Kevin moved to Fort Myers in 1986 shortly after he received his BSCE and MBA from the University of Iowa. Being an avid golfer, he always had his sights on moving to the Southeast due to booming golf course development throughout the region. Originally wanting to work for a golf course developer, he never expected after accepting the position with Johnson Engineering, that it would lead to a 36-year career with the company.
Kevin was fortunate to have worked with and been mentored by three former company presidents: Forrest Banks, PE; Steve Morrison, PE; and the late Archie Grant, PE, PSM. The three were ambitious well-known experts in their respective fields and trained Kevin early in his career about responsibility to your community, to be true to your values, and to uphold ethical principles and high standards on every project. This became evident in Kevin’s successful collection of signature projects and longevity with the company.
In 1989 he earned his Professional Engineering license and became a partner of the firm in 1992. His responsibilities focused on all phases of development, utility, drainage, and road design. Throughout the 1980s/90s the area was booming with new development. Kevin was the engineer of record, or part of the design team, for nearly every major golf course community, mall, recreational facility, and airport in Lee County. Below are just a few projects you may recognize…
GOVERNMENTAL/COMMERCIAL PROJECTS: Southwest Florida International Airport, Downtown Fort Myers Waterfront Basin, Luminary Hotel, Pagefield Commons, The Forum Fort Myers, Gulf Coast Town Center, Lee County Libraries, LeeSar Regional Service Center, Edison Mall Expansion
SINGLE/MULTIFAMILY HOUSING & ASSISTED LIVING PROJECTS: Bonita Bay, Verandah, Shadow Wood Preserve, Fort Myers County Club, Eastwood Golf Course, Fiddlesticks, Shell Point, West Bay Club, Coral Oaks, Cypress Lake County Club RECREATIONAL: Minnesota Twins Spring Training Facility-Hammond Stadium/Lee County Sports Complex, Boston Red Sox Spring Training Facility – JetBlue Park at Fenway South
RECREATIONAL: Minnesota Twins Spring Training Facility-Hammond Stadium/Lee County Sports Complex, Boston Red Sox Spring Training Facility – JetBlue Park at Fenway South
In the early 2000s Kevin was named Director of the company’s Land Development group and in 2011 he became Chairman of the Board of Directors. Kevin spearheaded the Board’s efforts to develop a strategic plan to renew the company’s goals and methods of operation. Client satisfaction was always his utmost priority.
We wish Kevin well in his retirement and hope he gets to spend as many days on the golf course as he did designing them throughout his 36 years! We are honored to have had him as a part of our team.