HLA Engineering and Land Surveying, Inc. - About Our Company

Our People

We are a professional services firm providing consulting services in municipal engineering, airport engineering, land development, land and construction surveying, and construction management throughout the State of Washington since 1973.  We have more than 50 experienced professionals working for us, including 12 registered engineers, two licensed surveyors, and a full complement of technical, support, and survey personnel.

Our staff brings over 300 years of combined professional engineering and land surveying experience.  We are committed to offering our services for the successful and timely completion of all of our projects.

Michael Battle, PE

Michael Battle, PE
President

Michael Battle, PE
Michael Battle, PE

President

Mike began his engineering career at HLA immediately following graduation from Washington State University in 1993. Having developed as one of the firm’s most skilled and successful Project Engineers, he was elevated in 2006 to the position of Vice President of Municipal Engineering, and then to President of the firm in 2016. Mike strives to provide excellent service to our varied clientele and has been instrumental in the successful completion of numerous projects for our firm.

Mike assists clients in formulating projects and cost estimates, developing funding strategies and associated applications, and successfully accomplishing their goals. He oversees engineering design and provides full project administration of various municipal and private development projects, including arterial streets and county roads, domestic water systems, sanitary sewer systems, wastewater treatment facilities, storm drainage systems, irrigation systems, airports, and residential and commercial developments.

Benjamin  Annen, PE

Benjamin Annen, PE
Vice President

Benjamin  Annen, PE
Benjamin Annen, PE

Vice President

Since joining HLA in 2009, Ben has successfully completed and actively managed a wide variety of municipal engineering and private development projects from early planning to construction closeout. His experience spans an array of project types: state highways, city streets, railroads, commercial sites, schools, storm water, domestic water, sanitary and industrial sewers, and city-wide irrigation system improvements. Ben’s engineering proficiencies include a strong emphasis in roadway design and geometric layout, grading and drainage, utility design and coordination, pressure pipe hydraulics, pipeline rehabilitation, construction specifications, and bid documents.

Aside from engineering project completion, Ben has an aptitude for pre-project formulation and scoping, cost estimating, and implementation strategies, including state and federal funding. Ben has completed comprehensive planning documents such as water system plans and capital facilities plans for several municipalities in the Yakima Valley. He has also prepared utility rate studies and assisted communities with annual budget preparation. Through these activities, including City Council presentations, Ben has developed lasting working relationships with jurisdictional staff and elected officials throughout our Valley.

Terry  Alapeteri, PE
Terry Alapeteri, PE

Principal

Terry has been with HLA since 2000 and is responsible for project management, administration, planning, design, and preparation of plans and specifications for municipal and private development projects, including sewage lift stations, gravity sewer pipelines, domestic water systems, drainage systems, city streets, county roads, residential subdivisions, and commercial developments. Terry is proficient in the use of AutoCAD for site design and roadway development.

Prior to joining HLA, Terry's experience includes designing and inspecting major highway, roadway, and bridge projects during his seven years as a Transportation Engineer for the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Michael  Heit, PE

Michael Heit, PE
Principal

Michael  Heit, PE
Michael Heit, PE

Principal

Mike joined HLA in 2013, bringing with him more than 20 years of civil engineering design and construction experience. His background includes extensive work in civil engineering for subdivision and site design, domestic water and sewer system design and construction, as well as transportation and traffic engineering. He has experience in preparation of WSDOT plans and APWA specifications for construction projects. Mike specializes in the design and construction of public works facilities, including street, sewer and water improvements, and commercial civil site design.

In addition to his qualifications as a civil engineer, Mike has extensive experience in structural design, including residential, light commercial, reinforced concrete, steel, and retaining wall design.

Justin  Bellamy, PE

Justin Bellamy, PE
Principal

Justin  Bellamy, PE
Justin Bellamy, PE

Principal

Justin has been with HLA since 2005 and is responsible for design and preparation of plans and specifications of various municipal projects, including airport, city street, domestic water, sanitary sewer, water and waste water treatment facilities, storm drainage, and irrigation improvements. He has experience in domestic water, wastewater and irrigation systems, including the design and analysis of pipelines, reservoirs, treatment facilities, pump stations, gravity sewer pipelines and wastewater treatment facilities.  

Justin is responsible for preparation of design reports for municipal and private water, wastewater, and irrigation facilities. He is also responsible for preparation of comprehensive planning documents, including water system plans and general sewer plans for municipal distribution and collection systems.  

Michael  Uhlman, PE

Michael Uhlman, PE
Principal

Michael  Uhlman, PE
Michael Uhlman, PE

Principal

Michael has been with HLA since 2015 and is responsible for plan and specification preparation, engineering reports, and design. He has been involved with both federal and municipal projects, including irrigation system design and airport design. Michael has experience with developing project formulation, scope, and cost estimating. He also brings experience in contracting and managing transportation and hydroelectric construction projects varying in size from $3.7M to $23M. Project deliveries have included both traditional and design-build methods. Along with this project management experience, Michael also has experience in construction engineering design, including falsework, formwork, and shoring for bridge construction.

Eric  Herzog, PLS

Eric Herzog, PLS
Principal

Eric  Herzog, PLS
Eric Herzog, PLS

Principal

Eric came to HLA in 1997, following 10 years of surveying experience in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Lynnwood, Washington. He is responsible for project organization, scheduling, budget control, survey research, boundary computations, survey mapping, and quality assurance for all survey projects for the firm.

Eric has extensive experience in projects throughout the Northwest for municipal, federal, state, and private clients. He specializes in research, cadastral surveys, and preparing right-of-way exhibits, legal descriptions for right-of-way acquisition projects, and ALTA surveys.

Lisa Adams, CPA, CFO
Lisa Adams, CPA, CFO

Principal

With an exceptional work history in business, finance, and strategic planning, Lisa R. Adams, CPA, is well versed in the A&E industry and focused on HLA Engineering and Land Surveying, Inc., producing its very best. As Partner, Lisa's skills enhance business operations allowing our Principals to remain dedicated to client success. 

               Our team comprises skilled, collaborative professionals, including licensed engineers, as well as experts in planning,                   construction, land surveying, CAD, marketing, and administration.


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