Author Archives: Jennifer Vilbig

VA Sponsors Texas Society of Professional Engineers 2020 Virtual Conference

The Texas Society of Professional Engineers annual conference is this week. We’re proud to be a sponsor of the virtual event that was originally planned to be held in person. Thank you to TSPE Preston Trails section for pivoting to provide this excellent networking and learning opportunity for your members.

We look forward to attending the 2021 in person conference in Frisco!

Texas Society of Professional Engineers logo with Vilbig & Associates logo and a thank you to our sponsors screen shot from the TSPE virtual conference

About TSPE

The Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) is a state society of the National Society of Professional Engineers.

The Texas Society of Professional Engineers, one of the largest state societies in the United States, was founded in 1936 to serve the interests of the individual engineer in Texas across all branches of engineering. Composed of 24 local chapters and eight student chapters, TSPE is the only active, established organization devoting its entire effort to the professional, ethical, economic, social and political aspects of engineering in Texas.

Our mission is to promote and enhance the profession and licensed practice of engineering.

About Vilbig & Assocaites

Vilbig & Associates is a civil engineering and surveying consulting firm with primary office located in Dension, Grayson County, Texas. They serve clients locally in Denison, Pottsboro and Sherman, plus throughout the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. The firm also hold licenses to provide engineering services in Oklahoma, Louisiana and Colorado. Additionally, team members are located in Plano, Collin County, Texas. The company was founded by David A. Vilbig, P.E., R.P.L.S, in 1983 where he was soon joined by his wife, Barbara J. Vilbig, P.E. Recently, two of their children, Jennifer M. Vilbig, P,E, and Thomas L. Vilbig, P,E, have joined the firm.

Announcing FirstService Residential Approved Vendor

We are now an approved vendor for FirstService Residential. We look forward to working with the properties and HOAs they manage throughout Texas.

Vilbig & Associates is an approved vendor for FirstService Residential

About FirstService Residential

FirstService Residential is North America’s property management leader, partnering with more than 8,000 communities across the U.S. and Canada, including low-, mid-, and high-rise condominiums and cooperatives; single-family communities; master-planned, lifestyle and active adult communities; and mixed-use and rental properties. HOAs, community associations, condos and strata corporations rely on their extensive experience, resources and local expertise to maximize property values and enhance their residents’ lifestyles. Dedicated to making a difference, every day, FirstService Residential goes above and beyond to deliver exceptional service.

About Vilbig & Associates

Vilbig & Associates is a civil engineering and surveying consulting firm with primary office located in Dension, Grayson County, Texas. They serve clients locally in Denison, Pottsboro and Sherman, plus throughout the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. The firm also hold licenses to provide engineering services in Oklahoma, Louisiana and Colorado. Additionally, team members are located in Plano, Collin County, Texas. The company was founded by David A. Vilbig, P.E., R.P.L.S, in 1983 where he was soon joined by his wife, Barbara J. Vilbig, P.E. Recently, two of their children, Jennifer M. Vilbig, P,E, and Thomas L. Vilbig, P,E, have joined the firm.

Certificate showing Vilbig & Associates is registered in the federal System for Award Managment (SAM)

Federal Certified Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) Registration Announcement

We are proud to announce that Vilbig & Associates has become a registered Federal Certified Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) with a DUNS number of 117494418. We look forward to working with our clients, new and old, with this additional certification.

The new federal certification is in addition to the regional and state certifications that we’ve held for many years.

  • North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency – Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification No. WFWB07513N1020.
  • Historically Underutilized Business – State of Texas – HUB Certificate (VID Number): 14541206281000

Vilbig & Associates is a civil engineering and surveying consulting firm with primary office located in Dension, Grayson County, Texas. Additionally, team members are located in Plano, Collin County, Texas. The company was founded by David A. Vilbig, P.E., R.P.L.S, in 1983 where he was soon joined by his wife, Barbara J. Vilbig, P.E. Recently, two of their children, Jennifer M. Vilbig, P,E, and Thomas L. Vilbig, P,E, have joined the firm.

COVID-19 Update

Our office in Denison is open, but in light of recommendations from the CDC, we’d prefer if you give us a call or shoot us an e-mail rather than stopping in for a visit.

Several of our team members routinely work from home, so we are operating business as usual.

For more up to date news, be sure to check us out on Facebook. Today, we announced some new team members!

We wish you good health and sanity during this public health crisis and are here to help our clients, new and old, in any way that we can!

Tommy Vilbig next to a Vilbig & Associates banner under a tent on a golf course

Rotary Club of Dallas – Golf Tournament Sponsor

Vilbig & Associates is proud to be a hole sponsor for the Rotary Club of Dallas 2019 Golf tournament benefiting the Safer Dallas Better Dallas organization.

Rotary International is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers over six continents who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad.

Members of The Rotary Club of Dallas, founded in 1911, represent a cross-section of Dallas’  business owners,  executives, managers, political leaders and professionals – people who care about others as they make decisions and influence policy. David A. Vilbig, P.E., R.P.L.S. has been a member of the club for 30 years.

The mission of Safer Dallas Better Dallas is to protect our citizens from becoming victims of crime and to engage them in a partnership with Dallas Police, to support the efforts of our Dallas police officers, and to make Dallas America’s safest big city.

The tournament was held on September 9, 2019 at Bent Tree Country Club in Dallas. Tommy Vilbig, P.E. and Jennifer Vilbig, P.E. passed out coozies, water and snacks to the golfers.


Vilbig & Associates is a civil engineering and surveying consulting firm with primary office located in Dension, Grayson County, Texas. Additionally, team members are located in Plano, Collin County, Texas. The company was founded by David A. Vilbig, P.E., R.P.L.S, in 1983 where he was soon joined by his wife, Barbara J. Vilbig, P.E. Recently, two of their children, Jennifer M. Vilbig, P,E, and Thomas L. Vilbig, P,E, have joined the firm. Services offered include land planning, landscape architecture, construction management, forensic engineering, topographic surveying and cadestral surveying. We are continuing the tradition of the Vilbig’s in Texas business since 1886.

Sherman Planning & Zoning Commission Approves Movie Bowl Grille

Picture shows an elevation rendering of the proposed Movie Bowl Grille in Sherman, Texas

Elevation of the proposed Movie Bowl Grille in Sherman, Texas

As reported in the Herald Democrat, the Vilbig & Associates project for Mark Schulman is progressing through approvals. The proposed Movie Bowl Grille at the southeast corner of FM 1417 and US 75 would be the first phase of the planned entertainment complex.

Read the full story on the Herald Democrat website, which includes quotes from managing member, David Vilbig, PE, RPLS. 

 

Season’s Greetings with a Touch of History & Good Will

Season's Greetings

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and very Happy New Year!

You may notice that our 2015 holiday card includes a custom ornament that is, in fact, not actually an ornament. We took a bit of artistic license with a Texas State Highway Department marker dated 1934 that was embedded in a bridge in east Texas for many years.

The marker includes the contractor, J. Lee & E.A. Vilbig, who were brothers, born in Dallas to First generation German-American immigrants. J. Lee Vilbig is my great-grandfather. My father, David, worked for his grandfather’s construction company, Vilbig Construction, during the summer in the mid 1970’s while attending Texas Tech.

The brass marker took a rather circuitous path to be in our possession today. The marker was embedded in a concrete bridge constructed in 1934 in east Texas. Fortunately, when the bridge was replaced, a TxDOT employee was intrigued by the marker and salvaged the hunk of brass to use as a paper weight on his desk. Several years later, an uncle on my mom’s side, who worked for a different TxDOT office in east Texas happened to notice the marker on his colleagues desk. My uncle commented to his colleague that his brother-in-law’s family was probably the contractor. Several months later when my uncle visited the office again, his colleague gave him the marker to bring to us because he thought it would have more meaning for us than to him as a paperweight.

I found another clue to the location of the bridge from which the marker was salvaged on the Portal to Texas History: The Rusk Cherokeean – “Work is Resumed on Highway No. 40” October 20, 1933

WORK IS RESUMED ON HIGHWAY NO. 40

Active construction work on the last four miles of Highway No. 40 from Rusk to Alto is now in progress and the contract for this work was let to Vilbig and Co., and engineers have been busy and the work is now being done.
One part of the contract stipulated that local labor be used and several hundred men have been signed up.
The Highway Department is getting right of way from Wells into Lufkin also.
Contract for the iron ore top soil and oil on the part of the highway already constructed from Rusk to Alto – a little more than 8 miles has been let and work will begin immediately.
Highway engineers conferred in Austin Monday with delegations from ten counties on new road projects. A Cherokee county delegation was promised construction of Highway 22 from Rusk ten miles west when fund are available. Construction of this road gap would complete the Palestine-Rusk road.

We are deeply grateful that the TxDOT employee had the initial inspiration to salvage the hunk of brass. Many would have thrown this fascinating artifact away without a second thought and we are grateful that it found its way to us eventually as well.

From all of us at Vilbig & Associates, Season’s Greetings!

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.