You might call them the backbone of the organization, the heartbeat of the project, or the brains behind the build, but we call them our CHW team. From land surveyor projects to landscape architecture jobs, the CHW Team does everything with purpose.
Robert Walpole is President and Principal Engineer at CHW Professional Consultants in Gainesville. Since joining the firm in 1997, his responsibilities include management of all technical and non-technical staff in land planning + urban design, transportation engineering, civil engineering, land surveying, and construction administration services, and construction engineering inspections. Working with communities across the State of Florida, Robert’s professional work focuses on designing and engineering infrastructure for the built environment. Working on a master planning level, he has led and participated in site-specific land planning for all types of development ranging from municipal infrastructure to healthcare, institutional, commercial, master planned communities and university campus planning. Utilizing sound civil engineering principals and a deep understanding of the urban design and construction process, he leads development teams through conceptual land planning, site design, and project implementation.
Gerry Dedenbach is a shareholder and Vice President at CHW Professional Consultants in Gainesville. Since joining the firm in 2003, Gerry has been providing professional land planning services throughout Florida. Bringing regional experience and a proven ability to work across a variety of projects and with all client and regulatory levels, Gerry continues to expand CHW’s client base, while bringing continued innovation to clients. As CHW embarks on an era of targeted expansion and client retention, he leads the effort throughout the region and locally. His responsibilities include leading Business Development, Strategic Projects, and Strategic Goals Implementation.
E.J. Bolduc III is Vice President of the land planning and urban design group at CHW Professional Consultants in Gainesville. E.J. has been practicing landscape architecture for more than 20 years. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and is a Registered Landscape Architect in the State of Florida. He is a LEED Accredited Professional by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Taylor Rose is the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel at CHW Professional Consultants in Gainesville. In his role, Taylor oversees Legal, Finance, Accounting, Office Management and Facilities, IT, and Marketing + Communications. Taylor is responsible for providing leadership that mirrors CHW’s vision, mission and core values.
Taylor served as president of a 400-member national consulting firm in Washington, D.C., where he managed all operations including several commercial real estate transactions and leasing arrangements. Taylor began his career as a lawyer in Florida counseling commercial clients through business disputes and commercial transactions. Additionally, Taylor has started several successful businesses in diverse industries including retail and e-commerce selling to Fortune 500 companies.
Taylor attended the University of Florida for both his undergraduate and graduate studies, earning a degree in economics and a Juris Doctor, with honors. He is also past president of the UF College of Law Alumni Counsel and looks forward to investing deeply in the Gainesville community.
Josh Highlander is Vice President of Engineering and Construction at CHW Professional Consultants in Gainesville. Joining the firm in 2014, Josh helps bridge the gap between urban design and construction administration services. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE), Certified General Contractor (CGC), and University of Florida graduate with over a decade of professional experience in Civil Engineering and Construction Administration Services. Josh leads CHW’s Civil Engineering and Construction Services (CS) department, offering project guidance from concept to completion.
Kevin Hewett is a CHW shareholder and Vice President. He joined the firm in 1997, has served as Vice President since 2007. He has 33 years of experience in the Land Surveying Industry. Kevin’s experience extends across the profession’s broad spectrum of public and private clients’ land surveying needs. Kevin leads CHW’s Land Surveyor Department, while providing leadership to CHW’s Directors in the firm’s execution of project management services.
Monique Heathcock is Director of Transportation Engineering at CHW Professional Consultants in Gainesville. Monique joined CHW in 2002. As Director of Transportation Engineering, Monique supervises and manages the department’s staff and actively participates in all phases of the development process from project inception through construction completion. She has been a registered Professional Engineer since 1999, specializing in projects that require transportation engineering and roadway layout and design and/or maintenance of traffic.
Aaron Hickman is Director of Surveying at CHW Professional Consultants in Gainesville. Since joining the firm in 2003, his role has grown. Aaron has 13 years of land surveyor experience, and is responsible for managing 300+ land surveying projects per annum. Aaron’s areas of specialization include boundary, topographic, ALTA/ACSM land title surveys, as-built surveys, route surveys, quantity surveys, survey data analysis, survey project management, subdivision plat review, and construction layout.
Mr. John Maxfield, PE, is Director of Land Development (civil engineering) at CHW bringing over 28 years of extensive expertise in managing small to major building and infrastructure projects throughout the United States.
John has a proven track record in team leadership and scope, schedule, and financial management and staff management.
Craig Brashier is Director of Planning at CHW Professional Consultants in Gainesville. Craig is American Institute of Certified Planner (AICP) accredited and has over 10 years of experience in project management. Craig focuses on comprehensive and land use planning. Craig’s breadth of experience ranges from advising local governments on Comprehensive Plan text and map amendments to large-scale land planning efforts with extra-jurisdictional and regional impacts.
Laurie Hall is the Director of Landscape Architecture at CHW Professional Consultants in Gainesville. Laurie is a Registered Landscape Architect with over ten years of experience in a wide range of commercial, multi-family residential, and campus projects. She is experienced in providing urban design, project management, presentation graphics, construction documentation, and construction administration services.
Donald Buaku is Director of Urban Design at CHW Professional Consultants in Gainesville. Donald comes to CHW via Salt Lake City, UT and Denver, CO., where he brings an arsenal of urban design ability and experience. He holds certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners as well as Masters Degrees in Urban Design and Planning, coupled with an Architecture degree from his home country of Ghana. He is a strong illustrator and facilitator, who visually communicates conceptual & schematic designs to our clientele.
Missy Boyer is Marketing Communications Director and in-house graphic designer for CHW Professional Consultants in Gainesville. Missy has over 20 years of experience in the realm of visual communications and graphic design, and over 15 years as a marketing professional. Missy is responsible for developing and maintaining marketing strategies to meet organizational objectives. She utilizes design and develops effective marketing communications using varied mediums and channels, online and offline.
Jason Claus serves as Director of CHW’s office in Jacksonville. Jason has 22 years of experience and is a certified professional land surveyor and mapper in both Georgia and Alabama. He is proficient in AutoCAD, robotics, GPS equipment and field software. Jason is responsible for overseeing all aspects of CHW’s office in Jacksonville including operations, quality control, accuracy and attention to detail while always emphasizing professionalism.
Tony Caggiano, Jr., P.E. is a registered professional engineer with 10 years of experience, serving as CHW’s Director of Construction Services. His primary focus is to promote and facilitate effective communication between all project stakeholders, regardless of project type, end user, or industry. Tony incorporates overall oversite of our Construction Engineering Inspection team of civil engineers, engineering interns, and construction engineering inspectors whose collective goal is success by managing and effectively executing client expectations.
Laura Chandler is the Director of Finance + Operations + Administration at CHW Professional Consultants in Gainesville. Laura joined CHW in 2018 and has 20 years of construction, development and real estate industry accounting experience. As Director of Finance + Operations + Administration, Laura supervises and manages the department’s staff and manages all aspects of accounting and finance, administrative, and general office operations.
Chris Dougherty is the Business Development Manger at CHW Professional Consultants in Gainesville. Chris helps lead the development and expansion of CHW’s professional consulting services throughout the North and Central Florida region. He brings to CHW over 17 years of experience in the design and development industry. __
Becki Sabis is Human Resources Manager at CHW Professional Consultants in Gainesville. Since joining the firm in 2001, she has managed all aspects of human resources, accounting and bookkeeping, all administrative and non-technical staff, and general office operations. __
The roads that carry you to your destination, the foundation on which you stand, and the water that splashes from your faucet are made possible by civil engineering. Our civil engineers approach each project by analyzing the bigger picture and fine-tuning the smallest details.
View Our Surveying + Mapping team
Land surveyors measure and map just about everything on the land, in the air, or in the ocean — but at CHW, we like to stick to our Floridian home turf. Our team of surveying professionals focus on cost-effective, accurate data collection in Gainesville, Ocala, and Jacksonville to help you determine the scope of your project.
View Our Planning + Design Team
Land planning shapes the vision of a community, urban design helps bring it to life, and landscape architecture makes it beautiful. Together, our land planning, urban design, and landscape architecture teams enrich our communities.
View Our Construction Services team
Our experienced construction administration services professionals will guide you through the development process from construction to completion — focusing on details so you won’t have to.
There’s more to getting from point A to point B than meets the eye. From choosing the asphalt type to forecasting traffic, our transportation engineering team works to provide roads that are convenient, environmentally compatible – and most importantly, safe.
Whether your project requires civil engineering, land planning, survey, landscape architecture or construction quality assurance, our expert staff represents your interests and project through the course of their approval. We focus on our clients’ interests and delivering entitlements and permitting as expeditiously as practicable.