Hole Montes’ Austin Brown earns engineering licensure Austin Brown, a project manager at Hole Montes, has passed the PE Civil Transportation licensure exam through the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. The Principles & Practices of Engineering exam is the second of two tests certifying an individual meets specific qualifications in education, work experience and knowledge. Licensure is an important verification of expertise for engineers that is critical in safeguarding the public. Brown joined Hole Montes in 2016 and works on the firm’s aviation team. Some of his notable experience includes managing runway, taxiway, ramp and hangar projects at Page Field, a runway rehabilitation project at Everglades Airpark, and taxiway extension and runway rehabilitation projects at Immokalee Regional Airport. “Aviation engineering is a highly specific sector within the engineering field, and Hole Montes is the only Southwest Florida-based firm currently offering that service,” said Bob Mulhere, president of Hole Montes. “Having Austin on our aviation team is a tremendous asset, and anyone who has traveled by air in recent years – commercially and privately – has probably landed on a runway or walked through a hangar that Austin has designed.” In addition to aviation, transportation and environmental engineering, Hole Montes’ services include landscape architecture, site development, land planning, permitting, zoning, storm water management design, surveying and mapping. Brown earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Florida.
Bob Mulhere, FAICP receives the Roland Eastwood Planner of the Year Award Bob Mulhere, FAICP Bob Mulhere, FAICP has received the Roland Eastwood Planner of the Year Award by the Promised Lands Section of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association and the Florida Planning and Zoning Association. The award, named in honor of Roland Eastwood, a legendary land use attorney who was the first director of the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council from 1974 to 1982 and a Lee County Commissioner from 1982 to 1990, has been awarded annually since 2000. The 2017 recipient Mulhere, Vice President of Planning for Hole Montes, was honored for his nearly 30 years of planning work in southwest Florida, serving both the public and private sector. Past recipients of the award include Neno Spagna, Wayne Daltry, Bill Spikowski, Sharon Jenkins-Owen; Ron Lee; Glenn Ahlert, David Burr, Rep. Mike Davis, Mary Gibbs; Patricia Newton, Vince Cautero, Dan Trescott, Debrah Forester, Julia B. Davis, David Crawford, Jim LaRue, and Pamela E. Houck.