A Letter from the President

August 14, 2019

As President of McGill for the past 18 years, I have been privileged to work with you, in concert with our talented leadership team, to deliver on many projects and initiatives. I am proud of our accomplishments and am excited to continue improving our programs of service to meet your diverse needs. Having enjoyed many successful years at the helm, the timing is right for me to transition and step into a new, just-as-important role… READ MORE »

Meet a Member of Our Land Planning and Recreation Team

July 26, 2019

Carrie Cranwill, PLA, EI, has been with McGill since 2014 and adds 27 years of experience, bringing a unique blend of landscape architectural and civil engineering skills to McGill’s Land Planning and Recreation Team. We sat down with Carrie to learn more about her background and passion for the profession. READ MORE »

5K Chamber Challenge 2019

July 2, 2019

Asheville Chamber Challenge McGill participates in the 2019 5K Race A team from McGill’s Asheville office participated in the annual Asheville Chamber Challenge 5K race on Friday, June 7th. Winding through historic Montford, the three-mile course is a celebration of workplace wellness, for which McGill always strives. “The race turnout this year was fantastic!” said Nathan Sawyer, EI, a Planner at McGill’s Asheville office. “There was a lot of positive energy and I was able… READ MORE »

Have You Started Grant Applications Yet?

June 20, 2019

The Fall 2019 NC Division of Water Infrastructure Grant Cycle has begun! If your community has a critical infrastructure project that you would like to have considered for upcoming Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Water Infrastructure funding opportunities, you should consider applying for a grant. Potential projects that could be applicable include water and sewer line extensions, water and sewer system improvements, stormwater management and improvements, and more. Please keep in mind, the grant deadline… READ MORE »

Bigfoot Sighting in Salisbury

May 23, 2019

Salisbury-Rowan Utilities (SRU) operates and maintains water and sewer systems across the City of Salisbury and many other neighboring municipalities within Rowan County. Within the system are 441 miles of water lines, 417 miles of gravity sewer lines, a water treatment plant with raw water reservoir and raw water intake, two wastewater treatment plants with a common discharge, 13 water storage tanks, seven water booster stations, and 34 sewer pumping stations. Over the years, SRU… READ MORE »

18th Annual Spring Bass Tournament a Success

May 16, 2019

McGill hosted a successful 18th Annual Spring Bass Tournament on Friday, April 26th. Even though the threat of rain and thunderstorms delayed the original date of April 12th, the tournament day had its own unique weather challenges. It started off with a light drizzle that quickly changed to clearing skies early in the morning, followed by a lunchtime storm that lasted about 20 minutes. After the storm pushed through, the anglers experienced sustained winds around… READ MORE »

MS4: How Does it Affect Your Community?

April 17, 2019

As an MS4 community you may be aware that the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality – Department of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources (NCDEQ DEMLR) is stepping up their enforcement actions related to this program in 2019. What is the Issue? MS4 Permit compliance audits will become a regular part of DEMLR's MS4 Program beginning in 2019. READ MORE »

McGill’s Triangle Office Relocates to Raleigh

April 16, 2019

Accommodating Growing Needs McGill expanded into the Triangle region in 2014, opening an office in Cary, North Carolina. On April 8th, McGill’s Cary office relocated a few minutes east to Raleigh. We are excited about the move and the benefits that it has and will continue to bring to our clients and employees. The new office space is located at 5400 Trinity Road, Suite 107, Raleigh, NC 27607. READ MORE »

Surveying Transformed Over the Years

March 21, 2019

Meet Dallas Gordon, PLS, McGill’s Surveying Services Manager. Dallas has over 27 years of experience and has been with McGill since October 2005. In honor of National Surveyor’s Week (March 17-23), Dallas took a few minutes out of his day to tell us more about what attracted him to the field and how he stays energized. READ MORE »

Coffee with the President

February 19, 2019

[Excerpt from an interview by Juli Smith, President of The Smith Consulting Group] Juli:  Tell me about your journey to become an engineer. Joel:  My grandmother was the secretary for the Dean of Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky and she would take me to the exhibits in the civil engineering department when I was a kid. It all just fascinated me. READ MORE »