Newest Additions to LIS Team Bring Fresh Talent and Expertise 

Newest Additions to LIS Team Bring Fresh Talent and Expertise

L.I. Smith & Associates (LIS) is pleased to announce the recent expansion of its team with four exceptional professionals who bring a wealth of knowledge, passion, and expertise to the company. The new team members will fill several new positions within the administrative side of the company along with an additional field position.  

“As our team continues to grow, we are excited about the knowledge and skills that each team member brings to the table. I am confident that the new hires will have a positive impact on our culture, productivity, and company overall,” remarked LIS Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Ashley Horn. 

Connor Huff, Survey Technician

Connor Huff, the latest addition to the field crew, is driven by his passion for working outdoors and a strong desire to contribute to the diverse projects that LIS undertakes in the world of surveying. Huff‘s Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and previous work experience provide him with a solid foundation to embark on this exciting journey. Currently working towards obtaining his surveyor license, Huff is eager to apply the knowledge he has gained through his education to make a significant impact within the company. 

Caleb Orr, Project Administrator- Construction

Caleb Orr joins the team as a project administrator for construction. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a specialization in management from Bethel University, Orr is well-prepared for this role. His enthusiasm for commercial property development aligns perfectly with his educational background, and he looks forward to building strong relationships between contractors, property owners, and government entities, ultimately contributing to the growth and enhancement of our communities.  

Terri Hendrix, Project Administrator- Survey

Terri Hendrix has returned to LIS in the new role of project administrator for the survey department. With 22 years of experience in customer service, Hendrix has honed her communication and problem-solving skills, which will be invaluable in her new role. Her educational journey includes attending Bethel University for business management and earning a certification from Kaplan University for commerce and insurance. As a former insurance producer in property and casualty, Hendrix‘s deep understanding of insurance processes will provide essential insights into related legal matters. 

Steve Isbell, Technology Administrator

Steve Isbell, the newest member of the technology department, brings an impressive educational background which includes an undergraduate degree in business administration with an emphasis on organizational management and a minor in computer information systems, along with a master’s in business administration with a concentration in management information systems. Isbell is excited to leverage his passion for technology to enhance efficiency and support the entire LIS team. 

“I am genuinely passionate about working with technology, as it plays a pivotal role in facilitating efficiency and helping every employee excel in their respective roles. I eagerly anticipate contributing to the department’s success and being of assistance in any way possible,” commented Steve Isbell. 

These new additions to the LIS team represent the company’s commitment to growth, innovation, and excellence in serving its clients. LIS is confident that their combined skills and dedication will contribute to the continued success of the company and the satisfaction of its valued clients. 

LIS Monthly Staff Photo Competition – September 2023

Staff Photo Competition - September 2023

Last year, we introduced our Staff Photo Competition. This competition allowed our staff to showcase the work they did, the locations they visited, as well as their professional and personal achievements. For our staff members, no two workdays are alike, so we received a wide range of unique photos! 

Following last year’s success, we decided to toughen the competition. Some months will now have photo themes. To win a themed month, a photo should match the theme! For other months, we will accept photos of all subject matter.   

Each month, one photo is chosen as the winner. Additional photo(s) are also highlighted as honorable mentions. Since the participants could submit any photo they wanted this month, we saw many creative submissions! 

Submission Winner: Bradford Jones

Bradford Jones took this picture while doing a survey marker that is located on Snooper’s Rock which is in Prentice Cooper State Forest, near Chattanooga. Snooper’s Rock got its name from revenuers using the vantage point as a lookout for moonshiners during prohibition. There’s a still on display in the forest as well.

Bradford is a Survey Technician at LIS and is currently working out of the Nashville office. 

Honorable Mention: Nick Haberman

While working on a project for Barnard in Cumberland City, Nick Haberman sent in this picture of our tools in action. The crew needed to quantify how much rock they were going to need to reach the required elevation.

Nick currently serves the role as Party Chief at the Nashville office and is also one of our military personnel.


Some of our staff participated in a golf tournament hosted by the Association of General Contractors of America for the Murray State Construction Program. Pictured left to right is Jackson Miller (a student at Murray State), Caleb Orr, Patrick Smith, and Chris Conrad. 

Caleb is one of our new Project Administrators for construction at LIS.

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