Vreeland Engineers Company Profile

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Fred S. Vreeland graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BS degree in electrical engineering and served with distinction in the US Army Corps of Engineers in the Philippines during World War II. After the war ended, Mr. Vreeland worked for an engineering firm in Oak Ridge, TN. until opening his own consulting engineering firm in downtown Knoxville, Tn. in February, 1949. In 1950, the firm, which became known as Vreeland Associates, moved its office from the Cherokee Building to the nearby Daylight Building, where it remained until the 1990ís.

During this time period, the firm grew and continued serving numerous clients in Tennessee in the Knoxville, Chattanooga, Tri-Cities, and Crossville markets as well as clients in Southwest Virginia and Western North Carolina. One of the many employees that Vreeland Associates hired during this time period was Charles N. (Chuck) Luttrell, Jr., who graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BS degree in electrical engineering in 1975 and joined the firm shortly thereafter.

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In 1992, Fred S. Vreeland retired and ownership was transferred to Chuck Luttrell. The firm was incorporated at that time and was renamed as Vreeland Engineers, Inc. In 1997, the firm moved from the downtown Daylight Building to its present office location on Sutherland Avenue located just west of downtown Knoxville. The firm continued to grow and prosper under Chuck Luttrellís leadership and now has a total of thirteen employees.

In January, 2021, ownership and the title of company president was transferred from Chuck Luttrell to Harold E. Damron. Mr. Damron graduated with a BS degree in electrical engineering from Tennessee Technological University, joined the firm in 1986, and served as company vice-President from 1992-2020. Also in January, 2021, Chris Lay and Aaron Love were each named Vice-President. Chuck Luttrell remains an employee of the firm on a part time basis.

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Today, Vreeland Engineers, Inc. has engineers on staff licensed to practice professional engineering in 21 states. Now in itís 72nd year of continuous operation, the core mission of Vreeland Engineers, Inc. remains the same- to provide quality engineering services for its clients in a courteous, responsive, and professional manner.

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