HVJ Associates | Engineering Services Texas



Corporate Profile

Herbert V. Johnson, PE, established the firm in 1985. We have become one of the largest specialty, minority-owned engineering companies in Texas. We have broadened our service lines by consistently listening to our clients' needs and in response, building our technical capabilities and expertise, providing intelligent analysis of projects and always providing value-added service. We are now recognized as a leader in our fields of expertise and for our knowledge of Texas soil conditions.

HVJ Associates has continued to provide quality, cost-effective specialty services for many of the landmark projects throughout Texas. We are proud to have participated in many projects that received the Consulting Engineers Council of Texas (CEC-Texas) Engineering Excellence Awards.

To meet our firm's goals of providing superior services for our clients as well as creating opportunities for broadened firm ownership, HVJ Associates, Inc. has created a franchise business structure. We have taken this initiative as it allows us to expand our reach while preserving the firm's characteristics that our clients value. The business structure provides for local ownership, closer to the clients and communities that the business serves. The franchise component provides a cohesive system following our proven, successful business model and practices. Our franchise offices are created from our former offices, with the personnel, project experience, and equipment from those offices. The franchisee companies have been formed by trusted former employees of the firm.

HVJ Associates® corporate owned and franchisee owned offices are all certified minority-owned businesses.



It's About Commitment


Much of HVJ's work is repeat business with long-term clients.  Our accomplishments are a direct result of the individual effort and dedication of each HVJ employee and their commitment to the high standards and ideals set by HVJ's Management Team.  The keystone of our business is the relationship we establish with each client that translates to a commitment to meet each client's unique needs on their project.  HVJ looks to become your construction partner, providing solutions from soils preparation to final verification of construction materials. 


Our Approach


When your company has a specialized engineering task, you want it handled efficiently. Since 1985, transportation, construction, and development companies, as well as state and local governmental agencies, and educational institutions have increasingly relied on HVJ Associates to meet their engineering needs through the planning, design and testing HVJ provides in five key areas:

  • Geotechnical
  • Construction Materials
  • Construction Management
  • Pavement
  • Environmental Services




“If ever an issue comes up, HVJ Associates stand behind their work.  They don’t run and hide.  They do whatever needs to be done.  What truly separates them from the rest is their responsiveness and integrity.  It’s worth a lot to us.”

Michael Blasdel, PE
Project Engineer


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