Provost & Pritchard Adds Three New Employees

Press Release:  November 15, 2023

CLOVIS, CA: The Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group team continues to grow with the addition of three new employees. Ben Crawford joins the Visalia office as a Construction Manager, Christopher Nicholas will work out of the Clovis office as a Senior Planner, and Emily Spring joins the firm as Human Resources Director.

“Provost & Pritchard is excited to add these talented and experienced individuals to our team,” said Ronald Samuelian, President/CEO of the firm. “Ben and Christopher will help the firm grow in their respective markets and provide valuable resources to our existing clients.  Emily will be a great addition to our HR team.”

photo of ben crawfordBen comes to Provost & Pritchard with over 25 years of experience in construction as a construction manager/inspector, field superintendent, project manager, and general contractor. He will work on a variety of existing projects under construction and focus on municipal and water treatment projects with teams across the company. He has certifications as a Project Management Professional and Scheduling Professional.

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Christopher has more than seven years of experience as a senior planner and project manager, specializing in planning and urban design standards for master planning and urban development.  He holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Virgina Commonwealth University and a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Communication/Architectural Design from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University in North Carolina.

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Emily Spring has more than 10 years of experience in human resources and will be providing direction and support for the firm’s human resources needs. Spring earned her Master of Business Administration from California State University, Fresno, and her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis.

Established in 1968, Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group has a strong tradition of engineering and consulting excellence throughout California.  With nine California office locations in Clovis, Visalia, Bakersfield, Modesto, Los Banos, Chico and Sacramento, Sonora, and one in Boise, Idaho, the firm features a mix of seasoned professionals, complemented by junior staff with fresh ideas. Provost & Pritchard specializes in civil and agricultural engineering, environmental and land use planning, hydrogeology and geology, surveying, and construction management services in the areas of water resources, municipal infrastructure, agriculture, site development and environmental compliance  For more information, visit or email