Clients can be assured of the quality and professionalism of SOUTHSTAR’s staff and its extensive in-house resources, tailored to the unique needs of each client and project. SOUTHSTAR offers a number of client services, each highly regarded within the industry, including but not limited to:

  • Construction Engineering
  • Inspection and Administration
  • Public/Community Outreach
  • Right of Way Management
  • Bridge, Highway and Local Street Construction
  • Utility Relocation Management, non-destructive Utility Potholing
  • Traffic Management
  • Local Assistance Coordination and Resolution of Funding Issues
  • Federal Funding Guidance
  • Program Planning and Oversight
  • Critical Path Schedule Development
  • Program and Project Budget Development and Tracking
  • Design Coordination & Management
  • Claims Management / Risk Management


Yvette Kirrin, P.E.

Amr Abuelhassan, P.E. MS,PE, QSD
Executive Vice President

Dan Ciacchella, P.E.
Executive Vice President

Franklin E. Sherkow, P.E. 
P.E., T.E., P.S.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE –
Executive Vice President

Jason Bennecke, P.E., MBA, PMP
Executive Vice President


Carol Dubree
Office Manager

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Within the Inland Empire and the industry, SOUTHSTAR has built strong relationships that promote innovative, safe, and cost effective solutions to ensure all stakeholder concerns are addressed. The principals of the firm have managed projects for numerous public agencies. A sampling of our clients includes:

SOUTHSTAR personnel have managed and designed various projects, large and small. Our team has managed the Construction of:

  • Railroad Overpasses
  • Bridge Seismic Retrofits
  • New Bridge Construction
  • Freeway Widening
  • Arterial Street Widening and Extensions
  • Sanitary Sewer Extensions and Capacity Improvements
  • Sidewalk and Wheelchair Ramp Construction Programs
  • Pavement Rehabilitation

The wide variety of complex projects SOUTHSTAR and its partners have successfully delivered gives us the ability to solve problems and offer our clients innovative solutions SOUTHSTAR’s cohesive team of experienced personnel have a client-oriented attitude and their multi-disciplinary approach results in optimized performance in all aspects of project and construction engineering and inspection.