Effective transportation systems are the key to safely connecting our communities and a driver for a thriving economy. As vehicles and transportation networks become increasingly automated, it is vital to develop safer, and more efficient and capable designs that increase mobility and reduce congestion.
EPS Group thrives on challenging transportation projects that require a high degree of technical innovation, consensus building, and public involvement. From urban arterials and freeways, to rural roads and highways, to multi-modal trails and bikeways – EPS provides its clients with a wealth of experience, insight, and resources to deliver the highest quality studies and designs. We cultivate innovative solutions to complicated questions and strive to design the safest, most cost-effective, and operative transportation systems.
Elijah leads EPS Group’s public works department and holds both a BSCE and an MBA from Arizona State University. Few project managers can bring this level of management education to their projects. He has extensive experience in large, multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional, high public profile projects that require sound leadership and consensus building capabilities. Elijah has developed both municipal and state federally funded transportation projects – numerous urban and arterial roadways, parkways, 4-lane divided highways, 2-lane rural highways, and local streets – along with associated NEPA documents.
Jon has extensive experience in the design of arterial streets and intersections having served as the design engineer and deputy project manager on multiple urban arterial designs. His efficiency and responsiveness are only matched by his determination to produce a high-quality product. Jon’s experience includes roadway design, signing and marking design, traffic control, earthwork modeling, ADA compliance, storm drain design and hydrology, cost estimating, and utility coordination.
Greg has more than 22 years of roadway design experience focused on providing cost-effective and schedule-conscious designs on numerous ADOT, County, and municipal roadway projects in Arizona. Greg’s experience includes roadway, intersection and roundabout design, storm drain design and hydrology, cost estimating, urban and rural highway construction inspection, and bridge and structure construction inspection. Additionally, Greg led the effort to develop and administer EPS Group’s Quality Control/Quality Assurance program.
MACEYKO, PE, PTOE
Eric has 18 years of experience in traffic engineering. His expertise focuses primarily on traffic impact studies, traffic signal design, parking studies, round-about analysis, transportation planning, traffic signal analysis, and traffic design projects. Through these work experiences, Eric has developed valuable project management, design, and technical skills, and has gained experience working with nearly every major metropolitan Phoenix and Tucson municipality, as well as Maricopa County, Pinal County, and the Arizona Department of Transportation.
TRUITT, PE, CFM
Matt has served as an engineer for numerous corridor and feasibility studies projects. His experience includes roadway corridor studies, roadway alignment studies, hydrology and drainage design, roadway design, irrigation design, cost estimating, and sewer system design. Matt also serves as one of EPS’ GIS leads and has performed GIS analysis for numerous planning studies and drainage analysis.
With a keen attention to detail and a knack for solving complex problems, Bruce has spent his career focused on a variety of arterial street, drainage, and utility projects. He oversees technical design, project budgets, and schedules, and is the primary point of contact for clients and subconsultants. Notable projects include the Gilbert and Guadalupe Intersection, the Mesa Gilbert Road Light Rail Extension (Valley Metro), the Southern and Stapley Intersection Design Project (Mesa), and the Higley, Warner, and Williams Field Water and Sewer Improvements (Gilbert).
With more than two decades of experience in civil engineering, surveying, and heavy construction, Jeff’s extensive knowledge, client-focused attitude, and attention to detail have proven invaluable in the successful design and management of projects ranging from site civil and utility design to rural and urban street design. Having worked on various transportation projects for countless clients and local agencies, he has earned a reputation for thorough communication, responsiveness, and a tireless work ethic devoted to client satisfaction. Jeff has managed EPS’ Tucson office since its opening in 2005.
Anthony has extensive experience in both land development and public improvement design. His experience includes commercial site design; utility, roadway, and drainage design; erosion control and SWPPP design. With nearly two decades of experience in rural and urban roadway design in the City of Tucson, his vast knowledge and organizational skills enable him to provide comprehensive solutions, design complex site layouts and effectively coordinate with multiple users.
James brings a wealth of knowledge in roadway design, transportation planning, traffic operations and safety analyses, traffic impact studies, and traffic modeling/simulation. His design experience includes the design of public roadways, utilities, development of typical roadway sections, design of horizontal and vertical geometry, and roadway super-elevation. James spent over two years with the Pima County Department of Transportation developing and managing small roadway safety projects. His experience and familiarity with safety improvements include projects that utilize federal funding.
Preparing for the unknown is one of the greatest challenges an owner faces when embarking on a new project. Whether a multi-acre site or a single building, understanding existing field conditions allows for greater design accuracy, and provides a roadmap for potential cost savings.
The science of land surveying continues to evolve along with the technological advances in construction. As a proven industry leader, EPS Group embraces this new generation of surveying and utilizes comprehensive, state-of-the-art tools and instruments to add value to land development, infrastructure, and utility projects.
However, the equipment is only as effective as the professionals who are operating it. When conventional survey methods fall short, our team of experienced geospatialists utilize laser scanning, aerial mapping, and drone technology to collect, analyze, and process data to deliver high-quality 3D models, maps, and panoramas of otherwise inaccessible areas. From tunnels to reservoirs, bridges to high-rises, EPS has the latest technology to develop comprehensive solutions for every project.
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Legal Survey Department Manager
Robert has more than 27 years of surveying experience both in field operations and in the office. He understands the importance of accuracy, precision, and proper project management. Robert has extensive experience in all areas of survey work, including ALTA/ACSM land title surveys, maps of dedication, topography surveys, data analysis, construction staking, and field crew preparations.
Construction Survey Department Manager
With nearly 20 years of survey experience, Hank’s expertise has become a standard of excellence. His crews reflect this in their responsiveness and accuracy in geometric layout, construction staking, and surveys (as-builts, topographic, boundary and ALTA surveys, and control for aerial mapping). Hank manages all aspects of the Construction Survey Department, which include horizontal and vertical control, rough grade staking, grading, slope staking, all utility staking, waterline, sewer line, curb and gutter, electrical, roadway staking, setting property pins, and street monumentation.
Mary has more than 36 years of experience in the civil engineering and land surveying community, having worked in both the private and public sectors. She has significant experience as a project manager responsible for residential subdivision, commercial developments, and public projects working directly with and on behalf of the client. She is skilled in the preparation of subdivision maps, ALTA Surveys, boundary, and topographic surveys, legal descriptions and exhibits, title research, abandonments, contract management, and plan review with a focus on quality control and value engineering.
Richard has extensive experience in the land surveying and mapping industry, working in the across the southwest since 1996. As a certified photogrammetrist, he has extensive experience in the latest industry photogrammetry and LiDAR technologies, specializing in flight planning, aero-triangulation, digital terrain models, planimetric mapping, and orthophotography. Richard excels at solving technical issues, coordinating and prioritizing projects to successfully meet deadlines, promoting a productive team atmosphere, and creating positive client relations.
Ben has worked as a surveyor and engineering designer for the past 25 years on a variety of projects for public and private clients. Because of this experience with both design and field survey, Ben pays special attention to detail in everything he undertakes. His goal is to provide clients with quality, accurate information. His surveying experience includes both design survey – including ALTA surveys, boundary surveys, and control and topographic surveys – and construction survey – including staking for right-of-way, streets, culverts and other drainage features, lot layout, and wet and dry utilities.
Taking a property from concept to design through to construction, while maximizing investment and schedule priorities, is what EPS Group does best. Whether planning a new retail or mixed-use development, building an educational or healthcare facility, or developing a master-planned community, EPS Group provides value-driven solutions to complex real estate development challenges for both private developers and local municipalities.
With many professional disciplines under one roof, our experts consult regularly to provide clients with the technical expertise and local knowledge for a full-service land development experience.
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Bryan leads the firm’s land development group. He has over 18 years of experience directing multiple project managers and their specialty teams in providing options and solutions to maximize the value of a project while maintaining a schedule under budget. Bryan leads by example and emphasizes to his staff the importance of client service by providing continuous communication, quality plans and recognizing the needs of our clients.
Dan “Ox” Auxier has 17 years of industry experience as an engineer and a field surveyor. He has extensive knowledge of the impacts of engineering design on the constructability and overall success of a project. His diverse project resume promotes adaptability to any given project, including multiple educational, healthcare, commercial, and residential projects. Ox’s reputation in the industry is unsurpassed, and his strong relationships with local public agencies have proven invaluable in the permitting process.
Brian has spent the bulk of his career at EPS and currently leads a team of engineers and drafters to provide quality solutions for complex commercial and residential projects. From small commercial sites to large master planned communities, Brian’s experience in residential, commercial and drainage design, paired with his exposure to the development process and laser focus on quality control, provides clients with an unmatched level of service. Brian also regularly leads mentoring courses for upcoming engineers.
Joel has extensive experience in all aspects of civil engineering design and project management. His design experience includes evaluation of existing and proposed site conditions, including roadway improvements, utility design and coordination, site grading, storm event modeling and hydraulics, storm drain analysis, and retention/detention design for an array of land development projects. Joel’s production and management skills provide clients with detailed designs for final grading, earthwork modeling, erosion and scour analysis, site utility design and utility conflict resolution, CLOMR/LOMR processing, and signing and striping.
Eric has nearly two decades of experience designing and managing all aspects of local land development projects including roadways, sewer, water, grading, drainage (hydrology and hydraulics), parking lots, and roadway signing and striping. Eric has a strong attention to detail which provides clients with quality solutions to technically challenging projects.
LOTEMPIO, PE, LEED AP
For the past 23 years, Mike has been responsible for the planning, design, and project management of numerous public, federal, and international projects. His expertise includes roadway and site layout, site grading and storm drainage design, erosion control/storm water pollution prevention plans, cost estimating, sanitary sewer and water master planning and network design. Mike’s experience encompasses extensive work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. General Services Administration, and the International Boundary and Water Commission.
HOPPE, PE, RLS
Rich has worked as an engineering professional for nearly 40 years and has a vast portfolio of experience in engineering, master planning, and the design of major land development projects and infrastructure improvements throughout the Valley. Specifically, his experience includes due diligence, planning and design engineering of large master-planned communities for the development of subdivisions, golf courses, recreation centers, and major infrastructure and treatment plants. Rich previously served as the City Engineer for the Town of Gilbert, and the Engineering Manager for the City of Chandler.
LESLIE, CDP, LEED AP
Todd has more than 24 years of national site development experience with a focus on healthcare, office, commercial, retail, institutional, and industrial projects locally and nationally. His land development consulting experience includes team development, project management, civil engineering, acquisition, due diligence, risk assessment, entitlements and asset management. He combines his engineering abilities with proactive project management to deliver quality results for his clients through the due diligence, planning, entitlement, engineering, and construction stages of development.
EPS Group’s comprehensive approach to land development involves a collaborative and creative process focused on the unique challenges shaped by current market trends. Our professionals expertly navigate through tough land use, entitlement, design, and construction challenges to create developments that enhance communities, and foster sustainable environments and quality lifestyles.
Planning is a dynamic process between clients, municipalities, design consultants, and the community. Our ability to cultivate strong relationships with these stakeholders has allowed us to consistently build consensus for effective land-use solutions and help our clients realize their vision for a successful community planning process.
Josh has more than 18 years of experience in land planning and site design and leads EPS’ planning and landscape architecture teams. To stay abreast of issues, policies, and procedures, Josh participates in industry groups including the American Planning Association and the Urban Land Institute. He has been involved in various aspects of the entitlement and land development design including for community, mixed-use, commercial, and industrial projects.
With more than 14 years of land development experience, Jorge is a land use and entitlements planner on land entitlements and site development projects for commercial, multi-family, and single family residential communities. With roots in home building, Jorge has a knack for urban planning and focuses on providing quality designs that bring people together and add value to our communities and cities.
Creating the spaces we use to live, work, and play requires both artistic and scientific-based solutions to the research, planning, and design of natural and built environments.
Our goal at EPS is to promote sustainable design principles that are responsive to the environment, reformative, and can create value by contributing to the development of healthier cities. Utilizing an interactive and multi-disciplinary approach, our design professionals challenge current trends to create balanced and sustainable designs that are functional, economical, and enhance the quality of our communities.
From the smallest details at a community splash pad to a large, multi-functional master plan, our designs reflect a sensibility that is both pragmatic and imaginative. Understanding there are multiple solutions to each element within an overall project, our design professionals have a deep understanding of how people use outdoor spaces and continuously build on past experiences and lessons learned to create unique and innovative landscapes.
With more than two decades of experience, Tom has had the opportunity to be involved with the master planning, design, construction documentation, and construction administration of several prestigious projects, from large scale to site-specific. His creativity and attention to detail provides clients with innovative solutions to challenging site conditions. Tom’s expertise in urban design, specifically educational, healthcare, and recreational facilities, brings an invaluable dimension to the landscape design process.
Aliza delivers high-quality and site-responsive solutions to complex challenges, and provides innovative landscape designs by analyzing site conditions while balancing environmental issues with aesthetics. Her extensive experience includes conceptual design, planning, design development, and construction administration of a multitude of projects in both the public and private sectors from streetscapes, public facilities, parks and open space, freeways and bridges, water treatment and recharge facilities, healthcare, academic, and religious facilities.
Jinger is a professional landscape architect with more than eight years of varied experience, from project inception to construction administration. She is experienced with a variety of project types, including parks, project monumentation, trails, recreation centers, resorts, site planning, and lifestyle centers.
Consultation and community involvement continues to become an increasingly important aspect in the delivery of public services. As the market and economy evolves, EPS Group finds ways to adapt. Our experts thoroughly understand a municipality’s multi-faceted perspective and the complexities involved in the maintenance, reconstruction, and expansion of their infrastructure systems.
With our depth of experience, diversity of services and resources, EPS offers practical solutions that are timely, cost-effective, and that meet the unique needs of individual communities and local government agencies. Our full complement of planning and engineering services include civil plan review, inspection services, traffic, transportation, water/wastewater, public works, infrastructure design, construction management, district services, and GIS.
Brandon has over 22 years of extensive technical and management experience and offers a wealth of expertise and experience in all aspects of civil engineering, construction inspection, and agency permit processing, and has worked in construction and operations in the water industry. His vast experience working on all aspects of a project from the due diligence and planning stage through detail design, agency approval, permitting, construction, and finally to operations and maintenance, provides Brandon with a unique understanding of what is required for a project to be successful.
Water is the most precious resource in the arid southwest, and as water and sewer utilities are under pressure to do more with less, building new and rehabilitating aging infrastructure is becoming more difficult. From wells and reservoirs to pipelines and lift/booster stations, EPS engineers utilize the latest water resource technologies, along with lessons learned from the development of miles of water, reclaimed water and sanitary sewer facilities, to provide our clients with proven solutions to their most challenging projects.
Irrigation continues to play a vital role in western infrastructure development. Having completed numerous analyses and designs across the Southwest, our floodplain and drainage engineers are experts in the specific drainage concerns of our region and utilize the latest modeling software to ensure our designs are robust and defendable.
Brandon has over 22 years of extensive technical and management experience in water resources engineering, including water production, water distribution, and water storage systems, wastewater collection and treatment systems, water master planning, wastewater master planning, and improvement district projects. His vast experience working on all aspects of a project from the due diligence and planning stage through detail design, agency approval, permitting, construction, and finally to operations and maintenance, provides Brandon with a unique understanding of what is required for a project to be successful.
TRUITT, PE, CFM
Matt has significant experience developing hydrologic and hydraulic studies and designs for a variety of State, County, and Municipal clients. His drainage design experience includes the analysis of a variety major washes, highway/roadway storm drain systems, channels, retention/detention basins, and floodplains. Matt also serves as one of EPS’ GIS leads and has performed GIS analysis for numerous planning studies and drainage analysis.
For more than 17 years, Bruce has served as the primary contact for the Roosevelt Water Conservation District (RWCD) reviewing and designing irrigation facilities related to relocations due to ADOT, county and municipal projects, private subdivision and commercial developments. With a keen attention to detail and a knack for solving complex problems, he has reviewed or designed hundreds of irrigation projects totaling over 35 miles of 24-inch to 60-inch irrigation pipe and design of irrigation control structures, lateral measure and delivery structures, pump stations, and well site layouts. Bruce has extensive design experience with private irrigation ditch relocation and has a great capacity to understand the design elements from the property owner’s perspective.
Joel has extensive experience in all aspects of civil engineering design and project management. His design experience includes evaluation of existing and proposed site conditions, including roadway improvements, utility design and coordination, site grading, storm event modeling and hydraulics, storm drain analysis, and retention/detention design for an array of land development projects.
Successful delivery of a quality project is not an accident – it is a planned achievement. EPS Group’s experienced construction managers utilize the latest cutting-edge methods to provide continuity and efficiency to control cost and schedule, while maximizing value. Whether renovating an existing facility or tackling a ground-up construction project, EPS always acts in the best interest of our clients by offering design alternatives and feasible solutions to deliver exceptional quality.
Engaging EPS professionals early in the design phase increases our ability to facilitate and coordinate the construction process, and provides a substantial advantage in mitigating complex problems. With effective leadership and keen attention to detail, EPS guides our residential, industrial and public works clients from design conception through to project closeout. Our thorough understanding of the unique needs and challenges of each market allows us to develop tailored management plans that promote valued partnerships and ensure project success.
Greg has nearly three decades of experience as a project engineer, project manager, and principal-in-charge of a wide variety of public and private construction management projects, including experience working with two different major Phoenix-based contractors. Greg specializes in managing industrial infrastructure and residential developments. He was a division manager for a consulting engineering company for approximately four years, and prior to joining EPS Group, he owned and operated his own firm, G & K South Forty, a leading Construction Project Management firm for projects across central Arizona.