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In January of 1999 Development Planning & Engineering, Inc. (DPE) was founded by two Professional Engineers, Kyle W. Bowen and James C. (Jimmy) Garrison, III. The team combined their nearly 25 years of civil engineering and land planning experience to grow and develop a firm that provides quality, professional, and timely service. In 2001, DPE teamed with highly experienced Professional Land Surveyor, Jon G. Stubblefield.  Now over 19 years later, DPE has become a respected civil engineering and land surveying firm with the reputation for meeting deadlines and providing quality design services for our public and private sector clients.

Quality Project Management

DPE is committed to providing civil engineering and land surveying services within realistic time constraints and we realize that a timely design is a benefit to the client, the engineer, and other companies and contractors involved in a project. We are a schedule driven company, meaning every project within our organization is scheduled based and maintained on available manpower.

DPE is dedicated to cross training our staff of professionals to better meet the needs of our daily workload demand. Our philosophy includes providing experience and education in all aspects of civil engineering and land surveying which produces cost effective consulting services through a staff that understands the entire design and construction process.

Professional Experience

DPE’s engineering staff consists of Professional Engineers (P.E.),  Engineers-in-Training (EIT) and  project engineers with over 220+ years of combined experience. The surveying department consist of Registered Land Surveyors (RLS), Land Surveyor-in-Training (LSIT) and 4 Field Crews with over 155+ combined years of experience for providing quality surveys.

Our engineers and surveyors have worked on a wide range of public and private infrastructure projects and terrains. DPE takes pride in being able to turn an idea/dream into a reality/permanent fixture by implementing due diligence, conceptual planning, designing, permitting, managing construction and closing project out.

Partnering with DPE

DPE is a local professional consulting firm and we understand how local government works, their policies, processes and procedures, and we have developed strong working relationships with municipal departments and employees. Our approach is that we want to work with you to make each project a success.

When you partner with DPE you not only gain strength through our experience, but also a commitment to meeting your project goals in a timely and efficient manner.


Kyle W. Bowen, P.E.


President, DPE

Vice-President, DPE Surveying

Kyle is a native of Gwinnett County and grew up in a family that was instrumental in the progress and growth of Gwinnett and surrounding Counties through the design and construction of residential and commercial developments. He is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE). After college, Kyle worked for 5 years in the consulting industry prior to founding Development Planning & Engineering in 1999.

Kyle feels that giving back to the community is important and  supports numerous charitable causes.  After completing Leadership Gwinnett in 2012, he began serving on the Duluth Youth Diversion Panel through the Gwinnett Juvenile Court System.  Kyle is an avid sportsman and outdoor enthusiast and participates in a number of conservation and wildlife organizations.  He enjoys bird and elk hunting, scuba diving, hiking, mountain biking and triathalons. Kyle and his wife have two children that attend Wesleyan School in Peachtree Corners.

James C. Garrison, III, P.E.


Vice-President, DPE

Vice-President, DPE Surveying

Jimmy was born and raised in the Atlanta area  and began his engineering career in 1986. He is Vice President and founding partner of Development Planning & Engineering, Inc. and DPE Surveying, Inc. Jimmy enjoys working with DPE’s talented staff of professionals; he assists with their individual professional development and is very much involved in the day-to-day management of civil engineering projects within the firm.  Jimmy and his wife have one child, are members of Johns Creek United Methodist Church and enjoy an active lifestyle.

Jimmy is a registered Professional Engineer in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and North Carolina and holds a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from Auburn University and a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  He is an active member with ACECGA and currently serves as 2017 Co-Chair of the Program Delivery GPTQ subcommittee.  Jimmy is a GA Safe Dams  Engineer of Record for Hydrologic / Hydraulic / Civil Engineering.

Jon G. Stubblefield, R.L.S.

President, DPE Surveying

Jon grew up in the beautiful north Georgia Mountains and remains an avid outdoors man.  In 2001, Jon partnered with DPE by adding in-house surveying; he is President and founding partner of DPE Surveying, Inc.

Jon began his surveying career in 1983 and his experience encompasses a wide range of surveying projects relative to size and complexity for all types of civil engineering projects for transportation and site development infrastructure improvements. Jon is a Registered Land Surveyor in Georgia and Alabama. He attended Southern Polytechnic State University and is a member of the Surveying and Mapping Society of Georgia.

Jon and his wife stay happily busy with four children and three grandchildren.

The DPE Team


We believe that teamwork is essential to the success of our company. Teamwork includes consideration for others’ feelings and viewpoints, positive reinforcement and encouragement to each other, willingness to consider new ideas, and communication in all directions.


Our commitment to excellence means total dedication to hard work and doing the job right the first time, on time. This is demonstrated by doing what we say, working to exceed our objectives, and supporting employee growth, both personally and professionally.

Positive Thinkers

We believe there are no problems, only opportunities. Nothing is impossible to achieve when we display a positive attitude. This means being enthusiastic, friendly, upbeat, cheerful, courteous, fair, and good-humored.


Our Mission

Our mission is to provide professional engineering and land surveying services to the public and private sector using sound principles with the understanding of economics and schedule and to maintain accessibility to our clients at all times.

Ethical Behavior

The commitment to doing what is right is a cornerstone of our values. We believe in trust, integrity, honest, fairness, and equal dignity in the treatment of everyone. We hold all of these as keys to our success.

Leadership by Example

We believe that great companies are built by individuals who take responsibility to do whatever it takes to get the job done. Leadership by example is people at all levels doing the right thing, in the right way, at all times.

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