Over 40 Years of Engineering Experience
David Hicks and Associates was established on April 1, 1971 as a consulting firm specializing in municipal engineering and land surveying. Eufaula Engineering Company, established in 1951, was purchased in 1971 to provide expanded engineering and land surveying services to southeast Alabama, southwest Georgia and northwest Florida.
The primary qualification base for our firm’s immediate success was the experience of David Hicks while employed by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, Mobile District and the Economic Development Administration (EDA) U.S. Department of Commerce. Mr. Hicks served as Chief Field Engineer with the EDA from 1967 until 1971. This experience with federal guidelines and procedures has proven beneficial to our clients in obtaining Federal Grants in minimum time.
Our Goal: Satisfied Customers
The most important asset of our firm is its reputation for providing accurate and complete engineering services for a fair and reasonable fee. We are convinced that repeat business with satisfied clients and their referrals is vital to our firm’s success.
Our firm is small and staffed only with qualified personnel. We believe that a small firm can offer better quality and more cost-effective engineering solutions than large firms simply because all project designs are personally done by experienced personnel with years of education and training. Specializing in the field of municipal engineering, we are committed to provide personalized technical services of highest quality and accuracy.
Our firm works with local, state and federal governmental agencies, including the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, the Alabama Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Alabama Rural Water Association, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Corps of Engineers, USDA Rural Development, and Southeast Alabama Regional Planning, to ensure compliance with all government regulations and requirements for each project.
Fields of Expertise
Our experience includes:
- Municipal and county wide water systems including water supply and storage facilities, water distribution lines, fire hydrants, radio-read meters, booster pumping stations, and other appurtenances
- Wastewater municipal sewer systems including engineered on-site sewage disposal systems, treatment plants, percolation and soils testing
- Recreation parks including ball fields, walking trails, concessions, skate parks, tennis courts, playground and children’s parks and appurtenances
- Industrial access and residential roads including parking and drainage facilities and resurfacing and appurtenances
- Subdivision design including drainage, streets, curb, gutter, lighting, underground utilities and appurtenances
- Stormwater management and design
- Sitework design for schools, shopping centers, and industrial parks
- Facilities mapping
- Land surveying
Bringing the most cost effective and highest quality drinking water to each customer is our primary goal. From water supply and storage, to installing the water mains and fire protection systems, David Hicks and Associates, Inc. implements all phases of each project. Our extensive experience and understanding of municipal utility needs makes us the natural choice as an engineering partner with you.
We have many years of experience in the design, inspection and installation of sewer lines and appurtenances. We work with ADEM and the local Health Department and other necessary governmental authorities to obtain permits and approvals.
David Hicks and Associates have been instrumental in acquiring for our clients millions of dollars in both grant and loan funds from various agencies including Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA), USDA-Rural Development (RD), and the Economic Development Administration (EDA),
We do all research, project estimates, and applications for grants and/or loans. Our knowledge, experience and personal working relationship with funding agencies have benefitted our clients and have proven the value of our services.