Teamwork that Transforms: How CPL Greenville is Designing a Brighter Future

For more than two decades, the unstoppable CPL Greenville team has been generating community-oriented infrastructure solutions that elevate standards of living for all.

Situated in the heart of South Carolina’s Upstate region, our convenient downtown location offers easy access to both the tranquil beauty of nature trails and the vibrant culture of a big city. Our office space is described as “cozy, airy and modern,” featuring soothing blue cabinetry, thriving greenery, contemporary furniture and expansive workstations. With plenty of room to grow, the layout accommodates both individual and collaborative work, while the spacious kitchen provides a comfortable area for celebrations and brainstorming sessions.

Understanding that genuine relationships serve as the basis for successful projects, we take advantage of our spot in the city’s epicenter to organize frequent teambuilding activities. From thrilling shotgun picnics to bowling nights and teeing off at our local Topgolf, our tight-knit group enjoys spending time together in and out of the office. We also love gathering at the nearby Falls Park on the Reedy River, taking lunchtime strolls along the Swamp Rabbit Trail and competing in “ugly Christmas sweater” competitions during the holiday season.

Pictured left to right: Team members work on their aim during the annual shotgun picnic, and the team poses for a photo at a local bowling alley.

“Our work requires intense focus, so we prioritize getting together to laugh and bond as colleagues and as friends,” said Electrical Designer, Justice Harris. “We never take ourselves too seriously and know firsthand that having fun at work doesn’t mitigate productivity—it actually enhances it.”

As seasoned A/E professionals, we skillfully blend rich experience and technical expertise to remedy a wide range of design issues, whether that involves assessing HVAC systems for K-12 schools or providing electrical upgrades for major community landmarks like the Greenville County Museum of Art.

“We have opportunities to touch projects spanning all market sectors, and work with colleagues in other offices to bring them across the finish line,” said Mechanical Engineer, Greg Kyzer, P.E. “Although we’re here in Greenville, we might work on far-off healthcare facilities in New York or a sheriff’s department in Georgia, broadening our horizons and allowing us make an impact outside of our community.”

Recent collaborative ventures have included the design of the 120,000 sq. ft. FirstHealth Cancer Center in Pinehurst, NC; landscape lighting, power systems and a pedestrian walking bridge for the Suwanee Town Center park in Suwanee, GA; renovations for the Gwinnett County Public School District in Georgia; and engineering services for a series of recreation centers across the Southeast, like the upcoming City of Belmont Community Recreation Center in Belmont, NC.

In addition to driving regional development efforts, the CPL Greenville team remains active in professional organizations such as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) Emerging Leaders Board, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Through these engagements, we stay informed about the latest industry trends and advancements, and work alongside other visionaries to explore new frontiers in our field.

“In recent years, Greenville has undergone a remarkable evolution fueled by a collective desire for progress, and we’re thrilled to play an ongoing role in this transformation,” said Harris. “The future is bright, not only for the CPL team, but for the entire community.”

Jenny works with the marketing team as our Internal Communications Specialist. She is primarily responsible for working with leadership, business partners and internal teams to write and edit content that establishes organizational messages and keeps team members apprised of big-picture developments. She applies her exceptional writing skills toward developing and tactfully implementing communications strategies and features that inform, inspire and engage people across the organization and beyond.

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