Civil Design Inc will provide value to the public and our clients through the implementation of design, engineering and surveying, and construction administration services using open and responsive communication, honest and professional ethics, and an unwavering commitment to quality.

CDI continues to expand its regional presence with professionals licensed in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Indiana. CDI’s principal partners guide 10 engineering and surveying professionals and an office manager to success on many kinds of projects, including highways, bridges, parking-lot designs, sports complexes, as well as the firm’s undeniable niche in the railroad industry.

We’re confident our clients will vouch for our outstanding work on every project, but CDI’s repeated recognition as an industry leader provides additional assurance.

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22ND AVENUE

CDI was selected by the South Dakota Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association for the 2019 Concrete Paving Award of Excellence for our work on the Reconstruction of 22nd Avenue – Phase I in Brookings, SD. 

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OUTSTANDING CIVIL ENGINEERING ACHIEVEMENT

CDI was selected by the South Dakota Department of Transportation & the D & I Railroad to perform work necessary to replace a railroad structure over the Big Sioux River that failed during the March 2019 flood event. Following the completion of this project, the railroad was up and running once again and CDI was awarded the 2019 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award.

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OUTSTANDING CIVIL ENGINEERING ACHIEVEMENT

CDI received the “Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement” award from the Eastern Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers for work on the SDSU University Boulevard Improvements Project in Brookings, SD.

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OUTSTANDING CIVIL ENGINEERING ACHIEVEMENT

CDI received the “Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement” award from the Eastern Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers for the design of the “MRC Railroad Rehabilitation Phase II” from Chamberlain to Presho, South Dakota.

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40 UNDER 40

Civil Design Inc’s CEO, Jeffrey Cooley, is featured as a 40 Under 40 nominee by Prairie Business Magazine.

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50 BEST PLACES TO WORK

Civil Design Inc was named one of the “50 Best Places To Work” in the region by Prairie Business Magazine. CDI was selected among nearly 950 nominations.

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FEATURED IN PROFILE MAGAZINE

Profile Magazine published a feature on founder Carey Bretsch and Civil Design, Inc. “On the Right Track” notes that CDI’s “expertise covers a wide range” and that the firm “carved a niche in the railroad industry.”

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TOP 10 ENGINEERING FIRMS

Civil Design Inc landed in the #5 spot on Construction Digital Magazine’s Top 10 Engineering Firms.

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OUTSTANDING CIVIL ENGINEERING ACHIEVEMENT

CDI received the “Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement” award from the Eastern Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers for the design of the Rollings Game Production Area in Hudson, South Dakota.

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#1 IN THE TOP 50 FASTEST GROWING

Inc Magazine ranked Civil Design Inc #1 in the top 50 fastest growing, privately-held independent engineering firms in the nation.  The firm’s explosive 553 percent increase in sales between 2004 and 2007 led to CDI earning the number 585 spot on the same magazine’s  “Top 5000” list of the country’s fastest-growing, privately-held, independent companies.

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OUTSTANDING CIVIL ENGINEERING PROJECT

CDI received the prestigious “Outstanding Civil Engineering Project” award from the Eastern Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers for their innovative design of the Fishback Soccer Park in Brookings, South Dakota.