About the Owner

Cooper Nichols is a Troy native, who graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Agronomy and Soil Science. He and his wife Lynlee and sons, Warren and Riley, have resided in Pike Road, Alabama for the past 6 years. When Cooper is not working at NEC, you can find him on his small farm teaching his boys how to work the land. Cooper is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys golfing. He looks forward to continue serving Pike Road and surrounding areas.

Affiliations and Memberships

Alabama Advisory Council Board Member for Professional Soil Classifiers 2022-2026

Coastal Conservation Association

National Wild Turkey Federation

Ducks Unlimited

United States Golf Association 1894 club (Turf management)

Montgomery Chamber of Commerce

Auburn University Alumni Association

Alabama Hunting Heritage Foundation Board Member

Professional Soil Classifiers Association of Alabama

Professional Soil Classifiers Association of Mississippi

Soil Science Society of America

Soil Science Society of Georgia

American Society of Civil Engineers (Alabama Branch)

Florida Association of Environmental Soil Scientists

Alabama Onsite Wastewater Association

Licenses held by N.E.C. Staff


Registered Professional Soil Classifier

Certified Professional Sediment Erosion Control

Certified Conservation Planner

Quality Credential Inspector


Licensed Professional Soil Scientist


Certified Professional Soil Classifier (DPH)


Certified Professional Soil Scientist (SSSA)
Certified Crop Advisor (CSA)

Registered Forage and Grazing Lands Specialist

Certified Professional Wetland Scientist

Additional Staff and Licenses associated with NEC:

Professional Engineer (AL-GA)

Professional Land Surveyor (AL-GA)