GTEC Grand Traverse Engineering & Construction

GTEC Services

Track Record

For over three decades, Grand Traverse Engineering and
Construction (GTEC) has provided private and public clients with a
focused set of professional services which primarily include planning,
civil engineering, and construction management. As a tribally owned
firm, we have specialized in creating safer developments by utilizing
Smart Growth principles, in addition to, maintaining an assertive
effort to create sustainable natural and built environments.


Grand Traverse Engineering and Construction (GTEC) was founded in 2015 as a tribally owned firm specializing in civil engineering, construction management, and transportation planning.


Capabilities Our staff of professionals have supported private and public clients in the following core areas:

  • GTEC’s Engineering team provides practical and economical site development solutions using smart growth principles and sustainable design. Our staff has the experience and capabilities to develop mixed-use residential and commercial developments; which include apartments, town homes, single-family lots, office buildings, public parks, and community centers, industrial parks, and resorts.

    Services include:

    • Coordinate National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Clearance
    • Right-of-Way Plans
    • Site Demolition
    • Site Planning
    • Grading and Drainage
    • Plan and Profiles with Vertical &
    • Horizontal Control
    • Traffic Control Plans
    • Special Provisions
    • Storm Water Pollution Prevention
    • Plans (SWPPP)
    • Project Cost Estimates
    • Bid Letting Assistance
  • GTEC provides experienced construction management (CM) services to help clients navigate the construction process. Our professionals  specialized, project management techniques to oversee the planning, design, and construction of a project, from its beginning to its end. We can assist in controlling a project’s time, cost and quality—the project’s “triple constraint.” Specializing in design-bid-build, design-build, CM At-Risk and Public Private Partnerships, GTEC has decades of experience navigating the most important aspects of construction management.

    GTEC’s CM services include:

    • Developing Construction Schedules
    • Budget Evaluations & Value Engineering
    • Contract Modification Reviews
    • Overseeing and Coordinating Daily Project Activities
  • GTEC’s engineers are qualified to evaluate water resources, such as storm water, municipal water and sanitary systems, in order to forecast specific project demands. These projections establish the basis to make environmentally conscious and cost-effective decisions customized to each project.

    GTEC’s water resources capabilities include:

    • Pavement Drainage Design
    • Retention/Detention Basin Facility Design
    • Water Distribution Systems Analysis and Design
    • Sanitary Disposal Systems Analysis and Design
  • GTEC provides planning and engineering services for multiple modes of transportation. Our staff is experienced in transportation planning, preliminary design concepts and final design. We strive to provide
    economical solutions for our clients’ transportation needs.

    GTEC’s capabilities include:

    • Developing Long-Range Transportation Plans
    • Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
    • Corridor Studies
    • Arterial and Street Design
    • Right-of-Way Development
    • Utility Alignments/Realignments
  • GTEC’s staff provides a focused set of services utilizing Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies to develop dynamic maps for their clients who need large sets of data organized for quick reference.

    Our mapping services provide:

    • Land Use Planning Maps
    • Road Inventory and Analysis Mapping
    • Sign Inventory Mapping
    • Utility Mapping and Modeling

SBA Certified Small Disadvantaged Business

Socioeconomic Status: Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is a tribally-owned entity.

SBA Tribal 8 (a),

CAGE Code: 7JF47

DUNS Number: 079959089

NAICS Codes: 541330 (Primary), 541320, 541690, 541340, 541370

Point of Contact:
Kenneth A. Ockert, LLA
General Manager
(231) 941-8505

Firm Address:
3588 Veterans Drive, Ste 1
Traverse City, MI 49684

Security Clearances:
GTEC Maintains security clearance with the Bureau of Indian Affairs for the Road Inventory Field Data System (RIFDS)