Daniel Ellis started his civil engineering career at Crafton Tull 19 years ago, where he is now a Senior Vice President leading the Northwest Arkansas Infrastructure Team.
Daniel and his team at Crafton Tull are involved in a multitude of civil engineering projects in Northwest Arkansas, for both residential and commercial sectors. Some of his recent noteworthy projects include civil engineering for the new patient tower addition to Mercy Hospital in Rogers, the AMP – both initial construction and the upcoming addition, Topgolf, Arkansas Athletes Outreach, Hunt Tower, Pinnacle Heights, a FedEx Ground Distribution Center in Lowell and the first GIS Based cemetery in Arkansas – Pinnacle Memorial Gardens.
He has a reputation as a problem-solver, whether the problem is a tight space that needs maximum usability, drainage issues, tight timelines or environmental concerns. His larger portfolio of work includes chain restaurants with tight parking lots, upscale restaurants with unique engineering challenges like a hillside location, large retail developments, bus and car rider lanes for schools designed to keep traffic off the street, car dealerships, health clinics, manufacturing facilities, multifamily complexes, upscale neighborhoods, and subdivisions, including a full-fledged civil rehab for one with a severe flooding problem.
He is a member of the American Society of Professional Engineers, and the American Society of Civil Engineers, where he has served as president of the Northwest Arkansas Branch and the Arkansas Section. He sits on the Crafton Tull Board of Directors. He is licensed as a civil engineer in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. He is a graduate of the civil engineering program at Missouri University of Science and Technology and the 2014 recipient of the Missouri University of Science and Technology – Civil Engineering Exemplary Young Alumni Award. His loyalty to Crafton Tull runs deep and he has the company logo tattooed on his ankle.
He and his wife Chauna have been married 21 years. Daniel has two children: Zechariah, an incoming Arkansas State University freshman football player and Abigail, who joins the advanced chorale group at Bentonville High School this fall as a freshman. His hobbies include fishing and volunteering at his home church of Grace Point, at the Rogers Cycling Festival and on mission trips that use his civil engineering skills.