Gary L. Owen and Associates, Inc. is a professional civil and environmental engineering consulting firm located in the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Area of Alabama, providing services to municipal and corporate clients in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Georgia.

Company Profile

Gary L. Owen has been involved in the planning, design, construction, and operation of facilities in the water, wastewater, and natural gas industries for almost 40 years, including managerial experience with the Anniston Water Works and Sewer Board in Anniston, Alabama. Gary was the Chief Engineer and General Manager at Anniston for approximately seven years, and he has been involved in the practice of consulting engineering for over 30 years.

Gary L. Owen and Associates, Inc. was established in 1986, and the design and construction of several multi-million dollar projects associated with the provision of water, wastewater, and natural gas service to the general public soon followed. (A detailed listing of some of our most recent projects, as well as selected staff experience can be found in our Statement of Qualifications, which is available upon request.)

In January of 1996, Gary L. Owen constructed a new 8,000 square feet office facility located in the 1,700 acres multi-use Trace Crossings Development, situated approximately three miles west of the Riverchase Galleria. Trace Crossings is also home to Hoover High School, one of the largest high schools in Alabama, and Regions Park (Hoover Metropolitan Stadium), built in 1988. The stadium serves as the home field of the Birmingham Barons (Double-A Southern League farm team of the Chicago White Sox), and has seen the likes of Michael Jordan, Bo Jackson, and Frank Thomas. The "Met" also serves as the host of the annual SEC Baseball Tournament.

All design work and the subsequent preparation of plans and specifications are currently performed in-house at our Hoover office when applicable, including site design, structural, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and instrumentation. If necessary for larger projects, we are also able to utilize some of the best subconsultants found in our region, such as for unusual architecture or complex process electrical needs.

In addition to our design capabilities, we own a variety of equipment that is utilized for the acquisition of field topographic data, water system flow and pressure testing (for validation of hydraulic models or for insurance rating purposes), and related activities. Our GPS survey equipment is the highest grade available, suitable for the precise acquisition of field data, accurate utility system mapping, GIS applications, and more. Our portable system flow measuring devices and sonic equipment can even be utilized for detection of leaks and other forms of water loss.

We also provide assistance services with grant agencies, regulatory agencies, bond agencies, legal firms, environmental organizations, and related groups.

Our entire professional engineering staff has had decades of experience assisting our clients in all facets of consulting civil engineering, and are available seven days per week as needed to assist you during all special endeavors, to attend status meetings, Board/Council/Commission meetings, or as may be required during construction activities.

Our personnel are experienced in the art and science of professional engineering, maintaining a dedication to both service and technical excellence.