• Jim Parker, Jr., PE, PLS

    Jim Parker, Jr., PE, PLS


  • Edmund Purcell, PLS

    Edmund Purcell, PLS

    Senior Vice President; Project Manager

  • Sherry Jones

    Sherry Jones

    Vice President, Administration

  • Zachary P. Weddle, PE, CCM

    Zachary P. Weddle, PE, CCM

    Engineering Branch Manager - Virginia

  • Brian Shepard, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA

    Brian Shepard, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA

    Architecture Manager

  • Ariel Gamboa, PE

    Ariel Gamboa, PE

    Land Development Manager

  • Don Dewey, PE

    Don Dewey, PE

    Vice President; Geotechnical Engineering Manager

  • Tracy Parrott, PE

    Tracy Parrott, PE

    Infrastructure Manager

  • Bobby Downes

    Bobby Downes

    CEI Manager

  • Kevin O'Dell, PE

    Kevin O'Dell, PE

    Vice President; Project Manager

  • Brantley Wells, PLS

    Brantley Wells, PLS

    Survey Manager

  • Chris Berg, PE

    Chris Berg, PE

    Structural Engineering Manager


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Jim Parker, Jr., PE, PLS


Serving as president and engineering services manager, Jim spearheads managing and marketing for all the professional services Summit has to offer. With experience in transportation, civil/site design, construction management, surveying and land planning, he is well known and respected in the engineering community.

Recognized for his contributions to the local community as well, Jim is currently a board member of the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange & Chatham Counties, a board member on the Chapel Hill Orange County Visitors Bureau and an advisory board member to Cardinal/Yadkin Valley Bank. Jim is currently on the Board of Directors, and is a past president, for the Hillsborough Orange County Chamber of Commerce.

In his spare time Jim plays guitar and sings in Summit’s band, Salt Bodyne – named after the infamous 19th-century, Old West architect, engineer and surveyor. Salt Bodyne made its public debut at the 2011 Triangle Battle of the Bands in Durham, NC, and can be seen performing at Hillsborough’s Hog Day or The Depot.

Professional Registrations, Certifications and Affiliations

  • Licensed Professional Engineer in North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Missouri & South Carolina
  • Licensed Professional Surveyor in North Carolina & Virginia
  • Licensed General Building Contractor in North Carolina
  • Licensed Public Water & Sewer Contractor in North Carolina
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker
  • Certified Public Manager
  • National Society of Professional Engineers 
  • North Carolina Society of Surveyors
  • ACEC/NCDOT Board Member (CEI Subcommittee)
  • Board Member of Cardinal State Bank
  • Active Member of Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce