EMK Consultants of Florida, Inc.
7815 N. Dale Mabry, Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 931-8900


Civil Engineering

Land Surveying

Land Planning


Earl W. Michaels, P.E., P.S.M. 


Professional Engineer - Florida #24672

Professional Mapper & Surveyor #3926


West Virginia Institute of Technology 1973 - BS in Civil Engineering

Professional Experience: 

Mr. Michaels has over 43 years of experience in land development activities in Florida. This includes the design, surveying, permitting and construction administration of a multitude of land development activities throughout the West Coast of Florida.  His experience includes the design of roadways, drainage facilities, sanitary sewers and water mains, environmental permitting, the preparation of impact studies, rezoning, land use amendments, drainage studies, feasibility studies, and the myriad of surveying services.

Mr. Michaels has been recognized for resolving complex issues relating to drainage, hydrology, surface water management and permitting, storm water treatment, environmental permitting, risk management, the legal aspects of land surveying, and growth management regulation in Florida.

Mr. Michaels also serves as an expert witness on projects involving eminent domain condemnations and has participated in the determination of highest and best use potentials and cost-to-cure analysis for right-of-way takings throughout Florida. He has been pre-qualified as an expert in both engineering and surveying applications in multiple court jurisdictions throughout the State. He interacts very closely with attorneys, accountants, architects, appraisers, soils engineers, botanists, and other professionals in performing feasibility studies for development projects, and his advice regarding land purchases and boundary disputes has been sought by many development concerns.  He served as the District Engineer for a 5000-acre development in Pasco County and as the Lead Planner/Engineer for Section 6 of the Suncoast Parkway in Hernando County, Florida.  In addition, he has been involved with the design and permitting of golf course projects throughout the eastern United States and Southeast Asia.

Project Highlights: 

Among the projects on which Mr. Michaels has worked are as follows: East Lake Woodlands Master Planned Development, Elementary School I, 49th Street School Bus Compound, Lake Padgett Estates, Golf Club at Cypress Creek, Bay Tree Golf Course, Babe Zaharias Golf Course Improvements, Chad Lake Industrial Park, Seven Springs Golf Course Improvements, Aberdeen Subdivision, Nine Eagles Golf and Country Club, The Preserve at East Lake Woodlands, Lakeshore Vista, Pretty Lake Subdivision, Sterling Ranch Subdivision, Lake Fair Mall, Countryside Mall, Colony Crossings Shopping Center, Fletcher Medical Center, Calusa Trace Development, Brandon Mall, Pupil Street Extension  (Manatee County), S.R. 580 (Main Street) from Alternate 19 to U.S. 19, Hillsborough County Miscellaneous Projects, U.S. 19 and Fivay Road Intersection Improvements, U.S. 19 intersection improvements in Pasco County, as well as Voyage Panorama Golf Course and Resort in Sikhiu, Thailand; Barrington Golf Course and Planned Development in Kanchanaburi, Thailand; The Woodland Resort Development in Rayong, Thailand; Bear Slide Creek Golf Course in Indianapolis, Indiana; Summerbrooke Golf Course in Tallahassee; and many others.

Professional Affiliations:
Water Pollution Control Federation
Florida Society of Professional Land Surveyors
Tampa Home Builders Association 
        Civic Affiliations:
        Home Builders Association of Tampa Bay 
        Home Builders Association of Pasco
        Tampa Chamber of Commerce
        Kiwanis Club of Tampa