Anniversary Interview: John Meyer

John Meyer has been with HMB for 2 years as a project engineer in the Roadway Design Division.

What made you get into civil engineering?
I was exposed to some of what we do as civil engineers following my senior year of high school, and that experience sparked interest in highway design specifically.

Where did you attend college? What did you major in?
Virginia Tech, BS Civil Engineering with a focus in transportation

What’s your favorite part of your job?
I feel very blessed to work with such great people. They make it easy to come into work each day.

What’s the most interesting part of your job?
Every project is a new challenge. Sure, there are plenty of projects that are very similar, but there are always new constraints or variables that dictate your design.

Which project(s) are you most proud to have worked on in your career? Why?
I’m most proud to have worked on putting 30 miles of the E.T. Breathitt Parkway under shield as a part of the new I-69 corridor. We were able to do this on a very modest budget despite making significant improvements.

What has been your best/worst/funniest moment at HMB?
Alex Carpenter and I were helping move Ken out of his office so Jeff Jasper could move in the following Monday. As I was taking apart a table in Ken’s office it fell on top of me and Tim had to come running in to help me get out from under it. We all had a good laugh about it afterwards.

What are your hobbies?
Basketball, Tennis, Golf, Hunting, Fishing

If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only take one item what would it be?
My grill (and an endless supply of propane)

What’s your favorite movie?
The Departed

What’s your favorite TV show?
Mad Men

What would be your dream vacation?
A month in Europe

What superhero would you be and why?
Gambit from X-Men

If you could travel by plane, train, automobile or boat, which would you choose?
Plane

What is your favorite genre of music? What’s your favorite band?
I don’t really have a favorite genre or band. They change based on my mood.

What’s your favorite restaurant?
Malone’s

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