A Recap of 2023 and Looking Forward to 2024

Sain Associates had a good year in 2023, marked by continued growth and diversification of our business, notable projects, and the addition of talented team members. We owe our success to our remarkable clients and staff who have been instrumental in the achievement of our goals. The most exciting highlight of the year was the expansion of our company’s footprint in the Auburn and Mobile regions, which created new opportunities and provided us with a chance to better serve those communities.

Other highlights included:
  • Jack Kimbrough, Jr., P.E., was announced as Huntsville Branch Manager in November. Jack succeeded Harry Wilson, P.E., who has transitioned into a role where he is focusing his time on general business development and strengthening Sain’s airport market sector team.
  • Michael Thomas, PLS, was promoted to Survey Team Leader, and Nathan Currie, P.E., was promoted to Infrastructure Team Leader.
  • Several other employees celebrated promotions, certifications, and other professional registrations.
  • GIS Manager Dan Mellott, GISP, was presented with the 6th annual Spirit of Lauren Award.
  • Our Marketing team launched Sain’s updated website.
  • It was an award-winning year at Sain. 2023 awards included:
    • ABC of Alabama Excellence in Construction Award for Gulf Distributing
    • ABC of North Alabama Excellence in Construction Award for the Northrop Grumman Campus: Buildings 8200 and 8300
    • ACEC of Alabama Engineering Excellence Award for the Redland Road / Firetower Road Intersection
    • ACEC National Recognition Award for the Redland Road / Firetower Road Intersection
  • Our staff was involved in numerous community and professional organizations.
  • We continued to expand our work for municipalities, counties, and DOTs with new projects in Irondale, Trussville, Auburn, Opelika, Prattville, Vestavia, Madison, Hartselle, Alabaster, Morris, Jasper, Huntsville, Birmingham, Anniston, Mountain Brook, Phenix City, St. Clair County, Calhoun County, Autauga County, Elmore County, Shelby County, and other cities/counties. 
  • The Industrial Economic Development market continued to be a bright spot for us in 2023, which included work with Jefferson County Economic and Industrial Development Authority, Central Alabama Electric Cooperative, DF Chase, Freedom Real Estate, Dunn Building Company, ARCO, Doster, and others.
  • We assisted our clients in pursuing grant projects, including SEEDS, SS4A, TAP, Industrial Access Road, EDA, and ATRIP II.
  • Some other projects of note included:
    • Panasonic Energy Battery Manufacturing Facility (Project Kansas) in De Soto, Kansas
    • Marketplace at 17 Springs in Millbrook, Alabama
    • Turnberry Park, a multifamily development in Gardendale, Alabama
    • Riley Property Survey in Springville, Alabama
    • US-31 Pelham Roadway Lighting Design and Survey in Shelby County, Alabama
    • I-65 Survey in Shelby County, Alabama
    • Goss Road Extension in Huntsville, Alabama
    • Knox Creek Flats in Huntsville, Alabama
    • Interstate 10 Mobile River Bridge ITS Masterplan and Design in Mobile, Alabama
    • ALDOT West Central Region Access Management Plans
    • Baldwin Travel Demand Model Update in Baldwin County, Alabama
    • SS4A Safety Action Plan for Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham
    • Old Tuscaloosa Highway Roundabout and Road Improvements in Jefferson County, Alabama
    • Kelly Creek Road Widening in St. Clair County, Alabama
    • Blue Lake Drive Roundabout at the Cahaba Pump Station in Vestavia Hills, Alabama
    • TDOT Local Roads Safety Initiative (LRSI) Projects
    • Jacksonville Veterans Affairs Offsite Design in Jacksonville, Florida
    • TDOT Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Implementation Plan
    • Chief Ladiga Trail Extension in Anniston, Alabama
    • Shelby County Broadband Study

Looking ahead to 2024, we are filled with hope and positivity. Our optimism is rooted in three main factors: our backlog of work along with opportunities beginning this year, diversification of our business, and our current leadership team. We are proud of the way in which we have diversified our business, making us more resilient to sudden changes in the market. Our leadership team is strong and capable, providing us with the guidance needed to succeed. Furthermore, we are committed to growing our various disciplines and preserving our company culture. We are working on developing our fourth generation of ownership, and we have a bright future ahead.