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Richard Welch, pe


Florida Professional Engineer, No. 40279, 1988
Georgia, Professional Engineer, No. 30239, 2005
US Virgin Islands, Professional Engineer, No. 679C, 2012.

Rick Welch, P.E., is a graduate of the University of Florida and began his career at Connelly & Wicker in 1985. In addition to serving as President, he is often the Engineer of Record or the Quality Assurance Manager for the major projects awarded to the firm. Rick Welch has extensive experience in all aspects of civil engineering inclusive of transportation engineering for Local Governmental Agencies and the Florida Department of Transportation Districts Two and Three and site engineering for residential and commercial projects throughout Northern Florida.

Andrew Cummings, pe

Vice President

Florida, Professional Engineer, No. 43254, 1990

Andy Cummings, P.E., is a Senior Project Manager with Connelly & Wicker. After obtaining a Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1985 from the State University of New York at Buffalo, he acquired a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering in 1987 from Carnegie Mellon University. He moved to Florida in 1987 and has extensive experience in roadway and storm water design and permitting throughout Northern Florida for various public agencies and the Florida Department of Transportation. Andy Cummings has participated in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for many years, most recently as the President of ASCE-Florida Section.

William Hartland, pe

vice president

Florida, Professional Engineer, No. 48865, 1994. 

Bill Hartland is Vice President at Connelly & Wicker Inc. Bill joined Connelly & Wicker in 2008 and he has over 30 years of experience in design and construction of highway projects in Northeast Florida and is a graduate from the University of Florida. As Vice President, Bill is responsible for managing Local and State Government Transportation projects.

brian alley, pe

vice president

Florida, Professional Engineer, No. 67413

Brian Alley joined Connelly & Wicker in 2004 and is a member of the transportation team. He is a graduate of the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida with a Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Prior to joining Connelly & Wicker, he worked on large-scale marine construction/dredging contracts in New York, Louisiana, and Florida.

Ryan Blaida

Senior Project Manager

Florida Professional Engineer, No. 61017

Ryan Blaida, P.E. is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and joined Connelly & Wicker, Inc. in September 2015 as a Senior Project Manager. He has over two decades of experience in site development engineering, construction administration and project management.  He has designed and permitted projects of all scopes and sizes – from one acre out-parcels to several hundred acre multi-use planned developments.  He has permitted these projects through over twenty (20) local, state and federal agencies to meet or exceed the requirements of the individual agencies, received the permits from the agencies and seen the projects through construction into the operation phase including the appropriate close out through each agency.  Project experience includes residential subdivisions, roadway design, roadway drainage, commercial projects, resort development and urban redevelopment, serving as project manager, project engineer and/or project construction administrator.  He is active in the Florida Engineering Society (FES), having served on the local board, serving on State Committees, and being a graduate of FELI.

Justin Williams

Land Development Manager

Florida Professional Engineer, No. 69260

Justin Williams, P.E. is a graduate of the University of North Florida and has been with Connelly & Wicker since 2013.  He has been working on civil engineering projects in north Florida since 2003 with experience in private residential and commercial projects.  His experience includes design and permitting of large stormwater management systems, roadway design, drainage, utilities, and pump stations.  His experience also includes due diligence, cost estimating, agency coordination, bidding and construction administration.  At CWI his responsibilities include client interface, team coordination, project scheduling, and quality control.

Connelly & Wicker Inc., established in Jacksonville, Florida in 1983, is a multi-disciplined firm providing professional services in both the public and private sectors of civil, highway and utility engineering, landscape architecture and site planning.

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