About Us

On April 1, 1965, Urban Engineering was founded by Eugene and Larry Urban in Corpus Christi, Texas. In 1966, they purchased McClendon and Associates, an engineering consulting firm in Corpus Christi. The acquisition included a number of McClendon’s key personnel and an archive of historical engineering records dating back to 1944. Through the years, Urban Engineering has grown to become an industry leader in surveying and site development work for both domestic and commercial land developers. Urban Engineering’s expertise also extends to master plans, site development work and construction supervision on water, wastewater and drainage projects for several South Texas municipalities and other government entities.

In 1981, an associate office was established in Victoria, Texas. Thomas A. Schmidt was selected to serve as chief engineer and managing partner of the Victoria office. In January 1984, the firm in Victoria was incorporated using the corporate title of Victoria Engineering, Inc.; however, the firm continues to do business as Urban Engineering. Since 1981, Urban Engineering has provided a wide variety of engineering services in the Victoria area, from preliminary planning and studies through detailed plans and supervision of construction. Urban Engineering has been a regional firm dedicated to the growth of the local community. The company currently provides engineering consulting services in Matagorda, Victoria, San Patricio, Nueces, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson and Calhoun Counties as well as the cities of Victoria, Palacios, Corpus Christi, Goliad, Cuero, Edna and Port Lavaca.

On January 1, 1993, Urban Surveying, Inc. was founded in Victoria, Texas. Terry T. Ruddick was chosen to serve as chief surveyor and managing partner. In June of 2000, Urban Surveying, Inc. purchased the records and assets of Chas. Klumpp, Jr. and Company, a long established land surveying firm in Karnes City, Texas. With this purchase, Urban Surveying, Inc. acquired an archive of survey records dating back to 1838. On June 15, 2006, Urban Surveying, Inc. moved its Karnes City operation to Cuero in order to better serve the public needs. Urban Surveying, Inc. has grown into a regional firm providing surveying services throughout the coastal bend, hill country, central and south Texas.