Odom Engineering is a family-owned company that began in Shelby, N.C. While President and Founder David Odom was becoming licensed, he worked with his father, Nathan Odom, at Professional Surveying Services to become established. His father was a land surveyor with a strong math background who always encouraged David to become an engineer. The company grew organically, designing 12 sites in Shelby, including an apartment complex in the area.
One of the company’s most recent projects is the Rails to Trails initiative in Rutherford County, N.C. Odom Engineering is working jointly with the towns of Rutherfordton, Ruth, Spindale, Forest City and Rutherford County to extend the trail length from 7.87 miles to 13.36 miles. In 2014, Odom Engineering was selected to be the lead civil engineer for Tryon Resort and Tryon International Equestrian Center, a 1600-acre equestrian resort destination in Mill Spring, N.C. Future expansion of the facility includes four new hotels, including a five-star property, in preparation for the FEI World Equestrian Games that Tryon Resort will host in September 2018.
Odom explains that the greatest reward in his company turning two decades old is the relationships it has fostered. “I am equally rewarded in that it has provided for my family, allowed me to meet and work with wonderful people and towns that are building neat things, and it has allowed me to develop and work with a great team who have become friends,” Odom explains.
For small business owners, Odom offers inspiring advice: “Encourage your staff to develop, and take advantage of quality new hires. It pays to get talent and good fits for your company culture.” He also encourages business owners to recognize the greatest economic truth: “The wheel always turns. When it is bad, it will get better. When it is good, prepare for slower times.”
When looking towards the future, Odom’s future vision for the company is longevity. “I want to see it continue long after I move on. I have younger hires that have a tremendous future in assisting the local governments and development community.”
About Odom Engineering, PLLC
Over the years, Odom Engineering, PLLC has been instrumental in receiving more than $15 million in grant awards for rural communities throughout Cleveland, Rutherford and Polk Counties in North Carolina. Their involvement in these projects ranged from the initial submission of the grant application through the design and project close-out.
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