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IAI - Board of Directors

Paul Reitz, PE 

Paul Reitz, P.E., was the district engineer for TxDOT's Yoakum District.


He is now employed by Volkert.

Reitz started his TxDOT career as a summer hire while attending college, and he joined the department full-time in 1996 as an engineering assistant in the Victoria Area Office. Reitz served as a transportation engineer from 2001 through 2010, when he was named the Karnes City Area Engineer. In August 2012, he was selected as project manager for TxDOT's Energy Sector Task Force, where he led the efforts across the state to quantify the impacts to the transportation system in the energy-impacted areas.


In December 2012, Reitz was named the Yoakum District's Director of Transportation Planning and Programming.


A native of Goliad, Texas, he earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University in 1995. He earned his professional engineer license in 2000.


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.

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 1,100 employees in more than 40 offices, Volkert consistently ranks among the top 100 design 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.

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