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Jason Palkewicz, PE, LEED AP

Principal / CEO

Jason Palkewicz is a Professional Engineer and Vice-President of Engineering with licenses in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia with over 25-years experience successfully overseeing all phases of engineering and surveying projects for government and private-sector clients. Holding a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering from Hofstra University, together with a Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering from The University of Toledo, Jason is a highly skilled team leader, detail oriented with the ability to solve problems with limited resources while never losing sight of the big picture. 

His projects require external coordination with clients, local and state review agencies, architects, legal representatives, Zoning Commissions, City and County Councils, and other professionals such as traffic consultants and wetlands specialists, leading teams in the preparation and review of site plans, grading, zoning submittals, water mains, gravity sewer and pump stations, sediment and erosion control, roadways, specifications, etc. In addition, he is involved in the day-to-day operations of the office, including providing input on personnel adjustments, large purchases, corporate budgets and business plans, and performance reviews. 

Jason has been involved in projects of all types and scales from Mixed Use/Residential communities, such as Baywood Greens, The Overlook, Pelican Point, and Belle Terre, together with public projects such as Seagull Square at Salisbury University, Combined Sewer Overflow Elimination for the City of Toledo, Ohio, Isabella Street Bulkhead and Water/Sewer Design for the City of Salisbury and the Westside Collector Road for Wicomico County, Maryland.


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Steven Fuller, PLS

Principal / Vice President

Mr. Fuller has over 26 years of experience in land surveying, civil design, and project management. Major areas of responsibility have included the preparation of site and grading plans, boundary and topographic surveys, sediment & erosion control plans, forest conservation plans, major subdivision design and stormwater management plans. Projects have covered major residential and commercial subdivision designs, road design, commercial site planning, stormwater pond design, and forest conservation master planning for college campuses.  Projects have also included percolation tests for on-site septic feasibility, critical area subdivision design, and construction stakeout.

Steve attended Salisbury State University receiving his Bachelors in mathematics in 1995.  He is a Professional Land Surveyor in the states of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia, is a Forest Conservation Qualified Professional in the state of Maryland, and is a certified UAS Remote Pilot.  Steve maintains memberships in both the Maryland and Virginia Societies of Surveyors and the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce.


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Barry M. Hall, PLS

Principal / Land Surveying

Mr. Hall has 29 years of experience in surveying, related mapping, and street rehabilitation. Mr. Hall has directed up to six survey crews and managed the overview of design and drafting tasks.  His experience includes Global Position System (GPS), ALTA/ACSM, boundary, topographic, location, utility, construction stakeout, highway, cadastral surveys, and geodetic control.  

Barry attended the R.E.T.S. Technology Schools, Engineering Technology and Drafting receiving his Certificate in 1982 and attended the University of Maryland, Maryland Society of Surveyors, receiving the 354-Hour Course Certificate in 1990, and is a certified UAS Remote Pilot.


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Jim Eriksen, PE

Principal / Engineering

Jim Eriksen is a professional engineer licensed in Delaware and Maryland and a project manager at Solutions IPEM.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Delaware, where he was an honors program graduate. Jim is an insightful, original thinker who will approach problems from every angle to determine the best possible solution. This results in him designing new ways of working, learning, leading, and innovating.

Jim brings over 10 years of experience successfully designing and managing all phases of projects from planning through all final engineering and zoning approvals. He is a highly skilled engineer who has an extensive, diverse experience designing residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal projects ranging from chicken processing plants to residential resort communities. His expertise in stormwater management, utility and, roadway design combined with his knowledge of agency requirements allows him to effectively coordinate and process plans with local and state agencies, other consultants, contractors, and developers. His attention to detail and effective communication allows him to maintain the big picture while ensuring that the nuances of the design are both functional and clearly illustrated.

 


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Scott Rogers, AIA, LEED AP

Senior Architect

Mr. Rogers has over 30 years of experience in Architectural Design and Project Management involving new building design, additions and renovations, tenant fit outs, re-roofing projects, and accessibility upgrades for a variety of private and public clients. Project types have included government/military facilities, medical facilities, police and fire stations, town halls, churches, retail establishments and office buildings.

Clients have included Perdue Farms Inc., Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Choptank Community Health System, INC, NASA/Wallops Flight Facility, Department of the Air Force (DAFB), Town of Delmar, the City of Rehoboth Beach, and the Maryland Department of General Services.

Mr. Rogers graduated from North Carolina State University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Environmental Design/Architecture degree. He is a licensed Architect in the states of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia, and is a LEED accredited professional. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is a past member of the Society of American Military Engineers.

Scott currently serves on the Salisbury/Wicomico Planning & Zoning Commission (2005 – present) and volunteers as an ACE Mentor for the Easton/Salisbury chapter (2011 – present). He also served on the City of Salisbury Historic District Commission (1997 – 2000).


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Sarah Rigot, LEED AP

Architectural Designer

Sarah is a transplant to Maryland’s Eastern Shore, having previously worked in Raleigh & Durham, North Carolina, Blacksburg, Virginia and Washington D.C. She has 12 years of experience in interior design, client fit-outs/renovations, new building design including office buildings, places of worship, hospitality, healthcare, education, government, multi-family residential and single family custom homes. She is LEED certified, and spent some time working for a firm conducting LEED inspections and environmental testing both during and post-construction.

Sarah received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and her Masters of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She enjoys a hands-on approach to design and construction, having actively participated in a design + build studio in her undergraduate program, as well as multiple mission trips to Mexico and parts of Louisiana affected by Hurricane Katrina to rebuild and provide homes for those in need.


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Don J. Pogwist, LEED AP

Project Manager

Mr. Pogwist has over 30 years of experience in the civil engineering field.  Don has managed the civil aspect of projects from their inception to final construction through the collaboration of the surveying, engineering, environmental and architectural disciplines to realize the clients vision.

Design experience includes grading,  stormwater management and storm drain, water and sanitary sewer systems, major subdivisions, sediment & erosion control and agency permitting.  A few of Don’s past projects include Seagull Square, Shorebirds Stadium, The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay,  Maui Jacks Chincoteague, Va,  Grasonville Wawa Timothy House and Gardens, Annapolis and  West Side Collector and Northeast Collector Roads.

Don graduated from University of Delaware in 1984 with a Geology Bachelor of Science degree.   He is LEED certified and Certified Construction Reviewer.


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Hollis H. Bartkovich, EIT, LEED AP

Design Engineer

Holly Bartkovich is a highly skilled Engineer in Training with over 15 years of diverse experience in Civil and Chemical Engineering. Holding a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Vanderbilt University, she is an effective communicator, analytical, and a strong team leader and participant whose projects include site planning, storm and sanitary sewer design, pump station design, zoning and compliance reports, subdivision design, specifications, private and community septic systems, construction management, and LEED project certification.

Holly is highly professional, maintaining involvement in and contacts with organizations such as:

    Georgetown Chamber of Commerce

    Junior Achievement

    Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce


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Peirce Kea

Graphic Designer / Office Manager

Peirce brings a fresh approach to our designs, while being sensitive to the importance of consistency in building brand recognition. Her high impact designs communicate the intrinsic value of our client's products and services while instilling the sense of urgency that drives sales.

Peirce's history in on-the-ground retail sales helps her relate to the buying process that people experience and the power of effective marketing. Additionally, her first-hand experience adds to her effectiveness in designing displays and comprehensive interior and exterior signage programs. Peirce continually researches the cutting edge of the industry to hone her skills ensuring that her designs are powerful and effective.

Peirce holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design. She is experienced with logo development, corporate identity and branding, 3-D package design and information design, pre-press and production design, and publication and editorial design.


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IN MEMORIAM

Frank M. Kea, RLA

Principal / Founding Member

In 2018 we lost our founder and CEO of Solutions, IPEM, LLC, Frank Kea, who brought over 30 years of professional experience in Land Planning, Landscape Architecture, Real Estate Development, and Home Building. Utilizing keen insight and superior interpersonal skills with an integrated team approach, Frank provided the leadership needed to lead high impact, professional teams in solving multiple complex issues leading to successful projects for each client. This commitment to the client was essential in the success of Solutions IPEM.