DAVID R. WILLIS, PE, Founder & President
David has more than 30 years of structural engineering experience, including the analysis, design, and compliance inspections of residential multi-family, and commercial structures utilizing metal-plate connected wood truss components, conventional wood and heavy timber, structural steel, and light-gauge steel framing systems, with post-tension and conventionally reinforced concrete foundation systems. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering with emphasis on structural engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington. He holds three different patents on various light-gauge steel truss framing devices.
As Founder and President of Associated Structural Engineers, Inc. not only does David manage all company affairs, he also leads ASE’s Structural Forensics Department. He has conducted, supervised, and reviewed thousands of structural forensic engineering property damage and property condition investigations. When required, he provides expert witness testimony during legal proceedings for many of his investigations.
David and his wife Kathryn enjoy traveling and spending time with their six grown children and seven young grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys volunteering at his church New Braunfels Bible Church.
LAUREN M. GILLUM, PE, Professional Engineer
Lauren has more than 10 years of experience as a structural engineer. Lauren is originally from Brenham, Texas, and earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2007. She then earned her Professional Engineering License in 2013. Lauren has a comprehensive understanding of engineering and design principles. She is experienced in structural consulting and design for residential and commercial projects, including single family homes, multi-family units, restaurants, office buildings, and existing building remodel projects. Lauren has also conducted many structural forensic engineering property damage investigations.
Lauren is married and has three children. She and her husband enjoy hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities together as a family.