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Our Experience

Although CBC Engineers & Associates, Ltd. has only been in business for 15 years the experience of the engineering staff is more representative of a larger and older firm. Across the engineering and surveying disciplines that CBC offers, we have over 400 years of total experience. This is broken down into nearly 100 years of experience in Geotechnical Engineering, over 100 years in Civil and Structural Engineering, nearly 200 years in Mining Engineering, nearly 75 years in Surveying and 35 years in Environmental Engineering. Our resulting capabilities for a smallish company are quite broad and diverse bringing a lot of experience to our Client base to solve their unique problems while being able to keep our fees competitive.

The reason for our ability to employ all this experience are the opportunities that our Clients have given us to use it. We would like to thank everyone who has trusted us with their business through the years (CBC Engineers & Associates, Ltd. - Client List) and have allowed us to serve them.





Meet Our Key People Leading the Way:


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Mitchell T. Hardert, P.E. - Chief Engineer

Mitch began his career with CBC Engineers & Associates, Ltd. with a 2 year co-op, before graduating from the University of Dayton in 1998 with a B.S.C.E. in Civil Engineering. Mitch became the understudy to both Dave Coward and John Corda, and with 15 years’ experience with two of the sharpest minds in the industry, today has become our Chief Engineer.

Ioan "John" Corda, M.S., P.E. - Senior Geotechnical Engineer                                     

John Graduated from The Construction Institute of Bucharest, Romania in 1964 with a B.S.C.E. in Civil Engineering and then in 1977 from the Polytechnical Institute of Bucharest, Romania with a M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering. John has over 46 years of experience.         

Tony Bowling P.E., P.L.S. - Hazard Office Manger

Tony retired from the Kentucky Department of Highways after 27 years of service in the Construction and Operations sections of the KTC. Tony is a University of Kentucky graduate with a degree in Civil Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer as well as a licensed Professional Land Surveyor. Tony manages all daily inspection, engineering and client relationships in our Hazard office  location.

Edward G. Galaska - Director of Environmental & Land Development Services

Ed earned his B.S. in Biology and Chemistry in 1982 from the University or Dayton and M.S. in Biology in 1985 from the University of Dayton. After nearly 15 years of experience in Managing Environmental Services Groups, CBC Engineers & Associates, Ltd. expanded its offering in Environmental Services in 2001 when Ed began his CBC career. Ed now has over 25 years of experience in the Environmental field and has become our main Land Development contact in the Centerville office.

Erika M. Dunham - Environmental Scientist

Erika graduated from the Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) in 1995, with a B.S. in Ecological Engineering, and in 2001, joined CBC Engineers & Associates as part of the then budding Environmental Services team. Today Ed and Erika handle all the Environmental Services for all five offices.

Deepa Nair, M.S., P.E. - Geotechnical Engineer 

Deepa graduated from the University of Kerala, India in 2002 with an undergraduate degree in Technology. Accepted by Purdue University, Deepa journeyed to the U.S., where she received her M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering. Upon graduating in 2005, Deepa began her career with CBC Engineers & Associates, and has been the understudy to Dave Coward, John Corda and now Mitch Hardert for 5 years.

William L. Johanan, P.E. - Civil / Structural Project Engineer

Bill earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1969, and later received his Professional Engineer Registration in 1980 from the state of Ohio. Bill joined CBC Engineers & Associates in 2004, and has over 30 years’ experience in Civil/Structural Engineering.

S. "Mark" Summers, P.L.S. - Senior Project Manager

Mark graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1975 with a Bachelor Degree in Forestry, and has over 30 years’ experience in the mining industry working in permitting and with regulatory agencies. In 1981 Mark became a licensed Professional Land Surveyor, and has been with CBC Engineers & Associates since the acquisition of Robert Ray & Associates, Inc. in 2001.

Michael L. Cross - Manager Environmental Permitting

Mike graduated from West Virginia University at Morgantown in 1980 with a Bachelor Degree in Mining Engineering.Throughout Mike's career he has worked both for the Coal Industry and Engineering firms supporting the Coal Industry giving him insight from both sides which he uses daily to serve our customers. Mike came to CBC Engineers & Associates, Ltd. when CBC opened the Hurricane, West Virgina Office in 2005, and has over 30 years’ experience in the mining industry.

Roger W. Cornett, P.E., P.L.S. - Senior Project Engineer

Roger has a B.S. in Physics & Mathematics from Morehead University, 1977; and graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1980 with a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering. In addition, Roger received his Professional Engineer’s Registration in 1981 and likewise his Professional Land Surveyor License in Kentucky in 1987. Roger with over 30 years’ experience joined CBC Engineers & Associates in 2008.

David E. Hinkle, M.S. - Kentucky Coal Technical Services Advisor

Dave graduated from the West Virginia Institute of Technology in 1986 with a degree in Mining Engineering Technology, and in 1989, earned a M.S. in Mining Engineering from the University of Kentucky.  Dave has been with CBC Engineers & Associates since the acquisition of Robert Ray & Associates, Inc. in 2001, and is experienced in surface and underground mine permitting as well as slurry cell and impoundment design and permitting.

Chad D. Reed - Project Engineer

Chad received his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1997 from West Virginia University, and joined CBC Engineers & Associates in 2002. With over 15 years’ experience, Chad oversees the Seven Day Inspections and Impoundment Certifications in West Virginia.

Eugene D. Highlander, P.E. - Senior Project Manager

Gene received his B.S.C.E. in 1966 from the West Virginia Institute of Technology in Montgomery, West Virginia. Gene's career covers experience in the WVDOH, the Coal Mining Industry, the Power Generation Industry and building homes before joining CBC Engineers & Associates, Ltd. in 2000. Gene is the primary on-site inspector for CBC Engineers when a Buried Flexible Structures is in trouble or evaluations are required. Gene has over 44 years of experience.

Bill Robertson - Director Field Services (Centerville)

Bill coordinates all field technician activities with the Centerville Office. He joined the Company in 2000 as a Technician and worked his way into a very important role within CBC. Bill coordinates all drilling activities required for each of the 4 offices as well as all field services work out of the Centerville office. Bill's keen ability to multi-task and handle many projects at a time makes him an invaluable member of the CBC family. Bill has over 5 years in his current role at CBC Engineers & Associates, Ltd and now almost 10 years with the Company.

Joseph A. Dennis, Jr.  - Director Business Development

Joe graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S.C.E. in 1988. He joined ARMCO/CONTECH right out of college and worked for them for nearly 20 years. During his time at CONTECH Joe held such positions as Sales Engineer, Regional Engineer, National Manager - Engineered Products and Vice President - Engineered Products & Services. For 6 of the last 10 years of employment, Joe was also the "Liaison" between CBC Engineers & Associates, Ltd. and CONTECH as CBC was a large third party Engineer for CONTECH and still is today. Joe has been with CBC now since 2010 and is responsible for all Marketing related activities as well as growing the Buried Flexible Culvert Inspection Business. 

CBC Engineers & Associates, Inc. - Support Staff

Working along side all of CBC's Engineers, Geologists, Scientist, and Land Surveyors is the glue that holds the entire organization together, OUR CBC SUPPORT STAFF. Without our support staff, CBC Engineers & Associates, Ltd. would not be able to meet impossible deadlines, change project directions mid-stream and still meet customer needs, or send out quality work that has earned CBC repeat business with many of our Clients. Included in our Support Staff personnel are our Field Technicians with a combined CBC  work experience of  nearly 250 years. So whether it is an Administrative Assistant or an Accountant, an Engineering Technician or a CAD Technician, our people are what make CBC a great company and a great partner to do business with.

Fresh Water Dam Inspection1 of 3 barrells - New Installation Shape Monitoring Buried Flexible StructureImpoundment Inspection

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