Ryan Bell, P.E.
Ryan, as director of the transportation group, is responsible for the continued tradition of providing quality service to our clients. Believing in a proactive approach to client satisfaction. Client communication and responsiveness are his priorities. Through this effort, he is building new relationships and maintaining others that are a vital part of the Johnson Engineering philosophy. With more than a decade hands on transportation experience in the design, permitting and construction engineering and inspection of transportation improvement projects throughout Florida, he provides confidence and stability to our clients’ current projects and future plans. As project manager for various transportation design and CEI projects, such as the Six Mile Cypress widening design, S.R. 31 widening design and the Three Oaks Parkway/Imperial Street CEI, he brings comprehensive management and oversight to all of Johnson Engineering’s transportation projects. Ryan understands that client trust is a major asset to any firm’s client base and must be earned and not overlooked even at times when projects are not on the drawing board, but in conceptual development and planning. Ryan works with the client directly to make sure the services given match their expectations and budgetary requirements.
James “Vee” Lofton
James is the director of the construction engineering and inspection (CEI) team. He has 27 years experience in roadway and bridge construction, project administration and inspection in both traditional design-bid-build and design-build. Vee has worked on many FDOT projects, including Taylor Creek Bridge, I-75 Peace River design-build project, and I-75 Golden Gate Parkway interchange. He was also the consultant program manager for the Immokalee Road six lane project for the Collier County Transportation Department. He is responsible for constructability reviews during design and oversees the bidding and construction efforts during the post-design phases. Vee has extensive experience in interstate highways and bridges, pile driving, earthwork, sub grade and base construction, asphalt paving, drainage items, all types of utilities and related relocations, and specializes in document control for both quality assurance and quality control testing. His previous experience as a consultant program manager with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) gives him a unique perspective of the bidding process, construction techniques utilized, as well as an understanding of this maintaining agency’s needs. Vee’s working knowledge of FDOT’s current specifications and procedures make him an ideal candidate to manage any public works project.
Roy joined Johnson Engineering in 1987. He has performed as a inspection technician, senior technician, and the project administrator for multiple roadway, bridge construction projects, and utility expansion projects for Lee, Collier, and Charlotte Counties, as well as the Florida Department of Transportation. Roy was the project administrator for the Collier Boulevard (CR 951) widening project, from Golden Gate Boulevard to Immokalee Road for the Collier County Transportation and Engineering Department. Roy has a wide range of surveying and construction inspection experience and is a valuable asset on our roadway, bridge and utilities project.
Arnie began working for Johnson Engineering in 1981 as a field surveyor. Arnie has decades of experience working in the CEI and surveying industry on various FDOT and County construction projects. He has considerable CTQP training and continues to seek qualifications. He is well-versed in roadway construction, major utility construction as well as FDOT materials testing requirements. His duties included performing field concrete testing, checking and verifying various elements of construction for compliance with plans, specifications and performing turbidity monitoring tests and reports as required by the various permitting agencies.