The Townes Team is trained to provide sound engineering design as well as quick response to our clients’ needs. We strive to create and maintain a trusting, professional working relationship between local authorities, owners, managers and contractors.

Michael S. Estes

L.S., President, Director of Surveying Operations

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Summary of Professional Experience

Scope of Services

Project Management, Residential Planning and Geometrics, Industrial and Commercial Surveys, Construction Layout, GPS Surveys and Topographic Mapping

Nature of Projects

Industrial, Commercial, Residential, Private and Public Sector

Years of Experience

33 Years

Client Interaction

Developers; Contractors; Builders; Homeowners; Architects; Attorneys; Lending Institutions; Title Insurance Agencies; State, Local and Federal Government Agencies

Certifications

  • Certified Land Surveyor in Virginia #1870

Education

 West Virginia Institute of Technology, BSET

Virginia Department of Transportation, Hydrology & Highway Drainage

Field of Specialization

Company Management, Survey Division Director, Subdivision Design, Industrial and Commercial Construction, and Survey Control

Professional Affiliations

  • American Congress on Surveying and Mapping
  • Virginia Association of Surveyors

Brian C. Mitchell

P.E., LEED AP, Vice President, Director of Engineering Operations

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Summary of Professional Experience

Scope of Work Experience

Design and Project Management of Plans of Development: Feasibility Studies, Federal, State and Local Code Compliance, Grading, Stormwater Design, Erosion and Sediment Control, Road and Highway Design, Utilities Design, Master Plans, Zoning

Nature of Projects

Industrial, Commercial and Residential

Years of Experience

20 Years

Client Interaction

Industries; Developers; Contractors; Attorneys; Architects; Lending Institutions; Federal, State and Local Government Agencies

Certifications

Registered Professional Engineer:

  • Virginia #35724
  • North Carolina #29751
  • Maryland #27858

Education

Virginia Military Institute, BSCE

 N.C. State University, MCE

Field of Specialization

Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Plans of Development

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Tau Beta Pi- Engineering Honor Society
  • American Waterworks Association

Thomas A. Houston

P.W.D., Vice President, Director of Environmental Operations

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Summary of Professional Experience

Scope of Work Experience

Wetland Delineations, Permitting, Alternative Analysis, Mitigation, Stream Assessments, Storm Water Management, Erosion & Sediment Control, Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act Compliance, Environmental Phase I & II Site Assessments, Geotechnical and Materials Testing

Nature of Projects

Industrial, Commercial and Residential

Years of Experience

25 Years

Client Interaction

Developers; Contractors; Builders; Homeowners; Attorneys; Lending Institutions; Federal, State and Local Government Agencies

Education

    Radford University, B.S.-Geology

    East Tennessee State University, Survey Technology

    J. Sargeant Reynolds C. C., Civil Engineering – Survey Technology

    Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Wetlands Delineation

    Urban Land Institute, Wetlands & Real Estate

Field of Specialization

Environmental Division Director, Environmental and Geotechnical Services

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia Association of Wetland Professionals
  • Society of Wetland Scientists
  • National Association of Environmental Professionals

Jason P. Wilkins

P.E., Principal, Director of Design and Land Development

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Summary of Professional Experience

Scope of Work Experience

Design and Project Management of Plans of Development: Feasibility Studies, Federal, State and Local Code Compliance, Grading, Stormwater Design, Erosion and Sediment Control, Road and Highway Design, Utilities Design, Master Plans, Zoning

Nature of Projects

Industrial, Commercial and Residential

Years of Experience

16 Years

Client Interaction

Industries; Developers; Contractors; Attorneys; Architects; Lending Institutions; Federal, State and Local Government Agencies

Certifications

Registered Professional Engineer:

  • Virginia #41215
  • West Virginia #19332
  • Maryland #44993

Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, BSCE

Field of Specialization

Civil Engineering, Land Development, Plans of Development

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • National Society of Professional Engineers