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About Us

BUILD ON THE ROCK
STRONGROCK

Our Mission

Our #1 goal at STRONGROCK is to “Leave No Doubt”. We intend to be a trusted partner in every project and we’ll go the extra mile to ensure success for every client.

Why STRONGROCK?

At STRONGROCK Engineering, we’re proud to be different. We shy away from traditional perceptions and antiquated structures of Civil Engineering. We understand that speed and responsiveness are the key ingredients to a successful project. With that in mind, we’ve built an “assembly-line approach” that can deliver speed and responsiveness while maintaining capacity for a large workload. Time and again, this method has proven to save 1-2 weeks at each project milestone.

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Our Values

We believe in the following principles:

– Honesty (in all things)

– Integrity (above all else)

– Respect (for ourselves and others)

– Responsiveness (to everyone)

– Efficiency (to complete projects and grow our business)

– Flexibility (to build relationships)

– Generosity (to help others)

Our Team

Our business is built on a strong foundation: our people. Learn more about the collaborators, innovators and visionaries that make up our amazing team below.

Josh Lambert, PE

Managing Partner
(Bio)

Hamed Ghodsi, EI, PhD

Chief Stormwater Engineer
(Bio)

Chris Record, MPA Director

Land Planning + Entitlement
(Bio)

Pavani Katuru, EI

Civil Engineer II
(Bio)

Keith Spalding-Robbins

Director of Design & Community Planning
(Bio)

Amarissa Carlson

Engineer II
(Bio)

Chris Stone

Engineer II
(Bio)

Spencer Cashings

Civil Engineer I
(Bio)

Mike Perry

Engineer
(Bio)

Anisha Shaikh

Operations Manager
(Bio)

About Josh

Josh began his career as a project engineer at HNTB in Raleigh, NC working on various airport design and construction projects throughout the southeast. While performing construction inspections, Josh found a passion for construction and for being a part of incredible teams that implemented engineering designs into real world applications.

In 2006, a new opportunity presented itself and Josh spent the next five years working for Carter & Burgess, Inc. (purchased by Jacobs Engineering in 2008) as a civil engineer, earning a professional engineer’s license in 2009.

In 2011, Josh joined Don Curry as a civil engineer with The Curry Engineering Group which was founded in 2010. Working for a small (but growing) business was an invaluable experience in both civil engineering and business development. Josh was immersed in business finance, client interaction, municipal interaction, construction administration, office cleaning, and printer/copier repair.

In 2013, Josh accepted a new position at HHHunt operating as a project manager, and performing duties related to land acquisition and development. The civil engineering and entitlement experience proved to be an asset for this opportunity, and the team at HHHunt provided a great atmosphere for learning the intricacies of real estate acquisition.

In 2015, Josh’s passions for construction, business development, and real estate merged together in the form of The Strong Rock Development Company, a fee development company that quickly gained notoriety for reliable construction management services and the ability to maneuver the many intricacies of development projects. Strong Rock Development company continues to provide a broad spectrum of land development and construction management services. 

Since 2015, Josh has been instrumental in starting 5 other Strong Rock Brands:

STRONGROCK Property Group 

STRONGROCK Surveying + Geomatics

STRONGROCK Engineering Group

STRONGROCK Environmental + Restoration

STRONGROCK Community + Outreach

Each brand is continually making an impact thanks to a rapidly growing team of incredibly skilled individuals, and Josh thrives on the daily energy this team exudes.

Outside of work Josh enjoys spending time with his wife, Megan, traveling, playing sports, playing in a garage band, and chasing two energetic toddlers.

About Hamed

Hamed joined STRONGROCK Engineering Group in August 2022 as the Chief Stormwater Engineer following his PhD graduation from the University of Buffalo in Water Resources Engineering.

During his PhD, he developed Stormwater simulations and optimization frameworks using Green Infrastructures (GI) and Low Impact Developments (LID) and R-programming language. He collaborated with Buffalo Sewer Authority to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs) by optimal GI implementation. 

At StrongRock, he is skilled in Stormwater Control Measures (SCM) design, grading, site development and utility design. 

He spends his free time playing sports such as soccer, volleyball, tennis and watching sports and he is a fan of the Arsenal Soccer Team.

About Chris

Chris Record acts as President + COO of STRONGROCK Engineering Group. He joined StrongRock as its first employee in September of 2020 to serve as its Director of Land Planning + Entitlement. Chris oversees several critical business functions at StrongRock including day-to-day company operations, client management, and administrative duties, as well as serving as a resource for land planning and entitlement solutions. He strives every day to meet the goals and expectations of StrongRock’s clientele while also working to bolster the professional acumen of the company’s talented and dedicated staff. When not in the office, Chris enjoys fishing for striped bass, making others look good on the golf course, and spending time with his wife and two young daughters.

When away from SREG’s headquarters, Chris can be found kayaking, fishing for striped bass, and doting on his two adorable (yet mischievous) daughters.

About Pavani

Pavani received a Master’s Degree from Cleveland State University majoring in Transportation Engineering. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from V.R Siddhartha Engineering College, India.

Pavani joined as a Civil Engineer II at STRONGROCK group in April 2021. Previously, she worked as Civil Engineer II at Crescent View Engineering in Georgia. She has 4 years of experience in Land Development Engineering. She passed her F.E and is currently preparing for the P.E Exam. Besides work, her interests include cooking and dancing in her free time. Pavani is passionate about various disciplines within Civil Engineering and constantly looks to learn something new everyday.

Keith Spalding-Robbins

Keith is an accomplished team leader and manager of task forces engaged in multi-million dollar projects. A Solid multi-year history of managing the planning, design, and execution of winning projects. Extensive knowledge of community planning, site feasibility, land ordinance review, and workforce planning. Adept at engaging clients and stakeholders to identify needs and formulate innovative, sustainable solutions for residential, commercial, and municipal projects. Specific concentration in sports complex facilities, local parks, recreational facilities and residential development design. Keith is an expert witness in Land Conservation Analysis and Potentials for Future Development. He served on the Lake Gaston Conservation Easement Review case for the State of North Carolina Department of Revenue. He is a member of the planning and Zoning Commission of Wake Forest.

Amarissa Carlson

Amarissa joined Strong Rock in August of 2022. She began her career in the public division working for a summer with the Minnesota Department of Transportation on highway design. In 2020 she began gaining experience in private construction as a structural designer for an architectural/engineering firm. After graduating with a B.S. in Civil Engineering she accepted a full time roll as a Engineer Intern providing structural design for commercial, industrial, and residential projects.

In her free time she likes to spend time with family and friends, play board games, hike, travel, play spikeball, and most of all hang out with her husband and cats. She is very eager to continue to diversify her experience and develop new skills and relationships at SREG.

Chris Stone

Chris Stone joined the Strong Rock Engineering Group in July of 2022. He brings along 4 years of experience in public and private sectors with work ranging from structural detailing, site design, erosion control, stormwater management, roadway design, flood study, and dam breach analysis. He holds an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering from Wake Technical Community College. Over the past 7 years Chris has also been involved in the IT industry as a Senior Platform Specialist and IT Manager. He is looking forward to expanding his knowledge in the development world and providing areas for people to enjoy for years to come.

Outside of work, Chris enjoys traveling with his wife and 3 dogs, fishing, hunting, playing soccer, and fantasy football.

Spencer Cashings

Spencer joined the STRONGROCK Engineering Group in July of 2022 as an Engineering Intern. He graduated from North Carolina State University in 2023 with a degree in Civil Engineering and a minor in Business Administration. He is now a Civil Engineer I with the engineering group at STRONGROCK and is eager to learn the ins and outs of the engineering profession and ready to assist on all of SREG’s projects. He hopes to gain valuable experience that will one day help him become a professional engineer. Outside of work Spencer loves traveling, spending time with friends and family, and supporting the NC State football team.

Mike Perry

I received my B.S. Degree in Biology in 1974. I started working in surveying doing Oil Exploration work in California, which lead me to Alaska where I self-taught myself how to work with computers and land surveying office work. I helped create the first program to analyze pile subsidence on The Alaska Pipeline. I furthered my career with land development software and through that, I found my calling working for Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors. I have experience from Auto Cad to Civil 3D software as well as Lisp programming. I am motivated to learn every day.

When not working you will find me road cycling or building road bikes. Also, you will find me being the Detailer of my Porsche.

Anisha Shaikh

Anisha received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Mumbai, India and earned many certifications in Human Resources, Payroll Services, Accounting and Business Development.

Anisha has 15 years of experience in HR, Payroll, Accounting and Customer Relations. She joint StrongRock engineering group as an Operations Manager and has worked internationally.

She is a friendly, hard working, independent and self motivated person who strongly believes in achieving her dreams in a right way.