People/Key Staff

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Our People

Building & Earth has seen tremendous growth due to the quality of our associates. We hire and retain high caliber employees who are treated with respect and provided with the resources to realize their potential. We stress teamwork, both internally and externally, to provide maximum value to our clients.

Our firm’s professional staff has uncharacteristically low turnover compared to other firms in our industry, which leads to continuity of service for our clients. Many of our new employees tell us that they’ve never worked for a firm quite like ours…

Which is precisely the work environment that our founders set out to create.

  • Principals/Owners

  • Deepa Bhate
    Founder & CEO
  • Jeff Cowen, P.G., P.E.
    Founding Partner & President
  • Robert Adams, P.E.
    Founding Partner – Sr. Vice President/Chief Materials Engineer
  • Mark Nolen, P.E.
    Sr. Vice President, Branch Operations, Regional Vice President (Louisville, Raleigh)
  • Mitch Britt, P.E.
    Regional Manager (Columbus, Auburn, Montgomery)
  • Matt Adams
    Director of Corporate Client Development & Marketing
  • Marco V. Silvestre, P.E.
    Regional Vice President (Tulsa, Springdale, Little Rock)
  • George P. Ballock, P.E.
    Regional Vice President (Birmingham, Huntsville, New Orleans, Mobile)