Nov 122021
John Kenney, smiling man, engineer

DuBois & King is excited to welcome John Kenney as the firm’s Bangor office manager. John holds a doctorate in conservation biology from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Maine in Orono. He has 17 years of engineering experience and is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York.

John’s professional experience includes utility coordination, stormwater analysis, local, state, and federal permitting, site design, and the coordination of engineering disciplines. John also has nearly a decade of experience as a wildlife biologist working for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Earlier in his career, John worked as a wildlife biologist studying tigers in Nepal, India, and Thailand. 

At D&K, John is responsible for continuing the growth of the firm’s professional services in Maine and leading an expanding multidisciplined team in Bangor. Locally, John serves on Bangor’s Planning Board and on the Downtown Parking Advisory Committee.  In his spare time, John enjoys sailing, boating, and hiking. 

Jun 012021
Andrew Hoak, portrait, geologic map

Andrew Hoak, PE, PG, has been promoted to Director of DuBois & King’s Environmental Services Division. Andy is a hydrogeologist and civil engineer working on dam rehabilitation and removal, stormwater, water quality enhancement, hazardous material remediation, and civil engineering, including water sourcing, slope protection, and on-site wastewater disposal systems. He also enjoys agricultural water quality projects and is a Natural Resources Conservation Service Technical Service Provider in New York and Vermont. He is currently supporting projects in New York, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Virginia, and West Virginia. 

Andy’s objectives include growing the division and expanding the range of environmental services DuBois & King offers. For decades, DuBois & King’s Environmental Services division has provided local, state, and federal permitting support and all phases of NEPA documentation assistance and wetlands services. Under Andy’s direction, the firm has expanded staffing in the areas of botany and wildlife, including bat habitat evaluation. 

Nov 232020
Jonathan Ashley, smiling man, engineer

D&K is pleased to announce that following Chuck Goodling’s appointment to President of D&K, Jonathan Ashley, PE, was chosen to lead the firm’s Public Works Division. Jon has steadily grown his responsibilities and is now responsible for Public Works operations in five offices in four states. Prior to joining D&K, Jon was a Vice President at Phelps Engineering in Middlebury, where he managed a wide variety of civil and environmental projects. Jon brings high-level experience with hazardous waste sites, including brownfield investigations, remediation, disposal, and site stabilization. Bringing decades of hands-on experience in the area of water, sewer, and stormwater engineering, Jon regularly oversees the firm’s services for onsite, small- and large-scale wastewater treatment; water sourcing and supply; and site/stormwater projects. He has also helped to grow the firm’s slope protection practice.

Jon provides ongoing mentoring, helps resolve issues, and keeps people gainfully busy and productive. Jon was also elected to the D&K Board of Directors in 2019 and continues to serve in this key leadership position. D&K is very fortunate to have Jon on the D&K team and serving in this senior leadership position.

Nov 212020

Charles (Chuck) Goodling, PE, has been promoted to President of DuBois & King. With the unanimous support of D&K’s Board of Directors and leadership around the company, Chuck began his duties as D&K’s President on November 21, 2020.

Chuck’s leadership and firm responsibilities have steadily grown, and in 2004, he was appointed Director of the Public Works Division. Over his years of service, Chuck has provided invaluable mentorship and guidance to many throughout D&K and has worked hard to provide professional growth opportunities to others. As his mentees grew into leadership positions, Chuck moved seamlessly into the firm’s only Senior Vice President position, overseeing several operating divisions in multiple offices and states.

Chuck and his wife, Kim, are longtime residents of central Vermont. They homeschooled their three children on their 150-year-old hillside farm, called Grand View Farm, in Washington, VT. Chuck and Kim provided their family with the opportunity to participate in Vermont’s rich agricultural life and, with kids now grown, they continue to operate a sustainable sheep farm and farm-stay B&B. They have been instrumental in establishing Vermont’s first flock of Gotland sheep, which originate from Sweden, and have led two tour groups to Gotland Island. They also raise pigs in the summer and produce maple syrup.

Chuck is a well-respected company leader and is highly regarded by his staff and peers, and we are very fortunate to have him leading the D&K team!

Jul 202020

D&K has received a Grand Award for the Bethel Mountain Road Emergency Slope and Roadway Repair in Rochester, Vermont. The award was received in the Special Projects Category of the annual American Council of Engineering Companies of Vermont (ACEC/VT) Engineering Excellence Awards Program, a showcase of exemplary engineering projects completed around the state.

On April 15, 2019, a significant rainfall event melted snowpack on frozen ground above the Bethel Mountain Road, a vital mountain connector road that carries 1,400 vehicles per day between VT 100 and VT 12. The stormwater and sediment runoff overwhelmed inadequate drainage and scoured the unstable roadway embankments, leading to six roadway slope failures and rendering the road impassable.

D&K led the design and supported the project through the reconstruction of a half-mile section of road and repairs of steep embankments in a compressed six-month timeframe, meeting schedule requirements that resulted in the town receiving one hundred percent federal funding. Working with the Town of Rochester, the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, the Federal Highway Administration, Sanborn Head (which provided geotechnical engineering), G. W. Tatro (contractor), and John Turner Consulting, D&K successfully led the stabilization of six failed slopes, developed new stormwater collection and erosion mitigation practices, and reconstructed 2,800 linear feet of roadway. Construction was completed and the road reopened for traffic on October 11, 2019.