About

VISIO, VERTERE, VIRTUTE

V3 Companies can be described in many ways: Most simply, we are a multidisciplinary firm offering civil engineering, contracting, environmental, planning and surveying services. But that tells only a small piece of our story. We’re frequently asked, “What does ‘V3’ stand for?” … and the answer often surprises people. V3 represents an acronym for three Latin words – “Visio,” “Vertere,” “Virtute” or “The Vision to Transform with Excellence” – a statement of the aspirations we have for the growth of our employees, our service to our clients and the impact we have in our communities.

more than just words

Since our founding in 1983, V3 Companies has adhered to four fundamental core values. Unwavering integrity that includes honesty and transparency in our communications and business endeavors. Commitment to excellence by efficiently providing high-quality professional services. Focus on clients and the importance of doing all we can to achieve their objectives. Dedication to employees and the understanding that our people are our most valuable asset. V3’s cultural foundation was built and nurtured with these core values as our guide.

Capturing Our Essence

We asked our team to describe V3 in three words. The size of the word indicates how often it was used.

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Doing Our Part

When V3 talks about transforming the world, it’s not just the “built” world. We believe job satisfaction involves giving back and supporting communities in ways outside of the conventional. We have ongoing relationships with five different local and international non-profit organizations that align with our company’s core competencies.

“The V3 Social Responsibility program has a lot of opportunities for employees to contribute and to do something they enjoy. There is always a variety of work to do; everyone is welcome. I volunteered for my first river cleanup this year and I will do it again.”

Lesley Lapinski, Senior Administrative Assistant

Through the V3 Social Responsibility program (VSR) our company provides every employee with paid time off to volunteer their time and skills to help those in need. Whether contributing in river cleanups, mentoring STEM educational programs, constructing housing or delivering new water systems in Central America, we understand that being an enriched employee often means being an engaged citizen.

 

Rooted in Values

In 1983, company founder Rob Petroelje had the vision to create a unique civil engineering firm in which team members have opportunities to excel and clients can benefit from long-term value. Armed with little more than his own professional expertise and a strong work ethic developed on the Michigan dairy farm of his youth, Petroelje launched SDI Consultants Ltd. with a clear foundation: values, purpose and competency. In 2000, reflecting the firm’s broader service offerings and a desire to position it for the future, SDI was renamed V3 and organized into distinct but interrelated practice areas and regional offices to serve its clients’ design and construction objectives.

As the firm grew, Petroelje realized the great truth of consulting firms: You’re only as strong as your people. With purpose, the company has focused on developing its employees to achieve their best. This resulted in a clear vision of growth and opportunity and a drive to broaden the ownership of the firm among his employees. Today V3 operates under a “One Team” model that encourages collaboration across all practice areas and markets, and shares the rewards of its success with all of its employees.

  • 1983

    SDI Consultants
    is formed

  • 1989

    Surveying Services
    begin

    1st international
    project

  • 1997

    Construction Management
    & Contracting is launched

    Structural Engineering,
    Environmental & Wetlands
    Services are added

  • 2000

    Firm changes name
    to V3 Companies

  • 2002

    V3 Construction
    Trades is formed

  • 2003

    Ecological Restoration
    is added

  • 2006

    V3 Haiti
    is formed

  • 2010

    V3 partners with
    Challenger Geomatics
    to form V3 Companies
    of Canada

  • 2013

    V3 celebrates
    30th anniversary

  • 2015

    Railroad Services
    is added

    Underground Contracting
    is added

  • 2016

    Planning Services
    is added

    V3 Canada expands
    to Saskatchewan

  • Future

Leadership Team

Get to know the V3 Companies leadership team. This group possesses extensive industry knowledge and experience, in addition to a well-rounded perspective to meet today's challenges.

Robin L. Petroelje

President
Chief Executive Officer

Louis J. Gallucci, P.E.

Executive Vice President
Business Development

Patrick R. Kennedy, P.E.

Executive Vice President
Strategic Growth

Tomas R. Valaitis, P.E.

Executive Vice President
Construction Engineering

Edward L. Fitch

Senior Vice President
Director of Canadian Operations

Stuart J. Dykstra

Senior Vice President
International Water

Theodore E. Feenstra, Jr., P.E., LEED AP BD+C

Vice President
Land Development

Gregory V. Wolterstorff, P.E.

Vice President
Natural Resources

Vincent J. Del Medico, P.E.

Vice President
Transportation & Municipal Engineering

Michael P. Famiglietti, P.E.

Vice President
Construction & Ecological Restoration

Lori A. Prokes

Vice President
Environmental Practice

Theodore M. Niemeyer, P.E.

Vice President
Railroad Services

Christopher D. Bartosz, PLS

Vice President
Survey

Nicholas Pryce, RPP, MCIP

Director of Planning Services

Jim Boss, R.E.T.

Director of Engineering, Canada

The Future

The future is bright for V3. Guided by a set of company-wide strategic objectives, we are forging ahead with plans for geographic expansion, new lines of technical expertise, and a continued dedication to excellence in both our relations with clients and project performance.

V3 is as dedicated as ever to building on the solid foundation that has made us who we are today. Continuing to foster the growth and development of our most important asset – our people – remains a paramount objective. Equally as important is to provide the opportunities for them to thrive by steadily pursuing measured growth, expanding what we do and where we do it.