Our History

Fittz & Shipman, Inc. was founded in 1982 in Beaumont, Texas as an engineering and land surveying firm dedicated to civil, structural and surveying consulting services. Since those early days we have grown from a three-person company into a thriving firm consisting of approximately 30 staff members carefully cultivated for their expertise, qualifications, and commitment to excellence. We have never lost sight of our goal to serve the Southeast Texas area and improve the quality of life for our clients and the people they reach. As a result of this focus we developed an in-depth understanding of the unique characteristics of the Southeast Texas area and the priorities and values of its people.

Since our earliest days over three decades ago and continuing into the present, our firm has been founded on the principle of meeting each of our clients’ needs on schedule, within budget, and with reliable performance. These values have helped us earn the business of a diverse array of local clients from many different industries, departments, and organizations. More than that, however, we have earned their trust and the opportunity to serve.

Our Mission

Fittz & Shipman’s official mission statement is as follows:

“It is the mission of Fittz & Shipman to be an integral part of our clients’ success. We will provide our clients with civil engineering, structural engineering, and land surveying services that always meet or exceed their expectations while respecting the needs of the Fittz & Shipman associate. ”

Fundamentally this can be summed up in one succinct sentence:


Our Resources

Fittz & Shipman, Inc. maintains a staff of Professional Engineers who are registered with the States of Texas and Louisiana. Together our senior staff have over 150 years of professional engineering experience. Our staff includes the following:

  • Registered Professional Engineers
  • Registered Professional Land Surveyors
  • Survey Technicians
  • Inspectors and Code Compliance Experts
  • Computer Aided Drafting & Design Technicians
  • Full-time Survey Parties
  • Highly Skilled Support Personnel

Our Services

Over the course of our rich history Fittz & Shipman has worked with numerous governmental agencies on state, municipal, and federal projects. We have also served local area school districts, utility companies, and commercial and industrial clients. Our experience also includes close working relationships with developers and architects. To keep our focus sharp we limit our practice to four core areas:

  • Structural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Land Surveying
  • Construction Services

We have all of the resources, competencies, and experience it takes to perform new and restorative structural engineering design, civil engineering design, land surveying, construction services. Our services also include but are not limited to foundation and structural observations, construction drawings and specifications, construction administration & inspection, feasibility studies, cost estimating, planning, code reviews, expert testimony, drawing preparation, and drafting bidding documents, just to name a few.

Our Community

Fittz & Shipman is not content merely to work in the Beaumont and Southeast Texas area; we are committed to being an active, positive force in the community. We believe it is important to give back, both in terms of time and money. In a typical year Fittz & Shipman donates to over 20 different community charitable organizations. We are always looking for ways to make life better for our community.

Our community spirit extends within our firm as well. Fittz & Shipman, Inc. is dedicated to providing a family environment within our workplace. We consider our associates part of our extended family. Every year we host a number of informal get-togethers as well as an annual Christmas party and periodic company-sponsored “Road Trips.” By fostering a positive environment within our staff and community we will all thrive together.