40 Years in Business!

We couldn’t have done it without you!

By Paul Crawford, PE, PG, FTN President

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

That may be an odd way to start a “blog,” but I couldn’t think of a better way to express appreciation to the clients, our founders, past and current FTN employees, and others who made it possible for FTN Associates, Ltd. to be celebrating its 40th Anniversary this summer.

We are humbled and honored that some of our clients who worked with us during our first few years in business are still letting FTN serve them today. Also, we are fortunate that two of the founders of the company, Dennis Ford, PhD, PE, and Kent Thornton, PhD, are still working at FTN, along with the first two employees that were hired, the husband and wife team of Marc Johnson, PE, CFM, and Linda Johnson, PE, CFM.

We are very grateful for the growth and continued success we have experienced since July of 1981. FTN, an employee-owned company, now has 80 employees consisting of engineers, environmental scientists, geologists, technicians, and other experts and support staff who work in our Little Rock headquarters and branch offices in Fayetteville, Baton Rouge, and Chesterfield, Missouri.

Dr. Ford served as president of FTN until he decided to step down in the spring of 2018, when I was selected as our company’s next president.

When I first met FTN while working on a project together 25 years ago, I was impressed with their employees and their approach to solving problems – that’s why I decided to join them.  I still am impressed by our  staff and how they provide solutions to engineering and environmental compliance issues that our clients experience.

There have been tremendous changes in technology during FTN’s 40 years in business, but our approach to serving clients hasn’t wavered: We are committed to exemplary service, support, quality, innovation, employee excellence, and integrity. We enjoy helping our clients be successful! These FTN attributes will never change.

Please, don’t ever hesitate to contact me any time at FTN, (501) 225-7779, or email me at pwc@ftn-assoc.com.

Again, thank you to all those who helped make our company what it is today!