Engineers Company Profile
February 1949, 26 year-old Fred S. Vreeland, with a State of Tennessee
engineering license, resigned from his last employment with an
engineering firm in Oak Ridge and moved to Knoxville. A room was
rented on the "walk-up" third floor of the Cherokee
Building in downtown Knoxville. This was the beginning of the
consulting electrical engineering firm, Vreeland and Associates,
which later became known as Vreeland Engineers. Vreeland, particularly
for his age, had a significant and varied experience, which included
both design and construction.
first job opportunity was the design of the electrical facilities
for Knoxville's East High School. Work, primarily with architects,
was successfully solicited throughout Eastern Tennessee. Employees
were gradually added, with the first occurring in 1952. After
the first year the firm moved three blocks away to the Daylight
Building, in which it remained until 1997.
City - Maynardville
firm prospered with talented staff added. Projects included hospitals,
schools, industrial plants, office buildings and electrical power
distribution and substations. There was very significant work
for The University of Tennessee. Clients were in the Knoxville,
Chattanooga, Tri-Cities, and Asheville areas.
firm was incorporated in late 1991. And in early 1992, ownership
was transferred from Fred Vreeland to Charles Luttrell, Jr., at
which time Fred Vreeland retired. The firm built its own office
building in 1997, designed to enhance staff performance. It is
arranged to have personnel readily accessible to central resources
and, to minimize distractions, and provide reasonable individual
workstation isolation. Work currently includes projects located
in numerous states. The firm's current staff of sixteen is dedicated
to providing electrical engineering services to its clients in
East Tennessee, Western North Carolina, and Southwest Virginia.
Bread - Fountain City
Vreeland Engineers continues to be one of the leading electrical
consulting firms in the Knoxville area. Recent projects have ranged
from the new St. Mary's North hospital, University of Tennessee's
Neyland Stadium renovations, various office complex projects,
the new west Knoxville high school, Bristol Dragway skyboxes,
and many others.