About Us


Staff Safety MeetingDovetail is a full service, woman-owned Cultural Resource Management firm headquartered in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with a second office in Wilmington, Delaware. Dovetail was founded in 2005 by its principals, Kerri Barile and Mike Carmody, who have decades of experience working with cultural resources across the United States.

The company has grown from a firm of two employees to over 25 permanent staff members, including archaeologists, architectural historians, historians, historic preservation planners, Geographic Information System (GIS) and Computer Aided Design (CAD) specialists, and administrative professionals. The company is certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina.

Dovetail has undertaken a wide variety of cultural resource projects across all client sectors, including transportation-related projects, utility projects, municipal improvements, governmental projects (DOD, COE, NPS), and private developments. Our depth of staff, multiple offices, and expertise allows us to provide a full range of cultural resource services, such as:

  • Phase I–Phase III Archaeology
  • Architectural Identification and Evaluation Studies
  • Section 106 and 110 Process
  • Consulting Party Process
  • Historical and Archival Research
  • Historic Cemetery Identification and Analysis
  • HABS/HAER/HALS Documentation
  • Battlefield Surveys and Delineations
  • Development of Educational Materials and Programs
  • Resource Eligibility Coordination
  • Project Effect Evaluations
  • Viewshed Analysis
  • National Register of Historic Places Nominations
  • Historic District Evaluations