As part of its continued commitment to serve Mississippi’s Gulf Coast region, Waggoner Engineering has opened a new office in Gulfport in the iconic Hancock Bank Building, a signature fixture on the city’s skyline to better serve clients, municipalities and organizations.

The building is located at 2510 14th Street. Waggoner’s previous Gulfport office was located in an office park near the city’s airport. A grand opening celebration took place on Aug. 28 at 4 p.m.

Waggoner will occupy nearly 1,500 square feet on the 12th floor of the 15-story building, the tallest on the Gulfport skyline. Neighbors in the building include Hancock Bank, the State of Mississippi Port Authority, and The Great Southern Club.

“We have a longstanding commitment to our communities on the Gulf Coast and to the State of Mississippi, and our new location will open a new chapter in our ability to serve the region,” said Joe Waggoner. “Our new office allows us to deliver better service to our clients and partners and positions our firm for greater future success.”

The new Waggoner office is more conducive to hosting clients than the former office space, which was located in a business center. The new office features a full array of modern office amenities, including a reception area, conference room, and kitchen, which allows for better interaction with clients, and additional space for expansion and growth.

Waggoner’s Hancock Bank Building location allows more convenient and efficient travel to existing and potential clients across the coast because of its proximity to Highway 90.The new office will also reinforce Waggoner’s culture and commitment to community, and the Hancock Building is a pillar in the coastal community.

Billy Waits, PE, PLS, senior project manager, and others in the new Gulf Coast office, recently moved into the new space, and an official grand opening will be held on Aug. 28. “Our Mississippi coast team is thrilled about having a more centrally located office in one of the Gulf Coast’s premiere locations,” Waits said. “It brings us closer to our clients and new business opportunities, and offers a great environment for collaboration, creativity and teamwork.”