Culture

Mission Statement

CDR’s mission is to deliver quality and professional engineering solutions in an expeditious and collaborative manner that maximizes our clients’ ROI.

Purpose

The gratification of saving our clients time and money is why we do our job. 

Core Values

Four Points of Collaboration

Effective communication is essential for a successful project. There are four points of collaboration on a project at CDR: the Client, the Approval Agency, Consultants, and Internal. The culmination of effectively communicating with the four points are our approved civil engineering plans. Effective communication is what sets us apart from other firms. To facilitate open and expeditious communication, all our engineers’ direct lines are our cell phone numbers. No answering services, call screeners, or robo-secretaries. You can get the Principal Engineer on the phone in three rings.

Sense of Urgency

Our engineers move with purpose and understand that besides delivering well executed plans, returning phone calls, responding to emails, coordinating with consultants, making submittals, and meeting milestone dates are all critical to keeping the project on time. We understand time is money; understanding this concept aligns us with our clients… “We are engineers who think and act like owners.”

Integrity & Accountability

Developers and owners are entrusting their time, land, and money with CDR. As such, CDR accepts this responsibility and will provide engineering solutions that will maximize the ROI within the laws, regulations, codes, and requirements of the permitting jurisdictions.

Persistence

The development team’s biggest challenge is getting a permit and getting the correct information from agencies. Persistence is what it takes to get things done with agencies that are not working on the same agenda and schedule.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Why do you need a civil engineer with an entrepreneurial spirit? Part of being a valued team member and thinking like an owner is recognizing the risk developers and owners are taking to hopefully be rewarded with a profitable project; however, this is never guaranteed. Engineering solutions that maximize the ROI, help reduce the owner’s risk. Having team members that share and recognize the entrepreneurial spirit allows Owners and Consultants to be like-minded, which facilitates long lasting professional relationships.