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Duane Booth

Duane K. Booth, P.E.
President/Principal

Mr. Booth is a Licensed Professional Civil Engineer with 24 years experience in designing, permitting and construction oversight for a variety of projects ranging from commercial and industrial sites,  municipal facilities, large scale residential and multifamily projects to roadway design, community and regional parks, water and wastewater infrastructure, stormwater treatment, flood studies, borrow pit and mining projects.  Permitting for such projects includes all Florida Water Management Districts, Florida Department of Environmental Regulation, Army Corp of Engineers, Florida Department of Transportation, local Counties and Municipalities.  His project management experience covers conceptual project planning, development of construction documents and specifications, working closely with permitting agencies, value engineering, cost estimating, bidding, construction management and project close out.  He oversees quality control to ensure clients goals and needs are met while adhering to local, state and federal codes and regulations.  Mr. Booth often is the lead consultant/project manager overseeing other related disciplines needed for site related design, including electrical, structural, geotechnical, environmental, and architectural consultants in order to provide a complete package for clients.  Mr. Booth is very involved in the local community and not for profit organizations and most recently was appointed to serve on the Lake County Transportation Alternative Funding Task Force (2008) by the Lake County Board of County Commissioners.

Select Projects:
First Industrial – Located within the Lake County Industrial Park, First Industrial is a 500,000 SF shipping and receiving trucking facility designed for one large user or 4 smaller tenant lease spaces.

Publix Shopping Center at Kings Ridge – This project included Publix as a shopping center anchor and at the time boasted the newest and largest prototype store for Publix.  The center included over 60,000 SF of retail shops and 4 out parcels.

South Lake Hospital & Women’s Center – South Lake Hospital included a 200 bed hospital with helipad, a later addition of a Women’s Center for the care of women and children, and addition of a 3 story Doctors office space available for lease next to the hospital.

Hickory Point Recreation Facility, Marina, and Soccer Complex – Hickory Point is approximately a 60 acre recreation facility located on the north shore of Little Lake Harris owned by the Lake County Water Authority.  Hickory point includes a large 2 story pavilion, 12 boat ramps, playgrounds and 5 premier soccer fields for the Lake County Club Soccer program.

US 500 Utility Relocation – This project was a JPA project between the City of Fruitland Park and FDOT to relocate water and sewer utilities along a 3.5 mile stretch of US 500 through the City to accommodate widening of the road from 4 lanes to 6 lanes.

Education:
B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Central Florida – 1987
Professional Registrations:  Florida #44631, Georgia #32135, S. Carolina #26215, Tennessee #111447
FDEP Stormwater Inspector #7937,  FDOT Certified-3.1, 3.2, and 7.1 Work Groups.

Professional Affiliations:
American Society of Civil Engineers, Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers, Florida Engineering Society

Experience Highlights:
Commercial/Industrial Site Planning, Design
Municipal Facilities
Street & Highway Design
Urban/Rural Subdivision Planning & Design
Municipal Water & Wastewater Infrastructure Master Planning & Design
Parks & Recreation Design
Stormwater Design, Flood Studies, FEMA Map Revisions
Borrow Pit and Mining Design

Community Involvement:
Boy Scout Troop 277, Assistant Scout Master
Lake Church Board of Directors,  June 2007 to Present
Habitat for Humanity, 1st Energy Star Certified Home in Lake County, Contributor and Volunteer
Leadership Lake County, Class of 2008, President