We are a forward-thinking, goal-driven Civil Engineering Firm with a PASSIONATE desire to assist those proposing to alter the natural landscape.
Commit to connections.
Lead with expertise.
Solve for success.
Be better. Do better.
Innovating unique land development and water management solutions to improve communities.
Our founding partners had a vision for a unique firm that prioritized relationship building with clients and colleagues. They knew that a project’s success is determined by the people behind it. The right mix of team members working collectively can tackle any design problem. As Parker Design Group, Inc. grew, our friendly and approachable reputation took shape. As we continue to grow, we’re committed to making genuine, long-lasting partnerships, one handshake at a time.
(and then some)
Hours of Community Service per Month
We believe that contributing to our community is the key to being a great neighbor. We contribute our time, energy, and finances to several great causes, including Habitat for Humanity, local baseball teams, Fisher House, Families of the Wounded, and ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation. We were honored to donate our skills to survey and certify the world’s largest awareness ribbon for ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation for submission to the Guinness Book of World Records. We don’t just offer our services, we also give our employees time off to participate in local community service projects.
Did you know, one of our team members participated in all four days of the 2018 Women’s Build, sat on the committee for this event, and helped organize the largest Women’s Build in the Roanoke Valley? We actively support and are proud to employ veterans. And we know how to have fun! Our casino night helped raise over $51,000 for the Fisher House and Families of the Wounded.
Licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia & North Carolina
BS,Biological Systems Engineering – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)
Sheldon has been an owner of PDG since 2003 and has been active in the civil engineering and land surveying community since 1998. Over the past 20 twenty years, Sheldon has gained invaluable experience successfully completing projects in the following categories:
Sheldon’s areas of expertise include but are not limited to:
Sheldon’s role and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Licensed Professional Landscape Architect in Virginia
Licensed Land Surveyor in Virginia and North Carolina
BLA, Landscape Architecture – Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Blacksburg, VA)
Clay has been an owner of PDG since 2001 and has been active in the land development and surveying community since 1988. His primary responsibilities include management of the Richmond Office operations while providing principal oversight of a variety of engineering and surveying projects. He is our primary Landscape Architect and enjoys master planning and graphic design work.
Clay has gained invaluable experience successfully completing projects in the following categories:
Clay’s areas of expertise include but are not limited to:
Clay’s role and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia
BS, Civil Engineering – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)
Simon is the Engineering Department Manager for the Roanoke Office and has been with PDG since 2006 with an additional three years of prior land surveying experience. He has extensive experience with the following:
Simon’s role and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Licensed Surveyor in Virginia
BA, Business Administration & Computer Information Systems-Radford University (Radford, VA)
Chris began his surveying career in 2002 and became licensed in Virginia in 2011. He joined PDG in 2020 and brings extensive surveying knowledge and decades of experience customizing land use solutions for a wide variety of clients.
Chris's expertise includes the following:
Chris's roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
BS, Civil Environmental Studies – Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
AS, Science - Virginia Western Community College (Roanoke, VA)
Melissa joined Parker Design Group in 2018 and currently manages the Stormwater Department. She is certified as a Dual Combined Administrator with the Department of Environmental Quality and serves as the primary point of contact for stormwater consultation. Melissa manages a wide variety of Stormwater projects including: Pre and Post Construction Inspections, Industrial Stormwater Permits, Stormwater Management (SWM) and Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) Plan Review, and MS4 Management. She also manages our field inspectors who are qualified Erosion and Sediment Control and Stormwater Inspectors. Her expertise includes the following:
Melissa’s roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Matt joined PDG in 2022 and is currently the Pipeline Inspection Manager with over 10 years of inspection experience. With prior field and administration experience, he understands both data collection and data review which ensures that our clients receive an acceptable product. Matt has inspection ability in both private and public utilities.
Matt can perform inspections in the following categories:
With a vast knowledge in sanitary and storm sewer systems, Matt is an asset to our clients, providing experience in:
Matt's roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to: