Since being founded in 2018, Fairway Consulting and Engineering LLC (Fairway) has successfully executed dozens of projects on its way to becoming one of the premier Consulting and Engineering firms in southeast Louisiana.

Licensed to provide Engineering Services in Louisiana and Mississippi, along with registered Professional Engineers in both states and Alabama, our team specializes in the following: Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering (Water/Wastewater), Project & Program Management, Emergency Response & Recovery, and Federal Services.

With more than 25 years of combined experience, our team is committed to providing services that contribute to the betterment of the community and beyond for generations to come. This commitment is the foundation of our three guiding principles:



We are honest, do what is right, and do what we say we will do.


We provide high quality deliverables on time and within budget that meet our Clients’ needs while adhering to industry standard best practices and standards of care.

Client Service

We listen to our clients and provide solutions for their needs while being flexible and making them an integral part of our team.

*Fairway Consulting and Engineering, LLC is headquartered in Covington, Louisiana and is certified as part of the Hudson Initiative and Small Emerging Business Programs by Louisiana Economic Development (LED).

Our Team

John Catalanotto, PE, PMP

Mr. John Catalanotto serves as President and Principal-in-Charge of Fairway, and has over seventeen (17) years of experience within the consulting and engineering industry.  In his role at Fairway, Mr. Catalanotto is responsible for day-to-day operations, strategic direction, Client relations, and project delivery and quality.  Prior to establishing Fairway, Mr. Catalanotto spent approximately fourteen (14) years with a global environmental consulting firm fulfilling numerous roles for primarily public sector water and wastewater improvement projects.  Projects ranged from evaluations to the design of water and wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, water wells, and gravity and pressure piping systems.   As Mr. Catalanotto’s career progressed, he transitioned into Project Management, Client Service Management, and Area (Regional) Manager Roles.  Mr. Catalanotto also spent two (2) years as a Project Manager for an oil and gas consulting and engineering firm.  His experience within the oil and gas industry was primarily focused on managing/executing upstream capital and maintenance projects.  Since establishing Fairway, Mr. Catalanotto has become well versed in the management and execution of site civil designs for land development projects, including the development of site, grading, paving, and drainage plans and studies.   He has also gained significant experience with structural designs within the industrial and private residential sectors.

Mr. Catalanotto is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, and a Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI).  He is an active member of the St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, Northshore Business Council (NBC), Covington Business Association (CBA), Plaquemines Association of Business and Industry (PABI), American Council of Engineering Companies (ACES), Louisiana Engineering Society (LES), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Society of Military Engineers (SAME), and an Affiliate Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New Orleans Chapter.

Dustin Silbernagel, PE
Project Engineer

Mr. Dustin Silbernagel, a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Louisiana, serves as Project Engineer for Fairway and leads site civil land development projects. With over seventeen (17) years of land development experience, Mr. Silbernagel began his engineering career as a design drafter and progressed into a project civil engineer. His role at Fairway supports the President in day-to-day operations and client relations, designs and executes projects, and guides associate engineers throughout projects. Mr. Silbernagel has extensive experience with AutoCAD Civil3D for land development projects including residential, retail, roadway, and various public sector projects. He is well versed in the management and execution of site civil designs for land development projects, including the development of conceptual site planning, 3D renderings, earthwork analysis, permitting, cost estimating, site, grading, paving, utilities, and drainage plans and studies. He has also gained experience with structural designs for the private residential sector.

Matthew Loker, EI

Mr. Loker is a new addition to Fairway, as he is a recent graduate from Louisiana State University in civil engineering and a licensed Engineer Intern (E.I.) in Louisiana.  In his role at Fairway, Mr. Loker utilizes his skills in AutoCAD Civil 3D, ArcGIS Pro, and basic civil knowledge to execute project quality and expectancy.  Project experience includes assisting on-site civil designs for land development, structural foundation analysis, pump station calculations, and consulting on wastewater improvements.  While at LSU, Mr. Loker spent two (2) years assisting on transportation research for Louisiana, in which he co-authored and presented his work in Washington D.C. at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) annual conference.

Tiffany Brauner, M.Ed.
Admin. Assistant/Office Manager

Mrs. Brauner worked in healthcare, specifically Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, for nearly 20 years prior to joining the staff at Fairway Consulting + Engineering.  As the Administrative Assistant, her role includes general office management and administrative duties.  Mrs. Brauner also assists in the development of Statements of Qualifications for project opportunities, community outreach and marketing, and provides support with document control for ongoing projects.