A consulting engineering firm’s primary responsibility is to produce accurate civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing drawings and to meet deadlines. At Dawson Van Orden, we believe that an equal responsibility of the consulting engineer is the development of long-term relationships with our clients. Our job as engineers and your job as architects/owners/contractors becomes easier and more fulfilling when we are familiar with each other.


Dawson Van Orden, Inc. was founded in 1974 by Robert Van Orden as Van Orden Engineering providing Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing engineering services. Jason Dawson joined Van Orden Engineering in 2004, and the firm became Dawson Van Orden, Inc. When Bob & Jason decided to expand their offerings, Civil engineering was first to join the fold, and based on the success of the civil expansion, Jason brought in the Structural Division to round out the services offered at DVO. DVO hasn't stopped expanding its services, in recent years we've added an energy department specializing in upstream energy needs and a fire protection department to compliment our core MEP services.


Dawson Van Orden has assembled a team of top engineers & support personnel from all over the country. We recruit the best talent regardless of point of origin. Team members at DVO represent 18 different universities ranging from local individuals to as far away as Russia! To be the best you have to have the best people!



Dawson Van Orden, Inc. is licensed in 24 states including Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Ohio, Arkansas, Kentucky, Arizona, New Mexico, Alabama, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, Washington, Mississippi and Oregon.


Our Services are also available in District of Columbia.