Helping our client’s vision become a reality has produced many outstanding buildings around the state of Ohio and beyond. For both the public and private sectors, DEI’s structural design experience is found in a wide range of new construction and building renovations.

We have worked on many types of buildings, including medical complexes, retail centers, and multi-family residential developments, and special public services such as fire department structures, among others.

Our Building Structures team integrates the latest technology, state-of-the-art equipment and proven methods to help our clients stay on schedule and save money.


  • Building Concept & Layout
  • Geotechnical Research
  • Lighting & Electrical Design
  • Permitting & Document Filing
  • Project Management
  • Structural Design


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Commercial, Industrial & Institutional

Commercial, Industrial & Institutional Buildings

DEI has worked on many CII projects over the years, providing a variety of services, from master planning to design and construction services. Projects range from medical complexes and industrial warehouses to condominium developments.

Government/Public Services

Government/Public Services Buildings

Local government and public service structures can present different challenges than private sector buildings. The DEI team is up to the challenge and has provided our services on many projects including the recent development of a new fire department structure for the city of New Philadelphia, Ohio.


Retail Buildings

Retail projects we’ve worked on range from small, local coffee shops to auto parts stores and shopping center developments. We can provide a range of services for your retail project from design and site planning to lighting and electrical design, plans and specifications and full construction management service.


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Brian Stull - Architect

Brian Stull



With 20 years’ experience, Brian has designed and managed numerous commercial and industrial building projects, from conceptual phase to construction documents.

Nick Berner - Project Manager

Nick Berner


Project Manager


Nick has experience in many aspects of our business, and has extensive experience in the management of survey crews and associated data collection.

Erin Smith - Designer

Erin Smith



Erin is experienced in design and building inspection. Her experience includes environmental phase reports, basement and structure design and repair, and septic systems.

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Chris Bower and his staff are responsive, have great attention to detail and their services are very competitive.

Michael D. Kitchen

Alban Title Insurance

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DEI's attention to detail was greatly appreciated in the design of the many features necessary to minimize impacts from the [landfill] remediation area.

Paul Ruesch

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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I recommend DEI's services to every client that has a need for surveying.

Kathy Pietro

KIKO Real Estate & Auctioneers

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We were quite pleased with the professionalism of both Chris Bower and members of the firm, and highly recommend their company.

Jim Cahill

Kimble Manufacturing Company

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DEI's expertise and guidance has helped our company sell many properties.

Jeffrey P. Mathias

Pissocra-Mathias Realty

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We have found their staff to be knowledgeable, friendly and willing to go the extra mile to make the project work in a more efficient manner.

Honorable Teri Edwards

Village of Dennison

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DEI provides support and expertise one would expect from a large firm, yet lends the personal attention of a small firm.

Jim Teter

Republic Services

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