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.
We build partnerships with clients to shape our communities.
To thoughtfully enhance the built-environment by delivering resilient and impactful projects.
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Tappahannock Downtown Revitalization
The Town of Tappahannock selected Summit’s Planning department to assist with planning the Tappahannock Downtown Revitalization as part of Virginia’s Main Street Program. This plan, meant to address the community’s needs and assist with further economic development, was funded by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development in collaboration with Tappahannock Main Street.
Tappahannock is a historic town located on the south side of the Rappahannock River within the eastern portion of Essex County. Its geographical location in the Northern Neck of Virginia, near both Richmond and Fredericksburg, provides the Town with a unique opportunity for growth and development. To properly understand the needs of the Town, Summit’s Planning department took inventory of existing businesses and conditions, reviewed and analyzed survey data, held stakeholder meetings, and conducted further surveying in service to the project.