Choctaw Engineering, Inc. has been doing business in the Fort Walton Beach area for over 32 years. Robert Carlson formed Choctaw Associates, Inc. in 1973 to provide surveying and engineering services to the local community.
In 1982, J. Stephen Dieter, P.E., R.L.S. purchased the company and renamed it Choctaw Engineering, Inc. In 1988, Choctaw Engineering, Inc. merged with Joseph A. Schudt and Associates, Inc. and began doing business as JAS Choctaw. George S. (Spence) King, P.E., C.F.E.A., who had previously managed the office for 11 years, purchased the company in 1995. The current President and CEO, Mark C. Siner, P.E., purchased the company in 2002.
The company is locally owned and maintains a solid background from its many years of work in the region. The company has functioned as the City Engineer for the Cities of Valparaiso and Destin in the past and as the Engineer for the Okaloosa County School Board.
Throughout the years, Choctaw Engineering, Inc. has developed a reputation of excellence and quality in its wide range of services. The Choctaw Engineering, Inc. staff has an in-depth knowledge of local and state permitting requirements and has excellent working relationships with both local and state permitting personnel. We have the engineering, surveying, and permitting expertise required for projects in the Florida and throughout the Southeast.
We provide a full range of services to public and private clients. A sampling of the services we offer to our clients includes Site Design, Water and Wastewater Design, Highway Design, Stormwater Design, Construction Inspections, Project Management, Traffic Studies, Utility Design, and Subdivisions. Our surveying services include Boundary and Topographic Surveys, Hydrologic Surveys, Construction Staking, and Platting.
Choctaw Engineering, Inc. uses the latest in computer design techniques. Our systems are readily available and adaptable to a wide variety of systems, allowing us the flexibility of electronically exchanging data with other professionals and municipalities.
The Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers honored Choctaw Engineering, Inc. for an innovative design incorporating a geofabric retaining wall in Niceville, Florida. The design allowed for maximizing the available land for construction while preserving and protecting adjacent wetland. We were awarded an honorable mention for this design in 1998 for the Small Firm Category of the competition.
In 1999, Choctaw Engineering, Inc. also received an Honorable Mention Award for the Mitchell Center Parking project, a 5.51 acre grassed parking area for a sports arena on the campus of the University of South Alabama, located in Mobile, Alabama. An environmentally sensitive parking area was designed in lieu of the "sea of asphalt" typical of parking areas of this size. The project included grassed parking areas, storm water management facilities, and protection of several large oak trees.