We are Client and Project Advocates

For nearly four decades, Beals Associates, Inc. has been at the forefront of some of the most ambitious and challenging site and engineering designs in the region. From the beginning, the firm has aimed to achieve a balance of high quality design and effective client advocacy within the private and public sectors. 

Remaining true to its founding principles, Beals Associates, has been involved in thousands of projects ranging from land planning studies to public and private land development at various scales, all while positively impacting the surrounding environments and communities. Our projects have ranged in value from $50,000 to in excess of $1 Billion. Through our portfolio of proven results, we continue to develop many lasting, fiduciary relationships with individuals and companies, while maintaining client relations with those that began with us in 1983. 

Our knowledge, creativity, ability to meet deadlines, and responsiveness is a direct result of our corporate culture. The strategies assumed for every project are individually catered to the wants, needs, and goals of our clients who have placed their trust in us. Clear communication, an open exchange of creative design ideas, and a team attitude guides Beals Associates, Inc. to sustain exceptional performance. We offer customized services across the entire spectrum of real estate and given the opportunity, we will demonstrate our capabilities to exemplify how Beals Associates, Inc. can bring your vision to reality.

Beals Associates, Inc. office in Boston, MA

Our Values



Our staff is comprised of a team made up of individuals with different backgrounds and interests who work together in a cohesive unit to produce high quality work that speaks for itself. The reputation that precedes Beals Associates, Inc. would not be possible without an entire staff that dedicates their time and effort towards the success of each project.



At Beals Associates, Inc. our clients are the basis for what we do and how we do it. Through developing client relations built on trust with proven success, we strive to provide the highest level of services possible to each individual, company, and organization that choose us as the solution to realize their vision.



Since 1983, each project that we are tasked with has provided the opportunity to develop an ever growing knowledge of the environment, markets, trends, and the technology available that results in the greatest potential outcome for properties, owners, and communities, alike.

Meet the Team


Lawrence M. Beals

As the founder of Beals Associates, Inc., Larry Beals has over 45 years of professional experience including over 35 years of principal level planning and engineering consulting, multi-disciplinary project management and regulatory experience. During that time, he has been involved in all technical aspects of projects including master planning, land evaluations, subsurface explorations, wetland mapping, soil mapping, hydrogeologic analyses, permitting, and environmental impact assessments. Larry continues to provide Principal-in-Charge level services to many of the firm’s projects and maintains a daily connection with clients and staff alike.

Larry has acted as an advisor to various corporations, institutions, and non-profit organizations, as well as to individuals on land use alternatives, development strategies, and regulatory process navigation techniques. His expertise has extended throughout the northeast region from Delaware to Maine. During his career, Larry has also lectured at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Massachusetts Bar Association, Salem State University, the Executive Office of Communities and Development and the Landlaw Land Use Conference.

Prior to founding Beals Associates, Inc., Larry was the co-founder of Beals and Thomas in Westborough, Massachusetts and a Project Manager at BSC Engineering in Boston. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Lawrence University and a Master of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire. He has also earned continuing education credits from the Harvard Law School. Within his community, he has served as the Commodore of the local Boat Club and as a member and chair of the local Zoning Board of Appeals.


Todd P. Morey, P.E.

Todd Morey has over 30 years of experience in civil engineering design, permitting, and entitlement throughout the northeast and south coastal areas. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and South Carolina. Throughout his career, Todd has developed a large portfolio of diverse projects including the planning and design work of developments ranging from medium scale residential subdivisions to extensive corporate campuses and large-scale industrial buildings. His permitting expertise and attention to regulatory details has provided him with opportunities to guide clients and project teams through complicated regulatory pathways leading to highly successful projects.

As a Principal, Todd is involved in client and consultant contact and negotiations, as well as all phases of design documentation and quality assurance. He also uses his experience to assemble and coordinate large multi-disciplinary teams to enhance the firm’s client focused philosophy. Todd also maintains focus on the development and career advancement of our staff of talented individuals while serving as the lead engineer on our firm’s larger projects. He remains highly focused on expanding the Beals Associates name throughout various locations throughout the country.

Prior to joining Beals Associates, Inc., Todd was a Senior Engineer with DeLuca-Hoffman, a southern Maine-based engineering firm, and a Senior Site Development Manager with Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc. based in North Carolina. Todd studied at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he completed degrees in Mechanical and Civil Engineering. He has served on his community’s Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals and has been active in coaching youth sports since 2007.


Patrick C. Connolly

As the Director of Land Planning and Urban Design, Pat Connolly provides clients with an easy transition from planning to engineering while representing projects throughout the process to regulators and the community. Pat is a key utility player within the firm whose knowledge and approach to the permitting process has resulted in successful developments and has sustained client relations.

Since joining Beals Associates in 2013, Pat has evaluated and planned the development of land ranging from 1- to over 200-acres while guiding projects through the permitting process in front of both local boards and federal regulators. Pat specializes in preparing Property Evaluation Reports and Feasibility Studies that summarize the (re)development potential of land through the consideration of regulatory constraints, infrastructural impacts, and construction cost estimates.

Pat’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography with a minor in Geology from Colgate University and a Master’s degree in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Urban Design and a Certificate of Real Estate Design & Development.


Devin P. Howe, P.E.​

With over ten years of experience in civil engineering, Devin Howe, P.E. specializes in the design, permitting, and construction of development projects with experience throughout Massachusetts. Beginning with Beals Associates, Inc. as an intern in 2013, Devin’s extraordinary attention to detail is the basis for the high quality of projects that he is directly involved in. Devin designs creative site plans that follow jurisdictional regulations and standards, understanding potential issues to work in creating effective solutions. Clients have an undeniable trust in Devin to lead any project from conceptual design through construction.

On a day-to-day basis, Devin leads and mentors a design team of project engineers that provide a consistent level of first-class site design work on some of the largest and most complex projects within the market.

Devin studied at Wentworth Institute of Technology where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and has previously served as a member on a local Zoning Board of Appeals.


Matthew E. Costa​

Matthew Costa has been an instrumental part of Beals Associates’ continued success since joining the firm in 2016. His engineering expertise, background in construction, and thorough knowledge of the construction process has provided him with the ability to offer clients and project teams with the opportunity to achieve any goal. Matt has had a direct involvement in various projects across Massachusetts with experience in project representation and permitting, construction and project management, land planning and Civil design.

As the firm’s Senior Project Manager, Matt has led projects from the conceptual phase through site construction for residential, commercial, and industrial developments while leading a team of project engineers as they continue to exceed client expectations.

Matt began his career as a Field Engineer where he gained experience with a marine contracting firm conducting projects such as dredging for gold in Alaska, and rehabilitating beaches and harbors in and along the Gulf and East Coast while also remediating contaminated sites across New England. A graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology, Matt received a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering Technology and has found that completing projects, solving problems, and exceeding expectations is his motivation.

Project Engineer

Benjamin W. Enos

Ben Enos is a project engineer involved in the research and design development of projects within the commercial, industrial and residential markets. Ben has an expert-level understanding of local and state regulations, site layout design, hydrology, and innovative stormwater management design; incorporating all facets of his experience and education into his work at Beals. In addition to work for clients, he is instrumental in the training of junior level project engineers.

Ben studied at the University of New Hampshire where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Ben is continuing his education under the direction of professional engineers at Beals and is working toward obtaining his professional engineering license.

Project Engineer

Graham D. Fay

Graham is a project engineer involved in design development and permitting processes for commercial, industrial, and residential projects. On a day-to-day basis, he uses a variety of computer modeling software to provide detailed plans and analyses that are utilized for the permitting and construction phases. Additionally, Graham performs on-site field inspections for various focus areas.

Graham studied at the University of New Hampshire where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and is working toward obtaining his professional engineering license under the direction of professional engineers at Beals.

Project Engineer

Martin Cayne Yackel

Martin Cayne Yackel is a project engineer involved in the research and design development of various projects across Massachusetts. Martin’s proficiency in AutoCAD Civil 3D allows him to create 3D models and site layouts which are used in the permitting and construction processes. In addition, he performs a wide range of on-site field investigations and assists in the training of junior level project engineers.

Martin graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2020, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Martin is continuing his education under the direction of professional engineers at Beals Associates, Inc. and is working toward obtaining his EIT and professional engineering license.

Project Engineer

Tyler M. Lapshanski

Tyler Lapshanski is a project engineer who started his career at Beals in September 2022. He is involved in the research and design development of commercial, industrial and residential projects, while working on conceptual drawings and detailed plans that are used for permitting and construction. Tyler also has continued to gain experience performing on-site inspections and surveys.

Tyler studied at Wentworth Institute of Technology where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. While working towards his degree, he was a member of Wentworth’s Division III hockey program. Tyler is continuing his education under the direction of professional engineers at Beals and is working toward obtaining his professional engineering license.

Let's Work Together

For further inquiries, contact our principals:
Lawrence Beals and Todd Morey.

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