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Company Profile

Benchmark Engineering, Inc. is a full-service Professional Civil Engineering firm providing Land Use Planning and Zoning, Civil Engineering, Land Surveying and Construction Staking Services in California.

Benchmark’s staff provides a wide variety of Professional Civil Engineering and Land Surveying experience including extensive local service.

Through use of continuously upgraded, state of the art equipment and technology coupled with designated personal contact, Benchmark Engineering is committed to providing its clients with exceptional professional service in a cost effective manner.

Benchmark Engineering specializes in residential and commercial land development engineering including feasibility studies, annexations, planning and zoning, grading and earthwork design, street design, infrastructure design, domestic sewer, water and storm drain design, governmental agency permitting and construction management. In addition, the managers and qualified staff have extensive experience in providing Municipal Engineering, Master Planning, Budgeting, Funding Grants, and C.F.D./C.F.F. Management.

Benchmark Engineering provides Professional Land Surveying services including all aspects of surveying and mapping specializing in boundary surveys, A.L.T.A. Surveys, Parcel Maps, Subdivision Maps, Record of Survey Maps, topographical maps, aerial control and construction staking. Benchmark’s Land Surveying Services also include preparation of Legal Descriptions, Road and Easement Deeds and Lot Line Adjustments.

Benchmark’s staff has worked extensively with and for most of the governmental agencies in the Central Valley, helping to establish a reputation for providing exceptional professional services on time and within budget.

Through honesty, integrity and service, Benchmark Engineering, Inc. can assist you with all phases of your project, from concept through completion, no matter how large or small


Rick Mummert (President, CEO)

Mr. Mummert has over 23 years of local experience in all aspects of civil engineering. Specific areas of expertise include Land Use Planning and Zoning, Land Development, engineering, project management, Master Planning, Design and construction management of residential, commercial, industrial and municipal projects ranging from one-acre to several thousand acres. He is also experienced in working with public agencies to acquire plan approvals, permitting, project feasibility and project financing

Michelle Cooper (Business Administrator)

Curt Chapell

Sergio Carrera (PE)

Mr. Carrerra has more than 10 years of experience in Civil Engineering. He has a Professional Engineer License in the State of California. His experience includes residential design, commercial design, water system analysis, hydrology and hydraulic design including JEC-RAS analysis. He also has experience in Architectural Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Mr. Carrera is responsible for overseeing the Engineering Department and working with the project managers on project scheduling, quality control, contracts, and budgets

Tom Geiss (Project Manager)

Mr. Geiss has over 18 years experience in various aspects of Civil Engineering. Mr. Geiss has been a project manager for the last 10 years. He has extensive experience in hillside subdivision grading and road design. Mr. Geiss has worked on various projects that include design of over 50 miles of roads and driveways through mountainous terrain, design of a 2000-acre multi-use development, which included an 18-hole golf course, recreation facilities and over 400 residential lots. Mr. Geiss has been responsible for the coordination of survey crews for road staking and other various topographic surveys, coordination of a Hydrographic Survey of a lake and preparing site designs for large hillside residences. Mr. Geiss also served as a Project Manager for two years in Salt Lake City, Utah. Other experience includes numerous subdivisions; commercial/industrial site designs, condominium plans, and several pipeline projects. Mr. Geiss holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Chico, and an Associate of Science degree from Modesto Junior College

Don Hicks (Project Manager)

Syd Halterman

Jeff Cissel