Carol is the majority owner of the Municipal Engineering, Inc. and was instrumental in getting the firm certified as a Historically Underutilized Business and listed in the Statewide Uniform Certification (SWUC) Program database.
She was one of the first four employees to be hired in 1979. At that time, her duties were defined as “anything that needed to be done”. After all these years with the firm, that can still be said! Over the years, she has been involved with all aspects of office and project management.
Growing up in the family business has been a great education for Travis. Learning from his dad, mom, Wayne Sullivan and others, he has an excellent foundation for what it takes to make the company thrive.
Travis began working with the firm as a child – copying documents and performing miscellaneous office chores. As a teenager, he spent summers working with the survey crew, leak detection crews and smoke testing crews. During his college years, he also worked as a solid waste landfill inspector – Wayne and Lenoir Counties.
Travis has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management with a concentration in Finance and operations Management, and has managed all of the internal day-to-day IT and Office Management issues for Municipal Engineering since 2006. He adds a fresh management prospective for the future as we gradually transition to the next phase of the business.
Municipal Engineering will always be operated under the same philosophy as it was founded, “you must be honest, trustworthy, dependable and do the very best for your clients and employees.”
Prior to founding the company, Jimmy D. Woodie held several positions within local government that enabled him to experience the daily responsibilities, concerns, and activities of a municipal employee. These positions included Supervisor of Water Treatment, County Engineer, and Director of Utilities.
With this in mind, he opened Municipal Engineering Services Company, P.A. in November 1978. Throughout the years, he has used this hands-on experience to the benefit of his clients. He has said numerous times, “I don’t expect a client or an employee to do anything I wouldn’t do”. That is the reason he was always willing to work in the ditch alongside his clients/employees or work with water and wastewater treatment plant operators to correct a problem in the facility.
As the leader and by example, he has instilled this same philosophy throughout the firm.
Our People – Our Families
The Woodie’s are only one part of Municipal Engineering’s past, present and future. Municipal Engineering is staffed with many talented individuals – currently including 2 Ph.D.’s; 11 Professional Engineers with degrees in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering; Biological and Agricultural Engineering and Chemistry, 1 Professional Geologist; 4 Professional Land Surveyors, 2 Environmental Specialists, numerous CAD/Microstation designers, construction observers, as well as GIS, administrative and funding/grant administration personnel. We have staff members who have been with Municipal Engineering for 30+ years, but we continue to hire young professionals in order to maintain our philosophy in the future.
“The Woodie’s are the salt of the earth…They are professional and have a family-like atmosphere.”
~Bryan Land, Richmond County Manager
“I will say…just call Miss Carol, Carol Woodie, she will see you get what you want.”
~ Sam Call, Utilities Director, Town of Wilkesboro