Petticoat-Schmitt Hires Lauren Atwell to Head Water, Wastewater Plant Construction Efforts

Lauren Atwell

Lauren Atwell

Petticoat-Schmitt Civil Contractors Inc. announce the addition of Lauren Atwell as its new vice president of its water and wastewater treatment plant construction efforts.

The announcement comes in conjunction with the company’s efforts to supplement its water and wastewater mainline construction, site development and roadway construction services.

“We are very excited to have Lauren and John join our team,” said Petticoat-Schmitt President Ryan Schmitt. “I’ve known Lauren for many years largely through NUCA events and have seen first hand his quality leadership.”

Atwell is two time past-president and current National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) of Florida president.

Atwell brings more than 30 years of construction experience with most of his time spent as the senior leader specializing in treatment plant construction. He also brings with him another tested professional in the treatment plant construction field, John Chase. Chase will serve as senior project Manager.

Prior to joining Petticoat-Schmitt, Atwell was the senior vice-president of the plant division for Layne Christensen. Chase worked with Atwell at Layne where he served as the district manager for the plant division. Both Atwell and Chase have degrees in civil engineering from Clarkson University and Georgia Tech, respectively.

“Our decision to expand into the treatment plant field creates opportunities for diversification and growth while taking advantage of the investment we have made in our personnel and processes over the last few years,” Schmitt said. “We are all on board to implement the next phase of our growing company.”

Petticoat-Schmitt Civil Contractors Inc., owned and operated by Schmitt, the 2011 and 2012 NUCA chairman, performs water and wastewater mainline construction, site development, treatment plant and roadway construction for public and private entities in Florida and Georgia.

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