In 1972 two Virginia Tech graduates, Joe Draper and Bill Aden formed the partnership of Draper Aden Associates in Blacksburg, Virginia and began a civil engineering firm with six employees. That partnership flourished and has grown into a multi-location, full service consulting engineering firm.
Adhering to their original objective of “helping our clients succeed,” Joe and Bill nurtured the company throughout the late ‘70s and ‘80s as steady growth marked the firm’s development. As new specialists joined the firm, new disciplines were added until Draper Aden Associates began offering a dozen core services and an ever growing variety of specialty services to meet our clients’ demands. Offices were added in Richmond (1985), Charlottesville (2001), Hampton Roads (2002), Northern Virginia (2015), and Raleigh (2014/2017) and Fayetteville (2015), North Carolina which have allowed us to better serve our clients throughout Virginia, North Carolina, and the Mid-Atlantic region.