About Us

TriState Planning Engineering & Land Surveying, P.C. is a full service engineering and consulting firm working with the private, municipal and public sectors.

TSPE is a full service engineering and consulting firm encompassing the areas of aviation design, construction inspection, construction management, civil design, planning, program management and land surveying.

Since its founding, TSPE has been committed to excellence in Professional Engineering Services. Our principals bring decades of professional experience completing a wide variety of projects.

TSPE, together with our staff of engineers, construction managers, land surveyors, technicians and NICET certified inspectors, have designed, inspected and constructed facilities for government, institutional, airports and private clients.

A better State, by design.

TSPE is well known as an industry leader in the field of Design and Construction. Our experience relates to design and management of construction structures such as highways, bridges, roadways, residential communities, shoreline protection, waterbody rehabilitation, stormwater, airports and buildings.

Our staff of experienced professionals have extensive knowledge of engineering and management principles as well as the related business procedures and economics needed for today’s construction projects. We fully understand all elements of the design and construction process and adhere to the highest professional and quality standards in the industry ensuring completion of our projects on schedule and within budget.

MANAGEMENT STAFF

Shavawn M. Lockhart P.E.
President

In 1997, Ms. Lockhart, became the President of TSPE. For the next 15 years, Ms. Lockhart and her management team successfully led a team of engineers that specialized in all aspects of aviation (airport) planning and design. During this time, TSPE completed hundreds of airport projects from Florida to New York. Our airport clients included international hub facilities, municipal airports and small, privately owned airports. During the two decades in which TSPE specialized exclusively in aviation, Ms. Lockhart created solid working relationships within the FAA Eastern Region and, in particular, with New York Airports’ District Office.

In 2013, Ms. Lockhart began working towards expanding and pursuing other lines of business outside of aviation. Later the same year, Ms. Lockhart chose to bring on Management Staff with technical and business expertise with New York State and other New York City agencies. In 2017, TSPE acquired a competing consulting firm to strenghten their position in the industry. Today, Ms. Lockhart and her professional associates draw upon their unique and vast experience to facilitate the company’s continued growth. Ms. Lockhart remains the President of TSPE, and manages all contracts, business decisions and day-to-day operations.

Robert Ervolina P.E., LEED AP
Executive Vice President

Mr. Ervolina is the Principal / Executive Vice President responsible for managing construction and engineering for both public and private clients locally and nationwide. He provides our cleints with extensive experience having managed a large variety of infrastructure improvement and private development projects.

He is in charge of all ongoing infrastructure construction management and inspection projects for agencies including NYSDOT, NYSTA, NYCDDC, NYCDOT, and various municipalities. Types of projects within the scope of his department include highways, bridges, roadways, shoreline protection, water and sewer lines and utility infrastructure.

OTHER KEY PERSONNEL

Peter Heretakis, Director of Business Development

Robert W. Brown, L.S., Land Surveyor
Abul M. Hossain, P.E., Director of Engineering Review (Former NYCDOT Division of Bridges)
Matthew Hoffman, P.E., Senior Civil Engineer (Former NYSDOT Civil Designer 3 / Regional QA/QC)