July 2017 - Hinde Engineering, Inc. was awarded the Charlotte Water contract for "General Engineering Services for Charlotte Water Relocations & Improvements within Government Projects"

May 2017 - Hinde Engineering, Inc. is pleased to announce that Ron Wilkins, PE has joined the firm as a Project Manager based in the Cary office. He will focus on utility projects throughout North Carolina and surrounding areas.

Mr. Wilkins has twenty-three years of experience with the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Most recently Mr. Wilkins held the position of State Utilities Manager, and was responsible for all utility relocation work associated with NCDOT centrally let projects. In this position he managed the activities of the engineering, coordination, utility encroachment, and business sections as well as a full administrative staff. As State Utilities Manager he oversaw all budget, personnel, training, estimating, project tracking and scheduling, utility policy on NCDOT right-of-way, as well as consultant assignment and coordination within the Utilities Unit. He also managed the daily work activities of a staff of over 40 individual engineers, designers, coordinators, contractors, and administrative personnel. During his career at NCDOT Mr. Wilkins served as a Utilities Squad Leader the Design Services Unit and was responsible for supervising a staff of engineers and technicians developing construction plans and provisions, engineering estimates and permits for utilities relocated on numerous transportation projects across North Carolina. He also worked in the Construction Unit as a construction claims engineer evaluating contractor claims on completed Transportation Improvement Program projects across the state. This required extensive knowledge of the Standard Specifications for Roads and Structures, contract design documentation, as well as construction scheduling, phasing and project completion and acceptance.

Prior to joining the North Carolina Department of Transportation Mr. Wilkins was employed for over sixteen years by Carolina Power & Light Company in the Power Plant Construction Department and later in the Nuclear Engineering Department. He was the lead project engineer on numerous hydroelectric modification projects, earth fill dam projects located at company owned and operated coal fired plants, as well as many aspects of engineering and construction of the Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant in Wake County. Subsequent to CP&L’s decision to cancel construction on three of the four proposed units, Mr. Wilkins was involved with evaluation of the cancellations and the utilization of remaining facilities that had been constructed. Mr Wilkins also worked as a technical member of the legal team that successfully represented CP&L in litigation with the Eastern Municipal Power Agency, resulting from the Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant cancellations.

February 2017 -  Hinde Engineering, Inc. is pleased to announce that Greg Stevens, PE has joined the firm as a Utility Engineer based in the Cary office. He will focus on utility projects throughout North Carolina and surrounding areas.

Greg Stevens, PE, has over 40 years of experience as a technician, engineer and engineering supervisor with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). He started his career in planning from 1975 to 1984 and was promoted to the utility section of design services where he worked until 2006 serving as engineer and squad leader. Since returning from retirement, he works part-time for NCDOT as an encroachment review engineer.

Greg Stevens has worked on numerous utility relocation projects throughout North Carolina. Responsibilities include design, coordinating with utility owners, and reviewing encroachments. He has designed all types of water and sewer facilities including boring and jacking, directional bores, and several structure, river, and crossing designs. He also conducted field investigations with utility owners. He was the western encroachment review engineer for over 7 years. During this time, he dealt with communication companies and water/sewer designs.

For most of the 40+ years he has been involved with all phases of utility relocations, utility coordination and utility encroachments throughout the State.

December 2015 - Hinde Engineering, Inc. was awarded the Charlotte Water contract for "General Engineering Services for NCDOT Projects".

October 2015 - Hinde Engineering, Inc. is pleased to announce that David Boyd has joined the firm as a Senior Utility Coordinator based in the Cary office. He will focus on utility coordination projects throughout North Carolina and surrounding areas.

David Boyd has over 22 years of experience in the Right of Way and Utility industry. He has served as a Utility Coordinator for the NCDOT managing complex projects throughout the State of North Carolina and served as the Eastern Region Area Supervisor for the NCDOT’s Utilities Unit for 12 years. In addition, Mr. Boyd was the main point of contact for Design Build projects. He has excellent communication skills and developed good working relationships within State government and the private sector.

As a coordinator, David conducted project field investigations and utility conferences with utility companies/ municipalities affected by project road construction. In addition, he was involved in prior rights investigations and the development/executions of various types of agreements. He has been involved in preplanning of utility corridors to avoid costly relocation of proposed facilities for several large utility companies in North Carolina.

As the Eastern Region Area Supervisor for the NCDOT, David lead a staff of five Utility Coordinators that handled projects mainly in Eastern North Carolina NCDOT Divisions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6.

January 2015 - Hinde Engineering, Inc. is pleased to announce that Corey Bousquet, PE has joined the firm as a Project Manager based in the Cary office. He will focus on utility design projects throughout North Carolina and surrounding areas. 

Corey Bousquet, PE has over 30 years of experience as a Technician, Engineer and Engineering Supervisor with the North Carolina Department of Transportation. He started his career in Contract & Proposals administrating monthly lettings from 1985 to 1987, was promoted to the Utilities Unit as a Technician III from 1987 to 1991, Engineer I from 1991 to 1999, Engineer II from 1999 to 2004 and a Project Design Engineering Supervisor from 2004 to 2014. Mr. Bousquet has worked on numerous utility relocation projects throughout North Carolina. He designed all the water and sewer line relocation for three sections of the I-85 widening at Guess Road in Durham, including relocation of numerous sewer lines 6” to 30” and water lines 2” to 42”, boring and jacking steel encasements, tunnel liners, line stops with bypass for 42” concrete cylinder water pipe and 24” ductile water pipe, 30” restrained joint ductile iron sewer pipe on piers, bridge attachments, all irrigation water lines and backflow preventers for planters in the median, water meter relocations and vault design. He is proficient in Microstation and Geopak and served as CADD Coordinator in the NCDOT Utilities Unit.

August 2014 - Hinde Engineering, Inc. is pleased to announce that Bill Black has joined the firm as a Utility Coordinator based in the Charlotte office. He will focus on utility coordination projects throughout North Carolina and surrounding areas. 

Mr. Black has over 8 years of experience in the utility industry and has a vast knowledge of electric distribution, lighting, utility installations, maintenance, make-ready plans/projects, engineering design and management of major utility relocations, cost estimating, and many other aspects of the utility industry. Prior to joining Hinde Engineering, he was with Synergetic Design on assignment with Duke Energy in their Major Projects Department.

Mr. Black has been responsible for transmission and distribution systems and the methods of power delivery, transformer resizing, service installations, underground line relocations, overhead to underground conversions, single and three phase primary line installations and extensions, reconductoring, design and installation of large scale lighting projects and cost estimating on numerous projects around North Carolina. 

July 2014 - Hinde Engineering, Inc. was awarded the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department contract for "Professional Engineering Services for Utility Design within NCDOT Projects".

August 2013 - Hinde Engineering, Inc. was awarded a Utility Design Engineering Limited Services Agreement with NCDOT.

August 2013 - Hinde Engineering, Inc. was awarded a Utility Coordination Limited Services Agreement with NCDOT.

June 2013 - Hinde Engineering, Inc. is pleased to announce that Jim Forbes has joined the firm as a Utility Coordinator based in the Charlotte office. He will focus on utility coordination projects throughout North Carolina and surrounding areas.

Mr. Forbes has over 29 years of experience in the civil engineering industry and has a vast knowledge of various disciplines within the field. He has been responsible for engineering and design of water and sewer facilities, lighting, HVAC, electrical, drainage, airport facilities, roadway, erosion control and numerous municipal projects. Prior to joining Hinde Engineering, he was working with a contractor on utility installations.

August 2012 - Hinde Engineering, Inc. was awarded the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department contract for "Professional Engineering Services for Utility Design within NCDOT Projects".

May 2012 - The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County presented Hinde Engineering, Inc. the inaugural 2012 Crowns of Enterprise Small Business Enterprise (SBE) of the Year award.

The Crowns of Enterprise Awards were developed to recognize and honor small businesses that have demonstrated exemplary leadership and sound business strategies.

The award was presented at the Crowns of Enterprise Awards Networking Reception by City of Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx at the Palmer Building in uptown Charlotte.

January 2012 - Hinde Engineering, Inc. is pleased to announce that Todd Butner has joined the firm as a Utility Coordinator based in the Charlotte office. He will focus on utility coordination projects throughout North Carolina and surrounding areas.

Mr. Butner has over 20 years of experience in the utility industry and has a vast knowledge of utility installations, maintenance, make-ready plans/projects, engineering design and management of major utility relocations, signal upgrades, and many other aspects of the utility industry. Prior to joining Hinde Engineering, he was a Distribution Engineering Specialist within the Major Projects Central Region for Duke Energy.

Mr. Butner has been responsible for the proper installation and maintenance of overhead and underground power lines, design and management on a wide range of power distribution projects including major utility relocations on NCDOT projects, management and approval of telephone and cable television make-ready projects along with three fiber optic cable ring installations of 20-30 miles in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Hickory for KMC Telecom, project manager on signal upgrade projects for the City of Charlotte, and the Time Warner Cable representative for the City of Greensboro signal upgrades.

February 2011 - Hinde Engineering, Inc. was awarded a Utility Design Engineering Limited Services Agreement with NCDOT.

February 2011 - Hinde Engineering, Inc. was awarded a Utility Coordination Limited Services Agreement with NCDOT. 

December 2010 - Hinde Engineering, Inc. was awarded the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department contract for "Professional Engineering Services for Utility Design within NCDOT Projects".

August 2010 - Hinde Engineering, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mike Davis has joined the firm as the Utility Coordination Program Manager based in the Charlotte office. He will focus on utility coordination projects throughout North Carolina and surrounding areas.   

Mr. Davis has over 34 years of experience in the utility industry delivering a wide range of utility coordination services. Prior to joining Hinde Engineering, he was a Senior Utility Coordinator on various projects for CardnoTBE. From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Davis served as the Director of Contract Administration for Joint Use with Duke Energy.

Mr. Davis is highly experienced in negotiating legal documents with utility agencies, developing production schedules, conducting pre-design and design conferences, and conducting field engineering meetings with public and private utility agencies. He has, together with State Utility Agents of North and South Carolina, resolved utility conflicts for State projects. He is well known for his thorough reviews and proposing alternative designs and concepts to minimize time, cost, and inconvenience to the design and construction, as well as to the utility industry.

Mr. Davis has served as the utility coordinator on notable projects such as the Charlotte Streetcar Project, Wilmington Bypass, Western Wake Parkway, and US 311 Bypass to name just a few. 

April 2010 - Hinde Engineering, Inc. was awarded the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department contract for "Professional Engineering Services for Utility Design within NCDOT Project U-209B (Independence Boulevard Widening)".