Management Team

Charles R. Brigance, Jr., P.E.

CEO

Mr. Brigance began his engineering career in 1983 as a Staff Engineer/Design Engineer with Jeryl Hart Engineers in Austin, Texas. Charles joined Carlson Engineering & Associates in 1986 as a Design Engineer and Project Manager. He became a co-owner and principal in 1991, and assumed the position of President of the firm.

Charles has over 35 years of civil engineering experience, including design of water and wastewater systems, drainage facilities/ structures, flood control ponds, water quality ponds, grading and erosion control plans, traffic control plans, and land planning.

Mr. Brigance manages the planning, design, permitting and construction of civil infrastructure in the general Austin area totaling $10 to 20 million annually.

He currently works in every phase of civil engineering work completed by the firm, from design to management, staff training and development, client relations, and business development.

Charles is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. He received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983.

Douglas R. Rummel, Jr., P.E., R.P.L.S.

President

Mr. Rummel began the surveying aspect of his career in 1992 when he joined Carlson Engineering & Associates Inc. In 1999 Douglas became an Engineer-in-Training and Surveyor-in-Training. He was responsible for design, proceedings and inspection of single-family residential developments from the initial boundary survey of the tract to the final site construction.

Douglas received his R.P.L.S. in 2003 and became a Project Manager. As a design engineer and R.P.L.S. he was responsible for design, processing and inspection of single-family residential developments, survey project management, and supervising survey staff.

In 2006, Douglas received his P.E. was promoted to Vice President of the firm, and in 2014 became a partner. And as a partner oversees all facets of business.

Douglas is a licensed Professional Engineer and a Registered Professional Land Surveyor in the State of Texas. He received a Bachelor of Science in Water Resources from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, in 1999.

Brett R. Pasquarella, P.E

Vice President of Engineering

Mr. Pasquarella began his civil engineering career in 1991 as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Fort Belvoir, Virginia. In 1994, Brett was employed by the City of Austin as a Plan Reviewer in the Engineering section of Watershed Protection and Development Review.

Brett joined Carlson, Brigance & Doering in 1996, received his P.E. in 1999, and became a Vice President in 2006 and owner in 2014. In 2020, CBD, Inc, converted to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, and he now serves as Vice President of Engineering on the Management Team.

Brett is in charge of subdivision design including streets, drainage, erosion control, water, wastewater, detention, and water quality. He oversees plan processing through various entities such as city, county, TCEQ, TxDOT, and FEMA. Additionally, he has a supervisory role for Engineers-in-Training and drafting technicians.

Brett is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Union College in Schenectady, NY in 1991.

Aaron V. Thomason, R.P.L.S.

Vice President of Surveying

Mr. Thomason attended college at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas from 1996-1999 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. After graduation Mr. Thomason was employed with Carlson, Brigance & Doering from 1999-2001 on a field surveying crew.

From October 2001 to September 2005 Mr. Thomason was enlisted in the United States Army as an Airborne Infantry Team Leader: Non-Commissioned Officer.

Upon leaving service Mr. Thomason returned to Carlson, Brigance & Doering and passed the Registered Professional Land Surveyor exam in 2010, and became partner in 2014. Mr. Thomason oversees and manages the survey department of the firm.

Brendan McEntee, P.E.

Senior Manager (Serves a Branch Manager of the CBD North Office)

Steve Cates, P.E

Senior Manager

Mr. Cates began his engineering career with Sisul Engineering of Gladstone, Oregon in 1996. Steve was responsible for onsite inspection of utility construction as well as design of both commercial and residential sites in Portland and surrounding cities.

Steve joined Carlson, Brigance & Doering in 1999 as an Engineer-in-Training. He received his P.E. in 2004. Steve oversees the design of site plans and subdivisions, including streets, drainage, erosion control, water, wastewater, detention and water quality. He works closely with cities, counties, TCEQ, TXDOT and FEMA in processing plans. Additionally, Steve works in a supervisory capacity advising both E.I.T.’s and drafting technicians.

Steve is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. He received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, in 1995

Lee Whited, P.E.

Senior Manager

Mr. Whited received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003. He began his career in 2003 when he joined Carlson, Brigance & Doering, Inc. as an Engineer-In-Training. His beginning responsibilities included the design of construction plans for streets, drainage, erosion control, water, wastewater, detention, and water quality for subdivisions. He was assigned to processing these subdivisions through various entities such as city, county, TCEQ, and FEMA.
In 2008, Lee received his Texas Professional Engineering License. During his years with Carlson, Brigance & Doering, his responsibilities have expanded to include processing and design of subdivisions from preliminary design to final construction and acceptance. Lee assists in the direction and development of technical staff.

Engineering Firm License #F-3791
Registered with the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying
Surveying Firm License #10024900