Covington is a proven multidisciplinary professional team that was started in the early 1990’s. Every member of our team is committed to achieving excellence, and creating progress for you; our client. Whether your project is within normal boundaries or requires a new understanding of complex situations, the Covington team will identify solutions that are tailored specifically to meet your needs.

We offer program management; planning, design and engineering; environmental consulting and scientific support; independent monitoring and prudence reviews; construction and operations management; land and resource rights services; and grants management, compliance and oversight. We invite you to learn more about our team and services.

Covington’s business is focused on seven key market sectors: Federal, State, Local, Oil & Gas, Infrastructure, Commercial, and Industrial.
Headquartered in Gulfport, Mississippi, Covington Civil and Environmental, LLC is privately owned.

Our Team

rimmer-covingtonG. Rimmer CovingtonFounder and Principal
A Gulf Coast native, Rimmer Covington founded his original company, Covington & Associates which ultimately transformed into its nexus:
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todd-hairstonTodd HairstonChief Executive Officer
Todd Hairston is Chief Executive Officer of the Covington firm and serves as the Executive Team Leader of the Covington Restoration Team. To
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john-zsaboJohn F. Szabo P.E.Principal Engineer
John F. Szabo, P.E., is the Principal Engineer of Covington Civil & Environmental, LLC. He has more than 39 years of experience in both
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Camille-picCamille Covington SmithChief Operating Officer
Camille Covington Smith is the Chief Operating Officer for Covington Civil & Environmental, LLC. She manages the day-to-day operation of
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RobbieDr. Robert Kroger, PH.D. PWSChief Scientific Officer
Dr. Robert “Robbie” Kröger, Ph.D. PWS, is the Chief Scientific Officer for Covington Civil & Environmental, LLC. He is currently one of
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AlaneAlane C. Young, RPGSenior Geologist
Ms. Young is Senior Geologist and serves as environmental science project manager at Covington. She has held the position of project manager
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bob-gistBob GistBusiness/Project Manager
Bob currently serves as our Senior Business Liaison and assumes all Project Management duties within Covington Civil & Environmental, LL
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stephen-parkerStephen ParkerRestoration Program Manager
Stephen Parker is founder of Adaptive Management Resources, LLC and is a program manager with 20 years of experience in project management f
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ben-benvenuttiBen Benvenutti, PEProject Engineer
Ben Benvenutti is a lifelong resident of South Mississippi. At Covington, he conducts modeling, data evaluation, field verifications, detail
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ShaneShane Monroe, CFEProject Manager
Shane Monroe is a project manager with over 7 years of governmental financial monitoring and compliance experience. He currently oversees al
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tony-damianoAnthony DamianoSenior Consultant
Tony Damiano has over 26 years’ experience as an environmental consultant. He has conducted environmental permitting, compliance investigati
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LeeLee Hayden, Jr.Attorney and Landman
Lee Hayden, a licensed Attorney in Mississippi, manages land acquisitions and right of entry components of our clients programs and projects
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jessica-zapotek2Jessica ZatopekAccounting Manager
Jessica Zatopek is the Accounting Manager for the Covington firm. Jessica oversees the firm’s daily accounting and financial operations. She
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JulieJulie DaughdrillOffice Manager
Julie Daughdrill is the Office Manager for Covington Civil & Environmental, LLC. She is responsible for planning, organizing, and contro
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JackNorrisJack NorrisSenior Program Manager
Jack Norris is a Senior Program Manager with Covington Civil and Environmental, LLC and serves as the team lead for the firms RESTORE Act pr
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MorganWilsonMorgan WilsonBiologist
Morgan is a biologist for Covington Civil and Environmental, LLC. She is a recent graduate of Texas A&M University, where she obtained a bac
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ThomasStrangeThomas StrangeSenior Scientist
Mr. Thomas Strange serves as Senior Scientist for Covington Civil & Environmental, LLC. Thomas has spent most of his professional career ass
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Our Services

Program Management

Covington provides management, oversight and support services for all levels of activity in programs of various scales. Covington’s program management team ensures program goals and outcomes are achieved by providing services such as program coordination and planning , contract and document management, compliance monitoring, design and construction support and other critical support services.


Covington addresses each client’s specific project needs which often begins with discussing project concepts and carries through to the completion of construction. This kind of expertise and understanding results in relationships that span decades. We build dedicated teams around clients and projects in order for our clients to make only one call to obtain support for their entire project development. Our team works as consultants and master planners; surveyors, engineers and technical advisors; and as your representative during construction.

Scientific Support

One of Covington’s unique services is the diversity of scientific support we offer clients. With one of the industry’s most highly regarded scientists on staff, we are able to augment and provide the vast variety of work we perform for our clients with specialized scientific services including research analytics and data analysis, strategic coordination and critical thinking, implementing creative constructs for problem solving, and scientific writing. Our ecological expertise provides knowledge and management solutions for coastal and inland habitats, as well as agriculture, forestry, and wetland systems.


Covington helps clients navigate through the maze of complex regulatory challenges by offering services and assistance with a full spectrum of needs frequently encountered. From asbestos, indoor air quality and mold inspections to NEPA Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements, and from remediation planning and negotiations to wetlands permitting, Covington is fully equipped and highly experienced. Our range of services also includes Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments, Soil and Groundwater Assessments, Spill Prevention Countermeasure and Control Plans, and Sustainability and Restoration.


Covington provides a full range preconstruction, construction and construction management services. From engineering, design, construction, commissioning, and start up for projects, we have the necessary capabilities and professional talent to offer fully-integrated project services that maximize quality, value, timeliness and cost efficiency. We also pride ourselves on utilizing sustainable construction methods to meet our clients’ needs while preserving and protecting resources and causing less pollution and waste.


Covington applies our extensive experience in land matters to our clients’ projects as required. These services include compiling due diligence, surface and mineral rights ownership, and rights of way/easement/utility reports, as well as providing a complete range of acquisitions services from conservation easements (servitudes) to title curative services.

Our Projects

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