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Melvin L. Milholland, PE, PLS, OWNER

Functional Role and Responsibilities:

Mel has over thirty-seven (37) years of experience in the engineering field. He has owned and operated Milholland Company Engineering & Surveying (MCO) since January 1973. As Project Director and Senior Design Engineer, some of his responsibilities include client relations, project coordination and development, feasibility study and analysis, quantity and cost estimating, environmental assessment and impact evaluation, specification and construction documentation, construction observation, construction management oversight, project close-out and as-built certification, and close-out review. As a Registered Professional Land Surveyor, he performs Cadastral and Boundary Surveys, some of his responsibilities include site investigation and research, survey control, and testifying in court. Mel takes a daily approach to his leadership and instruction, which is fundamental to all departments.


Mel is responsible for all operational aspects of MCO including personnel, and quality control. He actively involves himself in the design decision making process and technical management of every project. This personal attention assures every MCO client of outstanding project results and sound solutions.


Career Highlights:

Coordination of other professionals who work in conjunction with MCO to produce the most information possible before, during and after a project, is just another way Mel assist in producing development projects. His local experience and knowledge of city codes and ordinances are invaluable in interpretation and application. Mel is an intense negotiator and highly effective liaison in dealing with grant and regulatory agencies. Due to the number of municipal and rural water projects he has been involved in, Mel has extensive experience in design and construction administration, coordination and construction observation. His engineering work is evident throughout Washington and Benton Counties. He has extensive experience in public works projects involving engineering design, construction management, inspection and administrative functions of grants, municipal and special district bond programs for millions of dollars in street, storm sewer, and sanitary sewer facilities.


Mel’s leadership, understanding, and assistance has enabled several former employees to go on to open lucrative business of their own in the engineering and surveying fields.



University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas                                                           January 1968

           Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering


Registrations, Certifications and Memberships:

Registered Professional Engineer - Arkansas No. 3825, Missouri No. 19181

Registered Professional Land Surveyor - Arkansas No. 648


Active Member of ASPS, serving as President for two terms of the NWA Chapter

Active Member of NSPE, ASPE, and ACSM


Community Service:

Chairman of the Washington County Planning Commission                                        1981 - 1991

           for 8 years of 10 years service


Selective Service Board                                                                                               1981 - 2001

Recommended by Local Political Boards to the State of Arkansas Governor and United States President to serve on Madison-Washington County Selective Service Board in 1981: Appointed by the President of the U.S.


Date of Employment: Founded MCO, January 1973


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