Anderson ] [ Paul
B. Hutnak ] [ Michael
Labbe ] [ Cheryl
G. Peterson ] [ Holland
Shaw ] [ Adam
[ Eric Bazzett ] [ Margret
Director of Planning
has fifteen years of experience
in land surveying, permitting, and project management.
In his capacity
as Director of Planning, he supervises all personnel and
assigns staff to projects as required. He is responsible
for the scheduling and management of all jobs, estimates,
budgets, and billing. Mr. Anderson also coordinates communications
between our survey and engineering departments.
Anderson handles most Planning Board, Zoning Board, Conservation
Commission, and other municipal state level meetings.
He also provides many of our clients with construction management
and construction supervision services. Currently, Mr.
is writing new zoning bylaws for age restricted senior
living communities in many Massachusetts and Rhode Island
towns. These bylaws have ranged from entire new regulations
to simple overlays of existing zoning. Many local councils
and Town Meetings are presently adapting the bylaws.
He is presently involved in permitting over seven different
age restricted projects in southern New England. This
requires site search and evaluation, zoning determination,
design supervision, and permitting. Mr. Anderson is currently
assisting the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce and
the John H. Chaffee Blackstone River Bikeway Project
with technical support regarding mapping, zoning, and permitting.
Anderson has served as Senior Project Manager for various
residential subdivisions including The Hills in Northbridge,
MA. He has also served as Senior Project Manager on many
retail sites including Dunkin Donuts, Wal-Mart, Westboro
Road Convenience & Service Center, and Old Colony Stationary.
As Senior Project Manager, Mr. Anderson is responsible
for all site design and permitting. He has extensive experience
in site development and construction supervision.
Worcester Junior College, Worcester, MA, 1970
Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA, 1970
Community College of Rhode Island, 1987
Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce
Blackstone Valley Economic Development Committee
Town of Franklin Land Use Committee
Urban Land Institute
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Director of Field
Lance Anderson has over fourteen years of experience in
all aspects of land surveying. He has performed land court
surveys, ALTA surveys, residential and commercial
lot stalkings, site topography, perimeter land surveys, construction layout
of commercial and residential building projects, location
of surface and subsurface
utilities, and existing conditions plans.
Mr. Anderson has also been involved in various
layout and relocation of state and residential roadways. In addition,
he has six years experience as a registered soil evaluator. Mr. Anderson
has been responsible for soil testing for various earth removal projects
and subsurface disposal systems for such clients as Rosenfeld Concrete
Corporation, Boston Sand & Gravel, and Strekolovsky and Hoit.
Anderson has served as Director of Field Survey on many
large scale development projects including The Hills at Whitinsville
and the Towns
of Uxbridge and North Brookfield’s proposed school sites.
He has worked with The Binswanger Group on construction
of a 350,000 square-foot warehouse
with rail siding; with Allen & Major on a 2,500,000 square-foot
development of commercial and industrial space; and National Development
in the building of Forge Park in Franklin, MA.
of Field Survey for a project with Allen & Major, Mr.
Anderson was responsible for topographical and existing
conditions surveys. Services also included town hall and utility
the project for the field crew.
As Field Survey Manager
for a project at Wellesley College, Mr. Anderson was
responsible for redevelopment of the historical Hazard Quadrangle.
His duties included existing conditions survey, subsurface
utility exploration, and landscape location plans.
After the final design, Mr. Anderson was
responsible for the construction layout of two to four
phases of the restoration project.
Community College of Rhode Island, 1987
Massachusetts State Certified Soils Evaluator, 1995
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a Project Engineer and is also a registered soil evaluator.
He has been active in the construction industry
since 1990 and has over five years of experience in surveying and design work
on a variety of large projects as well as residential subdivisions and commercial/industrial
site planning and permitting. Mr. Hutnak has an extensive background in AutoCAD
2000 and Land Development desktop.
His experience includes all facets
of site development related to permitting and construction,
including soil evaluation, sewer and septic system design,
drainage analysis and design, wetland considerations and
related permitting requirements, and general site suitability
evaluation. Paul’s survey experience includes site topography,
stakeout and building projects including the Oxford Post
Office in Oxford, MA, the Westboro Road in Northbridge, MA,
and self-storage facility in Uxbridge, MA.
As Project Engineer,
Mr. Hutnak has been responsible for site design services
which included: traffic patterns, parking lot design, roadway
design, drainage design, storm water management, landscape
planning, utility placement, and sewage disposal design.
In Mr. Hutnak’s extensive experience with storm water management,
he has worked with Cultec Infiltration Design, and in his
varied experience with landscape planning, he has worked
with Versa-Lok retaining wall systems.
B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell,
Massachusetts Builders Association
DEP – Approved Title 5 Soil Evaluator
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GIS Specialist, Technical Director
Labbe has over fifteen years of experience in land surveying,
AutoCAD design and drafting, and computer technology. Mr. Labbe
specializes in CAD/GIS
mapping. He excels at plotting base data, developing project maps, and incorporating
public viewpoints into the overall design.
He developed a company-wide standard
for CAD/GIS procedures and implements all CAD/GIS training.
Mr. Labbe also coordinates all GPS fieldwork and prepares
mission planning packages in order to efficiently manage
crews in the field. As GPS Coordinator, Mr. Labbe has worked
with Binswanger Project Management in Northbridge, MA. On
this 350,000 square-foot distribution facility project, he
calculated GPS photo control/coordinates and prepared concept
drawings using aerial photography with site overlay.
Labbe has served as site designer on many projects and
has worked with such companies as Oldcastle Precast, Dunkin
and Wal-Mart. Through a project with Rosenfeld Concrete
Corp., he has plotted field topography and calculated restricted
use area for filing and state DEP. Currently, Mr. Labbe
working with the National Heritage Corridor Commission
in order to compile aerial photographs and constraint maps
the Blackstone River Corridor in anticipation of constructing
a bikepath from Providence, RI, to Worcester, MA. In his
capacity as Director of Technology, Mr. Labbe is responsible
for all computer network setup, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
He researches and purchases new technologies as they relate
to computer hardware, software, and survey equipment.
University of Massachusetts, Lowell, 1985-1987
P.E. No. 38691, Chief Engineer
a Professional Civil Engineer with registrations in Massachusetts,
New York, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Ms. Peterson has over fifteen years
of experience on a wide spectrum on engineering projects. Her experience includes,
but is not limited to, designing residential subdivisions, golf course housing
developments, sewer extensions, water main extensions, and site construction
Her experience also includes the review of plans and documents
for a Planning Board and a Conservation Commission. The Conservation
Commission review consisted of reviewing the Notice of
submittal for engineering issues, specifically site drainage,
to determine compliance with the Town bylaw and the Stormwater
Management Policy. Comment letters were then issued to
the applicant. Attendance at the Conservation Commission
was part of the scope of work. Ms. Peterson has dealt with
many local Boards and Commissions and has obtained permits
and approvals at the local, state, and federal levels.
Peterson has served as Chief Engineer on many large scale
development projects including Shining Rock Golf Community
in Northbridge, MA, Noble Vista in Upton, MA, The Hills
at Whitinsville in Northbridge, MA, and Reservoir Heights
Northbridge, MA. As Chief Engineer for the Shining Rock
Golf Community Project, Ms. Peterson, along with a golf course
architect, developed subdivision/site design plans for
18-hole golf course in conjunction with a 66-lot subdivision
in addition to 98 condominium units with approximately
10,000 linear feet of roadway. Steep slopes added to the
of joining lots, roadways, and golf holes. As Chief Engineer
for The Hills at Whitinsville and Reservoir Heights, Ms.
Peterson developed site plans for residential subdivision
lots and condominium units as well as thousands of linear
feet of road.
Ms. Peterson’s tasks also included plans
for: wetland crossings, preservation of endangered species
intermittent streams, sewer pump stations, off-site sewer
design, detention basins, and follow-through of construction
management. Many of the projects that Ms. Peterson has
designed include extensive review by MEPA due to the large
land disturbance. Ms. Peterson also has extensive experience
in designing new and relocated utility placement, sanitary
sewer design, and drainage system design.
B.S. Civil Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute,
Worcester, MA, 1987
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P.L.S. No. 30314,
is a Professional Land Surveyor
with registrations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut,
New Hampshire, and Maine. Mr. Shaw has over twenty-six
experience with all aspects and types of surveying projects including property
and topographic surveys, title insurance plan certification, mortgage inspection
plans, construction layout, condominium master and unit plans,
highway takings, easement, surveys, Massachusetts Land
Court plans and documents, accident surveys, and court
testimony before the Superior and Massachusetts Land Courts
in the capacity of expert witness. His professional work
from 1986 to the present has involved soil interpretation,
delineation, and soils landscape mapping for landowners,
developers, educational institutions, and other engineering
Mr. Shaw has served as Chief Surveyor on many large-scale
development projects including The Hills at Whitinsville,
a planned unit development in Northbridge, MA. Work on
this project included delineating over 50 areas of wetlands
a comprehensive demarcation and mapping of an existing
golf course for developmental site planning, which is presently
As Project Manager for the proposed North
Brookfield school site, Mr. Shaw prepared CAD drawings,
utilities and boundary lines, of the existing conditions
across the 64-acre school site.
As Chief Surveyor for a
project with Binswanger, Mr. Shaw personally conducted
soil examinations and supervised wetland
delineation as well as preliminary boundary determination
and record research.
B.A. English, Eastern College, St. David’s, PA, 1974
A.E. Civil Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, Worcester Junior
College, Worcester, MA, 1978
Current Graduate Studies in Plant and Soil Science, University
Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers
The American Congress on Surveying and Mapping
Massachusetts State Certified Soils Evaluator, 1995
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AICP, Chief Operating Officer
has over seven years
of experience in project management and land use planning.
In his capacity as Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for managing
the daily operations of the company relative to all land
development projects, advising
individual project managers and their assisting staff on establishing priorities
and meeting project deadlines.
He works closely with the Chief
Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer on company
practices and policies. Mr. Gaudette is also the Senior
Land Planner on staff. He provides many of our clients with
land planning expertise, evaluating zoning and subdivision
regulations. Mr. Gaudette prepares permit applications and
along with the Director of Planning, represents clients
during the review process at Planning Board, Zoning Board,
Conservation Commission and other municipal and state level
meetings. He provides technical assistance to the survey
and engineering departments by reviewing the design of residential
and industrial subdivision plans, site plans and ANR plans,
and other relevant land use documents.
Mr. Gaudette aids
in preparing internal proposals, as well as, responding
to external requests for proposals. He also provides services
to municipal and non-profit clients in grant writing and
administration, conducting various planning studies, and
drafting zoning articles that include bylaw changes such
as overlay districts, cluster development bylaws and senior
housing bylaws. Mr. Gaudette also represents Heritage
Design Group through his involvement with local steering
including the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce Regional
Economic Development Subcommittee and the Blackstone Valley
Mr. Gaudette came to Heritage Design Group from the Town
of Northbridge, Massachusetts where he served as the Planning
and Community Development Director. In that capacity, Mr.
Gaudette was responsible for a variety of municipal planning
responsibilities that included: providing technical assistance
to the Planning Board, Town Manager and other interrelated
departments; overseeing the design and construction of subdivision
and site plans; drafting zoning articles; and, overseeing
the implementation of the Town’s Master Plan and Open Space
Plan. He also served as the Town’s Community Development
Director overseeing the Town’s CDBG Program and other grant
administration, which involved the management of: public
facilities renovation projects, social service programs,
planning studies and public infrastructure projects.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA: Master
of Regional Planning –
Concentration in Community and Economic Development
Worcester State College, Worcester, MA: Bachelor of Science
Major with a Concentration in Business & Political
of Certified Planners
American Planning Association, Massachusetts and National
Urban Land Institute
Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce Economic Development
Regional Sub-Committee, Blackstone Valley Institute,
No.35805 (MA) 6195 (RI), Senior Project Manager
is a Professional Civil Engineer with registrations in Massachusetts and Rhode
Island. Mr. Bazzett has over sixteen years of experience in project management,
design and permitting of commercial, residential and industrial developments
in New England.
His experience includes all facets of site development
related to permitting and construction, including site evaluations
and feasibility studies, soil evaluations drainage analysis
and design, wetland identification and related permitting
requirements, policies and regulations, sewer and septic
system evaluation and design, and roadway design and construction.
He also has extensive experience with Massachusetts Wetland
Protection Act and Local Wetland by-laws as well as MEPA
thresholds, procedures, schedules and jurisdiction. He is
familiar with Title 5 regulations, policies and interpretations
pertaining to Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems.
Mr. Bazzett has designed and permitted a total of more
than ten miles of new roads in MA. Designs included consideration
of horizontal and vertical alignments, retaining walls,
and development of stormwater management methods to minimize
impacts to wetland resource areas and abutting landowners.
Drainage analyses were conducted using a number of different
techniques and software packages, including Draincalc, Haestad
Methods and Hydrocad. A partial list of roadways designed
and permitted include: Elmshade Estates, Uxbridge, MA –
3,800 ft of new roadways servicing 32 residential lots;
Springmeadow Estates, Douglas, MA – 5,300 ft of new roadways
servicing 70 residential lots; Quarry Hill Estates, Uxbridge,
MA – 5,000 ft of new roadways servicing 39 residential lots.
Mr. Bazzett served as Project Engineer for Wrentham Village
in Wrentham, MA. As Project Engineer for Wrentham Village,
he was responsible for site planning a 600,000 s.f. retail
outlet center with parking for 3,600 cars and on-site wastewater
treatment/recycling plant. Other responsibilities included:
coordinating all site development related issues, from land
acquisition through design, permitting and construction,
including required changes in zoning-by-law, Planning and
Conservation meetings and architectural transitions. Responsible
for final review submissions for permits, bid documents,
construction documents and specifications. Ledge cuts of
up to 70 ft. were required to achieve development grade
and on-site processing of approximately 750,000 cubic yards
of rock was necessary to balance the project earthwork.
This was the largest rock job in NE in 1997.
also worked on various projects for Home Depot. He managed
design, permitting, architectural coordination and construction
for stores in both MA and RI. Some of his responsibilities
included: preparing and filing expanded ENF under MEPA;
filing an SEIR; and conducting peer review of design for
a new store. Each store had a minimum of 120,000 GFA,
plus exterior garden centers and 500-700 parking spaces.
B.S. Civil Engineering, Michigan Technological University,
M.S. Civil Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute,
Margaret Ryan has been active
in the administrative/office field for over twenty-five
years and has specialized with
Survey and Engineering firms, such as Stone and Webster
in New York, NY, Guerriere & Hanlon in Milford, MA and
Andrews Survey & Engineering in Uxbridge, MA, for most
of those years.
Her experience involves all facets
of office responsibilities including typing, filing, dictation,
document and proposal
preparation, making travel arrangements, receptionist
duties, handling correspondence, time sheets, payroll, billing,
bookkeeping and supervision of clerical staff. She has
been involved with doing research and gathering pertinent
information at local town halls.
Previously, as Office
Manager of Heritage Design Group, Ms. Ryan was responsible
for originating the books for
In her current role as Collections Manager for Heritage
Design Group, Ms. Ryan’s responsibilities include collections,
resolving account disputes, application of payments
to customer accounts receivables, preparing deposit slips
deposits and other general credit and accounts receivable
issues. Other responsibilities include payroll, human
resources and benefits administration of 401K plan,
insurance, short and long term disability and life insurance.