Phil Graves joins Neel-Schaffer as a Senior Project Manager in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (June 15, 2022) – Neel-Schaffer, Inc., is pleased to announce that Phil Graves, PE, has joined the firm and will serve as a Senior Project Manager based in the firm’s Baton Rouge office.

Graves recently retired from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development after 25 years of service, the last 13 as the District 62 Area Engineer in Livingston and St. Helena parishes.

Graves has extensive experience in laboratory sampling and testing, roadway and bridge construction oversight and management, roadway and bridge maintenance management, roadway structure design, and roadway preservation management. He will be a part of Neel-Schaffer’s Louisiana Transportation Department, providing quality assessment/quality control and constructability reviews. He will also help the firm expand and develop its Construction Engineering and Inspection services throughout Louisiana in both the Transportation and Water Resources sectors.

“We are really pleased to have Phil joining our team,” said Nick Ferlito, PE, PTOE, Engineer Manager for Neel-Schaffer’s Baton Rouge office. “One of our company’s strategic initiatives is to grow our Construction Engineering and Inspection services, and Phil’s expertise in this area will greatly help us expand this service to our existing clients and new clients.”

Graves is a Registered Professional Engineer in Louisiana and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Louisiana State University.

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