Morris Knowles & Associates, Inc. was founded in 1916 and became a Hammontree Company in 1980.

Located near Pittsburgh in Monroeville, Pennsylvania and offering full service civil engineering and land surveying. The firm's reputation has grown to place them among the leaders in consulting civil engineering and survey firms. 

Principals and Managing Partners of the Firm

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Michael M. Vale, P.E. - Chief Executive Officer, and President 
of Hammontree & Associates, Limited and Morris Knowles & Associates, Inc. 


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Karl J. Oprisch, P.E. - Executive Vice President, and President
of Hammontree & Associates, Limited 


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William P. Utzman, P.E., CPESC - President
of Morris Knowles & Associates, Inc. 


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Mark M. Zimmerman, P.E., CPESC, CPSWQ - Executive Vice President of Morris Knowles & Associates, Inc.                                                                          




Morris Knowles is organized into service areas with staff specialized to effectively manage a variety of projects.

  • Civil Site Engineering
  • Municipal Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Soil Evaluation Services
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Energy - Oil and Gas Support and Permitting 
  • Construction Monitoring Services
  • Surveying
  • U.A.V. Drone Services


Certifications Include:

  • (CPESC) Certified Professionals in Erosion and Sediment Control
  • (CPSWQ) Certified Professionals in Storm Water Quality
  • LEED-AP Leader in Energy Efficient Design – Accredited Professionals
  • Safety Trained Staff – HAZWOPR trained field personnel, D.O.T. trained for working in roadways, CPR trained
  • ISNetworld – Registered for safety compliance
  • Environmental Scientist – Experienced Scientists specialized in site evaluation and mapping wetlands, critical species habitat, and jurisdictional waters
  • Staff with Former Regulatory Employment including:
    • (1) 30 years West Virginia Department of Highways
  • Extensive Permit Compliance experience for wetland and stream impact with Army Corp of Engineers in Huntington, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo Districts
  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Erosion and Soil Control, ESCG – 1 Permits Approved Designers
  • Certified American Concrete Institute, ACI Field Testing Technicians Grade 1

It is the Morris Knowles & Associates, Inc. philosophy to invest in technology and training to deliver the services required to make every project a success.

Success starts with Morris Knowles!

We appreciate the opportunity to plan and design your project, provide a specialized survey, or jumpstart your career!

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