Civil Engineering

Zachariah’s Acres – Oconomowoc, WI


We are passionate about laying the foundation for project success and outstanding user experiences, right from site surveys to crafting the perfect parking lot. We recognize that sites aren’t linear, and design with contours in mind. Our focus is on delivering practical and smart solutions that maximize the parcel, for efficient and effective developments.

We know every project is unique, and whether you’re starting from square one or already have a conceptual site plan, we’ll work closely with you to bring your vision to life. Our team works hand-in-hand with our architectural partners to ensure that every design aspect is functional and well-built.

Our team has designed infrastructure and worked with contractors to implement projects for municipalities and owners. This experience has been integral to our ability to design realistic solutions that are constructible. When you’ve stood next to the bulldozer operator who’s asking what you want to do, you have a much deeper understanding of what makes the difference between a concept and a constructible project.


Our coordinated civil, landscape architecture and lighting services enable developers to streamline the process by submitting a single entitlement package for review. We’ve worked extensively with planning commissions and have a deep understanding of municipal codes and regulations. With our extensive experience, we’re able to create designs that are both practical and efficient, reducing the possibility of designs that won’t be approved or simply won’t work.

Our approach considers a range of factors, including environmental issues, soil conditions, variations in grade, municipal code, zoning/setbacks, stormwater, utility services, access, tree mitigation, and parking ordinances. The result is a highly coordinated effort that creates efficiencies and helps get approvals quickly.

Our civil department has decades of experience with private land development and redevelopment, as well as municipal design and design review for local and regional municipalities. Our highly specialized team includes licensed professionals with an FAA UAV pilot’s license, LEED accreditation, and ParkSmart certification.


  • RFP assistance and coordination for geotechnical and surveying services
  • Conceptual site design layout/due diligence/studies
  • Site development and redevelopment plans
  • Grading plans and mass grading earthwork quantity modeling
  • Parking lot design and layout reconfiguration
  • Subdivision planning and design
  • Sanitary sewer and lift station design
  • Watermain design
  • Permitting, including WDNR wetlands, Chapter 30, NOI, NOT, historic fill exemptions, MMSD, WisDOT, SEWRP, and all utility permitting
  • Stormwater management and water quality modeling
  • Storm sewer and drainage design
  • Bio-infiltration and wet/dry pond design
  • Erosion control plans
  • Roadway design
  • Park and multi-use pathway design
  • Grant application assistance
  • Municipal plan review consulting