Civil Design Advantage (CDA) was established in 2003 based on a commitment to provide our clients with the highest quality of service through functional, creative, and cost efficient design and project management. With a view towards sustainability and a focus on accuracy and attention to detail, CDA has served hundreds of clients in Iowa and throughout the Midwest. As a result of that commitment, CDA has grown to be a successful, multi-discipline firm, carrying professional licenses in multiple states throughout the Midwest.
Civil Design Advantage’s staff has a great amount of experience working with local municipalities, private developers, and other Owners to achieve their goals for site planning, land development, municipal improvements, and survey needs. Our Staff of Licensed Civil Engineers, Landscape Architects, and Surveyors have vast experience and knowledge to lead projects from conception through construction completion. Whether it is assistance with public input/consensus building, master planning, site planning, or construction drawings, we maintain our client’s priorities and objectives as the utmost importance.
Gary is a cofounder and managing partner of Civil Design Advantage. Gary often serves as Principal-In-Charge for municipal or government related projects. Gary’s experience with the DNR and COE enables him to effectively lead a design team through specific permitting processes. Gary received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University in 1992 and is a Licensed Civil Engineer in Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas. Gary is also an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Dean is a managing partner and a cofounder of Civil Design Advantage. Dean received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University in 1993. Dean often serves as the Principal-In-Charge for private land development projects and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Dean is a Licensed Civil Engineer in Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska. Dean is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and the Iowa Engineering Society (IES).
Mike is a managing partner and a cofounder of Civil Design Advantage. Mike often serves as the Principal-In-Charge for Survey or Construction Staking projects and provides direction for office survey technicians and survey field crews for a variety of survey-related projects. Mike completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from Iowa State University in 1993. Mike is a Professional Land Surveyor licensed to practice in the State of Iowa and an active member of the Society of Land Surveyors of Iowa (SLSI).