About Us

Gavel & Dorn Engineering, PLLC (G&D) is a full-service civil engineering and construction services consulting firm headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. G&D operates out of its headquarters office on Freedom Drive in Charlotte (near I-485), in Winston-Salem, and in Greenville, SC. We provide design and construction services to our clients focusing primarily on their stormwater collection, sanitary sewer, and potable water distribution system problems.

We have unique experience in water and sewer rehabilitation, SSES, and flow metering, and our construction experience is exceptional in the Carolinas. Since the firm was founded in 2003 by Kirk Gavel, PE, our core service area has been on providing construction administration and observation services related to municipal infrastructure, primarily water and sewer. The firm has provided construction inspection services on projects ranging from 6-inch water mains to 96-inch diameter storm sewers, and from treatment plants to pumping stations. We have successfully completed over $250 million of construction projects for a variety of clients including municipalities, universities, industrial facilities and other engineering consulting firms.

The firm was originally founded in 2003 as Gavel Engineering, P.A., by Kirk Gavel, P.E.. The firm grew rapidly, and reorganized as Gavel & Dorn Engineering, PLLC on January 1, 2008, with Jason Dorn, P.E., Ph.D. bringing his considerable expertise in water resources engineering into the service line, which until that time had been centered primarily on construction services. Sean Mayo, P.E., joined the firm in 2011 bringing extensive land development site design experience to our suite of provided services.

Most recently, Mr. Joe Turner, PE, joined the firm as a partner. Joe is an accomplished engineer with proven ability to train and lead teams through complex projects with competing schedules. Engaging a blended background of technical skills, strategic planning, and project management experience.

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