About HVEA

HVEA specializes in the comprehensive design and construction inspection of transportation infrastructure projects throughout the Hudson Valley and NY Metropolitan area.

HVEA specializes in the comprehensive design and construction inspection of transportation infrastructure projects throughout the Hudson Valley and NY Metropolitan area. Founded by a trio of NYDSOT engineers in 2002, the firm has become one of the premier transportation firms in the area.  HVEA’s expertise is focused on five core disciplines:  Federal Aid Local Projects, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Construction Inspection Services, and Material Testing Services.

Utilizing the latest innovative techniques, HVEA strives to create designs with the client’s needs in mind. Our client’s satisfaction is key and we have built a reputation of providing quality services which is evidenced by our many repeat clients in addition to our growing list of new clients.  This is achieved through HVEA’s exceptional team of 70 licensed professional engineers and skilled technicians. Our staff understands both the goals of each project and has an in-depth understanding of the procedures and objectives required for each client.  Our staff consistently works towards furthering their knowledge through educational institutions, professional licensing and technical courses. Their passion and commitment drives our firm to excel.

HVEA looks forward to the opportunity to work with you and invites you to discover our growing and dynamic firm.

HVEA is a certified DBE and a certified WBE by the New York State Economic Development, NYC Small Business Services and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.


Mia Nadasky

Mia K. Nadasky, PE

Principal & Founding Partner of HVEA: A graduate of Duke University – Pratt School of Engineering, Mia majored in civil engineering and was a 4-year ROTC scholarship recipient. After college, Mia was commissioned as an Army office and spent 4 years in Germany on active duty completing civil and environmental engineering studies. She received an honorable discharge and returned to the US, where she began working for the NYSDOT in Region 8 and was a founding member of the NYSDOT Local Projects Unit. She has extensive experience with management, engineering, environmental reviews and public participation on transportation projects with FHWA and NYSDOT funding as a result of her previous work as the NYSDOT Regional Liaison to municipal officials and the 50+ projects that HVEA has completed since it first opened its doors in 2002. Mia is also the Chair of the Mid-Hudson Region of the ACEC.

John Balison, PE

Principal & Founding Partner of HVEA: A graduate of the University of Buffalo, John started working for the NYSDOT in Region 8 in 1991. He worked at the NYSDOT for 5 years and then moved to the private sector managing the municipal engineering department at another firm. In 2002, John joined forces with Mia and Brendan to form HVEA Engineers. John has over 25+ years of experience on a wide variety of project types, on both the State and local systems. In addition, he is a creative problem solver having resolved issues with Contractors both as the NYSDOT Bridge Design Liaison to the Construction Group in Region 8 and as a Principal of HVEA. John has been HVEA’s management lead on several multi-million Design-Build contracts including Quality Manager for the recently completed $43M Design-Build Bundled Bridges, Contract 3, in Westchester and Orange Counties.

Brendan Fitzgerald, PE, CPESC, CPSWQ

Principal & Founding Partner of HVEA: Brendan also began his career at the NYSDOT after graduating from Cornell University. After 5 years as a Design Engineer at the NYSDOT and another 5 working in the private sector, Brendan joined Mia and John in forming HVEA Engineers. Brendan is a skilled and versatile professional, who has served as Project Manager, Quality Control, Lead Environmental, Lead Traffic and Resident Engineer on many of HVEA’s high profile projects. Most recently, he was the Construction Quality Control Engineer for the $27M Design-Build Bundled Bridges, Contract 5, in Orange County. Due to the successful completion of this project, Brendan will be leading the construction inspection services for the $150M Design-Build Route 17 (Exit 131) project in the Town of Woodbury. Under the Governor’s directive to replace and rebuild the road, transit and economic hub in Woodbury, this project is on an accelerated construction schedule with an expected completion date of October 2018.