Abbie Jones Consulting began in 2011 from nothing to currently 15 staff. Ms. Jones is personally, and we are corporately, a licensed professional engineer (civil) in 9 and surveyor in 5 states and counting. We also have 2 other PEs and 1 other PLS. Three of our staff are LSIT and one is EIT. We are currently working to get our junior staff licensed and actively employ college interns. We also employ current members of the military service and are glad to accommodate their drills and deployments.
We have been 100% remote since the beginning which uniquely prepared us for the pandemic. In fact, we were just named the KY SBA Remote (Home Based) Small Business of the year 2022! We have always been cloud-based (except if special security measures are needed). Our field staff all have modern equipment, use field to finish coding, and are expected to use laptops for basic CAD tasks. Our office staff use remote access to deed rooms and source various GIS datasets for basemaps on new projects.
While our private clients appreciate our good work at a good value, some clients are glad to know that we are a 100% Certified Woman-Owned Small Business. More than that, we are woman-managed and maintain around 50% female staff. We have received multiple certifications which are helpful for our government clientele. Our government clients appreciate that several of our staff have municipal experience.
Our energy clients appreciate that we have a great safety "rating" (you can't get EMR until 25 staff). We became large enough to trigger regular OSHA paperwork as of 2022. Our private clients appreciate that we have credentials and experience for technical challenges and property disputes.
We provide a variety of corporate benefits which continue to expand. We actively help staff get licensed and create individualized growth ladder plans. We pay for licensure and continuing education. We provide an AFLAC policy for all staff (FT and PT), a 3% match retirement account(FT and PT), workplace and work time flexibility, some maternity leave, military leave/flexibility, and of course laptops for all staff. Our initial offer letters take into consideration healthcare as our geographic spread does not make a single policy work for our small firm.
States We Serve
Abbie Jones, PE, PLS, President
Abbie is a 22+ year experience licensed engineer and surveyor in 6 states and counting. As a former city official in two states and a private consultant prior to beginning the firm, she understands both sides of the fence. Her survey experience is high precision. She has expert witness experience and has written over 205 pages of ordinances. She is the 100% owner and no staff are related to or married to her. Abbie's vision for our firm is a little different.
Tim Woodcock, PLS
Tim is a 35+ year experience licensed surveyor. His extensive heavy construction, quarry, mining, and large scale rural survey experience is important to the firm. He is our Safety Coordinator, and is Train the Trainer Passport Certified (energy). He has expert witness experience. Tim is one of our highest tech employees-doing large and very accurate 3d models and figuring out the AGIS standards are just a few of his shining examples.
Joyce Followell, PE, LSIT
Joyce is a 20+ experience licensed engineer and LSIT. She joined us in 2021 from a from a survey and NRCS background. Her addition includes both engineering and surveying. Her life as a farmer translates into easily constructible designs and layouts.
Eric Harris, PLS
Eric joined AJC as an LSIT in 2021. During his time here he has become a professional Land Surveyor in the state of Kentucky.