Attar Engineering, Inc. is a civil, structural,
and marine engineering firm located in southern coastal Maine. We offer civil, structural and marine
engineering services to municipalities, residential and commercial developers.
The firm was established in 1988 and employs about ten technical staff members.
Our design professionals have total control of their projects from the ground
up and are involved in the fieldwork, design, permitting and construction
phases. At Attar Engineering, Inc., we are dedicated to turning our clients’
dreams into successful developments.
Engineering, Inc. is based in Eliot, Maine (10 miles from Portsmouth, NH).
The majority of our workload is in York and Cumberland counties in Maine
and Rockingham and Strafford counties in New
Hampshire. We are licensed to practice engineering in
Maine, New Hampshire,
Attar’s president and founder, Kenneth A. Wood, is a licensed professional
engineer, a certified wetland scientist and a subsurface disposal system
designer in New Hampshire.
our projects are done entirely in house, from the field to the final plans and
specifications. We start with a native piece of property, conduct all
fieldwork, accomplish preliminary through final designs, obtain all permits and
approvals and often provide construction management services. We also foster
the design team approach on more involved projects in which we coordinate our
efforts with architects, landscape architects, golf architects, design-build
contractors and other design professionals.
Kenneth A. Wood, P.E. has served as the president of Attar Engineering, Inc.
since founding the civil, structural and marine engineering company in 1988.
Today, Attar Engineering, Inc. employs about ten technical staff members and
designs, permits and manages projects of up to $50 million in Maine,
New Hampshire and Massachusetts for municipalities, residential and commercial developers.
Ken has held the position of
district engineer for the York County Soil and Water Conservation District
since 1990; He authored the initial Stormwater Management for Maine manual for the Maine Department of
Recently, Ken was
responsible for managing the replacement of over 800 feet of seawall for the Town
of Wells, Maine
in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the
Maine Department of Environmental Protection.
He also was instrumental in obtaining a thirty-year Tax Increment
Finance District (TIF) for Sea Dog Realty, LLC, owner of the Eliot Commons, for
the economic development of a new hotel, function facility and business and
office spaces. Ken is a partner in Real
Property Resolution Corporation (RPRC); a firm he formed with other business
professional engineering registrations in Maine,
New Hampshire and Massachusetts and a National Council of
Engineering Examiners (NCEE) certificate. He is a certified wetland scientist.
Ken has been a member of the Eliot Conservation Commission for over twenty
years, is a past director of the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce and is a past
chairman of the Maritime Heritage Commission.
Lewis Chamberlain, P.E. joined Attar Engineering, Inc. in
1995. Since receiving his professional engineering license in 2001, Lew has
served as a senior project manager, responsible for the design, permitting and
management of various civil, site and structural projects.
Lewis maintains a professional
engineering license in Maine
and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Joseph Cheever, E.I.T. has been employed by Attar Engineering, Inc. since
2004. Joe serves as a project manager and has worked on all
aspects of project design, approvals, permitting, management and inspection. He
has experience with large and small site projects and with subdivisions,
gravel pits, municipal improvements, and erosion and sediment control plans.
Edward Brake, E.I.T. has been employed full time by Attar
Engineering, Inc. since January of 2006. He also worked as an intern the summer
of 2005. Ed serves as a project
engineer, and has worked on all aspects of project design, approvals,
permitting, management and inspection.
He has experience with a range of site projects, subdivisions,
structural design, municipal improvements, and erosion and sediment control
Christopher Stairs, E.I.T. has been employed full time by Attar Engineering, Inc.
since June of 2008. He also worked as an intern the summer of 2007. Chris serves as a project engineer, and has
worked on most aspects of project design, approvals, permitting, management and
inspection. He has experience with a
range of site projects, subdivisions, structural design, municipal
improvements, and erosion and sediment control plans.