Chalk Mountain LLC is a registered engineering company (PELS Firm No 19516) which provides professional engineering services within the State of Texas.  Originally launched by Ken Dees as a provider of software solutions to engineers, land surveyors and the mapping industry, the firm returned to its roots in 2000 to focus on consulting engineering.

We have specific expertise and considerable experience pertaining to complex storm water drainage and floodplain matters.  We provide forensic engineering and expert witness services to attorneys as well as engineering services to other engineering companies, land developers, communities and others who require our services.


We take pride in providing the same high level of care to all clients for every project, regardless of the scope or fee.

We believe in the novel notion of being expert in our field and understand that professional conduct, integrity and responsiveness to phone calls, emails and the needs of our clients are just as important as the expertise we provide.

We understand that our value is in providing innovative, timely and cost-effective solutions to meet our client’s needs.  Our delivery will be prompt, complete and honest as we strive to exceed expectations.

This was my first time developing land and without the help, advise, and engineering expertise of Ken I know this project could have been a problem rather than a success.  Thanks to Ken and the Chalk Mountain group for all they did for me.

Chris McNeff, Decatur Iron & Recycling

Chalk Mountain’s turnaround time is exceptional.  I’ll use you folks again.

Paul Maples RPLS, Maples & Associates, Inc.

Chalk Mountain recently provided a flood study for a project in eastern Travis County for us and our client. The report was very professional and comprehensive. It was done in a short amount of time at a very reasonable fee. After seeing the level of service provided it no longer makes sense for our firm to struggle with these studies in-house and we will be using Chalk Mountain in the future.

James Garon, James Garon & Associates

Chalk Mountain did an excellent job getting a FEMA Floodplain map revised for Tom Green County.  Their tireless efforts over an extended time dealing with FEMA showed exception fortitude and commitment to the task.  Thanks Ken for a job well done!!!

Rick Bacon , Commissioner Pct. 3 Tom Green County, Texas

It is refreshing to know there are still professional people and companies with integrity, morals and expertise like Chalk Mountain.   They exceeded my expectation and I highly recommend them!

Crystal W, Home Owner

Our insurance broker gave you a lot of compliments on how the report was so thorough and very professional.  Our flood insurance cost was reduced from approx $3,000 per year (without the certificate) to $1285 per year.  I’m so grateful that we were directed to you!

Marissa H, Home Owner