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Mike Dormer

Principal Staff - Mike Dormer

Mike Dormer

Project Manager / Civil Engineering

Mike Dormer has served as a project manager for Sharrah Dunlap Sawyer, Inc. since 1989 and has over 41 years of experience in the disciplines of planning, design and surveying in the field of civil engineering.  His work has included the planning and design of schools, residential subdivisions, parks, commercial and industrial projects and various public facilities from the South San Francisco Bay Area to the Northern California border. Mike is also experienced in the preparation and processing of assessment districts, including the creation and presentation of engineer’s reports and assessment diagrams.

At SDS, Mike has served as the project manager and designer of more than 30 residential projects in Northern California consisting of more than 3,500 single family lots and 800 multi-family units. He has also designed numerous large industrial and commercial projects in the Redding area. Prior to joining SDS, Mike worked for Bissell and Karn in Pleasanton, California where he was heavily involved in the design and development of the Hacienda Business Park. Mike’s involvement with his projects begins during the entitlement process and continues through the preparation of construction documents and oversight during the construction process. He is skilled at managing each project to meet client expectations while remaining sensitive to political, financial and environmental considerations.


    • Chabot College, Hayward, Science and Mathematics Division, Associate of Science in Civil Engineering, 1981
    • University of California, Berkeley, College of Engineering, Engineering Courses, 1982

Continuing Education

    • Administration and Enforcement of Wetlands and Endangered Species Regulations
    • DAR Open Channel and Pressure Flow Hydraulics
    • National Flood Insurance Program Seminar
    • Leadership Development and Team Building
    • PSMJ Project Management Bootcamp
    • PSMJ Principals Bootcamp

Community Involvement

    • City of Redding Small-Lot Residential Development Guidelines Committee
    • City of Redding Tree Ordinance Committee
    • City of Redding Interview Panel for City Engineer
    • Facilities Development Committee – Neighborhood Church of Redding
    • Redding Community Creek Clean Up Program
    • Junior High and High School Basketball Coach – Redding Christian School
    • Redding Youth Soccer League Coach