From our start in small-town North Carolina to our expertise improving sustainable infrastructure across the Southeast, the Wooten story is one of commitment to building strong communities and lasting partnerships.

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The Wooten Story

Our future is constructed from the learned experience of our past.

Starting in the early 20th century, Louis E. Wooten committed himself to helping develop communities into stronger, more sustainable environments that enrich the lives of the people who live there.

From his civil engineering training in 1917 at what’s now known as N.C. State University, to his interest in helping rural communities grow and thrive after the first World War, Wooten was always curious about how to make the world around us a better place. In the 1930s, as the country emerged from the Great Depression, Wooten continued his trailblazing ways, founding the firm that still bears his name — and embarking on a mission to transform communities across the Southeast and beyond.

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from the president

“We revel in every opportunity to partner with local leadership and their teams. They take pride in their communities. And Wooten's promise is to design and deliver infrastructure that promotes a high quality of life for their residents for generations to come.”
— Gary Hartong, Wooten President