Company History



In February, 2001, Charles Nickle and Terry Carpenter opened the doors of the Arkansas branch of USInfrastructure, Inc. in Springdale, Arkansas. Together, they had gained over 50 years of municipal and private project experience in the civil engineering profession and the beginning of the company was a fresh start for the two engineers. Soon after opening the doors in Springdale, an office was opened in Little Rock, Arkansas. By January of 2003, the assets to the company were purchased from USInfrastructure, Inc. and USI-Arkansas, Inc. was born as an independent company. In 2006, the name of the company was changed from USI-Arkansas, Inc. to USI Consulting Engineers, Inc. This name change reflects the larger geographic market that USI operates in.


USI soon became a competitive force in the field, and through the company's excellent reputation, many projects were awarded to USI. Many of these projects will forever change the infrastructure of Northwest Arkansas. Throughout the next few years the staff expanded and continues to expand as USI's reputation grows. We are a small firm with the ability and desire to give personal attention to each project, large or small. The volume of projects USI has worked on has now reached over $300 million in project costs.


USI has proven to be a strong, reliable source for engineering services and has shown standards of excellence that have been appreciated by the clients served. We have developed symbiotic relationships with other well respected engineering firms and have teamed with their talent when necessary to provide the absolute best of services available. USI offers a wide array of benefits to their employees in an environment that is both enjoyable and professionally challenging, providing a teamwork approach to projects, resulting in a professional, concise, and well designed product for the Client.


Making a difference using ethical, economical and environmental standards is USI's main focus, and we will continue to bring our clients the best engineering services in today's continually changing infrastructure.