History of the Firm

History of the Firm


For 50 years, Brown, Mitchell & Alexander, Inc. (BMA) has provided quality work in a timely and cost effective manner, earning the reputation as one of the strongest engineering firms on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

The firm was originally established in 1967 by Joseph L. Brown, Jr. as Brown Engineers. In April 1987, Bill Mitchell joined the firm and became owner of Brown & Mitchell, Inc.

Under Bill Mitchell’s leadership, the firm grew substantially, expanding staff and services. Surveying capabilities were added in 1991, and in 1992, an environmental specialist joined the team to help address emerging environmental issues. In October 2003, BMI Environmental Services, LLC (BMI/ES) was formed to focus exclusively on environmental issues and is now owned and operated by former BMA employees. Although BMA has environmental personnel on staff, we continue to work closely with BMI/ES to provide assistance to clients with the complex regulatory issues that may arise. Click here for more information on BMI/ES.

As an added benefit, two BMA employees became certified in the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Program administered by the United States Green Building Council. In addition, Mr. Mitchell is a Certified Construction Manager which allows the firm to provide Construction/Project Management services. BMA is a community supporter and strives to enhance our community by joining organizations that promote a safe and healthy environment such as being a Bronze Member of the National Complete Streets Program and being involved in Gulf Coast Business Council and the Coast Chamber.

In 2008, Bill Mitchell began turning over leadership of the firm to Dax Alexander. Having over 20 years with the firm, Dax Alexander is very familiar with every aspect of the firm’s procedures. As owner and president, Mr. Alexander changed the name of the firm to Brown, Mitchell & Alexander, Inc.

Over the years, leadership of the firm has changed, staff and state-of-the-art technology have been added, and the scope of services has broadened, but one thing remains the same: we remain dedicated to our mission to provide quality engineering services while building a better Mississippi Gulf Coast.
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