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January 16, 2024

Jonathan A. Hayes, P.E. Earns His Professional Engineering License

Columbia, SC – Smith Gardner, Inc. is pleased to announce that Jonathan A. Hayes, P.E., LSIT, a graduate of the University of South Carolina (BSCE 2019), has earned is Professional Engineering License in the State of South Carolina.  Mr. Hayes’ successful completion of the education, experience, and examination requirements set by the South Carolina State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors provides evidence of his ability to practice competently as a Civil Engineer.  Since becoming licensed in the State of South Carolina Mr. Hayes has also become licensed in North Carolina and Georgia.

Mr. Hayes has experience in site planning and design of stormwater systems, which includes preparation of site plans, grading plans, and erosion and sedimentation control plans for land disturbance, roadway encroachment and utility permitting in North and South Carolina.  He performs site inspections at landfill sites to ensure compliance with NPDES stormwater discharge regulations.  Mr. Hayes is also a FAA certified sUAS (drone) rated pilot.

“Everyone at Smith Gardner would like to congratulate Johnny on the accomplishment of achieving his professional licensure,” said Stacey A. Smith, P.E., President.

Smith Gardner, Inc. is a full-service environmental engineering firm, with offices in Raleigh, NC and Columbia, SC.  Additional information can be found at www.smithgardnerinc.com.

For more information, contact Stacey A. Smith, P.E. at 919.828.0577 x127 or by email at stacey@smithgardnerinc.com.

December 12, 2023

Smith Gardner, Inc. Promotes W. Michael Brinchek, P.E. to Vice President

Raleigh, NC – Smith Gardner, Inc. (S+G) is pleased to announce W. Michael Brinchek, P.E. has been promoted to Vice President within the firm.  Mr. Brinchek joined S+G in 2015 and as a Senior Project Manager has provided planning, permitting, and engineering design services for a wide range of solid waste projects across the Southeast.  He has been an active member in the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), both on the local and national levels.  He is a past President of the NCSWANA Chapter Board of Directors and a past SWANA Advisory Board Delegate for North Carolina.

“Smith Gardner recognizes the knowledge, professionalism, and dedication that Mike has shown in his career in the solid waste industry and we are very proud to acknowledge this service through his promotion to Vice President within our firm,” said Stacey A. Smith, P.E.

Mr. Brinchek has over 25 years of experience in environmental engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in North Carolina and Virginia.  He holds a M.C.E. in Civil Engineering and a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from North Carolina State University.

For more information, contact Stacey A. Smith, P.E. at 919.828.0577 x127 or by email at stacey@smithgardnerinc.com.

January 26, 2023

Matthew B. Stagg, Joins Smith Gardner, Inc.

Raleigh-based environmental engineering and consulting firm Smith Gardner, Inc. announces Matthew B. Stagg, has joined the firm as an Environmental Technician in the Raleigh, North Carolina office.

Mr. Stagg joined smith Gardner after completing his B.A. in Environment and Sustainability at Wake Forest University.  He specializes in the development of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) for compliance with landfill stormwater general permits and greenhouse gas evaluation and compliance using landfill intake data to determine compliance with greenhouse gas emissions requirements.

“A growing focus on environmental sustainability is a part of our services,” said Stacey A. Smith, P.E. “Matthew’s interest and background will help support our future.”

For more information, contact Stacey A. Smith, P.E. at 919.828.0577 x127 or by email at stacey@smithgardnerinc.com.

January 24, 2023

Uljas A. Murphy, P.L.S., Joins Smith Gardner, Inc.

Raleigh-based environmental engineering and consulting firm Smith Gardner, Inc. announces Uljas A. Murphy, PLS, has joined the firm as a Senior Surveyor.

Mr. Murphy has over 14 years of surveying and inspection experience.  He has worked with municipal and private landowners to find solutions to drainage, access, and boundary issues.  In addition to surveying tasks that include boundary, volumetric, and topographical surveys, he is a Certified Floodplain Surveyor in Maine and Tennessee.

Mr. Murphy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Appalachian State University and an Associate’s degree in Survey Technology from White Mountains Community College.  He is a FAA licensed Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS – Drone) pilot.

“Murphy will lead our service expansion into surveying,” said Stacey A. Smith, P.E., “this will provide a more efficient response to our clients’ needs.”

For more information, contact Stacey A. Smith, P.E. at 919.828.0577 x127 or by email at stacey@smithgardnerinc.com.