Rogers engineering firm appoints new president in leadership shuffle

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Entering its 15th year, Rogers-based firm HP Engineering Inc. started 2022 with a new president, one of several appointments included in a senior leadership shuffle.

“Our company has grown beyond anything we ever imagined,” company co-founder Brandon Pinkerton said. “As we continue to plan, our leadership team has a cast a vision for the future of our organization.”

David Adams is the firm’s new president. He joined the company in 2014 and most recently directed operations at the firm’s Rogers office.

Pinkerton, the former president for the past five years, has assumed the role of CEO. He’ll focus on strategic planning and business development on the engineering side of the business.

Bill Hodge, also a co-founder, is the company’s chief financial officer. Steve Williams, HP’s chief operating officer for the past three years, is now the chief technical officer. He will focus on developing tools and processes to improve customer experience.

Two vice presidents, Colby Post and Shane Wells, will assume responsibility for account management and operations in the Rogers office.

“It’s always a proud moment for me to see some of the young talent that we have poured so much into over the years get an opportunity to take a leadership position in our company,” Pinkerton said. “Colby and Shane have done a great job, and I look forward to seeing what they are going to do in the coming years.”

HP Engineering is a full-service mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection (MEPF) engineering design company. Additional services include energy modeling, daylight modeling, and energy analysis, focusing on architectural lighting design and an emphasis on energy efficiency.

The firm employs approximately 85 people — up from 55 in 2020 — and has additional offices in Texas (Dallas) and Oklahoma (Tulsa, Oklahoma City).

HP Engineering had 2020 revenue of about $6 million and $9.4 million in 2021. The firm started offering structural engineering services from its Oklahoma City office in 2021, which produced immediate results.

“We’ll have three people in the department by February,” Hodge said. “Our revenue goal for 2022 is $15 million, and we’ll likely exceed that. Of course, our largest challenge is staffing. However, we learned how to work efficiently from home, so we are recruiting and have hired some full-time, out-of-state folks to work remotely, and it’s working well. I’m sure we would never have tried that without COVID.”