Parker Design Group, Inc. is passionate about problem solving. We thrive on connecting with the people and projects that reimagine the natural landscape. We maintain the highest standards of service excellence to take the best care of our clients, our community, and our environment. We strive to be at the leading edge of our industry’s regulatory changes, latest technology and continued education to bring you, our partners, stellar service and continued growth.
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.
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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 employee 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:
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Licensed Professional Landscape Architect in Virginia
Licensed Land Surveyor in Virginia
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:
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State University of New York (Cortland, NY)
Virginia Western Community College (Roanoke, VA)
Virginia Western Community College (Roanoke, VA)
Roy and Alan work as a team to manage all PDG Roanoke surveying projects. Roy has been with PDG since 2006 and the Survey Department Manager for our Roanoke office since 2014 with 20 years of experience in the surveying industry. Alan has over 31 years of surveying experience and has been with PDG since 2009. They truly understand the importance of accurate data collection in the field in order to ensure a high quality survey.
Their expertise includes in the following:
Their roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Licensed Professional Engineer
BS, Civil Engineering – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach, FL)
MS,Environmental Management (in progress) - University of Maryland, University College (Adelphi, MD)
Nadean has a varied background, making her ideal as the construction admin. Her tenure in the armed forces included construction, engineering and environmental duties, giving her a wide breadth of experience. Upon separation from the military, Nadean worked for a grading contractor and a geotechnical and testing firm, before joining Parker Design Group to lead up the stormwater division.
Kennedy Shores, Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia - Construction Administration - Attended bi-weekly team meetings to discuss construction priorities, schedules and coordination with contractors, utilities and subcontractors. Observed construction activities to ensure they were in compliance with local and state regulations and permits. Inspections included stormwater and erosion and sediment control inspections, and updating stormwater documents in accordance with the Construction General Permit.
Various construction projects across Virginia – Construction Materials Testing Project Manager – Managed various construction projects across Virginia, to ensure that proper materials were used on the site, soil was being placed and compacted appropriately, concrete exhibited correct strength and placement and that appropriate licensed personnel were available to perform all required testing. Worked closely with project owners to ensure that the team was available to keep the project on schedule, as well as how to correct any deficiencies that were noted.
Nadean manages the PDG Stormwater Department and serves as the primary point of contact for stormwater permitting. She manages the stormwater requirements of projects primarily during the construction and post-construction phases reducing the possibility that the jobsites will be delayed due to stormwater permit issues. She also manages our field inspectors whom are qualified Erosion and Sediment Control and Stormwater Inspectors. Her expertise includes the following:
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