WK Dickson announces the opening of new regional office in Tennessee

February 27th, 2018

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W.K. Dickson & Co., Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of a new regional office in Knoxville, Tennessee. This new location will allow WK Dickson to better serve existing and future clients while maintaining the firm’s primary mission of providing client-centered solutions. The office is led by Ryan Blake, PE, Vice President, who joined the firm in February.

“Our Knoxville location represents a natural outgrowth of the strong client and partner base we already have in nearby communities,” said David Peeler, President and CEO. “Under the leadership of Ryan Blake, WK Dickson is well positioned to increase our impact in the region by supporting our clients’ capital improvement plans and helping them obtain the funding they need to expand their infrastructure.”

The Knoxville regional office team will primarily provide planning, design, and engineering consulting services for water, wastewater, and stormwater projects. Future expansion plans include the addition of airport, land development, energy, and GIS consulting services for the region.

“Growth in Tennessee has been very consistent, with many communities outpacing their water and wastewater capacity,” said Ryan Blake. “I have been very impressed with WK Dickson’s ability to mobilize resources in just about every facet of infrastructure. Their one-firm mentality is on full display. I’m excited about the growth opportunities with such a great firm.”

Ryan Blake, PE is a civil engineer whose focus is on water resources. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Ryan specializes in management for water and wastewater rehabilitation projects as well as pipelines and pump stations. Joining Ryan are Rick Kirby and David Reece, PE. Rick is a senior consultant with decades of experience in the utility market and has helped improve critical infrastructure throughout Tennessee. David supports the rest of the team as a regional practice manager tasked with helping develop the firm’s client base in Knoxville and surrounding communities.

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