People

Dan Neff

DANIEL J. NEFF, P.E.

PRESIDENT/OWNER

Daniel J. Neff, P.E. is a graduate of the University of Dayton and is a Professional Engineer licensed in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky.  Mr. Neff is the President and Owner of DJ Neff Enterprises, Inc. dba Neff & Associates, a third-generation firm providing services throughout northeast Ohio in the Engineering, Surveying, Planning and Landscape Architecture fields.  Mr.Neff oversees all aspects of the business and is the firm’s acting Principal Engineer.  In addition, Mr. Neff has been a partner in developing residential real estate across northeast Ohio over the last 10 years, which has afforded him the opportunity to work with various government agencies as both an engineer and a developer.
Ed Keaton

EDWARD L. KEATON, P.E.

VICE PRESIDENT

Edward L. Keaton, P.E., a graduate of Cleveland State University, brings experience in the management of all design aspects for single and multi-phase residential, public housing, municipal and industrial projects.  Ed has gained expertise from these projects in the areas of sanitary sewers, pump stations, storm sewers, water distribution systems, earthworks, storm water management and storm water pollution prevention.  As Vice President , Mr Keaton oversees Project Managers, numerous professional engineers, professional surveyors, technicians and support staff and is responsible for the day-to-day activities and supervision of the Engineering, Surveying and Land Planning Departments.  In addition, he maintains close working relationships with clients and city/county officials enabling the design review and approval process of projects to proceed smoothly and efficiently.
Jeff Plautz

JEFFREY M. PLAUTZ, P.E.

PROJECT MANAGER
CIVIL ENGINEERING

Jeffrey M. Plautz, P.E. is a graduate of the University of Dayton and has been involved in the planning and engineering of a number of public and private projects.  Such projects include large commercial retail centers, industrial parks, lifestyle centers, and restaurants as well as public water mains, sewer mains, pump station facilities, and roadway improvements.  Mr. Plautz has gained particular experience dealing with big-box retailers and has developed trusted relationships with developers and owners who need help navigating their projects through the approval process.  He creates quality designs that offer value to an owner while satisfying city needs and requirements.
CJ Onjak

C.J. ONYAK, P.E., S.I. LEED AP ND

PROJECT MANAGER
CIVIL ENGINEERING

C.J. Onyak, P.E., S.I., LEED AP ND, graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for civil engineering and the University of Akron for surveying.  His diverse work history consists of construction inspection, engineering design, project management, construction administration and several years serving as an assistant city engineer.  His design experience includes work on residential, industrial, commercial, transportation, enhancement, and municipal public works projects.
Brian Uhlenbrock

BRIAN M. UHLENBROCK, ASLA, PLA

PROJECT MANAGER
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Brian M. Uhlenbrock, ASLA, PLA is a graduate of The Ohio State University and a landscape architect who manages the Planning and Landscape Architecture division of Neff & Associates.  Mr. Uhlenbrock specializes in large & small scale residential and commercial site planning and landscape design which includes alternative conservation developments.  He is closely involved in current NPDES permitting and implementation of Stormwater BMPs for these projects.  He is also directly involved in wetland and stream disturbance applications and mitigation/restoration plans.
Steve Metcalf

STEVEN J. METCALF, P.S.

SURVEY MANAGER

Steven J. Metcalf, P.S., a graduate of the University of Akron, has been working in the surveying and engineering profession for 15 years, and brings his real world surveying experience to Neff & Associates.  This experience includes public and private work within Ohio and Pennsylvania spanning multiple market disciplines such as energy (wind and natural gas), commercial development, residential development, public improvements, and construction.  Steve has been involved in the creation numerous survey documents such as alternative energy mapping, natural gas base mapping, gas lease exhibits, GIS to AutoCAD conversions, boundary surveys, ALTA surveys, topographic surveys, easement documents, property maps, construction staking, site and county property research, office computations, office survey calculations / drafting, and preparation of legal descriptions.