Stantec Opens Office In Chattanooga, Names Jon Sparkman Office Leader

Friday, August 09, 2013
Jon Sparkman
Jon Sparkman

North American design firm Stantec has opened a new office in Warehouse Row and named area resident and civil engineer Jon Sparkman, PE, as principal and office leader. 

Stantec provides a full suite of engineering, environmental and planning services for public and private sector clients, including design of water infrastructure and transportation projects.

“I am excited to join Stantec and establish this new location for us right in the heart of downtown Chattanooga,” says Mr. Sparkman. Over the course of a 20-year engineering career in the area, Mr. Sparkman has been involved with the design and delivery of a diverse range of civil engineering projects related to water, wastewater, transportation, solid waste, dams and levees.

The new office will augment Stantec’s current presence in the Tennessee and nearby states, including offices in Nashville, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., and Atlanta.

“We will provide our full range of engineering and environmental services to the local community, businesses and industry, while building on strong current relationships with clients such as the Tennessee Valley Authority,” says Mr. Sparkman. In addition, Chattanooga will be a hub for the firm’s work in eastern Tennessee and northern Georgia. 

The new office location is Warehouse Row North, 1110 Market St., Suite 214A, 800-5350.


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