ABOUT J.T. BLANKINSHIP

J. T. Blankinship was founded in 1946 by John Thomas Blankinship in order to provide consulting engineering and civil engineering services for public and private clients. Since 1946, the firm has completed more than 9,000 engineering and surveying jobs. Our staff has well over 100 years' experience in the fields of civil engineering and land surveying.

The firm’s clients include various municipalities, government agencies, private enterprises, and the general public. We pride ourselves on our integrity and dedication to our clients. Clear communication with our clients is a must, and all of our employees will assist clients with questions they may have regarding the various types of engineering and surveying projects.

OUR STAFF

Harold Sheffer, Vice President/Secretary Treasurer

Harold received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering Technology in 1980. He has been with J. T. Blankinship since May 1981 and became an owner in 2009. Harold has been involved in all phases of civil engineering projects and has specialized in the design and construction of water and wastewater treatment facilities, water and wastewater systems, storm drainage and sludge disposal.

Ted Beggs, President

Ted received a BSCE in 1995 from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He has been with J. T. Blankinship since September 1995 and has been a licensed professional engineer since February 2000. In 2009, Ted became an owner at J.T. Blankinship. Ted has been involved in all phases of civil engineering projects and has specialized in the design and construction of potable water storage, distribution and treatment systems and sanitary sewer collection and treatment systems. Ted also performs hydraulic analysis for drainage studies.

Mike Nulty, Engineer

Mike received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering Technology in 1973 from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and has been with J. T. Blankinship since April 1975. Mike has been involved in engineering work (preliminary design and construction supervision) for the following types of projects: roadway and street construction, airport improvements, bridge construction, parks and recreation development, utility projects (water, sewer, gas, etc.), along with all miscellaneous improvements requiring civil engineering work.

Amanda S. Tinsley, Professional Engineer

Amanda received a BSCE in May 2008 from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Amanda has been with J.T. Blankinship since April 2010 and has been a licensed professional engineer since August 2011. She is licensed in both Illinois and Missouri and has been involved in civil engineering infrastructure design and construction, including street and road projects, water and sewer treatment facilities, water distribution, water storage, and sewer collection. Amanda has also been involved in funding of these projects from Rural Development and IEPA grants/loans to DCEO grants.

Malcom Sands, Professional Land Surveyor

Malcom has been with J. T. Blankinship since June, 1974 and obtained his Illinois Professional Land Surveyor License in 1986. Malcom is experienced in boundary surveys, ALTA surveys survey computations, monumentation, legal descriptions and deed analysis, plats of survey, subdivision development, site plans, route and stream surveys, construction layout and related work. He also has experience in court as a professional witness, providing expert testimony with his own surveys and in the review and analysis of surveys prepared by others.