President’s Message


June 2018

If you can believe it (and sometimes I can’t!), Dovetail became a teenager in June 2018—we turned 13! Over the years, we have been extraordinarily fortunate to have worked with some amazing people. Our staff makes us proud every day, and our clients bring us to exciting places and offer new challenges. The agencies we work with enrich our knowledge of significant resources.

One of our most exciting achievements over the past year? We have moved both our Fredericksburg headquarters and our Wilmington office to larger, beautiful spaces to help our staff thrive and serve our clientele.

After being in our Fredericksburg office for more than a decade, we recently moved into a capacious, stunning modern workspace. The new office at 11905 Bowman Drive (Suite 502) has a large conference room, full lab, numerous staff offices, and a really unique atrium with a library and communal work space (although some would have preferred a basketball hoop!).

Our Wilmington office, now at 721 Philadelphia Pike, doubled our size to accommodate our growing northern market. The new office has a conference room, work spaces galore, and an incredible reference library. We invite you to stop by our offices to say hello and see our new digs!

Call (540-899-9170) or email (kbarile@dovetailcrg.com) if you need any information.

Best,
Kerri S. Barile
President


October 2017

Over the past 12 years, Dovetail has grown from a two-person shop to a thriving business with almost 50 staff members and multiple offices….and we continue to expand! Not only am I exceedingly proud of our staff and our growth, but I am thrilled that we have kept our founding principles throughout our journey:

  • Excellent customer service (something I learned from a decade in the food industry!)
  • Production of exemplary scholarship
  • Treatment of staff as respected colleagues
  • Understanding that preservation and progress are not mutually exclusive

Our market has expanded to cover 10 states, from New York to North Carolina, and our suite of services continues to grow to meet our client’s needs. We have become active members of the American Cultural Resources Association (ACRA) to support our industry across the nation, and we have built great relationships with some spectacular firms and agencies. These activities have made our company stronger. Most importantly, we have embraced the importance of giving back to our community, and we encourage volunteerism through pro bono projects, our staff community outreach program, and charitable donations. It is our honor to be an active participant in both preservation and social non-profit programs throughout our service regions.

Please feel free to give me a call (540-899-9170) or send me an email (kbarile@dovetailcrg.com) if you would like to hear more about our services, our programs, or our staff. I’m always happy to chat “Dovetail”!

Warm regards,
Kerri S. Barile
President


December 2015

The end of the year is always a time for reflection. That’s why many of us make those ubiquitous New Year resolutions—to celebrate successes and recognize disappointments, note all we have accomplished and set goals for the year to come. Over the past few months, Mike and I have been musing on Dovetail’s 2015 and what 2016 may bring. Our biggest success story? Our staff! We could not be more thankful for our immensely talented team and their achievements over the past year. We saw several key staff members take on notable tasks and brought on exceptional new Dovetailers from across the country, allowing us to expand our service sectors into several new regions.

We are also extraordinarily lucky to have the opportunity to work in such a supportive industry with incredible clients. This year, we had the honor of receiving a 2015 American Council of Engineering Companies award for our participation in the McIntire Road project in Charlottesville, Virginia and were Sponsors of the Year for the Women in Transportation organization. Oh, and we celebrated our 10th year in business. All in all? A pretty incredible year if we do say so ourselves! But 2016 is framing out to be an event better one. In 2016, we resolve:

  • To continue excellent customer service through constant communication, great research, and creative solutions to cultural resource compliance
  • To always remember that our employees are our colleagues and help them to become the next generation of leaders in our field
  • To encourage staff and clients to share project results through presentations and publications to assure that the public benefits from our exciting findings
  • To continue to work in our community through volunteerism, pro bono projects, and charitable donations to give back to the areas that have given so much to us

Thanks to everyone who has made 2015 another incredible year! We’re really looking forward to seeing what 2016 will bring. And if you ever want to learn more about Dovetail, please feel free to reach out to us (kbarile@dovetailcrg.com). We would love to hear from you….

Thanks for reading!
Kerri


February 2014

I cannot believe it has been almost nine years since Dovetail opened our doors! What started out as a venture between two—my business partner, Mike Carmody, and me—has grown to an operation comprising over 30 staff in two offices. And I could not possibly be more proud about who we have become and the work we have accomplished. Through the diligent research and hard work of our team, we have had the opportunity to work on hundreds of interesting projects throughout the entire mid-Atlantic area. Ranging from cell tower compliance projects and small development initiatives to multi-state transportation corridor surveys and in-depth resource studies, we have helped our clients achieve cultural resource compliance on projects small to large, all the while having a great time at work and making some terrific friends along the way!

We are so very thankful for what the past decade has brought, and we look forward to what comes next. Please feel free to give me a call (540-899-9170) or send me an email (kbarile@dovetailcrg.com) if you would like to hear more about our services, how we can help your projects, and having you join our network of friends and colleagues.

Thanks for visiting!

Kerri