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NAPLES, FL, October 9, 2017 – Coastal Engineering Consultants, Inc. (CEC), a diversified engineering and professional consulting firm based in Naples, Florida and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is honored to be celebrating its 40th anniversary.

CEC was founded on April 1, 1977, by Kris Dane, P.E., and Michael Stephen, Ph.D., P.G. Operating on its mission statement to improve the quality of life within its communities, the firm’s highly qualified, multi-disciplined staff of engineers, scientists, and surveyors provide solutions to an ever-changing complex physical environment.

During these 40 years, CEC has been honored and privileged to be a part of this country’s vision to restore and maintain its fragile ecosystems, having been selected by various state and federal governmental agencies to provide comprehensive services for projects of national significance. The firm is actively involved in the evaluation, planning, permitting, and design of diverse marine infrastructure and ecosystem restoration projects along the Gulf Coast.

Over 67% of CEC’s staff has been with the firm over 10 years. This is a testimony to the loyalty and dedication of its key personnel and their belief in the corporate philosophy and structure.  The employees enjoy the quality of life around them and give back to the communities, staying involved in local outreach and charitable causes.

CEC has emerged as a renowned firm specializing in coastal and marine engineering and is nationally recognized as offering a significant array of engineering and professional services.  “We sincerely thank our clients who have trusted us and our dedicated employees who are committed to the fundamental integrity and service that has characterized our company,” said Michael Poff, P.E., President. “We are excited about the future and look forward to the next 40 years.”


Coastal Engineering Consultants specializes in coastal and ecosystem restoration, marine engineering, environmental services, and surveying along the Gulf Coast.