Our Team

Tillman and Associates’ staff of land development and entitlement professionals has over 100 years of combined Civil Engineering, Land Planning, Surveying, Landscape Architecture, and Environmental Engineering experience.

David Tillman, P.E.

David is the founder and CEO of Tillman & Associates Engineering, LLC. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1994 with his degree in Civil Engineering. He oversees the financial management of the firm, works directly with select clients, and supports strategic planning development. He has served in many different aspects of the civil engineering field including roadway design, storm water design, bridge design, traffic operations, maintenance, survey, materials investigation, and construction engineering. His experience includes project management and design for numerous large scale residential, commercial, and roadway developments. David is the 2023 recipient of the “Philanthropist of the Year” award and remains active in our community through his service on multiple boards including the Land Development Review Committee as Vice Chair. He also serves on the Marion County Builder’s Association as President.

Jeff McPherson, P.E.

Jeff McPherson graduated from Michigan State University in 2004, majoring in Civil & Environmental Engineering. He spent several summers working alongside his father building homes along the shorelines of Northern Michigan. This, coupled with his father’s own experience in the engineering field, led Jeff to expand on this experience. At Tillman and Associates, Jeff serves as our Program Manager of the Civil, Landscape Architecture, and Planning Departments. His responsibilities include daily management of the office departments, program controls (processes, procedures, and reporting), planning of the overall program & monitoring progress to ensure that schedule milestones are being achieved, program budget, risk assessment and minimization, coordination of interdependencies between various projects, deliverables to ensure they are aligned with project goals. Jeff has played a major role in the creation of Adena Golf & Country Club, On Top of the World, and World Equestrian Center. When he’s not spending time with his wife and two young boys, Jeff is sure to be found in either a tree stand or more likely at the helm of a boat. He has a passion for fishing that only amplified with his moved to Florida and the enormous fishing opportunities its waters provide.

George Horton, P.E.

George Horton is a Professional Engineer and Senior Project Manager at Tillman & Associates Engineering. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1999 with his BSCE and has been working in Civil Engineering since 2002. He has participated in the design of Fort McCoy Ranch by Adena Farms and more recently the World Equestrian Center. In his role at Tillman & Associates, he is responsible for coordination with clients and monitoring project budgets, schedules, and deliverables. His experience includes project management and design of residential, commercial, roadway, utility, industrial, and mining projects. He specializes in plan development, layout, grading, stormwater design and modeling, road widening, turn lane expansion, driveway access, water distribution systems, and wastewater collection systems.

Tim Brooker, P.E.

Tim Brooker is a Professional Engineer and Senior Project Manager. Tim grew up locally, attending North Marion High School and graduating from the University of FL in 2007 with his degree in Civil Engineering. His formal education is enhanced by his experience working for Marion County in his early 20’s. His role at Tillman and Associates has overseen the creation of the Freedom Crossings and Liberty Village subdivisions in SW Marion County. His experience in land development includes project management for design and permitting of projects through local, state, and federal agencies. His expertise includes engineering design and construction management of storm water systems, water, sewer, and reuse systems with a large emphasis on roadway design. Tim also has experience with construction plan and specification review, value engineering, cost estimating, bid preparation, pay request review and approval, and project closeout.

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