A civil engineering company is only as good as the people behind it. Behind Davel Engineering & Environmental Inc., you'll find a talented, experienced team of civil engineers, surveyors and other environmental professionals who work together to provide quality, innovative designs and related services to their clients. Our philosophy of providing innovative, quality work at a reasonable cost is reflected in everything we do, and a business ethic founded and modeled by our president, John R. Davel.
John R. Davel, P.E. - President
John brings over 30 years experience in civil engineering to the Davel team. He believes in the value of customer satisfaction and specializes in site development for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional projects.

John's employment background includes civil engineering 14 years experience at a Consulting Engineering firm before founding Davel Engineering and Environmental, Inc. Early in his career, he gained valuable experience as a project engineer where he designed and managed civil engineering projects for a variety of clients. John's area of specialty was storm water management, flood studies, sewer and water design and land development.

John holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his professional engineering license in 1988 with the State of Wisconsin and in 2012 in the State of Michigan. John is an active member of the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers and served as the State Director from 1997-1998.
Timothy Wittmann, P.E. , CPESC - Project Engineer
Tim’s primary role as a civil engineer with Davel Engineering & Environmental Inc. is to prepare engineering studies, develop site designs, and prepare construction plans and permits. He also works to keep projects moving smoothly by communicating with various municipalities and keeping clients up to date on project developments.

Tim loves the challenge of coming up with new innovative designs and his varied role with the company. His special areas of expertise include storm water management plans, erosion and sediment control, and other design aspects related to land development. His personal goal: “to stay on budget and develop a quality design that meets the client’s needs.”
Mitchell Bauer, EIT - Project Engineer
Mitchell is a 2013 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. His responsibilities as a civil engineer include designing sewer and water systems, and drainage, grading and storm water systems to serve project sites and also preparing and submitting permit applications and obtaining agency approvals for engineering plans.

"I view each project as a complex puzzle that has infinite design solutions," says Mitch. "My objective is to find the most cost-effective solution while meeting the client's goals and expectations. The extensive wealth of knowledge available at Davel Engineering & Environmental, Inc. is extremely helpful in allowing me to reach my objective."
Katie DeMarco - Civil Engineering Technician
Civil engineering technicians like Katie take ideas, designs and specifications from the engineers and translate them into accurate, working plans using Civil 3-D (CAD) software.

Katie’s responsibilities at Davel Engineering & Environmental Inc. call for creating all types of plans, from subdivisions to commercial drainage projects and road plan and profiles to site plans for home construction.

What does Katie enjoy about her role? “I like paying attention to the details and seeing the plans develop into an actual project.”
James Sehloff, PLS - Professional Land Surveyor
Jim Sehloff leads the surveying department at Davel Engineering & Environmental Inc., overseeing surveying crews, researching property deeds and creating various survey maps, including subdivisions, certified survey maps, ALTA surveys, and other topographic surveys. His goal is to serve Davel customers by determining the most accurate division of the land, so they can make sound project decisions.

“I really love the progressiveness I’ve found at Davel Engineering & Environmental Inc.,” says Jim. “We have the latest software and technology to do the job right.”
Scott Andersen - Land Surveyor
Scott’s job is to conduct field and office work to establish property boundaries for both commercial and residential situations based on recorded documents. In addition, Scott collects and establishes vertical and horizontal information for engineering based projects.

In 2008, Scott received an Associate Degree in Land Surveying from Nicolet Area Technical College in Rhinelander, WI and has been continuing to learn the skills associated with land surveying ever since.

“Every project is like a puzzle, I enjoy taking all of my skills and implying them in to each project to maintain a great degree of accuracy. With the benefits of having up-to-date GPS and robotic surveying equipment, we are able to support our data and provide accurate information to our clients.”
Travis - Environmental Specialist
Travis has been practicing in a professional manner for 14 years conducting wetland determinations and soil & site evaluations. Travis's professional experience includes private and public sector work: owning and operating Eastern Ridges Land Consulting, LLC, working for a local surveying firm, and most recently, as a Soil Conservationist with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Natural Resource Conservation Services (NRCS). With the NRCS Travis worked closely with other federal, state, and local agencies and private landowners.

Travis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in resource management, with an emphasis on soil and water resources. He has additional education in surveying and land law. He is a Professional Wetland Scientists (PWS) – Society of Wetland Scientists, Certified Soil Tester (CST)- Department of Safety & Professional Services and most recently he was accepted into the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) – Professionally Assured Wetland Delineator Program.
As an “Assured Delineator,” our wetland delineations conducted by Travis, do not require DNR review and subsequent concurrence. This can be a substantial help in moving forward quickly with projects that have wetland concerns.
Mary - Office Manager
Mary joins the Davel Engineering team with more than 25 years experience in the secretarial/clerical field. Most of her career was working at Aid Association for Lutherans, now Thrivent Financial. Since leaving Thrivent she has worked as a newsroom assistant and an accounting assistant.

She said her greatest assets to the team would be “my organizational skills, attention to detail and being a team player. I really enjoy working with people and look forward to meeting and assisting Davel Engineering’s clients”.

Whether your project is large or small, the team at Davel Engineering & Environmental Inc. is ready to meet your needs. Call us today at (920) 991-1866.