At S+H, our focus is on providing first-rate customer service and delivering engineering solutions on time and under the budget.


Chip Howorth Managing Principal

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Chip is the Managing Principal of S+H.  A Nashville native, Chip attended Montgomery Bell Academy before attending the University of Mississippi where he received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2004.  Chip spent three years in the mechanical group of a large A/E design firm in Nashville.  Chip then attended the University of Tennessee College of Law, receiving his Juris Doctorate in 2010.  Chip went into private practice with Smith Cashion & Orr, PLC, a construction litigation firm in Nashville, before forming S+H.

As Managing Principal of S+H, Chip focuses on business development, client relations management and team leadership.  Additionally, Chip serves as general counsel for S+H.  Chip is very active in the community as he serves on boards of The Phoenix Club of Nashville as President, Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, Junior Achievement, the Green Hills YMCA and multiple Urban Land Institute committees including the Civic Leadership Forum committee and the Women's Leadership Initiative committee, .

Tripp Smith Principal & Director of Operations

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Tripp is a Principal and Director of Operations at S+H.  A native of Nashville, Tripp attended Father Ryan High School prior to continuing his education at Maryville College and the University of Tennessee.  After receiving bachelor degrees from both institutions, Tripp returned to the University of Tennessee to obtain an M.S. in Civil Engineering with a focus in Public Works.

Tripp joined S+H in the summer of 2016 after over a decade of experience with a large locally headquartered engineering consulting firm.  His core background is rooted in municipal water and wastewater distribution, collection and treatment projects, covering all phases from capital improvement planning, conceptual design, project management and construction administration. Tripp also has a breadth of experience in multiple areas of civil engineering including site development, stormwater management, environmental permitting, trenchless utility rehabilitation, hydraulic modeling, construction inspection, materials testing, and pavement design.