James Butler, PE



Michigan Technological University

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James Butler is the President of PEA Group and has been with the firm for over 25 years. As President, he directs the firm’s engineering, survey, and marketing departments. He is accountable for the development of our strategic plan and the maintenance of the firm’s business plan. He also directs project management of all civil engineering and surveying projects. With over 30 years of civil engineering project experience, Mr. Butler has been responsible for the design and management of various projects involving retail, educational, medical, healthcare, residential, and industrial clients. He coordinates and supervises multiple civil engineering projects, ensuring their completion falls within the allocated timeline and budget.

“What drives me as a professional is not just producing plans or engineering solutions, but creating relationships. When you truly care about the people involved in a project, you get the details right so you know that you are taking care of the team members, which makes you devoted to every project.”