We’re a Design Professional Corporation (DPC): Announcing New Shareholders


Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis is proud to announce we are now a Design Professional Corporation (D.P.C.). As a D.P.C., as opposed to our previous P.C. (Professional Corporation) ownership structure, a limited number of the company’s officers and directors (less than 25 percent) may be non-licensed professionals.

As a result of our new ownership structure, several of our key personnel have been named new shareholders. Chris Maxon, an Associate, has been with the firm since 1995 and manages the CADD department. Ross Shepherd, an Associate and REVIT Designer, has been an integral part of the firm since 1992 and manages IT Operations firm-wide. Jill Shorter joined the firm in 2000 and is an Associate and the firm’s Marketing Director overseeing the marketing, communications, and business development efforts of the firm’s three offices.

“Our latest firm evolution from P.C. to D.P.C. is a reflection of our team,” said Jamie Davis, P.E., President. “In addition to having a highly talented staff of engineers and surveyors,” she added, “we have an amazing support staff that is instrumental to our success as a company. The D.P.C. now opens the door for us to recognize these critical team players as shareholders.”

Three of our licensed professionals have also been named Shareholders:  Doug Clark, P.E., LEED AP, Senior Associate; Kyle Oberdorf, P.E., a Professional Engineer; and Everett Quackenbush, Jr., PLS, Associate/Chief Surveyor.

For more information on DPCs and the regulations to follow, click here.

Below (l-r): Capital District Office: C. Maxon, J. Shorter; Finger Lakes Office: K. Oberdorf, R. Shepherd; Hudson Valley Office: D. Clark, E. Quackenbush.