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April 16, 2019

Davis & Floyd’s Joseph Garrison Earns Professional Engineer License

Joseph Garrison, PE

Davis & Floyd, Inc. Transportation Engineer Joseph Garrison earned his Professional Engineer (PE) license through the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors.

Garrison joined Davis & Floyd’s Transportation Department in 2016. He received his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of South Carolina.

“As part of our transportation group, Joseph advances infrastructure improvements in our communities where we live, work, and play. We are proud to have him join our team of approximately 50 PEs who partner with our clients to solve complex problems,” said Stephen Davis, president and CEO of Davis & Floyd.

About Davis & Floyd
Davis & Floyd is an engineering firm that works collaboratively with our clients to design and build innovative projects that improve our communities. Celebrating 65 years of continuous operation, our privately-owned firm has approximately 175 employees located in five offices across South Carolina including Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, and Greenwood. We focus on construction engineering & inspection, environmental, federal, industrial, local government, private development, stormwater, transportation, and water & wastewater markets. For more information about our services and team, visit davisfloyd.com.

February 22, 2019

Davis & Floyd’s Michael Putnam Promoted to Associate

Michael Putnam, PE, CFM, Associate

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (February 22, 2019) — Davis & Floyd, Inc. is pleased to announce that Michael Putnam, PE, CFM, stormwater discipline leader/senior civil engineer, has been promoted to an associate of the firm.

Putnam joined Davis & Floyd in 2006 after receiving his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering and Master of Science in civil engineering, applied fluid mechanics, from Clemson University. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) and Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM).

Specializing in hydrology and hydraulics, Putnam provides modeling for flood hazard studies; bridge and culvert design; scour analyses; stormwater pumping stations; stormwater conveyance systems and tunnels; and complex stormwater routing conditions. He also is skilled in the layout and design of surface collection piping and utility conflict avoidance.

According to Davis & Floyd’s Chief Operating Officer Jason Eppley, PE, “As an associate of our firm, Michael will work with our clients to develop innovative solutions for their unique project needs. We congratulate him on his well-deserved promotion.”

About Davis & Floyd
Davis & Floyd is a multi-disciplined engineering and architecture firm that works collaboratively with our clients to design and build innovative projects that improve our communities. Celebrating 65 years of continuous operation, our privately-owned firm has more than 175 employees located in five offices across South Carolina including Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, and Greenwood. We focus on construction engineering & inspection, environmental, federal, industrial, local government, private development, stormwater, transportation, and water & wastewater markets. For more information about our services and team, visit davisfloyd.com.

July 18, 2018

Davis & Floyd’s D. Mack Kelly, Jr., PE, PLS, CFM – Elite Kayaker

At Davis & Floyd, we take pride in designing sustainable projects such as parks, athletic fields, recreational areas, fishing piers, and canoe/kayak launches to help people enjoy South Carolina’s beautiful natural resources. Outside of work, we have fun using these facilities with our families and friends.

One of our senior project managers, D. Mack Kelly, Jr., PE, PLS, CFM (Mack), really loves kayaking year-round, especially in October and November. In fact, he is a member of Greenville Sea Kayakers’ elite 1,000-Mile Club – in 2015, he paddled 155 days totaling 1,015 miles on Lake Jocassee, Lake Keowee, and Lake Hartwell!

In 2012, Mack started kayak racing and typically attends 4-5 races per year. He states, “It is great exercise. I can burn about 1,000 calories when training for a 6-mile race.” Mack has participated in more than 25 races, placing in most of them and receiving 21 medals. He won the Southeastern Paddlesport Points Championship – Male Open Recreational Kayak Division, was the 2014 Male Open Division Paddlefest Champion (1st in all boat classes and ages), and was the 2015 Southeastern Paddlesports Points Champion – Male Sea Kayak. He won a race in the Beaufort/Port Royal Paddle Battle in which dolphins swam and jumped ahead of him!

According to Mack, his most dangerous race was the Ocean Course at Tybee Island, where he broke his kayak while crashing into ocean waves and had to be taken ashore by a rescue boat.

Because most races are far away, Mack usually has help preparing for them. His diligent “pit crew” consists of his wife, sons, and father, who often leave at 4 AM to arrive at a 10 AM race.

Mack admits his most embarrassing race was when he showed up late and misread the start time. His father was helping him bring the kayak to the dock when the start gun was shot. When Mack finally got in the water, nobody was in sight. He took off like a bullet and his kayak popped out the water as he rushed to catch up. He finished 3rd – only 2 minutes behind the 1st place boat. A great finish to a difficult start!

During his kayaking treks, Mack has seen deer and black bear swimming as well as all kinds of fish, birds, turtles, beaver, etc.

Over the years, he has helped approximately 75 people learn to kayak. He states that there are three things to remember:

• Use a life vest or be laid to rest.
• Hydrate or diedrate.
• Use clothing for sunscreen, not lotions, as much as you can. Sun protection is a must. Lotion on anything more than your face or head makes everything very slippery. Wear paddle gloves to prevent blisters and sunburn.

Mack uses Davis & Floyd’s kayak launch at Keowee-Toxaway State Park to access one of his favorite places to paddle in the Eastatoee River backwaters. He describes, “It is almost like being immersed in a scene from ‘The Last of the Mohicans’.”

January 30, 2018

Michael Horton to Participate in Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Ask the Expert Event

Michael V. Horton, Chief Engineering Officer

Michael Horton, Chief Engineering Officer

Davis & Floyd Chief Engineering Officer Michael Horton, PE, CFM will participate in an “Ask the Expert” event hosted by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. He will join Laura Cabiness, PE, director of public service for the City of Charleston, to discuss the Master Drainage Plan and future drainage plans for the Charleston area.

The event will be held Feb. 21, 2018, 11:30 a.m., at the Charleston Maritime Center.

For more information or tickets to the event, visit https://www.charlestonchamber.org/events/atecentral/

July 26, 2017

Happy Birthday to Us!

On June 21, 2017, Davis & Floyd celebrated our 63rd anniversary.

Sixty-three years ago, two young engineers from small town Greenwood, SC, Emmett I. Davis, Jr. and Phil Floyd, staked their all on a dream with no guarantee of success. Through their hard work, vision, and passion, Davis & Floyd has grown to more than 200 employees in five offices throughout South Carolina.

Davis & Floyd vehicle

Our firm’s success is no secret. It’s about the people who’ve been a part of the journey. Our people are what makes Davis & Floyd not just a company, but a family.

We have a strong history that we can be proud of. To take a glimpse into the past, take a look at our firm’s timeline.

This year, as a token of appreciation, each employee received a book, “A History of Davis & Floyd”. This book was a labor of love, which our founder, Mr. Davis, cared deeply about and worked tirelessly over the last several years to memorialize the company’s history. We were honored to distribute the books to our team in his memory.

As we celebrate our 63rd year, we look forward to continuing our work to make South Carolina even better. Thank you to our clients – past and present, friends, colleagues, and employees. You’ve played an important part in making Davis & Floyd what it is today and we couldn’t have done it without you. Here’s to the next 63!