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Indigo Land Design (Indigo) is a fully insured boutique civil engineering firm based in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. The firm was formally established in 2004 by its principal, Joe Wren, PE. We pride ourselves in superior "old-fashioned" client service and communication which has resulted in a very successful track record and an impeccable reputation. Our work consists of a wide variety of projects of all types and sizes ranging from single-family residential homes to major commercial developments. We are a full service firm that encompasses all types of residential, commercial, retail, industrial, medical, institutional, bridge, and marine projects. Our experience consists of more than 1,200 projects spanning over 75 towns and cities in CT, MA, RI, and VT.

We have a unique ability to create and manage a design team and intimately collaborate with local officials and reviewing authorities to streamline the design and review process. This results in a superior end product that is delivered in an optimum time and cost efficient manner. Since we are a small firm, overhead expenses are very low which results in substantial cost savings to the Client.

As demonstrated above, we offer a wealth of local presence and on-the-ground experience, "old-fashioned" Client service, and extensive experience and knowledge in site evaluation, design and permitting for all types of projects. These proven abilities are critical in streamlining project timelines and maximizing project success. We are dedicated to providing effective and diligent work, communication, team collaboration and care to ensure project success in meeting or exceeding your goals and expectations. We sincerely appreciate your consideration of our team to provide civil engineering design and consultation services for your project. We would truly be thrilled to be given the opportunity to work with you, to bring your project from concept to completion. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need any additional information.


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Joe is the principal and sole owner of Indigo and is a licensed professional engineer in Connecticut (PEN #21090) with more than 25 years of experience in a wide array of civil engineering and construction projects. Joe’s project experience includes all aspects of site development and planning, coastal and marine structures and facilities, stormwater management, flood control, roadway and bridge infrastructure improvements, subsurface sewage disposal systems and local, state and federal permitting. He is very familiar with the municipal land use submittal process and also has extensive experience in designing and managing projects at both tidal and inland waterfront sites, environmentally sensitive properties and sites located within FEMA Flood Zones. Joe is also an Approved Hydraulic Engineer with the Connecticut DOT and has vast experience in hydrology and hydraulics. As the principal of Indigo, Joe is personally dedicated to every project and is always directly involved every step along the way from concept through construction including presentations at all meetings and hearings.

Additionally, Joe is a licensed real estate salesperson (#762067) in Connecticut and is the Director of Business Development for William Raveis Real Estate ~ New Development Services that covers all new development projects throughout the Northeast and Florida. With this, Joe can assist you in all of your real estate sales, purchases and/or development needs!

Ross Gladstone, EIT – Lead Project Engineer

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Ross Gladstone is the lead Project Engineer at Indigo. With more than six years of experience, his expertise includes site planning and development, stormwater management and septic system design for both residential and commercial projects. He is familiar with state and local land use regulations, FEMA flood zone requirements and the permitting process. Ross is committed to producing an exceptional quality of work on each and every project. He holds Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Civil Engineering from University of Massachusetts Lowell and is currently pursuing his Professional Engineering license.

John Gorman, EIT - Assistant Project Engineer

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John Gorman has been an Associate Engineer with Indigo Land Design since July 2019. He graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2016 and 2019 with degrees in Geology and Civil Engineering with a minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). John has been gaining a multitude of work experience with Indigo including soil testing, preparation of site plans, septic system design, preparation of municipal land use applications, etc.