Summit Design and Engineering was originally founded in 1997 under the name of Callemyn-Parker, Inc. when CEO Jim Parker and land surveyor Alois Callemyn combined their resources. Operating as Summit since 2004, we have evolved into a compact Design and Engineering firm structured to adapt quickly and efficiently to our client’s needs.  

Since the company’s start, we have expanded our catalog to incorporate 14 comprehensive areas of service to our clients. Because of these increased capabilities, we are able to invest talent and skill into each project we take on at every stage of the development process. From the beginning of a project’s design to the end of its construction, Summit has the expertise and experience needed to see each commitment to its conclusion.

Our firm has also expanded geographically to meet our clients where they are located. We have a variety of offices across North Carolina, from our headquarters in Hillsborough, NC, to our branch offices in Raleigh, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Pittsboro, Asheville, and Wilmington. Outside of NC, we also have branch offices in Richmond, Franklin, and South Boston, Virginia; Fairmont, West Virginia; Fort Mill, South Carolina; Denver, Colorado; and Tampa, Florida. 

Summit Design and Engineering is invested in fostering a workplace that is both caring and collaborative. Our continued growth means that we now employ over 400 people across six states. We hope to encourage commitment to our communities through collaborative efforts that ensure that our employees and clients can succeed together.  

Our Purpose

We build partnerships with clients to shape our communities. 

Our Vision

To thoughtfully enhance the built-environment by delivering resilient and impactful projects. 


One Big Family

Encouraging and supporting each other in our endeavors. Welcoming different perspectives and ensuring everyone’s voice is heard.


Acting with integrity and transparency. We are passionate  about  our pursuit of excellence.


Our team is nimble and deliver innovative solutions. We are responsive and collaborative in our approach. We lead with purpose and embrace diversity.

Building Success

Our team knows diverse relationships and strong partnerships build sustainable communities. Promoting individual growth and sharing success with our team and partners.   


We work hard and play hard. Investing in community and company events that help our employees and their families feel connected. Making fun part of everything we do.   

Our Design and Engineering Services

Summit Portfolio

Featured Project

Completed Exterior of the NCDOT I-26 Rest Area


This multiple building rest area design comes as a portion of the larger overall renovation of I-26. Previously, I-26 was four lanes and has expanded to eight lanes between Brevard Road in Asheville and U.S. 25 Business in Fletcher whereas U.S. 25 Business to U.S. 64 in Hendersonville has gone from four lanes to six lanes.

Demolition of the existing buildings will be replaced with newly designed contemporary structures to integrate the local cultural character of the mountains of North Carolina. They feature more natural light, LED lighting, low-flow water utilities, modern vending machines, a new floor plan, and a memorial to NCDOT employees killed on duty. Parking will be expanded to 100 passenger vehicle spaces and more than 30 truck spaces at each rest area. Presently, this modern design is the first of its kind for an NCDOT rest area.

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Summit Office Locations

320 Executive Court, Hillsborough, NC 27278

1 N. Pack Square, Suite 301,  Asheville, NC 28801

717 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301

7000 Stinson Hartis Road, Indian Trail, NC 28079

14 Small Street N, Pittsboro, NC 27312

3301 Benson Drive, Suite 400, Raleigh, NC 27609

2715 Ashton Drive, Suite 104, Wilmington, NC 28412

606 Broad Street, Suite C, South Boston, VA 24592

2201 W Broad Street, #204, Richmond, VA 23220

601 N Mechanic Street, Suite 140, Franklin, VA 23851

1000 Technology Drive, #2150c, Fairmont, WV 26554

1096 Assembly Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29708

9600 Koger Boulevard N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702

14694 Orchard Parkway, #210a, Westminster, CO 80023