By David Pierce

Pocono Record Writer, Posted Aug. 11, 2016

Engineer R. Douglas Olmstead, Jr. has been named development manager for DEPG Development, which has developed several Bartonsville commercial projects marketed through its leasing agent, Legend Properties.

Olmstead will focus primarily on the Pocono region, working closely with James DePetris, managing partner of DEPG and Legend’s CEO.

Olmstead will help coordinate several planned mixed-use developments including Smithfield Gateway, near the Marshalls Creek interchange of Interstate 80; Summit Square, near the Tannersville interchange of I-80; the Route 611 Plaza and Butler Plaza.

“DEPG has seen tremendous growth in the Poconos and Doug Olmstead will be a great attribute to our development team as we continue to expand in this emerging region,” DePetris said.

Olmstead has more than 40 years of experience in development management. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, with additional post-graduate work in transportation and environmental studies.

Throughout his career, Olmstead has been involved in the planning, design and construction of numerous residential and commercial projects throughout Northeast Pennsylvania. His design experience has involved all facets of a project, from initial planning to detailed design of the water and sewerage systems, as well as obtaining required permits, making public presentations and monitoring construction.