08.30.2013 | DMW Receives WBE Certification from the State of Delaware

In addition to being certified with the Maryland Department of Transportation and the Commonwealth of Virginia, DMW is now a certified WBE with the State of Delaware as issued by the Office of Supplier Diversity.

09.19.2013 | DMW ranked top 50 Largest Women Owned Business

The Baltimore Business Journal has ranked Daft-McCune-Walker as one of the Top 50 Largest Women Owned Businesses in Baltimore. For more information, please see the September 6th edition of the Baltimore Business Journal

01.15.2013 | Best Solar Project of the Year

Daft-McCune-Walker, Inc. (DMW) provided design and permitting services for Constellation Energy associated with their 16 megawatt photovoltaic solar system located on the campus of Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. This is one of the largest solar generation facilities in the State of Maryland, located on approximately 100 acres of land. DMW was responsible for developing civil site plans, engineering details/specifications, code reviews, submittal requirements, form and procedural information/documents, and assisting the client through the local permitting process.

DMW has worked on many solar and alternative energy projects throughout the State of Maryland including, but not limited to, Somerset County, Talbot County, Dorchester County, and Frederick County.

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DMW has been chosen as the Baltimore County Soil Conservation District's (BCSCD) CONSULTING FIRM OF THE YEAR for 2012. The BCSCD presents this award to firms and individuals who meet or exceed the Districts Design Guidelines as well as demonstrate effective construction methods.

In addition, the District selected DMW's JARED BARNHART, PE, LEED AP BD+C as their 2012 CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR. Jared has been with DMW since 2004 and manages the design, production, and processing of projects through the Baltimore County and Baltimore City Development and Zoning process. Jared's projects consist primarily of urban infill and redevelopment including; institutional, commercial, and multifamily residential, as well as extensive commercial shopping centers and corporate office parks.

07.31.2012 | Daft-McCune-Walker, Inc. Receives MBE Certification from MDOT

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05.02.2012 | DMW Takes Home Two ASLA Awards

The 19th Annual Professional Awards Program by the ASLA Maryland and Potomac Chapters recognized DMW with Merit Awards for both Hunt Valley Towne Centre and Quarry Lake at Greenspring.  Formal awards were presented at the Annual Awards Banquet in Washington, D.C. on April 27, 2012.

Hunt Valley Towne Centre


Daft-McCune-Walker, Inc. (DMW) provided planning and landscape architecture services for this challenged mall.  Working closely with the Greenberg Gibbons Commercial Group, DMW captured the vision of the clients bold approach to create a main street town center, which would serve as the framework for future mixed-use development. DMW provided planning, landscape architecture, permitting, and construction phase services that included designing a pedestrian friendly environment for shopping, dining, and enjoying civic events.

The design incorporated promenades, parks, street trees, open space amenities, and a Town Square which showcases a fountain, footbridge, pavilion, and plaza.  A model for redevelopment of existing shopping and commercial areas, this project demonstrates the value of organizing individual pad sites into a main street where the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts.


Quarry Lake at Greenspring

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Daft-McCune-Walker, Inc. (DMW) was part of a team of landscape architects from two firms’ who worked together to serve as both planning lead and landscape architectural design lead for one of the largest redevelopment projects in Baltimore County.  This 271-acre property has been transformed into a mixed-use community which incorporates a mix of 600 single-family and condominium style homes, office space, retail, and restaurants throughout.  A 40-acre limestone rock edged lake is the focal point of the community and will be one of the deepest lakes in Maryland at full capacity.  DMW worked with Beazer Homes Maryland, Obrecht Properties, Inc., and Koren Development Company, Inc. to provide landscape architecture, planning, and environmental services for this lush, active, and pedestrianfocused environment which all can enjoy.  Quarry Lake is a showcase project for Landscape Architecture in the region; a great example of collaboration amongst design professionals, owners, and the community.

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10.25.2011 | Wintergreen Awards for Excellence in Green Building

DMW is excited to announce that two (2) projects which our firm provided various professional services for were recently recognized at the 7th Annual Wintergreen Awards for Excellence in Green Building.  The USGBC, Maryland Chapter awarded the M.C. Dean Regional Office Building for best Adaptive Use and the George Howard Building for best New Construction.

M.C. Dean Regional Office Building:
Daft-McCune-Walker, Inc. (DMW) worked with Notari Associates performing the necessary engineering, planning, zoning, and survey services for the project.  DMW assisted in the feasibility of the project and with Baltimore City’s Site Plan Review Process.    Specifically, DMW performed parking evaluations and supporting site plan for the property, attended meetings with the Baltimore City Department of Transportation and Site Plan Review Committee Meetings with Baltimore City, performed topographic survey services, determined appropriate stormwater management facility requirements for the property, and coordinated with the storm drain sizes and locations to ensure appropriate submittal of the storm drain utility plan to the City.  DMW also assisted the client in preparing necessary information for the Developer’s Agreement.

George Howard Building:
DMW worked directly with the developer, COPT/Garver Development Group to provide civil engineering and landscape architectural services for the George Howard Building (Howard County Government Campus).  DMW was originally engaged to prepare a master plan, including environmental compliance and plans for a new circuit courthouse building to be constructed in Phase I.  DMW also provided civil engineering and landscape design services for site enhancements and the renovation of the existing buildings.  This phase included: utility plans, grading, sediment and erosion control plans, storm drain design, surveying, and LEED certification services.

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) awarded the Howard County Government Campus with a LEED Silver Certification; receiving a total of 38 points. LEED-NC v2.0 requires 33-38 points for this Silver Certification.

10.25.2011 | Howard County Government Campus Receives LEED Silver

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has awarded the Howard County Government Campus with a LEED Silver Certification; receiving a total of 38 points. LEED-NC v2.0 requires 33-38 points for this Silver Certification.

Daft-McCune-Walker, Inc. (DMW) was originally engaged to prepare a master plan, including environmental compliance and plans for a new circuit courthouse building to be constructed in Phase I. The plan was completed, but the building construction was postponed. DMW also providing civil engineering and landscape design services for site enhancements and the renovation of the existing buildings. This phase included: utility plans, grading, sediment and erosion control plans, storm drain design, surveying, and LEED certification services.

This project was completed and reopened for use in the fall of 2010.

11.19.2010 | DMW Promotes Lisa Gobrecht to President

DMW, a multidisciplinary land development/design consulting firm, announced today that Lisa Gobrecht will succeed Tom Repsher as President of the firm, effective immediately. One of 10 shareholders at DMW, Gobrecht has been with the firm 18 years, most recently as Controller and Treasurer.

Repsher, a land planner and landscape architect, and owner with DMW, will remain active with the firm as Chairman and Director of Planning and Design.

"In these challenging economic times, the company recognized the need for someone with the corporate, financial and operations experience in the role of President," said Repsher. "We were fortunate to have a veteran like Lisa on board and ready for the challenge."

Gobrecht approaches her new role with experience and enthusiasm. "I see a future built on learning, where veteran professionals work hand-in-hand with new talent, expanding our business base, and reaffirming our longstanding tradition for setting the standards in this industry."

"DMW remains committed to developing talent, through lifelong learning, top-level recruiting, and one-on-one mentoring," Gobrecht continues. "Our employees are passionate about their work, and our culture reinforces and rewards innovation."

Dane Bauer, who joined the firm in 2007 as Managing Director, agrees. "Lisa's promotion definitely helps position the company for growth," said Bauer. "It allows us to focus on expansion in Western Maryland and Eastern Shore markets – through our offices in Frederick and Berlin – and on our public sector business."

01.14.2010 | ERIC HADAWAY speaker at LSI seminar

Eric Hadaway, DMW’s Director of Environmental Services,was a featured presenter at a Law Seminars International conference on WATER QUAILTY REGULATION IN THE CHESAPEAKE. Mr. Hadaway discussed proposed revisions to the “Maryland Standards and Specifications for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control” as well as changes proposed in the “Annotated Code of Maryland Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations”. The two-day seminar focuses on how proposed changes will affect landowners, developers, contractors and consultants.


U.S. COMMERCE ASSOCIATION'S Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

Daft-Mccune-Walker, Inc has been selected for the 2009 BEST OF BALITMORE AWARD in the LANDSCAPE PLANNING SERVICES category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2009 USCA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a Washington D.C. based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.


DMW continues to grow its Frederick Office.  MARK CRISSMAN, PE, PLS joins the Frederick Office of DMW as a Senior Project Manager.  With over 25 years of experience in land surveying and civil engineering Mark brings considerable knowledge to the firm.  He will be in charge or business development and client/project management.  DMW’s Frederick office provides clients with the necessary civil engineering, land planning, environmental, and land surveying services associated with various project needs.  Mark will compliment the signature services DMW has provided for the Baltimore Metropolitan Area for over 35 years. 


DMW is pleased to announce that it has appointed three new shareholders at the Towson, MD office headquarters.  The newest partners; MIKE McGARITY (Director of Wireless Services), MELISSA SCHMID (Director of Operations), and MITCH KELLMAN (Director of Zoning Services) are being acknowledged for their role in continuing to expand the success and growth of the firm.  Their contributions have contributed to the firm's recent diversity into multidisciplinary public and private sector consulting work.


DMW has promoted KRISTY M. BISCHOFF, PE to a Vice President within the organization after a unanimous vote by the Board of Directors.  Kristy has been with the firm for over ten years and has been confirmed as the companie's Director of Engineering Services.  For the past two years she has been awarded the Engineer of the Year by the Baltimore County Soil Conservation District. 


DMW is pleased to announce that the list of accredited professionals located in their various offices throughout Maryland continues to grow.  Recently two employees in the Towson office and one employee in the Berlin office have obtained professional licensing status in recognition of having met professional standards and testing requirements.   In the Towson office, JARED L. BARNHART, PE, Project Manager is now also certified as a LEED Accredited Professional.  ROBERT J. DAVIS, PE, Project Engineer has passed his professional engineering exam and is now a Registered Professional Engineer at their Towson headquarters.  The Berlin Branch office is proud to recognize COARD D. BOUNDS, PLS, the latest Professional Land Surveyor in the firm.  Congratulations to all for these significant accomplishments.    


For demonstrating outstanding engineering and professionlism, DMW has been chosen as the Baltimore County Soil Conservaton District's 2008 CONSULTING FIRM OF THE YEAR.

In addition, the District selected DMW's KRISTY M. BISCHOFF as their 2008 CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR for a 2nd year in a row.


DANE BAUER and ERIC HADAWAY were key speakers at a day long seminar offered by the National Business Institute (NBI) on November 12, 2008 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Topics of discussion included:
-Overview of Development and Land Use Policies
-Avoiding Surprises During the Development Process
-Environmental Issues in Property Development

For information on future seminars please visit the NBI website at www.nbi-sems.com



The Baltimore Business Journal ranked DMW #5 of Baltimore’s Top Landscape Architecture Firms.  The ranking is based on 2007 landscape revenue originating from Baltimore-area offices and was published in the Baltimore Business Journal’s May 9, 2008 edition.


Bob Palmer, PE, Assistant Branch Manager for DMW’s Berlin Office, took and passed the exam to become a Certified Construction Reviewer (CCR) in Delaware.  A CCR is a private inspector of sediment and stormwater controls who is hired by a developer when required by the review agency. The test covers detailed information on sediment control and stormwater management practices.  The certification benefits anyone in the government, engineering, consulting, contracting, or land development professions that work in the field of sediment and stormwater management..


In recognition of his significant contributions and commitment to the company, DMW has appointed DAVE MARTIN, P.L.S., as shareholder. As a partner, MARTIN will be a key contributor to the ongoing growth and longevity of the firm.



Martin, who serves as vice president and director of surveys, joined DMW in 2004. A professional land surveyor, Martin leads the firm’s full-service surveying team, manages topographic and boundary surveys, and prepares record plats and ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys. Martin is a versatile member of the DMW team who will help assure the firm’s long-term business success through his extensive networking, marketing, client relations, and regulatory and technical expertise.