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About HensonFoley

Our Firm

With an increasing demand for Clients to interact directly with the Landscape Architect/Civil Engineer, the idea of creating a small, hands on, experienced company that can manage projects of various sizes was born.

The Company was established by Jay Henson in May 2000 and is professionally licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. We have a small support staff to assist in production while we manage our Client’s needs. Additionally, Tim Guisewhite joined the company in 2014 to provide professional land surveying services. We take great pride in the diverse size and scope of our projects and clients.

Head over to our Project Portfolio to view our work, as well as a comprehensive list of previous and current clients. To get a better idea of what we can do and how we help our clients, check our our Services page. Visit our Contact page for office hours and location. Don’t hesitate to send us an email or give us a call if you have any questions.

Our Scope

School Sites
Office Complexes
Residential Neighborhoods
Industrial Facilities
Retail Establishments

Our Team

Jay Henson

Jay Henson founded HensonFoley in May 2000. After 10 years experience at two large local firms, Henson found the need to establish a consulting firm specializing in personal client attention and include the elements of Land Planning, Landscape Architecture and Civil Engineering.

Upon establishing HensonFoley, Henson has consulted on numerous parks, trails, office, schools, retail, civic, industrial, commercial, single-family and multi-family residential projects. With the main focus on DESIGN, the project list spans large (500 acres) to smaller 1 acre size projects.

An accomplished Landscape Architect, Henson spent the first 5 years of his professional career at LandDesign in Charlotte. Specifically assigned to handle site design and the preparation of technical documents, Henson has numerous projects in the golf course, park, and multi-family areas. Immediately following those years was a brief stay at Site Solutions and to Little and Associates in Charlotte. Little and Associates was one of the top 50 Architectural firms in the nation with multi-office locations. At Little, Henson managed the Land Planning Studio and specialized in corporate recreation areas, office, schools, and college/university design.

Henson is a 1988 graduate of West Virginia University (BSLA) and is a registered Landscape Architect in South Carolina (#715), North Carolina (#700), and Virginia (#934). Hobbies are primarily associated with his children’s activities, which include an Assistant Scout Master, Basketball Coach, backpacking, canoeing, and golfing.

Boy Scouts of America

  • Overnight Canoe Planning Director for 50 Mile Canoe Award
  • Trail Maintenance and erosion control repair as part of the National Wood Badge Course at Belk Scout Camp.
  • Provided trail blazes/markings at various Scout Camps.
  • Provided planning assistance for BSA 50 mile backpacking awards and Historic Trails Awards.

Mt. Rogers Recreation Area

  • Provided trail replacement signage in wilderness area, gps reconnaissance for trial maintenance.

Tim Foley

Mr. Foley has more than 16 years of civil engineering experience on varying projects from the pre-design site selection process through construction management and final project acceptance.  His civil engineering projects include various commercial, municipal, and residential projects in the Carolinas.

Mr. Foley focuses on a strong communication link with his clients, staff and governing agencies.  In the past few years Mr. Foley was personally responsible for 363 lot subdivision that was planned and built on a historically sensitive 247 acre site.  He was responsible for coordinating with the State of North Carolina in preserving the historical significance of the site while still providing a profitable development for the owner.  This development included over 5 miles of street designed and permitted with the State of North Carolina.  He also was responsible for the planning, design and permitting of a 17 acre site that included 133,250 s.f. of retail in South Carolina.  The project included coordination of design with the national retailers, Kohl’s and Hobby Lobby.

Early in Mr. Foley’s career he was employed at a Geotechnical Engineering firm.  This experience in “field” conditions offers Mr. Foley a better understanding of some of the issues that owners and contractors experience during the construction process.  This ability along with strong communication gives Mr. Foley great tools in finding positive solutions for today’s construction and complex permitting processes.

Mr. Foley is a 1993 graduate of Virginia Tech.  He is married to Traci Foley and has one son, Gage, and one daughter, Olivia.  In his spare time he is involved with his kid’s activities because he believes in a strong family foundation for life’s successes.