Team | Directors

Andrew Luce, PE

Director of Engineering Services
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Andrew Luce, PE

  • Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Began a career within the engineering industry in 2007
  • Graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington
  • (Thought about being a History Teacher)
  • Hidden Talent: Memorizing useless sports facts and movie lines
  • Blind as a bat – legally blind without contacts or glasses
  • Professional expertise: Subsurface Utility Engineering, Utility Coordination, and Municipal Roadway, Drainage, and Utility Design
“IT’S HARD TO BEAT A PERSON WHO NEVER GIVES UP!” ~ BABE RUTH

Brian Maddox, RPLS

Vice President of Surveying
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Brian Maddox, RPLS

  • Born in Dallas, Texas
  • Began a career within the surveying industry in 1984
  • Attended Eastfield College and Army Defense Mapping School
  • (Thought about being an Army Ranger)
  • Hidden Talent: Best Dad and Papa in Texas
  • Enjoys fishing and anything outdoors, and spending time with family
  • Professional expertise: Professional Land Surveying, Land Development and Project Management
“STRENGTH DOESN’T COME FROM WHAT YOU CAN DO. IT COMES FROM OVERCOMING THE THINGS YOU ONCE THOUGHT YOU COULDN’T.” ~ BRIAN MADDOX

Cecil Cheshier, PE

Director of Land Development
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Cecil Cheshier, PE

  • Born in Bowie, Texas
  • Began a career within the engineering industry in 1993
  • Graduated from Texas A&M University
  • Thought about being a fighter pilot or a rock star (or better yet a rock star/fighter pilot!)
  • Hidden Talent: Even though I never became a fighter pilot, I can still fly an airplane– and hey, I even have a license to do it!
  • I guess I blame my 7th grade football coach and math teacher for never making it as a rock star.  After all, he is the one who got me into this business when he offered me a part time job while I was still in high school.  He was a registered professional land surveyor (RPLS) and did surveying work on the weekends and in the summer.
  • Professional expertise: Land Development, Site Development, Complex Grading/Drainage Design & Analysis
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” ~ Mark 10:45

Chris Cuny, PE

Director of Land Development
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Chris Cuny, PE

  • Born in Dallas, Texas
  • Began a career within the engineering industry in 1983
  • Attended Texas A&M, College Station
  • (Thought about being an Attorney)
  • Hidden Talent: Private Pilot, solo flight at age 18!
  • Met Nelson Mandela in Amsterdam!
  • Professional expertise: Site Development, Environmental Remediation, and Criminal Justice Design Consulting
“IT’S WHAT YOU DO AND HOW YOU ACT WHEN NOBODY IS WATCHING THAT REALLY COUNTS.” ~ UNKWOWN

Christopher Hartke, PE, CFM

Director of Engineering Services
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Christopher Hartke, PE, CFM

  • Born in Elgin, Illinois
  • Began a career within the engineering industry in 1999
  • Graduated from the University of Iowa, Iowa City (BSCE)
  • (Thought about being an engineer, it allowed me to skip foreign language classes)
  • Hidden Talent: Ambidextrous
  • Only left-handed catcher in the league until I knocked out the umpire on a throw to 3rd base
  • Professional expertise: Transportation, Management and Design (Streets, Highways, TxDOT)
“ENTHUSIASM IS EVERYTHING. IT MUST BE TAUT AND VIBRATING LIKE A GUITAR STRING.” ~ PELE

Daniel P. McCullough, PE

Director of Transportation Services
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Daniel P. McCullough, PE

  • Born in Waco, Texas
  • Began a career within the engineering industry in 1996
  • Graduated from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  • (Thought about being an Architect)
  • Hidden Talent: Drawing 3D Sketches Freehand
  • Played trumpet in the “Goin’ Band from Raiderland”
  • Professional expertise: Transportation
“REMEMBER YOUR LEADERS, WHO SPOKE THE WORD OF GOD TO YOU.
CONSIDER THE OUTCOME OF THEIR WAY OF LIFE AND IMITATE THEIR FAITH.” ~ HEBREWS 13:78 (NIV)

Jay Maddox, RPLS

Director of Surveying Services
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Jay Maddox, RPLS

  • Born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Began a career within the surveying/engineering industry in 2006
  • Graduated from Tyler Junior College and Texas A&M University, Commerce
  • (Thought about being a High School Baseball Coach/English Teacher)
  • Hidden Talent: Carpentry and Cooking (Not at the same time…)
  • Fouled out of a basketball game in under one minute in middle school (realized basketball was not my sport)
  • Professional expertise: Design Surveys, Land Development, Boundary Retracements and Project Management
“THE LORD IS MY ROCK, MY FORTRESS AND MY DELIVERER; MY GOD IS MY ROCK, IN WHOM I TAKE REFUGE, MY SHIELD AND THE HORN OF MY SALVATION, MY STRONGHOLD.” ~PSALMS 18:2

Jennifer Hall, SR/WA

Director of Right of Way Services
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Jennifer Hall, SR/WA

  • Born in Houston, Texas
  • Began a career within the engineering industry in 2002
  • Graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches
  • (Thought about being an Elementary Teacher)
  • Hidden Talent: Love to cook (evidenced by winning TNP’s chili cook-off 3 consecutive years)
  • In a former life I was a Swim Team Coach, Life Guard Instructor and Water Aerobics Instructor
  • Professional expertise: Right of Way Acquisition for Government and Private Sector Clients
“YOUR WHY HAS TO BE BIGGER THAN THE SACRIFICES YOU WILL MAKE IN THE PRESENT TO BECOME YOUR FUTURE SELF.” ~AUTHOR UNKNOWN

Jonathan Bengfort, PE, CFM

Director of Engineering Services
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Jonathan Bengfort, PE, CFM

  • Born in Lindsay, Texas
  • Began a career within the engineering industry in 2004
  • Graduated from University of Texas at Arlington
  • (Thought about being a Meteorologist …. partial derivatives, atmospheric physics, bow ties…need I say more)
  • Hidden Talent: Extraordinary dance skills, watch out if it’s family dance party night at the Bengfort household!
  • Have a twin sister.  No, we don’t communicate telepathically. No, we don’t look alike. No, we’re actually nothing alike at all.  But, she’s still pretty awesome…after all, we are twins.
  • Professional expertise: Municipal Engineering and Consulting
“A MAN’S HEART PLANS HIS WAY, BUT THE LORD DIRECTS HIS STEPS.” ~ PROVERBS 16:9

Mandy Clark, PE, CFM, AICP

Director of Water Resources
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Mandy Clark, PE, CFM, AICP

  • Born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Began a career within the engineering industry in 1995
  • Graduated from Texas A&M University
  • Thought about owning a crafting Bed & Breakfast
  • Hidden Talent: I can name every NFL, NBA, MLB, & NHL Team (I’m not a sports fan, just an insomniac.)
  • Was once pulled on stage in Nashville to sing “Panama” with a Van Halen cover band.
  • Professional expertise: City Engineering and Stormwater Program Management
“Don’t Panic” – Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Matt Atkins, PE

Director of Engineering Services
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Matt Atkins, PE

  • Born in Denison, Texas
  • Began a career within the engineering industry in 2000
  • Graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington
  • (Thought about being a Homebuilder or Architect)
  • Hidden Talent: According to his wife he is a “mind Ninja”
  • Will attempt to build just about anything….especially when it save money
  • Professional expertise: Roadway Reconstruction and Land Development
“LIFE SEEMED EASIER WHEN APPLE AND BLACKBERRY WERE JUST FRUITS!” ~ UNKNOWN

Michael DeMotte, PE, CFM

Vice President of Engineering Services
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Michael DeMotte, PE, CFM

  • Born in Lemoore, California
  • Began a career within the engineering industry in 1998
  • Graduated from Texas A&M University
  • (Thought about being an Air Force Pilot, until I needed glasses)
  • Hidden Talent: Enjoy singing in the church choir (whether or not others enjoy me singing is a different story)
  • Served in the US Navy aboard a Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine and ran a nuclear reactor on part-time job during college
  • Professional expertise: Lift/Pump Stations and Tanks; primarily Public Works (Water, Wastewater, Drainage, Roadway)
“…IT SHOULD, IN FACT, BE THOUGHT OF AS A CREATIVE ACTIVITY UNDERTAKEN FOR THE LOVE OF THE WORK ITSELF; AND THAT MAN, MADE IN GOD’S IMAGE, SHOULD MAKE THINGS, AS GOD MAKES THEM, FOR THE SAKE OF DOING WELL A THING THAT IS WELL WORTH DOING…IT SHOULD BE LOOKED UPON, NOT AS A NECESSARY DRUDGERY TO BE UNDERGONE FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING MONEY, BUT AS A WAY OF LIFE IN WHICH THE NATURE OF MAN SHOULD FIND ITS PROPER EXERCISE AND DELIGHT AND SO FULFILL ITSELF TO THE GLORY OF GOD.” ~ DOROTHY SAYERS

Mike Wilson, PE

Director of Engineering Services
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Mike Wilson, PE

  • Born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Began a career within the engineering industry in 1999
  • Graduated from Texas Tech University (BSCE) and University of Texas at Arlington (MBA)
  • (Thought about being a Meteorologist)
  • Hidden Talent: Word Search aficionado
  • Hit two hole-in-ones in my lifetime… one at age 14 and one at age 20
  • Professional expertise: Management/Design of Site Development, emphasis on school sites
“THE ONLY IMPOSSIBLE JOURNEY IS THE ONE YOU NEVER BEGIN.” ~ANTHONY ROBBINS

Nick Nelson, RLA, LEED AP

Director of Landscape Architecture
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Nick Nelson, RLA, LEED AP

  • Born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Began a career within the design industry in 2003
  • Graduated from Utah State University – Logan, UT
  • (Thought about being a skiier)
  • Hidden Talent: Making pancakes
  • Sour Patch Kids are one of my four food groups
  • Professional expertise: Landscape Design and Architecture, Listening, and Designing Experiences
“Life is a headlong rush into the unknown. We can hunker down and hope nothing hits us or we can stand tall, lean into the wind and say, ‘Bring it on darlin’, and don’t be stingy with jalapenos.’” – J.M. (Red) Spicer

Niraj Acharya, PE, CFM

Director of Marketing and Business Development
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Niraj Acharya, PE, CFM

  • Born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Began a career within the engineering industry in 2007
  • Graduated from University of Texas at Arlington (BSCE, MECE)
  • (Thought about being an Aerospace Engineer or Comedy Sketch Writer)
  • Hidden Talent: Able to detach and hold over 20 clothespins with the same hand.
  • Love Taco Bell (don’t judge me…!)
  • Professional expertise:  Storm Water Analysis and Design
“DO YOUR WORK WITH THE WELFARE OF OTHERS ALWAYS IN YOUR MIND”. ~ THE BHAGAVAD GITA

Todd B. Turner, RPLS

Director of Surveying Services
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Todd B. Turner, RPLS

  • Born in Greenville, Texas
  • Began a career within the engineering industry in 1985
  • Attended University of North Texas
  • (Thought about being a professional hunter)
  • Hidden talent: Big Game Hunting
  • Enjoy Rocky Mountain wildlife spotting
  • Professional expertise: Design Surveys and Project Management
“DO NOT MOVE AN ANCIENT BOUNDARY STONE, SET UP BY YOUR ANCESTORS.” ~ PROVERBS 22:28 (NIV)

Todd Dughman, CCISO, CISSP

Director of Information Technology
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Todd Dughman, CCISO, CISSP

  • Born in Thermopolis, Wyoming
  • Began an IT career within the engineering industry in 1999
  • Graduated from Colorado Christian University (BSMIS, MBA)
  • (Thought about being a gym owner)
  • Hidden Talent: Pretty good weight lifter, fair cribbage player
  • Huge dog lover.  Has adopted many rescue dogs, including a retired greyhound whose racing name was “The Undertaker”.
  • Professional expertise: Cybersecurity – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
“TRULY, TRULY I SAY TO YOU, THE ONE WHO BELIEVES IN ME, THE WORKS THAT I DO, HE WILL DO ALSO; AND GREATER WORKS THAN THESE HE WILL DO; BECAUSE I AM GOING TO THE FATHER.” ~ JOHN 14:12 (NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)

Veronica Hodge, PE, CFM

Director of Water Resources
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Veronica Hodge, PE, CFM

  • Born in Alice, Texas
  • Began a career within the engineering industry in 1997
  • Graduated from Texas A&M, College Station
  • (Thought about being a Doctor. Plans changed when faced with the reality of years of additional school.)
  • Hidden Talent: Trying new recipes in the kitchen and bringing people together through food
  • Should have a customer loyalty card at the orthopedic surgeon, she has torn both ACL’s playing basketball.
  • Professional expertise: H & H Studies and Drainage Design for TxDOT
“ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE, FOR SOMEDAY YOU WILL REALIZE THEY WERE THE BIG THINGS!” ~ UNKNOWN