• about us

    Inovia Consulting Group is a design firm specializing in civil engineering, land planning, and environmental permitting services. With more than 50 years of combined experience in design and consulting services, our team has produced projects ranging from large scale public infrastructure improvements to small land development projects. Our project experience is well-rounded in the civil engineering industry including public and private sector practice.



  • news

    • April 1, 2012

      Inovia project - Lawndale Drainage Improvements - receives Project of the Year Award for 2011 awarded by APWA.

    • May 8, 2012

      Inovia sponsors a team of seniors from the FSU/FAMU College of Engineering in support of a senior design project.

    • March 14, 2012

      Carrabelle Downtown Streetscape project is under construction.

  • services

    • Infrastructure

      Inovia provides engineering services related to public and private infrastructure facilities.


    • Land Development

      We offer engineering services for a wide variety of land development related projects.


    • Specialty Services

      Inovia offers specialized services which complement our core services.


  • find us

    Home Office:

    Inovia Consulting Group

    1983 Centre Pointe Boulevard

    Suite 103

    Tallahassee, Florida 32308

    Voice:850 - 298 - 4213
    Fax:850 - 298 - 4498

    Russell Large, P.E.


    Cell: 850 - 545 - 3344


    Jim Waddell, P.E.


    Cell: 850 - 545 - 3322


    Rick Jenkins, P.E.

    Senior Project Manager

    Cell: 850 - 766 -8935


    Wade Pitt

    Senior Project Manager

    Cell: 850 - 631 - 1434


  • Infrastructure

    • Transportation

      Pre-Qualified FDOT Design Consultant

      Highway Design

      Highway Corridor Studies

      Local Roadway Rehabilitation

      Pedestrian Facilities and Bridges

    • Utility

      Water Supply and Treatment

      Water Distribution System Design

      Consumptive Use Permitting

      Fire Flow Testing and Analysis

      Wastewater Treatment Plant Design

      Wastewater Collection System Design

      Wastewater Reuse System Design

      Facilities Planning

    • Stormwater

      Regional Stormwater Modeling

      Floodplain Mapping and Analysis

      Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analysis

      Drainage Improvement Design and Permitting


  • Land Development

    • Commercial

      Commercial Subdivisions

      Commercial Buildings

      Industrial Projects

      Restaurant Facilities

      Office Buildings

      Hotel Facilities

      Retail Developments

      Planned Unit Developments

      Coastal Marinas

      Architectural Support Services

    • Residential

      Residential Subdivisions

      Multi-Family Developments

      Student Housing Developments

      Senior Housing Developments

      Conservation Subdivisions

    • Institutional

      Education Facilities

      Medical Office Facilities

      Nursing Home Facilities

      Federal Immigration Facilities

      Recreation Facilities


  • Specialty Services

    Construction Administration

    Structural Engineering

    Funding Assistance

    Agricultural and Wildlife Habitat Creation

    Mapping for Large Acre Tract Land Management

    Rezoning and Land Use Amendments

    Comprehensive Plan Amendments

    Public Involvement

    Expert Witness



    Inovia Consulting Group is a consulting design firm dedicated to the advancement of our client’s project objectives and operated with high expectations of quality, service, and integrity. We believe the success of our customers and the professional and financial objectives of our employees and owners are earned by hard work and the application of practical engineering knowledge.


  • Call & Cadiz Drainage Improvements

    Improvements to alleviate extensive flooding in the Call Street and Cadiz Street area. Design included the improvement of the roadway drainage system and a dam to capture the stormwater runoff as a flood control facility. Due to the extent of the drainage improvements and the condition of the existing water and sewer infrastructure, this project included both water and sewer system replacement. This project required permitting through the City of Tallahassee Growth Management, Leon County Public Works, FDEP, FDOT, NWFWMD, and CSX Railroad.


  • Centerville Conservation Community

    Historically, Centerville Plantation was a 1,000 acre working plantation in Leon County, FL. To retain the rural plantation character of the subdivision, a conservation community was proposed including 200 residential lots, 7 miles of rural roadway and recreational amenities including trails, wildlife observation, and freshwater activities. The lot sizes were kept within 1 to 4 acres with the remaining property available as passive and active recreation area for the lot owners. Stormwater management facilities required extensive analysis and modeling to demonstrate volume recovery in severely limited soils. This project has been regarded by the local regulatory community as the model conservation subdivision, and is Florida's first conservation subdivision.


  • Metropolitan Center

    Metropolitan Corporate Center entailed planning, PUD rezoning, design and environmental permitting for a premium mixed use development at the I-10 - US 319 (Thomasville Road) Gateway to the City of Tallahassee. This project is a marquis accomplishment for Inovia which involved an extension of Metropolitan Boulevard as a new alignment, intersection improvements including a new signal on Thomasville Road, and associated site improvements. Current plans call for construction of 200,000 sf of office, a 125 bed Hotel, restaurants and single family residences.

    This project presented a number of design challenges and emphasizes Inovia’s abilities in design and problem solving. Some of the issues and challenges included design to avoid a 24” high pressure gas main that traverses the site, coordination with FDOT on improvements to I-10, and water and sewer utility extensions and fire protection for the proposed buildings.


  • Almand Creek Master Plan

    Master planning for roadway, stormwater management, water and sewer utlities and other infrastructure elements of a master planned community. The Almand Creek Master Plan involved 448 acres including a town center with a convention center, offices, hotels, retail, and a farmers market. The residential areas include single family, and multi-family districts totaling over 5,000 units.

    The Village at Almand Creek is a luxury apartment complex that is functional as well as beautiful. Inovia designed and permitted Phase 2 which consisted of a 70 acre complex with 203 housing units. A number of amenities were incorporated into the design such as a resort-style pool and associated clubhouse, volleyball courts, a nature trail through adjacent natural area, meandering dry stream bed, pedestrian bridge, and water features such as fountains and a water cascade.


  • State Road 83

    Inovia was responsible for creating the design plans for milling and resurfacing SR 83 (US 331) in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. This segment of SR 83 began south of the I-10 overpass as a rural section, transitioned to an urban section through town and ended at the US 90 intersection. In addition to the resurfacing, the left turn lane at Bruce Avenue was extended to accommodate school bus traffic, which required a median closure at Park Avenue. Other improvements incorporated in the design were sidewalk and curb ramp repairs to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. Inovia also facilitated utility coordination, permitting and public involvement for the Florida Department of Transportation on this project.


  • Lafayette Heritage Trail Pedestrian Bridge

    Inovia is responsible for planning, engineering design, and construction documents for a pedestrian bridge in Tallahassee, Florida. The City of Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Department is proposing this pedestrian bridge to connect the Lafayette Heritage Trail over the CSX Railroad which extends through the eastern area of Tallahassee. This bridge is important to the community to develop a safe crossing above the railroad and to provide a signature bridge for the community. Inovia is the prime consultant on this project with DodStone Architects and Garcia Engineers as sub consultants.