Principal - Civil Engineer

Professional Registration

Tennessee #19808; North Carolina #031303; Kentucky #25300


  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • University of Tennessee - Knoxville, TN 1980

Career Experience

Mr. Drumwright joined TLM Associates, Inc., in 1987 as a staff engineer. He has also worked as a project engineer, project manager and vice president, and is now a principal in the firm. During his tenure with TLM Associates, Inc. he has assisted dozens of owners in exceeding their expectations through design, project management and administration. Mr. Drumwright has personally designed a wide variety of civil engineering projects including: various airport, roadway, bridge, drainage, water plant, water distribution, sanitary sewer, pumping station, subdivision, commercial site and solid waste facilities.

Prior to joining TLM, Mr. Drumwright gained experience with design and construction surveying for roads, sewers and site development in Memphis, Tennessee.

He then spent several years working throughout the Southeastern U.S. evaluating sanitary sewer systems, performing sanitary sewer field studies, preparing sewer rehabilitation reports, designing sewer rehabilitation work and performing sanitary sewer rehabilitation.

Mr. Drumwright subsequently spent seven years in county government service in a large metropolitan area in the Southeast. During this period in his career, he was involved in management, operations, design and construction of waste water treatment systems. He was instrumental in developing a major capital improvement program for the waste water system.

As program manager of the capital improvement program, he was directly responsible for a $180 million budget, cash-flow analysis, scheduling, consultant selection and contract negotiation. He also provided significant input in the design and construction process. Mr. Drumwright’s background in government service gives him a unique understanding of the perspective of owners, especially governmental clients.


Project Experience

  • Dyer County Fairgrounds entrance road
  • Pleasant Plains Extended
  • Jackson-Madison County Landfill
  • Beech River Regional Airport
  • Union University Site Design
  • Toone Water Treatment Plant
  • McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport Aircraft Apron Expansion
  • McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport Storm Drainage System
  • Northeast Henry County Utility District Water System Expansion
  • Rooker Bend Subdivision
  • US 45 East Four Lane Highway – 4.5-mile Section
  • State Route 104
  • Various TDOT roadway design projects
  • Thomsen Farms Commercial Development
  • Discovery Park of America
  • Humboldt Softball / Baseball Complex

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Water Pollution Control Federation
  • Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Fraternity
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Fraternity
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • National Society of Professional Engineers

Community Involvement

  • Humboldt Lions Club, Past President
  • University of Tennessee Martin/Engineering School Advisory Board
  • West Star Leadership Program, Class of 2008
  • Jackson Downtown Development Corporation Board Member
  • Humboldt Utilities Board Member
  • Humboldt Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Gibson County Leadership Program