About LOI

Our commitment to take ownership of the task assigned to us strengthens our ability to deliver cost-effective solutions and provide world-class professional services with local resources.

Our engineering practice and our staff have contribute toward the transformation of southwest Texas, southern New Mexico, and northern Mexico.  Undoubtedly one the most successful geotechnical engineering practices in our region, LOI ENGINEERS has consistently been building a strong reputation as a successful geotechnical, construction materials testing, and environmental sciences consulting firm, as evidenced by our growth in the last five years.  This growth couldn;t have happened without the preference of our customers, clients, partners and mentors, as well as our dedicated staff, a staff that continues to grow and mature in a family-oriented corporate environment.  Headquartered in El Paso, our firm and our staff have provided and participated in engineering projects in Texas, Arizona (Flagstaff and Douglas), New Mexico (from Lordsburg to Silver City to Socorro, and from Ruidoso to Las Cruces to Mesquite) and Texas (from the beautiful southwest to Edinburg in the Rio Grande Valley).  Building upon the legacy established by Licon Engineering Co., Inc. in 2002, LOI ENGINEERS has been carrying the tradition of delivering excellent services to the company’s loyal clientele and to our new partners and customers.  LOI ENGINEERS centers its energy and resources on our geotechnical, construction materials engineering, and environmental sciences practice.

LOI ENGINEERS is a testing agency that participates in the CCRL/AMRL programs that help us stay on top of our game within the construction materials testing field.  In addition, on April 2017 received a letter from the United States Army Corps of Engineers in which the testing facility of LOI ENGINEERS has been validated by the USACE through February 2020.

Bernardino Olague, P.E., PMP , received his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science Degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1991 and 2001, respectively.  He is licensed professional engineer in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.  On May 2001, Berna received his Masters of Science in Civil Engineering.  His graduate work centered on the pull-out capacity of helical anchors in cohesionless soils.  He started working in his research while he was a senior at UT-El Paso, under the direction of Dr. Miguel Picornell, Ph.D., P.E.  His thesis yielded important data widely used in the design and construction of helical anchors, which are used to stabilize building foundations.

On March 2017, LOI welcomed to the team Ms. Julia M. Smith, P.E.  Julia is a UT-El Paso civil engineering graduate with 16 years of experience in the field of construction materials testing and geotechnical engineering.  She spent 14 years in the Chicago, IL area, before heading to Corpus Christi, Texas, where she spent the next two prior to returning to El Paso.

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