What sets us apart?

It’s our Why!

We care deeply about the communities and partners that we serve. This is why we do what we do. This is what drives us to do it better than anyone else. This is what builds our long-lasting relationships. This is what we all have in common. We are inspired by our partners’ vision for community-enhancing projects, and we care deeply about their success. We are here every day to provide guidance, expertise, support, and integrated multi-discipline professional services.

Why we do what we do….

I currently serve on the Friends of New London Board. In a nutshell, we work towards preserving the history of New London, and saving historic properties in the area.


I am also in charge of working on the African American Church Restoration Project, and provide free labor for the project. I am a proctor for an ETSU student that works at H&P, and I am Past President of the Virginia Association of Surveyors – Southern Chapter.

Troy Williams

Senior Vice President, Hurt & Proffitt

As a member of the Mercy Presbyterian Church, I prepare the church bulletin every week for printing, sing on the Worship Team at least twice a month, and I usually “co-facilitate” a ladies bible study.

Holly Davis

Project Administrator, Hurt & Proffitt

Locally I volunteer to help the Jefferson Forest Band Boosters and participate in the Lynchburg Mustaches for Kids. M4K improves the quality of life for local children through fundraising, partnering with local charities and businesses, and having a little bit of fun with facial hair. In 2017, we raised over $140,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of Lynchburg, CASA of Central VA, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Central VA, and the Jubilee Family Development Center.
Professionally I also volunteer my time to 2 groups – Water Reach and the Community Engineering Corps. Water Reach provides technical support to small and rural communities in Virginia to ensure safe drinking water and proper sanitation where not available. The CECorps provides a similar service across the United States, and we are currently working with a rural community in Northern California who’s groundwater is contaminated with nitrates.
Brian Cossman

Vice President / Director of Business Development, Hurt & Proffitt

I was influenced by a document I saw in college and have a copy of the “Code of Ethics for Engineers”.  Section III.2.a.  Engineers are encouraged to participate in civic affairs; career guidance for youths; and work for the advancement of the safety, health, and well-being of their community. I have coached the local Forest Middle School boys basketball team, and coached the AAU high school basketball team, Virginia Bullets. I am a co-founder of a 501(c)3 organization called Virginia Youthful Engineers.  We run a week long engineering and science summer camp for 50 fifth and sixth graders.  Last August was our 8th season. Currently, I sit on the board of the Future Focus Foundation, volunteer as one of the WatchDOGS (Dads of Great Students) for my daughter’s Bedford County elementary school. Previously, I spent 16 years organizing the local Lynchburg MATHCOUNTS competition prior to creating the engineering camp, and officiated high school basketball for ten years.

Trent Warner

Vice President / Manager of Engineering Services, Hurt & Proffitt

I am involved with the Knights of Columbus and my church, Holy Name of Mary. For the Knights of Columbus I serve on the Grand Knight Council 595, Faithful Pilot Assembly 1315, and the Color Corps Honor Guard. I serve as Pastoral Council Chair, Usher and Greeter for the Holy Name of Mary.

Mike Wilson

Director of Municipal Engineering, Hurt & Proffitt

All of my life, I have lived in and around coal communities. These small towns have overcome many issues. I pull
inspiration from these historic and culturally rich localities and help them overcome obstacles. I work with great organizations that are turning West Virginia around. I have learned a lot from the WV Community Development HUB, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and the National Coal Heritage Area.  I am focusing on community projects that will highlight who we were, who we are, and who we want to be.
I was the team leader for Wyoming County Transportation Group through WV Community Development Hub’s Innovation Acceleration Strategy. I prepared and received a grant for the “Bike Friendly Mullens” project, and have been working with multiple groups to begin a Southern WV Rails-to-Trails Summit. I am also an advisory board member for Drafting/CAD at the Wyoming County Career and Technical Center. Recently I have expanded my trail volunteer work to include Mercer County.
Matt Allen

Civil Designer, Hurt & Proffitt

Being a good father is important to me, and so is volunteering to help our local young people.  I volunteer for the Pearisburg Recreation Department as a football, baseball and basketball coach.
I am a member of the Pearisburg Lions Club, whose mission is to empower 
volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote understanding.
I also volunteer my time to help plan and coordinate Narrows Kids’ Fishing Day.
Eric Sharp

Survey Technician, Hurt & Proffitt

Our Why!