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Littlejohn Engineering Associates Acquires Kramer and Little Planning

ORLANDO, FL (March 26, 2014)  Littlejohn Engineering Associates (Littlejohn) has acquired the Orlando planning firm of Kramer and Little. This acquisition will allow Littlejohn to further strengthen its planning capabilities in Central Florida. While the staff of both firms has had a history of working together, this event opens new and exciting opportunities to broaden Littlejohn’s client base and to better serve our respective clients, especially with the quality leadership demonstrated by George Kramer.

Mr. Kramer owner of…

Littlejohn Engineering Associates Acquires ICA Engineering’s Huntsville Operations

HUNTSVILLE, AL (March 20, 2014) Nashville based Littlejohn Engineering Associates has acquired the assets of ICA Engineering Huntsville, AL office, including its backlog of projects. Discussions had been held since the late fall when ICA Engineering (formerly Florence and Hutcheson, Inc.) determined their transportation oriented business model would be best served by concentrating on markets outside northern Alabama. Once this strategic decision was made at the ICA corporate level, the opportunity was presented to Littlejohn to make sure ICA’s…

Littlejohn Engineering Associates Acquires Landscape Architecture Group of E Sciences

ORLANDO, FL (March 6, 2014)  In a significant announcement for their Orlando office, Littlejohn Engineering Associates (Littlejohn) has acquired the Landscape Architecture Group of E Sciences. This acquisition will allow E Sciences to focus on their core business lines relating to environmental services and maintain their tradition of serving clients. It also allows Littlejohn to expand their depth of resources and experience level in the resorts and hospitality market. While both firms have had a history of working together, this event opens…

Littlejohn Engineering Associates Receives 2013 Planning Award from the Florida APA

ORLANDO, FL (February 6, 2014) LEA was selected for a Florida APA Heart of Florida Section 2013 Planning Award Award of Merit for the US 17-92 Corridor Feasibility Study in Haines City, Florida. The City of Haines City is located in northeast Polk County and has developed around the historic railroad lines traversing through Florida along US 27 and US 17-92. As a crossroads town, much of the transportation service is provided by major highways and other state and county roads that intersect in the downtown area. US 17-92 is one of these facilities that bisects the City, separating…

LEA Professionals Present at Annual WEFTEC® Conference in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL (October 5, 2013)  LEA Professionals Matthew Williamson, PE and Travis Wilson, PE presented at the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC®). The conference was held in Chicago, Illinois between October 5th - 9th. The presentation was entitled "Asset Management for the Little Guy". Matt and Travis discussed the importance of Asset Management, focusing on the case study of the community of Bell Buckle, Tennessee. The town’s Sewer System includes 133 Manholes, 31,000 feet of Gravity Sewer, 7,100 feet of Force Main, 1 Pump Station,…

Littlejohn Engineering Associates Welcomes John Tuter, PE as Senior Project Manager in our Phoenix Office

PHOENIX, AZ (October 21, 2013)  Littlejohn Engineering Associates (LEA) is excited to announce the addition of John Tuter, PE as Senior Project Manager in our Phoenix office. John will be responsible for leading the office’s public sector practice. John has over 25 years of civil engineering experience with an emphasis in the planning and design of multi-faceted, multi-functional projects ranging from major transportation projects to residential and commercial development. His experience includes over 10 years in the Phoenix metropolitan area…

Littlejohn Engineering Associates Welcomes Amanda Retherford as Project Manager in our Decatur Office

DECATUR, AL (October 09, 2013) - Littlejohn Engineering Associates (LEA) is pleased to announce the addition of a key new member to their team. Ms. Amanda J. Retherford, CSP has joined the firm as a Project Manager in our Decatur, Alabama office. Formerly, Amanda was Safety Engineer for BP America, where she served as a member of the Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental team.

“I am excited to join Littlejohn Engineering Associates because of the wide range of services it provides, not only in industrial hygiene and health & safety, but also in…

Littlejohn Engineering Associates (LEA) Welcomes Tom Dittmaier as Senior Project Manager/ Tri-Cities Business Manager

KNOXVILLE, TN (October 1, 2013)  LEA is pleased to announce that Tom Dittmaier has joined the Knoxville office as a Senior Project Manager. He will also be serving in the dual role as Business Manager in the Johnson City office. Tom has over 30 years of experience in the planning, design, and construction of utilities and is a trusted advisor with numerous municipal clients. He joins the firm bringing his expertise and emphasis on water and wastewater treatment systems to assist the firm’s growing municipal and utility business throughout the southeast. His substantial experience…

LEA Professional Eddie Browder Discusses Proactive Steps to Preserving Historic Homes

ORLANDO, FL (September 30, 2013) LEA Professional Eddie Browder, RLA has written a guest column for Florida Today.com about adopting some proactive steps in order to maintain historic homes.  While the article is focused on the local homes in Melbourne, Florida, the measures identified can be generalized to other communities.  The key goals are to "encourage the owners of heritage properties to maintain their properties rather than looking at demolition as their first alternative"  To find out more, the article can be found 

LEA Professional Brent Lacy Updates Growth Management Laws to Heart of Florida Section of the FAPA

ORLANDO, FL  (August 28, 2013) Brent A. Lacy, AICP, the Director of Transportation Planning in the LEA Orlando office provided an update on June 28th to the Heart of Florida (HOF) FAPA Section that described the major changes in growth management rules, new laws affecting municipal government, and the regulations on permitting new development that were products of the 2013 Florida Legislative Session. This update is one that assists the local government members of the Heart of Florida Section understand the new laws, how it…