Who We Are

The Estes Russell Engineering equation for success is simple: Service + Quality + Integrity = Value.  Our success in delivering on these principles begins by actively listening to you to understand your perspectives and needs.  Selecting the best firm for your project requires assessing the firm’s overall fit.  While knowledge and experience are required, our ability to incorporate input, follow direction, and work as an extension of your team sets us apart.  We take this one step farther by taking the time to understand your values, allowing us to be aligned with your desired outcomes.  The commitment of some engineering firms ends with the completion of the project design. Our engineers are by your side from concept to final inspection.


”To give real service, you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.”

 -- Douglas Adams


Outstanding service is the cornerstone of all good business today.  Intentionally listening to you, our client, and seeing the project through your eyes is the foundation of our service.  Commitment to our clients’ success begins with our initial conversation and continues until construction is completed.  We understand the service we provide defines the value and standards we bring to your project.  We will work tirelessly as your engineer, advisor, and partner; always communicating to ensure we are on the same page.  We will work proactively to address all issues as they arise.


Executing high quality work requires using our knowledge and experience to get it right the first time.  Our engineers bring a depth and breadth of knowledge from decades of experience.  We draw on that wisdom to produce on time, on budget, professional results that meet or exceed our clients’ expectations.

Quote on Quality

”Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the customer gets out of it.”

 -- Peter Drucker

"Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the client gets out of it." 

-- Peter Drucker

Quote on Integrity

”Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.”

 -- Oprah Winfrey


Integrity is defined by actions and conducting work honestly.  By selecting Estes Russell Engineering as your partner, you are entrusting us to use our specific knowledge and experience to produce the best reliable results that meet your project scope.  Private and public clients will depend upon our expertise to deliver projects through a transparent relationship.  Above all, as engineers, we must always protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.  This is how we build trust; this is our fundamental obligation to our client.

David E. Estes, PE, PLS
Brad Russell, MBA
Executive Vice President

Mr. Estes is both a licensed Professional Civil Engineer and a Professional Land Surveyor.  His experience encompasses the planning, design, construction, and operations of public infrastructures.  He has provided engineering services for streets, highways, airports, storm systems, site improvements, landfills, sanitary sewer facilities, and water systems.  He has extensive experience with the public sector having served for 32 years as the appointed City Engineer for numerous communities as well as the District Engineer for water and sanitary agencies.  He holds TN and GA Level 2 EPSC certification for stormwater design.

Leadership Team

Mr. Russell has over 20 years experience in leadership positions in small business including sales and marketing, accounting, and finance.  He has substantial experience in business development to include the financial analysis of new opportunities with a focus on creating value for clients.  Throughout his career he has created lasting partnerships by building trust through excellent communication and ensuring client expectations are met.