Officers and Board of Directors Announced

Benton & Associates, Inc., a consulting engineering/land surveying firm headquartered in Jacksonville, Illinois, announced election of its 2022-2023 officers and Board of Directors: Reginald H. Benton will serve as the Chairman of the Board, Jamie L. Headen was elected as the President. Other officers and directors include Douglas J. Erickson, Vice-President and Director; William J. Sleeman,Secretary/Treasurer and Director, Matthew B. Hardy, Asst. Secretary/Treasurer, Kenneth E. Sturgeon, Director, Benjamin M. Spreen, Director, and D. Gregory Hillis, Director. Benton & Associates, Inc. provides engineering and surveying services for both public and private clients in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana and Kentucky. 

by Barb Arvin News

Fox and Stewart Named Associates

Benton & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce Adam L. Fox and Joshua S. Stewart, have each attained the position of associate at the firm in recognition of their years of service, contributions to our clients’ projects and commitment to the future of Benton & Associates, Inc.

Adam L. Fox has been employed with Benton & Associates for over 12 years and is a licensed Class A Water Operator. Fox works in the environmental department and his experience includes the design, permitting and operation of water treatment plants and water systems, wastewater system improvements, environmental permitting for a variety of infrastructure projects, and construction phase services.  Mr. Fox holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from University of Illinois at Springfield.

Joshua A. Stewart, PE, is a licensed professional engineer and our Kirksville, Missouri office manager who provides planning, design and construction phase engineering services on a variety of infrastructure projects that includes water and wastewater treatment plant improvements, rural water systems, water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, new residential and commercial land development, and elevated water storage tanks. Stewart has been with B&A since 2010 and is a graduate of Missouri University of Science & Technology.

by Barb Arvin News

Jones Named Principal

Benton & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce C. Cameron Jones, PE, SIT, has attained the position of Principal of the firm in recognition of his years of service, contributions to our client’s projects and ownership commitment to the future of Benton & Associates, Inc.

Mr. Jones has many years of experience in civil engineering design and project delivery. Assisting clients in water and wastewater treatment, collection, distribution and operations along with general civil engineering, surveying and GIS services. Cameron leads the firm’s wastewater treatment focused efforts assisting clients in finding the right fit to meet their treatment needs. He enjoys working closely with clients to walk them through the process of concepts through funding, construction and operations. Mr. Jones manages the GIS services throughout the company to bring a consistent, user-friendly product to the end user.

Mr. Jones is a graduate of Southern Illinois University – Carbondale and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois, Missouri and Indiana, and a licensed Surveyor-in-Training in Illinois. He is a member of the Illinois Water Environment Association, Water Environment Federation, Illinois American Water Works Association, Illinois GIS Association, Illinois Professional Land Surveyors Association, and Jacksonville Bible Church in Jacksonville. Cameron enjoys volunteering his time to his church, the Morgan County Fair and the community as a whole. He resides in the Jacksonville area with his wife and two daughters.

by Barb Arvin News

Ballinger Named Associate

Benton & Associates, Inc. is please to announce Stefanie J. Ballinger, PE, as an Associates of the firm in recognition of her years of service, contributions to our client’s projects, and ownership commitment.  Ms. Ballinger has taken on a key role in leading general civil and transportation projects at B&A.

Stefanie is a licensed professional engineer, now based in Jacksonville and previously in Macomb.  Stefanie provides civil engineering planning, design and construction phase services on a wide range of infrastructure improvement projects including IDOT highway/interstate projects, safe-routes-to-school projects, community stormwater drainage, sewer collection systems and wastewater treatment plant facilities.  Stefanie has been with B&A since 2014 and is a graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Western Illinois University.

by Barb Arvin News

Addition of Ruholl

Benton & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Drew S. Ruholl, PE, to our Jacksonville office.  Ruholl is a graduate from SIU-Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.  He is a licensed professional engineer in Illinois.  Ruholl was previously employed with the Illinois Department of Transportation for seven years as a Civil Engineer III.  Ruholl will work in B&A’s transportation department.  He has experience in Phase I planning and designs including project reports, drainage studies, pavement designs, traffic impact analysis and staging, and bridge condition reports; Phase II planning and design including contract plans, specifications, and estimates; Phase III construction observation; and surveying for the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Ruholl is a member of the American Consulting Engineers Council of Illinois, Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, and American Society of Civil Engineers.  He and his wife reside in Mount Sterling.

by Barb Arvin News

Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary

Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary

We are moving forward with our celebration of Benton & Associates, Inc.’s 50th anniversary. During these trying times, we have coordinated a plan to safely socialize and celebrate while social distancing. Please check in upon arriving. We’ll share with you our plan so that you may take a quick walk-through of our clean office and proceed to the tents outside.

Everyone will then be able to enjoy great food (served by food professionals) as well as some live music. Be sure to pick up a 50th Anniversary memento.

Please join us if you can, Your B&A Friends

50 Years of Commitment, Partnership, and Results

Imagine the story of a company who’s still serving the clients they began with over five decades ago; the story of a company who partners with city governments for multi-million dollar projects, and who collaborates with community members’ on other projects for a couple hundred dollars. Imagine the story of a company who completes massive endeavors, like the Jacksonville Water Treatment Plant, and more subtle strategies, like tying water mains under intersections. It’s a company that meets every size of project with the same level of partnership, commitment, and results — for five decades and counting. Such is the story of Benton & Associates, Inc. (B&A).

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Taylorville WTP Opflow Article

Opflow – Taylorville WTP

The Taylorville, Ill., water system serves city customers, neighboring communities, and rural water systems. Changing regulations related to Cryptosporidium, increasing well water nitrate levels, and the age of the existing treatment plant required a fresh look at the future of the city’s water system. After reviewing the options and costs, a new treatment plant was constructed across the street from the existing facility and put into operation in August 2019.

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Bluffs Water Tower

Benton and Associates, Inc. has updated the Bluffs village board on the town’s water tower project that focusing on three parts of the project — the planning phase, funding and design plans.

On the funding, the Bluffs village board was asked to approve a debt-authorizing ordinance with an aggregate principal amount up to $1.6 million to pay for the water tower. The board approved an ordinance proposing the issuance of water works revenue bonds not to exceed $1.6 million.