About

Full Service Engineering and Architecture

Pickering was founded as Pickering Engineering Company in 1946 by O. L. Pickering. Located originally at 349½ North Main Street in Memphis, the firm offered civil and surveying services. Over the next forty years, the firm would add structural, mechanical, electrical, transportation, environmental, architectural and energy management services.

In 1999, Pickering acquired Engineering Associates, Inc. in Jackson, Mississippi, which established a presence in the state that would expand over the next decade. Today, our full-service engineering and architectural firm is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee with offices located throughout Mississippi (Hernando, Jackson, Flowood, Pearl, and Biloxi) and in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Our philosophy in 1946 was simple: to provide service and good work. That philosophy has withstood the test of time and continues to be the cornerstone of our business model. We are an employee-owned, family-oriented firm, offering excellent training and benefits. As a result, we have loyal, dedicated employees who take pride in going the extra mile to understand client issues and provide solutions.

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Meet our Leadership Team
  • Mike Bilderbeck

    Mike Bilderbeck

    PE, FASHRAE

    Mike Bilderbeck

    Mike Bilderbeck

    PE, FASHRAE

    Principal Owner, Chief Mechanical/Fire Protection Engineer

    Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Memphis - 1980

    With Pickering since 1980

  • Curt Craig

    Curt Craig

    REM, CSEM

    Curt Craig

    Curt Craig

    REM, CSEM

    Principal Owner, Director of Natural Resources

    Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Memphis - 1991

    With Pickering since 1993

  • Rick Ferguson

    Rick Ferguson

    PE

    Rick Ferguson

    Rick Ferguson

    PE

    Principal Owner, Senior Bridge Engineer

    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi - 1991

    With Pickering since 2001

  • Mike Foster

    Mike Foster

    PE, CPESC

    Mike Foster

    Mike Foster

    PE, CPESC

    Principal Owner, Civil Engineer

    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Arkansas State University - 1992

    With Pickering since 2005

  • Jonathan Johnson

    Jonathan Johnson

    PE

    Jonathan Johnson

    Jonathan Johnson

    PE

    Principal Owner, Civil Engineer

    
Bachelor of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mississippi State University - 2006


    With Pickering since 2007

  • Cara Martin

    Cara Martin

    PE

    Cara Martin

    Cara Martin

    PE

    Principal Owner, Senior Civil Engineer

    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Memphis - 1994

    With Pickering since 1994

  • Tom McConnell

    Tom McConnell

    AIA, LEED AP, BD+C

    Tom McConnell

    Tom McConnell

    AIA, LEED AP, BD+C

    Principal Owner, Senior Project Manager

    Bachelor of Architecture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville - 1990

    With Pickering since 2002

  • Patrick Neal

    Patrick Neal

    PE

    Patrick Neal

    Patrick Neal

    PE

    Principal Owner, Civil Engineer

    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Memphis - 1993

    With Pickering since 1995

  • Bob Pitts

    Bob Pitts

    PE

    Bob Pitts

    Bob Pitts

    PE

    Principal Owner, Director of Civil Engineering Services

    Master of Science in Project Management, Johns Hopkins University - 1990

    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia Institute of Technology - 1981

    With Pickering since 1998

  • Mike Pohlman

    Mike Pohlman

    PE

    Mike Pohlman

    Mike Pohlman

    PE

    Principal Owner, CEO/President

    Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Christian Brothers University - 1979

    With Pickering since 1979

  • Marc Rubenstein

    Marc Rubenstein

    Marc Rubenstein

    Marc Rubenstein

    
Principal Owner, Vice President, Facilities Design Services


    Bachelor Degree, History, Washington University - 1972


    With Pickering since 1985

  • Yousef Saleh

    Yousef Saleh

    PE

    Yousef Saleh

    Yousef Saleh

    PE

    
Principal Owner, Chief Structural Engineer

    
Master of Science, Civil Engineering, Ohio University - 1987


    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Ohio Northern University - 1985


    With Pickering since 1998

  • Dan Townsend

    Dan Townsend

    PE

    Dan Townsend

    Dan Townsend

    PE

    Principal Owner, Senior Water Resources Engineer

    
Master of Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University - 1994


    Bachelor of Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University - 1991


    With Pickering since 2003

  • Nat Whitten

    Nat Whitten

    Nat Whitten

    Nat Whitten

    
Principal Owner, Director of Mississippi Civil Engineering Services


    Bachelor of Science, Construction Engineering Technology, Mississippi State University - 1986


    With Pickering since 1987

  • John

    John Armstrong

    RLS

    John

    John Armstrong

    RLS

    Associate Principal Owner, Survey Manager


    With Pickering since 1988

  • Bobby

    Bobby Biggs

    Bobby

    Bobby Biggs

    Associate Principal Owner, Senior Plumbing Designer

    
With Pickering since 2012

  • Dave

    Dave Brewer

    PS

    Dave

    Dave Brewer

    PS

    Associate Principal Owner, Survey Manager

    
With Pickering since 1999

  • Raul

    Raul Cardenas

    Raul

    Raul Cardenas

    
Associate Principal Owner, Architectural Designer

    
Bachelor of Science, Architecture, University of San Pedro Sula, Honduras - 1989


    With Pickering since 1998

  • Blake

    Blake Collins

    PS

    Blake

    Blake Collins

    PS

    Associate Principal Owner, Land Surveyor

    
Bachelor of Science, In Mathematics, Mississippi State University - 2001

    
With Pickering since 2004

  • Marty

    Marty Cooke

    Marty

    Marty Cooke

    Associate Principal Owner, Project Manager

    
With Pickering since 1993

  • Jon

    Jon Foshee

    PE

    Jon

    Jon Foshee

    PE

    Associate Principal Owner, Mechanical Project Engineer - HVAC


    Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Christian Brothers University - 1987

    
With Pickering since 2008

  • Jeff

    Jeff Green

    PE

    Jeff

    Jeff Green

    PE

    Associate Principal Owner, Senior Construction Engineer

    
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee - 1989

    
With Pickering since 1999

  • James

    James Hale

    James

    James Hale

    Associate Principal Owner, Director of Finance & Administration


    Bachelor of Business Administration, Banking & Finance, Mississippi State University - 1989

    
With Pickering since 2000

  • Harvey

    Harvey Matheny

    PE

    Harvey

    Harvey Matheny

    PE

    Associate Principal Owner, Senior Project Manager

    Master of Science Civil Engineering, University of Memphis - 1986

    Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering, University of Memphis - 1984

    With Pickering since 2014

  • Tom

    Tom Moisan

    RA

    Tom

    Tom Moisan

    RA

    Associate Principal Owner, Architect, Project Manager

    Bachelor of Architecture, Ball State University - 1991 

    Bachelor of Science, Ball State University - 1991 

    With Pickering since 2013

  • Willie

    Willie Nester

    PE

    Willie

    Willie Nester

    PE

    
Associate Principal Owner, Project Engineer


    Masters in Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University - 1985


    Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University - 1983

    
With Pickering since 1996

  • Andy

    Andy Phelan

    PE

    Andy

    Andy Phelan

    PE

    Associate Principal Owner, Civil Engineer

    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi - 2005

    With Pickering since 2005

  • Cullen

    Cullen Powell

    Cullen

    Cullen Powell

    Associate Principal Owner, Computer Systems Manager

    
With Pickering since 1983

  • Brad

    Brad Schmiedicke

    AIA, LEED AP, BD+C

    Brad

    Brad Schmiedicke

    AIA, LEED AP, BD+C

    Associate Principal Owner, Project Manager


    Master of Architecture, Virginia Tech – 1996

    
Bachelor of Science, Marketing, University of Tennessee - 1992

    
With Pickering since 2008

  • Bill

    Bill Woods

    RLS

    Bill

    Bill Woods

    RLS

    Associate Principal Owner, Survey Manager

    
With Pickering since 1985

Meet Tony Whitaker

Tony Whitaker

Tony Whitaker

Construction Inspector
About:

Tony was born in Yazoo County, MS, and has spent most of his life in Jackson, MS.  With an AAS in Construction Engineering and numerous certifications, Tony is one of Pickering’s Mississippi Construction Inspectors, and has been with the firm since 2003. Some of his projects include: East Metro Corridor phase 1 & 2, Highway 468 widening, City of Pearl overlays and sewer rehabilitation, City of Pearl Bass Pro Drive, West Rankin Corridor, Vicksburg Tallulah Airport overlay, Casey Ville Road, and KCS railroad sidings. His dream project would be a water treatment plant. When not at work, you’ll find Tony spending time with family, working on his son's cars, fixing things around the house and getting ready to take on another day at Pickering.

We are glad to have Tony on our team and value his dedication and contributions to Pickering and clients.

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Pickering is an employee-owned, family-oriented firm, offering excellent training and benefits. As a result, we have loyal, dedicated employees who take pride in going the extra mile to understand client issues and provide solutions.

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6775 Lenox Center Court, Suite 300
Memphis, TN 38115

(901) 726-0810 or (800) 844-0810

(901) 272-6911

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