The downturn of Houston’s economy in the mid 1980’s provided an opportunity for a Chinese immigrant with a background in land surveying and a former football player with a degree in civil engineering to harness their entrepreneurial spirit. They developed the vision for Landtech Consultants, Inc., a professional service firm principled on dignity, integrity, accountability, and respect.
On June 30, 1985, Paul P. Kwan, R.P.L.S. and Thomas A. Staudt, P.E. opened shop with a truck load of used furniture and two survey vehicles – a 1980 El Camino with three coats of paint and a 1962 Chevy pickup with no air conditioning. With Paul as drafter and surveyor and Tom as party chief and engineer, they landed their first project within in weeks for which they were never paid. Remaining optimistic, they eventually secured paying projects: surveys of over 200 7/11 Stores for The Southland Corporation and the design of the Maxey Road and Maricopa Pump Stations for the City of Houston. Eight months after opening, they hired their first two employees both of which are still employees of Landtech today.
After more than 35 years in business, Paul and Tom began to reflect on the foundation and future of Landtech, Inc. In 2020, the civil engineering and survey division separated with land surveying becoming the core discipline of Landtech, Inc. with Paul Kwan, R.P.L.S. as the sole owner.
Landtech, Inc. continues to operate much as it has for many decades: developing and sustaining long-term relationships with each client; providing timely, accurate, and quality surveying services; and instilling the core values of dignity, integrity, accountability and respect in our work, our colleagues, and our communities.
We are proud of our history and look forward to the continued success of our clients through the investment and development of our people, expansion of our survey resources, and collaboration to design and construct visionary infrastructure.