Engineering firm expanding to Chattanooga's Southside

Engineering firm expanding to Chattanooga's Southside

January 7th, 2019 by Staff Report in Business Around the Region

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A Marietta, Georgia-based engineering firm is expanding to Chattanooga with a new Southside office headed by Russell Morehead, a former public works director in Marietta who previously worked as a senior engineer in the Chattanooga offices of Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc., and Lamar Dunn & Associates, Inc.

Croy, an award-winning multi-discipline consulting and engineering firm, has opened a local office at at 1270 Market Street on the Southside. The office is the fourth for the company, which was founded in 2004 by engineer Jim Croy Sr.

"The decision to expand our presence into the Chattanooga area was a logical step in our business growth strategy," said Eddie Wade, vice president of Croy. "The area is a testament to the built environment, with a progressive focus on infrastructure and sustainable design."

The new office is headed by Moorehead, an engineer who will lead the new Tennessee operations. A former Public Works Director for the City of Marietta, Ga., Moorehead brings 33 years of experience in design, engineering, and project management to the firm. Moorehead relocated his family to Chattanooga in 2003.

"I've known and worked with many of Croy's leadership over the course of my career, so the decision to join this growing team was a natural choice," said Moorehead. "It's an exciting opportunity to be able to leverage their momentum to build and lead a new business practice in a community I've called home for many years."

Moorehead is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Chattanooga and a registered professional engineer in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Texas. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee.

"This expansion, coupled with the addition of Russell to our team, will enable us to grow in a new market, continuing to offer the same quality and accessibility our clients expect," said Greg Teague, president of Croy Engineering.. "In addition, we have always been a community focused company, and this location positions us to continue to deliver on that commitment."