About Hagerty Engineering

Hagerty Engineering, Inc., started in 1997, is owned and operated by Peggy Hagerty Duffy with special engineering consultation from Dr. Joe Hagerty. Both have extensive experience in engineering and hold various educational degrees and awards. Please see their detailed profiles below.

Company Profiles

Peggy Hagerty

Professional Registrations:

  • Professional Engineer, Kentucky, #18306
  • Professional Engineer, Indiana, #19500263
  • Professional Engineer, Illinois, #062062950
  • Certified Green Roof Professional

Professional Experience:
April, 1997-Present: Hagerty Engineering, Inc., President
Supervise all engineering and testing activities for a multi-service geotechnical, construction testing, and environmental firm. Services include subsurface explorations, site observations, design of green infrastructure, in-situ groundwater level monitoring, evaluation, and foundation design for a wide range of commercial, municipal, industrial, and residential structures, including over 100 cellular transmission towers. Construction testing services include concrete testing, steel observations and inspection, proofrolling, in-place density testing, and numerous other construction-phase materials testing and evaluation services, with a concentration in sinkhole remediation and evaluation of subsurface conditions in karst terrain. Environmental services include standard ASTM Phase I environmental site assessments, Phase II investigations, and preparation of environmental assessments mandated under NEPA guidelines.

August 2008 – Present: Construction Solutions LLC, Vice President
January 1995 – March 1997: Professional Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), Branch Manager
March 1993 – January 1995: Ground Engineering and Testing Service, Senior Engineer
June 1990 – March 1993: Ground Engineering and Testing Service, Project Engineer
March 1989 – June 1990: University of Louisville, Research Assistant
January 1988 – March 1989: Camp Dresser and McKee, Engineering Intern
May 1987 – September 1987: Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade and Douglas, Engineering Intern
August 1986 – May 1987: Presnell Associates, Engineering Intern
Professional and Honorary Organizations and Awards:

  • University of Louisville Professional Award in Engineering, 2009
  • University of Louisville Alumni Service Award, 2012
  • Luther Fairfax Warder Award, City of Jeffersonville
  • ADSC, The International Association of Foundation Drilling – Technical Affiliate
  • ASCE, American Society of Civil Engineers – Member
  • KGEG, Kentucky Geotechnical Engineering Group – Member, Past President
  • Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
  • Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society- President, 1990
  • Chi Epsilon, Civil Engineering Honor Society-Secretary, 1989

Civic and Community Organizations:
– J.B. Speed School of Engineering Alumni Council, Past President
– University of Louisville Letterwinners’ Club
– Jeffersonville CityPride, Co-Chair
– Howard Steamboat Museum Board
– Waterfront Fashion Week, Operations Director
Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, with High Honors – University of Louisville, 1990
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, with Honors – University of Louisville, 1989
DR. JOSEPH HAGERTY – Special Consultant
Dr. Joe Hagerty

Professional Engineer – Kentucky No. 8264

Professional Experience:
1998-Present: Special Consultant, Hagerty Engineering, Inc.
2010-Present: Principal Engineer, Construction Solutions LLC
1979-2010: Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Louisville
1970: Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Louisville
1969-1970: Director of Soil Engineering, Vollmer Associates
1968-1969: Research Fellow, University of Illinois
1967-1968: Teaching Fellow, University of Illinois
1967: Research Engineer, Solid Waste, University of Louisville
1965-1967: Research/Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois
1965: Structural Engineer, Vollmer Associates, Louisville

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation
  • Engineering
  • Association of Drilled Shaft Contractors (Honorary Technical Member)
  • ADSC: Lifetime Member
  • ASCE: Lifetime Member

1973: ASCE National Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement
1971: Young Engineer of the Year, selected by KSPE
1978: President’s Award for Academic Excellence (University of Louisville)
1980: Distinguished Teaching Award Nominee (College of Engineering)
1985: Outstanding Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Award Nominee
1989: Trustees Award Nominee (College of Engineering)
1992: ASCE Hilgard Prize (Outstanding Paper, Hydraulics Journal)
2007: University of Louisville Trustees Award
2004: Red Apple Award
University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky; BCE, MEngCE
University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois; MSCE, Ph.D.
Invited Lecturer/Researcher:
– Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
– University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
– University of Dayton
– University of Cincinnati
– Special Lecturer on Foundation Engineering, University of Missouri at Rolla
– US Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station
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