” my degree, including working ALL summers, weekends, and holidays throughout this time. Simply put, the term “work” doesn’t scare me in the least. Why? Because I have passion to do whatever it takes to fulfill my dreams. When I took Calculus at Berea College in 1990, I knew at that moment I wanted to become an Engineer. The ability to solve “real world” problems with numbers instantly gave me a purpose to live. The passion comes from the heart and is present today with my desire to be the best Engineer I can be. My passion is the learning and is why I love this occupation. I get to learn new things on a daily basis. Living, learning, and loving the person I am becoming today come from the God-given passion I have to be the best I can be.

CHARACTER
Character is the most important spiritual principal to me. Character, to me, means doing the right thing for the right reason. Character means treating others the way I want to be treated with respect, honesty, and love. Character doesn’t mean that I always have to be right (except when I’m designing a beam, haha) with my communications with other people. Character doesn’t mean that I have to have all the answers and correct responses. To me, character means living a life of humility, which means to remain teachable. My goal in life is to have the character of Christ, he’s my best teacher. And boy, do I have a lot to learn.

Dedication
To say the least, when I set my mind to something, I usually get positive results. Some would say I’m hard-headed, I would have to agree with that sentiment. One of the greatest achievements I’ve earned was earning my college degree then earning my graduate degree. These accomplishments took dedication. Something I love to share with my friends also goes with this term: When I tell someone I’m going to do something, I do it. If I can’t do it or something else comes up, then I communicate with him/her. Dedication to things I love and respect also gives me something to live for - trust is an asset gained through dedication and something I cherish.

Laughter
My favorite magazine ever is/was Reader’s Digest which had a regular section named “Laughter, the BEST Medicine”. I have learned this is one of the most accurate statements ever. If you can laugh about it, you can live with it. I live to love and laugh every day, plain and simply because laughter makes me feel good. The longer I live, the more I’m focused on feeling good about my life and how I’m living. Laughter helps me feel good and to me, choosing to look for laughter is one of the wisest personal choices I’m making today because I love to feel good.

Positive Attitude
Anytime I’m focused on my problems, my dilemmas, my circumstances, or just simply having a “poor me” attitude, I am not feeling good. A positive attitude is something which I have been blessed wit today, maybe because of my past and things I’ve been through. Today, I try to have a good attitude with everything that crosses my path because I’ve learned when I bring a positive attitude, God allows the best of me to be seen by others. To combine all of my words, I get to enjoy the benefits of each of them through my positive attitude. Yes, my positive attitude helps me feel really, really good.

Favorite Quote: “If you’re gonna worry, then why pray. And if you’re gonna pray, then why worry.” ~ mentor and friend of 17 years


I’m honored to become a part of the Vaughn & Melton team. I believe I am joining a team embodies these same characteristics I hold so valuable in my life, which makes it a perfect fit for both of us. I believe I am a strong addition to this team and have so much hope for a great future with Vaughn & Melton. Thank you for this opportunity.

We’re excited to have a new Structural Engineer joining our team!

Chad Binion joined our team last week and will be working from our Lexington office. Below, Chad has given us some insight about his passions, motivations, and his character. Even if you don’t have the “attention span”, arch you going to give it a read? #SeeWhatIDidThere

 

PASSION
I consistently worked my way through college to “earn” my degree, including working ALL summers, weekends, and holidays throughout this time. Simply put, the term “work” doesn’t scare me in the least. Why? Because I have passion to do whatever it takes to fulfill my dreams. When I took Calculus at Berea College in 1990, I knew at that moment I wanted to become an Engineer. The ability to solve “real world” problems with numbers instantly gave me a purpose to live. The passion comes from the heart and is present today with my desire to be the best Engineer I can be. My passion is the learning and is why I love this occupation. I get to learn new things on a daily basis. Living, learning, and loving the person I am becoming today come from the God-given passion I have to be the best I can be.

CHARACTER
Character is the most important spiritual principal to me. Character, to me, means doing the right thing for the right reason. Character means treating others the way I want to be treated with respect, honesty, and love. Character doesn’t mean that I always have to be right (except when I’m designing a beam, haha) with my communications with other people. Character doesn’t mean that I have to have all the answers and correct responses. To me, character means living a life of humility, which means to remain teachable. My goal in life is to have the character of Christ, he’s my best teacher. And boy, do I have a lot to learn.

Dedication
To say the least, when I set my mind to something, I usually get positive results. Some would say I’m hard-headed, I would have to agree with that sentiment. One of the greatest achievements I’ve earned was earning my college degree then earning my graduate degree. These accomplishments took dedication. Something I love to share with my friends also goes with this term: When I tell someone I’m going to do something, I do it. If I can’t do it or something else comes up, then I communicate with him/her. Dedication to things I love and respect also gives me something to live for - trust is an asset gained through dedication and something I cherish.

Laughter
My favorite magazine ever is/was Reader’s Digest which had a regular section named “Laughter, the BEST Medicine”. I have learned this is one of the most accurate statements ever. If you can laugh about it, you can live with it. I live to love and laugh every day, plain and simply because laughter makes me feel good. The longer I live, the more I’m focused on feeling good about my life and how I’m living. Laughter helps me feel good and to me, choosing to look for laughter is one of the wisest personal choices I’m making today because I love to feel good.

Positive Attitude
Anytime I’m focused on my problems, my dilemmas, my circumstances, or just simply having a “poor me” attitude, I am not feeling good. A positive attitude is something which I have been blessed wit today, maybe because of my past and things I’ve been through. Today, I try to have a good attitude with everything that crosses my path because I’ve learned when I bring a positive attitude, God allows the best of me to be seen by others. To combine all of my words, I get to enjoy the benefits of each of them through my positive attitude. Yes, my positive attitude helps me feel really, really good.

Favorite Quote: “If you’re gonna worry, then why pray. And if you’re gonna pray, then why worry.” ~ mentor and friend of 17 years


I’m honored to become a part of the Vaughn & Melton team. I believe I am joining a team embodies these same characteristics I hold so valuable in my life, which makes it a perfect fit for both of us. I believe I am a strong addition to this team and have so much hope for a great future with Vaughn & Melton. Thank you for this opportunity.

Welcome Ashley Gibson to our V&M family in Lexington, Kentucky!

March 6, 2017

Ashley joined our Lexington office on Monday as Business Administrator and future Marketing Coordinator!

Her Favorite Quote: “I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.”-Michael Scott from The Office

Her Background: I am originally from Ashland, KY but moved to Lexington, KY in May of 2013. I have my Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Morehead State University.

 

Ashley says "In my spare time, I enjoy long distance running and listening to true crime podcasts. I am also a HUGE University of Kentucky basketball fan. #goCATS"

Lexington Office Participates in On The Table Event!

March 3, 2017

Thank you Brandon Lewis, Courtney Evans, and our entire Vaughn & Melton team in Lexington for making this event a success for all involved! You are the embodiment of what it means to help keep the flow of commerce and community moving forward! #onthetablelex #imaginelexington


https://www.bgcf.org/onthetable

Please join us in welcoming our new V&M team member, Marisa Mule' Van Horn to our Charleston, SC Office!

February 20, 2017

Marisa Van Horn joins our Charleston office as a Marketing Coordinator. Marisa has spent most her life in central New Jersey with her husband and son. She graduated from Rutgers University and spent close to 30 years working in the environmental and planning fields for private industry, academia, and local government.

She and her husband recently decided to change directions, literally, and head south. They moved to SC in 2016 and are proud to call Mt. Pleasant home, with all it’s wonderful roundabouts, density, palpable urbaneness, and their new home. She says, “I look forward to new interests and challenges while I continue to sail, hike, swim, fish, and of course, eat!”

Her favorite quote is: “It’s one thing that no cabinet had ever had … a Secretary of the Future.” Kurt Vonnegut

Vaughn & Melton Celebrates 50th Year!

February 19, 2017

We will forever be grateful to the two men who laid the foundation for a legacy that continues to grow. Thank you Bob Vaughn and Nick Melton. We strive to lead from your example!

When asked about the growth of a company he co-founded, Bob Vaughn, stated “We were always looking to improve ourselves. You continually have to reinvent your company. You have to be willing to take on things you might not yet have a strong confidence as you desire to, but you have to go ahead and [seize the opportunity] when it presents itself”.

Regarding the ownership transition, Nick Melton added “Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers isn’t ‘Vaughn & Melton’. It’s all of the people. We felt like that it was important that they have a place. If you sell to somebody they may take your contracts and go off leave your people sitting on the side of the street. We felt like the people that got us there deserved an opportunity to continue. We chose the ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) as the way of passing our ownership to our people rather than passing it on to someone else.”

Congratulations to Team Carolina and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians!

February 16, 2017

The Cherokee Wastewater Treatment Plant Project was selected as one of six finalists for the coveted Palmetto Award at the American Council of Engineering Companies of SC Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet on February 7 in Columbia, SC.

Below is an executive summary of the project:

Uniquely located in one of the most beloved national conservation areas in the United States, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) - a sovereign nation – self-governed and autonomous – have a vision to allow future Cherokee generations to flourish and grow. This vision – in the form of a 20-year strategic plan - included a critical capacity upgrade to the existing wastewater treatment facility. Although increasing the capacity of a wastewater treatment facility is becoming more common as communities grow, this project represents the uncommon. Cherokee is an uncommon location. Cherokee is an uncommon governmental entity. The Cherokee have an uncommon need for reliability. Most of all, as part of their sovereign heritage, the Cherokee have an uncommon desire to achieve environmental and resource excellence. Vaughn & Melton helped the tribe achieve this major infrastructure milestone by using an innovative approach to existing technology allowing for the uncommon components of this project to become the strength of the design. EBCI desired to have a state-of-the-art facility. This was achieved by pro-actively engaging the EBCI in a pre-design educational tour of many technologically-advanced facilities throughout the Southeastern United States in order to find the best option for economic growth. EBCI did not have additional land for the upgrade to the facility. The new facility was strategically and successfully designed within this tight, five-acre location six weeks ahead of schedule. EBCI wanted to utilize existing resources in a conservative manner. This was achieved by repurposing existing structural resources into a new, stream-lined design and incorporating a method for producing Class “A” bio-solids for local beneficial reuse. EBCI desired to keep the existing treatment facility in full operation during construction. This was achieved without any issue and with better, more reliable operator functionality. EBCI desired to keep the Oconaluftee River, a $500K per year recreational-use, class “A” trout stream, unaffected and pristine. This was achieved by having the discharge water quality better than the receiving waters of the Oconaluftee and at a higher standard than environmental permitting requirements.

City of Maryville, Tennessee Hires Vaughn & Melton and Gets New Wetland Signage

January 31, 2017

Vaughn & Melton brings various value-add services to our clients. One of the specialty services we offer is an in-house comprehensive graphic design group.

The City of Maryville has contracted with this group to produce new signage for the Pistol Creek Wetland Center, which includes a total brand redesign for the educational center. There are a total of 19 signs - 30" x 30" - which we are part of this effort. The new, individually unique signs will fit within existing structures along the walkway that traverses the wetland.

We look forward to our continued relationship with the City of Maryville (Tennessee) to keep the flow of commerce and community moving forward for this educational asset!

Please join us in welcoming our second new V&M employee of 2017, who started Wednesday, January 4.

January 11, 2017

Dean Helstrom joins our team as a Senior Project Manager and joins our Gray, TN office with 20 years of experience, having served as a Senior Project manager for Bolton & Menk, Inc., in Minnesota. He has expertise in public and private engineering projects and has assisted clients in securing funding for transportation projects, water/wastewater facilities, stormwater management facilities, and more.

Dean went to college at the University of North Dakota located in Grand Forks, North Dakota where he received diplomas in B.A. Aeronautical Studies- Professional Pilot (’92) and B.S. Civil Engineering (’99). Upon graduation he moved back to Litchfield and worked 17 years for a regional engineering firm out of Willmar, Minnesota.

He has been married sixteen & half years to his wife Stacey - who is responsible for the adventure of moving to East Tennessee with her acceptance of a position at Eastman. They have two children who are both fully launched. Their son Taylor graduated from Purdue in Aerospace Engineering and works at Eaton in Cleveland, Ohio and their daughter Breanna graduated from Hamline University (St. Paul, MN) and works for Willis Towers Watson in Bloomington, MN.

Hobbies include family, fishing, pheasant hunting, biking, hiking, golfing, traveling and playing hockey.

He says: “We are looking forward to exploring East Tennessee and surrounding areas. It is very intriguing to have the rolling hills, mountains and the history of this area within a couple of hours.”

His favorite quote is: “The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change”- from the Greek philosopher Heraclitus

Please join us in welcoming our first new V&M employee of 2017, who started Tuesday, January 3.

January 6, 2017

Sharon Deane joins our Knoxville, TN team as a Project Manager and will be working in the Water Resources Division. Sharon graduated with her MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Since 2007 she has worked at Knoxville Utilities Board in Water Systems Engineering primarily in wastewater collection system improvements.

She has been married to her husband Jimmy for almost 4 years. They have two cats (they’re crazy cat people!) and a pet corn snake. Her main hobbies are cycling, triathlons, and traveling. Most of her weekends and free time are filled with bike rides, runs, hiking, or something that keeps her outdoors! Sharon has competed in 2 Full Ironman distance triathlons, 1 Half Ironman distance triathlon, 1 marathon, and lot of shorter races…too many to count!

She is excited to start a new chapter of her career at Vaughn & Melton, and looks forward to having the opportunity to meet everyone!

Her favorite quote is: "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right." -Henry Ford

Congratulations to our North Carolina Utility Coordination Team!

January 5, 2017

North Carolina Department of Transportation recently awarded a two-year Utilities Coordination contract to our NC team. During this contract, V&M will coordinate the preconstruction relocations of utilities for highway projects on an as-needed basis.

A typical project might include: meeting and coordinating with utility owners, documenting the conflicts between the highway project and the utility facilities, coordinating utility relocation designs with highway project designs and construction schedules, preparation of Utilities by Others (UBO) plans and provisions, assessing relocation cost responsibilities, and developing utility agreements.

Vaughn & Melton Giving Back: 111 Toys to The Salvation Army and 200 Pounds of Food to Manna Food Bank

December 6, 2016

During the December 3, 2016 V&M Employee Appreciation Dinner, more than 100 employees gave 111 toys to the Salvation Army Angel Tree Toy Drive and 200 pounds of food to Manna Food Bank! This is a wonderful picture of why V&M has been successful - the generosity of its employees and the readiness to serve!

Fairgrounds Connector Road Ribbon Cutting Greeneville, TN

November 21. 2016

The Town of Greeneville held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the new Fairgrounds Connector Road on Friday, November 18, naming the road Jeff Woods Memorial Road, after the Town of Greeneville Chief Building Inspector who died earlier this year. Vaughn & Melton provided construction engineering and inspection for this project.

The new road opens up opportunities for new businesses to locate in Greeneville, gives an alternate route to taking Andrew Johnson Highway (11E), and gives Tusculum View Elementary another exit instead of only having an exit onto Andrew Johnson Highway. This project represents another impactful example of how Vaughn & Melton helps our clients keep commerce and community moving forward.

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Vaughn & Melton Attends Luncheon for Former Governor and United States Senator Lamar Alexander

October 19, 2016

Vaughn & Melton was honored to be invited to attend a special event at Walters State Community College in Morristown TN to hear Blount County native, former Governor and current Tennessee State Senator, Lamar Alexander, speak to a group of business professionals and local government. One awesome story after another from an outstanding advocate of infrastructure! #walkacrosstennessee State of Tennessee Walters State Community College Senator Lamar Alexander

Vaughn & Melton Supports Spartanburg Community College Career Fair

October 5, 2016

James Galgano - recent graduate from University of South Carolina and new Vaughn & Melton EIT (engineer-in-training) in our Spartanburg office - is rocking the house with his explanation of what civil engineers do at the South Carolina Upstate Career Fair for more than 4,700 8th grade students! Thank you Spartanburg Community College for hosting this event!

Vaughn & Melton Support sMorristown, Tennessee Business Showcase Event

September 15, 2016

Vaughn & Melton is honored to be part of the Morristown Tennessee Business Showcase and showing how we help keep the flow of Commerce & Community moving toward!

Vaughn & Melton's Knoxville office Hosts Tennessee Chapter Inaugural Meeting of the MicroSoft Dynamics SL Users Group

September 13, 2016

Vaughn & Melton's Knoxville office was host to the Tennessee Chapter Inaugural Meeting of the MicroSoft Dynamics SL Users Group (DSLUG) on September 13th! Vaughn & Melton is also proud that Brandon Lewis, GISP, (center of the photo) is the co-chairperson for this chapter.

About MicroSoft Dynamics:


Dynamics is a software solution that helps to streamline the massive amount of data flowing through the various functions within an organization - sales, marketing, finance and accounting, customer service, human resources, research and development, production, and distribution. Dynamics allows for a truly connected platform of business applications, productivity, communication and collaboration tools helping V&M and others to—

Keep up with increasing demand without adding headcount.
Automate and secure processes to reduce data entry and risk.
Do business anytime, virtually anywhere.
Scale operations efficiently to support new business growth.

 

About this group:
The Dynamics SL Users Group is an association of professionals sharing the common interest of optimizing their usage of Microsoft Dynamics SL. This independent community of users meets remotely and face-to-face through conferences, online forums, and social media to share knowledge and best practices.

Dynamic Communities, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

City of Knoxville Awards Sevier Avenue Right-of-Way Services to Vaughn & Melton

September 13, 2016

Congratulations V&M Team Knoxville!

Vaughn & Melton has been selected by the City of Knoxville to perform the acquisition and relocation services for the Sevier Avenue Corridor Improvements Project. http://www.knoxvilletn.gov/…/sevier_ave_streetscapes_proje…/

The services V&M will provide include right of way, construction easements, and permanent drainage easements from approximately fifty-five parcels along the corridor. These procedures also require the preparation of a market study, appraisals, and appraisal reviews.This will allow for the roadway improvements in addition to streetscapes improvements. which will include sidewalks and the addition of bicycle lanes.

The Sevier Avenue Corridor Improvement project involves the roadway Foggy Bottom (formerly Lincoln Street) Street, and improvements to existing Sevier Avenue from Davenport Road to Island Home Avenue to support the new Suttree Landing Park. This project is intended to meet the goals and objectives and stimulate implementation of key projects outlined in the Knoxville South Waterfront Vision Plan and Action Plan, which is a 20-year revitalization strategy adopted by City Council in 2006. Suttree Landing Park and its associated street network is a significant public improvement project that will aid South Waterfront redevelopment efforts. The project is included in the Knoxville Transportation Planning Organization's Transportation Improvement Plan.

Vaughn & Melton continues to help the City of Knoxville keep the flow of commerce & community moving forward!

Town of Pacolet Awards Project To Vaughn & Melton

September 6, 2016

Congratulations V&M Team South Carolina!

'The Town of Pacolet and the Spartanburg County Public Works Departments in South Carolina chose Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers (V&M) to provide design services for the Pacolet River Passage Gateway project. http://www.townofpacolet.com/Information/History.aspx

The V&M team is currently working on the design of roadway improvements and riverwalk facilities for this project which will turn the former Pacolet Mills factory site along the Pacolet River into a thriving community area providing parking, walkways, scenic overlooks, and kayak friendly travel while upgrading the thoroughfare to provide safe vehicular traffic through this section of Pacolet Mills. The project will also include a roundabout, several upgraded and new parking areas, access roads, drainage improvements, landscaping, and improvements to the adjacent road section.

V&M is providing the surveying, utility coordination, engineering design, and construction administration for the roundabout design, parking lot design, and associated pedestrian safety elements. V&M has teamed with Toole Design Group who is providing the required landscape architectural and aesthetic design work. The traffic studies and traffic engineering are being handled by Sprague and Sprague Engineering and the geotechnical and environmental work is being completed by ECS Carolinas.

When completed, this project will provide a gateway and “sense of place” for the Town of Pacolet. The V&M team is honored to be part of this project which will serve as a key set piece in fulfilling the Town’s vision to improve its transportation network, increase safety, broaden open space with active and passive recreation. In addition to enhancing the community’s quality of life by providing premier leisure and recreation services that reflect the changing needs and desires of citizens, while valuing environmental integrity and the rich history of Pacolet.

Thank you, Town of Pacolet, for allowing Vaughn & Melton to help you keep the flow of commerce and community moving forward!

V&M Awarded Bridge Design with City of Hendersonville, NC

August 25, 2016

The City of Hendersonville, North Carolina has contracted with Vaughn & Melton to design the replacement of Bridge #440350 Located on Old Dana Road over Devils Fork Creek. V&M will provide the structural design services in addition to these various services: surveys, SUE, roadway design, hydrologic/hydraulic design, erosion and sediment control plans, utility coordination, public involvement, and traffic control plans.

This bridge is located on a road with no outlet, which means the road access must remain open during construction. Our team of design engineers will implement a design and traffic control plan with access provided by adjacent businesses.

V&M is honored to be working with the City of Hendersonville on this project, building upon our existing working relationship the City to continue to keep the flow of commerce and community moving forward in Hendersonville, NC.

Sevierville Downtown Streetscapes project

August 24, 2016

Vaughn & Melton has been in the news regarding our being awarded the Sevierville Downtown Streetscapes project. Watch the video to see the excitement building in this historical and nationally-recognized city! Watch the video here...

Vaughn & Melton Giving Back: Talking Trees Children's Trout Derby in Cherokee, NC

August 5, 2016

V&M is honored to be a sponsor of this event this year - August 5-6, 2016- and for the past several years. We appreciate the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation for their heritage and desire to provide sustainable infrastructure for their citizens and visitors. #talkingtreescherokee

V&M Awarded ROW On-Call for York County, SC

June 27, 2016

Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, Inc. (V&M) has been selected by York County, South Carolina to provide right-of-way acquisition services on an on-call basis.   These services will be in conjunction with York County’s Pennies for Progress program and will include various gravel road projects in addition to various County capital building, transportation, and capital improvements projects.  V&M has provided York County with right-of-way acquisition services in the past and we are honored by this opportunity to provide them once again on this contract!

V&M Giving Back: Clint Goodin, PE • Middlesboro, KY

June 20, 2016

V&M Giving Back:
Clint Goodin, PE from our Middlesboro office served as the 2015-2016 Chairman for Kentuckians for Better Transportation (KBT). His term has just ended and below is a quote from Juva Barber, Executive Director of KBT:

"Our outgoing Chair, Clint Goodin of Vaughn & Melton in Middlesboro, is one of the nicest, smartest people I've ever met. Clint wears lots of hats - he's a devoted husband. He's a loving father of two. He's a dedicated employee. He's a minister. He's a leader - he's served as KBT Chair and Chair of the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers. Clint is also active with ACEC-KY (The American Council of Engineering Companies - Kentucky) and serves as the Eastern Region Director for ACEC. Clint donates his time freely and I'd like to thank him - and his beautiful wife Dooper - for donating so much time to KBT."

Vaughn & Melton has been awarded a roadway contract by Chesterfield County in South Carolina

May 20, 2016

Vaughn & Melton has been awarded a roadway contract by Chesterfield County in South Carolina. This roadway project includes Woodland Drive, Vickie Lane, and portion of Birdsong Road located in the northeast part of the County near Cheraw. These roadways are all dirt-to-pave road projects and have three goals that V&M will achieve through our design: reduced maintenance, improved drivability, and improved drainage. V&M’s services will include; surveying, design plans (roadway, erosion control, traffic plan, hydraulic and stormwater design, utility coordination), specifications, construction documents, cost estimates, permitting, bid phase services, and construction management. These projects are funded by County Funds from the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and V&M will design to all County and SCDOT standards and requirements. V&M is honored to provide these services to Chesterfield County - helping to keep commerce and community moving forward - and we look forward to building a long and lasting relationship with the County!

Town of Cornelius, NC Selects Vaughn & Melton for CEI Contract

May 18, 2016

The Town of Cornelius, North Carolina hired Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, Inc. to provide Construction Contract Administration and CEI services for the Caldwell Station Creek Greenway. The Caldwell Station Creek Greenway is approximately 2.6 miles in length. It is located in southern Cornelius and includes a combination of asphalt, concrete and boardwalk trails, pipe crossings, and pedestrian crossings. V&M is providing full-time CEI services for this one-year contract and is enjoying this opportunity to work with the Town of Cornelius on this project, which will provide the local community with additional outdoor recreation opportunities!

V&M Awarded the SCDOT Right-of-Way Acquisitions On-Call Contract

May 11, 2016

Vaughn & Melton has been recently awarded the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s (SCDOT) Right-of-Way Acquisitions On-Call Contract.  This is a three-year on-call contract during which time V&M might be called upon to provide the SCDOT various right-of-way services throughout the State of South Carolina.  These services may include; title searches, title abstracts, acquisition services, relocation assistance, negotiations, right-of-way staking, and appraisals for eminent domain.  V&M is using Crider, Bouye & Goodwin, LLC as our subconsultant to provide the potential appraisal services. 

 

V&M is honored for the opportunity to provide the SCDOT with quality right-of-way services during this contract!
 

V&M Middlesboro Awarded City of Pikeville, KY Bikeways Project

April 29, 2016

The City of Pikeville, Kentucky awarded Vaughn & Melton with the design, construction management and inspection of the City of Pikeville Downtown Bikeway Project located within the City of Pikeville. The project will designate shared roadways along Hambley Blvd, KY Route 1460/1426 (Bypass Road), Loraine Street, Baird Avenue, Route 1460, and Bob Amos Drive. This project will create bicycle lanes on Route 1426 and Lorraine Street and create bicycle parking and service stations throughout downtown Pikeville.

 

Interesting facts about this unique city:

Pikeville was host to a part of the Hatfield-McCoy feud, and patriarch Randall McCoy as well as his wife and daughter are buried on a hillside overlooking the town.

 

The National Civic League designated Pikeville as an All-American City in 1965.

 

From 1973 to 1987, the Pikeville Cut-Through was constructed immediately west of downtown. The massive rock cut is one of the largest civil engineering projects in the western hemisphere, moving nearly 18,000,000 cubic yards of soil and rock. The project alleviated traffic congestion in downtown and eliminated flooding by rerouting the Levisa Fork River.

The city has been a center of rapid development in Eastern Kentucky since the 1990s. Pikeville College (now the University of Pikeville) opened the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1997. The university is currently planning to open its school of optometry, the first in Central Appalachia, in 2016.

 

And, last but definitely not least, Pikeville is host to Hillbilly Days, which is Kentucky’s second largest festival! Every year, hillbillies from all walks of life migrate to Pikeville City for three days of fun, friends, fiddlin’ and food! Hillbilly Days is a fundraiser for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Lexington KY.

V&M GIVING BACK TO ITS PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY

March 29, 2016

V&M GIVING BACK...

Charlene DeSha (on left), Executive Director Tennessee Stormwater Association  with Kellye Cook, new marketing coordinator for V&M Knoxville, in front of a SmartTV revealing the new and improved website for the association!

 

Kellye created the new site for Tennessee Stormwater Association to show Vaughn & Melton's continued support and commitment to this organization and its efforts to increase awareness for the stormwater cause. The new site became live on Friday, April 1, 2016!

V&M EMPLOYEE GIVING BACK...William Baker (V&M Kennesaw) Recognized by Alabama A&M University

March 27, 2016

V&M EMPLOYEE GIVING BACK...
William Baker (V&M Kennesaw), pictured in the photo on the left, has been awarded the Torchbearer Award by Alabama A&M University. This award is given to ALUMS of the Planning Program of Alabama A&M University that have made and are continuing to make a major impact within the State of Alabama, the Alabama Planning Association and the Alabama A&M University as a whole. William has assisted thousands of students in gaining admission to colleges and universities over the last 25 years and Vaughn & Melton is proud and honored for his contribution to his Alma Mater and to the students in the State of Alabama!

City of Frankfort has selected Vaughn & Melton for MS4 Phase II Stormwater Mapping

March 25, 2016

Congratulations to our V&M team in Lexington, Kentucky!!

The City of Frankfort has selected Vaughn & Melton to map existing storm water infrastructure compliant to the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) General Permit requirements. The V&M Team in Lexington, Kentucky will collect location and size data on the current storm water infrastructure within the City of Frankfort city limits. Infrastructure will include inlets, pipe, headwalls, ditches, and culverts. V&M will also identify outfalls as defined by the MS4 requirements, with the level of accuracy varying from survey grade to map grade (sub foot). V&M will then submit the collected data to the City of Frankfort in GIS form.

V&M team in Kennesaw, Georgia Selected as the prime consultant by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to perform QA/QC in Region 2

March 10, 2016

Congratulations to our V&M team in Kennesaw, Georgia for being selected as the prime consultant by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to perform Quality Assurance/Quality Control on Region 2 survey databases.

Under the terms of this Agreement, V&M will provide quality control field check on survey databases for the purpose of Quality Assurance in accordance with GDOT Survey Manual . The field checks will consist of azimuth and distance checks on mainline survey control, level run checks on mainline benchmarks, collection of random ground and pavement mapcheck shots, and gather checks on property corners and Right-of-Way (ROW) markers.

 

The V&M team will be responsible for the following:

A. Perform quality checks on survey database.
B. Conduct sample checks on in-house prepared work to verify tolerances.
C. Conduct sample checks on Consultant prepared work to verify tolerances.
D. Look for major flaws in data collection.

Cassy Goldston, EIT (V&M Knoxville) attended an “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” on March 1 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

March 1, 2016

In conjunction with 2016 National Engineers Week (Feb 21-27), Cassy Goldston, EIT (V&M Knoxville) attended an “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” on March 1 with the Society of Women Engineers - Knoxville Chapter. The event was held at the New Hope Visitors Center Y-12 in Oak Ridge.
 

Approximately 300 high school girls attended and were able to see first-hand what types of jobs and tasks can be accomplished with the different fields of engineering. Several informational booths were available including Society of Women Engineers, which showcased copper and zinc batteries, asphalt cookies, Non-Newtonian Fluid, and paper gliders. Girls were given the opportunity to interact with each activity, as well as speak with women in fields they are interested in, which allows for potential mentoring relationships to be established.

Happy 49th Anniversary to Vaughn & Melton!

February 22, 2016

Happy 49th Anniversary Vaughn & Melton!

Vaughn & Melton was founded in February 1967, during what is now recognized as National Engineer's Week, by Robert W. Vaughn and Lewis N. Melton. From two young, entrepreneurial men to now over 230 employees, Vaughn & Melton continues to grow and help our clients continue to keep commerce and community moving forward!

V&M To Celebrate 49th Anniversary with the Opening of location #14 in Chattanooga

February 10, 2016

Add News Story hereSpecial Announcement! What: Vaughn & Melton celebrates Grand Opening Open House with ribbon cutting. When: Thursday, February 25 at 4:00pm – 7:00pm (ribbon cutting at 4:30pm) Where: 537 Market Street, Suite LL12 • Chattanooga, TN The week of February 22-26 is National Engineer’s Week and we are celebrating the opening of our newest office location on Thursday, February 25 from 4pm – 7pm. This week holds an extra-special meaning for Vaughn & Melton, as it is the week in which we will celebrate our 49th year as a company. Since February 1967, Vaughn & Melton has been working to help keep the flow of commerce and community moving forward by designing bridges, roads, tunnels, parks, greenways, water/wastewater treatment facilities and commercial developments. We help you keep water clean and update infrastructure so visitors, families and co-workers can safely and efficiently travel to where they need to go. We are excited to expand our civil engineering services to the progressive city of Chattanooga. We are thrilled to be a part of the Scenic City

Clint Goodin, PE, PLS from V&M Middlesboro Elected as Chair of Kentuckians for Better Transportation

January 15, 2016

Clint Goodin, PE, PLS of Vaughn & Melton’s Middlesboro office is serving as the 2015-2016 Chair of Kentuckians for Better Transportation (KBT). KBT is an advocacy group for highways, airports, waterways, rail, and public transit. Its membership consists of a varied group of entities interested in transportation issues including consulting engineers, highway contractors, airports, contractor associations, industry associations, equipment suppliers, insurance companies, accountants, county officials, cities, railroad companies, riverports, manufacturers, and public transit authorities. KBT membership includes UPS, Toyota, and CSX. The group educates leaders and organizations on the importance of transportation to the economy and advocates for favorable policy and funding on transportation issues. KBT just finished its 38th Annual Transportation Conference in Lexington on January 21st. As Chair, Clint headed the conference planning committee and served as the event’s Master of Ceremonies. Clint’s term as Chair will end in June 2016.

Meet our V&M Team at our new Lexington office!

December 29, 2015

(left to right) James Ballinger, PE, PLS - Office Leader; Randy Scott, PE, PLS - CEO; Courtney Evans, EIT; Brandon Lewis, GISP

We are excited to continue to help keep the flow of commerce and community moving forward in Kentucky!

 

Click on the photo to view the open house photo gallery.

Vaughn & Melton Announces New Office Leader for Charleston, SC Office

November 30, 2015

Vaughn & Melton is excited to announce that Randall (Randy) Stepp, PLS is now the office leader of the V&M Charleston office.

Since 2007, Randy has been the supervisor of V&M’s survey division serving the six offices located in the Carolinas. Randy has over 22 years of surveying and engineering experience, 15 which have been with V&M. During his time at V&M he initially started out as a survey party chief, was promoted to an assistant project manager, and then to project manager and survey supervisor. As survey supervisor, Randy managed 5 to 7 survey crews on a daily basis and built lasting relationships with numerous DOT, municipal, and utility clients throughout the Carolinas. Randy’s experience in personnel management, his attention to detail, and the high level of client satisfaction on each of his projects, makes him the ideal office leader for V&M’s Charleston office. In his new role as office leader, Randy is continuing to provide excellent project services to existing clients in the Low Country of South Carolina and is also busy building new relationships with local utilities and municipalities.


“Randy has shown a great aptitude for leadership, and this promotion provides a great opportunity for him to apply his skills in helping V&M satisfy the Surveying and Engineering needs in Charleston’s thriving metropolitan area and the surrounding communities. We look forward seeing the effects of his contribution to this vibrant region” said DeWayne Brown, PE, PLS, V&M’s Carolinas Regional Vice-President.

Vaughn & Melton Continues to Grow: New Office in Lexington, KY

November 16, 2015

Vaughn & Melton (V&M) is pleased to announce that James E. Ballinger, PE, PLS has joined the Vaughn & Melton Family as the office leader of the new V&M office in Lexington, Kentucky.

 

James received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1987 and immediately began working for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC). James retired from KYTC in December 2014 and joined the team of Vaughn & Melton in October 2015.

 

James has worked on various research committees with the Kentucky Transportation Center and served as the chairman of the Constructability Committee. He also was a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Future Strategic Highway Research Program Committee in Washington, D.C. that formulated guidance for future research on highway capacity. He also served on the AASHTO Performance Management Committee.

 

During his tenure at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, he received the Construction Management Founder’s Society, Young Engineer of the Year Award in 1996 and was a Bluegrass Tomorrow “Vision” award winner.

Mr. Ballinger currently resides in Three Links, KY with his wife Carrie and four children (James Clay, Caleb, Cole, and Emma Grace). In his spare time, he enjoys raising Hereford beef cattle and making sorghum on the family farm.

 

Please join us in welcoming James as our Office Leader at our new Lexington location! We are looking forward with anticipation of continued success for James and his staff as they work to help meet the needs of the communities we serve in the state where our history began.

Vaughn & Melton Opens New Office in New Bern, NC

November 12, 2015

Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, Inc. (V&M), a premier provider of engineering and surveying services in the Southeastern United States, announces the opening of their new office located at 3115 Trent Road, New Bern, NC 28562.

 

With the new location, V&M is able to expand their trusted quality of service offerings to the eastern and coastal portions of North Carolina. 

 

"Vaughn & Melton has been providing North Carolina and the NCDOT with services for over 27 years.  We are very excited that with the expansion of our firm to New Bern, V&M can now locally offer our services through our New Bern office to the nearby NCDOT Divisions, as well as the surrounding municipalities, higher education facilities, and utility providers located throughout the area." –DeWayne Brown, V&M Regional Vice President.

 

V&M announces the hiring of Dwayne Alligood, PE to serve as office manager of the New Bern location who brings 29 years of transportation surveying and engineering experience to the firm.

 

"Dwayne worked for the NCDOT in various departments his entire professional career and is very familiar with the local transportation infrastructure of the eastern and coastal portions of the State,” said Brown. “In addition, he has extensive experience in the planning, design, maintenance and operations of roadway and bridge projects.  Dwayne’s understanding of these types of projects throughout the entire life cycle will be a benefit to our clients."  

 

V&M also announces the hiring of Terry Wheeler, PE, PLS to serve as the survey manager of the New Bern location who brings 31 years of transportation engineering experience to the firm.

 

"Terry worked for the NCDOT as Locating Engineer for the past 23 years of his career,” said Brown. “As both a professional engineer and professional surveyor, he has a strong understanding of both the engineering and surveying requirements related to transportation projects which will be an excellent benefit to the projects he will be working on."  

 

Local governments and municipalities, private developers, utility districts, and industrial boards in the New Bern area will benefit from the strength of V&M’s significant experience in site development, surveying, construction inspection, and the design of water and wastewater systems, highways, streets, and bridges.  

For more information about the New Bern office, please call (252) 631- 5115.

Vaughn & Melton was awarded the City of Greenville South Carolina’s Wastewater System Survey and GIS Database – Phase 3 project

November 5, 2015

Vaughn & Melton was awarded the City of Greenville South Carolina’s Wastewater System Survey and GIS Database – Phase 3 project.  V&M will be providing surveying and geographic information system (GIS) services for the City’s sanitary sewer system.  V&M’s survey crews and GIS specialist will work together to collect the required survey and photographic data in order to complete geodatabase files for City sanitary sewer pipes and manholes along with additional geodatabase files for manholes that connect the city’s system to ReWa’s system or another sub-district system that then connects to ReWa trunk lines.  This Phase 3 project consists of six Wastewater Basins with a total of 1,856 manholes and associated pipes.
 
The City of Greenville sanitary sewer system consists of approximately 332 miles of existing sanitary sewer mains and 8,928 existing manholes. The primary objective of this project is to collect manhole and pipe data on the existing system sufficient for capacity analysis and modeling future growth requirements.

Vaughn & Melton Sponsor's Cobb County Chamber Event

October 27, 2015

V&M was a Gold Sponsor for the 5th Annual Haunt After Hours event held at Six Flags Over Georgia on October 27, 2015. Hosted by the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, it is a networking event for members.

 

The Kennesaw, Georgia-based V&M team gave away special pink lapel ribbons and pink highlighters to show our acknowledgement and support of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 

Pictured (left to right) are Ken Hammon, PE, David Millen, RLS, and Brandon Richardson.

Vaughn & Melton Selected for Town of Mountain City, Tennessee Multimodal Access Project

October 22, 2015

Vaughn & Melton has been selected as the civil engineering design firm for the State Route 67 (SR67)  Multimodal Access Project – Phase 1. The project is for the Town of Mountain City, Tennessee and is being funded with a TDOT Multimodal Access Grant. The project includes Planning, Design and Construction of approximately one-quarter mile of sidewalk on both sides of SR67 from existing sidewalk terminus at Goose Creek bridge to the Johnson County Health Department.


The First Tennessee Development District coordinated the funding application and will provide administrative support throughout the project. The current project is part of a multi-phase plan to eventually extend public pedestrian and bicycle access along SR67 to the western town corporation limits. The new sidewalk access will also connect to the proposed Goose Creek Trail.

Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers awarded the North Carolina Department of Transportation 2015 Structures Management Support

October 19, 2015

Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers (V&M) has been awarded the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) 2015 Structures Management Support – Limited Services Contract. V&M will be providing Bridge Design/Preservation & Rehab/Working Drawing Review/Vessel Collision and Fender Design/Structure Utility Attachment/Traffic Control Plans/Load Rating Services as requested during this 2-year contract.

 

The work will involve the design of basic to complex highway structures including bridges, culverts, retaining walls, fender systems, utility attachments, and traffic control plans. Work will include the design of various types of superstructures and substructures and the review of contractor submitted working drawings. The use of engineering design software for structural design as well as the preparation of electronic plans using Microstation format will be required.

Greeneville, TN: Fairground Road Project Gets Final Town OK

October 9, 2015

A road project already underway for more than 20 years should be finished by next fall.  Contracts have been awarded for the long-awaited final phase of the town's Fairgrounds Road Connector project.

 

Earlier this week, the Greeneville Board of Mayor and Aldermen accepted a $2.2 million bid from Summers-Taylor Inc. to build a new road that will link Fairgrounds Road to Rufe Taylor Road. After pre-construction meetings later this month, crews from Summers-Taylor Inc. will be provided a notice to proceed with the work. The company will have one year to complete the job.

 

In related action, a nearly $238,000 contract with Vaughn & Melton Construction Engineers for a state-required construction and engineering inspector was also approved.

 

Of the estimated $2.5 million total cost, about $1.5 million will come from Federal Highway Administration funds that flow through the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

VAUGHN & MELTON CONSULTING ENGINEERS, INC. HIRES NEW OFFICE LEADER FOR TRI-CITIES OFFICE

September 28, 2015

Vaughn & Melton (V&M) is pleased to announce that Jeff Miller, a former V&M associate and Registered Land Surveyor in Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky, is coming back home to the Vaughn & Melton Family as the office leader of the V&M Tri-Cities office in Gray, Tennessee.

 

Jeff has served on the East Tennessee State University Board of Advisors for the College of Business and Technology as well as the Surveying and Mapping Program, was the recipient of the Horizon Award (2009) from the College of Business and Technology, was a founding member Tennessee Surveying Education Foundation, Inc. and currently serves as its president, received Surveyor of the Year (2009) and Young Surveyor of the Year (2005) awards, and served on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Association of Professional Surveyors. The success Jeff has experienced as a small business owner and community leader represents the employee-owned mentality – which is anchored with passion, professionalism, respect and commitment - Vaughn & Melton desires for leaders within our organization. David Harrell, V&M Regional Vice President, states, “We are anxious with excitement as we watch Jeff continue on his journey as a trusted leader, working to help meet the needs of the communities we serve”.

V&M Awarded NCDOT Historic Architectural and Landscape Analysis Limited Services Contract

September 24, 2015

Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers (V&M) was recently awarded the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Historic Architectural and Landscape Analyses Limited Services Contract. This is an on-call contract that may include these services: conducting reconnaissance and intensive-level architectural and landscape field surveys; identifying, analyzing and evaluating historic properties; preparing historic contexts and biographical sketches; completing evaluations of National Register Eligibility; and recommending carefully delineated and justified National Register boundaries. In order to provide the NCDOT with the most experienced historic architecture and landscape analysis firms across the state of North Carolina V&M teamed with STACH, pllc and Hanbury Preservation.

City of Greeneville • Walter's State Community College • Greeneville, TN

August 28, 2015

Vaughn & Melton has been selected by the City of Greeneville, Tennessee for engineering and construction engineering & inspection services on the Greeneville campus for the Walter’s State Community College Multimodal Pedestrian Facility.

Funded by a grant provided through the TDOT Multimodal Access Fund, this project will make the improved Walters State Community College Greeneville/Greene County campus safe and accessible for pedestrians and bicycles as well as connecting the redeveloped campus with existing pedestrian facilities in downtown Greeneville. Not only will access to the campus be enhanced for students, residents and visitors will be welcome to utilize campus amenities including a large public green space, amphitheater, restaurants, and auditorium. The campus will connect to the Greeneville Historical Walkway.

 

The proposed project is located in downtown Greeneville, Tennessee near the intersection of N. Main Street (SR 35) and Tusculum Boulevard (SR 107). The project will consist of a 7.5 foot wide paved pedestrian-only walkway around the perimeter of the campus. The project is approximately 1,350 linear feet with approximate equal distances of sidewalk on Main St., Tusculum Boulevard and College Street.

 

This project also provides several features that will improve access and mobility at the campus:


• improvement of exterior sidewalks to provide safe, ADA accessibility to the campus
• three crosswalks to increase the safety of pedestrians traveling to the campus
• a destination point at the campus consisting of green space and an amphitheater.

 

Overhead utilities, currently located on poles in the middle of narrow sidewalks providing little room for pedestrian mobility, will be relocated underground enhancing safety and accessibility. Amenities in the form of pedestrian lighting and bicycle racks will be provided as well.

NCDOT - Planning & Design On-Call

August 27, 2015

The North Carolina Department of Transportation awarded Vaughn & Melton an on-call contract to provide planning and design services on various projects throughout the State. Vaughn & Melton will be managing a multi-disciplinary team and the specific services to be provided by Vaughn & Melton include rural and urban roadway design, interchange design, structure and roadway foundation investigation and design, utility coordination, sanitary sewer collection systems, bridge designs, and traffic control plans.

NCDOT - Traffic Counts

August 27, 2015

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) recently chose Vaughn & Melton to perform various traffic and railroad counts throughout the state on an as-needed basis. Vaughn & Melton has been providing these services to the NCDOT for numerous years and we are grateful and excited to be able to continue providing quality traffic count services for the NCDOT.

V&M Awarded Bridge Inspections Contract with Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

August 26, 2015

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians contracted The First Nations Environmental Team with Vaughn & Melton as subconsultant to perform bridge inspections on multiple tribally-owned bridges throughout the six counties of Western North Carolina where the Cherokee Indian Reservation is located. Vaughn & Melton will provide both bridge inspectors and structural engineers throughout this on-call contract.

Survey & Civil Design • Dorchester County Schools, South Carolina

August 26, 2015

Vaughn & Melton is providing survey and civil design services as a subconsultant to Boomerang Design Architects for work benefitting four schools in the Dorchester County school system. Vaughn & Melton will provide schematic design through construction administration for two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The high school portion of the project includes classroom additions, a football field house, and a baseball tennis locker expansion.

V&M Melton Helps Client Welcome Students Back To Campus

August 19, 2015

Vaughn & Melton's Knoxville staff is helping its client - The City of Knoxville - make sure the flow of commerce and community moves forward during the construction engineering and inspection component of our streetscapes design for the Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project.

One of the key ways we are working with the City is through an intense public relations outreach with key stakeholders located with the project - the 58+ merchants •  University of Tennessee staff, students, fans and alumni • Fort Sanders and Children's Hospital staff, patients and visitors • and the myriad of residents around the project area.

The University of Tennessee students start their first day of class today and Vaughn & Melton helped the City of Knoxville welcome them back to school, which you can watch via the news story published on WATE last night (8/18/15).

Vaughn & Melton truly lives the message - Your Project. Our Promise. - by doing the things that need to be done to ensure all of our clients receive exemplary products and service.

http://wate.com/2015/08/18/orange-and-white-bows-encourage-ut-students-to-visit-cumberland-avenue-during-construction/

Clint Goodin Elected as Chairman of Kentuckians for Better Transportation

August 1, 2015

As we enter into the 2015 SASHTO event, we would like to give a V&M shout-out to our very own, Clint Goodin, PE, from our Middlesboro, Kentucky office for being elected as Chairman of the Kentuckians for Better Transportation organization!

 

Watch the video challenge Clint gives to transportation officials:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xipUrSFkw8c&feature=youtu.be

 

2015 Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Annual Conference: Nashville, Tennessee

August 1, 2015

Vaughn & Melton is excited and thankful to attend the 2015 SASHTO (Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) in Nashville August 1 - 5! We are committed to helping our clients continue to keep the flow of commerce and community forward!

Peter Yakimowich Joins Vaughn & Melton - Opens New Office In Chattanooga

July 21, 2015

Vaughn & Melton is excited to announce the addition of Peter  (Pete) Yakimowich, PE to our V&M team of professionals. Pete will be serving as Senior Project Manager for our new Water Resources Team and as office leader for our new Chattanooga office, which will be opening early Fall 2015. This office location is consistent with the V&M vision to become recognized as a leading engineering service provider in the Southeast and allows us to have a tenured, physical presence in Tennessee’s four