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Dieter W. Crago Joins SEPI Engineering & Construction as Project Manager

Construction specialist brings more than three decades of experience to local firm.

Raleigh, NC, April 20, 2012 --( Sepi Asefnia, president of SEPI Engineering & Construction (, a firm that provides civil engineering and planning services to private and public sector clients across the Southeast, has announced the addition of Dieter W. Crago as a construction engineering and inspection project manager. Crago brings 35 years of industry experience to his new position, where he will be responsible for infrastructure work and field reviews of projects, as well as developing general contractor estimates. He will also oversee the evaluation and rebuilding of a large residential subdivision.

Crago grew up in Erlangen, Germany and currently resides in Huntersville, N.C. with his wife and two daughters. He studied in Germany before attending Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, where he obtained his general contractors license. Prior to joining SEPI Engineering & Construction, he served for 30 years as the construction manager for the City of Charlotte Engineering Department. He also served as vice president of United Construction Company and as president of his own general contracting company. Crago is a member of the American Society of Highway Engineers and the American Public Works Association, from which he has received the Donald C. Stone Award for Excellence in Education as well as the Robert S. Hobson Leadership Award. He has also received the Outstanding Service Award from the City of Charlotte.

“Dieter’s public leadership and vast experience in engineering makes him a perfect fit for SEPI Engineering & Construction,” said Asefnia. “He will be instrumental in growing the firm and maintaining the high level of project management expected from our clients.”

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- In his spare time, Crago serves the community by volunteering at his church.

About SEPI Engineering & Construction
Established in 2001, SEPI Engineering & Construction provides engineering and planning services to private and public sector clients. As a full-service civil engineering services firm, SEPI is 8(a) certified with the Small Business Administration and is a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. SEPI was founded on the principles of honesty, integrity, ethics, and the highest quality of service to clients. The firm’s goal is to not just meet a client’s expectations but to exceed them. Due to the extensive and varied engineering industry experience of the professionals at SEPI, the firm is able to provide its clients with site/civil design, environmental planning, traffic engineering and operations including traffic and noise analysis, construction management, roadway and structural design, water resources, natural resources/permitting, wetland/stream mitigation, public involvement and surveying services. SEPI has a corporate office located in Raleigh and a branch office located in Charlotte, N.C. For more information about SEPI Engineering & Construction, call (919) 789-9977 or visit

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