Herbert Fluharty, PE

Herbert  Fluharty
  • BS Civil Engineering 1965
Herbert (Herb) Fluharty, 62, is a native of Rosebush, Michigan. He and his wife Christine, a native of Hancock, live in Traverse City, Michigan, and Scottsdale, Arizona. They have four children. Fluharty graduated from Tech with a Bachelor's in Civil Engineering in 1965. After working for several years in industry, he and his wife founded Mears Engineering, in Rosebush, in 1970. It started out as civil engineering and surveying firm. Today it specializes in horizontal drilling, which features drilling beneath wetlands or water - an "environment-driven" technology. In 2000, Mears became a part of Quanta Services Group.

Fluharty is a member of the Michigan Tech Fund Board of Trustees and the 1885 Society. He also has hosted get-togethers with other alumni at his home - occasions that he hopes spurs others to support Tech.

In the fall of 2007, Mears Engineering dedicated its new Training & Test Facility to Fluharty.

Excerpted from Michigan Tech Magazine, June 2005

Updated April 2009