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TTL, Inc. (TTL) has announced that it has acquired engineering firm DBS & Associates Engineering, Inc., with offices in Nashville and Clarksville, Tennessee. DBS & Associates will merge its operation into TTL effective January 1, 2020.
DBS & Associates has been serving clients since 1988, specializing in the Transportation, Municipal, and Industrial markets. The addition of DBS will expand TTL’s transportation design, site civil, construction engineering and inspection, and surveying capabilities. “Both firms share a rich history of building long term relationships with our clients. I am really excited that DBS will become part of the TTL team,” said Dean McClure, President and CEO of TTL.
“After many meetings and visits with TTL’s leadership team and president Dean McClure, we appreciated the similarities in the companies’ management philosophies and employee appreciation attitudes” said David Smith, founder and CEO of DBS. “We quickly recognized our two very successful companies would complement each other with the end result being a much better and stronger firm.”
The addition of DBS & Associates to TTL is the third addition to the firm in the last four years. This development follows TTL’s business plan of organic growth and strategic acquisitions to improve and expand the services provided to its clients in the transportation, industrial, energy, municipal, and private infrastructure markets. TTL now has 12 offices and almost 400 team members. AEC Advisors served as financial advisor to TTL.
TTL, Inc. is excited to announce the opening of our new office in Huntsville, Alabama. The office will be led by Brian Wysock, PE who will serve as Regional Manager. Mr. Wysock has been a project engineer with TTL for over eight years and was based out of the Tuscaloosa headquarters. He is originally from the Chase area of Huntsville and is excited to be home to help our current and future North Alabama clients with their project needs. The Huntsville office joins the firm’s other locations in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas and is located at 6767 Old Madison Pike, Suite 404, Huntsville, AL 35806. TTL will also maintain its full-service office in Decatur, AL located at 310 Bank Street NE.
A ribbon cutting ceremony and tour were held recently to celebrate the opening of the San Antonio office’s new location. The event was attended by local politicians, the San Antonio Business Journal, San Antonio North Chamber, architects, engineers, and many others who had a part in the project.
The San Antonio office was previously spread over two locations — Central Parkway North and off of Nacogdoches, just south of Wurzbach Parkway. Now, all team members and laboratories are housed under one roof in the new 24,000 s.f. building at 17215 Jones Maltsberger Road.
Dan Cooper, PE shares environmental updates as they pertain specifically to Jackson and Dekalb Counties, Alabama. Cooper has more than 40 years of experience helping clients make sure their projects are compliant with all environmental agencies such as the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
In July, TTL hosted a seminar focusing on Alabama Landfills: An Update on Solid Waste Regulations and Compliance Issues. The bi-annual event held in Montgomery, AL, brings together experts in various fields to share to updates and changes that affect businesses and municipalities on multiple levels.
Here we share thoughts from our own experts, an attorney and an ADEM representative.
Our own Cindy House-Pearson shares updates from the regulatory world regarding the new Waters of the U.S. rule, endangered species, Nationwide Permits, mitigation and a new EPA focus for 2018. House-Pearson has almost 40 years of experience in the environmental regulations arena and is asked to present to organizations and share her expertise across the Southeast.
TTL is proud to announce we have opened an office in Birmingham, Alabama, that will be led by Steve Newton, PE. Mr. Newton joined the firm in May and brings with him more than 42 years of municipal and industrial water and wastewater design experience. We anticipate his many relationships and expertise will help to foster exciting opportunities for us to work continuously with both our current Birmingham area partners and future clients throughout the Southeast. The Birmingham office joins the firm’s other locations in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas and is located at 2140 11th Avenue South.
TTL is pleased to announce its merger with Walker Associates in Tuscaloosa, AL. Walker Associates, Inc., is a civil engineering, surveying, planning and geographic information systems (GIS) consulting firm. The addition of Walker Associates will expand TTL’s client service lines of geotechnical engineering, analytical lab analysis, construction materials testing and environmental consulting to now include civil design.
“Walker Associates is proud and excited to join the TTL team that we have had the privilege to work with throughout our careers,” said Jason Walker, president of Walker Associates. “We are confident we will be able to jointly serve our communities and clients even more effectively with complemented areas of practice and the shared company goals of serving with professionalism, creativity and responsiveness.”
“I am excited about the opportunities the merger with Walker Associates brings to our clients,” said Dean McClure, president of TTL. “The complementing services and culture will make for a successful team to meet the needs of our clients.”
Title V Emissions are now required to be submitted through ADEM’s AEERS. This is new for 2017 and the deadline to report is June 30.
TTL is pleased to introduce Rex Bush as its Transportation Business Unit Leader. Bush spent more than 41 years of his career with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) where he served as Assistant Chief Engineer for Pre-Construction. He will assist TTL in the growth of the Transportation sector in Georgia, Tennessee and Texas.
Mr. Bush’s credits include the completion of segments of I-65, I-359, I-459, I-759, & I-165; widening of I-65 in Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery, and numerous routes in the State Highway System. He was also involved in the widening of I-10 in Mobile and widening of I-59 in Birmingham. Bush also served as State Project Coordinator for Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes and ThyssenKrupp.
“Rex’s expertise in transportation infrastructure will assist our clients as they work to support and anticipate transportation needs,” said TTL President Dean McClure. “His committment and leadership will facilitate projects from inception to completion.”