OUR STAFF
MICHAEL A. ETSCHEID, P.E., P.L.S.

Mr. Etscheid is a Professional Engineer and a Professional Land Surveyor in Illinois. He has been licensed as a Professional Engineer since 1975 and as a Land Surveyor since 1985. He has over 30 years of experience in Municipal, County, and Township improvement projects including land planning, subdivisions and development.

From 1964 to 1970, he was a highway design technician with the Illinois Department of Transportation in Ottawa. His duties at IDOT included the design of various highway projects in District 3. From 1970 to 1972, he was employed as a design technician at Sexton Engineering Service in Ottawa. From 1972 to late 1980, he was a designer and engineer at the LaSalle County Highway Department. His responsibilities included design and construction observation of County Highways and Township roads. From 1975 until 1980, he was the County Design Engineer. His responsibilities included overseeing the design of all County Highways and the Township Road System.

From 1980 to present, Mr. Etscheid has been the City Engineer of Marseilles. From 1980 to 1987, he was the City Engineer on a full time basis. From 1987 to present he has acted in that capacity on a part time basis while operating a consulting business full time. In his capacity as City Engineer, he is responsible for the planning, design and construction of all public improvement projects.

REGISTRATIONS
Professional Engineer - ILLINOIS
Professional Engineer - NORTH CAROLINA
Professional Land Surveyor - ILLINOIS



THOMAS A. DUTTLINGER, P.E., P.L.S.

Mr. Duttlinger is a Professional Engineer and a Professional Land Surveyor in Illinois, and has been with Etscheid Duttlinger & Associates since 1993. He has been licensed as a Professional Engineer since 1998 and as a Land Surveyor since 2000.

Mr. Duttlinger has been the lead designer and resident engineer on many of the firm’s projects. These projects include residential and commercial subdivision developments, industrial facilities, municipal infrastructure projects and roadway reconstruction projects. His experience includes preparation of preliminary and final subdivision plats, and design of residential subdivision improvements, commercial and industrial sites, railroad spurs, water and wastewater treatment facilities, and municipal infrastructure improvements including roadway reconstruction, sanitary sewer and water main extensions, combined sewer separations, drilled wells, and water booster pump stations.

Currently, he is the overall project manager for all engineering design and construction projects accomplished by the firm. His current duties include providing technical direction to the staff and monitoring the objectives and deliverables for each project.

EDUCATION
B.S. Agricultural Engineering, Structures and Environment University of Wisconsin-Madison

REGISTRATIONS
Professional Engineer - ILLINOIS
Professional Land Surveyor - ILLINOIS
Professional Engineer -WISCONSIN
Professional Engineer - ARIZONA
Professional Engineer - NORTH CAROLINA
Professional Land Surveyor - NORTH CAROLINA


JEFFERY S. ETSCHEID, P.L.S.

Mr. Etscheid is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in Illinois, and has been with Etscheid Duttlinger & Associates, since 1988.

Mr. Etscheid has many years experience in all levels of land surveying. From 1988 to 1991 as a Survey Party Chief he was directly involved with the land surveying and construction staking for all projects completed by our firm. His duties have included construction staking services for the various IDOT projects, and right-of-way surveys for several Motor Fuel Tax reconstruction routes.

Since 1991 Mr. Etscheid has been the Survey Department Manager. His current duties include full supervision of the survey crews and survey drafting. He is responsible for all land surveying operations including client contact, proposals and contracts for surveying projects, research and computations of boundary surveys, preparations of legal descriptions and plats of surveys and computations for field staking for construction projects.

REGISTRATIONS
Professional Land Surveyor - ILLINOIS
Professional Land Surveyor - NORTH CAROLINA


ARIC R. GERALD, P.E., L.S.I.T.

Mr. Gerald was licensed as a Professional Engineer in Illinois in 2000, and has been with Etscheid Duttlinger & Associates since 2002.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gerald was the Assistant Engineer for the City of Ottawa. His responsibilities in that capacity consisted of master planning for the City water and sanitary sewer systems, comprehensive land use planning, and establishment of the City Geographical Information System. In addition, Mr. Gerald assisted the City Engineer in writing grant applications for public infrastructure improvements, cost estimating for public projects and scheduling of the City street maintenance programs.

Since his graduation from the University of Illinois in 1993, Mr. Gerald has had a diverse experience in engineering design projects. These projects vary from residential subdivision and commercial site designs to Phase I and Phase II Environmental Assessments to municipal engineering including the design of sanitary sewer and water main extensions, water treatment facilities, street maintenance and reconstruction, brick street restoration and combined sewer separation.

EDUCATION
B.S. Civil Engineering,
University of Illinois

REGISTRATIONS
Professional Engineer - ILLINOIS
Professional Engineer - NORTH CAROLINA
Land Surveyor-in-Training - ILLINOIS



MICHAEL S. RICHETTA, L.S.I.T.

Mr. Richetta is a licensed Land Surveyor-in-Training in Illinois and has been with Etscheid Duttlinger & Associates, Inc. since 1992.

Mr. Richetta is skilled and efficient in Computer Aided Drafting using all AutoCAD versions, and supplemental civil engineering software applications. He was a design technician for many of the firm’s projects including Motor Fuel Tax roadway reconstruction projects and various residential and commercial developments. In addition he was involved with construction layout and observation for various municipal and private development projects.

In 1998 Mr. Richetta obtained his Land Surveyor-in-Training license and has been applying his skills in the Drafting & Surveying Departments. His duties include creating construction plans and plats of survey using AutoCAD, and using completely computerized surveying methods to compute boundary surveys, create topographic maps, prepare legal descriptions, and compute staking information for construction. He is also experienced in the design of residential subdivisions including street and lot layout, water and sanitary sewer design, along with storm sewer layout.

EDUCATION
A.S. Engineering Design
Illinois Valley Community College

REGISTRATIONS
Land Surveyor-in-Training - ILLINOIS


RACHEL M. SCHNEIDER, E.I., CFM, L.S.I.T.

Mrs. Schneider is an Engineer Intern and a Certified Floodplain Manager in Illinois, and has been with Etscheid Duttlinger & Associates in October 2007.  She has been licensed as an Engineer Intern since 2004 and as a Certified Floodplain Manager since 2006.

Prior to joining Etscheid Duttlinger & Associates, Mrs. Schneider was employed by a private firm and provided services such as preparation of commercial and residential site plans, municipal engineering services as well as project coordination between architects, contractors and clients.  Her experience includes permitting projects through various state and local agencies, including the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the DuPage County Department of Environmental Concerns.  As a Certified Floodplain Manager, Mrs. Schneider is experienced in special resources management, including responsible floodplain development, detailed knowledge of the requirements of the National Floodplain Insurance Program, and familiarity with FEMA regulatory requirements.

Since her graduation from the University of Illinois in 2004, Mrs. Schneider has been gaining varied experience in the fields of civil engineering and land surveying.  She is currently working toward being licensed as both a Professional Engineer and a Professional Land Surveyor.

EDUCATION
B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Illinois

REGISTRATIONS
Engineer Intern  – ILLINOIS
Certified Floodplain Manager – ILLINOIS
Land Surveyor-in-Training - ILLINOIS

 

Etscheid Duttlinger & Associates
1304 Gemini Circle • Ottawa, Illinois 61350-1692
100 South Latham Street • Suite 105 • Sandwich. IL 60548