About Our Team

We are a close-knit group of construction and development professionals with a passion for what we do.

Gateway Engineering & Surveying, (GES) consists of a professional staff of engineers, architects, land surveyors, and designers. Gateway Engineering Services has been providing technical services in Michigan for over 20 years. The firm has attracted individual professional talent from all over the southeast, having significant years of experience in every aspect of Civil Engineering in which our services offer.

Philip Vaglica

Founder, Gateway Engineering

Philip Vaglica, an accomplished Italian architect, is the founding member of the firm. Renowned for his talents relating to reinforced concrete in the construction of multi-story buildings, his international career spans over five decades and four continents. Mr. Vaglica has consistently enriched the company’s abilities to provide quality services through his extensive architectural background. He oversees and serves in a supervisory role regarding every project the firm is involved with. With over 40 years in the construction and development industry, his experience encompasses projects with virtually every core property type: commercial, retail, multi-tenant residential, industrial, hotel-resort properties, city sewer systems, and a host of international projects. He has also been involved in the design and construction of hundreds of single-family homes, both in Europe and the United States.


  • Top Graduate, British Institute 
    of Engineering Technology
  • Architectural Design
  • Structural Design


  • Architectural Design Services
  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Analysis
  • Landscaping Development
  • Project Development Consultant


  • Licensed Builder, State of Michigan
  • Notary Public
Joseph Vaglica

Joseph Vaglica, P.E. is a graduate of Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan, and holds a Bachelors, Masters and PH.D. in Civil Engineering. He has 20+ years of experience in civil design, architectural and structural engineering and testing.  His vast knowledge includes, but is not limited to, Design/Management of Civil Engineering Projects, bid-award and design build contract documents, flood plain management, design and management of residential, commercial and industrial projects. Joseph mobilizes his experience to enhance our future generations as the Director and Founder of Wayne State University’s Construction Management Program and as an Adjunct Faculty Member at the University of Detroit Mercy. Joseph also brings to the table his experience as a Licensed Master Builder and Real Estate Broker.

Mitesh Gandhi

Mr. Mitesh Gandhi has fifteen years of experience as a civil engineer for the planning, design and construction of residential, commercial and industrial projects, serving both in the United States and abroad.

He has worked as site manager in charge (civil) for construction of a cable manufacturing company in Sri Lanka and has also supervised the construction of a chemical factory and verification of reinforcement and structural steel members at different construction stages for R.C.C and steel structure.


  • A.D., Civil Engineering,  M.S. University of Baroda, Polytechnic, India
  • B.S., Civil Engineering,  M.S. University of Baroda, Faculty of Technology, India


  • Residential, commercial & industrial Site planning, Design & engineering
  • Site Grading
  • Storm water management
  • Sanitary sewer and Watermain Design
  • AutoCAD


  • Fundamental Engineering (FE)
  • Storm Water Management Operator
Arnold Narumiya

Arnold Narumiya is a staff architectural designer with a ‘B.S. in Architecture’ from Lawrence Tech University (Southfield, Mich.).  Also a prior licensed residential builder, I support the team  synergy with a diverse professional background in the areas of architecture, structural, civil, mechanical, electrical engineering, interior design, millwork, shop drawing, and residential design environments that included such project types varying from commercial (malls, offices, restaurants, taverns, bars); industrial (manufacturing/production plants); hospitality (hotels, motels); educational (schools, community centers); religious (churches); and residential (multi-family/single family homes).

Deanna Vaglica

Deanna brings Gateway Engineering a varied background in the fields of banking management, education, entrepreneurship, and a bit of marketing along the way. As our Director, she is your contact to handle all financial matters such as client billing, accounts payable, payroll and scheduling. She oversees the Gateway website and the overall esthetic of our daily operations. She also has her assistant Charlie Chaplin who will be your official welcome when visiting us here at Gateway Engineering!

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Gateway Engineering & Surveying, Inc. 8155 Annsbury, Suite 109 , Shelby Twp., MI 48316

Phone: (586) 786-5533

Fax: (586) 786-5575


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