Thompson & Litton Names Three New Associates

Wise, VA – The Board of Directors of Thompson & Litton (T&L) is pleased to announce three new Associates of the firm.  They are Eric G. Gentry, Anthony T. Kennedy (Tony), and Brian G. Tew.  Ron Helton, PE, President of Thompson & Litton stated, “These three have consistently revealed outstanding character and abilities. Although all of our employees at Thompson & Litton do an outstanding job, these three deserve to be set aside and recognized.”

Eric Gentry, LS, Director of Surveying, is a native of Giles County, Virginia and manages the firm’s surveying practice in Radford and Clintwood, Virginia.  Eric has 20 years of experience in land surveying and he brings this expertise to our clients in specialized fields such as transportation, boundary, construction, and geodetic control. He holds professional registrations in Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Eric graduated from the Virginia APELSIDLA Land Surveyor Apprenticeship Program through the Virginia Community College System. He holds membership in the Virginia and West Virginia Societies of Professional Land Surveyors. Eric’s experience is diversified with work on projects including Virginia Tech Lane Stadium, U.S. Route 58 By Pass Project in Carroll, Floyd and Patrick Counties, U.S. Federal Government Patent Building in Arlington, and the New River Resource Authority/Landfill.

Eric is an avid sportsman and is involved in his community, church, and local government.  For several years, he has led the Radford Chili Festival team, comprised of T&L employees and friends, which in 2012 was named the Chili Champion Team.  Eric resides with his wife Jeanine, and two children, Jared and Shared, in Hoges Chapel – Giles County, Virginia.

Tony Kennedy, CCCA, is a 1991 graduate of Virginia Tech where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Building Construction. With 16 years of experience providing construction contract administration for building and public works projects, Tony is both a practical and professional practitioner.  One of Tony’s most recently completed projects is the $20 million Montgomery County (Virginia) Courthouse and Parking Structure.

As Thompson & Litton’s Construction Department Head, Mr. Kennedy is responsible for the oversight and management of the firm’s construction administration and inspection services. Additionally, Mr. Kennedy personally takes on the primary responsibility of construction contract administration for high profile Thompson & Litton projects. Tony is experienced in all types of construction delivery methods including traditional bid, design-build, and construction manager at risk options.

Tony is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and shooting sports as well as helping Boy Scout Troop 12 and Cub Scout Pack 21.  He is also involved in local government and his church.

Tony resides with his wife Rhonda, and their sons Andrew, Joseph, and Samuel near Rocky Gap in Bland County, Virginia.

Brian Tew, MBA has been with T&L for over 7 years as a Senior Project Manager and operates from the firm’s Radford, Virginia office.   Brian is a 1999 graduate of East Carolina University where he received a Masters degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning.  Along with Brian’s academic training, he has over13 years of diverse experience in the management and construction of engineering projects for the public and private marketplace. During his tenure with T&L, Brian has been actively involved in the development of numerous water, wastewater, solid waste and industrial site development engineering projects in Western Virginia. He also has specialized experience in the field of telecommunications, design build project delivery methods and alternative energy resources.  Some of the more recent projects that Brian has managed are the New River Resource Authority Area C Landfill Expansion, City of Bedford Stoney Creek Reservoir Dam Spillway Improvements, Pulaski County Garage Expansion, Town of Marion Waste Water Treatment Plant Cogeneration, Town of Wytheville Waste Water Treatment Plant Cogeneration and numerous sewer rehabilitation projects for the City of Waynesboro.

Brian currently resides in Salem, Virginia with his wife Stephanie and two daughters Morgan and Berkley where he is active in the local community, church and civic organizations.

Thompson & Litton is an award winning engineering, architectural, surveying, and construction administration firm founded in Wise, VA in 1956 where its headquarters remains.  For a half century, T&L has provided professional services and now has offices located in Wise, Radford, Tazewell, Clintwood, and Chilhowie, Virginia; and Bristol, Tennessee.  Thompson & Litton values its reputation with many local, state and federal government clients, and private enterprise clients that it currently serves in Virginia, Tennessee, and West Virginia.  The firm has a staff of 117 employees.  T&L is listed on the 2012 Virginia Business Magazine List of Leaders as the 17th largest engineering, architectural and surveying firm in Virginia.  The firm is a Virginia SWaM certified Small Business Enterprise and has federal small business status as a HUBZone with the SBA.

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