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 nine young grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys volunteering at his church, New Braunfels Bible Church.
ERIC S. REED, PE, Structural Project Engineer
Eric has 6 years of diverse experience in structural design and forensic analysis. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Structural Engineering from New Mexico State University. While in school, Eric worked for the NMDOT Bridge Inspection Co-Op and the structural design team at Los Alamos National Laboratory. After graduating, Eric worked in El Paso, TX as an EIT Project Engineer and gained extensive experience in forensic analysis, concrete retrofit design, new structural steel & concrete design, light gauge steel design & detailing, and construction administration.
In 2016, Eric moved to New Braunfels, Texas. In relocating, Eric’s design experience shifted from the large scale commercial design industry to higher volume residential design work. Eric has served as the project lead on hundreds of residential projects including foundation & framing designs, forensic foundation assessments, and miscellaneous structural designs to accommodate residential remodels/additions. He has a passion for maintaining an exceptional relationship with clients, providing helpful coordination and answers to tough questions, and applying sound structural engineering analysis to residential construction.
Eric and his wife Amber each have music projects they write, perform, and record for. They host a house concert series here in New Braunfels, and are always looking for new opportunities to bring people together in community.