Estes Design

Welcome

Background: 

Estes Design provides the most thorough knowledge and skills available in stormwater infiltration systems design and construction.  We have over 20 years experience in design and construction, including the first and oldest commercial pervious concrete parking lot in North Carolina to be studied by a major university.

The founder of Estes Design, Chris Estes, started in the early 90's as a stream and wetlands restoration specialist.  He helped initiate the stream restoration industry in North Carolina through advocacy and training while designing and constructing urban stream restoration projects.   Through partnering with the University of North Carolina, Chris initiated the first urban stream restoration research projects in North Carolina.  After years of research, personal observation and monitoring of these projects it became apparent that "stream restoration design" inconsistently addresses only a few of the symptoms caused by impervious surfaces.  The future of our streams, lakes and reservoirs depends on stormwater infiltration and addressing the pavements themselves.

For over a decade, the founder of Estes Design has worked hands on with universities, municipalities, state and federal regulators, consultants, contractors and developers to produce science-based strategies for sustainable development.  



  • Porous Concrete Parking Porous Concrete Parking & Infiltration Basin
    Public Safety Complex Parking, Frankfort, Kentucky
  • Porous Concrete Parking Porous Concrete Parking & Infiltration Basin
    Public Safety Complex Parking, Frankfort, Kentucky
  • Water Quality Pond Water Quality Ponds
    Storm Water Management for Marvin Ridge Schools
  • Storm Water Infiltration Storm Water Infiltration
    Infiltration Basin for the Park at Davidson
  • Porous Concrete Parking Porous Concrete Parking & Infiltration Basin
    Wilmore Walk Townhomes, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Porous Concrete Parking Porous Concrete Parking & Infiltration Basin
    Wilmore Walk Townhomes, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Urban Stream Restoration Urban Stream Restoration Planning
    Boone Creek at Appalachian State University
  • Water Quality Compliance Plunge Pool and Newberry Riffle
    Culvert Mitigation and Regulatory Compliance for Rea View School



Mission:  The mission of Estes Design is to promote economical and sensible solutions within the fields of land development and professional design disciplines, related to storm water management for sustainable development, and stream & wetland restoration.  Our philosophy is always design with nature.

Our site has information about our capabilities and highlights of our projects. Please look around, or contact us for prompt assistance!
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Address & Phone

Estes Design, Inc.
P.O. Box 79133
Charlotte, NC 28271
704.841.1779

Latest News

Estes Presents at National Conference:
Estes will be presenting at the NPCPA Conference in San Diego August 2014 on Pervious Concrete and Infiltration
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Estes collaborates with Auburn University:
Estes has collaborated to produce a 4 hour online course on Pervious Concrete and Stormwater infiltration. Read more...

HB 74 Regulatory Reform Act:
Estes Testified before a legistlative subcommittee co-chaired by Rep. Ruth Samuelson.
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