We are a professional services firm committed to expanding, enhancing, and preserving the built environment.

We offer a full range of planning, engineering, and construction services to both public and private clients across a broad spectrum of industries and geographies.

Our goal is to deliver the future of infrastructure, improving society’s access to:

  • Efficient mobility
  • Resilient facilities
  • Abundant energy
  • Sufficient resources
  • And a sustainable environment

Where did we come from?

Volkert traces its roots back to 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana, where a family-run engineering corporation called Doullut & Ewin was organized. In the fifties, the firm was named Ewin Engineering and moved to Mobile, Alabama. It was there that an enterprising engineer named David G. Volkert acquired the firm and put his own stamp on it — a company dedicated to “serving clients with quality, innovation, and honest value.”


Volkert has had a part in some of the most significant infrastructure projects in the United States throughout the 20th century, from designing the longest continuous bridge over water (an achievement for which the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway still holds the world record) to planning much of the country’s interstate system.

Where are we going?

In the 21st century, Volkert has accelerated its growth to become a nationally active, award-winning professional services firm, broadening its focus to encompass both the natural and built environments.

We are committed to providing clients with creative solutions for a sustainable environment, including improvements to infrastructure, the environment, and natural resources. We strive to deliver the three principles of sustainability—environmental, social, and economic—in our work and in our business operations.

Now with over 1,200 employees in more than 50 offices, Volkert consistently ranks among the top 100 engineering firms in the nation (as reported annually by Engineering News-Record).

But some things never change: the commitment to serve, the drive to innovate, and the passion to excel.


Our Mission

Right arrow To serve the public

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Right arrow To serve our employees

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Right arrow To serve our communities

Our Values

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Right arrow Quality

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