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Five Engineers Pass State Board PE Exam

Five months ago, a handful of our civil engineers decided to embark upon the dedicated task of studying for their Professional Engineering exam. If you ask any one of them, they’ll tell you it wasn’t a walk in Romare Bearden Park. They put in countless long days, scaled back on the #Beer30’s and hit the books hard. On April 15th, they sat for eight hours to take a test in which they wouldn’t hear the results for over a month. Well, we’re happy to announce that five of our engineers successfully passed their State Board of Examiners Professional Engineering Exam. Congratulations to Brian Crafford, Aaron Wagoner, Tyler Howell, Matt Grigsby and Eric Lemieux!


Brian Crafford has been with LandDesign for three years, and in the industry for seven. He graduated from UNC Charlotte with a Master of Science in Engineering and concentration in civil/water resources. Brian works as a Project Engineer on the design and production of residential and commercial construction documents. He has a strong desire to learn and grow professionally, while producing practical, cost effective design solutions for our clients. Fun Facts: Outside of being a go-getter at work, Brian enjoys cycling, swimming and participating in Triathlons.


Aaron Wagoner, now a PE, has been with LandDesign for four years as a Design Engineer. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University shortly before going to work for a small architecture firm for a year. Aaron’s projects have ranged from the LYNX Blue Line Light Rail extension, to storm drainage improvement projects for the City of Charlotte to residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional projects as well. Fun fact: Aaron is a huge Carolina Panthers and Wolfpack fan while also enjoying outdoor activities such as camping and backpacking.


Tyler Howell, now a PE, has been with LandDesign for four years after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from UNC Charlotte. He provides engineering design services for residential and commercial land development projects, focusing on stormwater management, erosion control, and site planning. Tyler is a passionate designer, delivering the places where people live, work and play. Fun Facts: He would like to experience as much of the world as possible, and make an effort to give something back along the way. He also enjoys playing golf and reading.


Matt Grigsby has been with LandDesign for three years, after graduating from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. From schematic design to full permitting, his focus lies in commercial site design, implementing skills with stormwater design, roadway design, wastewater collection, water distribution, erosion control, etc. Matt is very driven, with great interest in how his work affects other people. He finds joy in seeing a project through to completion. Fun fact: In his free time, he enjoys coaching youth baseball, camping and travelling to watch his Auburn Tigers. War Eagle!


Eric Lemieux has been with LandDesign for one year after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and minor in Green Engineering from Virginia Tech. His main area of focus is in site development, with a heavy skill interest in graphic design. He believes the most beneficial experiences are ones that expose you to something new, or through a mentorship within an organization. Fun fact: Eric enjoys spending a week at the beach, walking a round of golf, getting out for an early morning run, and most importantly, getting a group from the office out for trivia on Thursdays – #triviamatters.


Time to celebrate! #PEexamsmatter