Goodwin-Lasiter, Inc. was established in 1983 by Philip Goodwin, P.E., RPLS and Larry Lasiter, P.E. with a desire to provide high-quality architectural, engineering, and surveying services to the East Texas Region from their Lufkin, Texas location. In 2001, we partnered with Scott & Strong, an architectural and interior design firm with roots dating back to 1939. Our second office was formed in Bryan, College Station in 2002. In 2010, we acquired Raymond Surveying & Mapping Company in Groesbeck, Texas to expand our range of services in Central Texas. In 2019, Goodwin-Lasiter-Strong acquired Clark-Aggen Architects in Tyler, Texas.

We have maintained steady growth and operate as a full-service design firm with four offices located in Lufkin, Bryan, Groesbeck and Tyler. Today, resulting in the combination of our talents, Goodwin-Lasiter-Strong (GLS) provides services on a wide range of professional disciplines for both Public and Private endeavors. This includes educational, commercial and retail buildings, athletic facilities, industrial consulting, planning, parks, structural systems, public works (municipal and rural), and surveying. We have served Clients in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Kentucky, Ohio, New Mexico, and Virginia.

Larry Lasiter and Philip Goodwin
Larry Lasiter and Philip Goodwin

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Larry and Philip
Larry and Philip

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Interior of Office - Goodwin Lasiter
Interior of Office - Goodwin Lasiter

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Larry Lasiter and Philip Goodwin
Larry Lasiter and Philip Goodwin

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Meet The People

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John Rusk, P.E.

Civil Engineer

Vice-President of Branch Offices

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Courtney Kelly

Project Architect

Vice-President of Architectural Design

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Hudson Henderson

Project Architect

Vice-President of Architectural Design

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Dean Yates, R.P.L.S

Surveying Dept. Head

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Larry Lasiter, P.E.
Structural Engineer


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Mark V. Strong, AIA, R.I.D.

Vice-President of Architecture 

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Pat Oates, P.E.

Civil Engineer

Vice-President of Engineering

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Nick Hoelscher, P.E.

Civil Engineer

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Justin Fenley, P.E.

Electrical Engineer

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Elizabeth Goodwin, P.E.

Structural Engineer

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T.J. Pohorelsky, P.E.

Civil Engineer

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Zach Parker, P.E.

Structural Engineer

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Robert Moore

Project Architect

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Jacob Edwards, P.E.


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Jennifer Sitton, R.I.D.
Architectural Designer

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Jennifer Wedgeworth, R.I.D.

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Ciria Galicia, R.I.D.

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Ben Miller, R.L.A.

Landscape Architect

ISA Certified Arborist

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Heath Aggen

Project Architect

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Carolina Mezzano

Architectural Designer

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Billy Ballow, AIA

Project Architect

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Eddie Morgan

Project Manager

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Jacob Tiemann, P.E.

Civil Engineer

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Jed Morris, P.E.

Civil Project Manager

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Jim Owens, P.E.

Civil Engineer

Other members of our team are:

  • Dan Cummins, R.P.L.S.

  • Jeremy Overby, Civil Engineer Designer

  • Michael Peterson, R.P.L.S.

  • Hailey Johnson, E.I.T.

  • Brett Rice, Architectural Intern

  • Rick Bradley, Architectural Designer

  • Jack Finkle, Construction Manager

  • Joseph Garavito, Architectural Designer

Here are some of our open positions

Licensed architect
Tyler, Texas

GLS is looking for an Architect who can join us at our Tyler, TX location (onsite). This individual would be working hand and hand with our other offices, be responsible for multiple projects, and must be ready to take on the responsibility of project management in short order.


  • Meet with client in order to understand the client's objectives and budget

  • Create a budget minded design while maintaining the client’s needs and design scope

  • Lead and communicate effectively with the in-house multidiscipline departments

  • Prepare presentations (Renderings) for clients and potential work on SOQ’s

  • Prepare construction documents and specifications for use in procuring bids, permits, and clarity of the design intent during construction

  • Employ project management skills to oversee projects and assist team members on multiple projects of a broad spectrum of project types and budgets.

  • Create professional services proposal and budgets for clients and ensure full project workflow is followed to maintain successful and profitable projects.

  • Maintain industry knowledge and professional licensing and accreditation in order to stay relevant in the profession

  • Communicate clearly with team, project manager, other disciplines, and clients


  • Professional degree in Architecture (Bachelor or Masters) from accredited program

  • Professionally licensed in Texas

  • 7-10 Years of Experience

  • Skilled in Revit, AutoCAD, and other AEC programs

  • Experience with Bluebeam Revu, Adobe Creative Suite and MS Office software

  • 3-D & BIM modeling, and rendering experience (Revit, Sketchup, and Enscape)

  • Ability to meet deadlines

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented team-player

  • Excellent graphic presentation, verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong critical thinking skills, an ability to carry out design concept to realization

Compensation and Benefits

  • $80K - $100K based on experience

  • Ownership Potential

  • Potential Year End Bonus

  • 401K

  • Medical Insurance

Design Drafter
All Locations

We need to quickly hire several designer drafters for our Bryan/College Station and our Lufkin location. If you have experience in CAD, Civil 3D, Revit, or other drafting platforms, please apply: 

  • Drafting designs using CAD, Revit, Civil 3D, Sketchup, etc.

  • 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 architectural & engineering design principles

Lufkin, Texas

Goodwin-Lasiter-Strong is seeking a full-time Electrical Engineer I to design and develop electrical systems related to new facility designs and existing facility renovations. The Electrical Engineer I will report to an MEP (mechanical-electrical-plumbing designs) manager and coordinate with company Architects, Civil and Mechanical Engineers, in-house Drafters, and Clients. Work is closely managed and reviewed.



  • Facility power and lighting design, including coordination with the electric service provider, one-line diagrams, secondary transformers, distribution panels, feeders, branch circuits, grounding/bonding, and lighting/building controls. Building layouts will be provided to company drafters to develop plans and details; the engineer will provide careful back-check reviews.

  • Provide emergency systems, including backup generator applications.

  • Provide designs fully compliant with the National Electric Code.

  • Provide budget estimates and perform construction administration, including reviews of electrical work in progress.

  • Participate in internal electrical reviews of Contractor-submitted electrical components, equipment, and systems.


  • A BSEE from an ABET-accredited program is required;  an emphasis on power systems is preferred. Work experience in a related field is a plus.

  • A minimum of successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and designation as an Engineer in Training is desirable.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficiency with MS Office Excel and Word applications.

  • AutoCAD experience is desirable.

  • Working knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in producing technical plans, drawings, and models is a plus.

  • Ability to quickly identify and prioritize issues, create solutions, and meet deadlines.

  • Strong organizational skills with close attention to detail.

  • Self-Starter, proactive, working independently with minimal direction and working well with a team.

Licensed Civil Engineer - 
Project Manager
Bryan-College Station, TX

We are in need of  a Licensed Engineer for Project Management and/or Design of projects, depending on proficiency and experience, in the field of civil engineering. Projects may include Water Systems, Sewer Systems, Roadways and/or Drainage. Responsibilities may include review and/or preparation of:


Engineering Calculations

Construction Plans

Cost Estimates

Engineering Studies and Reports

Project Scheduling

Project Budgeting

Design Team Management/Coordination

Interface w/ Clients

Interface w/ Contractors

Position has potential for growth and responsibility. Minimum requirements – Texas Professional Engineer


GLS is seeking a Senior Project Manager, RPLS to join our team in the Bryan, TX area. You will manage the survey department with several crews, while also maintaining day to day operations in coordination with other department heads. This person needs to have a hit the ground running attitude, the ability to tackle many projects at once, and the potential to train and lead other RPLS in the future.


  • Perform business development activities, proposal preparation, project management, and final quality control for all survey deliverables

  • Manage surveying staff and schedules

  • Responsible for survey calculations, analysis and final map checking, review of title data, record drawings research, and client relations

  • Monitor projects from initiation through delivery, interfacing with clients and staff on technical matters

  • Write descriptions of property boundary surveys for use in deeds, leases or other legal documents

  • Work within defined project scopes and budgets. Manage deadlines and prioritize assignments

  • Collaborate with project team members, to include 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  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

Computer Technician

Goodwin-Lasiter-Strong is looking for a part-time employee to help our IT Department as a Computer Technician. This role is intended for an entry level or currently enrolled college student that has a desire to further their knowledge and career path in IT.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring day to day operations are not impacted by out-of-date drivers or faulty equipment

  • Troubleshooting user issues

  • Data Management

  • Digitizing Archives

  • Resolving Error Messages

  • Working with PC and Networking equipment

Must be proficient in Office Suite, have good written and verbal skills, and have a desire to learn.

Must have valid driver license and be able to lift up to 50lbs.