GradyMinor has had active participation in the growth of SW Florida since 1981. With a population increase of over 500,000 in SW Florida since that time, the area has developed from a region rich in agricultural output to one of a bustling region with master planned communities and larger commercial development.
We specialize in Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Land Planning, and Landscape Architecture. We have a staff of 40 that includes experienced Engineers, Surveyors, Mappers, Certified Land Planners, a Landscape Architect, technicians, survey crews, and administrative professionals.
What We Do
Land development and planning includes a wide variety of project types including residential, commercial, institutional, and mixed-use. A landowner or developer of any project will strive to maximize profits and minimize risk to identify and develop the most favorable structure for the local marketplace, while satisfying the local planning process. We have extensive experience in master planning, re-zoning, planned unit development and conceptual site design.
GradyMinor has worked with a myriad of owners on a wide variety of projects in Southwest Florida to deliver a cost effective design that considers political sensitivities, environmental requirements, land values, and community needs. We pride ourselves on a reputation for personal service and expertise. Our repeat and long term clients, from both private and public sectors, include Collier County Government, City of Bonita Springs, Bonita Springs Utilities, Lee County Public Works, Gulf Bay Development, WCI Communities, and Pulte Homes.
GradyMinor’s Survey Department includes 5 survey crews and a Professional Surveyor and Mapper. We are qualified and experienced in a wide range of surveying including boundary and topographic surveys, surveys that meet the requirements of the American Land Title Association (ALTA), as-built surveys and “record drawings”, tidal studies and mean high water line surveys, establishing survey control monuments and bench marks, level runs, bathymetric surveys, right-of-way surveys, and preparation of easement descriptions and sketches.
Our crews utilize the latest available and suitable technology and equipment including GPS receiving and transmitting units, total stations and microwave levels. Our fleet of survey vehicles come equipped with 4-wheel drive and strobe lights for safety and locked bed caps for security. Each truck is manned with crew members having an average of 15-years of surveying experience. They are fully outfitted with the equipment to complete most any assignment.
Landscape architecture is vital to the design of outdoor public areas, landmarks, and structures to achieve environmental, social-behavioral, and aesthetic outcomes. For every project, GradyMinor’s landscape architecture and planning team believes in systematically investigating the existing social, ecological, and geological conditions of a site to design the most economical landscape and irrigation systems to produce the desired final product. Our experience includes: conceptual site design; creating and implementing Development Standards; Pre-Design reports and alternative studies; re-zoning petitions; planned unit development approvals; comprehensive plan amendments; detailed engineering design; plan preparation and specification development. In addition, we have extensive experience in construction contract bidding and negotiations, project permitting, construction contract administration, inspection, and project start-up as well as follow-up services.
We work on both private and public projects for multi-family, institutional, and residential use and can create aesthetically pleasing and water conserving Xeriscaping, to provide a sustainable garden landscape. GradyMinor has extensive and diverse project experience and we are committed to providing customer-focused service to clients on all projects, large and small.
The engineers at GradyMinor are knowledgeable in all aspects of pipeline, pumping system, storm water, transportation, and treatment design and have the experience necessary to identify and resolve a variety of problems associated with private municipal utility engineering and construction. We have successfully designed large and small pressurized main relocations; subaqueous and aerial pipeline crossings (including crossings of navigable canals); new pump stations; pump station rehabilitations; wastewater gravity main systems, treatment plant refurbishments, upgrades, and expansions; sidewalks, roadways, and intersections; and storm water conveyance, detention, and treatment systems. We perform in-house hydraulic modeling and keep up-to-date with new materials, equipment, and construction techniques.
We are knowledgeable on all aspects of permitting through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the South Florida Water Management District, and the local governmental agencies regulations in Southwest Florida. Our engineers are hands-on designers with an emphasis on problem solving, quality, customer service, and efficiency.