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We solve our clients’ water challenges by first listening, then developing and producing the right solution to address the challenges.

Guiding Principles

Our Guiding Principles

Purpose. Passion. 

Purpose Driven Water Solutions for the benefit of our clients and community. 

Passion to use our gifts and talents to serve others. 

Our Team

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Kim Anderson
With more than 22 years of experience, Ms. Anderson brings a wealth of knowledge in project management, marketing, sales, operations, finance and technological advancements to Cardinal Strategies. She provides strategic leadership for Cardinal's future success, along with ensuring that Cardinal Strategies stays informed of and in compliance with all state and national guidelines. She serves on the board of the South Central Chapter of International Erosion Control Association and is a member of Texas Floodplain Management Association. Ms. Anderson holds a B.S. degree from Texas A&M University.
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Michael Anderson
Mr. Anderson has a proven track record of delivering strategic and out-of-the-box solutions to complex programs and engineering projects. His wealth of experience spans more than 20 years and ranges from local projects to national programs. He has extensive experience as a Local Drainage Engineer and Floodplain Manager overseeing multiple FEMA CLOMR and LOMR submittals, with approvals averaging less than six months from first submission. He has been a FEMA Contractor for numerous Riverine Flood Insurance Studies and has completed Riverine Floodway calculations for hundreds of miles of streams using both steady and unsteady models. Mr. Anderson holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University.
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Jerry Sanders
Construction Services Manager
Mr. Sanders is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control and directs Cardinal's Construction Services practice. He has over 40 years of hands-on experience in the design and installation of soil stabilization solutions, and 10 years as a professional instructor in these techniques. His areas of expertise are bio-remediation, bio-technical remediation, reinforced earth technology, earth anchoring, modular and gravity wall construction, soil stabilization and de-watering. He serves on the Board of Directors for the International Erosion Control Association (IECA). Mr. Sanders was the founder and owner of Sanco Design Inc from 1975 until its acquisition by Cardinal Strategies in 2017. Today, Mr. Sanders continues his involvement at Cardinal Strategies as the manager of Construction Services.
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Thomas Caffarel
Engineering Services Manager
Mr. Caffarel is the head of Engineering Services at Cardinal Strategies. He has over 14 years of experience working in stormwater management in Texas and central Oklahoma. Prior to joining Cardinal Strategies, he served as Project Manager for over 9 years, leading master drainage studies of various sizes, channel and detention design projects, erosion control design projects, and closed pipe system analysis and design projects. He has experience with most modern H&H software including the HEC-Suite, XP-SWMM, and InfoWorks. Mr. Caffarel also has considerable experience in preparation of FEMA CLOMR and LOMR submissions and serves as an extension to municipal staff in the role of Flood Study reviewer for new development across a number of Collin County municipalities.
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Amy Humphries
Environmental Services Manager
Ms. Humphries is responsible for managing Cardinal's large storm water accounts and directs Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) production, from client management to final quality control. Her attention to detail and client management skills are critical to facilitating a smooth and seamless interface between Cardinal and its largest clients. She is well versed in identifying and selecting the BMPs that cause the least amount of environmental impact during construction. Ms. Humphries is CESSWI certified and holds a B.A. from the University of Texas and M.Ed from Texas State University.
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Stan Blair
Business Development Manager
Mr. Blair has has been with Cardinal since its inception and brings more than 20 years of experience in the stormwater industry. With extensive industrial and construction SWPPP expertise in projects across Texas, his primary focus at Cardinal is forming partnerships with companies having stormwater compliance needs. Mr. Blair has a passion for training and educating clients and their staff on stormwater issues and regulatory compliance, and has served as project manager, stormwater consultant, and inspection expert to clients in land development/home building and large retail developments. Mr. Blair holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University.
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Lisa Trzupek
Operation Manager
Ms. Trzupek has over 25 years of operational experience in the financial and engineering fields. She oversees the day to day processes and ensures that all three divisions of Cardinal have the tools necessary for optimal organization and productivity. Her role includes human resources, accounting, product output and customer service.
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Ben McWhorter
Production Manager - Engineering
Ben McWhorter is a senior engineer and project manager responsible for projects in both the Dallas-Fort Worth region and the West Texas Region. He has over 9 years of experience working in stormwater management and land development in the public and private sector across Texas. He has extensive experience as a project engineer on a wide variety of drainage master plans and flood studies for riverine, closed system, and playa lake watersheds. Ben has completed numerous hydrologic and hydraulic studies using varying software types such HEC-1, HEC-2, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS (1D and 2D), ASAPP, and various versions of SWMM software including both 1D and 2D applications. He is also very experienced in working with local municipalities and state and federal agencies such as TCEQ, FEMA, USACE, and various others. Ben has helped to navigate numerous projects through the process of obtaining local and FEMA approval for many different types of Letters of Map Change (LOMCs).

Our History

Cardinal Strategies was founded in 2004 in Dallas, TX. The firm began as a stormwater compliance consulting business that produced SWPPP plans and stormwater compliance inspections. As the real estate market began to explode in Texas, Cardinal Strategies saw the opportunity to diversify and grow its offerings.

In 2014, Cardinal Strategies launched its Engineering Services Division.

In March of 2017, the company expanded its existing Environmental Services Division by acquiring Sanco Storm Water, LLC from Jerry Sanders. This purchase doubled the size of its client base and added more staff to focus on stormwater compliance services.   At the same time, Cardinal Strategies also purchased Sanco Design, Inc., a specialty construction services company focused on remediation projects from water erosion.  Jerry Sanders started Sanco Design, Inc in 1975. With this acquisition, Cardinal Strategies broadened its expertise to include a Construction Services Division, in which Jerry Sanders manages today. 

Cardinal Strategies has added over 30 people to its team since 2014 and remains diligent in its efforts to provide best in class solutions and service to its clients. Its customer base includes home builders, civil engineers, land developers, industrial clients, government, general contractors, HOA's, property managers and residential clients.

Today, Cardinal Strategies has 3 areas of focus which include Engineering-Water Resources, Environmental-Stormwater Compliance and Construction-Specialty. With a strong team in place, Cardinal Strategies is looking to continue its evolution in key markets while providing quality services. 

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