About Hutchison & Associates

Hutchison & Associates was established as a consulting civil engineering and land surveying firm in 1963. Our staff includes licensed professional engineers and surveyors, designers, CAD technicians, trained field survey crews, construction inspectors, and administrative personnel.

Hutchison & Associates is committed to responding quickly and providing quality engineering services. We possess diversified experience which gives us the ability to provide a wide variety of engineering services from complete design through final construction and acceptance. Through hard work, professional integrity, and engineering excellence, we make every effort to earn your business. Our goal is to exceed your expectations by providing the best engineering solutions available.

JERRY I. GAINER, P.E., R.P.L.S., C.F.M. – President

Mr. Gainer has over 30 years of engineering experience with 20 years in the Baytown-Houston region and seven years with Texas Department of Transporation (TxDOT). In January of 2009, after fifteen years of employment and four years as Vice-President/Principal for Hutchison & Associates, Mr. Gainer acquired Busch, Hutchison & Associates, Inc. (DBA Hutchison & Associates) and became president.

Mr. Gainer’s diverse experience includes hydrologic/hydraulic studies, private and public infrastructure projects, feasibility studies, public presentations, management of preparing construction plans and specifications, bidding and contractual processes and construction management. Drawing on his years of engineering experience, Mr. Gainer utilizes all the main civil engineering disciplines in his projects, such as: grading, drainage, erosion control and water quality reports/studies. His background enables him to thoroughly understand projects, and he combines this with his engineering expertise to provide the best possible solution on a case-by-case basis.

Mr. Gainer received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Society of Professional Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, and American Society of Civil Engineers and is licensed in the State of Texas.

JAMES P. HUTCHISON, P.E. – Past President

After receiving a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, Mr. Hutchison spent five years with a large petrochemical company.

In 1966, he joined Busch, Hutchison & Associates, Inc. becoming a partner and vice president in 1971. He became president in 1986 and has spent many years developing the company clientele and reputation. In his present position, Mr. Hutchison serves as an engineering consultant for municipal, industrial and commercial projects.

JERALD (JERRY) M. CROUCH, P.E. – Project / Construction Manager

Mr. Crouch came on board with Hutchison & Associates in 2006. He brings with him diversified knowledge and years of experience in field construction. Mr. Crouch owned his own construction company for a period of ten years. This work included construction and rehabilitation of Waste Water Plants, Water Plants and general water and sewer contracts. He has helped manage several large construction projects in excess of 50 million dollars. The most recent is the TMK – Ipsco Heat Treat Expansion in Baytown, Texas (54 million dollars).

Jerry received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University in December of 1986 and his Texas Professional Engineers License in August of 1992. Jerry’s background in these various fields and his proven track record of constructability and value engineering solutions make him a great asset to Hutchison & Associates.

ALETA JULIENE HARROD, R.P.L.S. – Survey Manager

Employed with Hutchison & Associates since 1999, Mrs. Harrod possesses extensive survey experience including residential, commercial and industrial projects; ALTA/ASCM Land Title Surveys, boundary surveys, topography, vertical and horizontal control, mapping, and construction staking. Juliene is responsible for the overall operation of the survey department. Her wide range of experience makes her the excellent choice for any type of survey project presented to her. With experience in training field personnel, management of project budgets, as well as the production of all types of surveys, preparation of metes and bounds descriptions, easements and plats; Juliene has been involved in every aspect of the surveying profession.

Juliene received her degree in Surveying and Mapping from International Correspondence Schools and became a Registered Professional Land Surveyor for the State of Texas on February 12, 1986.

ALEJANDRO (ALEX) ROMO – Project Surveyor Supervisor

Mr. Romo has been employed by Hutchison & Associates for seventeen years. Mr. Romo worked his way up from a rodman in the field crew to the Senior Draftsman in the Survey Department. While employed with Hutchison & Associates, he obtained an Associate of Applied Science Degree in "Engineering Design Graphics". He is responsible for the majority of the CAD drawings produced by the survey department, varying from lot survey maps, to extensive topographic drawings to large boundary tracts and subdivisions. He has a thorough working knowledge of the Trimble GPS equipment and often trains and works with the field crew in utilizing the equipment to complete projects in a timely manner. Mr. Romo is responsible for providing cost estimates to potential clients and performs calculations for construction staking on all projects in the survey department. Mr. Romo is credited with the direct procurement of major contracts with clients such as ExxonMobil, Lyondell, Goose Creek Independent School District, Brown and Caldwell and ShreveLand.