Chris Mitchell to Chief Operating Officer

Estero, FL (April 06, 2023) – Chris Mitchell has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer at Estero-based J.R. Evans Engineering, which specializes in floodplain and storm water-related engineering. In his new role, Mitchell will oversee the day-to-day operations and management of the company. 

 Previously, Mitchell, 51, was Vice-president of Operations. The former owner of Mitchell Engineering, he joined J.R. Evans Engineering in 2015 when the two companies merged.  As COO, Mitchell will be responsible for ensuring that operations run smoothly and efficiently, with a continued emphasis on delivering high-quality products and services expected from clients. Mitchell will also work closely with the rest of the executive team to develop and execute our long-term strategy, with a focus on growth and innovation. 

 “He has played a critical role in expanding our capabilities and helping us achieve our strategic goals,” said Josh Evans, president of J.R. Evans Engineering. “With his wealth of experience in the industry and his commitment to excellence, we have no doubt that he will continue to lead our company to new heights in his new role as COO.” 

 Added Mitchell: “This is a new challenge and brings excitement especially as we shift our manpower to resiliency, which is a hot topic.” 

 Mitchell, his wife, Jen, and their four children live in Naples. 

 About J.R. Evans Engineering 

J.R. Evans Engineering provides unparalleled solutions to multifaceted, complex projects. We encourage team members to think on behalf of their clients and deliver optimum results. The best people equal the best results and allow J.R. Evans Engineering to cultivate and maintain relationships with our clients for many years. As a result, we have executed some of the most renowned stormwater design, floodplain management, and land development projects in the U.S. J.R. Evans is headquartered at 9351 Corkscrew Road, Suite 102, in Estero. For additional information, visit