About Bryant Hammett & Associates
Bryant Hammett, PE/PLS, founded BHA in 1984. What began as a small four-person firm has expanded to over 30 employees in four locations. Our central locations allow us to work easily throughout Louisiana and in neighboring states.
BHA is a licensed Civil Engineering firm and a licensed Land Surveying Firm. Professionals each have decades of experience in their respective fields, ensuring all facets of projects are addressed from initial project funding to close out.
The firm began primarily by serving small, local municipalities. The team at BHA continues to work with these clients in coordinating, permitting, identifying and addressing problems, assisting with rate structures, and securing funding sources through grants and bonds.
BHA is a HUBZone business certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration and is certified under the Small Entrepreneurship Program as a Hudson Initiative Certified Firm by the Louisiana Department of Economic Development.
BHA maintains a staff of highly qualified, experienced and licensed engineers, surveyors, technicians, cost estimators, GIS managers, certified floodplain managers, administrators, disaster recovery subject matter experts, inspectors, CADD operators and clerical support.
BHA Ferriday Office Staff
BHA Harahan Office Staff
Meet Our Professionals
Bryant O. Hammett, Jr, P.E., P.L.S.
Hammett has been the surveyor and engineer of record for numerous types of projects including wastewater collection and treatment; water treatment, transmission, and distribution; off-system bridges; levee systems; construction servitudes, and roadway and drainage.
Keith Capdepon, Jr, P.E.
He has owned a construction company licensed in heavy construction, highway, street and bridge construction, utilities, and public works construction. Capdepon specializes in managing large-scale projects from inception to project closeout, responsible for the overall design, execution, and coordination of complex projects.
He holds the firms Contractor’s License: Building Construction, Heavy Construction, Highway/Street/Bridge Construction, Municipal and Public Works Construction. Capdepon has decades of experience in projects funded through CDBG, FEMA, and HUD.
Hugh ‘Bud’ McCurdy, III, P.L.S.
He is involved in all aspects of boundary/property surveys for real estate transfer and the surveying required for engineering, rights-of-way acquisition, and construction projects, and is responsible for courthouse research and coordination of work.
McCurdy has provided surveying services for oyster leases; pre- and post-dredging; construction projects, roadway design, drainage design, sewer/water/wastewater design, pipelines, accident sites, and boundary establishment.
Michelle Edwards has over 25 years of experience implementing all phases of federally-funded programs. She is responsible for overall contract management of all engineering projects for the company.
She is also responsible for the administrative functions of the firm. Her duties include preparing contract documents and technical specifications for projects; assisting in preparation of contractors’ pay estimates and change orders; and overseeing administrative aspects of all engineering and survey projects regarding timelines and budget.
During her tenure at BHA, Edwards has contributed to numerous projects funded through federal and state agencies and programs, including FEMA, GOHSEP, HMGP, CDBG and others. She provides services related to regulatory agency approvals, preparation of bid documents, and assistance with contractor selection for these projects.
Mr. Jones manages the day-to-day activities on engineering projects, overseeing any required surveying, providing preliminary design services, and monitoring the overall construction management of the project.
He has served as a survey manager, provided design and construction oversight, contract administration, and overall project management.
Melonie Ellzey, CFM
Working directly for GOHSEP, she provided outreach and development of grant applications including data collection, BCA development, budgeting and mapping, as well as financial audit and programmatic review of all projects for reimbursement eligibility and payment processing at the State Government level.
Jeff Carey, CFM, LSI
Jeff Carey, CFM, LSI is a licensed residential contractor in the State of Louisiana, a Certified Floodplain Manager, and a Land Survey Intern. He is an ATSSA registered Traffic Control Supervisor, Technician and Flagger.
As a land surveyor for BHA, Carey manages fieldwork, collects data in the field, and performs field-checking duties at project completion. He manages boundary and topographic surveys and all surveying activity required for engineering, rights-of-way, and construction projects. He has managed several projects from project inception to completion on numerous roadway projects, levee construction projects, property boundary surveys, topographic surveys, hydrographic surveys, GPS static surveys for horizontal and vertical control, planimetric surveys, and elevation certificates.
Chandler Jordan, III
Chandler Jordan has over 25 years’ experience and joined BHA in 2008; he is a project manager for several large scale projects and has vast experience in construction, demolition, and environmental remediation and policy. Jordan has experience performing all phases of environmental assessments on commercial and municipal properties and has managed the statewide demolition of Road Home properties devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Jordan has experience in completing Environmental Review Records to satisfy HUD requirements as directed by the Office of Community Development – Disaster Recovery Unit. He has worked as a closeout specialist and has experience with FEMA’s Project Worksheets, Cost Estimating Format (CEF) for large projects, and Construction Cost estimating programs.
We love celebrating accomplishments at BHA! A big congratulations to these amazing employees on their work anniversaries this third quarter.
Angie Guillot: 21 years
Chandler Jordan: 15 years
Bud McCurdy: 7 years
Michelle Edwards: 31 years
Rene Forstall: 6 years
Mo Algazzar: 3 years
Melonie Ellzey: 3 years
Brant Jones: 1 year
6885 Hwy 84 West
Ferriday, LA 71334
1104 Dealers Avenue; Suite A
Harahan, LA 70123
Belle Chasse Office
239 Spring Rose Drive
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
Baton Rouge Office
830 North St., Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA 70802