Thompson & Litton Announces Merger with SEDA Engineering


Thompson & Litton Announces Merger with SEDA Engineering

Wise, Virginia- Thompson & Litton (T&L) is pleased to announce the merger with SEDA Engineering, adding mechanical, plumbing, and civil engineering to the firm’s already established portfolio of services in those disciplines.  The expansion of mechanical, plumbing, and civil engineering will further enhance T&L’s current offering of Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Architectural, and Land Surveying services. With this merger, T&L retains the professional engineering expertise of Steve Farris and his staff.

“We are all excited about Steve Farris and his group joining T&L”, says Ron Helton, President of Thompson & Litton. “We have come to know each other by working on numerous projects together in recent years. I believe that Steve and his staff bring a great value to our firm that will allow us to better serve our clients.”

 Located in Mosheim, Tennessee, T&L’s new office will continue to be managed by Steve Farris. The Greene County office further extends T&L’s service outreach into Tennessee and offers the talent and resources to better serve all of our clients.

As the former President of SEDA Engineering, Steve Farris possesses over 20 years of professional experience and is a Certified Energy Manager. Steve is a licensed professional engineer in Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, and Georgia.  He has provided design services on an array of varied projects including healthcare, educational facilities, commercial, hospitality, and industrial. As the Mechanical Engineering Manager, he will oversee the mechanical and plumbing disciplines of Thompson & Litton as well as manage the Mosheim office.

Steve Farris commented on the new merger, “Having worked with T&L several times over the last few years we have come to respect the reputation they have built in this region, their goal to provide above par professional services mirrors our own desire and we look forward to joining forces.”

Mr. Farris graduated from Tennessee Tech University.  Steve is a native of Athens, Tennessee, and currently resides in Midway, Tennessee with his wife Annette and son Aaron.  His family also includes his daughter and one grandchild. The Farris’ are members of Brown Springs Baptist Church.In his leisure time he enjoys farming and playing golf with his son. 

Thompson & Litton is an award-winning engineering, architectural, surveying, and construction administration firm founded in 1956 in Wise, VA where its headquarters remains. For over a half century, T&L has provided professional services throughout Virginia, Tennessee, and the Mid-Atlantic region.  Offices are located in Wise, Chilhowie, Radford, Tazewell, and Clintwood, Virginia and in Bristol and Mosheim, Tennessee. The firm has a staff of over 128 employees.  In 2013, T&L is ranked as the 12th largest Engineering and Architectural firm in the Commonwealth of Virginia by Virginia Business magazine.  Thompson & Litton is a Virginia SWaM certified Small Business Enterprise and has Federal Small Business and HUB Zone status.