Chris A. Meinen, L.S.             Project designer/ surveyor

Years with firm: 17

Professional Land Surveyor - State of Kansas LS -1489 KDOT Certificate of Inspection

As project manager and president of the firm, Chris Meinen's responsibilities include administration and human resources, coordinating the Smith and Oakes, Inc. team to best serve clients. Chris' specialties include planning and design of roadways, water distribution systems, wastewater distrubution systems, wastewater collection systems, grading and drainage improvements and land surveying. While at Smith & Oakes, Meinen has received extensive training and experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D software. He has more than 20 years experience with AutoCAD-based systems.

Greg D. Frederick, L.S.        Survey Crew Chief

Years with firm: 23

Professional Land Surveyor - State of Kansas LS-1323, State of Oklahoma LS-1468

A graduate of East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, Greg Frederick is a licensed land surveyor in charge of all land surveying duties at Smith & Oakes, Inc. His specialties include boundary and topographic land surveying and construction staking. Field surveys and data collection are performed using typical modern electronic field collection methods. Greg has led construction staking crews for numerous commercial and retail developments, residential subdivisions and public works projects, including roadways, bridges and utility pipelines.

Richard T. Cooper                   Project Inspector

Years with firm: 6

ACI: Concrete Field Testing Technician

KDOT: Certificate of Inspection ID-1331

KDHE: Class 4 Water Operators Certificate

Richard (Rick) Cooper serves as project inspector for the firm's civil engineering division. He is specialized in providing observation, monitoring, testing and record keeping for various KDOT projects. Prior to joining Smith & Oakes, Inc., Rick provided construction observation for a large engineering consulting firm on various KDOT highway, utility and water treatment plant projects. He has more than 25 years construction and inspection experience.


Al J. Oakes, P.E.                          Project Engineer

Years with firm: 34

Professional Engineer, State of Kansas, License No. 11940, State of Oklahoma PE 16734

In 1983 Al Oakes joined the firm as a project engineer and survey chief. He continues to this day as a project engineer