Hugh Brightwell Hired as Vice President Construction Management At Montgomery & Barnes, Inc.

Houston, TX – January 14, 2010 – Wendell “Buddy” Barnes, President of Montgomery & Barnes, Inc., a Houston based civil engineering and consulting services firm, is pleased to announce that Hugh Brightwell has been named Vice President, Construction Manager.

“We are excited to welcome Hugh to our firm,” said Barnes. “He brings expertise in interpretation and construction of all aspects of civil, structural, mechanical and electrical disciplines, and we are confident that he will be a valuable addition to Montgomery & Barnes.”

Mr. Brightwell has over 24 years experience in construction management for various large capital projects and programs in Southeast Texas and Southeast Asia. He was responsible for projects ranging from $500,000 to $180 million, demonstrating diversity in working for both large and small public works entities, as well as private interests, and providing him with special insight into clients’ specific needs.

Mr. Brightwell’s experience includes estimating, scheduling, construction materials application and testing, surveying, interpretation of geotechnical data, constructability, claims management, contract review, value engineering and condition assessment.

Since 1996 Montgomery & Barnes, Inc., formerly Gary Montgomery & Associates, Inc. has provided a broad range of civil engineering, surveying and consulting services to our greater Houston area clientele. 

The firm has demonstrated expertise in managing complicated multi-party projects for public and private clients and has dealt effectively with all levels of regulatory agencies. This has resulted in quality performance in the following areas: rail and port, construction management, hydraulics and hydrology, land development, special districts (MUDs, TIRZs), stormwater quality and NPDES, transportation, wastewater, and water resources and supply.

As a full service consulting firm, Montgomery & Barnes, Inc. offers a recognized depth of experience in program management, feasibility analysis, project planning, design, cost estimation, permitting, agency liaison and construction management.

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