Hole Montes adds three to growing Naples office Hole Montes has added three professionals to its Naples office as the firm responds to additional demands for services in Collier County. The three additions include Kevin Dowty, P.E., project manager; Jon Waters, project manager; and Wayne Bauer, design technician. “Kevin, Jon and Wayne have spent their entire professional careers in the Naples and Fort Myers area, and their familiarity with local developers, communities and government agencies is a huge asset for our firm,” said Bob Mulhere, president of Hole Montes. “As Naples and inland communities continue to flourish in Collier County, our firm is well-positioned to take on additional work from clients needing design and management expertise.” Dowty carries out civil design for private and public site development projects from Hole Montes’ Naples office. Dowty has served as a project engineer since 2012 for two local firms, specializing in stormwater modeling and water quality analyses. He is president of the Florida Engineering Society’s Calusa Chapter and is a former recipient of the organization’s Young Engineer of the Year Award. Dowty holds Bachelor of Science degrees in civil engineering and environmental engineering from Florida Gulf Coast University. Waters joins Hole Montes’ environmental engineering department in Naples and will focus on private and public general civil and utility projects. Since 2016, Waters has worked at a Fort Myers firm as a project engineer responsible for permitting, data collection, design and construction oversight for an array of waterfront projects. Waters’ skills include permitting, design, data collection, plan preparation and construction inspection services. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering and environmental engineering from Florida Gulf Coast University, and recently passed the Florida P.E. exam. Another new addition to the company’s land development department in Naples is Bauer, who completes AutoCAD plans for private and public
Hole Montes has promoted Paula McMichael, AICP, to the position of vice president of planning for the Southwest Florida firm. McMichael is certified through the American Institute of Certified Planners and has 18 years of experience in the public and private sectors as a planner in Florida. She joined Hole Montes in 2013 as director of planning and became a shareholder in 2020. “Paula has successfully led a multitude of public and private planning projects over the past eight years, and each time, our team as well as our clients are impressed by her research abilities, professionalism, expertise and enthusiasm,” said Bob Mulhere, president of Hole Montes. “We are excited to see Paula continuing to grow with our company and look forward to her celebrating her success in this new role.” Some of McMichael’s signature projects include a workforce housing study for the City of Bonita Springs, master plan revision for the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency, redesign of Marine Max’s deep lagoon marina commercial planned development and rezoning for the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track’s redevelopment. McMichael has prepared special planning studies on a range of topics, such as workforce housing, redevelopment and sustainability, while also updating comprehensive plans and land development codes for projects of regional significance. McMichael earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Smith College and Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from Florida Atlantic University, where she graduated with honors and was named an environmental growth management fellow. McMichael is a member of the American Planning Association, Florida Planning & Zoning Association and Lee County Land Development Code Advisory Committee.
Naples, FL – December 12, 2019 – Hole Montes, Inc.’s Board of Directors unanimously elected Robert “Bob” Mulhere, FAICP as President. Mulhere replaces Thomas M. Taylor, P.E. who will remain CEO and Chairman of the Board. Mulhere, with thirty-one years of professional experience serving both public and private sector clients, holds a B.S. in Political Science from St. Michael’s College and a Master’s in Public Administration from Florida Gulf Coast University. “Bob has been instrumental in advancing the company’s position as a leading provider of Engineering, Planning and Surveying services throughout southwest Florida,” noted Tom Taylor. "He will be an outstanding leader of Hole Montes and I am very happy to step aside so that Bob can continue to move us in a positive direction." Hole Montes has been providing consulting expertise to both public and private sector clients for more than fifty years. For more information, visit www.holemontes.com or contact the office at 239.254.2000.
Hole Montes, Inc. is very happy to announce we will be partnering with Toys for Tots for a 2nd Year. Hole Montes will be a drop-off site location and will be collecting from our generous employees and clients. In 2018, the Naples Toys for Tots distributed 28,425 toys – supporting 5,338 children. When: November 11th – December 6th Where: 950 Encore Way, 2nd Floor, Naples, FL 34110 Boxes will be located on 2nd floor (reception area) Needed: New Toys for children ages newborn to 12 years old. (A listing of suggested gift ideas will be posted soon) Always in demand for the children: Bicycles, scooters and skateboards. Toys for Tots, a 70-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to less fortunate children during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by Marines and volunteers offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime. We believe it is such experiences that help disadvantaged children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. Each year, the Marine Corps fulfills the holiday hopes and dreams of an average of 7 million less fortunate children in nearly 800 communities nationwide. Since 1947 over 244 million children have been assisted. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org. Last year we were able to fill 2 boxes and gift 3 children with bicycles.
Timothy J. Parker, P.E. receives the Aviation Ambassador of the Year Award Timothy J. Parker, P.E. Timothy J. Parker, P.E. has received the Aviation Ambassador of the Year Award presented by the Lee County Port Authority. This award recognizes an outstanding individual involved at Page Field and is based on nominations from the tenants and customers at the airport. Parker is a commercial rated pilot, aircraft owner/builder, and the Senior Project Manager for the Runway 5-23 and 13-31 Rehabilitation projects.
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.
2016 has been a good year for Hole Montes as we marked our 50th Anniversary and celebrated it with a fun get-together at the Naples Zoo! This is an exceptional milestone, especially in today’s marketplace where businesses seemingly come and go at the drop of a hat! Longevity takes a commitment from management as well as each employee to see that we are delivering the very best service to our Clients and are maintaining best business practices with an ethical standard beyond reproach.
In March, 2015, HM staff started a campaign to assist in the completion of the long-dormant Freedom Memorial located in Freedom Park on Golden Gate Parkway near Goodlette Road. What started in the Environmental Engineering Department soon spread throughout the Naples office. All tolled, HM contributed $1,245. The Memorial was finally completed and dedicated September 9, 2016.
Hole Montes Establishes Civil Engineering Scholarship at FGCU The Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Foundation announced that on September 30, 2015, Hole Montes, Inc. established a scholarship fund at Florida Gulf Coast University to assist and encourage students pursuing a Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering degree. Recipients of the Hole Montes Scholarship will be students from Southwest Florida (Collier, Lee or Hendry counties) who are enrolled in the U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering. The scholarship is funded for the next five years. Hole Montes has hired four recent graduates of FGCU. Tom Taylor, CEO and President of Hole Montes, explains, “The University continues to try to improve the quality of high school graduates entering the engineering program. Our Board of Directors felt the best way to support this effort is to provide scholarships. We have always believed that the institutions within our area that are benefitting from the FGCU engineering program should support it. If not us, who will?” Founded in 1966, Hole Montes, Inc. is a firm specializing in engineering, planning, and surveying with offices located in Naples and Fort Myers.