Bobby Tuck, Formed company in 1985



Bobby Tuck, Formed the company in 1985


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B.S. in Engineering from Carson Newman University; 1973

B.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; 1973

M.B.A. in Marketing from King University; 2013


Professional Engineer: VA, TN, WV, and KY

Registered Land Surveyor: VA, TN, WV, KY, NC, SC, and FL

Certified Photogrammetrist: ASPRS

Commercial Pilot: Multi-Engine Land, Rotor Wing (Turbine)

Project Management Professional


Bobby began his working career on farms at a very early age.  At the age of sixteen, he began working in the mining and construction industry operating heavy equipment.  After college, Bobby became the manager of a construction company and later several mining companies.  After serving as Chief Engineer and General Manager of both surface and underground mining operations, he decided to begin his own engineering firm.

Bobby formed Tuck Engineering in 1985 and quickly moved into the aerial mapping industry in 1986. He has used his love of flying to develop a mapping business by leading the industry in innovative ways of using the most current technology available.  In 2000, he began working with LiDAR systems and ultimately developed the EagleEye Mapping System.  Mr. Tuck has been able to combine the knowledge of being a commercial helicopter and airplane pilot with the technical aspects of the aerial mapping industry to stay current and cutting edge.  He is constantly seeking ways to improve the accuracy of his data.

Mr. Tuck has been on the Board of Trustees at Carson Newman University for many years. He has also served as the Chairman of the Eagle Foundation and is on the local board for Mountain Empire Community College.  He serves on the Cumberland Airport Commission and on the advisory board for surveying for East Tennessee State University.  He is a member of the First Baptist Church in Big Stone Gap.

Bobby is married to Phyllis B. Tuck. His daughter has a law office in Richmond, VA and his son Nathan is an Aerospace Engineer for Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works Division in Ft. Worth, Texas. He enjoys farming, hunting, fishing, and being with family.