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Charles D. Gooden Consulting Engineers, Inc. is a Houston-based multi-discipline design firm offering professional services in civil engineering, structural engineering, and project/program management for the public and private sectors. Founded in January 1976 by Charles D. Gooden, CDGCE has built a solid reputation by providing excellent professional services to its clients. CDGCE was incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas in 1980 with its principal office in Houston, Texas.

The stability of the firm is demonstrated by its 40-year history of providing quality professional engineering services for a variety of clients, project and project sizes. CDGCE has a stable staff of key personnel averaging 14 years with the firm. Currently the firm employs civil engineers, structural engineers, project managers, CAD technicians, and administrative support staff. Our profession and our clients are faced with global competitiveness, sustained and rapid urbanization, funding gaps, and infrastructure investment shortfalls, as well as a real necessity for resilience while facing climate change. 

CDGCE has steadily made investments in the technology of tomorrow, as well as in our employees who leverage these new technologies to generate sustainable and real client solutions. As leaders in this industry in the creation of sustainable and successful communities, we have the goal of creating a company culture that embraces disruption in technology. Trends such as autonomy, digitization, artificial intelligence, and computing capabilities are critical differentiators in the future of professional services firms.

CDGCE is a professional services firm that is consistently recognized by clients and peers for superb work products and outstanding service. We’ve spent 40 years dedicated to fulfilling our mission of creatively transforming how the world is experienced, designed, and envisioned. When we began CDGCE in 1976 we knew we had to begin with what our clients needed out of the service-owner provider relationship then work backward. That still means we are transparent and honest with our clients today, that we do what we say we are going to do and that we communicate on their terms.

CDGCE remains committed to the economic prosperity and sustainable development of the many communities in the area in which we work and live. And we’re inspired by the shared passion of our associates and clients who create connected, sustainable, and resilient communities.