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James R. Watson, P.L.S., P.P.

In 1991, EKA Associates was founded by James R. Watson, P.L.S., P.P., who currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to establishing his firm, Mr. Watson was a partner and the Chief of Survey for a prominent, New Jersey based consulting engineering firm. Mr. Watson is the driving force behind  EKA Associates.


- Union County Technical Institute
- A.A.S. Civil Technology, 1978
- N.J.I.T. – Civil Engineering courses


- Professional Land Surveyor – New Jersey
- Professional Land Surveyor – New York
- Professional Planner – New Jersey


- New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors
- Garden State Land Surveyors Alliance
- New York Association of Professional Land Surveyors
- National Society of Professional Surveyors
- American Congress of Surveying and Mapping
- Member of the Union County Transportation Advisory Board
- Former Vice Chairman of the Borough of Fanwood Board of Adjustment
- Member of the Union County Sewerage Authority
- Member of the New Jersey Planning Officials

Thomas Quinn, P.E., C.M.E

Mr. Quinn joined EKA Associates, PA in September of 2008. Prior to joining EKA Mr. Quinn worked as project engineer and project manager for several high profile engineering firms in New Jersey. His broad range of experience, spanning over 15 years, includes commercial and residential site design and permitting, construction engineering and management, as well as municipal engineering services. His site design experience includes large retail and mall facilities, office parks, school facilities, municipal facilities, as well as residential subdivisions and urban redevelopment projects. His municipal experience includes service as the Township and Land Use Board Engineer for 5 different municipalities in New Jersey, overseeing all development applications and capital improvement projects.

Tom has appeared as an expert witness and testified on behalf of numerous development applications throughout the state. His municipal experience includes expertise in the area of scoping, bidding and managing municipal roadway and site infrastructure projects, and he has developed short and long term capital improvement plans for several municipalities. Mr. Quinn is well versed in the requirements of the public contracts law as it pertains to municipal bidding.  He has served as the engineering consultant on several Planning and Zoning Boards, providing development application reviews, reports and testimony.  His strengths include project budgeting, construction management and practical design approach.




-Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1992




- New Jersey Professional Engineer #41072

- Certified Municipal Engineer - New Jersey




- National Society of Professional Engineers
- New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers

- New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers

Wayne K. Applegate, P.L.S.

Wayne K. Applegate joined the firm of EKA Associates, PA in 1996. Prior to joining EKA Associates, Mr. Applegate was employed by a prominent central New Jersey engineering and surveying firm, working in all aspects of land surveying from field crew, data reduction / drafting, field party chief, project manager, finally achieving licensure as a New Jersey Professional Land Surveyor in 1990.

Mr. Applegate also serves as the CAD Systems Administrator and is the webmaster for the EKA Associates website.


- Rutgers, the State University
- Surveying Technology Courses
- Middlesex County College
- Engineering Graphics Courses


- Professional Land Surveyor – New Jersey


-Past President, Garden State Land Surveyors Alliance

Sam D. Koutsouris, P.E.

Mr. Koutsouris joined EKA Associates, P.A. in October of 2013. Prior to joining EKA Associates, Mr. Koutsouris was employed by both a prominent consulting firm and the Engineering Department of the City of Summit located in Union County, New Jersey.

His experience includes commercial and residential site development, urban redevelopment,  capital roadway improvements projects, and various types of minor and major residential subdivisions. Mr. Koutsouris is well versed in stormwater management, land use development ordinance compliance and various state and federal agency permitting requirements.


- Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2013


- New Jersey Professional Engineer #24GE05400700