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Google hosts sneak peek of $600M data center in Midlothian, TX

J|C’s David Leslie and Paul Richey celebrate development of a $600 million data center alongside Google executives and Midlothian community leaders on 6/14.

On June 14th, Google hosted a sneak peak of their new $600 million data center, which is being built in Midlothian, Texas 25 miles south of Dallas. Late in 2018, the news broke that the mega-search engine company was the procurer of 375 acres in the Railport Business Park. This groundbreaking event was attended by local, state, and national political delegates. Jones|Carter team members David Leslie and Paul Richey were also in attendance.

Community leaders and collaborators made their mark on the Google beam which will be used in the construction of the project.

Jones|Carter is proud to be a part of the development. Our team was responsible for relocating critical infrastructure, including drainage and utilities, to create sufficient buildable space for the development.

Texas Transportation Commission Approves Brazos County Regional Mobility Authority

On May 30th, the Texas Transportation Committee approved Brazos County’s request to create the Regional Mobility Authority (RMA). The RMA has proposed eight projects, the first of which is a tunnel under University Drive in College Station between Texas and Wellborn. Governor Abbott will name a chairman of the RMA and County Commissioners will appoint four members of the board. A RMA serves as a tool to help solve transportation problems by bringing new funding sources and new approaches for developing projects while providing local governments more control in transportation planning. Jones|Carter is proud to be able to help provide this tool for the county and play a role in its development.

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How to Maximize Your CIP Dollars – 2019 Texas APWA Conference 6/7

Freddie Guerra will be speaking at the 2019 Annual Texas APWA conference in Austin, Texas. Freddie has 27 years of experience optimizing assets and infrastructure through technology, the Internet of Things, analytics, Big Data, and predictive maintenance.

Freddie will be discussing “How to Maximize Your CIP Dollars” in the Asset  Management track of the conference. The presentation will touch on optimizing maintenance and capital investment infrastructure as well as the benefits of predictive maintenance.

Location: Renaissance Austin Hotel

Date: June 7, 2019

Time: 1 PM – 2 PM

The Future of Springwoods Village & Grand Parkway – Bisnow Event 5/30

On May 30 at 8:00 AM, Bisnow will be hosting a panel discussion on The Future of Springwoods Village & Grand Parkway. The panel will discuss the continued growth of Springwoods Village as well as the continuing trend of master-planned communities along Grand Parkway. Jones|Carter provided Program and Construction Management for Springwoods Village. Jones|Carter team members Matt Layne and Martin Murdock will be in attendance. We are proud to be part of such an exciting project.

For panel and ticketing information, go to https://www.bisnow.com/events/houston/The-Future-Of-Springwoods-Village-Grand-Parkway-2400.

For information on Jones|Carter’s work on the Springwoods Village project, go to https://www.jonescarter.com/project_type/springwoods-village-spring-tx-houston-area/.

National ACEC Engineering Excellence Gold Medal – City of Rosenberg Corrosion Study

Congratulations to the Jones|Carter Water Team on winning the National American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Gold Medal for work on the Corrosion Study of Alternative Water Source for the City of Rosenberg. As a corrosion study, this project won under Category I: Special Projects, which encompasses numerous project types, including corrosion protection/cathodic protection. This study also won at the state level under the Special Category division.

The team, joined by City of Rosenberg representatives, will travel to Washington, D.C. to accept the award at the ACEC Annual Convention on May 7th.

Sean McMillan Speaking at Texas Water Conference 2019 – The Importance of Performing a Cybersecurity Audit

Sean McMillan, Vice President of Electrical Engineering at Jones|Carter, will be speaking at this year’s Texas Water Conference in Houston. Sean has over 20 years of electrical and control system engineering experience. His expertise is focused on SCADA design and cybersecurity resiliency. He holds the ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Certification.

Sean will be speaking during the Safety & Security Technical Sessions on The Importance of Performing a Cybersecurity Audit. Moderators of the event will be David Milligan of the North Texas Municipal Water District and Chris Hidalgo of Signature Automation.

Location: George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston

Room: 370 C

Date: Wednesday, April 3rd

Time: 1:30 – 2:00 PM

A full conference program is available at txwater.org. Online registration for Texas Water is closed, but onsite registration will be available at the conference – click here to pre-fill the necessary form.

2019 ULI Development of Distinction Award – Congratulations to The Star team!

The Star was awarded the 2019 Urban Land Institute Development of Distinction Award in the “For-Profit – Large” category.

Formerly known as the historic Texas Company, or Texaco, building The Star is located at 1111 Rusk Street and has been redeveloped into a 286-unit luxury apartment project. The Star was originally designed by Warren and Wetmore and was the last major Pre-WWII historic renovation opportunity remaining in downtown Houston.

Jones|Carter designed the public and private infrastructure required to serve the building and bring it into compliance with current City standards. Congratulations to The Star and to the Jones|Carter team.

Learn more about other projects completed by our Site Development team. 



Welcome Gore Bolton, Jorge Gonzalez-Rodiles, John Kroehler, and Travis Bousquet to our North Texas Team!

Please join us in welcoming these individuals to our team in North Texas. We are excited to have them as a part of our team!

Gore Bolton

Gore Bolton recently joined Jones|Carter as Vice President of Land Development in North Texas. Gore has more than 25 years of experience in land development and operational management specializing in large multi-billion dollar development projects. Gore is a Professional Engineer licensed in five states and a Professional Land Surveyor in two states. His specialty is project financing and due diligence.

Travis Bousquet, PE

Travis Bousquet has joined Jones|Carter’s Site Development team in North Texas. Travis has more than 25 years of experience in planning, designing, permitting, and construction administration of commercial and industrial projects. He has managed a variety of projects throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Travis is an active member of the Texas Society of Civil Engineers and the Denton and Argyle Chambers of Commerce. Jones|Carter proudly welcomes Travis to our team.

Jorge Gonzalez-Rodiles, PE

Jorge Gonzalez-Rodiles recently joined Jones|Carter as Vice President of Land Development in North Texas. Jorge has over 20 years of experience in project and program management, construction phase services, and quality assurance in multiple engineering disciplines. Jorge’s expertise encompasses industrial, commercial, and residential real estate markets, including master-planned communities, mixed-use developments, and single-tenant facilities.

Jon Kroehler, PE

Jon Kroehler recently joined Jones|Carter as Senior Client Manager in the Fort Worth office. Jon has more than 20 years of experience that encompasses single and multi-family developments, public infrastructure, transportation, commercial land developments, utility relocations, and gas pipeline projects. Jon has managed a wide variety of LEED projects, including two corporate campuses in Westlake and one military rehabilitation facility in El Paso. Jones|Carter gladly welcomes Jon to our team.



Congratulations to Jones|Carter’s Newest Shareholders

On behalf of the Jones|Carter Board of Directors, please join us in congratulating our newest Shareholders. They have proven themselves as leaders and we are excited to have them as partners of our firm.

Kara Heasley, PE, LEED AP

Kara has more than 19 years of engineering experience and was named 2018 Texas Society of Professional Engineers Bexar Chapter Engineer of the Year. Kara has worked on numerous Central Texas projects, including Canyons at Scenic Loop, Blackbuck Ranch, and Palo Alta Villas. She served as a board member for the San Antonio Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers from 2006-2016 and currently serves on the executive committee for the Bexar Chapter of Professional Engineers in Public Practice.

Mark Holliday, PE

Mark has 24 years of experience and has led all North Texas public sector pursuits since 2016. Throughout his career, Mark has worked with over 25 North Texas cities to complete infrastructure improvements, including urban roadway reconstruction, rural roadway alignment studies and widening, water transmission and distribution, wastewater collection systems, and master drainage plans. Mark currently oversees the management and design for the Jetstream Sewer and Channel Relocations in Midlothian.

Rob Erni, PE

Rob has more than six years of experience specializing in civil site development services for multi-family, office, retail, industrial, medical office, and commercial developments. His experience encompasses projects across the greater Houston area, including The Ivy & The James Apartments, SkyHouse, The Village at Palm Center, Life Time, and Hardy Yards. Rob is on the ULI Houston membership committee and serves clients across the Houston region.

Sean McMillan, PE

Sean has more than 20 years of electrical and control system engineering experience. Since 2015, Sean has led our Electrical Engineering team. Sean’s expertise is centered around SCADA design and cybersecurity resiliency and he holds the ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Certification. Sean is an active member of the Houston WEAT chapter where he currently serves as the chair of the Electrical and Instrumentation and Safety and Security committees.

Stephen Reiter, PE, CFM

Stephen has more than 14 years of experience working extensively with local, state, and federal agencies. Stephen’s focus is to provide comprehensive and sustainable solutions for both public infrastructure and private developments. Stephen previously received the Texas Council of Engineering Companies Gold Award of Excellence for an Integrated Stormwater Management Model.



Drew Crow, PE Presenting at the APWA Texas Annual Public Workshop on Feb. 12th

Drew Crow, PE, will be presenting at the 2019 APWA Texas Annual Public Workshop in New Braunfels on Tuesday, February 12. Drew will be presenting on Biological Nutrient Removal 101, including an overview of biological nutrient removal fundamentals as well as a case study on determining the right treatment process. Drew received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Duke University and has been with Jones|Carter since 2005. Drew’s experience includes the design of more than 50 wastewater treatment plant projects across the State of Texas totaling more than $250 million. For a full schedule of events at the Texas Annual Public Workshop, please go HERE. To RSVP for this event, please click HERE.

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