Founded on Creativity and Safety

Power Consulting Associates, LLC (PCA) is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. We provide engineering design, construction oversight, and environmental inspection services for the infrastructure that transfers electricity to communities around the world. We specialize in transmission line, distribution line, and substation engineering design and construction inspection.

We support the power in your community.


Power Consulting Associates, LLC (PCA) was co-founded by David C. Grooms, PE in 2005 in order to provide engineering design, construction inspection and project management services for all stages of power delivery. Mr. Grooms had a vision for creating an enjoyable working environment for others who were just as passionate about developing and maintaining the electrical infrastructure around the world. Prior to forming PCA, Mr. Grooms was a senior director and project manager for R.W. Beck (now SAIC) for 7 ½ years and also a project engineer in the transmission and substation design group for Chugach Electric in Anchorage, Alaska for seven years.

PCA’s first clients included San Isabel Electric Association, Progress Energy Florida (now Duke Energy Florida), Georgia Power Company, Georgia Transmission Company and Nebraska Public Power District for Construction Management and Inspection Services as well as Caribbean Utilities Company, Ltd., Patrick Engineering, and Progress Energy Florida.

For a decade now, PCA has provided professional engineering design and construction oversight inspection services to a diverse client base in the energy industry. As specialists of transmission line, distribution line and substation construction, our engineers and inspectors have been called upon by some of the largest utilities in the industry.

As a certified small business we know what it takes to build and maintain successful client relationships. Our clients continue to utilize our services because we hold ourselves accountable for the quality of our work and the results we achieve. At PCA we are proud of our relationships with our long-term clients and look forward to developing progressive rapport with professionals throughout all sectors of the energy business.

As a team, we encourage innovation and resourcefulness while striving to bring the most efficient and valuable solutions to our clients. Every project, every client and every relationship is just as important as the first one.


MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to provide the expertise and attention to your project, to assure it is completed safely, efficiently, on time, and in compliance with the owner’s specification. We emphasize innovation and excellence while maintaining the highest ethical standards as exhibited by honesty, integrity, and respect.

VISION

To be the most respected and admired engineering and construction oversight firm in the electric power industry.

HEALTH & SAFETY

PCA strives to provide a safe working environment for all of its employees, clients, sub-contractors, etc. We are committed to maintaining and enforcing a program that will fulfill this goal. PCA complies with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, and promotes continuing accident prevention and safety awareness.

With safety as a top priority, our construction managers and inspectors have a minimum of 5 years of experience and are trained in First Aid/ CPR, OSHA 10/30 hour, OSHA Trench Safety and Standard Utility Safety Practices.

1. WE CONSISTENTLY PROVIDE SUPERIOR ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES TO OUR CLIENTS.

Committed to Energy: We have a passion to provide solutions to ensure the electric grid meets the growing demand for energy
Dedicated to quality: Innovation through best standard practices along with a vision for the future.

2. WE MEET THE NEEDS AND EXPECTATIONS OF OUR CLIENTS.

Our Clients: We value our clients as the lifeline of our organization.
Extraordinary client service: Our goal is to treat each client as our only client.
Reliability: As knowledge based leaders, our team has a reputation to provide quick and consistent results our clients trust.
Responsiveness: We are committed to providing timely communication.

3. WE ARE ADVOCATES FOR TEAM MEMBER HAPPINESS AND SUCCESS.

Empowerment: We encourage each employee to make decisions and place a high value on his or her own ideas for organizational improvement.
Accountability: Each employee is responsible for his or her own actions and maintains high expectations of themselves and others.
Family oriented: Each employee shares open lines of communication. We emphasize a team atmosphere where working together, sharing knowledge and ideas will lead to greater success for the organization.
Transparency: Each employee fully understands his or her job responsibility and their impact on the organization.

4. WE CREATE GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITY THROUGH PROFITS.

Profits: We understand that profits are necessary to create capital for growth in areas such as opportunity, job satisfaction and job security.

5. WE PROMOTE SAFETY THROUGH EDUCATION, DEMONSTRATION, AND STEWARDSHIP.

Education: We instill a high obligation for safety that will be shared by each team member.
Demonstration: Each employee validates that safety is a measure of quality of life rather than just a predictor of schedule, quality, or financial success.
Stewardship: We must choose to be safe for ourselves, our families, and our fellow workers. At the end of the day, we want everyone to go home.

Leadership Team

David Grooms, PE

President & CEO

Monica Sartain, PE, CHMM

Vice President of Engineering, Environmental engineer

Branden Cadavid

Vice President of Operations

Alan O'Quinn, PE

Vice President of Substation Services, electrical engineer

Thad Mumm, PE

Vice President of Business Development
Office Staff

Lynn Igwonobe

HR Coordinator

Allison Salisbury

Marketing Coordinator

Josue Alvarez

Financial Coordinator
Engineering Team

Chris Conrad, PLS

Surveying Manager,drone pilot

Anthony Groft, PE

Project Manager, civil engineer

Brent Coates

Civil engineer

Michael Klatt

CADD Designer, Drone Pilot

Amber Eller

CADD Designer
Construction Oversight Team 

Walt Pollard

Safety Manager

Charles Williams

IT and Fleet Coordinator

Damon Hancock

Oversight Coordinator

Craig Kopkau

Florida Lead, Senior Inspector

Ken Horner

carolina East Lead, Senior Inspector

Glenn Langdon

carolina west Substation Lead, Senior Inspector

Bill Sain

carolina west Transmission Lead, Senior Inspector

Pat Poynter

Midwest Lead, Senior Inspector

Tim Nicholas

Midwest Lead, Senior Inspector
Utility Consulting Team

Gary Hasty

Senior Consultant

Walter Haynes

Senior Consultant

Scott Cochran

Consultant