Our History

Proud of our Past and Excited about the Future

  • RaganSmith joins the Pape-Dawson family, expanding Pape-Dawson's reach to Tennessee.

    Pape-Dawson announces the acquisition of Maxwell-Reddick, a Georgia-based civil engineering and surveying firm.

  • Pape-Dawson acquires Houston-based firm Costello, adding Structural Engineering and Landscape Architecture to our line of services.

    Pape-Dawson takes its first step outside of Texas by adding Poulos & Bennett to our family of companies.

  • Pape-Dawson is named Design Firm of the Year by ENR TX & LA.

    We open our Corpus Christi office to support and serve clients in the Coastal Bend.

    Pape-Dawson is selected to provide program oversight for the City of Sherman's major infrastructure improvements.

    Pape-Dawson expands capabilities to include Land Acquisition/ROW services.

  • Pape-Dawson is named the program manager for the Riverbend Water Resources District.

    Pape-Dawson acquires Dowdey, Anderson & Associates, Inc, expanding our presence in the Metroplex and adding Land Planning to our capabilities.

  • Pape-Dawson is awarded a GEC Contract for North Tarrant Express

  • Pape-Dawson acquires ArborLeaf Engineering & Surveying, establishing a North Houston office.

  • The New Braunfels office is established to support growth along the IH-35 Corridor between San Antonio and Austin.

  • Pape-Dawson prepared extensive flood studies for Harris County Flood Control District after Hurricane Harvey.

    Pape-Dawson begins the Domain South End District project, a 30-acre, high-end mixed-use development in North Austin.

    We begin design work on Vista Ridge Regional Water Supply Project, a 142-mile pipeline from Burleson to Bexar county.

  • The PD Connect Program was established to enhance the lives of our team through social networking and entertainment.

  • In honor of our 50th Anniversary, Pape-Dawson launches the Pape-Dawson Engineers Charitable Foundation to benefit charitable causes. Since then, we have donated more than 1.3 million dollars to support our local communities.

  • Pape-Dawson expands into the Dallas market by opening an office in Plano.

  • Our fourth Pape-Dawson office, located in Fort Worth, was the first in the Metroplex.

  • Pape-Dawson expands to Houston, opening an office in the heart of the city.

  • Pape-Dawson acquires Huffcut & Associates, founded in 1994, creating our Austin office.

  • Pape-Dawson completed civil services for Toyota Manufacturing, a state-of-the-art plant in San Antonio.

  • Gene Dawson Sr. retires and passes the torch to his sons, Gene Dawson, Jr., P.E. and Sam Dawson, P.E.

  • Pape-Dawson performed civil engineering design for the USAA Headquarters in San Antonio.

  • SeaWorld of San Antonio, a landmark project for Pape-Dawson, was completed.

  • By 1978, Pape-Dawson employs more than 30 employees.

  • Gus Pape and Gene Dawson, Sr. establish Pape-Dawson in San Antonio.

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