Our History : Over 50 Year History of Experience

In 1963, our company founder, Joe Charles Wilson, began work with the Tennessee Department of Transportation. During his tenure with TDOT, he also attended The University of Tennessee extension in Nashville and pursued his “semi-famous” rodeo career. After leaving TDOT in 1965, Charles continued surveying with private civil engineering firms until he formed Joe Charles Wilson Statewide Surveying in 1972.
In 1989, the company was restructured as Wilson & Associates, PC. That same year, WA was awarded a subcontract for the construction surveying on (at that time) the State of Tennessees largest roadway-grading project, Interstate 81 (now I-26) south of Johnson City, Tennessee. This project proved to be the kickstart for the company’s prominence in construction surveying.
Upon receiving his civil engineering degree from Tennessee Tech University in 1996, Joey C. Wilson II formally joined his father’s company. That same year, Charles’ wife Cheryl became the company’s secretary/treasurer and EEO officer. Charles’ younger son, Justin, came to the company four years later. In 1998, Tony Holcomb signed on with WA as a second vice president. He became instrumental in developing the erosion- and sediment-control inspection and reporting process used by TDOT for oversight of construction projects.
Tony now heads up our company’s Environmental Division, formed in 2005.
In 2010, WA was honored to receive the Tennessee Road Builders Association Subcontractor of the Year Award for quality workmanship and ethical work habits. Our firm has been fortunate to have engaged many loyal and experienced employees throughout the years, including Cecil Cook (who brought almost 40 years of invaluable construction experience to W&A) and professional surveyors and engineers: Jonathan Bailey, RLS; Jon Slemp, PE; Dennis McClure, PE, RLS; Keith Brotherton, RLS; and Eddie Campbell, RLS.
Based in Franklin, Tennessee, and with offices in Johnson City and Cookeville, Wilson & Associates now works on projects across Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Alabama.
From the time when Charles Wilson first founded WA, the firm has expanded to become the largest construction surveying company in Tennessee.  Following Charles’ and Cheryl’s recent retirement,   Joey (as President) and Justin (as Executive Vice President) continue to lead the firm in providing superior-quality services while staying ahead in their field with advanced technical innovations.