Daniel Feeney, PE, LEED AP, Principal/Vice President
As a Principal with Beals + Thomas, and Director of Operations, Dan manages several of the
firm’s long-term projects, many of which include stormwater management design consistent with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Stormwater Management Standards, site layout and grading, construction cost estimating, utility research and design, earthwork analyses, water supply
and fire protection studies, site work specification preparation, construction administration and air quality analyses. Dan is also an adept leader, providing his project team with guidance and knowledge throughout the process of civil and site design, and permitting for the firm’s industrial, commercial and residential development projects.
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George “Gerry” Preble, President
Gerry has served as the President since 2013 succeeding the founder who had served as the President
since the company’s inception in 1984. Gerry started at the company as a construction site inspector and subsequently progressed to achieve licensure, professional recognition and management responsibilities. His intention is to continue the tradition of a progressive company at which people can advance their professional careers and provide exemplary services for our new and long-term clients.
Gerry has over 35 years of civil and environmental engineering experience, and serves as a consultant
for major corporations as the client’s representative for strategic development, environmental investigations, and water resources planning. He has extensive experience providing consulting
services to Planning Boards, Conservation Commissions and Zoning Boards of Appeals
who rely on his evaluation of proposed development projects.
Eric Las, PE, LEED AP, Principal/Vice President
Eric is responsible for project direction and management, civil and environmental engineering,
and permitting for a range of industrial, commercial, residential, conservation and restoration projects.
He is particularly experienced with municipal review services, public hearings, bond estimates and construction observations. He is also very knowledgeable of wetland, pond and stream ecology,
wetland creation, restoration and enhancement, and pond management techniques.
He is respected for his expert testimony services.
David LaPointe, RLA, LEED AP, CPSI, Principal
Dave is an experienced landscape architect, leads the Landscape Architecture staff and serves as a Project Manager for an array of projects, including parks, office buildings, institutional campuses, industrial facilities, recreational areas and residential developments. He provides leadership to the professional staff as they develop site layouts, grading and landscape design for development projects, ensuring that site designs comply with applicable regulatory provisions.
Kenneth Conte, PLS, Principal
Ken has over 30 years of land surveying experience performing boundary, topographic and construction surveys for public and private sector clients. He serves as Project Director on a wide range of projects of varying type and scale. He provides professional land surveying services for site development plans, subdivision plans, roadway improvement plans, utility infrastructure plans, boundary and retracement surveys, and as-built surveys.
Stacy Minihane, PWS, Senior Associate
Stacy has extensive experience with local, state and federal permitting processes, wetland science
and environmental research, and she is adept at the preparation and oversight of complex reports and permitting documentation. She is an experienced facilitator, managing the collaborative processes for a variety of projects, including long-term on-going public outreach and meetings relating to significant projects subject to the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), as well as public forums and stakeholder meetings relating to the development of municipal Open Space and Recreation Plans.
Her thorough understanding of the subject matter and dynamics of working with government
agencies allows her to help participants manage complex technical information while
maintaining productive communication throughout the process.
Paula Thompson, PE, LEED AP, SITES AP, Associate
As a Senior Engineer, Paula is a LEED® Accredited Professional and is charged with recommending and designing sustainable site components and low impact development techniques. Her expertise includes feasibility studies, site layout and grading, comprehensive stormwater management design to achieve the goals and standards of the MA DEP Stormwater Management Regulations, soil suitability evaluations, utility and septic design, earthwork analyses, developing site work specifications, and engineering consulting and peer review services to municipal Boards and Commissions. Paula has a wide range of experience in state and local permitting including MEPA permitting, Notice of Intent, Special Permits, Site Plan Approval, Comprehensive Permits (MGL Chapter 40B), and Subdivision approvals.
Jeffrey Heidelberg, PE, LEED AP, Associate
Jeffrey is an experienced project manager, having led the entitlement, design, and development of
complex urban mixed-use projects, as well as retail, residential, office, and hotel developments.
Jeffrey has directed and managed teams responsible for over 1.5 million square feet of retail space,
1 million square feet of office space, and 500 residential units. Having worked as a developer for
over 10 years, Jeffrey brings an owner's view to managing a project and its team, with strict attention
to detail, cost, and responsiveness. His experience provides a unique perspective, knowledge,
and insight into the various aspects of proposing, permitting, and successfully managing
complex real estate projects from concept through construction.
Kirk Aubuchont, PLS, Associate
Kirk has been with Beals + Thomas for over three decades, developing a breadth of land surveying experience while continually providing our clients with exemplary attention to detail. Kirk is responsible for many aspects of land surveying, including ALTA/NSPS land title surveys, boundary surveys, construction as-built, construction layout, GPS, and topographic surveys. He provides field management and instruction to ensure the completion of high-quality land surveys.
Mark Benson, PLS, Associate
Mark has been a part of the Beals + Thomas land survey team for close to 30 years, providing direction and guidance to field and office staff, and internal coordination for project survey requirements. He is responsible for project management and production of survey plans including ALTA/NSPS land title surveys, property line, topographic, and as-built plans. Mark routinely supervises survey crews performing surveys for boundary determination, topography, and construction layout, and provides expertise in complex urban title insurance surveys and existing conditions base plans.
Sarah Stearns, PWS, Associate
Sarah has extensive experience with project management and environmental permitting for an array of projects related to master planning and land use. Representative projects include golf courses, commercial, residential and transportation projects. She has prepared and presented numerous complex permit applications and received approvals from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Commonwealth of Massachusetts agencies including Department of Environmental Protection, the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office and Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program as well as local Conservation Commissions, Planning, Zoning and Health departments. She also provides peer review services for various Conservation Commissions in Massachusetts.
Sarah’s unique perspectives and knowledge as both a golf course and cranberry bog owner serve our clients in these industries well, allowing her to manage and guide complex golf course master planning, construction and improvement projects, as well as solar projects being developed under the Commonwealth’s latest SMART incentive program.
Elizabeth Clark, PE, ENV SP, SITES AP, Associate
Liz serves as the lead design engineer for many of our urban projects, providing innovative solutions for physically and environmentally constrained sites. She strives to provide her clients with practical designs that meet regulatory requirements while incorporating cost-effective, environmentally sensitive technologies, such as low impact development methods. Liz has provided solutions for sites that have a variety of regulatory and environmental constraints including: nutrient restrictions for stormwater discharges, proximity to water supply reservoirs, and contamination constraints. She also evaluates criteria for resiliency and sustainability goals and provides designs to meet the targeted objectives.
Liz also acts as B+T’s Civil Engineering Discipline Leader, ensuring that the firm’s technical knowledge base is maintained while fostering staff development.
Regan Andreola, RLA, LEED AP, SITES AP, Associate
As a Senior Landscape Architect, Regan’s project experience spans a wide breadth of clients and industries, including residential, commercial, municipal parks and playgrounds, and conventional and alternative power development.
Regan’s expertise is in land planning, site grading and layout, sustainable site design and horticulture. Her strong understanding of landscape construction methods, planting design, hardscape materials and site amenities, design development, and graphic communication transfers into successful design solutions for our clients. Having formerly served as a member of her hometown conservation commission, Regan is familiar with local permitting processes and the complexities they often present.
While managing the design and permitting of various project types that range from single-family residential and mixed-use developments, to commercial and municipal projects, Regan also serves as a mentor to our junior landscape designers, engineers in training, and permitting staff.