Who We Are

At a Glance

Summit is a compact engineering and design firm that adapts quickly and offers clients the most current technology, innovative design solutions, and comprehensive project management for turn-key delivery. We know that one size rarely fits all. That’s why we look at the individual needs of every project and match them with our proven technical expertise and experience. When we approach a project, we strive to deliver client success and provide design solutions that exceed expectations through innovation, collaboration, and community support.

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

We encourage and support each other in our endeavors. We welcome different perspectives and ensure everyone’s voice is heard.


We do what is right and act with integrity and transparency. We are passionate about our pursuit of excellence.


We are nimble and deliver innovative solutions. We are responsive and collaborative in our approach. We lead with purpose and embrace adversity.

Building Success

We know diverse relationships and strong partnerships build sustainable communities. We promote individual growth and share success with our team and partners.


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

Our History

Summit Design and Engineering Services was originally founded in 1997 under the name of Callemyn-Parker, Inc., when CEO Jim Parker, PE, PLS, and land surveyor, Alois Callemyn, PLS, combined their resources.

Services Offered


Civil Engineering

Our Diversity & Inclusion Efforts

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Community Involvement

Committed to Making a Difference.

Our firm is deeply committed to the communities in which they live and work. Members of the Summit family sponsor, support, and lead various organizations that are as diverse as our staff and the projects that they lead. We take pride in knowing our employees make a difference. Some of the events that our firm has been involved with recently include a Team Build Day with the Habitat for Humanity, The Holt Brothers Foundation Flag Football Tournament 2019, WTS Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, and the AIA CANstruction in 2018. These events give Summit a chance to be involved with the community in a way that benefits all those participating.

Our Active Memberships

ACEC North Carolina

ACEC Virginia

Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA)

Regional Transportation Alliance (RTA)

Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

Asheville Chamber of Commerce

Wilmington Chamber of Commerce

Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

Chatham Chamber of Commerce

Urban Land Institute (ULI)

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)

American Public Works Association (APWA) North Carolina

American Public Works Association (APWA) Virginia

Florida Transportation Builders Association (FTBA)

Halifax Chamber of Commerce

We Make Fun Part of Everything We Do