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Forrest L. Metz Founder and President (1974 - 2016)  In 1974 Forrest founded Urban Engineering, Southern Arizona’s leading independent civil engineering, planning and surveying company.  Forrest is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering and Planning.  He successfully  completed numerous single and multi-family master plan developments throughout Arizona and the Southwest instilling and upholding  the core values of Urban Engineering (quality, integrity and communication) to serve both clients and the community.  Learn more here   about the Company’s tribute to Forrest and his legacy.
Richard W. Hammel, CPA, MBA  Chief Financial Officer  As a member of the executive leadership team, Richard (Dick) is responsible for issues related to financing, capital structure, financial  reporting, and management of corporate assets and risks.  With over four decades of experience in Southern Arizona, Dick is recognized as a leading source of financial, accounting and tax  expertise.  As a successful entrepreneur he founded HBL CPAs, one of Arizona’s top independent accounting firms.  He has also served  as a former Board Member of United Way of Southern Arizona, St. Luke’s in the Desert, Inc., and as a former Director of CPAmerica  International.  He earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Arizona and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from  Clarkson University. 
Louis P. De Prisco Vice-President Emeritus Louis is responsible for managing all survey responsibilities for the Company.  As a former resident of New York City, Louis began his  career as a survey supervisor at La Guardia International and John F. Kennedy Airport.    For nearly three decades, Louis has worked with Urban Engineering as Survey Manager and Vice-President of Survey, providing services  for both private and public sector clients.  Louis has played a key leadership role in building Urban Engineering’s solid reputation of  providing on-call surveying services to various private and public sector clients including the City of Tucson, Pima County, Arizona  Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Corp of Engineers and the U.S. Border Patrol.