Vanguard Engineering PC is a New York State certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) civil engineering firm based in Rochester New York. Our engineers have designed sites ranging from single family homes up to 500 lot residential subdivisions and from half-acre commercial projects up to 300 acre industrial complexes. We work with local, regional and New York State agencies on municipal projects; from small business to national clients on commercial projects; and small to moderately sized institutions.
We dedicate ourselves to providing beautiful designs while thinking of the client, the patrons and the community. The more beautiful the site; the more people will want to be there.
WHAT WE DO
Our civil engineering fields of expertise include site planning and engineering, inspection and contract administration, vehicular and pedestrian access design, hydrologic and open-channel hydraulic analysis, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) design and inspection, permit and zoning applications, culvert design, septic system design, commercial flex space building design and back flow prevention design and inspection.
SITE PLANNING AND ENGINEERING
Site and subdivision design; including grading, underground utility design, roads, parking lots, sidewalks, trails, landscaping, site lighting and cost estimating.
PERMIT AND ZONING
Municipal and government agency permit application, zoning variances, special permits, re-zoning applications.
HYDROLOGIC AND OPEN-CHANNEL HYDRAULIC ANALYSIS
Drainage analysis, storm water facility design, Storm water Pollution Prevention Plan reports, floodplain analysis and FEMA floodplain revision permits.
MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING
In conjunction with partners Land Use and Development Strategies and Reese Environmental Consulting, we review proposed development projects for municipal Planning and Zoning Boards; including drawings, engineering reports, SWPPPs and SEQR and zoning compliance. We also offer grant preparation, zoning, site plan and subdivision code review, environmental impact assessments and wetland delineation and permitting.
INSPECTION AND CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION
Site construction inspection and project management; including negotiation and payment applications.
VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN ACCESS DESIGN
We design masonry block or prefab buildings with a select team of structural engineers, mechanical engineers, and architects. We also design culverts and bridges for private clients, municipalities and Monroe County. This includes extensive structural and hydraulic calculations for either rehabilitating existing structures or designing new ones.
FLEX SPACE BUILDING DESIGN
We team with a select group of architects, structural engineers, mechanical engineers and geotechnical engineers to design commercial buildings.
MARISA A WHEELER
Marisa has ten years’ experience in civil engineering and construction administration. Her field experience includes reconstruction and rehabilitation of roadways, installation of water mains and water services, storm sewers and catch basins, granite curbing and underdrain, sidewalks and street lighting. She has also conducted manhole testing and pipe inspection. Her design background includes storm and sanitary sewers, watermain improvements, grading, and preparation of drainage and sanitary sewer studies.
JOHN E KNAPP
John has over twenty years’ experience in construction project representation. He has inspected highway, site, bridge and building construction projects. Additionally, he conducts progress meetings, prepares contract payments, change orders and other project documents. He is responsible for the City of Rochester’s Hazardous Sidewalk Replacement Program. His experience also includes construction materials testing, AutoCAD drafting and GIS ArcInfo use. He is the company’s token bald guy.
JEREMY M KIMBLE
Jeremy is an RIT graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology. Since joining the Vanguard team, he has gained experience in both commercial and residential projects with a focus on design drafting, grading, earthwork analysis and site inspection.
JOSEPH C ARDIETA PE
Joe is a proud graduate of Clarkson University and licensed Professional Engineer in New York. He started Vanguard Engineering in 2009 and is the company’s Orwellian dictator. His twenty-five years’ experience includes residential, commercial and industrial subdivision design, site planning, public presentation, utility and septic design, permitting, hydrology and open channel hydraulics analysis and design. His experience began at Greenhorne and O’Mara, Inc. in Washington DC creating Flood Insurance Studies for FEMA utilizing hydrology, hydraulic engineering, report writing and Federal agency coordination. He also obtained local municipal planning and engineering experience while working for the Town of Henrietta in New York State. Other experiences include construction management, estimating, inspection, public relations, management and office administration. When not working, he spends his time with the family or playing rugby.
241 CASTLEBAR ROAD, ROCHESTER, NY 14610
585.427.0320 phone and facsimile
JOE ARDIETA PE
JEREMY M KIMBLE