Draper Aden Associates
Draper Aden Associates is a SWaM certified, small business enterprise headquartered in Virginia. The firm, which was started in Blacksburg, Virginia, back in 1972 by two Virginia Tech grads, Joe Draper and Bill Aden, focuses on facilities planning and engineering design for municipalities, state agencies, cultural institutes, and private clients. Throughout their 40 years in business, they have provided civil, environmental, geotechnical, solid waste, and structural engineering; surveying and subsurface utility engineering; site planning and engineering; and construction inspection services throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. When they first opened their doors, they had six employees, but the office quickly grew and new disciplines were added as new specialists joined the firm. Their Richmond office opened in 1985.