After 17 years working in construction and practicing civil engineering, Joe McLean founded Acadia Civil Works with a vision to provide clients with exceptional service and value, while also designing responsible civil engineering infrastructure for the public and environment.

Growing up in Maine, Joe gained an appreciation for the natural beauty of New England’s woods and waters. Coupled with a childhood fascination of his sandbox and beach castles destroyed by incoming tides, Joe was drawn to physics and the natural sciences at an early age. Upon high school graduation, Joe moved to the Boston area and acquired a degree in Civil Engineering from Tufts University.

In Boston, Joe worked for a heavy civil construction company building tunnels and highway viaducts in the heart of the city as part of Boston’s Central Artery Tunnel project (more commonly known as the “Big Dig”). This experience in construction laid the foundation for Joe’s practical and hands-on approach to civil engineering design.

Upon moving back to Maine, Joe has practiced as a civil engineering consultant in a wide array of practice areas. This diverse background ranges from assisting clients with urban property redevelopment to the assessment of remote water resources infrastructure in unorganized townships. As a licensed professional engineer in many northeast states (ME, MA, NH, RI), Joe continues to practice across New England to meet his client’s varying project needs.