Lakeland, Florida was recently ranked #16 in a national list compiling the 20 Best Places People are Moving to in the U.S.  This list was created by studying the net migration in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States over a five year period (2010-2014).  In short, where are people moving?  […]

Lakeland’s Lake Mirror Park was recently named in the Top 10 Public Spaces List, created by the American Planning Association.  Chastain-Skillman worked in conjunction Glatting Jackson of Orlando to provide civil engineering and design services for the Lake Mirror Promenade and Parks System, which included: Barnett Family Park Allen Kryger […]

Chastain-Skillman’s GIS & Biological Sciences Intern, Daniel Gessman, was recently acknowledged in the publication: The record-breaking 2015 hurricane season in the eastern North Pacific: An analysis of environmental conditions.  The publication was featured by Geophysical Research Letters and was also presented at the 32nd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology […]

  When challenged with constructing a boat made completely of cardboard and duct tape in just under two hours – Chastain-Skillman employees stepped up to the task. They joined 40 other boats from Lakeland area businesses, clubs and schools to compete at the 13th Annual Lakeland Cardboard Boat Challenge & […]

Occupational Noise is one of the most challenging workplace hazards today. Worker’s may not be aware that they are being exposed and may not be educated on the adverse health effects of occupational noise. Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) comes mainly from occupational exposure and it always sensorineural – meaning […]

Chastain-Skillman’s Kevin Albrecht recently received the Young Engineer of the Year Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers Ridge Branch of the Florida Section. Kevin thoroughly embodies the qualities valued for this award: integrity, service, technical ability and a desire to advance the profession and help others. Kevin leads […]

Chastain-Skillman employees channeled their inner Jimmy Buffett to create the float, “A Florida Christmas” for their second appearance in the Lakeland Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 3rd.  The float depicted a beach scene complete with beach chairs, palm trees, sand, a surfing penguin and a “beach snowman.”  The employees on the […]

Chastain-Skillman engineers put their design skills to the test at the 11th Annual Lakeland Cardboard Boat Challenge on September 13th.  The CSI team worked together to plan and construct a boat made solely of cardboard and duct tape.  Chastain-Skillman employees, Kevin Albrecht and Kaitlin Tucker then boarded the “Tugboat Turbidity” and raced […]

For the past 65 years, Chastain-Skillman has been on the leading edge of Lakeland’s growth. Working in the city that they love, CSI is committed to making Lakeland a great place to live and work. We are proud to work behind behind the scenes to contribute to the “effortless” growth […]

Florida Polytechnic University was awarded the ENR Global Best Project in the education category for the Innovation, Science, and Technology Building! This is a first for Skanksa USA, the main contractor, and a very prestigious award. This project proved to be equally challenging and rewarding to all involved. Skanska’s Rick […]

Chastain-Skillman was ranked #1 for the City of Lakeland Continuing Surveying Services Contract. We couldn’t be prouder of our survey department and all their hard work!   

CHASTAIN-SKILLMAN WELCOMES BACK WILSON BULL Chastain-Skillman, Inc. (CSI) is eager to announce a new addition to their leadership team.  Wilson Bull is the new Director of their Environmental Occupational Health & Safety Group (EOHS). Though Wilson is a recent hire, he is not new to the firm.  Wilson previously worked […]

This year at Mosaic Company’s 8th Annual Contractor Safety Recognition Luncheon, Chastain-Skillman received Mosaic’s Bronze Award for Safety.  To be eligible for the awards companies must have worked more than 2,000 on-site hours at a Mosaic facility during 2014 and fulfilled the criteria for safety performance, which included no significant incidents […]

Over the weekend, President, Dr. Jim Chastain, and his family attended the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health Inaugural Awards Ceremony. The ceremony celebrated those who have most advanced public health domestically or internationally and was held in conjunction with the 30th Anniversary for the College of Public […]

Yesterday evening Winter Haven hosted the 10th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Central Park Stroll. Ten sculptures from artists across the nation were installed in downtown Winter Haven, where they will remain through January of next year. The competition is a joint project of Winter Haven and the Polk Museum […]

The year 2015 marks 65 years of business for Chastain-Skillman, Inc. (CSI). Though the firm was small in the beginning, Roy Chastain and Joe Skillman nevertheless worked to provide a reliable local engineer resource for Polk County. Over the next few decades, the company compiled an impressive list of engineering […]

Chastain-Skillman is proud to announce that the Lakeland Skatepark has won the “Build It” Award from Heart of Florida Section Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association. The Heart of Florida Section is an organization dedicated to promoting excellence in local planning as well as educating the public on the […]

Congratulations to Chuck Jablon of Skanska Engineering  on being selected  by the editors of Engineering News-Record as one of the Top 25 Newsmakers of 2014!! Jablon’s hard work along side his team made architect Calatrava’s dream of Florida Polytechnic University come to life!  We are honored to play a small part […]

This year Chastain-Skillman sent two of our new employees to the Lakeland Economic Development Council’s Summer Leadership Program (SLP). This program is designed to help young professionals further develop their leadership skills and expose them to various aspects of Lakeland. Over  8 weeks  participants experience local art, architecture, industry tours, leadership […]

Chastain-Skillman Inc.  is excited to welcome Amazon to Central Florida. Our team provided site engineering and surveying services for the construction of Amazon’s fulfillment center located on County-Line Road. The massive warehouse will encompass 1.1 million square feet and is estimated to bring 385 jobs to Polk County. Amazon selected […]

The Lakeland Fire Department held its groundbreaking for Station 7 in Southwest Lakeland on Monday. It will be located at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport and will act as a community station as well as an Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Station. This unique design only exists on less than a […]

HOW WILL NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PLANNING IMPACT BIOSOLIDS LAND APPLICATION? By Douglas Jones ABSTRACT Revisions to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (FDEP) Biosolids Rule (62-640, Florida Administrative Code) became effective on August 29, 2010. All land application sites must be permitted under the revised regulations by January 1, 2013. Among […]

The economic turmoil over the last few years has certainly caused all of us to look at our homes and businesses for ways to operate more efficiently. We ask ourselves “where can we conserve?” and “how can we take advantage of technical innovations that will reduce costs or increase productivity?” […]

The sources and uses of water will become of ever increasing concern as the fragile balance between human and environmental needs continue to be stressed. Most utilities and agencies charged with meeting community and commercial demands while protecting the environment are looking at more integrated approaches to conservation and reuse […]

The word “biophilia” literally means “love of life or living systems” and was first used by social psychologist Erich Fromm in the mid-1960s. The term was popularized in a 1984 book of the same name written by biologist Edward O. Wilson. In the book, Wilson defines biophilia as “the urge […]