Archives for Winter 2011


Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments

For more than 16 years, Johnson Engineering has been providing prospective landowners with Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments as part of their due diligence process. The Phase 1 Site Assessment provides information to the landowner and other interested parties about contamination, or lack thereof on or adjacent to the prospective parcel. In order to qualify for a loan, banks often require that the property or surrounding areas must show no evidence of hazardous substances or petroleum products which could affect the property’s environmental integrity.

Andy Tilton, P.E., our senior environmental professional, has conducted numerous environmental site assessments for a wide range of private sector clients as well as governmental agencies throughout Southwest Florida. Tim Denison, our lead environmental scientist, recently completed training in American Standard Testing and Methods (ASTM) 1527 for Environmental Site Assessments. Under Andy’s charge, Tim will be providing Phase 1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessments for our clients when needed.

For more information on environmental site assessments, contact [email protected].

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Supporting Education

In 2005, Johnson Engineering established a scholarship to assist Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) students in pursuing higher education.

At this year’s FGCU President’s Scholarship luncheon, our transportation design technician, Sabrina Smith was recognized as this year’s recipient of the 2011-2012 Johnson Engineering Endowed Scholarship.

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Habitat for Humanity – Regal Acres Home Dedication

Habitat for Humanity dedicated another 20 new Habitat homes in the Regal Acres community this past December. Johnson Engineering has been involved in building this community from the beginning and has worked from the due diligence phase, to environmental permitting, through construction. It’s an honor to be a part of the team providing affordable homes to families in need.

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Farewell to Good Friends

This winter marked an end of an era as two veteran Johnson Engineering employees said their good-byes and ventured into retirement. Don Garretson, a senior technician in the transportation market group, retired after 38 years of managing plan production for numerous roadways throughout Southwest Florida. Don joined Johnson Engineering in 1973 and was the project manager for many well known roadways, including Del Prado Boulevard, Veterans Parkway, Livingston Road, Metro Parkway and was chief designer for S.R. 776 in Charlotte County.

Gary Bull, Johnson Engineering’s chief financial officer, announced his retirement after 26 years of service. Gary served on the company’s Board of Directors and was director of the administrative market group. Gary handled the finances, client relations and contract management, as well as growth and risk management for the company.

We thank Gary and Don for their valued years of service to Johnson Engineering and wish them well in their retirements. Should you have any questions, please contact Kevin Winter at 239.461.2473 or [email protected].

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