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 – Vice President/Chief Materials Engineer, Regional Manager (Huntsville, Louisville)
  • Mark Nolen, P.E.
    Regional Vice President (Columbus, Raleigh, Auburn)
  • Mitch Britt, P.E.
    Regional Manager (Columbus, Auburn)
  • Matt Adams
    Director of Corporate Client Development & Marketing
  • Marco V. Silvestre, P.E., Regional Manager (Tulsa, Springdale)
  • George P. Ballock, P.E., Regional Manager (Birmingham, Niceville, Shreveport, New Orleans)
  • Key Staff

  • Scott Smith, P.E., Branch Manager – New Orleans
  • Don Brown, P.E., Project Manager -Transportation/Aviation Projects
  • George Hays, CET IV, Project Manager – Alternative Energy Projects