A woman-owned firm comprised of engineers, planners, surveyors and scientists, improving the built environment in the Carolinas, and beyond.

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We create physical solutions that enhance our natural and structural environments, through a comprehensive understanding of engineering design, landscape architecture and applied science, with the in-house support of geomatics, subsurface utility and construction administration professionals.

Our locally-minded & nationally recognized team offers three key service disciplines to both the public and private sectors:

Decades of experience and the latest tools are coupled with a personal approach and uncommon attention to the unique aspects of each project.

Our public and private sector clients demand exceptional performance and value from providers of professional services. We deliver intelligent and cost effective solutions to these challenges, while improving, protecting and restoring the quality of interaction between people and their environment.

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Improving. Protecting. Restoring.

Recent Highlights

While CES has provided subsurface utility engineering (SUE) services since 2015, including a large project at Fort Bragg, we are expanding these capabilities with substantial equipment upgrades and the addition of an experienced SUE Operations Manager, Terry Worley.

NCDOT’s 26-mile I-77 HOT Lanes, the state’s first P3 project, will be completed in late 2020, with CES having provided environmental, land surveying and civil engineering services as a prime consultant to the design-build contractor for the past 5+ years.

Judy Heleine, Founder and Managing Partner, was recognized as one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Women” by The Mecklenburg Times.

Established in May, 2019, the CES Columbia, SC Regional Office is on the move. With its work progressing on a number of SCDOT and other public and private projects, CES was recently certified by the City of Columbia as a Columbia Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (CDBE), while also being approved as a Protégé firm under the City’s Mentor-Protégé Program. Tom Cannarella, PE, LEED AP, is the CES Columbia Regional Manager, with Dan Bonenfant, PLS, overseeing Columbia Regional land surveying projects.

CES is delighted to announce an expansion of our offering enabled by the acquisition of CMW Design Strategies, PLLC, and the arrival of Augustine Wong, PLA. Augustine, or Auggie as many friends and clients know him, is joining forces with CES to lead our newly created Design Services Division, which provides landscape architecture, urban design and transportation enhancement services, as well as comprehensive civil engineering design and construction administration services.

The CES Geomatics & SUE Division is featured in Civil + Structural Engineer magazine, highlighting our extensive work at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

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A nationally recognized & locally-minded team, we’ve earned our reputation as Charlotte's Premier Land Surveyors.

Interested in joining our growing Geomatics & SUE team? We’re currently recruiting survey crew chiefs and field personnel – learn more in Careers.


Charlotte, NC
Two Metropolitan Area Offices:
Denver, NC  |  Fort Mill, SC


Columbia, SC

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