Mr. Dennis A. Huckaba, P.E. – Principal

Mr. Huckaba is a founding partner and Principal at GEOServices.  He provides senior leadership to the company and directs business decisions for daily activities and long-term company growth. Mr. Huckaba is a licensed professional engineer in 35 states with over 25 years of experience in geotechnical engineering, management and design  for a large range of projects including federal and state roadways and infra-structure projects, multi-million square foot industrial facilities, large hospitals, TVA power plants, and multi-use retail developments.

Mr. Huckaba has B.S. and M.S.degrees in Civil Engineering with majors in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Memphis. Mr. Huckaba is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the East Tennessee Industrial Council (ETIC), the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE/TSPE).

Mr. Lloyd R. Monday, P.E. – Principal

Mr. Monday is a founding partner and Principal at GEOServices. He provides senior leadership and guidance of company personnel, and directs policy decisions related to company activities and long-term planning and decision making. Mr. Monday is a registered engineer with over 20 years’ experience in project management, geotechnical engineering, construction engineering and inspections, and QA/QC activities.  He has provided professional services for numerous private and government projects throughout the southeast. Mr. Monday has managed the CEI and CMT services for numerous complex projects such as the US 441/Gatlinburg Spur Rehabilitation, Bear Creek Road/Oak Ridge, Highway 66 Widening, the Foothills Parkway Missing Link Slope Repair and Roadway Re-construction in Blount County, Cades Cove Full-Depth Reclamation and numerous Infrastructure Improvements throughout East Tennessee.

Mr. Monday has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering with a major in soil mechanics from the University of Tennessee.

Mr. Jerry W. Gammon, P.E. – Vice President/Construction Manager

Mr. Gammon is Vice President and Manager of GEOServices’ Nashville office. He manages business activities and provides senior geotechnical and construction inspection and testing oversight for the office. He participates in long-term planning for the company. Mr. Gammon is a licensed professional engineer with over 12 years of experience with geotechnical engineering and construction observation and testing projects throughout the Southeast. Some of his representative projects include the $1.8 billion Wacker Polysilicon project in Charleston, Tennessee and the $56 million Metro Nashville CONRAC, 950,000 square-feet parking garage at the Nashville Airport in Nashville, Tennessee.

Mr. Gammon has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering with a major in soil mechanics from the University of Tennessee.

Mr. W. Ros Kingery III, P.E. – Vice President/Construction Manager

Mr. Kingery is Vice President and GEOServices’ Area Operations Manager for Knoxville and Upper East Tennessee. He manages administrative and business activities for the region and supports long-term business planning. He directs and supervises geotechnical and construction inspection work while mentoring junior engineers and staff professionals. Mr. Kingery is a licensed professional engineer in multiple states and has over 12 years of engineering and management experience.

In addition to his business qualifications, he is proficient in geotechnical engineering, QA/QC Management, Construction Materials Testing and Engineering of Soils, Concrete and Asphalt, IBC Special Inspections, Slope Stability Analysis, Settlement Analysis, Bearing Capacity Evaluation, Pavement Evaluations/Design, Drilled Shaft Inspection, Pile Inspection, Geogrid Reinforced Subgrade Design, MSE Slope Design, MSE Wall Design, Seepage Analysis, Structural Steel Inspections, Full-Depth Reclamation (FDR) and Soil Amendment/Modification.

Mr. Kingery has B.S. & M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE/TSPE), the Associated of General Contractors of Tennessee (AGC), the American Institute of Architects (AIA) East Tennessee, the East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC), and the East Tennessee Industrial Committee (ETIC).

Mr. Kingery’s professional publications include:

  • Kingery III, William R., 2004, “Laboratory Study of Fatigue Characteristics of HMA Surface Mixtures Containing Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP),” Master’s Thesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  • Huang, Z. Zhang, W. Kingery, G. Zuo, “Fatigue Crack Characteristics of HMA Mixtures Containing RAP’” 5th International RILEM Conference, Limoges, France. May 2004.
  • Huang, William R. Kingery, Zhixiang Zhang, “Fatigue Characteristics of HMA Mixtures Containing RAP,” International Symposium on Design and Construction of Long Lasting Asphalt Pavements. Auburn University. June 2004.
  • Huang, Kingery, Egan, Zhang, Zuo, “Laboratory Study of Fatigue Characteristics of HMA Surface Mixtures Containing RAP,” Journal of The Transportation Research Board (TRB). January 2004.

Mr. Derek K. Kilday, P.E. – Vice President/Construction Manager

Mr. Kilday is Vice President and Manager of GEOServices’ Chattanooga area office. He manages business activities and provides senior geotechnical and construction inspection and testing oversight for the office. He participates in long-term planning for the company. M. Kilday is a licensed professional engineer and has over 10 years of experience with geotechnical engineering and construction observation and testing projects throughout Tennessee.  His experience includes project management and professional engineering, QA/QC management, IBC Special Inspections management, shallow and deep foundations, karst remediation, landslide remediation, retaining wall design, shoring design, pre-split rock wall design, micropile design, drilled shaft design, soil nail design, cap/compaction grouting design, soldier pile and lagging design, pavement design, geophysical exploration, and laboratory and field testing and observations.  Mr. Kilday also has qualified in the use of inclinometers, pressure transducers, piezometers, cross-hole sonic logging, gyroscopes, and seismic surveys.

Some of his representative projects include: Lead Geotechnical Engineer and Construction Quality Manager for the $1.8 billion, 500-acre Wacker Polysilicon manufacturing facility in Charleston, Tennessee; Project Manager and Engineer of Record for the 180,000-square foot Project Gateway addition to the Resolute Forest Products facility in Calhoun, Tennessee; Geotechnical Engineer for the expansion of State Route 66 in Hamblen County, Tennessee; Project Manager for the exploration of multiple wastewater and sludge lagoon dikes, and the ensuing stability analyses for the Abitibi Bowater Dike Stability Analysis in McMinn County Tennessee; Project Manager for the IBC special inspections and construction materials testing for the new one-million square feet, TPCO Seamless Pipe Mill in Gregory Texas; Project Manager and Geotechnical Professional for the geotechnical exploration of new McCroskey Island Waste Water Treatment Plant Addition; Project Manager and Engineer of Record for the geotechnical exploration of the Jasper Waste Water Treatment Plant Addition; Project Manager and Geotechnical Professional for geotechnical study for the six-story, 90,000 square feet bed tower addition and parking garage structure for Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee; Project Manager and Geotechnical Professional for geotechnical explorations for multiple new Walmart and Walgreen facilities in Kentucky and Tennessee.

Mr. Kilday has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee with advanced graduate studies in geotechnical engineering from the university. Mr. Kilday is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Byron L. Barton, P.G. – Environmental Department Manager / Senior Geologist

Mr. Barton is the Environmental Department Manager and a Senior Geologist for GEOServices’ Knoxville office. He is a licensed professional geologist with over 22 years of geology and environmental consulting experience.  He manages the environmental department and provides environmental and geologic technical leadership as one of GEOServices’ senior geologist. 

As a manager, Mr. Barton implements environmental policies and practices, tracks project costs and manages department budgets, performs business development, and mentors technical, scientific, and engineering personnel.  He has a broad range of experience including, the oversight and performance of Hazardous Materials surveys involving asbestos, lead based paint, and special waste items; the management and performance of hydrogeologic assessments for Part II of the permitting process for landfill expansions facilities; environmental consulting and permitting for brown field redevelopment; wetland permitting through the state and federal government; permitting applications for impacted wetlands and streams; wetland and stream mitigation.

Among his list of projects are: Phase I and Phase II for Midtown shopping center development, Roane County  Industrial  Board environmental due diligence, natural resources review, and stream mitigation;  Environmental soil and groundwater sampling from 50 borings in Nashville for confidential client across three city blocks that were occupied by automobile repair shops and industrial warehouses; Environmental Pollution and Sediment Control (EPSC) inspections for Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT);  Construction oversight for landslide repair of two failed slopes within the City of Knoxville’s River Walk project; NEPA specialist for Blockhouse Road widening in Clinton Tennessee, responsible for preparation of TDOT Categorical Exclusion NEPA compliance; Project coordinator and manager for Best Management Practice audits for multiple drycleaner operations in seven states; Geologist. Performed environmental investigation including drilling supervision, soil classification, and installation of environmental monitoring wells, low flow sampling and well development for project at Massachusetts Military Reservation, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  Kentucky Dam, Geologist and drilling assistant for United States Army Corps Engineers drilling crew during rock coring operations for proposed lock for Kentucky Dam.  Mr. Barton received his Bachalors of Science in Geology from Eastern Kentucky University. He has certifications as TDEC Level II Inspector, Certified Asbestos Inspector, TDEC UST Training – Soil, Groundwater Development/Decontamination, and Soil Gas Survey (2014), 40-hour OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations Trained.

Russell Ashburn, III, P.E. – Senior Engineer

Mr. Ashburn is a Senior Engineer for GEOServices. He is a licensed professional engineer in Tennessee and nine other states. He has over 30 years of engineering, construction, and management experience.  As a key technical resource for GEOServices, Mr. Ashburn manages and provides engineering to address some of the larger and more complex geotechnical projects undertaken by GEOServices.  He supports business development activities and imparts his expertise in mentoring and providing technical oversight to junior level engineers and staff professionals. Mr. Ashburn is proficient in project management, geotechnical exploration and evaluation; foundation (deep and shallow) design analyses and installation; slope evaluations and repair designs; geo-physical evaluations, dam design and evaluation; site grading; construction phase testing; IBC Special Inspections; asphalt and concrete mix designs; and pavement evaluations and design; failure investigations.

Mr. Ashburn received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering with a major in soil mechanics from the University of Tennessee. He is a member and activity participant in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) and American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

Dennis R. Williams, P.E. – Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Mr. Williams is a Senior Geotechnical Engineer and the Coordinator of Federal Projects for GEOServices. He is a licensed professional engineer with over 25 years of engineering and engineering management experience. Mr. Williams provides senior level guidance in the performance of geotechnical projects and supports construction material testing and special inspections for GEOServices. He serves as coordinator for federal projects at the Oak Ridge Reservation and oversees business development for government and private work. Mr. Williams’ experience includes management of geotechnical and environmental projects, geotechnical engineering explorations and remediations, quality control planning and execution, and business development.

Mr. Williams received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering with a major in soil mechanics from the University of Tennessee and his M.S. degree in Civil Engineering with a major in geotechnical engineering from the Ohio State University. He is a member and active participant with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE/TSPE), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC) and the East Tennessee Industrial Committee (ETIC).

Joshua S. Eslinger, CET – Laboratory and Quality Assurance Supervisor

Mr. Eslinger is the Principal Laboratory Supervisor and Quality Assurance Supervisor for GEOServices.  He has over 15 years of laboratory and QA/QC experience and demonstrates as part of his resume a long list of certifications and professional training. Mr, Eslinger is responsible for implementing and maintaining the companywide Quality Systems Manual.  With GEOServices, Mr. Eslinger also provides senior technical leadership in the operation and accreditation of GEOServices’ material laboratories. He provides oversight and technical direction to laboratory personnel and QA/QC field technicians. He oversees the training and certification programs of GEOServices’ personnel, and he provides senior level mentoring to junior and senior level technicians alike. In addition to his leadership to field and laboratory technicians, Mr. Eslinger’s advice and technical expertise is sought by and relied upon by both staff professionals and engineers in the performance of QA/QC functions for GEOServices.

 

Mr. Eslinger’s certifications include:

  • Nuclear Density Gauge Operator
  • ACI Concrete Construction Special Inspector
  • ACI Field Testing Technician, Grade I
  • ACI Strength Testing Technician
  • ACI Aggregate Testing Technician
  • ACI Laboratory Testing Technician Level II
  • NICET Soils Level II
  • NICET Asphalt Level II
  • NICET Concrete Level II
  • Floor Flatness/Floor Levelness F-Number Measurement