Engineering tailored to meet your expectations.

Site Development

Whether it is a fraction of an acre or thousands of acres, Hole Montes will assemble a team of local, knowledgeable land planners, designers, and engineers that have years of experience in and the ability to convert a conceptual land plan into an engineered and economically feasible design. From the earliest planning stages, through preliminary design, permitting, final design and production of construction drawings, all our engineers and related specialists have one goal — to meet the client‘s needs.

Hole Montes has been instrumental in the planning of Southwest Florida since its inception. From conceptual land planning to zoning and growth management issues, we have the capability to formulate strategies pertaining to Developments of Regional Impact (DRIs), Comprehensive Plan Amendments and Planned Unit Developments. Hole Montes Land Development Services include:

  • ALF/Senior Living
  • Commercial
  • Educational Facilities
  • Medical Facilities
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Master Planned Communities
Site Development - Miromar

Miromar Outlets | Estero, FL

Aviation Engineering

Hole Montes is the only Southwest Florida-based engineering firm that offers Aviation Engineering. The firm has continuously served the Lee County Port Authority since 1998 and has successfully completed hundreds of quality projects on time and within budget. Hole Montes’ aviation division has also provided services to Collier County and City of Naples Airport Authorities for the development of their airports since 1999.

From runway pavement analysis to runway extensions and hangar designs, our staff of professionals is well-versed in the tools and expertise to ensure the successful completion of each of your airport projects.

Page Field Airport

Page Field Airport (FMY) Fort Myers, Florida | Photo courtesy of LCPA

Environmental Engineering

Our environmental engineering professionals have provided design, consultation, and project management services for water, wastewater and water reuse systems throughout Southwest Florida and taken a leadership role in the planning and development of regional wastewater systems in order to meet the demands of the growing permanent and seasonal populations. Providing an ample water supply is a key element in developing and maintaining quality of life in any community. Throughout the course of our years of service to Southwest Florida, our staff has designed and inspected numerous water and wastewater treatment plant projects, countless force mains and lift stations, and hundreds of miles of water and sewer lines for such clients as Lee County, the City of Fort Myers, the City of Cape Coral, Collier County, the City of Naples and a host of other municipalities.

Water Filtration

Port of the Islands | Walter Filtration

Planning Services and Zoning

Site Analysis

The preliminary phase of the urban design processes dedicated to the site specific study of location, neighborhood context, site and zoning, legal elements, natural physical features, man-made features, circulation, utilities, sensory, human and cultural, and climate components.

Whether your site is a fraction of an acre or thousands of acres, the Hole Montes team of seasoned planners and engineers has the ability to develop an economically feasible design. Recent clients include Sunshine Ace Hardware, Gateway/Bayshore Triangle and Bayshore Arboretum in Naples and Coconut Crossing in Estero.

Sector Plans and Development of Regional Impact (DRI) Process

The DRI process provides for state and regional review of the impacts anticipated by large developments that, because of their character, magnitude or location, would have a substantial effect on the health, safety, or welfare of the citizens of more than one county. Current clients include Hacienda Lakes, The Commons of Naples, Bretonne Park and Parklands DRI.

Land Use Approvals

Land use and local government law has evolved dramatically over the recent years as Florida struggles with heightened environmental concerns and exponential growth. Today, the burden of accommodating growth falls on the private sector and navigating the complex bureaucratic waters becomes more difficult and complex. Dealing with Florida’s development of regional impact, comprehensive planning and a myriad of zoning procedures and land use systems is complicated.

Our staff of professionals has the ability to handle complex environmental compliance and permitting issues and represents clients such as Naples Reserve PUD, Hammock Park Commercial Center, St. Peter’s Catholic Church and PinkShell Resort to name a few.

Master Planning and Site Design

A master plan is a “blueprint” for the future, intended to guide and frame development, encompassing the visions and aspirations of the developer. As population reaches capacity at the coastlines and inner-city, there is the potential for well-planned, well-designed new communities and also the well thought-out “infill” and assembled projects. Our planning team has performed conceptual planning, entitlements, development permitting, and monitoring for numerous Developments of Regional Impact (DRIs) and master planned communities. From residential development to regional commercial projects to mixed use centers and new communities, our clients benefit from this experience with the unique challenges and ever-changing legislative framework for large scale projects.

Comprehensive Planning and Zoning

The principles of zoning regulation were established over 100 years ago in 1916 with the first Zoning Code in New York City were solicited with the landmark Euclid v. Ambler decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. However, the rules of the game are ever-changing. The same is true for the comprehensive land use policies rooted in Florida Growth Management Act of 1985, which change through yearly legislative action. Our planning team performs a wide range of services including those associated comprehensive plan amendments, Future Land Use Map amendments, rezoning, conditional uses, special exceptions. annexations, and variances. Utilizing this experience, continuing education, and agency action monitoring, we are able to update, anticipate, and act on opportunities for our clients including Collier County Master Mobility, Citrus County Pathways Plan and The Carlisle.

Property and Home Owners Associations

As a long-standing consultant in Southwest Florida, Hole Montes has in-depth knowledge of the requirements necessary to meet all local codes, regulations and permits. The team has developed relationships with reviewers at all levels of Collier County and Lee County, the South Florida Water Management District, Florida DEP and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The firm currently holds Continuing Engineering Services contracts with City of Naples, Collier County, City of Fort Myers, Lee County, City of Cape Coral, and other municipalities which routinely call upon us to provide services similar to those required by Community Development Districts, and Homeowner and/or Property Owner Associations.

Hole Montes is quite familiar and experiences with fulfilling the needs a Chapter 190, Florida Statutes Community Development District may require of the EOR and have experience in providing:

  • Preparation of annual bond reports, environmental monitoring data, and/or water use data
  • Expert attendance at meetings of the District’s Board of Supervisors related to various EOR duties
  • Expert advice in waterway management including lakes, wetlands and preserves
  • Assistance in annual Capital Improvement Planning
  • Any GIS/ ACAD services related to mapping or inventory graphics
  • Assistance with water quality testing, monitoring and/or NPDES reporting
  • Roadway / common area design
  • Street lighting design and operation guidelines
  • Streetscape and hardscape design
  • Recreational facility planning and design
  • Construction bidding, inspection and contract administration
  • Design of projects as directed by the CDD Board of Supervisors
Heron's Glen

Heron’s Glen | Fort Myers, FL

Since 1966, our strategic advantage has been to staff our firm with experienced professionals who our clients can trust to get their projects completed effectively, efficiently, and economically. This standard has allowed us to develop successful projects for 14 area CDD’s, some since 1992.

Surveying and Mapping

From the beginning, the Hole Montes Surveying and Mapping team has been instrumental in the growth of our firm and of southwest Florida. With nearly 40 years of survey records combined with the latest technology and equipment, we offer accuracy and efficiency. Hole Montes, with staff licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration to commercially fly an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), continues to be state-of-the-art with drone technology to allow survey and aerial mapping of projects.

Residential Boundary Survey

Residential Boundary surveys comprise a significant part of our work load. Working with real estate attorneys we provide comprehensive services to assist in successfully completing real estate transactions. The purchase of a home is the largest investment most people will make in their lifetime. A proper survey is an important part of that investment to ensure buyers know exactly what they are purchasing as well as identifying any issues that may affect the title to the property.

Services Include:

  • Boundary surveys
  • Lot Split and Combination Surveys
  • Legal Description Creation
  • FEMA Elevation Certificates
Miromar Lakes

Miromar Lakes Golf & Beach Club | Estero, FL

Land Development Surveys

From the initial Boundary Survey to final construction Hole Montes provides all the surveying services necessary to successfully complete any land development project. Using a team approach to work with our engineers and planners, ecologists and environmental consultants we have completed a number of subdivisions and development projects throughout Southwest Florida. From simple 3 lot subdivisions to multi-phase master planned communities we provide the services needed to complete development projects.

Services include:

  • Boundary Survey
  • Topographic Surveys
  • Wetland Surveys
  • Platting
  • Infrastructure Construction and As-built Survey
  • Vertical Construction & As-built Survey Services
  • Condominium Document Creation
Naples Center

Naples Center | Naples, FL

Construction Surveys

Include construction layout and as-built services. Hole Montes has completed construction projects in a wide variety of areas including residential, commercial, industrial and coastal construction.

Projects have included:

  • Single family residences from 2,000 to over 40,000 square feet
  • Multi-story condominium towers
  • Commercial development of shopping centers, storage facilities, medical facilities, and multi-family residential complexes.

Services Include:

  • Construction Layout
  • Control Surveys for Site Layout
  • As-built Surveys
Jet Blue

Jet Blue Stadium | Fort Myers, FL

Hydrographic Surveys

Being located on the beautiful Southwest Florida coast has given us the opportunity to provide coastal engineers and marine contractors the services needed for a number of different projects.

Services Include:

  • Hydrographic Surveys
  • Submerged Land Lease and Easement Documents
  • Marine Construction & As-built Surveys
  • Beach Monitoring Profile Surveys
  • Mean High Water Surveys
  • Riparian Rights Determinations
Bonita Springs - Lee County

Bonita Springs/Lee County Utilities Emergency Interconnect

Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA)

In situations where a property owner thinks their property was inadvertently mapped in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) on a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), also known as a flood map, FEMA provides a process for the public to request a change in the flood zone designation for the property.

In situations where a property owner thinks their property was inadvertently mapped in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) on a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), also known as a flood map, FEMA provides a process for the public to request a change in the flood zone designation for the property.

Engineering Design Survey

Design surveys for engineering and planning are the first step in a successful project. We have provided design surveys for projects ranging from simple one building sites to multi-acre developments for residential, commercial, and industrial projects.

Services include:

  • Boundary and ALTA/Land Title Surveys
  • Topographic Surveys
  • Base Mapping
  • Utility As-built Surveys
  • Route Design Surveys
Gladiolus Drive

Gladiolus Drive Widening | Lee County

ALTA Land Title Surveys

ALTA/Land Title Surveys are an important part of any commercial real estate transaction. We have provided ALTA survey in numerous locations across Florida for hotels, municipal purchases, commercial office buildings, shopping centers and multi-family residential communities.

Transportation Engineering

Over the course of our years of service to Southwest Florida, our transportation staff has designed and inspected a multitude of roadways: From new road design and street extensions, to road widening, intersection improvements and pedestrian facilities, our foresight in transportation engineering is recognized as being among the best in the industry.

Hole Montes also offers a broad range of construction engineering inspection (CEI) services for both large and small-scale projects. Our engineering managers and field inspectors have vast experience in providing a multitude of CEI services including contract operations, cost estimates and bid preparation, CPM scheduling, materials procurement, selection and negotiation of sub-consultants, quality assurance and project acceptance. We also have expertise in all construction management areas including contract review and negotiations; development of financial reports; document control and administration, procurement, and preparation.

Corkscrew Road

Corkscrew Road | Safety Improvements

Water Resources

Careful management of our water resources is vital to the future of Southwest Florida. Hole Montes has its roots in the effective treatment of stormwater and wastewater; flood control and restoration tools; and innovative approaches to assess, protect, and restore our water bodies. The continued health of this resource requires meticulous analysis, planning and oversight. Our water resources engineers have provided planning, design, and construction management services for water resource projects throughout the region.


Briarcliff Filter Marsh

Landscape Architectural Design Services DOWNLOAD OUR BROCHURE

Architects of the Land

Our services reflect the spirit and traditions of the world’s first “Architect of the Land,” Fredrick Law Olmstead. In the 1850s, Olmstead was commissioned to design Central Park in New York City, where he regarded himself as an Architect of the Land, whereby the term and profession of Landscape Architecture was born. At Hole Montes, we continue this tradition.

  • Schematic Master Planning & Detailed Design
  • Site Planning & Spatial Design
  • Placemaking & Community Theming

Landscape Architectural Design

Hole Montes works closely with clients, helping them fully realize their dreams and aspirations to create design programs that result in distinctive places and compelling community spaces.

  • Community Master Planning & Design
  • Amenity Centers (Pools & Public Spaces)
  • Entry Feature Design
  • Corporate Campus Design
  • Commercial Centers & Mixed Use
  • Resort Design
  • Municipal Site Planning & Design

Parks and Recreation

Great parks and public spaces require sound designs that share key principles. They are filled with beauty, creating a pleasant feeling as users come and go, and they are sustainable, embodying environmentally responsible development strategies. Additionally, great places respond to physical and social context, proving timeless applications in their design.
  • Active Parks and Passive Environments
  • Ballfields & Sport Courts
  • CRA Improvements & Streetscapes
  • Exotic Control and Environment Rejuvenation
  • Trails, Boardwalks, Pedestrian Friendly Spatial Design

Creating a Sense of Place (Genus Loci)

At Hole Montes we apply considerable experience and technical expertise to creating unique design forms that translate into the built environment that both clients and end users appreciate. Discover how we have revolutionized the way land design and development are executed in creating distinctive environments.

  • Virtual Design “Creating a Sense of Place”
  • Landscape Design
  • Hardscape Design
  • Irrigation Design
  • Site Photometric and Landscape Lighting

Development Permitting

At Hole Montes, we interject creativity into the design process to simultaneously meet our clients’ needs and the public permitting requirements, ensuring projects abide by those legislative principles that protect our community’s welfare.

  • Zoning Applications and Special Use Permits
  • Development Orders and Construction Permits
  • Collaborative Design Process

Design and Implementation

Sound design coupled with competent and clear detailing leads to timely, efficient and flawless construction. To ensure that completed design documents are implemented correctly, we’ve adopted a high set of standards for our project teams and construction facilitators, based on our own historical library dating back to the company’s inception in 1966.

  • Construction Documents
  • Construction Services
  • Certifications & Management

3D Graphics & Digital Design Services DOWNLOAD OUR BROCHURE

Virtual Design (Realizing a Sence of Place)

  • Evolved from the advent of electronic drafting, Virtual Design is the still image equivalent of 3D Animation integrated into the design process. Virtual Design takes the angst out of understanding what plans, elevations and drawing sketches convey. Instead, it becomes virtually real.
  • Evolving an Idea into Reality
  • Design Infused with Technology
  • Emerging Technologies & Conventional Graphics

Digital Imaging

Digital Imaging is normally and more cost-effectively used as a byproduct of the 3D Animation process. Images from essentially any desired viewpoint that are illustrated in animation can be easily assimilated into rendered images for a variety of uses and applications.

  • Design Imaging & Hand Graphics Made Digital
  • Design Communication
  • Multiple Viewpoints, Elevations, and Design Elements

3D Animation & Virtual Reality

3D Animation and Virtual Reality Tours provide for the highest possible degree of design realism, making it an effective marketing tool that attracts consumers and leads to great satisfaction among end-users.

  • 3D Graphics, Exhibits, & Presentations
  • 3D Animations & Virtual Reality Tours
  • Pre-Construction Marketing and Design Programming

Digital Graphic Communication

The beauty of digital graphic technology is knowing where you are and where you are going with project development at every step of the process, boosting confidence for everyone involved.

  • Graphic Design & Digital Communication
  • Multimedia Design
  • Emerging Technologies & Conventional Graphics