Your land development
project partner from
concept to closeout.

Quality design, engineering, and consulting 
achieved through clear, thoughtful, 
and innovative solutions.

When collaborating with Hewitt Solutions, you’re not just partnering with a service provider; you’re enlisting a dedicated team member. Your objectives become ours, and our commitment to realizing your desired outcomes keeps us consistently 
leading from the front. 

What we do:

Development
Design
Support
We specialize in guiding you through the early stages of land development. Our consulting engineers help you understand what's possible for your project, outline the necessary steps, and assist in obtaining early-stage permits. Partner with us to make informed decisions that pave the way for a successful development.
We excel in providing high-quality designs and detailed construction documents essential for securing necessary permits. Our team of experienced civil engineers leverages a strategic approach to simplify the design and permitting process, boosting project efficiency and ensuring satisfaction for all stakeholders.
We provide expert civil engineering support to enhance your team's capabilities. Specializing in project assessments, plan reviews, and Dual Combined Administration services, we integrate seamlessly with your team to ensure your projects are efficient, compliant, and successful. Our experienced engineers are committed to delivering precision and reliability, helping you navigate complex challenges from start to finish.

Industries we serve:

Energy

Substation, underground utilities, and solar of all sizes.

Commercial

Data centers, shopping centers, outparcels, and mixed use.

Residential

Single family to multifamily. Single parcel to multiple phases.

How we help:

01. Assess the Scope

Many engagements begin with a request for a scope and fee, often based on limited information. While some may elect to provide only what is requested, we take a different path. 
By taking time to review the project and request collaboratively with you, we ensure alignment and feasibility for all parties involved. Our priority is to guide you towards the most suitable solutions tailored to your needs.

02. Strategic Roadmap

In a field where linear design processes prevail, we introduce a strategic framework that adapts with intention and clarity. Rather than proceeding along a rigid path, we establish strategic checkpoints to reevaluate project direction in alignment with your evolving goals. By embracing the iterative nature of land development, we mitigate risks, reduce costs, and streamline review processes, ensuring project success through tactical precision.

03. Fostering Unity

Navigating the complexities of permitting often involves conflicting interests among stakeholders. While some engineers may overlook these dynamics, we prioritize stakeholder unity as a cornerstone of project success. 
By identifying and leveraging common interests among developers, county officials, and state authorities, we
foster a collaborative environment conducive to fruitful discussions and effective negotiations. Our approach not 
only simplifies processes but also cultivates mutually 
beneficial outcomes for all involved parties.

Who we are:

Our team is comprised of professionals dedicated to harnessing our collective expertise to deliver innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of the communities we serve. We are unified in our goals to work on the projects we want to, with the people we want to, doing important and quality work, being compensated fairly, and having room to enjoy life outside the office.

Ricky Hewitt, Jr, PE


President

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Ricky is a licensed civil engineer with extensive experience in many types of land development including residential, commercial, industrial, and renewable energy.

He has developed a reputation as a trusted partner for his dedication to his clients and unwavering commitment to the success of their projects. He prides himself on the ability to identify qualities of a successful project and then facilitate a streamlined and creative approach to ensuring desirable outcomes for all parties. Never afraid to think outside the box, he continues to provide solutions by applying previous experience without letting it get in the way of a fresh perspective and consideration of a new approach.

Considered by many as a “developer friendly” consultant, Ricky is unwavering in his belief that there are design and construction solutions that mutually satisfy the goals and initiatives of all project stakeholders - including the developer, contractor, owner, inspector, and jurisdictional authority.

Cutter Sydnor, PE

Director of Solar

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Cutter is a licensed civil engineer and has collected a tremendous breadth of experience in the land development industry since graduating from Virginia Tech’s rigorous Land Development and Design Initiative program in 2013. His ability to recognize trends and identify opportunities led him to the renewable energy industry where he has had a primary focus since 2017.

Reputation is a valuable commodity in service-based industries, and Cutter has developed one as a go-to expert of high character and ability. Whether it is guiding a developer through the early-stage development hurdles, working thru complex designs and permitting requirements with an EPC, or representing the industry as a technical expert in state and local working groups, Cutter is regularly requested at the table by stakeholders from all stages of the project lifecycle.

Cutter’s background lends a rare perspective to the industry – he is still seen regularly with his father and brother at Sydnor Farms, a grain, vegetable, and cattle operation in Haynesville, Virginia recognized by the state as a Virginia Century Farm. Experience inside and outside of the office gives Cutter a unique ability to understand the solar industry as a whole; rather than a siloed design approach, he believes in engaging a broad array of team members and interested parties to solve problems and strengthen projects.

Nick Nordberg, PE


Design Engineer

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Nick is a licensed civil engineer and Virginia Tech LDDI program 2016 graduate from Chesterfield, VA.

He and Ricky first worked together at a previous employer on site design for various projects across central Virginia until 2017. Excited to team up again, Nick joined Hewitt Solutions in January 2023 bringing to the team a whole
host of complementary skills, abilities, and areas of focus.

Modern day civil design is heavily dependent on advanced software programs and tools and Nick is the in-house AutoCAD Civil 3D expert. His technical abilities and attention to detail position him well for managing the team’s design standards, templates, and processes.

Our clients are served well in how Nick applies his passion for land planning and low impact environmental engineering in service to their projects by executing high quality deliverables.

Mike Newberger

Director of Finance

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Mike is a financial operations specialist with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Baltimore. He has 18 years of experience in finance and accounting while working in the real estate, construction, and professional service industries.

Through a partnership with his firm, Outsourced FinOps, Mike manages the financial operating systems as part of the Hewitt Solutions’ team. His many years of experience and service-oriented approach combine to ensure the right software tools and tech stack are in place for efficient and accurate financial recordkeeping. His efforts support the overall goal of high value service to our clients through effective AP/AR processes as well as detailed cash flow monitoring and management.

Mike’s focus on the A/E industry and proven high value impact on the Hewitt Solutions operation give great confidence for a long partnership in the years to come.

Josh Dalane, PE

Senior Design Engineer

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Josh is a licensed civil engineer with over a decade of experience in commercial, industrial, residential, federal, and renewable energy land development projects. His background includes acting as the engineer of record on large, complex land development projects in central Virginia as well as working with clients such as Dominion Energy on various projects across the state.

With a strong technical background and proficiency in 3D modeling, Josh is always looking for creative ways to leverage technology to optimize site design for clients to help control costs while meeting regulatory requirements. Knowing how critical thoroughness of design and clarity of intent are to a successful project, Josh has built a reputation of preciseness and attention to detail that has set him apart as a trusted partner throughout the land development process.
  • Ricky Hewitt, Jr, PE


    President

    Ricky is a licensed civil engineer with extensive experience in many types of land development including residential, commercial, industrial, and renewable energy.

    He has developed a reputation as a trusted partner for his dedication to his clients and unwavering commitment to the success of their projects. He prides himself on the ability to identify qualities of a successful project and then facilitate a streamlined and creative approach to ensuring desirable outcomes for all parties. Never afraid to think outside the box, he continues to provide solutions by applying previous experience without letting it get in the way of a fresh perspective and consideration of a new approach.

    Considered by many as a “developer friendly” consultant, Ricky is unwavering in his belief that there are design and construction solutions that mutually satisfy the goals and initiatives of all project stakeholders - including the developer, contractor, owner, inspector, and jurisdictional authority.
  • Cutter Sydnor, PE

    Director of Solar

    Cutter is a licensed civil engineer and has collected a tremendous breadth of experience in the land development industry since graduating from Virginia Tech’s rigorous Land Development and Design Initiative program in 2013. His ability to recognize trends and identify opportunities led him to the renewable energy industry where he has had a primary focus since 2017.

    Reputation is a valuable commodity in service-based industries, and Cutter has developed one as a go-to expert of high character and ability. Whether it is guiding a developer through the early-stage development hurdles, working thru complex designs and permitting requirements with an EPC, or representing the industry as a technical expert in state and local working groups, Cutter is regularly requested at the table by stakeholders from all stages of the project lifecycle.

    Cutter’s background lends a rare perspective to the industry – he is still seen regularly with his father and brother at Sydnor Farms, a grain, vegetable, and cattle operation in Haynesville, Virginia recognized by the state as a Virginia Century Farm. Experience inside and outside of the office gives Cutter a unique ability to understand the solar industry as a whole; rather than a siloed design approach, he believes in engaging a broad array of team members and interested parties to solve problems and strengthen projects.
  • Nick Nordberg, PE


    Design Engineer

    Nick is a licensed civil engineer and Virginia Tech LDDI program 2016 graduate from Chesterfield, VA.

    He and Ricky first worked together at a previous employer on site design for various projects across central Virginia until 2017. Excited to team up again, Nick joined Hewitt Solutions in January 2023 bringing to the team a whole
    host of complementary skills, abilities, and areas of focus.

    Modern day civil design is heavily dependent on advanced software programs and tools and Nick is the in-house AutoCAD Civil 3D expert. His technical abilities and attention to detail position him well for managing the team’s design standards, templates, and processes.

    Our clients are served well in how Nick applies his passion for land planning and low impact environmental engineering in service to their projects by executing high quality deliverables.
  • Mike Newberger

    Director of Finance

    Mike is a financial operations specialist with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Baltimore. He has 18 years of experience in finance and accounting while working in the real estate, construction, and professional service industries.

    Through a partnership with his firm, Outsourced FinOps, Mike manages the financial operating systems as part of the Hewitt Solutions’ team. His many years of experience and service-oriented approach combine to ensure the right software tools and tech stack are in place for efficient and accurate financial recordkeeping. His efforts support the overall goal of high value service to our clients through effective AP/AR processes as well as detailed cash flow monitoring and management.

    Mike’s focus on the A/E industry and proven high value impact on the Hewitt Solutions operation give great confidence for a long partnership in the years to come.
  • Josh Dalane, PE

    Senior Design Engineer

    Josh is a licensed civil engineer with over a decade of experience in commercial, industrial, residential, federal, and renewable energy land development projects. His background includes acting as the engineer of record on large, complex land development projects in central Virginia as well as working with clients such as Dominion Energy on various projects across the state.

    With a strong technical background and proficiency in 3D modeling, Josh is always looking for creative ways to leverage technology to optimize site design for clients to help control costs while meeting regulatory requirements. Knowing how critical thoroughness of design and clarity of intent are to a successful project, Josh has built a reputation of preciseness and attention to detail that has set him apart as a trusted partner throughout the land development process.

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