Coulter Jewell Thames, PA Partners with Thomas & Hutton to Serve Expanding Raleigh-Durham Market


Durham, NC, October 20, 2022 – Thomas & Hutton (T&H), a Southeast-based professional consulting firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Coulter Jewell Thames, PA (CJT) of Durham to the ‘crew. With offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee, the addition of CJT by T&H increases its presence in the Raleigh-Durham area. The combination became effective September 30, 2022, and CJT’s Durham and Roxboro, North Carolina offices now join the Thomas & Hutton family. CJT Co-Founder and President Dan Jewell, RLA, ASLA, will assume his new role as T&H Principal and Raleigh-Durham Regional Director. Please join us in welcoming the entire CJT team to T&H.

T&H is well positioned to provide more civil engineering, landscape architecture and surveying services to public and private clients in and around the Research Triangle region. Commenting on the region’s growth, President and CEO Sam McCachern said, “We are delighted to have added CJT to the Thomas & Hutton family. Their range of services and expertise complements that of T&H and further strengthens our capabilities in the Raleigh-Durham market and beyond. It’s truly a win-win for the work we do and the customers we serve. I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish as ONE company.

Dan Jewell, RLA, ASLA, in his new role as T&H Principal and Raleigh-Durham Regional Director, said, “The decision to join T&H was made with the mutual success of our customers and the families of our employees at the forefront. From the start, we felt that our companies had a similar work culture and philosophy of maintaining lasting relationships with customers by providing personal, professional and quality service. We are delighted to join T&H and are confident that this move will enhance the services we provide to our clients while advancing opportunities for our strong team of engineers, landscape architects, surveyors and staff.

For over 75 years, Thomas & Hutton has provided design solutions for infrastructure and land development in the South East. The addition of CJT’s expertise strengthens the company’s services, including the planning and design of large and small-scale developments.

Established in 1995, CJT provides consulting, engineering, land use planning, landscape architecture, surveying and construction administration services throughout North Carolina, particularly in the Triangle area and surrounding counties.

CJT’s talented staff join North Carolina Regional Economic Director, Timothy Downs, with leadership including:

Senior Regional Manager/Raleigh-Durham Dan Jewell, RLA, ASLA

Jewell earned her bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from Purdue University and has over 40 years of industry experience. He has served as the State Chapter President of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and serves on various boards including Durham Central Park, Durham Area Designers, Home Builders Associations of Durham Orange and Chatham counties.

Principal/Manager of Civil Engineering Department Preston Royster, PEI

Royster received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from North Carolina State University. With over 15 years of experience in project management and design from small single family residential projects to large scale developments, Royster’s expertise includes site design, water and water systems design wastewater and water resources, including green infrastructure and low impact development.

Director/Landscape Architecture Group Leader Jeremy Anderson, RLA

Anderson received his bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from North Carolina State University and has over 22 years of consulting experience completing feasibility studies, concept master plans, detailed site layouts, construction and sustainable development, including the design of wetlands, recreational trails and greenways. planning.

Survey Principal/Group Leader Jeff Williams, PLS

Williams earned her degree in Civil Engineering from Conestoga College, Ontario, Canada. His over 35 years of surveying experience includes boundary and topographic surveys, subdivision plating, route location surveys and ALTA surveys. Williams oversees all surveying operations and manages survey crews.

Thomas & Hutton operates in 10 regions across North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. An established and respected leader in providing professional advice and comprehensive, related engineering services, Thomas & Hutton looks forward to continuing its tradition of providing design solutions to improve communities.


Thomas & Hutton celebrates over 75 years of transforming communities and creating places. Founded in 1946, Thomas & Hutton is a privately held professional services firm providing consultancy, planning and engineering design services relating to land and infrastructure. Thomas & Hutton has offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. For more information visit


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