Former City of High Point Engineering Services Department Director Keith Pugh joins WithersRavenel as a Senior Technical Advisor. In this capacity, he will focus on helping our clients solve complex engineering problems and will serve as the firm’s municipal on-call contracts program manager.
Mr. Pugh’s background is steeped in local government service. After graduating from NC State University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, he went to work for the City of Greensboro. Over the course of fifteen years, he rose through the ranks of the Transportation Department and then the Engineering Department to become the Manager of the Facilities Engineering Division. As Manager, he oversaw annual services and construction contracts totaling $35-40 million. He was also responsible for the $19 million Historic Depot Renovation, the $14.5 million Public Safety Training Facility, police district buildings, two new library facilities, and three new fire stations as well as numerous smaller projects.
In 2004, Mr. Pugh became the Director of the Engineering Services Department for the City of High Point. His daily responsibilities included oversight of the City’s erosion control program, review and approval of subdivisions and site plans, and numerous bond programs, along with many other water, sewer, sidewalk, roadway, and site development and improvement projects. His major capital project achievements included the $11 million Downtown Transportation Terminal (Mendenhall Station), HiTran office facility renovation and expansion, HiTran Broad Avenue Terminal reconstruction, High Point Transit Paratransit Operations Facility, and $34 million in GO Bond transportation projects.
In addition, Mr. Pugh has served the American Public Works Association since 2001. He has worked at both the chapter and national levels; he is the current Director of Region III, which includes the North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mid-Atlantic chapters. He was awarded the Robert K. Seals Distinguished Service Award in 2013, the highest recognition given by the North Carolina Chapter.
Mr. Pugh’s 30 years of service in municipal public utilities and public works give him keen insight into the needs of the firm’s local government clients, and his broad-based engineering experience will give WithersRavenel the ability to serve them more effectively. The addition of Mr. Pugh to our team is another example of how we are building our firm to fulfill our promise to clients: our people, your success.
Please help us in warmly welcoming Mr. Pugh to the WithersRavenel team! If you have a public works question or concern that would benefit from our expertise, do not hesitate to reach out to Keith Pugh by phone at (919) 535-5182 or by email here, or to Director of Local Government Business Development Eddie Staley at (919) 535-5207 or here.