Who We Are

Cope Engineering Incorporated (CEI) is continuing a 75-year tradition of providing outstanding professional engineering services to South Central Texas. Initially begun in 1945 as Helland & Seligman, the firm has continuously provided communities, utilities, and residents with safe, reliable civil, municipal, and environmental engineering experience. Each consecutive owner has been committed to provide quality service to improve the well-being and welfare of a community. Through the use of up-to-date technologies and practices for their time, this has allowed the firm to grow and expand their practice. Today, CEI strives to abide by this history and provide continuity to its long-term clients while welcoming new and different projects into the fold. 

Formed in June 2014, Julie C. Rodriguez undertook the position of President of CEI while Brian M. Cope, P.E. is Vice President and responsible for the engineers and technicians of the firm. Brian, who began his tenure in 1999 when the firm was known as Klein Engineering, Inc., has worked extensively with multiple municipalities and water supply districts in smaller outlying communities next to or near San Antonio. 

Services provided by the firm have included:

  • TCEQ Permitting and Compliance;
  • Environmental Review;
  • Water Well Design;
  • Water Treatment – storage, distribution, and rehabilitation of existing facilities;
  • Roadway Construction;
  • Various Wastewater System Collection and Treatment Improvements;
  • Stormwater Sewer and Drainage Design;
  • Street Maintenance Programs;
  • Proposed Development;
  • Site Plan Reviews within Service Areas;
  • Residential Development; and
  • Commercial Development.

Continuing the mantra of previous owners, CEI works with only the most up-to-date programs (Civil3D, GIS, Bentley products) and equipment. Maps and documentation in either digital or physical form can be provided as needed to clients.