Who We Are

Who is Keck & Wood – Our Origins:

Since its founding in 1954, Keck & Wood has continued the traditions of engineering excellence and commitment to exemplary service established by our founders, Wylly Keck and Tom Wood.

Across the decades, the firm has grown from a small civil engineering firm into a regional infrastructure practice across Georgia, through the development of value-added services for its clients. After all, local governments already trusted Keck & Wood to provide quality service and sensible solutions.

During the 1950’s the firm established a transportation practice serving communities like Gainesville, Cordele, Dublin and Georgia Institute of Technology. Keck & Wood received its first Georgia DOT Qualifications back in 1979. Today, we continue to enjoy successful collaborations with GDOT and many county and local transportation groups.

From the 1950’s to 1990’s Keck & Wood contributed to the busy growth of Metro Atlanta through various projects, including the development of MARTA’s tunnel system, and the regional airport network. To keep up with the region’s rapid population growth, Keck & Wood added expertise in water, stormwater, wastewater and sewer systems.

All of our growth and expansion is a direct extension of being a trusted advisor to our clients. A foundational element in our history that is still the hallmark of our business today.

The Keck & Wood of Today:

Over the years, Keck & Wood has transformed itself to serve communities across the Southeast. With a geographic reach through multiple offices in Georgia and South Carolina, our engineers, landscape architects and planners utilize the latest in technology, communications and software to provide design solutions based on proven techniques.

Our team is rigorous in continuing to advance their knowledge through professional licensure, ongoing training, and contributing to the advancement of engineering through authoring informative articles, technical presentations, and providing thought leadership.

The Work We Do:

With over 65 years of infrastructure experience, our services have certainly grown from that small firm of the 50’s. Along the way, Keck & Wood has earned an outstanding reputation for integrity, knowledge, and professionalism.

Today, we provide turnkey services in transportation, water & sewer resources, natural gas, landscape architecture, urban redevelopment, site design, and land surveying for state and local governments, utility authorities, public institutions, and private developers.

The Communities We Serve:

We are committed to improving quality of life, throughout the region and within the communities we serve, with ethical conduct and dedicated client service. Working with 100+ local governments in the Southeast, some for 50+ years, we understand how communities operate and how we can best serve the constituents of the region.

We care about improving the lives and experiences through the development of infrastructure of a community.

Our Mission and Vision:

“Collaboration By Design” is not just a tagline, it’s the essential mission of Keck & Wood: how we serve clients, improve communities, and strengthen our employees.

Our vision is to provide sensible, pragmatic design solutions to enhance or improve life in communities all around us.