HVJ Associates Inc., founded in Houston in 1985 by Herbert V. Johnson, PE, provides a range of geotechnical, construction material, environmental and pavement engineering services and is a certified HUB and MBE/DBE/SBE firm. We are dedicated to providing superior services to our clients. In the last year, we have broadened our company objectives to include extending entrepreneurial opportunities to long time employees by way of franchising the HVJ brand to allow for independent ownership. The name HVJ Associates® has been trademarked to set up this new franchise business structure. This new and exciting initiative allows HVJ to expand our reach into new markets while at the same time preserving the firm's characteristics that our clients value. Each HVJ franchise will be locally owned and operated - thus new owners will live and work in the areas they serve - they are invested in the local infrastructure projects as citizens and business owners guided by the HVJ franchise system standards.
In July 2016, the first HVJ franchise was successfully launched and the second franchise launched in Austin in October 2016. [Dallas][Austin] These franchises were created from our former Dallas and Austin branches. HVJ Associates Inc. continues to own and operate the Houston office as well as Pavement services in Austin. By design, the HVJ Associates® franchise brand is set up so that local project needs will be handled by the local office, but if additional support is needed HVJ can provide services from other offices to meet project schedules. As HVJ Associates®, we remain your infrastructure project partner from beginning to end and we pledge to continue to provide efficient, cost-effective design solutions through every project phase - from design to construction.