Congratulations to Blake Loudermilk, Director of Engineering, Southeastern U.S. for being named today to the inaugural class of Forty under 40 in Spartanburg, SC. Loudermilk received the recognition at a virtual ceremony hosted by OneSpartanburg Inc., the local chamber of commerce. The event, carried on Facebook Live, showcases the contributions of Spartanburg’s diverse young professionals and highlights their growth of these future community leaders.
A civil engineer, Blake joined Toole Design in December 2016 and has led numerous active transportation projects from feasibility to construction in communities across the southeastern United States, including the Mary Black Trail Extension project in Spartanburg. His work includes redesigning state highways in small towns, developing shared streets in dense urban areas, managing accessibility and stormwater in recreation areas, and he is the engineer of record on seven miles of new bikeway design projects in Bentonville, AR.
Blake was appointed Director of Engineering for the Southeast region in February 2020 and in this role he oversees engineering work emanating from our offices in Raleigh, Orlando, Atlanta, and Spartanburg. His commitment to ensuring quality extends to a leadership role on Toole Design’s internal Quality Assurance/Quality Control committees.
Blake’s nomination included this brief description of his commitment to the local Spartanburg community.
“A proud native and lifelong resident of Spartanburg County, Blake Loudermilk contributes professionally and personally to his community’s success. As a civil engineer, he provides leadership to prominent projects that enhance the quality of life of Spartanburg, including the Mary Black Rail Trail Extension, Northside Gateway, and Anderson Mill Restoration. Personally, he seeks to improve the lives of Spartanburg County residents through sustained volunteerism with Church at the Mill, Greater Spartanburg Ministries, Saxon Community Kids Clubs, Byrnes High School Athletics, and Miracle Hill Ministries. Additionally, Blake finds ways to marry his professional skills and community outreach through volunteer trail planning for Partners for Active Living and Spartanburg Area Conservancy, serving on the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, and as President of the Spartanburg Chapter of the National Society of Professional Engineers. Blake is a model servant leader, and Spartanburg would be blessed to have more young professionals like him.”