Two at Hanson’s headquarters celebrate anniversaries


Headshots of Lee Bloome and Sara Branson

July 7, 2021

Contact: Darrel Berry, Corporate Communications Manager
Hanson Professional Services Inc.
(217) 747-9291 

Two at Hanson’s headquarters celebrate anniversaries

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Lee Bloome, P.E., Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s water/wastewater discipline manager, and Sara Branson, a technician, recently celebrated 15 years of service at the company. They joined the firm in 2006 and work at the Springfield headquarters.

Bloome designs water and wastewater infrastructure, such as water distribution extensions, sanitary lift stations and water booster pump stations, stormwater treatment and detention, elevated tanks and stormwater collection systems. He also is experienced in computerized hydraulic modeling for water distribution systems, evaluating water and sewer rates and helping clients identify funding sources for projects. His project experience includes the Capitol Avenue streetscape design and beautification, Springfield Rail Improvements Project stormwater management and the city of Springfield public works stormwater reuse and bioswale project on Clear Lake Avenue and Cook Street Sewer District rehabilitation, all in Springfield; Stratton Lock and Dam civil site work in McHenry; and Emiquon Preserve’s water control system near Havana. He received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1998 from Bradley University and is a licensed professional engineer in Illinois, Missouri and Florida. He received the 2009 Young Engineer of the Year and the 2020 Engineer of the Year awards from the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers’ Capital Chapter, of which he is a member. He also is a member of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois, American Water Works Association and the Illinois Municipal League.

Branson provides computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) services for roadway, lift station and site design projects. She works in multiple CADD software platforms such as Autodesk Inc.’s AutoCAD Civil 3D and Bentley Systems Inc.’s MicroStation for civil projects and provides CADD support to the company’s structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing disciplines that use Autodesk’s Revit software for building projects. Her experience includes preparing construction plans for multiple projects with Hospital Sisters Health System across central Illinois, several projects for the Illinois Air National Guard and floodwall improvements along the Cedar River for the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She received an associate degree in 2009 from Lincoln Land Community College.

Hanson is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, planning and allied services. The firm’s corporate headquarters is located at 1525 S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62703. The office may be reached by phone at (217) 788-2450.


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