Tony Boahn worked his way up to become vice president and regional director for the mid-Atlantic water group of engineering firm McKim & Creed. (Photo by Michael Cline Spencer)

Meet The Region’s On-call Utility Engineer

(Originally published in Greater Wilmington Business Journal, Jan. 2022)

One man and one team are behind nearly every major public water and sewer infrastructure project in the Cape Fear region. After joining McKim & Creed early in his career in 1993, Tony Boahn worked his way up to become vice president and regional director of the company’s mid-Atlantic water group.

He has decades-deep relationships with utilities across the region, remaining intimately in tune with large-scale expansions and upgrades required to ensure infrastructure keeps pace with rapid growth.

Wilmington was the engineering firm’s flagship in 1978, and McKim & Creed has since added 24 offices across the Southeast, with over 700 total employees.

It’s hard to find a sizable public infrastructure project in the Wilmington region Boahn’s team hasn’t touched. “We’re very fortunate to work for basically every major utility in the area,” he said.

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