Who We Are

Who We Are

Company Overview

Civil Engineering Experts

Heidt Design has built a reputation for excellence, experience, and expertise by continuing the company’s long history of delivering comprehensive consulting services designed to meet the industry’s ever-evolving needs.

Every member of our team works together combining a wealth of resources to address development challenges with a unified strategy for projects within multiple states. This results in the creation of a unique endeavor that contributes value not only to the developer, but also to the community.

→ Challenging projects in diverse locations

→ Family atmosphere with friendly people

→ Supportive culture where our employees thrive

Heidt Culture

We’re critical thinkers, big-picture visionaries, and proactive planners who love a challenge.

Our unique culture at Heidt encourages creative collaboration where our team works together to achieve common goals while supporting the development of individual talent and ideas. We balance a professional and productive work environment with a family-like atmosphere where employees are valued for their contributions.

Heidt Design Culture

We sweat the small stuff

Our eye for detail is unmatched and our clients trust in our experience, expertise, and impeccable work.

We’re proactive.

We spot problems before they become problems, analyzing situations with the utmost care.

We walk the walk.

We build loyalty through consistency, always living up to our promises and exceeding our clients’ expectations.


Principals Leading by Example


Alan J. Carson, P.E.

Principal / Director of Engineering

Education: B.S. in Civil Engineering from Florida State University and M.S in Civil Engineering from the University of South Florida.

Hobbies/Interests: Running, cycling and spending time with my wife and 3 boys.

Alan is a registered professional engineer with 25 years of civil engineering design experience. He has worked on the design and permitting of projects in both the private and public sector, ranging from large-scale master-planned communities, commercial projects, roadway design projects, and water resources projects. He has extensive technical expertise in surface water modeling and the design and permitting of stormwater management systems. As a dedicated design professional, Alan oversees the technical design and plan production for Heidt’s projects.


Strickland T. Smith, P.E.

Principal / Director of Project Management

Education: B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Central Florida.

Hobbies/Interests: Hunting, fishing, playing basketball and watching my sons play hockey.

Strickland has over 30 years of Civil Engineering design and project management experience. Strickland provides project management services for his clients and oversees the project management team.


Christie Barreiro, AICP

Principal / Director of Community Planning

Education: B.S. in Geography and Environmental Science from Florida State University.

Hobbies/Interests: Enjoying the outdoors with my loving husband and two adorable children and volunteering at my children’s’ school.

Christie has been a part of the Heidt family since graduating nearly 15 years ago. Since then, she has held many positions and is currently the Director of the Community Planning department. Christie is responsible for zonings, comprehensive plan amendments and entitlement due diligence activities.


Frank T. Gizzo

Principal / Director of Construction Inspection

Education: Studied Building Construction Technology at Pasco Hernando State College.

Hobbies/Interests: Fishing, Soccer, and family time.

Frank has 30 years of experience in Construction Estimating, Project Management, and Civil Engineering Inspection. Frank focuses on the quality assurance review of plans, cost estimates of future developments, and the Operations of the Construction Inspection Department.


Michael Caron, CPA

Principal / Chief Financial Officer

Education: Bachelors of Finance and Accounting from Bryant University and an MBA from the University of South Florida.

Certification: Certified Public Accountant

Hobbies/Interests: Enjoying my children and playing golf.

Michael has over 30 years of experience in Finance many of which have been at the executive level as CFO and CAE in both publicly traded and private firms.


Guiding the Next Generation

Patrick Gassaway, P.E. headshot

Patrick Gassaway, P.E.


Timothy Plate, P.E. headshot

Timothy Plate, P.E.


Michael Tucker, P.E. headshot

Michael Tucker, P.E.




Career Opportunities

Work with the industry’s leading professionals in a fast-paced creative environment with countless opportunities for growth.


Discover the Heidt Difference

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