Mr. O’Connell has been practicing civil and structural engineering design and construction since his graduation from college in 1999. His civil design experience includes the design of residential and commercial stormwater management systems, roadways, municipal water and sewer utilities, planning, permitting and construction. His structural experience includes the design of low, mid and high-rise structures utilizing a wide variety of construction materials and the forensic analysis of critical building components associated with existing buildings.
Mr. Nash has been practicing in the fields of civil engineering design, land development and construction since before his graduation from college in 2001. His civil design experience includes: residential, commercial and industrial site design including planning, roadways, streetscapes, stormwater management systems, utilities and permitting, municipal water/sewer utilities and treatment facilities including planning, conceptual design, state and federal funding assistance, design reports, bid documents, construction contract administration and project management.
Mr. Barker has a bachelors degree in civil engineering and a masters degree in structural engineering, both from the University of Alabama. His structural experience includes the detailed design of low, mid and high-rise buildings and other structures utilizing structural steel, aluminum, concrete, masonry, light gage metal, timber and engineered wood products using finite element analysis. Josh also has experience in the structural assessment, renovation and expansion of existing buildings, the forensic analysis of distressed critical building components and detailed foundation design which includes timber, precast and auger-cast pilings, shallow foundation systems such as strip footings, spread footing pads and continuous mat slabs.
Mr. Ekblad has a degree in Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University and is a registered professional with the states of Florida (LA#6667058) and Tennessee (#1352). His landscape design experience includes site planning, residential, commercial, industrial, medical, streetscapes, and hospitality designs. Mr. Ekblad is also proficient in developing corporate processes, contract administration, project management, and project scheduling. He has a proven knowledge of design principles for land development projects and analytical and problem-solving skills to assess organizational issues.
Mr. Nist over has 30 years of experience as a Registered Professional Engineer working in civil, municipal, and structural engineering design, construction inspection, and contract administration. His civil design experience includes land development design, municipal water and sewer long range utility capital improvements planning and design, stormwater management design, traffic generation reports, construction inspection and contract administration. His construction, inspection, and contract administration experience includes previous employment as an assistant public works director and as a public works director overseeing roadway, stormwater and utility system maintenance and capital improvement projects.
Ms. Feagin graduated from The University of Alabama in 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering, and master’s degrees in both civil engineering and business administration. As part of her graduate research, Morgan designed an algorithm based on soil types and project location to determine delay times and liquidated damages due to weather days. While in college, Morgan worked with a local, custom home contractor where she gained valuable experience in building design and construction management and during the summer of 2019, she travelled to India where she studied poverty of both urban and rural communities and developed methods to benefit the communities through reverse innovation.
Mr. Lowell graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University in 2021. While in college, Brent worked for a mid-size site development and surveying firm where he gained valuable experience in a wide variety of both private and government projects. His civil design experience includes surveying and design of residential, commercial and industrial projects, as well as state and federal funding assistance, report writing, bid document development and construction contract administration.
Mr. Sanders graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. While in college, Tyson worked for a structure research center as a lab assistant, where he gained knowledge of structural concrete testing. In the structure lab, he assisted with test setups by applying strain and deflection gauges to the concrete structures before testing, as well as poured concrete cylinders to be tested. Mr. Sanders also completed an internship at an engineering firm in Tallahassee, where he gained knowledge in civil engineering.
Mr. Spence graduated as a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Florida State University in 2022. Matt began his career with O’Connell & Associates in the summer of 2021 when he began working as an intern in the structural engineering department. Using the skills he acquired during the summer, which included column, beam and foundation design, performing lateral wind load analysis of multi-story conventionally framed wood structures, construction document drafting, and reviewing and coordinating structural and architectural drawings, Matt focused his senior-year curriculum on aspects related to structural engineering projects common to NW Florida. This allowed him to hit-the-ground-running after graduation and begin making an immediate impact.
Mr. London graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama in 2022. While in college, Alex worked for a mid-size construction management firm where he gained valuable experience in commercial and residential development projects. His civil design experience includes design of residential and commercial and industrial projects, as well as construction estimating, report writing and construction contract administration.
Ms. Williams has been practicing in the fields of civil engineering design, land development and construction and environmental consulting since before her graduation from college in 2008. Her civil design experience includes; residential, commercial and industrial site design including planning, roadways, streetscapes, stormwater management systems, utilities and permitting; municipal water/sewer utilities and treatment facilities including planning, conceptual design, traffic analysis, design reports, construction contract administration and project management. Her environmental experience includes developing training requirements for various construction sites and environmental remediation strategies.
Mrs. Ryles-Waller has been involved with condominium and homeowner associations since becoming a Licensed Community Association Manager in 2005. Her association management experience helped her obtain working knowledge of building systems and allowed her the opportunity to oversee the development and implementation of management tools including building envelope reports, building maintenance plans, and reserve studies. Her multiple building refurbishment project experience sharpened her attention to detail, strengthened communication between owners and contractors, and helped her develop commercial construction knowledge.
Prior to graduating from the University of West Florida in the Spring of 2017, Mr. Alexander spent several years working in residential construction. His early experience working for a building contractor included interpreting design drawings and implementing the design through daily construction activities. Caleb also worked for Orange Theory Fitness in Destin, Florida, acting as the owner’s representative during the new construction projects, during which time he obtained valuable knowledge in coordination for various schedules, conducting inspections, and reviewing construction documents.
Mr. Carnely graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Building Construction from the University of West Florida and has several years of experience working in residential and commercial construction. His early experience included constructing docks and retaining walls, as well as residential and commercial building renovations. Tyler also has experience in civil/site construction, on-site supervision, operating heavy machinery, and reviewing engineering drawings.
Mr. Pritt has been working in the civil engineering, municipal and land development industries since 1988. He is experienced in all aspects of design and development for residential, commercial and municipal infrastructure projects including the creation and design of construction plans for water and wastewater development, site geometry, utilities, grading, drainage, erosion control, roadway plan and profiles, sanitary sewer and stormwater design. Don also has extensive experience in GIS field using E.S.R.I’s ArcMap Advanced and ArcGIS Pro as well as Trimble’s Pathfinder Office and Terrasync software.
For over 30 years Mr. Bryant has been working in structural, mechanical and electrical engineering design and construction. His structural experience includes the design and construction of structural steel, concrete, masonry, light gage metal, timber, engineered wood products. His mechanical experience includes the design and construction of sand and gravel processing equipment, rock crushers, conveyors, vibrators, screens, support and safety equipment for both mobile and stationary applications utilizing self-contained diesel, hydraulic and electric dependent power sources. Mr. Bryant’s electrical experience includes the design of programmable controller cabinets and machine circuitry, as well as preparing electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical blueprints and specifications. In addition to his technical design and construction skills, Mr. Bryant honorably served his country from 1979 to 1983 as Pararescue Jumper Special Operations/Medic Team Specialist for the United States Air Force, where he trained to rescue downed pilots (U2 Crews) in hostile environments and speak multiple foreign languages including Spanish and Korean.
Alex serves as a Project Manager with the Contract Administration team and holds a Construction Safety Certificate from the University of Alabama and an OSHA 30 certificate. Additionally, Alex is recognized as a FenestrationAssociate® Certified Professional, showcasing expertise in this specialized area. Before joining O’Connell & Associates, Alex worked in moisture intrusion testing as a Lead Moisture Tester and Safety Supervisor and has valuable experience in residential remodeling as a Form Carpenter.
Ms. Mcpherson has been working in the fields of customer service, office management, bookkeeping and accounting since 1989. She began her career in the banking industry and from there advanced in to office management positions and then on to accounting/operations management. Melody has extensive experience in accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, payroll tax, business license management, benefits administration and operations management.