About Lane Engineers

Our APPROACH • our staff

The Lane Approach

You don’t stay in business as long as we have without having sound business practices. We would rather focus on our Clients and their needs instead of focusing on our achievements. We may be engineers and surveyors, but our goal is to make your job easier and to help you succeed. The following is what we call “The Lane Approach” to projects:

HOW WE TREAT YOU

Project Management

Your Project is very important to us

We are looking to establish long business relationships, so we always put 100% effort into every project no matter its size.

Communication is vital to making your project a success

We will listen to your project goals to understand your needs and expectations. In turn, we will communicate our design ideas to meet these goals as well as keeping you well-informed throughout the life of the project.

You will receive personalized service

Our licensed professionals are involved intimately with the project and will tactfully deal and coordinate with public agencies and other consultants to produce the highest quality and most cost-effective design possible.

You will receive a quality set of construction documents

Our construction documents are very detail-oriented to minimized change orders because it’s always easier to address the issue in the design phase than during construction.

HOW WE TREAT ourselves

Our Engineers

We maintain a highly dedicated and well-trained staff

We have over 180 years of combined experience and have amassed technical expertise in many engineering arenas.

We have a very loyal staff and a high retention rate

We take care of our employees so that in turn, they will take care of you and your project

We are human too and make mistakes

Sometimes for whatever reason things go wrong on a project and when we make a mistake, we don’t run away or shift blame for it. We own up to it, look for a solution and ultimately learn from it to keep it from happening again.

HOW WE TREAT others

Our Community

We pride ourselves in our reputation

By adhering to the highest standards of ethical behavior, we are a company known for engineering and surveying excellence and have earned the respect of clients, municipalities, developers and contractors alike.

We are committed to our community

Our principals have been in business within this community since the 1970s. Our staff is actively involved in our community through service clubs, youth sports, church organizations, and public boards.

Company Leadership.

At Lane Engineers, it’s our team that makes the difference. All of our staff is credentialed, and together they have over 180 years of combined experience.

Lawrence J. Simonetti, C.E., S.E.

President

Full Bio

Larry is President of Lane Engineers, Inc. and oversees the day-to-day functions of the firm. As a California registered civil & structural engineer who has provided design consulting services since 1978, Larry brings value to the firm’s clients through his considerable experience, attention to detail and effective management skills. With a well-rounded background in land development, structural engineering and surveying, he is known for producing quality construction documents that facilitate efficient construction. The result is a long list of outstanding projects and satisfied clients. Larry is motivated by a vision to provide our clients with personalized service that a small firm is uniquely qualified to perform. His priorities for the firm are adherence to the highest standards of ethical behavior, to bring value to our client’s projects, and foster a positive client experience.

Professional Registrations:
California Civil & Structural Engineer

Certifications:
University of California, U.C. Davis Extension – Certificate Program, Land Use and Environmental Planning, 2006

Education:
California State University, Fresno – Bachelor’s of Science, Civil Engineering, 1978, Magna Cum Laude

Affiliations:
American Council of Engineering Companies, Sequoia Chapter
International Code Council
American Institute of Steel Construction
American Concrete Institute
International Erosion Control Association
California Stormwater Quality Association
Tulare Rotary Club

Aaron Oliver, P.E.

Vice President

Full Bio

Aaron Oliver has been with Lane Engineers since 2007. Since joining the Lane Engineers team, Aaron has taken on an increasing amount of responsibility in civil design and in project management. Aaron works almost exclusively in the Civil Engineering Department, but periodically joins the survey crew in the field performing topographic surveys or construction staking services. Aaron has experience which includes, but is not limited to, designing and preparing grading and drainage plans, storm drain and earthwork calculations, preparation of maps and legal descriptions.

Additionally, Aaron is a Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) and Qualified SWPPP Practitioner, which allows him to prepare Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans for construction projects, as well as perform the necessary construction site inspections. Aaron stays engaged and involved in keeping track of the ever-changing regulations and code revisions, to ensure Clients are provided with the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding their project. With great attention to detail, and persistence for quality, Aaron also helps ensure Clients are provided with high-quality construction documents which help to facilitate smooth construction.

Professional Registrations:
California Civil Engineer

Certifications:
California Stormwater Quality Association (QSD/QSP certification)
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (Regulation VIII–Dust Control Certification)

Education:
California State University of Fresno
Bachelor’s of Science, Civil Engineering, 2007

Affiliations:
American Council of Engineering Companies, Sequoia Chapter

John Atilano, S.E.

Secretary

Full Bio

John Atilano began his career in 2001 with Lane Engineers, Inc. after serving on active duty in the United States Navy. He is now a member of our Board of Directors and is currently serving as the Secretary of Lane Engineers, Inc. John manages the structural engineering department and has diverse knowledge with various building systems and materials. He performs structural calculations and completes working drawings for both public and private sector clients on buildings and other structures of wood, steel, masonry, and concrete for commercial, residential, educational, institutional and industrial uses.

John also has in-depth experience with various types of non-building structures including polyethylene tank restraints and equipment support structures. As an International Code Council certified Building Plans Examiner and a Certified Access Specialist, John has thorough knowledge of California Building Codes, which enables him to provide plan check services for local municipalities and help building owners with accessibility compliance. John is also up-to-date on all the latest structural engineering design and analysis software.

Professional Registrations:
California, Hawaii, Utah & Washington Registered Civil & Structural Engineer
Nevada & Wyoming Registered Civil Engineer
Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia Registered Professional Engineer

Certifications:
Certified Access Specialist
IBC Certified Plans Examiner

Education:
University of California, Berkeley – Bachelor’s of Science, Civil Engineering, 1997

Affiliations:
American Council of Engineering Companies, Sequoia Chapter
Certified Access Specialist Institute
Kiwanis Club of Tulare

Benjamin Mullins, P.L.S.

Associate Land Surveyor

Full Bio

Ben began his career with Lane Engineers, Inc. as a part-time employee in June 2007 as he continued to work towards his Bachelor of Science degree in Geomatics Engineering from California State University, Fresno. Upon his graduation, he became a full-time employee in July of 2010. Since then, Ben has developed his skills while sharing time between the office and field.

Ben became a licensed surveyor in early 2015, and as an Associate Land Surveyor, Ben is accountable for a wide variety of office and field assignments. He routinely has the opportunity to work on a project as a field surveyor, and quickly turn around the office work as well. Having a healthy balance of field and office surveying has provided him with the experience to take any project from the research phase to submittal. Ben’s versatility allows him to have a unique perspective on projects, which increases productivity and efficiency.

Ben also understands the necessity of staying on top of constantly evolving field and office procedures and is committed to learning new and efficient methods to improve productivity. In recent years, he has helped implement the use of drones for aerial mapping and 3D laser scanning for 3D modeling. These cutting-edge technologies have broadened the realm of possibilities when seeking to resolve complex issues. Ben will take over management of the Surveying Department in January 2019, upon Pat Teter’s retirement.

Wa Vang, P.E.

Project Engineer

Bridgette Mattos

Controller

Full Bio

Bridgette began her employment with Lane Engineers, Inc. in 2000 as the Office Manager. She directs and manages all financial, accounting, and operational areas for the company. As such, she is responsible for the development and management of the budget process and ensures that the expenditure of funds is in compliance with company and governmental policies.

Bridgette ensures that all transactions are carried out in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Bridgette is responsible for the oversight of purchasing, accounts payable, payroll, revenue collection, data systems, prevailing wage compliance, contracts, human resources, insurance, lease activities, and other financial areas not specifically mentioned. She provides leadership and direction for the professional and support staff.

Certifications:
Full Charge Bookkeeper
Notary Public

Education:
Golden State Business College, Visalia, 1997

Affiliations:
National Notary Association
Kiwanis Club of Lemoore

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