Our History

How we got here.

In the beginning…

Gessner Engineering was founded in 2003 by Johanna and Thomas Gessner. At that time Thomas was 29, Johanna was 27 and we had 14 team members between the College Station office and the Construction Materials Testing Lab in Brenham. It was like learning to swim by being thrown in the deep end of a pool. We attribute our survival then and now to the countless wonderful team members and clients with whom we have had the good fortune to work. We have had the opportunity to be a part of unique projects which have challenged us and helped us to grow. When you ask our team what they like about what they do, they will all give you versions of the same answer: we all love what we do because we produce meaningful work with tangible outcomes.  They can drive down the street and see their work come to fruition. How great is that?

Our team gets to use their expertise to help bring people’s investments, design ideas, and dreams to reality. At Gessner Engineering, it is a joyful endeavor that is evident in the atmosphere of our office and the pride we take in our work. Our headquarters are in College Station and our growth has afforded us the opportunities to add offices in Fort Worth and San Antonio. We provide Civil, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Land Surveying and Construction Materials Testing, comprising our five teams. We pride ourselves in being a full service design firm (offering full service design capabilities) that echoes our client-centric and problem-solving approach.