We Rise



Holiday Volunteers

Summit staff spent a couple of hours sorting carrots and apples for the Redwood Empire Food Bank.  It's just one of the ways we give back to our community.


Unanchored Wine Tanks are No Match for an Earthquake

Summit’s Structural Project Engineer, Robyn Meier is on assignment in New Zealand where the devastating earthquake in November displaced thousands of residents. 


ACEC 2017 Engineering Excellence Commendation Award

Summit Engineering will receive a Commendation Award Certificate at the ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco in February, 2017. We are so pleased to receive this recognition for our work on the Napa Berryessa Resort Improvement District project which provides vital water and wastewater treatment for over 340 homes in the Napa County district.


ACEC Pro-Bono Project Award

Summit Engineering was recognized at the ACEC Project Awards for providing structural and electrical engineering and design at no cost for The Living Room non-profit organization.  The Pro-Bono Project Award required nearly 200 hours of labor. The Living Room welcomes homeless and at-risk women and their children into a safe and comfortable environment during the day when shelters are closed. Rendering by Ken Coker, Architect.


North Bay Business Journal's Best Place to Work - 10 Time Winner!

Summit was proud to receive its 10th award at the North Bay Business Journal's Best Place to Work gala.  President Greg Swaffar says, "Our engineers and professionals are fabulous, interesting, enthusiastic and just plain nice people, and our exciting and innovative clients enable us to work on some of the choicest projects a firm could hope for."  The staff believes the culture here is like nothing they've experienced.  "Our people work in unison and with complete respect for one another.  Encouragement and a positive attitude are always felt.  Management makes the staff feel important and involved, and engagement and professional growth is excellent."  Summit truly is a great place to work!


Summit Initiates Energy Efficient Wastewater Practices

Senior Project Engineer, Ed Myers, specialized in energy efficiency capital improvements for municipal wastewater facilities prior to joining Summit Engineering, Inc., in 2015. Starting in 2008, Ed partnered with Quantum Energy Services & Technologies, Inc. (QuEST), who administered the California Wastewater Process Optimization Program (CalPOP), a utility sponsored energy efficiency program. Ed studied ten municipal wastewater facilities with CalPOP; over half implemented successful efficiency improvements as a result. The most recent success was with the City of San Leandro, California.


Summit's Super Civil Star - Jessica Pollitz

Jessica Pollitz, PE is gearing up to take the ride of her life with Climate Ride.  In her words, “Climate Ride is a union of literal and figurative action.  It's an opportunity to make a difference, working towards sustaining our beautiful earth, and also challenge myself physically!  I have always been a woman of action.  Whether it's working as a civil engineer, hiking and bicycling around beautiful California, volunteering with Engineers Without Borders, or living in a village in the Fiji islands construction water and sanitation projects to help reduce the impact on the local coral reef system.  So when I heard about Climate Ride, what it involves, and what organizations it benefits....AND that I got to ride my bike while doing all of this, I had to sign up!”  We’re so proud of you Jessica, you can do it! 


2016 Green Business Certification

Last night Summit was proud to be recognized at the 3rd Annual Green Business Award Ceremony for successfully completing the environmental standards laid out by the Green Business Program.  The event included keynote speeches by Congressman Mike Thompson and Supervisor Chair Efren Carrillo to Sonoma County businesses that worked hard in 2015 to reduce their environmental footprint and achieve the prestigious Sonoma Green Business Certification.  Principal Jasper Lewis-Gehring received the award at the Laguna Environmental Center.  The evening concluded with inspiring comments and a poem by Executive Director of Daily Acts, Trathen Heckman.