About McE

McCleary Engineering (McE) began in North Central Illinois in the Village of Tonica.  In 2012, McE moved to the City of Peru.

Office at 3705 Progress Blvd, Suite 2, Peru, IL 61354

McE specializes in geotechnical investigations and recommendations for foundation design, retaining walls, slope stability, embankments, pavement design and rehabilitation, subgrade treatments and other engineering services such as drainage studies. McE is IDOT Prequalified in the General Geotechnical Services, Subsurface Explorations, Structure Geotechnical Reports and Construction Inspection categories.

The company’s chief engineer, Terry McCleary has over 28 years of construction and geotechnical engineering experience with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). Six years were spent on the front lines of contract administration in construction as a resident engineer on bridge and roadway projects which included construction layout, material inspection and construction practice inspection. The last 17 years have been hands on subsurface investigations, analysis, design, and inspection of geotechnical engineering projects and on the spot problem solving. He has served on numerous statewide committees involving, abutment design, piling, aggregate subgrade, subgrade stability, pavement under drains and pavement rehabilitation. He served on a nationwide FHWA pooled fund study on the deep soil mixing technology.  He is currently serving on the NCHRP Committee 24-48 “Develop a Formula for Determining Scour Depth around Structures in Gravel-bed Rivers”.  Terry is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Georgia, Montana, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

We are pleased to announce that McE has hired a new Geotechnical Engineer, Dave Miller, Effingham, Illinois.  Dave has nearly 35 years of experience with the Illinois Department of Transportation.

McE has two Staff Engineers, Mark Jones and Troy Reddoch.  Mark Jones has over 35 years of experience with the Illinois Department of Transportation and now over 4 years experience with McE.  Troy was hired in 2016 and spends half of his time developing his skills as a Geotechnical Engineer and the other half inspecting construction projects as an inspector on IDOT construction projects.  Both Mark and Troy graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville Wisconsin.

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS:

  • June 2017 – Presented “Shallow Foundation Design and Construction” for Halfmoon Education in Cedar Rapids, IA
  • February 2017 – Presented “Deep Foundation Design and Construction Webinar for Halfmoon Education.
  • January 2017 Presented “Shallow Foundation Design and Construction” for Halfmoon Education, Springfield, IL.
  • February 2016 – Presented “Deep Foundation Design and Construction” for Halfmoon Education, St. Louis, MO.
  • February 2016 – Presented “Deep Foundation Design and Construction” for Halfmoon Education, Indianapolis, IN.
  • June 2015 – Presented “Deep Foundation Design and Construction” for Halfmoon Education, Wheaton, IL.
  • March 2013 – Presented “Subgrade Soil Modification/Stabilization” at the ROADS EXPO 2013 at the Transamerica Expo Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • January 2013 – Presented case study “Soil Modification on I-55/74″ at the Winter ARRA Regional Conference in Springfield, IL.
  • June 2010 – Published and presented “Difficulties in Choosing Sustainable Materials”, 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies, Universita Politecnica Delle Marche, Ancona, Italy.
  • June 2010 – Published and presented “Subgrade Modification – A Practitioner’s Experience with Sustainable Materials”, 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies, Universita Politecnica Delle Marche, Ancona, Italy.
  • October 2009 – Presented “Starting Your Own Company”, 2009 Illinois Association of Highway Engineers Technical Conference, Springfield Illinois.
  • June 2009 – Published and presented “Subgrade Modification – A Practitioner’s Experience” , Eight International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads Railways and Airfields, Champaign, Illinois.

ASSOCIATIONS and MEMBERSHIPS:

♦  Illinois Association of Highway Engineers    ♦  American Society of Civil Engineers       ♦  Illinois Valley Area Chamber    ♦  Deep Foundations Institute  ♦ American Council of Engineering Consultants

♦  Pile Driving Contractors Association   ♦  National Society of Professional Engineers   ♦  ARRA, Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association ♦  Illinois Valley Sunrise Rotary  ♦ Better Business Bureau