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Alum’s engineering and environmental firm celebrates 25th anniversary

In celebration of 25 years in business, Littlejohn Engineering Associates has changed its name to Littlejohn to reflect the firm’s growth and expanded services.

Jim Littlejohn (BE’76) maintains active engineering licenses in 38 states. He is a member of the School of Engineering’s Board of Visitors.

“Our new name illustrates our broader reach and expanded services,” said President Jim Littlejohn, a Vanderbilt civil engineering (BE’76) graduate. He also serves on the School of Engineering’s Board of Visitors. He completed a Master of Science in Engineering Administration at the University of Tennessee in 1982

“Just as in planning and engineering, we always try to remember that the simplest solution is usually the best solution. We’re taking the same approach looking ahead with our name and our brand – efficient, understandable, straightforward and collaborative. We want our name to be synonymous with professionalism and quality service delivery.”

Founded in 1989 in Nashville, Tennessee, Littlejohn works with public and private clients across the country. Consulting services in surveying, engineering, planning, landscape architecture, environmental services, industrial hygiene, health and safety are the core components of Littlejohn’s expertise, and in just 25 years, the firm has grown from a sole proprietorship, to a national firm with eight offices in Tennessee, Florida, Arizona and Alabama.

Littlejohn is a multi-discipline professional services firm that has completed more than 6,000 projects in 42 states, and employs more than 125 engineers, landscape architects, planners, surveyors, environmental scientists, industrial hygienists and support personnel.

“We have some of the most talented individuals and creative teams in the business,” said Littlejohn. “To us, a project is much more than just concrete, steel, brick and mortar – it represents the core of who we are.

“I’m very proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish as a professional service firm – across our offices from Florida to Arizona – and I’m extremely proud of our talented professionals who work together so well to serve our clients. I can’t wait to see what the next 25 years will bring.”

Littlejohn maintains active engineering licenses in 38 states. His specialties are in the areas of planning and project management for land development projects, roadway, drainage, water, sewer, complex storm water management systems in addition to overseeing firm operations and leadership.

He currently sits on numerous boards and commissions and was named the 2012 Outstanding Engineer of the Year for leadership and integrity in the engineering profession by the Nashville chapter of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers.


Posted on Monday, July 7, 2014 in Alumni, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Home Features, News.

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