WILMINGTON, NC – Andrew Consulting Engineers has hired two new full-time employees to provide engineering and drafting services to meet the demands of existing and new projects. The employees include Kevin Taylor as Construction and IT Administrator and Zack Norris as an Engineer-In-Training.

“We’re proud to welcome Kevin and Zack to the team and the skills and experience they bring have already had a very positive impact on our firm,” said Neal Andrew, president of Andrew Consulting Engineers. “We’ve been very busy with a number of local and regional projects, including The Water Street Streetscaping, Bradley Creek Yacht Club Bulkhead Replacement and the Battleship NC Hull and Mast Repairs.”

ABOUT KEVIN TAYLOR

Kevin Taylor began working with Andrew Consulting Engineers as an IT Contractor in 2012 and joined the firm full time in 2020 to continue his IT role and to assume the duties of Construction Administrator. Kevin’s projects include the hull and mast restoration of the USS North Carolina, the bulkhead renovation at Bradley Creek Yacht Club, North Waterfront Park in downtown Wilmington and The Cape Fear Club, a private social club in downtown Wilmington.

Taylor grew up in Texas and Alabama and attended Corpus Christi State
University and Edison State University. He served eight years in the United
States Coast Guard and was stationed in Charleston, SC; Key West, FL; Aguadilla, Puerto Rico; and Atlantic Beach, NC. His specialties in the Coast Guard included Information Technologies, Communications and Operations Field. While serving, he also attended and received a certification at the prestigious International Search and Rescue School.

A resident of Wilmington, Taylor is a Licensed Electrician in North Carolina and has been a licensed pilot for 25 years. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and teenage son, surfing, music, and coaching baseball. He is also a long-standing supporter of the local Supper Optimist Club and has served as president of the Board of Directors.

ABOUT ZACK NORRIS

Zack Norris is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 2020, and in 2021, a Master’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Structural Engineering. Norris passed his professional engineering exam earlier this year and will receive his Professional Engineering license in 2024. His responsibilities at Andrews Consulting Engineers include the analysis and design of low- to mid-rise buildings, marine structures, and existing structures.

While at UNC-Charlotte, Norris worked as a Water Resources Engineering Intern at Stantec, where he was engaged in the design of water and wastewater systems, including a new water main through South Boulevard in Charlotte. He also worked as an intern at Bennett & Pless, where his responsibilities included the analysis and design of industrial structures utilizing concrete, steel and timber. Norris was an active member of the UNC-Charlotte steel bridge team, which competed in nationals two years in a row during his tenure and was a member of the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

A native of Wilmington, NC, Norris grew up in his family’s construction business – Norris Construction Grading and Paving, Inc. In this capacity, he worked on the site development of Penderlea School and additions to Castle Hayne Park. When Norris is not working, he enjoys drag racing and watching professional football.

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