LOI ENGINEERS, a small minority and locally-owned engineering and testing firm, is headquartered in downtown El Paso and incorporated in the State of Texas. LOI ENGINEERS was founded in 2003 and re-branded in 2015. We are committed to help improve our community through our participation in various charities and we are engaged in the business of providing sound and cost-effective solutions and world-class service to our clients.
LOI ENGINEERS is undoubtedly aware of every aspect necessary to participate in a highly-competitive field. We take pride in being driven and motivated by seeing our Clients succeed. We continue our relationship with our Clients long after we have completed our tasks. We respond in a prompt manner and are available 24/7 to meet our Clients’ requirements. Literally.
Who we are
Originally named LEC Environmental Co., Inc., was incorporated under the laws of Texas in 2003. In 2012 the company was organized and it became LEC Engineering Inc. Four years later, we started using the assumed name LOI ENGINEERS. In that year, we acquired the assets of Licon Engineering Co., Inc. and since then, we have consistently experienced growth in our geographical market sector.
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. LOI ENGINEERS is undoubtedly aware of every aspect necessary to participate in a highly-competitive field. We take pride in being driven and motivated by seeing our Clients succeed. We continue our relationship with our Clients long after we have completed our tasks. We respond in a prompt manner and are available 24/7 to meet our Clients’ requirements. Literally.
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).
The Engineering practice of LOI is directed by Bernardino Olague, P.E., PMP. Mr Olague is a 26-year veteran who has practiced engineering in both the private and public sectors. He possesses a bachelor’s and master’s of science in civil engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso. Mr. Olague obtained his Project Management Professional in early 2017. Spearheading the construction materials engineering and testing practice of LOI, is Ms. Julia M. Smith, P.E. Julia holds a bachelor’s of science in civil engineering from University of Texas at El Paso. She has over 16 years of progressive experience in CME/CMT. Mr. Sergio Flores, P.E., who recently moved back from Houston to his hometown of El Paso, possesses a bachelor’s of science in civil engineering from U.T. Austin. Sergio also obtained a master’s of science in civil engineering from University of Texas at El Paso.
We work for private and public clients needing Foundation Studies, Design Services, Plan preparation, Construction Monitoring and Testing, provide Technical Manuals and Materials Testing.
Using our opinion of expected conditions, we design an intelligent work plan to explore the site. Using our arsenal of conventional drilling/sampling, in-site testing, we execute the intelligent work plan using safe, current and effective tools and procedures.
We tha high quality standards in the market, providing professional assurance/quality control (QA/QC) testing greatly enhances the overall quality of a project. We work closely with owners, developers, architects, engineers or the project contractor to provide these services.