J. Mark Teague, PE, embarked on his “great adventure” in 2010 when he started J.M. Teague Engineering & Planning (JMTE) in the back of his wife’s toy store in downtown Waynesville, North Carolina. Prior to founding JMTE, Mark spent 13 years as a transportation engineering manager at the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). He drew from the strong relationships he built throughout Western North Carolina and his extensive experience in project development and management to solve problems for clients while establishing his business. With an understanding of roadway maintenance and safety programs, transportation planning workflow, and the traffic impacts of new development proposals, Mark established JMTE as the only locally owned and operated transportation engineering and planning firm in the region.
Since 2010, JMTE has grown to a company that employs over a dozen full-time staff that excel in a wide range of transportation engineering and planning disciplines, who continue to develop relevant new skills and earn new certifications and credentials. In June 2015, JMTE expanded the JMTE Academy program to provide high-quality NCDOT-approved courses for transportation professionals, job site supervisors, and workers whose lives depend on safe roadway processes and procedures. This brought nationally renowned courses to the JMTE Academy curriculum, with decades of teaching and training experience. The JMTE Academy has since trained more than 4625 individuals (Flaggers, Installers, and Supervisors) with a goal to make sure that everyone – those who drive along our roads and those who work on them – gets home safely each and every day.
JMTE has contributed to hundreds of projects throughout the southeastern United States over the years, including traffic modeling and impacts analyses, parking studies, bicycle, and pedestrian planning, corridor studies, traffic signal operations, forensic litigation, traffic control planning, traffic risk management, school operation analysis, pavement condition surveys, wayfinding master planning, land use planning, and data collection. We are honored to have so many clients continue to place their trust in our services and our mission. A few project highlights include producing one of the first combined city/county wayfinding master plans in the state of North Carolina, conducting transportation management for two major motion pictures, analyzing the traffic impact for a 900-student housing complex at a major university, and completing a school safety review for an elementary school in faraway Alaska.
JMTE recently celebrated its 12-year anniversary along with the move to a new office space at 1155 North Main Street in Waynesville, North Carolina. Mark and his team are looking forward to many more years serving our clients and the exciting opportunities waiting around the bend on this great adventure.”