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Kristin L. Savard, PE

Kristin is a native Western New Yorker who returned home after 12 years away.  Utilitizing the site work experience obtained while working in the New England area, Kristin advanced her professional career to become co-founder of ADG in 2005 and President in 2008.

After graduating from Clarkson University and SUNY Potsdam in 1995 with Bachelors Degrees in Civil Engineering and Physics, Kristin began her career as a Project Engineer for J. R. Russo & Associates in East Windsor, CT. After 5 years she joined Martinez Couch & Associates in New Haven, CT as a Project Engineer. In 2002, she returned to Western New York where she worked as Project Engineer for Wendel Duchscherer in Amherst, NY before co-founding ADG as a NYS Certified WBE business.

Kristin has over 18 years of engineering and project management experience.  She has been directly responsible for the planning, design and construction of projects ranging from residential and commercial subdivisions to an 18-acre solid waste recycling facility.  She has extensive experience in all aspects of obtaining the local, state and federal approvals for the development of sites across the state and nationwide. 

Kristin specializes in government regulations, zoning, grading, drainage and utility designs, SEQR and in SPDES compliance.

Licenses:  Professional Engineer, State of Connecticut
                 Professional Engineer, State of New York

Education:  BS Civil Engineering, Clarkson University
                   BS Physics, SUNY Potsdam
Employment:     Advanced Design Group Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, President
                          Wendel Duchscherer, Project Engineer
                          Martinez Couch & Assoc., Project Engineer
                          J.R. Russo & Assoc., Project Engineer

Postions Held:   Village of Lewiston Planning Board (Board Member)
                          Niagara County Builders Association (President)

Richard J. Haight, PE
Vice-President of Engineering

Rick has over 27 years of engineering experience.  After graduating in 1984 with a Associates Degree in Engineering Science from SUNY Delhi, Rick went on to Union College where he graduated cum laude in 1986 with a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering.  He began his career as an Engineer Intern for the Connecticut Department of Transportation in 1986.  Within 3 years, he was promoted to a Senior Engineer position as the District One Traffic Engineer, a position that he held for 14 years.  After moving to Western New York, Rick co-founded ADG in 2005 and became Vice-President of the company after incorporation in 2008.

Recent projects have included the design of residential and commercial subdivisions, including project management, design, drafting and construction inspection.  He specializes in stormwater design, NYSDEC SPDES compliance, utility design, traffic and transportation engineering.  He has extensive experience in complex drainage designs, traffic studies, including traffic signal and signal system analysis, review and implementation of detour routing and Maintenance and Protection of Traffic Plans.

Licenses:   Professional Engineer, State of Connecticut
                  Professional Engineer, State of New York

Education:   AS Engineering Science, SUNY Delhi
                    BS Civil Engineering, Union College
Employment:  Advanced Design Group Professional Engineering and Surveying, Vice-President of Engineering
                       State of Conn. DOT, Senior Engineer

Positions Held:  Lower Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce (Chairman)
                          Lewiston Advisory Committee (Chairman)
                          Lewiston Niagara Local Development Corporation (Treasurer)
                          NYS Society of Professional Engineers (Member)                   


Kenneth Lee Slaugenhoupt, PLS
Vice-President of Survey

Lee's 27 Years of experience have exposed him to all phases of Land Surveying.  Trained by working in the family business and under five different but distinct Licensed Land Surveyors, Lee has gained experience as a Field Surveyor, Office and CADD production and the day to day aspects of running a successful Professional Corporation.

Lee's field experience includes thousands of Residential & Commercial Boundary Surveys, including approximately 600 sites in New Jersey in support of the Federal Superfund Remedial Action Program. Other field experience includes topographic surveys, GPS Static networks, RTK GPS, wetland delineations, ground control for aerial photography projects, construction stake-out and as-built plans.

ADG's Survey Department was established based on the thousands of hours of experience in drafting, note reductions, error checking, records research, deed analysis, survey adjustments and the preparation of construction shop drawings.               

Lee specializes in the operation of a full service Land Surveying department, running multiple crews on municipal, government, commercial and private projects, client contracts, contract reviews, project specifications and QA/QC for:

  • Boundary Surveys
  • Topographic Surveys
  • Residential Development
  • Commercial Development
  • Environmental Remediation Projects
  • ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys
  • Construction Layout
  • As-Built Surveys
  • Machine Control Models


Licenses:  Licensed Land Surveyor, State of New York
Education:  Associates Degree, Niagara County Community College
Employment: Niagara Boundary and Mapping Services, President


Kenneth M. Slaugenhoupt, PLS
Director of Marketing

Licenses:  Licensed Land Surveyor, State of New York

Employment History:    Trimble Navigation (Account Manager)
                                      Niagara Boundary and Mapping Services LSPC (President)
                                      Frank T. Tripi and Associates PC (Vice-President)
                                      Power Authority of the State of New York (Property Negotiations Coordinator)

Postions Held:  Village of Lewiston Planning Board (Board Member)
                          Niagara Frontier Land Surveyors Association (former President)
                          New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors (Past Treasurer)






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