Our Company

Pare Corporation was founded in 1970 with the goal of serving our clients with expertise and integrity. Over the years, we have expanded our capabilities and our staff to address the ever-changing complexities and challenges of projects in both the public and private sectors. Pare has been a trusted engineering partner to federal, state and municipal governments, architects/designers, construction companies, and owner/developer teams throughout the Eastern United States for over 50 years.

Expertise. Integrity. Solutions.

Today, we provide a diverse array of engineering and planning services: land use, civil, bridge, highway, environmental, waterfront, traffic, structural, geotechnical, dams, site design, and sustainable design. By combining the resources of our experienced professional staff, and staying at the forefront of emerging technologies, we maintain a track record of solid accomplishment and are able to handle projects of any size with efficient, responsive service.

Pare at a glance

We serve all of the Eastern United States from offices in Lincoln, RI, Foxboro, MA and Holyoke, MA.

  • 54 Years in Business
  • Staff of 145+
  • 50 Professional Engineers
    • Registrations in RI, MA, CT, ME, NH, VT, NY, AL, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NE, NJ, NV, OH, PA, SC, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV, and US Virgin Islands
  • LEED-Accredited Professionals
  • ISI Envision Sustainability Professionals
  • Licensed Site Professionals (LSP)
  • WEDG-Certified Professionals
  • Professional Wetland Scientists
  • Registered Geologists
  • GIS Specialists

A Brief History

Robert “Lee” Pare, Founder

After a distinguished career with one of New England’s largest engineering firms—which culminated in his position as Chief Bridge Engineer—Robert “Lee” Pare decided to strike out on his own. In January 1970 he opened the doors to his new firm at the Turks Head Building in Providence, RI. Lee Pare & Associates quickly established a name for itself working on bridge and highway projects in Southern New England. As the firm branched out into all types of civil engineering—structural, geotechnical, dams, waterfront/marine, water/wastewater, solid waste—our growing staff moved to larger offices at Whipple Street in Providence and then to Main Street in Pawtucket. In 1988, we constructed our present headquarters in Lincoln, RI and changed our name to Pare Engineering Corporation. Pare’s Norwood, MA office opened in 1997, corresponding with the steady growth of our work in Massachusetts and Northern New England. By 2006 we had outgrown our Norwood location and moved to larger facilities in Foxboro, MA. That same year we became Pare Corporation—a name change to better reflect Pare’s growing capabilities in disciplines such as professional planning, wetland science, and GIS services. In 2021, Pare was proud to announce the opening of a third office location in Holyoke, MA.

As of our recent 50th Anniversary, Pare Corporation has completed more than 5,200 projects located throughout the Eastern United States. We thank those of you who have shared this 50-year journey with us, and we look forward to working with the rest of you in the future!

Our Golden Anniversary Newsletters

During our Golden Anniversary celebration, we published several newsletters with ‘look-backs’ at each of the last five decades. Click on the links below to read about some of the people and projects that made these decades memorable.


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