WILSON.FERGUSON ASSOCIATES, LLC
Wilson.Ferguson Associates, LLC (WFA) specializes in a quality approach in our Bridge and Roadway Construction Inspection services.
WHAT WE DO
We have developed a small staff of seasoned, fully SCDOT certified inspectors in every phase of construction from initial clearing and implementation of best management practices in stormwater and erosion control to the final hot mix asphalt surface and/or bridge deck. WFA has experience providing QC/QA inspectors and lab technicians with SCDOT dating back to CRM East, York County Pennies for Progress sales tax program as well as representing contractors' QC on several bridge projects.
OUR PROCESSES & TOOLS
SCDOT utilizes Project Wise and Site Manager Software services accessed through VMWare server. Our inspectors have many years' experience with this system providing Daily Work Reports, contractor information, materials sampling and certifications as well as all pay item quantities and estimates. WFA is familiar with the required SCDOT Construction Forms. These include contractor wage regulations, concrete and earthwork testing forms, drilled shaft and driven piles, asphalt rate reports, etc. SCDOT requires AS-1 spreadsheets on all fuel adjustments and final project As-Builts which are included in our experience as inspectors.
MEET OUR EMPLOYEES
I am a member/senior inspector for Wilson Ferguson Associates (WFA). I have over 17 years of experience in the construction inspection industry throughout South Carolina and lower parts of North Carolina. I started out with Tierra, Inc. as a lab and field technician in 2001. Then I went on to be a bridge/road inspector on several major projects before landing at Triplett King/KCI Technologies which helped lead me to start my own company, WFA, in 2012.
Mrs. Brunson has more than ten years of experience in construction engineering and inspection (CEI) and transportation, with experience varying from working on large design-builds to working with local municipalities. Her experience predominantly consists of providing successful project management and administration, utility coordination, and CE&I in South Carolina as well as other states. Leilany served as Project Manager on I-20 Widening in Lexington County and the SCDOT On-call Midlands Manager. Through her experiences, Mrs. Brunson has become a major asset to WFA. She became a member of WFA in 2021 and is quickly bringing more respect and recognition to the company.
Leilany K. Brunson
I am originally from Gray, TN and an East Tennessee State Graduate. I now reside in the beautiful York, SC. I have 22 years of road construction experience starting my career at English Construction in 1995 working on the I-85 Widening Project in Greenville, SC as a grading foreman. I became a superintendent in 2001 after working in various other locations before going to WFA. When I started with WFA in 2016 I worked on the I-20 Widening in Lexington County and now currently attend to the statewide on-call position working on the Gold Hill Road/I-77 improvements. I am certified in CEPSCI, Earthworks Drainage and Base, Foundations Technician, Nuclear Gauge and HAZMAT, Asphalt Roadway Technician, Concrete Field Technician Level I and II, ACI, and Construction Quality Management.
I am a member/senior inspector for WFA. I grew up in Columbia, SC and left there to go to Oconee County, SC as a Quality Assurance inspector for Duke Power on the dam at their Bad Creek Pumped Storage project. I eventually made it to York County and have been an inspector for DOT projects since then. I started with the CRM program in 1999 and I am currently finishing up Bridge Package E in York, Cherokee, and Fairfield counties.
I graduated from Clemson University with an engineering degree in 2013. I started my career with AT&T in Atlanta, GA as a network engineer. I acquired my P.E. in 2018 and decided to join the Wilson Ferguson team in 2019 as a field inspector and as their professional engineer. My current certifications include Asphalt Roadway Technician, ACI, CEPSCI, Nuclear Gauge and HAZMAT, OSHA 10 hour, Earthworks and Drainage Base, Foundations Technician, and Concrete Field Technician Level I and II.
James K. Schill Jr.
I started my career in the construction inspection field with Wilson Ferguson team in 2016. I am currently working in the office doing document control, materials management, and filling in for inspectors in the field at the I-85 Widening and Reconstruction project in Cherokee County. My current certifications include Earthworks Drainage and Base, Asphalt Roadway Technician, CEPSCI, Nuclear Gauge and HAZMAT, OSHA 10 hour, HMA Level 1 Technician, Concrete Field Technician Level I and II, ACI, and Construction Quality Management.
I am an experienced engineering and surveying technician as well as a roadway construction inspector. I currently live in Rock Hill, SC with my family. I started with obtaining an associates in Civil Engineering Technologies as well as Surveying Technologies. I then went on to work in a variety of positions including an engineering and surveying technician, an assistant geodetic technician, and now a senior bridge/road inspector with WFA. I started with WFA in 2016 and now work on Hardscrabble Road in Columbia, SC. I am certified in CEPSCI, Earthworks Drainage and Base, Foundations Technician, Nuclear Gauge and HAZMAT, Asphalt Roadway Technician, and Concrete Field Technician Level I and II.
I started working for Wilson Ferguson Associates team in 2017 as an inspector for the I-85 Reconstruction and Widening project in Cherokee County. I am certified in Earthworks Drainage and Base, Foundations Technician, Nuclear Gauge and HAZMAT, Asphalt Roadway Technician, Concrete Field Technician Level I and II, and Construction Quality Management.
I moved to Florence, SC in 1993 from Allentown, PA. I have been a construction inspector with WFA since September 2016. I previously held a Quality Control position with CR Jackson before working for WFA. I am currently an inspector on the District 4 on call for Chesterfield, SC. I am skilled in HMA Level 1 QC, Earthworks Drainage & Base, Nuclear Gauge Hazmat, CEPSCI, ACI Grade 1, OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety & Health, Trenching & Excavation, Concrete Field Technician Level I and II, and Foundations.
I am a construction professional from Rock Hill, SC with fifteen years plus experience that includes eight years in middle to senior level management positions. My roles increase in responsibility on all assigned projects as an educator and mentor for contractors, developers and engineers on installation. I have performed inspections to ensure compliance for environmental compliance and safety regulations. I am certified in CEPSCI, Earthworks Drainage and Base, Nuclear Gauge and HAZMAT, Asphalt Roadway Technician, OSHA 10 hour, and Construction Quality Management. I am currently working on the I-85 Widening and Reconstruction Project in Cherokee County.
Mr. Marlow joined WFA in 2017 and has played a key role in getting the great reputation that we have acquired in the field. He is currently working on the I-85 Widening and Reconstruction project in Cherokee County performing Earthworks and Base Course, Asphalt Roadway, Erosion Control, and Foundation Inspection. WFA is excited to see what the future holds for Brad as he continues his career with us.
I began my career at WFA in 2019 as a field inspector. I am originally from Clover, SC and now reside in Fort Mill, SC. I graduated with an associates degree from CPCC in Turf Grass/Sports Field management in 2014 and I love applying some of that knowledge to the field today. I currently have certifications in Earthworks and Drainage Base, Nuclear Gauge and HAZMAT, Asphalt Roadway Technician, Concrete Field Technician Level I and II, and CEPSCI.
I began my career at WFA in 2021 and I have successfully completed SCDOT Asphalt Roadway Technician, Earthworks and Drainage Base, and CEPSCI. I have been performing Erosion Control, Drainage, HMA, and Subgrade inspections on the I-85 Widening and Reconstruction Project in Cherokee County. I am highly motivated to gain experience in all areas of inspection and look forward to what the future holds for my career at WFA.
Mr. Jacobs has over 7 years in the asphalt industry, previously serving as a QC technician and asphalt foreman for a large asphalt contractor in South Carolina. He started his career with WFA in 2022 on the inspection side and has quickly proven himself to be a phenomenal inspector. He is well versed in SCDOT standards and procedures, asphalt QC procedures, and proficient in required SCDOT forms. He is currently working on the I-85 Widening and Reconstruction project in Cherokee County as well as other various projects for the Statewide On-Call.
With over 7 years in the construction industry, Mr. McBrayer has served as a project engineer for a large bridge construction company in the Carolina's. He also served as a Geodetic Engineer Field Technician for SCDOT in Chester, SC. Mr. McBrayer is fluent in all phases of the bridge and roadway construction. WFA welcomed him back to the inspection side of the industry in 2022 and are excited to see him thrive in the field.
My name is Jesse Kelley and I live in district 1 near northeast Columbia. I retired from the military in 2020 and have been in the construction industry ever since. I started my career on the contractor side installing storm drain and building boxes. I moved up quickly through the ranks from a laborer to foreman, dealing with everything from storm drain to grade work. I left the contractor side and became an inspector at the beginning of July 2022. I am Certified in South Carolina as a CEPSCI Inspector and an Asphalt Roadway Technician.
Mr. Stephens joined WFA in early 2022 and resides in Spartanburg County. He is motivated and excited to learn the industry and has quickly gained a reputation as a great inspector. He is gaining experience in many areas of the field such as Earthworks and Base Course, Erosion Control and Prevention, Asphalt and Cement Modified Recycled Base. He currently is working on various projects with the Statewide On-Call in districts one, two, and four.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
WORK ZONE TRAFFIC CONTROL
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH
10 HOURS IN DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
10 HOURS IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
AMERICAN CONCRETE INSTITUTE
CERTIFICATION IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES
MATERIALS TESTING I
SOUTH CAROLINA CERTIFICATIONS
EROSION PREVENTION & SEDIMENT CONTROL
EARTHWORK, DRAINAGE & BASE
HOT MIX ASPHALT LEVEL
NORTH CAROLINA CERTIFICATIONS
INTRO TO ASPHALT PAVEMENTS
BORROW PIT SAMPLING