Rod Hawkins Business PortraitRole

Rod Hawkins founded Hawkins and Associates Engineering with the goal of building a team of close-knit professionals that could bring project concepts to life. Rod remains directly involved with his projects and continues to build his professional knowledge. Rod currently supervises all civil engineering services provided at the firm.


  • Rod obtained his civil engineering degree from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo in 1989.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Rod was licensed as a civil engineer in California in 1993.

Volunteer Experience

  • Habitat for Humanity (Civil Engineering and Construction Management)

Project Experience

Hatch Road Bike Path (Ceres, California)
Rod supervised the design and preparation of plans and specifications for the construction of 2,100 linear feet of bike and pedestrian path along Hatch Road in the City of Ceres. The design process involved coordination with the City of Ceres, Turlock Irrigation District, and the Modesto Irrigation District. The project included right-of-way mapping and a pedestrian bridge with a 35 foot span over a Turlock Irrigation District Canal.

Whitmore Avenue Overlay and Rehabilitation (Ceres, California)
Rod oversaw the topographic mapping, pavement evaluation and design improvements for the Whitmore Avenue Overlay in the city. The project required the mapping and design of over 4,000 linear feet of Whitmore Avenue in the city. It also included redesign of curb returns to comply with ADA requirements.

Virginia Avenue Corridor (City of Ceres, California)
Rod oversaw the topographic mapping and storm drain design for a 4 mile bike path project. The bike path was constructed on an abandoned railroad corridor in Modesto. The project was built in phases and included accomodations for both bikes and pedestrians.

Cannery Segregation Project (Modesto, California)
Mr. Hawkins prepared plans and specifications for the construction of 22,111 foot long pipeline to allow cannery wastewater to bypass the main treatment plant. The design process involved coordination with the large food processors in the Beard Industrial District.