Posted on 09/15/2022 in News & Announcements

MDOT approves DBE certification

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) approved Hennessey Engineers’ certification as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in accordance with MDOT’s DBE Program Procedures on September 8, 2022.

“Certification as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise through the Michigan Department of Transportation positions our firm well for future federally funded work,” said President Joan Hennessey, CPA. “Hennessey Engineers looks forward to working with partner firms on public infrastructure projects throughout Michigan.”

The MDOT DBE program is a federally required program designed to ensure that firms owned and controlled by minorities, women, and other socially and economically disadvantaged persons can grow and become self-sufficient through participating in federally funded MDOT contracts.

As a certified MDOT DBE, Hennessey Engineers may perform work in the following areas:

  • Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction
  • Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
  • Engineering Services
  • Surveying and Mapping Services
  • Testing Laboratories

Hennessey Engineers is also qualified through MDOT in the following areas:

  • Construction Engineering: Assistance
  • Construction Engineering: Roadway
  • Construction Engineering: Roadway – Local Agency Program
  • Construction Inspection: HMA Pavement
  • Construction Inspection: Roadway
  • Construction Inspection: Traffic and Safety
  • Construction Services: Office Technician
  • Construction Testing: Concrete
  • Construction Testing: Density
  • Design: Roadway
  • Design: Roadway: Intermediate
  • Design: Traffic: Pavement Markings
  • Design: Project Development Studies
  • Surveying: Construction Staking
  • Surveying: Hydraulics
  • Surveying: Right of Way
  • Surveying: Road Design
  • Surveying: Structure

Interested firms seeking to collaborate with Hennessey Engineers on MDOT projects, please contact Marketing Director Debby Brauer, CPSM at: or Project Manager Troy Nuccio, PE at: