DPI’s professional staff consists of land surveyors, GIS analysts, civil & traffic engineers, landscape architects, planners and support personnel, most of whom hold professional degrees in engineering, landscape architecture, community planning, land surveying, business administration, or natural resources. We have licensed professional engineers, professional land surveyors, and landscape architects on staff, some of which are LEED accredited professionals, ensuring we always design our projects with high regard for the environment. We are licensed to provide civil engineering and land surveying services in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, while we offer landscape architecture services in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
DPI’s diversity of projects coupled with our staff’s experience and expertise enables us to successfully manage projects of any size, providing clients with the professional service they deserve. Our history combined with our staff’s involvement in the community has led to an extremely high rate of success for regulatory approvals at the local and state levels.
Ms. DeMallie holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Connecticut, and a B.S. in Environmental Design (Urban Planning & Landscape Architecture) from the University of Massachusetts. Since helping found the company in 1986, she has worked her way through the business to become majority owner, where she manages the staff and makes corporate decisions.
Benjamin P. Wheeler, PLA
Director of Operations
Mr. Wheeler utilizes his diverse experience in the site design fields to serve as the company's Director of Operations, coordinating the daily operations of the company. In this position, he is also responsible for the internal coordination of projects between the different departments as well as general client interaction. Mr. Wheeler is a CLARB Certified Landscape Architect and a licensed Landscape Architect in the states of Connecticut and Ohio, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Mr. Geissler manages the survey department at Design Professionals, including field crews and office technicians, utilizing over 40 years of experience in the land surveying and mapping fields. He is responsible for reviewing and signing all survey maps as well as overseeing land record research and the collection of field data using conventional, GPS, and VRN survey technologies and our Digital Surface Modeling services. Mr. Geissler is a licensed Land Surveyor in the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
As a Senior Project Manager, Mr. Clarke currently divides his time between the survey and engineering departments at Design Professionals, utilizing his over 38 years of experience in both land surveying and site design. Throughout his career, he has been involved in many projects ranging from residential subdivisions, condominium projects, commercial and industrial developments, construction layout, and court testimony in boundary dispute cases.
Mr. Martin utilizes his diverse experience in the site design fields to serve as a company Project Manager. He oversees the internal coordination of projects between the different departments as well as general client coordination. Mr. Martin is responsible for landscape and site lighting design elements for DPI’s projects and assists in presentations before state and municipal land-use regulatory agencies for zoning, architectural design review, recreational commission reviews, and wetland agencies. Mr. Martin is a Registered Landscape Architect in the state of Connecticut and a Member of the American Society Landscape Architects.
Following a decade of experience as a public sector urban planner, Mr. DeMallie was instrumental in founding Design Professionals, Inc. He utilizes his extensive planning experience to assist in managing the firm's staff of professionals, facilitating project applications and coordination for numerous governmental, industrial, residential, commercial and institutional development projects throughout southern New England.
As a senior project manager, Ms. Choate uses her experience, including working in a municipal engineering department and serving on a Planning & Zoning Commission, for the conceptual planning and design of various land development projects, including industrial and residential subdivisions, shopping centers, streets, drainage systems, utility lines, septic systems, and similar developments. She also makes presentations before municipal land use regulatory agencies, including zoning, planning, sewer, and wetlands commissions. Ms. Choate is licensed in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.
Utilizing over 25 years of experience in the surveying field, Mr. Kryla is Design Professionals' Deputy Director of Surveying and Senior Crew Chief. He assists the Director of Surveying in the management of the department and oversees the activities of all our survey field staff. Mr. Kryla is a licensed Land Surveyor in the State of Connecticut and the country of Poland.
As Project Manager, Mr. Jameson has designed roadway layouts & profiles utilizing AutoCAD Civil 3D, detention basins for large storm-water management systems, septic systems and pumping components, completed & obtained approval for storm-water pollution control plans for DEEP permitting, assessed test pits & performed percolation tests to determine soil characteristics, coordinated & attended meetings with town officials, and presented drainage designs & other civil components to planning and zoning & inland wetland commissions.
As Senior Landscape Designer, Ms. Meier has been involved with designing site layouts, planting plans, and grading solutions for various residential communities, retail and industrial developments, parks, schools, and storm-water management systems. She is responsible for assisting project managers with initial land use studies and concept development, as well as construction documentation, exhibit production for presentations to municipal boards and commissions, and coordination with clients and regulatory agencies. Ms. Meier is actively working towards professional licensure to become a Professional Landscape Architect in Connecticut.