Civil Engineering with Honors – 1976
J. Gregory Boyd was born in Waco, Texas but he’ll tell you he got to Lubbock as quickly as he could. Shortly after his birth on August 17, 1954, Greg’s family moved to Oklahoma City where they lived until returning to Texas in time for Greg’s Junior and Senior High years in Lubbock.
Greg was always active in sports, church activities, scouting and school. He credits his parents for their unwavering support and encouragement, and for also instilling in him a solid Christian foundation. Greg so admired his father, himself an engineer, that Greg followed him in his career choice. In junior high and high school, Greg quickly developed into an outstanding draftsman and won numerous local and state awards.
After choosing Texas Tech University, Greg attended on academic scholarship. While enrolled there, his honors included being selected to Phi Eta Sigma, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa, Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi. Greg was also recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering in his senior year and was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. He also represented Engineering on the Student Senate. In May 1976, Greg earned his degree, with honors, in Civil Engineering.
In June 1977, after employment at Continental Pipeline Company and post–graduate work at Texas Tech, Greg joined the Dallas engineering firm of Threadgill–Dowdey & Associates. By 1981, he became Chief Engineer and General Manager and was performing civil engineering design and project management for numerous land developments. In October 1981, during his tenure with Threadgill–Dowdey, Greg became a Registered Professional Engineer.
Today, Greg is President of Jones & Boyd, Inc., a successful civil engineering firm he co–founded in 1982. The firm employs a staff of over 90 professionals and provides civil engineering, planning, landscape architecture and surveying services. Currently, the firm is ranked among the 25 largest engineering firms in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area by the Dallas Business Journal. Greg is a specialist in planning and zoning regulations, land development costs and economics, drainage, paving and infrastructure construction. As such, he has served as Project Engineer, Project Manager and Principal–In–Charge on hundreds of land development projects ranging from small developments to large mixed–use projects involving several hundred acres.
Professionally, Greg is a member of ASTM, ASCE, TSPE and NSPE. He has been active in the Preston Trail Chapter of TSPE, serving as chairman of several committees and as President in 1989–1990. In 1987, Greg received the Chapter’s Young Engineer of the Year Award, and in 1994 was selected as the Chapter’s Engineer of the Year. Greg is also a member of the Texas Tech Civil Engineering Academy and previously served as a member and Chairman of the Civil Engineering Advisory Council.
Personally, Greg has been married for more than 26 years to the former Gail Kotowski, also a Texas Tech graduate. Their son Brandon is a senior at Baylor University. Their daughter Anna and son–in–law Tyler Millay are the parents of Greg and Gail’s grandson, Kyler. The family is actively involved at Park Cities Baptist Church, where Greg is a Deacon, and served as the Chairman of the Deacons and as the President of the Church’s Trustees. Currently, Greg serves as the Project Director of the Church’s $33 million capital expansion program. He has worked with the United Way and also served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Management at the Town North YMCA, earning the Fred Landon Distinguished Volunteer Award.
It is a privilege and a pleasure for Texas Tech University’s College of Engineering to select this outstanding alumnus for honor and recognition.
J. Gregory Boyd is declared a DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.