Board of Directors


Creatively solving the infrastructure needs of our clients, encouraging the families we touch and fulfilling our God-given role as stewards of the resources entrusted to us.

 Our Board of Directors

Under the leadership of Founder and President, David H. Melvin, the firm's success is directly attributable to the character and guidance of its Board of Directors. Each professional who serves as a board member brings a unique perspective along with technical and management expertise to the diversity required for success. With a philosophy of character focus in hiring practices, service delivery, and personal and spiritual growth, Melvin Engineering continues to experience growth and success that impacts the lives of its employees, clients and surrounding communities.

David H. Melvin, PE


After completing undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, David and his wife Patty, returned to Northwest Florida and in 1989 established David H. Melvin, Inc., Consulting Engineers.  With headquarters located in their hometown of Marianna and a fully staffed office in Tallahassee, Melvin Engineering is recognized throughout Northwest Florida as a firm that is known for providing quality services with a commitment to the clients it serves.

David's professional success has been recognized by the Florida State University School of Business as the 2006 Entrepreneurial of Exellence Award winner, the first-ever recipient of the Jackson County Excellence in Leadership Award in 2009, and the 2011 Economic Development Volunteer of the Year Award sponsored by the Florida Economic Development Council. 

Gene Nobles, PE

gene_noblesVice President

Gene holds the special distinction of having been the first person hired by David Melvin soon after Melvin Engineering was established.  With over 26 years of service, Gene has applied his engineering expertise to a variety of projects and is recognized by clients for his humor and problem-solving approach to challenging issues.  In addition to general administration and oversite, his demonstrated leadership and success in design, plans production, contracts, and project management uniquely qualify Gene as the resident expert for all transportation-related projects.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering with honors from the University of Florida, an Associate of Arts degree Cum Laude from Chipola College and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Florida. Gene works closely with the Florida Department of Transportation, District 3, in addition to several local government entities throughout the Northwest Florida region.


Marianna Office

4428 Lafayette Street

Marianna FL  32448

Office:  850-482-3045  Fax:  850 482 3957

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Tallahassee Office

2541-1 Barrington Circle

Tallahassee FL  32308

Office:  850-671-7221  Fax:  850 671-7223

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