Meet Our Team at Catania Engineering Associates

Meet Our Team

The professional engineering and consulting team at Catania Engineering Associates has earned a reputation for consistently providing quality Delaware Valley engineering services for a wide range of projects. Since we were founded by Charles J. Catania, Sr., PE, PLS, we have maintained the highest standards for trusted and accurate construction engineering services. That is why loyal clients in the private and public sectors turn to Catania Engineering Associates for site development, surveys, feasibility studies, zoning assistance, building plans, renovation plans, stormwater management, development grant application assistance and code compliance. 

Our History 

Catania Engineering Associates was founded by the late (1933 – 2016) Charles J. Catania, Sr., PE, PLS, in 1964. His vision to build a premier engineering consulting firm to assist public and private clients on major projects throughout the Delaware Valley region continues to guide our company today. We pride ourselves on assembling teams with top credentials and years of training and experience so that our clients can rest assured that they are receiving top value from our professional engineering and consulting services. 

Our Awards 

When it comes to selecting a professional engineering and construction consulting firm for our clients’ next construction project in the Delaware Valley area, Catania Engineering Associates has the industry and business community recognitions to back up our sterling reputation. In honor of the high caliber of professional Delaware Valley engineering services that the team at Catania Engineering Associates has provided for more than 55 years, we have been honored with several awards and distinctions. 

Top Projects in the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley Regions

Catania Engineering Associates was also recognized as the civil engineering firm responsible for one of the top projects in the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley regions with the construction of Harrah’s Chester Racetrack & Casino. This award was presented by Constructions Communications, and the racetrack and casino was featured in Real Estate and Construction Review.

While awards and recognition for the quality work that we do in the Delaware Valley region are certainly appreciated, it is the long-standing relationships that we have with our construction clients that is the most rewarding part of our business. 

Meet Our Team 

Our team of professional engineers, field technicians and office staff make Catania Engineering Associates stand out from our competitors as a trusted and top-quality professional engineering firm in the Delaware Valley region. Learn more about the professional experience, education and field training of our team to see why we are a cut above the rest. 

Our Leadership Team

Elizabeth A. Catania, PE, F.NSPE

Ms. Catania serves as a vice president of the company and is actively involved in our major projects as well as strategic company decisions. She has more than 30 years of experience as a licensed professional engineer. Some of her areas of expertise include stormwater system design, sanitary systems design, grading and erosion controls, water systems design, permitting and various other aspects of civil land development and site development in Delaware Valley. Ms. Catania has continued the family tradition of outstanding achievements by winning the 2000 Pennsylvania Society of Engineers Delaware County Chapter and continues to be instrumental in shaping Delaware County.

Charles Catania Jr., PE

Mr. Catania serves as a vice president of the company and also serves Ridley Township in an official capacity as an engineer. He is experienced in all aspects of civil land development as a professional engineer and assists with project oversight. Mr. Catania was honored by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers Delaware County Chapter by receiving the 2018 Engineer of the Year Award. 

He was also the recipient of the 2019 Andrew W. MacMurtrie Sportsperson of the Year award given annually by The Delaware County Athletes Hall of Fame (DHOF) to sports-oriented individuals who have voluntarily promoted, aided, assisted and or contributed time to youth organizations in the County without compensation.

Our Project Engineers

We pride ourselves on attracting top engineering talent to join our team of highly trained and skilled project engineers.

Mike J. Ciocco, PE, SEO, has more than 23 years of experience at Catania Engineering Associates. He assists with subdivision/land development design, grading and soil erosion control design, survey crew coordination, stormwater and hydraulic studies and design, roadway and highway design, various permit procurement, design of small structures, inspection and construction coordination services, cost estimating, coordination in procurement of state and federal grant & loan applications, site evaluation for on-site septic systems including deep hole and perc testing, and municipal S.E.O. services including coordination of on-site septic system permitting, inspections and repairs.  Michael Ciocco was named the 2023 Engineer of the Year by The Delaware County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers.

Alex Rodriguez has over 30 years designing public improvement projects for municipal clients and experience in subdivision and land development, stormwater management, utility design, and technical reports and specification.  He has served on a variety of Planning Commission Boards in Delaware County and attended zoning hearing board appeals for Clients.  He has worked on projects from conceptual design through construction administration on public street reconstruction projects, state highway projects, residential, elementary education buildings, mixed-use retail, commercial, recreational, industrial, and entertainment projects.  Alex is currently working at Catania Engineering Associates, Inc. for the past 20 years.  He previously served as President of the Delaware County Chapter of the PA Society of Professional Engineers.

Daniel J. Archdeacon, PE, is a graduate of Villanova University and a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers.

Our Engineering Staff 

Our engineering staff supports the work of our professional engineers in performing site development analysis and support work so that our team works efficiently and effectively. The skilled and knowledgeable members of our engineering staff include:

  • Kristen Chorney, EIT

Our Engineering Technician 

Dennis Racz has 13 years of experience in providing valuable assistance with inspection issues for Catania Engineering Associates. He studied architecture, civil engineering and mechanical engineering at the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology.

Building Code Enforcement 

Making sure that each project is planned and built to code is a vital part of the services we provide at Catania Engineering Associates. We save our clients time, money and frustration by taking a comprehensive view of the construction project and keeping an eye on building code enforcement issues from start to finish. Our building code enforcement team members include:

  • Charles (Cuzzy) Rowles, BCO
  • Jeff Gentile, PE

Our CADD Department

The expertise of our CADD department helps make us the superior Delaware Valley civil engineering firm to trust for clients’ project design and development needs. We provide insight into the finished product of construction project at the earliest stages of the planning process. Our CADD department team members include:

  • Jeanne Daly
  • Dylan DeAngelis

Our Field Department

Our field department is essential in ensuring that we are providing accurate and effective guidance for site development in Delaware Valley. Our field department team members include:

  • ​David Ciancaglione
  • Dennis Truax
  • John Baker

Why Clients Rely on Catania Engineering Associates 

Our credentials, decades of industry experience, commitment to customer service and access to the most cutting-edge technology are all major reasons why Catania Engineering Associates is the professional engineering firm of choice in the Delaware Valley region. When accuracy and attention to detail are important on a construction project, it’s important for clients to know that the engineering firm is capable of getting the job done right and meets their standards. That is why so many private and public sector clients in Delaware Valley look to us for planning, site development, code compliance and infrastructure assistance.

Contact Catania Engineering Associates

For clients in need of an experienced, trusted professional engineering firm for a commercial project in the Delaware Valley region, Catania Engineering Associates is the quality option.

Call Catania Engineering Associates at (610) 532-2884 or email us at to find out how we can provide a partnership on a Delaware Valley commercial construction project.

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