HVJ West Texas

HVJ Associates® West Texas

The El Paso office was established in 2008 and moved to its present location in 2018. We provide geotechnical engineering and construction materials engineering and testing services to El Paso, Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, Abilene, Childress, Lubbock, Amarillo, and surrounding areas.

Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Materials Engineering and Testing Services

We use our geotechnical engineering expertise to assess specific site soil and groundwater conditions and design earth structures (slopes, channels, and dikes), foundations (retaining walls, bridges, buildings, tanks), and subsurface structures (clarifiers, lift stations, buried utilities, tunnels) to economically achieve the specific project objectives.

We engineer and test materials such as soil, concrete, and asphalt to help make sure you get what you pay for and that your project performs as well as or better than expected. Services include owner verification testing, pavement subgrade stabilization, and shrink-swell mitigation mix designs, and construction observation of drilled shaft, auger-cast-pile, driven pile, shallow spread footing, and mat foundations.

Recent Projects

We focus on public sector infrastructure projects. We deliver superior engineering knowledge and an outstanding work experience.

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Spur 601 Owner Verification Testing, El Paso

The Spur 601 Project consists of a new six- lane divided freeway with interchanges connecting US 54 and Loop 375.

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IH 10 Collector-Distributor Design, El Paso

The project, CSJ No. 2121-02-0137, is the construction of Collector-Distributor (C-D) lanes and improvements to the interchange at US 85.

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The Amarillo Loop, Amarillo

State Loop (SL) 335 around the City of Amarillo serves as a connection to national and regional corridors along with local arterials.

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The El Paso office laboratory is accredited by AASHTO for soil and concrete testing.



Testing technicians are certified are by ACI and TxAPA.  The office and staff are pre-certified by TxDOT for the following:

  • 12.1.1 Asphaltic Concrete Production
  • 12.1.2 Portland Cement Concrete
  • 12.1.3 Materials Engineering
  • 12.1.4 Asphaltic Concrete Placement
  • 12.1.5 Portland Cement Concrete Placement
  • 12.1.6 Embankment/Subgrade/Backfill/Base Production
  • 12.1.7 Embankment/Subgrade/Backfill/Base Placement
  • 12.2.1 Concrete Plant Inspection And Testing
  • 12.2.2 Prefabricated Structural Materials Fabrication and Inspection
  • 12.2.5 Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Plant inspection and Testing
  • 14.1.1 Soil Exploration
  • 14.2.1 Geotechnical Testing
  • 14.3.1 Transportation Foundation Studies
  • 14.4.1 Building Foundation Studies
  • 14.5.1 Evaluation & Design of Geotechnical Related Structures

Meet The Team

Andres Menchaca

Andres Menchaca

Branch Manager

Mr. Menchaca is to dedicated to client satisfaction and manages the firm’s activities in West Texas. He has extensive experience in construction material testing. 

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Hossam Esmail

Hossam Esmail

Executive Vice President

Mr. Esmail joined HVJ in 2000, and provides overall leadership for Professional Services and Pavement Engineering.  He is a successful Chief Operations Officer with extensive experience in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing, and Business Development.

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Arthur Aranda II

Project Engineer

Mr. Aranda is responsible for geotechnical and CoMET services throughout West Texas and has extensive prior experience at TxDOT.

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HVJ El Paso

1700 E. Yandell
El Paso, TX 79902



(915) 249-6121