Alpharetta Civil Engineering Firm Now Part of Kimley-Horn

Southern Civil Engineers will become a third metro Atlanta office for the national company.

A small, downtown Alpharetta-based engineering company has become part of a national company's expansion. Alpharetta-based Southern Civil Engineers, Inc. joined forces with national design engineering firm Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc.

Southern Civil Engineers' (SCE) Alpharetta office will become a third Atlanta metro area location for Kimley-Horn. Other offices are located in Midtown and Norcross.

SCE was founded in 1983 by current president Jim Hamilton. The firm has a high profile in the Atlanta land development market. Hamilton, with partner Greg Maxey, senior leaders Bob Vance and Brian Martin, and nine staff members, will transition to Kimley-Horn.

Asked why he’s making the move to Kimley-Horn, Jim Hamilton responded, “It’s a great match—our cultures are both highly focused on providing our clients with an exceptional service experience, and the combination of our resources will give the clients of both firms even greater service,” SCE President Hamilton said.

Kimley-Horn continues the expansion of its presence in the Atlanta metro area. This move follows the firm bringing on a team of local water experts led by Jeff House, P.E. and Todd Cochran, P.E.

Kimley Horn Vice President Emmy Montanye said, “We have great respect for Jim and his partners; our collective strength will give us an increased ability to serve our clients in this growing market.”

Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. is a 2,000-person firm with more than 60 offices nationwide.

The firm has been listed among the top 100 Best Firms to Work For by Fortune for six of the last eight years, and is ranked among the top 20 pure design and transportation firms in the nation by Engineering News-Record. Kimley-Horn provides planning and design consulting services related to transportation, aviation, the environment, land development, transit, urban planning, landscape architecture, and water resources.


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