Wealth of Knowledge

As a service based business, we aim to provide exceptional client service that goes above and beyond expectations. There is no better feeling than having a client recommend our services, as demonstrated by the following:

“David is a wealth of knowledge and works well with both of our local municipalities. Between David and several of our local surveying crews, I am sure that he can help with your easements.”

We are delighted to have served the North Texas community for over 31 years, and look forward to many more years of providing exceptional surveying and civil engineering services.



Ethics for Surveyors?

As you may (or may not) know, surveyors are required to complete continuing education every year. Vilbig & Associates managing partner, David A. Vilbig, P.E., R.P.L.S., will present the TSPS Dallas Chapter 3rd Annual Free* Act/Rules/Ethics Seminar.

David will present a summary and review of the Professional Land Surveying Practices Act and General Rules of Procedures and Practices, conduct an open forum discussion, and address the importance of the Act and Rules for registered surveyors, technicians and student.

Click the image for a printable pdf flier with RSVP details.

Click the image for a printable pdf flier with RSVP details.

David is directly responsible for our engineering and surveying operations. His career reflects over 30 years of professional land surveying and civil engineering experience in connection with infrastructure design and rehabilitation including a broad rang of civil public works projects, as well as corporate land development activities for residential, commercial and industrial projects, offering a solid understanding in the delicate balance of growth and development with the typical municipality. He is familiar with the unique characteristics of the locale, as well as governing requirements and procedures. David is a former Vice Chairman of the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying and serves on the Advisory Committee for the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying & Science, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi.



TBLS Acts & Rules Seminar
8am-Noon, Saturday, May 17, 2014
North Lake College, West Campus
1401 W Royal Lane, Irving, Texas 75063

*Free for TSPS members. Renew your membership online at http://tsps.org/membership/join You must be a member & RSVP by May 14th to attend the seminar. Seating is limited!

RSVP to Jason Jernigan, see flier above for details.


Vilbig Brother’s Construction – Est. 1886

Vilbig Brother’s Construction was founded in Dallas in 1886 by John and August Vilbig. An article in the January 1920 edition of Earth Mover Magazine (available here as a free e-book) titled “Glimpses of Dallas Contractors” describes Vilbig Brother’s projects and equipment. In addition, the magazine showcases pictures from notable projects in the city. The cover of this edition includes a picture of the Proctor & Gamble Foundation Work that was once located on S. Lamar & Loomis Street.

The magazine mentions:
“Vilbig Bros. have secured a nice contract for excavating the basement of the new Federal Reserve Bank Building at Dallas. There are about 25,000 cubic yards of material to be moved on this contract. They have two small revolving shovels on the job, loading the direct into Western Dump wagons and trucks.”

Our family has a collection of photographs from the early 1900s of a variety of construction projects around the city. We have scanned a few of these photographs to illustrate the history of Dallas construction. Click here to view the gallery of images and descriptions.

What Keeps Dallas’ small business owners up at night?

Last week, David A. Vilbig P.E., R.P.L.S. attended a luncheon with the Dallas Business Journal and Bank of America focusing on small businesses and their struggles in the current economy.

The hot topics discussed include:

“Will clients pay on time? If not, what recourse is there?
What effect will new health care legislation have?
If business grows, expands and invests, will it get hit with new regulations that kill the business?”

David Vilbig, Rick Ortiz, president and CEO of the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Lee McKinney, assistant director of the Dallas Economic Development Department and Alicia Fannon, vice president of Accion Texas Inc. are quoted in the article by the Dallas Business Journal. Below is the excerpt quoting David Vilbig.

“David Vilbig, manager at Vilbig & Associates, said many business owners struggle to make a profit.

“I’ve been doing this for 30 years and I’ve seen a lot of ups and downs and this is the longest one I’ve ever seen,” Vilbig said. “Everybody I talk to is having the same thing: Are you busy? Yes. Are you making any money? No.”

Vilbig and others said one of the biggest challenges is getting clients to pay. Many companies delay paying, which causes a chain reaction down the line for others.

“If you don’t get paid by one of your clients, they know there’s nothing you can do about it,” Vilbig said. “I only deal with people that I know I’m going to get paid.”

For the full article see the Dallas Business Journal website.