Joseph C. Truxaw and Associates, Inc.

For over 50 years, Truxaw and Associates, a civil engineering and land surveying firm, has been serving public agencies, property owners and land developers throughout the West.

Truxaw specializes in entitlement services, grading, drainage, street, sewer, water and utility design, ALTA surveys, topographic and boundary surveys, mapping, construction surveys and construction support. Clients include public agencies, developers, cemeteries, religious organizations, lenders, title companies and general contractors.

Truxaw has successfully completed over 5,000 projects in California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas, giving the firm experience working with over 400 public agencies to negotiate project approvals.


Truxaw Principals

Joseph G. Truxaw, P.L.S., President

Joe Truxaw’s 40 years with Truxaw and Associates encompasses every aspect of the firm’s professional land surveying and civil engineering services.

Joe specializes in land surveying and mapping, construction surveys, ALTA surveys, cemetery development, boundary analysis and project management.

He has effectively implemented state-of-the-art surveying and civil engineering automation, including the use of robotic total station-data collection/stakeout field technology and AutoCAD Civil 3D design and drafting software. He is experienced in the use of GPS surveying methods and coordinates GPS services for the firm.

He is also responsible for civil engineering design on many of the company’s projects. This work includes feasibility studies, grading and drainage design, utility design, street improvement design, earthwork and project management.

Stephen M. Hager, P.L.S., Vice President

Steve joined Truxaw and Associates in 1975 and is actively involved in providing the full range of civil engineering and land surveying services offered by the firm. He is in charge of surveying projects and also manages the civil engineering design of many development projects.

Steve has gained extensive experience on over 400 different sites, each with specific civil design and surveying requirements. He has assisted in developing the firm’s varied practice, which includes commercial and industrial projects, custom homes, fast food restaurants, shopping centers, automobile service centers and manufacturing facilities.

His particular specialty is finding solutions to challenging grading and drainage problems. He brings his considerable experience with complex sites to the development of workable solutions for demanding grading and drainage problems on previously “unbuildable” sites. Mr. Hager has proven himself as an effective team member assisting developers, government agencies and contractors to bring a project from conception to completion.

In his capacity as Vice President of the firm, Steve manages the civil engineering and surveying projects under his guidance.

William T. Truxaw, P.E., Vice President

With over 35 years experience in civil engineering, including 25 years with Truxaw and Associates, Bill is an active leader in the management of civil engineering projects for public agencies and private developers.

His experience includes engineering and project management on public works, multi-family residential, commercial and industrial projects throughout Southern California.

Bill’s design expertise includes hillside and flatland grading, erosion control, water quality management, storm drain, water, sewer and street improvement design as well ADA compliance, storm water pollution prevention and cost estimating.

He is also experienced in contract administration including preparation, negotiation, and administration of privately and publicly funded contracts for street and grading improvements.

Craig S. Di Bias, P.E., Vice President of Civil Engineering, Leed AP

Craig has over 25 years of experience as a project engineer with Truxaw and Associates. His major responsibilities include: grading and drainage plan design, street improvement plans, underground utility plans, topographic and boundary surveys, parcel maps, project management, project administrations, evaluation of change orders, field supervision and survey inspection and coordination.

Craig’s experience with various clients and public works agencies make him an invaluable member of the Truxaw team.

Patricia A. Felker, Vice President of Finance

With over 30 year of experience as Controller and Finance Manager of Truxaw and Associates, Patty is an invaluable member of the Truxaw team. Her major responsibilities include strategic planning, maintaining positive revenue and financial growth, formulating sound financial strategies, as well as implementing proper internal controls.

Along with preparing financial reports, analyzing financial data, evaluating and managing risk, budgeting and managing financial transactions, she is an exceptional problem solver, is highly organized and has excellent leadership skills.

Her knowledge and commitment to Truxaw and Associates complement and enhance Truxaw’s ability to meet the needs of our clients as we continue to provide quality services to the marketplace.


Truxaw Management

Randy J. Decker, P.E., Senior Project Engineer/Manager

Overseeing the Engineering Department, Randy brings his experience and expert knowledge to Truxaw and Associates. With over 15 years of experience in civil engineering and land surveying, he is an AutoCAD Civil 3D expert making him an invaluable asset to the team.

Amongst his Engineering Management duties, he also assists with the development and implementation of drafting and design standards, and is responsible for grading and drainage design, street improvement plans, underground utility plans, topographic and boundary surveys, and easement preparation.

Michael P. Hernandez, P.L.S., Survey Coordinator

Mike has over 30 years experience in the land surveying and civil engineering profession. His career began in 1988 as an Operating Engineers apprentice before moving on to the County of Orange as a surveyor in 1991.

He began his career as a surveyor at Truxaw and Associates in 1997. Mike
has valuable experience in Public Works, infrastructure improvement projects, and boundary surveys. His experience with Truxaw and Associates includes ALTA and topographic surveys, AutoCAD mapping, bid/proposal preparation, survey calculations, marketing, crew scheduling, as well as construction staking throughout California. A licensed surveyor since 2016, his field and office experience have prepared him well for his current roll as Survey Coordinator for Truxaw and Associates.