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Edward G. Parrone, P.E., FACEC
President / CEO


Edward G. ParroneEd Parrone brings 43 years of experience and senior leadership to the firm, while overseeing the design and implementation of all major projects. Over the course of his career, Ed has designed everything from roadways to college campuses to senior living facilities.

Ed is a past vice president of the American Council of Engineering Companies and former national director and past president of the New York Association of Consulting Engineers. He has also served as chairman of the Architectural Review Board for East Rochester and as president of the East Rochester Rotary Club.

Ed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Marquette University. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York, the State of Ohio, the State of New Jersey, the State of Vermont, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In addition, he was the 2007 recipient of the Civil Engineer of the Year Award from the Rochester Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Ed has also written numerous industry-related articles, most recently Engineering An Athletic Field: Tools For A Winning Design for the July 2008 issue of American School And University magazine.


David S. Staerr, P.L.S.
Vice President, Land Surveying

David StaerrAs the person in charge of all surveying activities, David has worked closely with the design team for 27 years to make sure that assignments are carried out effectively and efficiently.

David has prepared boundary and topographic survey maps for a variety of projects, including roadway design and manufacturing facilities. He develops and tracks budgets, reviews computations, and regularly conducts quality assurance meetings with the surveying staff to ensure the quality of each project.

David earned an Applied Science Associate’s degree in Surveying Engineering Technology from Alfred State University. He is a past president of the Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association and a member of the New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors.


Daryl S. Christiansen
Chief Financial Officer

Daryl has been a part of the Parrone Team for 32 years. He began his career in our land surveying department before transitioning to his current role as the firm's CFO for the past 12 years. In addition to overseeing our Finance Department and coordinating its operations, Daryl serves as Quality Control Manager to ensure that plans provide clarity, constructability, and adhere to our firm's quality assurance manual and procedures. His extensive technical and managerial backgrounds allow him to provide project recommendations to improve customer service, reduce costs, and meet project schedules.

Daryl is Past Treasurer of the Upstate New York Professional Services Management Association (PSMA) and is a member of Fairport Rotary.




Heinrich W. Fischer, R.L.A.
Registered Landscape Architect


Heinrich W. FisherHeinrich brings 39 years of experience to his position as Landscape Architect. His responsibilities include the technical aspects of site design and planning for landscape features, plant specifications, and client consultation. He also prepares concept designs, coordinates the AutoCAD drawing plans and details, prepares cost estimates and specifications, and provides schedules for planting.

Heinrich is an expert landscape architect who has repeatedly been recognized for his planting, landscape development planning, and low voltage ("Green") landscape/architectural lighting design throughout Western New York. He has received several design awards from the New York State Nursery and Landscape Association and its regional associations for residential and environmental projects Most recently, he received the prestigious 2009 New York State Environmental Beautification Award from the Association in the category of Night Lighting, Unlimited.

Heinrich earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture from Michigan State University and is a licensed architect in the State of New York. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, past president of both the New York State Nurserymen’s Association and Low Voltage Lighting Institute of the Americas, and was a Hall of Fame Inductee in 1992.


Paul V. Parrone
Construction Manager

Paul brings 30 years of experience to his position as Construction Manager, where he performs on-site observation of work progress, attends field meetings, and reviews shop drawings. As a result of working on detailed projects for various clients, including colleges/universities, municipalities, and health care institutions, Paul has a broad range of skills and knowledge that he applies to every job to ensure that projects are constructed according to their design.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture from Lawrence University of Technology in Detroit and has completed Civil Engineering courses at Syracuse University. In addition, he is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control. Paul is a member of the American Society of Certified Technicians, Soil and Water Conservation Society, International Erosion Control Association, and the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET II).

 



Carl S. Hewings
Project Manager


As a Project Manager, Carl is responsible for technical aspects of site planning and design, coordinating data collection, and developing cost estimates. He has over 30 years of experience working in such diverse areas as municipalities, recreational facilities, and educational campuses. Carl is also our resident Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) expert due to his widespread knowledge of and familiarity with related project requirements and procedures. He has used this information to successfully complete ADA accessibility studies for existing shopping centers, public parks, transportation facilities, and educational campuses.

Carl earned an Associates Degree in Civil Engineering from Mohawk Valley Community College and completed Civil Engineering coursework at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He is a member of the Construction Specifications Institute and is certified as a Construction Contract Administrator by the Institute.


Gary R. Smith
Project Manager

Gary is our Project Manager whose areas of design expertise include health care facilities, municipalities, educational and commercial buildings, and residential projects. His 30 years of experience provides clients with high quality designs that are economical yet efficient. Along with designing projects, Gary oversees the preparation of construction documents and technical specifications for site improvements and coordinates efforts with subconsultants. His notable projects include the Performing Arts Center at Nazareth College of Rochester, the Biomedical Engineering and Optics Building at the University of Rochester, and the Renovation Project at Irondequoit Country Club.

Gary holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Design from SUNY Buffalo, Associates Degrees in Engineering Science and Civil Engineering Technology from Erie Community College, and has completed Civil Engineering courses at SUNY Buffalo and Mechanical Engineering courses at Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a member of the American Concrete Institute and the American Public Works Association.