John D. Grenier, P.E.

President

 John & his wife Nicole enjoy being active in the Green Mountains of VT

John is a native Vermonter who grew up in Waterbury and worked in the family business throughout high school. He graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1999 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Wanting to return to Vermont he took a job at Dynapower Corp. designing industrial equipment. He gained valuable experience with utility construction when he left to work for Verizon Communications in Rutland, White River Junction, and Newport, Vermont.

In 2004 John attended UVM to earn his Masters Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and start working again in the family business. In 2006 John became a Licensed Professional Engineer with the State of Vermont.

Working with Charlie, John has distinguished himself in his work with Stormwater design and permitting, Erosion Control, and Septic Design. John is committed to working with his staff to provide design and permitting services to our customers, municipalities, and contractors in Central Vermont. In 2011 John took over day-to-day operations allowing Charlie to concentrate on other projects and enjoy more time off.

When not working, John volunteers as a member of the Waterbury Selectboard and enjoys downhill skiing, hiking, mountain biking and fishing.

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Don Marsh

Senior Engineer

Don owned and operated Marsh Engineering Services, a small civil engineering consulting firm serving public and private clients throughout Vermont for the past 30 years. 

Don has designed and permitted hundreds of projects ranging from small subdivisions and affordable housing projects to 70 lot subdivisions, shopping centers, schools, hotels, industrial sites, landfills and gravel pits. Don resides in Montpelier, VT. We are thrilled to have Don on the team here at Grenier Engineering. 

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Kristin Darby

Project Engineer

Kristin grew up in Vermont, primarily in Williston. She graduated from Clarkson University in 2014 with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

After working in Florida for two years, as an engineer for a civil engineering firm, Kristin was eager to return to Vermont. She has experience in storm water and pipeline design, permitting, and technical writing. She joined Grenier Engineering in 2018. 

In her spare time, Kristin likes being outdoors. She enjoys swimming and mountain biking, as well as participating in quieter activities, such as yoga and painting.  

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Teresa Merrill

AutoCAD Technician

Terri graduated from UVM with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Art and Design in 1987. She then gained experience as an AutoCAD Technician at Wheeler Engineering. In 1989 Terri began working for Grenier Engineering. As the Senior AutoCAD Technician she is in charge of producing virtually all of the mapping done at Grenier Engineering.

Terri specializes in working with other consultants, such as Landscape and Building Architects to incorporate their work into our base mapping to produce complex and high quality site plans. Her creativity and outstanding work ethic allows her to work effectively with the staff engineers and land surveyors to produce Topographic Site Plans, Profiles, Engineering Detail Sheets, and Land Survey Plats. 

When not at work Terri enjoys spending time with her family, playing golf, and skiing.

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Susan Wood

Administrative Assistant

Susan has been the Administrative Assistant for Grenier Engineering for more than 6 years. Susan has many years of experience in office and property management, and that experience has given her the organizational and communication skills necessary to juggle her many responsibilities at Grenier Engineering.

She has continually updated and improved the entire function of the office, from filing to organizing project submittals. Susan’s outstanding ability to be polite, professional and kind is both recognized and appreciated by all who are involved with Grenier Engineering.

In her spare time Susan enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking, riding motorcycles, and being a mom to her three children.

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Daniel R. Mulligan, L.L.S.

Licensed Surveyor

Dan began working for Grenier Engineering as a survey technician in 1983 after graduating from Vermont Technical College. During the 1980’s he gained experience under four licensed land surveyors and in 1989 became licensed himself. Dan’s dedication to Grenier Engineering has been highly evident over his 27 years of work experience. His background knowledge of most Grenier Engineering projects is an invaluable asset to the company.

Dan has worked to produce many topographical maps, as well as numerous boundary surveys across Central Vermont. His careful attention to detail in property deed research and in field measurements has made Dan an expert in determining property boundaries and in preparing survey plats and surveyor’s descriptions. He has worked diligently over the past 5 years to help convey his knowledge and expertise to the other survey technicians on the staff. One of Dan’s many important qualities is his ability to see projects through until they are thoroughly checked to ensure that high precision has been achieved.

Dan and his family are committed members of a Christian Church and are actively involved in the support and maintenance of the Church and Christian School. His small family farm produces milk, butter, cheese, vegetables and maple syrup. Dan enjoys history, baseball, and fishing.

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Jacob Derry

Licensed Surveyor

Jake Derry grew up and resides in Sheldon, Vermont. He graduated from Vermont Technical College In 2009 with a degree in civil engineering. He began his engineering career at New England Central Railroad before joining SD Ireland as a surveyor for eight years.

In his spare time, Jake enjoys being outdoors and on the water. His hobbies include volleyball, ice fishing, spending time with family, hunting and trail riding in his side by side.

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Christopher M. Austin

Permit Coordinator & Asst. Survey Technician

Chris began working for Grenier Engineering as a part-time employee in 1997. He began as an Assistant Survey Technician out of high school and through college summers and vacations. His background in English and Journalism at Lyndon State College has led to his position as a full-time employee, working as a Permit Coordinator.

His experience in journalism has provided him with excellent communication skills that have enabled him to learn how to successfully navigate the permitting process on both the local and state levels. He still assists with land survey work and enjoys the mix of inside office work and outdoor field work. His tenure with the company has provided him with a good working knowledge of the many projects that have been completed by Grenier Engineering in the past 13 years.

When away from work Chris enjoys bass fishing, hiking, playing men’s league softball, basketball, and spending time camping with his wife.

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