Darrin Croucher, P.E., S.I.
President / CEO


Darrin Croucher, Principal Partner, President and CEO of Thoroughbred Engineering, has 20 years management experience within the engineering consulting field, including extensive expertise in business development, financial management, engineering and leadership. With a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a B.S. in Business Administration focused in Accounting from the University of Kentucky and his unique perspective on excellence and project efficiencies, Darrin has brought to life his vision of building a multidisciplinary professional engineering firm. Darrin specializes in civil engineering as it relates to land development.

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Jonathan Hale, P.E., S.I.
Principal Partner / Vice President


Jonathan Hale is a Principal Partner, Vice President and Business Development Lead for Thoroughbred Engineering. He is a graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College (Physics) and The University of Kentucky (Civil Engineering). Jonathan is Professional Civil Engineer in Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, West Virginia and Alabama, along with many other certifications pertaining to the Civil Engineering and Construction Services. Jonathan is currently the principal engineer in charge of numerous commercial, municipal and residential projects and has been fortunate to work on challenging projects like the Louisville Bridges Downtown Crossing, I-65 Added Travel Lanes, Burlington National Guard Readiness Center and George Rogers Clark High School. Over the past several years he has been heavily involved in leadership, project management and business development.

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Matthew Vernon, B.S., S.I.,
Vice President / Director of Construction


Matthew Vernon is Vice Presidnet, Principal Partner and Director of Construction for Thoroughbred Engineering. Matt is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a B.S. in Construction Management. Matt has been influential in growing the Construction Services Division to include a large team of certified inspectors and expanding the in-house material testing laboratory.

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Brent Combs, P.E.
Senior Civil Engineer


Brent is a native of the mountains of eastern Kentucky and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with B.S. degrees in Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Brent opened the original Thoroughbred Engineering, Inc. in 1986 to focus on surveying and land development in Scott County and Central Kentucky. In 2010, Brent left the private sector and became the engineer for the Georgetown-Scott County Planning Commission. Thoroughbred Engineering recently welcomed Brent back to the remodeled firm. Brent‘s leadership and expertise in design and planning has bolstered the firm’s Civil Division.

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Keith G. Winstead, P.L.S.
Survey Group Manager


Keith Winstead is a senior surveyor bringing over 15 years of experience managing survey crews and preparing plans for all areas of civil engineering. Keith is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, and studied at University of Kentucky with Kentucky PLS certification. Keith’s leadership and expertise in surveying and CAD design are integral to the Civil Division.

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Sid Mitchell, P.L.S.
Professional Licensed Surveyor


Sid Mitchell brings 30 years of field surveyor work to Thoroughbred. Sid completed coursework in southern Kentucky and holds a Kentucky PLS certification. His strong field work expertise is utilized in all project sectors for Thoroughbred.

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Jordan Haney, E.I.T., M.S.C.E., S.I.
Staff Geotechnical Engineer, IBC Special Inspector


Jordan Haney is a graduate of University of Kentucky with a M.S. in Civil Engineering where he specialized in construction and geotechnical engineering during his graduate course study. Jordan provides a broad range of services for the firm including geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, construction materials testing, non-destructive engineering (NDE), forensic engineering, special inspections and material producer oversight. Jordan has worked in a variety of areas at Thoroughbred Engineering including residential, commercial and industrial projects on special inspection, geotechnical engineering work and environmental engineering.

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Daniel Rehner, P.E.
Staff Engineer


Daniel Rehner is a graduate of University of Kentucky with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and Asbury College with a B.A. in Engineering Mathematics. Daniel provides a broad range of services for the firm including construction engineering and inspection (CEI), special inspections, geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, non-destructive engineering (NDE), forensic engineering, pre-stress / post-tensioning inspections and material producer oversight. Daniel has worked on a variety of areas at Thoroughbred Engineering including residential and commercial to industrial and heavy highway.

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Jeremy Duncan, E.I.T.
Staff Engineer


Jeremy Duncan is a graduate of University of Kentucky with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. Jeremy focuses on civil design engineering and services for the firm including the survey division and non-destructive engineering (NDE). His projects at Thoroughbred Engineering include residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

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Dylan Durbin, E.I.T.
Staff Engineer


Dylan Durbin is a graduate of J.B. Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville, with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. Dylan concentrates his work at Thoroughbred Engineering in civil and traffic engineering. His projects at Thoroughbred Engineering include residential, transportation, commercial and industrial sectors.

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James Campbell A.A.C., A.A.S.
Exploration Manager


James Campbell is the exploration manager for Thoroughbred Engineering Geotechnical Division. James has extensive expertise in his field and is an integral part of the firm in the additional oversight roles as Safety Director and IT Manager.

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Kurt Hesselbach


Kurt has years of experience in the survey field as a CAD drafter, field surveyor, engineering technician, survey coordinator and systems manager.

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David Brunker, S.I.
Engineering Technician II


David Brunker is a material testing field technician for Thoroughbred Engineering. David concentrates his work in the Construction Services Division.

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Stephen Gregorie
Field Technician


Stephen Gregoire is a survey field technician for Thoroughbred Engineering. Steve concentrates his work in the Survey Division.

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