Development Planning & Engineering

Civil Engineering • Transportation • Site Development • Land Surveying

About Us

In January of 1999 Development Planning & Engineering, Inc 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 20 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.

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

Kyle W. Bowen


Kyle 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.

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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.

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 triathlons. Kyle and his wife have two children that attend Wesleyan School in Peachtree Corners.


James C. ( Jimmy ) Garrison III

James C. ( Jimmy ) Garrison III


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.

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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 an active member with ACECGA and currently serves as 2018 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

Jon G. Stubblefield


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.

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

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What People Are Saying

DPE is a pleasure to work with. Their level of professional service and overall knowledge of all aspects of engineering are superb.

Bob Cowig

Stone Mountain Memorial Association

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