CDR welcomes back alumni Royce Eklund, P.E. to open and manage a brand new east coast office in support of the company’s booming growth, expanded state licensing, and increasing range of geographic work.
Charlotte, North Carolina – September 22, 2022 – Commercial Development Resources (CDR), California’s premier civil engineering land development firm announced today that the company has hired Royce Eklund, P.E. to spearhead the opening of CDR’s new east coast office located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
With professional engineering licenses in nine states – including California, Washington, Arizona, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, North Carolina, Tennessee, and South Carolina, Royce is the perfect candidate to launch CDR’s east coast office and spearhead growth outside of California. Eklund is a California Polytechnic State University of San Luis Obispo graduate with a degree in Civil Engineering. He spent 5 years at CDR working alongside Principal Aaron Albertson and Director of Civil Engineering Mario Lomeli.
After working at CDR, Eklund moved to the East Coast and took an engineering position at North Carolina-based LandDesign. At LandDesign, Eklund gained valuable experience working on a variety of projects including multi-family affordable housing, mixed-use residential, residential single family, townhomes, dry utility duct banks, ground-up commercial and reuse, regional/large-scale stormwater BMP design, and greenways. Working on these projects on the East Coast offered a great learning opportunity to further diversify his engineering skills and development.
“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to return to CDR and work with Aaron again,” stated Eklund. “Our goal is to grow the business and serve a larger regional client base. We recently became licensed in a number of additional states on both the East and West Coasts in an effort to assist our existing clients with projects outside of California.”
“We are excited to expand our presence across the United States in response to the evolving needs of our clients,” said Aaron Albertson, Principal of CDR. “We have great confidence in Royce’s skill set and experience to spearhead this initiative. Charlotte, NC is a great place to grow in the Southeast Region and aligns us with the East Coast time zone. We are so pleased to have Royce back on the team and for the ability to offer our civil engineering services to new clients on the East Coast.”
About Commercial Development Resources
Founded in 2007, Commercial Development Resources is an industry leader in civil engineering and land development services in southern California. With a staff of experienced and highly-trained civil engineers, CDR has a portfolio of hundreds of successful land development projects across an array of industries such as auto dealerships, restaurants, shopping centers, retail stores, high-density residential, theme parks, and more. From CDR’s Newport Beach, California headquarters, the company has assisted landmark clients such as Merlin Entertainments, Auto Nation, and The Irvine Company to get their projects designed and approved on time and at a minimum cost. For more information, visit CDR’s website, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.