About Us

Our History

IMS was founded and incorporated in the State of Mississippi in 1996 by John D. Calhoun, Ph.D., and Mr. Rod L. Hill, PE, who serve as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer and President/Chief Operating Officer, respectively. Prior to founding IMS, Dr. Calhoun was a Strategic Management professor at Jackson State University and Mr. Hill served as the project manager with the City of Jackson’s Public Works Department. The mission of IMS is to provide clients the best in expertise and service, with a total commitment to quality, responsiveness, and integrity. IMS’ team of skilled professionals has extensive experiences in providing consulting, engineering, technical, management and operations services throughout the United States. The staff has mastered with accuracy, the ability to assess complex problems quickly.

IMS provides consulting, engineering, technical, management and operations services to clients on a wide variety of projects and engagements. These diversified projects continue to help expand IMS’ market base, and the challenge of these tough assignments helps to attract the best talents. Our team of professionals has a thorough grounding in the latest issues and practices of the industry. IMS is growing through strategic alliances with other firms, expanding resources, and service capabilities. The combination of academia, applied research, practical experience, and personal commitment allows IMS to respond effectively to clients in a timely manner.

IMS is highly regarded for having the ability to meet the needs of public and private clients. Our multi-disciplined team works together effectively and efficiently to enable timely analyses and reasonable solutions to extensive problems. Beginning with problem definition and continuing through project implementation, IMS helps clients address issues. Presently, the firm has offices throughout the United States. IMS looks forward to maintaining a reputation for excellence by providing superb services to our clients.

At IMS, our commitmet to excellence is backed by our reputation developed in 1996, when the firm was first founded.


How We Work

Since our founding in 1996, IMS has been committed to providing technical excellence and exceptional client service. IMS is committed to providing excellent services to each client on every project, and we can do it efficiently, effectively and within budget.  When IMS’ name is on a project, whether it is a survey, report, study, design or construction engineering and/or inspection, our excellent reputation is on the line.  We offer expertise and flexibility in alternative project delivery from initial, to concept, to assistance with securing financing to design, construction engineering and inspection to operations, using the depths of the firm’s resources in manufacturing and logistics, planning, engineering, design, construction engineering and inspection, management and operations.

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