From a basement office in his home in Victor, NY, Sean Donohoe had a vision to integrate engineering and construction services under one roof and offer a more cost-effective solution to his customers. He started DDS Engineers and Constructors in 2001 and expanded the Company’s services five years later when he purchased Rochester Utility Contractors, a long-standing, highly reputable utility construction company based in Rochester, NY. DDS broadened its scope even further in 2017 when it partnered with Feeney Brothers Utility Services, a leading utility service company located in Dorchester, Massachusetts, to form Feeney Utility Services Group.

Today, The DDS Companies provides comprehensive, turn-key services to the utility, pipeline, civil, engineering, and telecommunications industries throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, and Ohio. Our business practices, operations, and projects all reflect our deep commitment to customer service, safely protecting our people and the environment, and providing the highest standards of workmanship to our clients.

100+years combined leadership experience
2014last lost time incident — civil

Leadership Team

Sean G. Donohoe


Sean has over 30 years of experience in design and construction and oversees all operations of the DDS Companies. He started DDS Engineers and Constructors in 2001 and, with the addition of DDS Utilities in 2006, has led DDS Companies to become one of the fastest growing organizations in Rochester, NY. Under Sean’s leadership and vision, the DDS family of companies has grown to a staff of 500+ people in the past 17 years and currently is experiencing rapid growth throughout the Northeast. Sean is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York and Pennsylvania and holds a dual degree in Civil and Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University.

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Brian J. Sorochty

Vice President, Engineering

Brian has over 25 years of experience in the engineering, planning, and management of natural gas pipeline, municipal, commercial, and residential developments. Brian is the primary client manager at DDS, responsible for strategic workload, staffing, and financial concerns of the business unit. In addition to his management responsibilities within the Company for clients, projects, and staff, he has specialized skills in natural gas engineering, land planning, civil/site design, stormwater management design, and overall permitting for local, county, state, and federal agencies. Brian has supported DDSE’s clientele and managed their development projects from the initial planning stages through the entitlement process and during construction. Under his leadership, his team also has relevant experience providing engineering and consulting service supporting a variety of energy companies.

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Earl Knapp

Vice President, Utilities

Earl has over 40 years of experience in outside utility construction. His projects have included underground gas, electric, and telecommunications projects throughout western New York. Earl’s construction career began right out of high school as a laborer for a utility construction company, and has advanced throughout the years into management, having held every position along the way.


Mike Jensen

General Manager, Telecom

Mike has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. His projects include fiber optics, structured cabling as well as outside plant operations throughout Western New York. He is responsible for managing the daily operations of the Telecommunications division.

Mike Jensen

Justin Cerqua

General Manager, Civil

Mr. Cerqua has over 15 years of combined experience in the Heavy Civil Construction as well as General Construction arenas.  His experience includes estimating, project management of DDS workforce as well as subcontractor / vendor workforce, Value Engineering design and project close-out. Justin is responsible for managing DDSC estimating / sales department and all operations of the DDSC Division.

Justin Cerqua

John Kupiec

General Manager, Energy Services

John has nearly 20 years of combined experience in the heavy civil and natural gas construction field throughout the Northeast. Experience includes design, estimating, project management, and field operations of gas facilities and pipeline projects, as well as heavy civil projects. He is responsible for managing the Energy Services construction group for DDS.

John Kupiec

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