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Attar Engineering, Inc. is a civil, structural, and marine engineering firm located in southern coastal Maine. We offer civil, structural and marine engineering services to municipalities, residential and commercial developers. The firm was established in 1988 and employs about ten technical staff members. Our design professionals have total control of their projects from the ground up and are involved in the fieldwork, design, permitting and construction phases. At Attar Engineering, Inc., we are dedicated to turning our clients’ dreams into successful developments.

Attar Engineering, Inc. is based in Eliot, Maine (10 miles from Portsmouth, NH). The majority of our workload is in York and Cumberland counties in Maine and Rockingham and Strafford counties in New Hampshire. We are licensed to practice engineering in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Attar’s president and founder, Kenneth A. Wood, is a licensed professional engineer, a certified wetland scientist and a subsurface disposal system designer in New Hampshire.

Most of our projects are done entirely in house, from the field to the final plans and specifications. We start with a native piece of property, conduct all fieldwork, accomplish preliminary through final designs, obtain all permits and approvals and often provide construction management services. We also foster the design team approach on more involved projects in which we coordinate our efforts with architects, landscape architects, golf architects, design-build contractors and other design professionals.


Kenneth A. Wood, P.E. has served as the president of Attar Engineering, Inc. since founding the civil, structural and marine engineering company in 1988. Today, Attar Engineering, Inc. employs about ten technical staff members and designs, permits and manages projects of up to $50 million in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts for municipalities, residential and commercial developers.

Ken has held the position of district engineer for the York County Soil and Water Conservation District since 1990; He authored the initial Stormwater Management for Maine manual for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.

Recently, Ken was responsible for managing the replacement of over 800 feet of seawall for the Town of Wells, Maine in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.  He also was instrumental in obtaining a thirty-year Tax Increment Finance District (TIF) for Sea Dog Realty, LLC, owner of the Eliot Commons, for the economic development of a new hotel, function facility and business and office spaces.  Ken is a partner in Real Property Resolution Corporation (RPRC); a firm he formed with other business associates.

Ken holds professional engineering registrations in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts and a National Council of Engineering Examiners (NCEE) certificate. He is a certified wetland scientist. Ken has been a member of the Eliot Conservation Commission for over twenty years, is a past director of the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce and is a past chairman of the Maritime Heritage Commission.

Lewis Chamberlain, P.E. joined Attar Engineering, Inc. in 1995. Since receiving his professional engineering license in 2001, Lew has served as a senior project manager, responsible for the design, permitting and management of various civil, site and structural projects. Lewis maintains a professional engineering license in Maine and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Joseph Cheever, E.I.T. has been employed by Attar Engineering, Inc. since 2004. Joe serves as a project manager and has worked   on all aspects of project design, approvals, permitting, management and inspection. He has experience with large and small site projects and with subdivisions, gravel pits, municipal improvements, and erosion and sediment control plans.

Edward Brake, E.I.T. has been employed full time by Attar Engineering, Inc. since January of 2006. He also worked as an intern the summer of 2005.  Ed serves as a project engineer, and has worked on all aspects of project design, approvals, permitting, management and inspection.  He has experience with a range of site projects, subdivisions, structural design, municipal improvements, and erosion and sediment control plans.

Christopher Stairs, E.I.T. has been employed full time by Attar Engineering, Inc. since June of 2008. He also worked as an intern the summer of 2007.  Chris serves as a project engineer, and has worked on most aspects of project design, approvals, permitting, management and inspection.  He has experience with a range of site projects, subdivisions, structural design, municipal improvements, and erosion and sediment control plans.


 
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