"The region's premier civil engineering
design and land surveying firm"

 
 
 

Exceeding Customer Expectations

Civil Design Inc. is a full-service civil engineering and land surveying firm located in Brookings, in eastern South Dakota. Our specialties include land surveying, environmental and transportation engineering, and residential, commercial, industrial, and athletic site design.

One of the area's most successful engineering firms, CDI has professionals registered in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Indiana. At Civil Design Inc., we utilize the latest technology available in surveying, data collection, and engineering. We produce client-based solutions that help you maintain a competitive edge in your market.

We believe communication and collaboration are the foundations of success. As a client of CDI, you are the most important member of our team. We will work with you from concept to completion to ensure we exceed your expectations.

Although we believe our work speaks for itself, below are some of the accolades we’ve received from our peers and others:

Civil Design Inc. ranked #1 on Inc. Magazine’s 2008’s list of the top 50 fastest growing, privately held independent engineering firms in the nation. CDI also earned the number 585 spot on the same magazine's "Top 5000" list of the country's fastest growing, privately held, independent companies.

CDI has established a reputation far beyond its Midwest roots; we received international recognition in 2011 when Construction Digital named CDI as a ten top engineering firm in the world. CDI came in at #5, higher than firms from Beijing, Montreal, and Australia and others. This honor put CDI in the same category as Texas-based KBR, with 35,000 employees in 45 countries, and ARUP Group, designers of the Sydney Opera House.

In late 2012, Profile Magazine published a feature on founder Carey Bretsch and CDI. “On the Right Track” notes that CDI’s “expertise covers a wide range” and that the firm “[has] carved a niche in the railroad industry.”