Neil Finlen, PE :: Principal

Group Leader, Land Assembly

Neil Finlen knows how to turn a seed of an idea into a full-grown construction site. Neil leads Farnsworth Group's Land Development/Pipeline team, a group which helps communities, businesses and developers launch new initiatives to spur economic growth. Whether it's a new subdivision, retail development, or serving a pipeline company, Neil understands what it takes to get a project from the idea stage to the drawing board and ultimately constructed. He specializes in leading clients through the funding, regulatory approvals and tough negotiations needed to get developments off the ground. Throughout his career, Neil has successfully created developments and assisted in the sale of thousands of commercial, industrial and residential lots.

He is actively involved in a number of organizations including the Bloomington-Normal Transit System; Beyond the Books Foundation; United Way; Pontiac, IL, Rotary; St. Joseph's Hospital Board; and the Knights of Columbus. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois.

Why Farnsworth Group?

Leadership's genuine concern for our clients and staff plus our staff's commitment to meet our clients' needs and various communities.

What I like most about my job:

Client contact and interaction with all staff members and viewing both groups as friends and family.

If I weren't an Engineer, I'd be:

A teacher and coach.

When not at work, you can find me:

Working on an old car or older house with my family.