What can H&P do for you?

Here at H&P we maintain a people-directed business philosophy, focusing on our clients, employees, communities, and partners. We are a progressive employee-owned professional design services firm specializing in civil, environmental and geotechnical engineering, surveying, GIS, and planning.  Since 1973, H&P has served as planners, designers, stewards, and advocates for municipal, state, industrial, and private sector clients.

As our clients’ needs evolve, H&P responds to accommodate them.



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H&P’s Civil Engineering Department offers professional staff, experience and expertise to guide you through any engineering project. 


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H&P’s survey department offers some of the most diverse and experienced expertise on projects in both the private and public sectors of Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina.

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Environmental awareness and the need for environmental consulting services have become a very serious matter within the planning, design and construction phase(s) of most every project. Our environmental department staff has the expertise and accreditations to provide a multitude of services to fulfill your needs. 

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Geotechnical Engineering should be at the forefront of every construction project. H&P’s Geotechnical Engineering Department utilizes a state-of-the-art track drill rig to provide drilling services and subsurface investigations.

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GIS is critical in centralizing collected data, whether it is institutional knowledge, on paper, digital maps or in databases. This data can range from cadastral information, design mapping, utility modeling, geotechnical information, inspections, work orders, GPS field collection or any other location based items.

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inspired | responsive | trusted

Hurt & Proffitt maintains a people-directed business philosophy, focusing on our partners, our communities and our employees.

First, we listen. By listening to our clients, we understand their needs.  Then, we get to work. And we always—always—stay in close contact with our clients while we’re working, whether we’re designing, surveying, planning, assessing or testing. We know that good communication is the key to success. For years, H&P has engineered, surveyed and planned one successful project after another. We listen. We work. We communicate.

Success breeds success.



Experienced TEam

Bif Johnson, PE

President / CEO

Bif is a graduate of Virginia Tech and is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Hurt & Proffitt. His expertise is broad and covers most aspects of civil engineering design and construction.


Patrick Proffitt, PE

Senior Vice President: Special Projects

Pat is a graduate of UNC Charlotte and has diversified experience in site development calculations, engineering design, site preparation, utility design, roadway design, stormwater management, erosion and sediment control.


Troy Williams, LS

Senior Vice President: Survey

Troy Williams is the Senior Vice President of Survey at Hurt & Proffitt and has risen progressively through the ranks of the survey department as his years of experience accrued. Throughout his career he has coordinated and managed many large scale geodetic mapping projects for road and utility design and has built and maintained relationships with clients that have been strengthened with time and successful projects.


Brian Cossman, PE, LEED AP, PMP, CCM

Vice President: Business Development

Brian is a graduate of the University of Dayton and earned his Master of Engineering Project Management from the University of Maryland. He interfaces directly with our clients to define their goals, achieve client satisfaction, and expedite project success.


Jessica Littlejohn, PE

Vice President: Business Development

Jess is a Virginia Tech graduate. She assists in our day-to-day business development activities meeting with current and prospective clients.


Chris Kaknis, LS

Vice President: Blacksburg Survey

Chris’ experience includes all aspects of surveying.  He has worked closely with VDOT and gained complete mastery of their rules and methodology.  He interfaces with clients and survey managers and provides oversight to facilitate successful projects. He is licensed in Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina.


Trent Warner, PE

Vice President: Director of Engineering – Lynchburg

Trent is a graduate of VMI, and manages and provides oversight to the Lynchburg engineering departments. He communicates regularly with both our clients and engineers to deliver successful projects.


Why H&P?

First, we listen.

By listening to our clients, we understand their needs.

Then, we get to work.

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