About Dovetail

Kerri Barile and Mike Carmody

Our Story

Dovetail Cultural Resource Group is a full service, woman-owned Cultural Resource Management firm headquartered in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with a second office in Wilmington, Delaware. Dovetail was founded in 2005 by its principals, Kerri Barile and Mike Carmody, who have decades of experience working with cultural resources across the United States.

The company has grown from a firm of two employees to over 40 staff members, including cultural resource compliance specialists, archaeologists, architectural historians, historians, historic preservation planners, Geographic Information System (GIS) and Computer Aided Design (CAD) specialists, and administrative professionals. The company is certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina.

Our Experience

Dovetail has undertaken a wide variety of cultural resource projects across all client sectors, including transportation-related projects, utility projects, municipal improvements, federal governmental projects, private developments, and other client preservation initiatives. Our depth of staff experience, multiple offices, and expertise allows us to provide a full range of cultural resource services, such as:

  • Section 106 and 110 Process

  • Consulting Party Disclosures
  • Resource Eligibility Coordination
  • Project Effect Evaluations
  • Phase I–Phase III Archaeology
  • Architectural Identification and Evaluation Studies
  • Historical and Archival Research
  • Historic Cemetery Identification and Analysis
  • HABS/HAER/HALS Documentation
  • Battlefield Surveys and Delineations
  • Development of Historical Public Materials and Programs
  • Viewshed Analysis
  • National Register of Historic Places and Local Registry Nominations
  • Historic District Evaluations
  • Tribal Consultation

Our Safety Culture

Promoting and implementing a culture of safety is one of Dovetail’s highest priorities. From starting each meeting with a safety minute to training our staff on important safety procedures for fieldwork and office tasks, we ensure a safe work environment for our team as well as our clients. If a safety incident does occur, the experience is thoroughly explored to seek proactive solutions to decrease incidents in the future.

The safety culture at Dovetail translates to a safe work environment where staff feel comfortable in their workplace. This leads to greater efficiency and a more satisfactory work experience.

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