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Goodwin-Lasiter, Inc. was founded in 1983 by Philip Goodwin, P.E., RPLS and Larry Lasiter, P.E. as a premier provider of high-quality architectural, engineering, and surveying services in East Texas. Over the years, we've expanded our reach and capabilities by partnering with other top firms, including Scott & Strong in 2001, Raymond Surveying & Mapping Company in 2010, and Clark-Aggen Architects in 2019.

Today, with four offices across Lufkin, Bryan, Groesbeck, and Tyler, we're proud to offer a full range of professional design services for both public and private projects. Our expertise spans a wide range of disciplines, from educational and commercial buildings to athletic facilities, industrial consulting, planning, parks, structural systems, public works, and surveying. Whether you're looking to build, renovate, or simply improve your property, our talented team of designers, engineers, and surveyors has the skills and experience to bring your vision to life. Contact us today to learn more!


Meet The People

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John Rusk, PE

Civil Engineer

Vice-President of Engineering

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Courtney Kelly, RA

Project Architect

Vice-President of Architectural Design

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Hudson Henderson, RA

Project Architect

Vice-President of Architectural Design

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Dean Yates, RPLS

Surveying Dept. Head

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Larry Lasiter, PE
Structural Engineer


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Mark V. Strong, AIA, RID

Vice-President of Architecture 

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Pat Oates, PE

Civil Engineer

Vice-President of Engineering

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Nick Hoelscher, PE

Civil Engineer

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Justin Fenley, PE

Electrical Engineer

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Elizabeth Goodwin, PE

Structural Engineer

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T.J. Pohorelsky, PE

Civil Engineer

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Zach Parker, PE

Structural Engineer

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Robert Moore, RA

Project Architect

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Jacob Edwards, PE

Mechanical Engineer

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Hailey Johnson, EIT

Civil Engineering

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Jennifer Sitton, RID
Architectural Designer

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Brett Rice

Architectural Intern

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Jennifer Wedgeworth, RID

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Ciria Galicia, RID

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Ben Miller, RLA

Landscape Architect

ISA Certified Arborist

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Heath Aggen RA

Project Architect

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Carolina Mezzano

Project Manager

Architectural Designer

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Billy Ballow, RA

Project Architect

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Eddie Morgan, PE

MEP Engineer

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Jacob Tiemann, PE

Civil Engineer

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Jed Morris, PE

Civil Engineer

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Jim Owens, PE

Civil Engineer

Other members of our team are:

  • Dan Cummins, RPLS

  • Jeremy Overby, Civil Engineer Designer

  • Michael Peterson, RPLS

  • Randy Burns, SIT

  • Travis Cain. SIT

  • Rick Bradley, Architectural Designer

  • Jack Finkle, Construction Manager

  • Mikayla Young, Architectural Designer

  • Karina Zapata, Architectural Designer

  • Lisa McElveen, Corporate Office Manager 

Here are some of our open positions

Lufkin, Texas

We are currently looking for a drafter in our Lufkin location that will be a part of our Civil Engineering Department. If you have experience in CAD/Civil 3D, or other drafting platforms, please apply:

  • Drafting designs using AutoCAD, Civil 3D

  • Collaborating with design team, engineers and architect

  • Reviewing drawings, setting up drawing formats, calculating dimensions, etc.

  • Be able to meet tight deadlines and work in a multidiscipline environment

  • Have basic knowledge and understanding of engineering design principles

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $16.00 - $25.00 per hour



  • 401(k)

  • 401(k) matching

  • Dental insurance

  • Health insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Vision insurance


BRYAN, Texas

Job Summary: GLS seeks a highly-motivated Licensed Mechanical Engineer to join and lead our MEP Design Department. The successful candidate would be involved with managing resources to design and develop mechanical systems and components (primarily HVAC and Plumbing applications). The ideal candidate should be comfortable working in a fast-paced, team environment, dealing with clients and various disciplines of design team.

(Note: Our company would provide in-house guidance in the Project-specific needs.)


  • Develop, lead and manage department including projects, personnel, resources, and clients

  • Manage and contribute to the design of mechanical (HVAC and Plumbing) systems and components for commercial and institutional facilities.

  • Manage and conduct feasibility studies and analyses to evaluate potential solutions and recommend the best course of action.

  • Manage and contribute to creating technical designs for drafters, customizing standard specifications, and developing detailed schematics to meet Project needs and ensure compliance with applicable Codes.

  • Collaborate as a team member with other engineers, technicians, and project managers to meet project timelines and budgets.

  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and developments, and recommend improvements to processes, procedures, and technologies


  • Professional engineering license in Texas with Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Excellent management and problem-solving skills with the ability to work independently or in a team environment.

  • Strong communication skills and ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical team members.

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Excel. (Knowledge of REVIT software would be a Plus.)

  • Experience in the AEC industry would be a Plus.

If you are a Mechanical Engineer looking for career advancement to build and lead a department combined with designing and problem-solving skills, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. We offer competitive salary and benefits packages and opportunities for professional growth and development.

Job Type: Full-time

ELECTRICAL Engineer - 
Project Manager

Job Summary: Our firm seeks a highly-motivated Electrical Engineer to join our MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing Design) department. The successful candidate should be knowledgeable about electrical designs for facilities. The candidate would, in time, be responsible for designing and coordinating the electrical systems for various commercial and institutional Projects. The ideal candidate would have significant experience in AutoCAD and Excel, strong communication skills, and be comfortable working with interdisciplinary teams.



(Note: Our company would provide in-house guidance on Project-specific needs.)

  • Contribute to the design of electrical systems for commercial and institutional Projects, including power, lighting, communications, and fire alarm systems.

  • Prepare electrical plans and specifications using AutoCAD.

  • Attend site visits and work with Project Managers and Architects to ensure compliance with codes, standards, and client requirements

  • Prepare construction cost estimates and participate in bid and construction meetings.

  • Collaborate with other engineers, technicians, and Architects/Project Managers to meet Project timelines and budgets.

  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and developments, and recommend improvements to processes, procedures, and technologies.


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Excel (Knowledge of REVIT software would be a Plus.)

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work independently or in a team environment.

  • Strong communication skills and ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical team members.

  • Experience in the AEC industry and/or Professional Engineering registration would be a Plus.

If you are an Electrical Engineer with a passion for the AEC industry and a desire to work on exciting Projects while receiving valuable training, we encourage you to apply for this opportunity. We offer competitive salary/benefits packages and professional growth and development opportunities.


GLS is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Senior Project Manager, RPLS to join our team in Bryan, Texas. As the Senior Project Manager, you will lead the survey department with multiple crews and manage day-to-day operations in coordination with other department heads. We are seeking a candidate with a "hit the ground running" attitude, the ability to manage multiple projects at once, and the potential to train and lead other RPLS in the future.


  • Manage survey department staff and schedules, ensuring that all survey deliverables meet quality standards

  • Oversee business development activities, including proposal preparation and project management

  • Interact with clients and staff on technical matters related to surveying

  • Conduct property boundary surveys and provide legal descriptions for use in deeds, leases, or other legal documents

  • Collaborate with project team members, including architects, engineers, and other RPLS

  • Coordinate activities of field crews, including providing job assignments, information, direction, and daily checking of work product

  • Review and process the results of field surveys, including the shape, contour, location, elevation, and dimensions of land features and structures

  • Verify the accuracy of field survey data, including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites

Job Requirements:

  • Current Texas RPLS or licensure in another state and the ability to obtain licensure in Texas in the next 6 months

  • 2+ years of relevant land survey experience, including field staff management experience

  • 2+ years of operational land experience

  • 2+ years of electrical transmission, electrical distribution, or renewables experience

  • Working knowledge of field instrumentation Trimble, GPS, and robotic total stations

  • Intermediate knowledge of relevant technical software, including Civil 3D and MicroSurvey

  • Proficient in Microsoft Products

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Must maintain a budget, have the ability to forecast, and determine future clients

  • Excellent cooperative skills in working efficiently with a team, assisting with the training of survey personnel, coordination of field work, and leading others in accomplishing work activities

GLS offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical insurance, 401K, and year-end bonus potential. We are committed to providing our team with the tools, resources, and support they need to succeed. If you are ready to take your career to the next level and join a dynamic team of professionals, we invite you to apply for the Senior Project Manager, RPLS position at our Bryan, Texas location today.

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