Sullivan, Donahoe, & Ingalls is a small, personalized, local firm providing survey, land design, and civil engineering services. At SDI, one of our managing partners is assigned to each project and serves as the direct contact person for our clients. This direct involvement illustrates our top level management commitment to each project.
Our company possesses extensive experience in the civil engineering and land surveying profession having been in business since 1965. We enjoy an excellent business reputation in our community both from the standpoint of quality workmanship and professionalism, as well as demonstrating sound fiscal responsibility.
Our professional expertise encompasses sanitary sewer mains, pump stations and force mains, water main and storm sewer designs, roadway and drainage design, Chesapeake Bay and stormwater management plans, LID (low-impact development) and Integrated Management Practice design, site development and grading plans, erosion and sediment control plans, and land and topographical surveys.
SDI prides itself on seeing its projects through from the planning stage to final design and construction.
Eric Sullivan, L.S.
Mr. Eric Sullivan is one of four partners at SDI, and serves as President of the firm. Eric has been a Licensed Surveyor in Virginia since 2001, and has additional responsibilities as project manager for many of the firm’s surveying projects. His expertise includes boundary and topographic surveys, ALTA/ASCM surveys, plats, construction staking and aerial photogrammetry control. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech, and also serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the Rappahannock Chapter of the Virginia Association of Surveyors. Eric is the husband to Angie, and father to Matthew and Katherine.
Michael "Zeke" Moore, P.E.
Mr. Michael "Zeke" Moore is one of four partners at SDI and serves as treasurer of the firm. He has been involved in civil engineering and land planning design for the past twenty-five years, and has demonstrated expertise in subdivision design, grading, storm drainage, stormwater management, LID (low-impact development), Integrated Management Practice design, flood and drainage studies, Chesapeake Bay requirements, and water line and sewer line design. He is a graduate from the Virginia Military Institute and a licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia. Zeke is also an active participant in the local environmental best practices programs, Friends of the Rappahannock, Kiwanis Club and Boy Scout Troop 835 in Spotsylvania. Zeke is the husband of Alison, and the father of Zachary and Hannah.
Richard Furnival, P.E.
Mr. Rick Furnival is one of four partners at SDI and serves as CADD/Operations Director of the firm. Rick has over twenty-five years of experience in the civil engineering profession and has been heavily involved in the evolution of computer aided drafting and design (CADD). He is also a licensed civil engineer and has additional responsibilities as project manager for many of the firm’s civil engineering projects. His expertise lies mainly in the areas of water and sewer systems design, pump station design, land development design, residential site planning, storm drainage design, roadway design, and SWM/LID design. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech and a licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia. Rick is very involved in the community serving as a former school board representative for Culpeper County Public Schools and past President of Culpeper Young Farmers, as well as being very active in his church. Rick has also served as a contributing editor to "Windows Magazine." Rick is the husband to Lynn, and the father to Greg, Hannah, and Peyton.
Mr. Noland Donahoe is one of four Partners at SDI and serves as Secretary/Director of the firm. Noland has over twenty years of experience in preparing site plans for residential and commercial development projects. He serves as project manager for many of the firm’s residential and commercial land development projects. His expertise involves site grading and utilities, drainage design, overall lot grading and residential best-management practice plans. Noland is a Virginia Tech graduate with a degree in Architecture, a member of the Fredericksburg Area Builders Association, and actively involved in the Spotsylvania Lions Club. He also volunteers as a youth soccer coach. Noland is the husband to Krissy, and father to Landon and Rhys
The former partners of SDI have watched their firm grow from its humble beginnings into one of the most respected and productive engineering and surveying firms in the Fredericksburg area. While enjoying the fruits of their labor and being semi-retired, three of the former partners of SDI are still active in the activities of SDI **. With a combined wealth of experience totaling more than 137 years, they provide immeasurable guidance, counseling and advice to the entire staff and managing partners. Diligence to our clients, honesty and respect -- the cornerstone of SDI -- are still practiced today.
Edison L. Sullivan, L.S., Ret. ** The founder of the firm, Mr. Sullivan has fifty years of experience in land surveying and project management. His expertise includes courthouse record room research, boundary surveys, easement surveys, topographic surveys, and construction staking.
Ernest N. Donahoe, Jr., P.E., Ret. ** Mr. Donahoe has forty-seven years of experience in civil engineering, land planning design and project management. His expertise includes planning, design and construction management of land development and municipal projects. His specialties include design of water lines, sanitary sewer lines, pumping stations, and project management.
Larry Ingalls, P.E., Ret. ** Mr. Ingalls has over forty years experience in a broad range of engineering projects. His civil engineering expertise includes commercial site planning and design, and construction management from preliminary plans through construction. Mr. Ingalls is also a member of the Stafford County Board of Zoning Appeals.
Thomas Y. Welsh, P.E., Ret. Mr. Welsh enjoyed over thirty-five years experience in civil engineering and land planning design. His expertise included land planning, subdivision design, roadway design, storm drainage, water and sanitary sewer line design, stormwater management, commercial site plans and construction management. Mr. Welsh fully retired from SDI in 2008.