Ragan-Smith-Associates, Inc. announce the addition of two new shareholders. Scotty Bernick and Colin Johnson joined the RaganSmith ownership team, effective Jan. 1.
Joe Griffin, CEO, describes this expansion of the leadership team as supportive of “our commitment to strong succession planning and providing ample growth opportunities throughout our disciplines. We’re proud to welcome the two newest members to the firm’s ownership.”
Mr. Bernick brings 16 years of experience to the firm’s leadership team. He joined RaganSmith as an intern in 2004 and quickly prospered in land planning, site design, and property entitlements. A proven industry expert, Mr. Bernick is integral to the firm's Landscape Architecture practice and boasts an array of accolades including recognition from the Heritage Foundation with a Preservation Award for Excellence in Infill in a Historic District in Franklin, Tn.
Brett Smith, principal, said, “Scotty represents the next generation of forward-thinking landscape architects and will lead the effort to propel our firm to continue to be leaders in this exciting profession.”
Mr. Johnson joined RaganSmith in 2016 and leads the company’s Chattanooga office. With 16 years of experience and a diverse background in civil engineering and business, he has worked to solidify and grow RaganSmith’s presence in Chattanooga by assembling and managing a team of professionals, as well as building a robust portfolio of local, regional, and national clientele. Under Mr. Johnson’s leadership, RaganSmith has played a role in the recent revitalization of Chattanooga’s urban and suburban fabric.
Chief Operating Officer Allen Ramsey applauded Mr. Johnson’s leadership, saying, “Colin has been an integral part of RaganSmith’s growth and success in the Chattanooga region. His leadership and commitment will be instrumental in our continued growth in our practices, offices and markets.”
“Scotty and Colin have shown the ability, leadership, and commitment that allow RaganSmith to
continue to grow and thrive in the future," said Mr. Griffin. "With their addition we have made a further stride toward company-wide leadership, succession, and growth in our practices, offices, and markets."