In 1991 Michael M. Drum founded Drum Associates. He recognized a market for engineering services tailored to clients requiring a more personalized service for their projects. With just a few staff and much determination, the company quickly established for itself a reputation for providing quality service at reasonable rates in both Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis.
In 1994, Adam Snell joined the company, helping to run the firm, supervising the technical staff and overseeing the engineering design of various projects. Referrals and repeat business from satisfied customers continued to increase, and by 2002, Drum, Snell & Associates, LC employed a staff of almost twenty full- and part-time employees. In 2002, Peter E. Loyka joined the firm, providing thirty-five years of expertise in the areas of project management, hydrology and hydraulics, storm water management, and highway, utility & sediment control design. A year later Adam Snell left the company to pursue other interests, and the firm became Drum, Loyka & Associates, LLC. Currently, Drum, Loyka & Associates, LLC employs over twenty full-time staff, with clients including developers, architects, public sector agencies, corporations, individual property owners and other design professionals. We pay meticulous attention to our clients’ scheduling and budgetary requirements and provide consistent, experienced project management — this way our clients keep coming back for more, as we hope you will!
Our Executive Team
Michael M. Drum, P.E.Founder and Principal
Peter E. Loyka, P.E.Principal
Mark EvansProject Manager
Mark Evans has been a valued member of the Drum, Loyka & Associates team since he joined in 1996 and is now an Associate. Mr. Evans has over twenty-nine years experience in the civil engineering field in positions ranging from Engineering Technician to Project Manager and Associate. His responsibilities and expertise include project management and coordination, residential and commercial civil site design, utility design and inspection, road and storm drain design, grading plans and sediment control design and inspection.
Robert T. McCarthy, P.E.Project Manager
Robert T. McCarthy, P.E. joined Drum, Loyka & Associates in 2009 as a Senior Project Manager. Mr. McCarthy offers over twenty-two years of Civil Engineering experience involving commercial, residential and industrial site development. Mr. McCarthy’s extensive knowledge of civil site design ensures accurate, timely and cost effective service to our clients. He has been a practicing, Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland for over fourteen years
William E. Bower, R.L.S.Project Manager
William E. Bower, Professional Land Surveyor, joined the Drum, Loyka & Associates team in September of 2004. Mr. Bower has over twenty years of experience in residential real estate and development, particularly with waterfront properties and within the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Areas. Mr. Bower’s Career has undergone several transitions; working as a Project Manager for a General Contractor, as a Real Estate Agent and as a Surveyor in Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester counties and in Ocean City. He now specializes in site development within Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis.
Raymond D. Fowler, R.L.S.Project Manager
Mr. Fowler worked his way up through the ranks to become a licensed surveyor and long-time member of the Maryland Society of Surveyors. He brings over thirty-five years of experience in all aspects of the surveying profession. In addition he has experience in the design of storm water management, sediment control; and grading systems, and skills in creating condominium plats that have won him awards from the Maryland Society of Surveyors. His responsibilities and expertise include project management and client coordination, boundary research and determination, preparation of record plats, easements, and legal descriptions.