OCE Helps Rutland Town Win Municipal Planning Grant for Pocket Park

OCE helped Rutland Town create a conceptual site plan which was used to help procure a Municipal Planning Grant from the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development for a pocket park in Rutland Town. The two-acre site is nestled between the Center Rutland Falls and Route 4 and will feature a walking path along […]

Otter Creek Engineering Helps Cap Vermont’s Last Unlined Landfill

While modern landfills are constructed with liners so that harmful substances won’t leach into the surrounding environment, the town of Salisbury was home to the last unlined landfill in the state. Salisbury’s Landfill on Upper Plains Road was a regular local destination where townspeople would often run into each other, but residents understood the dangers […]

Otter Creek Engineering lends assistance to McLeod Kredell Architects and Middlebury College to Design Habitat for Humanity Homes

Jason Larocque and Brent F. Rakowski, P.E. of Otter Creek Engineering had the opportunity to work alongside Middlebury College students and John McLeod of McLeod Kredell Architects to provide site design and permitting for the construction of two Habitat for Humanity homes on Seymour Street in Middlebury. OCE supports Habitat for Humanity of Addison County […]

OCE Pledges Major Donation to Middlebury Memorial Sports Center Upgrade

Since opening in 1993, The Memorial Sports Center has provided area residents with an exciting indoor recreational space. In fact, many OCE staff and their families have spent a great deal of quality time at the Sports Center themselves. When the Friends of Middlebury Hockey sought to expand—adding a heated second-floor viewing area, elevator, multi-purpose […]

Announcing OCE Transitions

Otter Creek Engineering is pleased to announce that we are moving into a new chapter.  As of July 1, Jason Larocque was promoted to President of the firm and Pete DeGraff stepped down after twelve years leading OCE. Jason and Pete have partnered together at OCE since the firm’s founding in 1998.  Together they have […]

Landmark STEM Honored

The American Institute of Architects, Vermont Chapter (AIAVT) announced the recipients of its 2015 Excellence in Architecture Design Awards Program at its annual meeting held this year on December 10. OCE was thrilled to have our client, Bread Loaf Corporation (BLC) be honored for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Center at Landmark College […]

Kiernan and Jewett enter into Ownership

Otter Creek Engineering is excited to announce that John Kiernan and Craig Jewett have joined Jason Larocque as partners in our company. John brings over 20 years of public community water and wastewater experience, previously working for firms in New Jersey and more recently, right here in Middlebury. Craig’s primary focus prior to joining Otter Creek was […]

Berlin Water System Complete

The new $5.5M Berlin Municipal Water System is 100% complete. The project includes a 400,000 gallon water storage tank, six miles of water mains, three wells, and a well pump control building. Munson Earth Moving, of Williston, was the General Contractor for this successful project.

Middlebury College Field House Opens

Middlebury College will open its new Field House in 2015.  This exciting project, designed by Sasaki Associates (Civil/Site Design and Permitting by OCE) will feature a 6-lane, 200-meter track, 8 60-meter sprint lanes, areas for high jump, long jump, pole vault, and throwing, and artificial turf field for all field sports.  This world class facility […]

Shrewsbury’s Long Recovery from Irene

The small out out-of-the-way Town of Shrewsbury did not make the news when Tropical Storm Irene hit, but it incurred some of the most costly damage to municipal infrastructure in the State. Following the storm, there was only one road out of town. From just days following the storm to the present, OCE has assisted […]