We are a civil engineering company that fearlessly takes on our clients' most complex challenges


Licensed in 43 states, Cole provides civil engineering, land surveying, planning, landscape architecture, ADA transition planning, and GIS services. We are service-driven, client-focused partners committed to finding the right solutions.

Our COLE Values

Cole's core value is creativity


We believe in bringing a fresh perspective and a positive outlook to every challenge we take on. Our civil engineers, surveyors, project managers, as well as every member of our team, use their creativity to find innovative solutions to complex problems and deliver the best possible results to our clients.
Cole's core value is communication


We believe that strong communication is the foundation for success across the project lifecycle. Our team works closely with our clients and partners to ensure that we understand their goals, and we keep them informed throughout every stage of our work.
Cole's core value is integrity


We hold ourselves accountable and always do right by our clients and the team in delivering services. We believe that honesty, transparency, and trust are essential to building strong and lasting relationships with our clients.
Cole's core value is collaboration


We believe we are better when our team works together across our offices in Dallas, St. Louis, and Phoenix to create seamless experiences for our clients as we deliver civil engineering, surveying, planning, landscape architecture, ADA Transition Planning, and GIS services. We encourage consistent collaboration among our employees, clients, and partners to ensure success on every project.
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Since 1990, Cole has expanded from its headquarters in St. Louis to multiple locations throughout the country, including St. Charles and O’Fallon, MO; Dallas, TX; and Phoenix, AZ. Starting with a focus on planning, civil design, engineering services, and land surveying, the company later expanded its services to include landscape architecture, ADA Transition Planning, and GIS.

We have done work across multiple disciplines in 43 states and continue to grow our reach and expertise with each new challenge. Our uniquely collaborative approach gets complex projects done on time and under budget—even when other civil engineering companies say they can’t be done.

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Cole Philosophy

CEO Kevin Riggs shares his philosophy on creating an environment where passionate people find the support and opportunities they need to be successful.

A Commitment to Our Communities

We believe in being good citizens and giving back to the communities that give us so much. We support educational institutions of all levels, youth sports programs, and veteran’s organizations in each city that we call home.

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Our Leadership

Cole’s success is grounded in the expertise of our management team. Our leadership possesses a combined 200+ years of specialized experience, offering clients exceptional technical knowledge and seasoned business experience.

Kevin E. Riggs, PE
Chief Executive Officer
Lisa Baker
Chief Financial Officer
John Harshbarger, PE
Vice President of Regional Operations
Jeremy Roach, PLA, ASLA
Vice President, Director of Planning and Landscape Architecture
Jim Roth, PE
Vice President of Regional Operations
Kurt Kutter, PE
Manager of Engineering
Tom Reynolds, PLS
Geospatial Practice Leader
Terry Westerman, PLS, RPLS
Senior Survey Manager
Jared Wilson,
Manager of Engineering

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