History

Bradford Saivetz & Associates (BS&A) → Cubellis, Inc → Highpoint Engineering, Inc.

Highpoint Engineering, Inc. has evolved from businesses that had a significant presence in Massachusetts and New England. While Highpoint was established on January 5th, 2010, the core team has practiced together for over ten years, and the business philosophy draws from roots established as far back as the 1946.

BS&A was founded primarily as an engineering and surveying firm located in Braintree, Massachusetts. Its founder, Brad Saivetz, was a licensed Land Surveyor and Landscape Architect who over time expanded the business into a successful engineering, land surveying and architectural firm. Although the firm worked across many market sectors, their specialty was focused on retail, residential, and industrial development projects.

In 2000 BS&A was acquired by Cubellis, Inc. At the time, the civil engineering group was actively engaged in several high profile projects including Chapman’s Reach at Marina Bay, Assinippi Office Park in Norwell, and Middleboro Industrial Park in Middleboro.

After the Cubellis acquisition the civil engineering team continued to grow under the leadership of Donald Springhetti, a well-respected engineer in the Greater Boston Area who had led the group since he joined the firm directly out of college in the 1970’s and who retired in 2006. In 2000 Michael Fabbiano was hired as a senior project manager providing management expertise to the team, and in 2004 Douglas Hartnett joined Cubellis from Sasaki Associates, establishing himself as senior managing associate of the land development practice group.

From 2004 to 2009 Doug and Mike led the Land Development Practice Group and continued to collectively work on expanding the engineering practice while working on many high profile projects in the region. Then through a series of unfortunate events Cubellis was forced to close its doors in 2009. With a desire to maintain the core team that worked so well together over the years, and to continue to support our client base and their active projects, Mike and Doug agreed to continue forward.

Building on decades of success starting from the early days of Bradford Saivetz & Associates and years of experience with Saski a new civil engineering firm was formed. On January 5th, 2010, Douglas Hartnett and Michael Fabbiano, acting as managing principals started Highpoint Engineering Incorporated. Like most successful partnerships, the relationship needs to complement each other. In Highpoint’s case it could not be any truer. Douglas is a technical, relaxed and old-school when it comes to solving problems. Michael is highly organized, over-prepared, and technologically savvy. Both are well rounded individuals in their own right and bring a wealth of experience to every endeavor they are associated with.