ABOUT US

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GarzaEMC is a civil engineering design and management consulting firm. We provide industry leading service for our clients in both the public and private sectors. At GarzaEMC we are committed to serving our clients and their communities by providing award-winning services and building strong partnerships to foster a better outcome.
Our team’s focus is our client and our goal is to provide a trusted and unmatched level of service, resulting in a positive and quality experience.

At GarzaEMC, we combine our creative, technical and systematic expertise to deliver state of-the-art quality environments. Our team’s priority is to meet with our clients at every stage of a project and collaborate, bringing a variety of expertise to fulfill their needs. Garza’s expertise includes site development, water & wastewater, construction management and management consulting. We offer consulting and design services for higher education, K-12, office and corporate facilities, municipal facilities and infrastructure, as well as medical and laboratory facilities.

GarzaEMC’s contributions create a diverse portfolio of projects, and our team has cultivated an in-depth knowledge of the public sector with greater understanding and appreciation for its extensive processes and procedures. Our approach to every project is as unique as the project itself. With offices in every major market in the state of Texas, we have the capabilities to work on both large and small projects in multiple sectors statewide.

SERVICES

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Project Management

Project Management Services

Master Planning
Multi-Site Analysis and Disposition
Project Delivery Methodology
Design Team Selection and Contracting
Design Criteria and Guidelines
Estimating and Cost Management
Scheduling and Time Management
Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Project Audit and Metrics
Commissioning and Closeout

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Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering Services

Due Diligence
Preliminary Engineering
Schematic Design Development
Site Grading
Drainage/Detention Design
Feasibility and Route Studies
Parking Lot Layout
Hydrology/Hydraulics

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Water & Wastewater Engineering

Water & Wastewater Services

Treatment Plants
Master Plans
Pump Stations
Lift Stations & Force Mains
Ground and Elevated Storage Tanks
Pipeline Design
Permitting
Stormwater Design
Hydraulic & Hydrology

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Construction Administration

Construction Administration Services

Bid Process Development/Implementation
Project “Close-out”
Concurrence Reports
Construction Inspection
Construction Observation
Cost Estimating
Daily Reports
Pre-construction Conference Attendance
Punch Lists

MEET OUR TEAM

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RUDY GARZA

President / Principal

Rudy Garza is President and founder of GarzaEMC, LLC. Rudy has over 25 years of experience in Project Management and successful deliveries of major capital projects in both the private and public sector. Prior to establishing GarzaEMC, Rudy served as Assistant City Manager to the City of Austin. He spent 23 years in the public sector, with 20 of those years in Municipal government and three in State government. Rudy’s experience gives him a unique understanding of both public and private sector needs, as well as the complexity of engagements with public agencies. 

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JOHN PELHAM, PE

Senior Vice President / Principal

John Pelham has been a part of the GarzaEMC team since it was founded in 2012. He brings to the team almost 20 years of experience in civil engineering, land development, and project management in both the public and private sectors. As Senior Vice President, John’s role consists of senior level project management, oversight of the site civil engineering practice, and project liaison and coordinator of other GarzaEMC design disciplines. John’s industry experience and engineering knowledge allows him to truly understand a client’s needs and develop unique solutions for each project.

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DARREN HUCKERT, PE, LEED AP

Vice President

Darren Huckert brings over 15 years of civil engineering and land development experience to our team. He is an accredited LEED AP with the US Green Building Council, a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas and is an active member in various organizations statewide and in his community. While Darren maintains a statewide area of responsibility, he also serves as Vice President for the Houston/College Station Region. Darren provides business development, management and oversight of the firm’s civil engineering practice, project management and client relations.

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JULIA MRNAK, PE

Senior Project Manager / Principal

Julia Mrnak is a Senior Project Manager for GarzaEMC. With over 11 years of experience in civil engineering and land development, she oversees some of our largest projects. Julia works closely with the clients and team to develop innovative solutions to successfully deliver projects. Her experience includes water quality and detention pond analysis and design, site design and permitting, drainage studies, TCEQ permitting, and water, wastewater, and storm sewer design for commercial, multi-family, retail, residential and public institutional projects. Julia has considerable experience working on projects with dense environments and challenging schedules.

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BRETT LARSON, PE

Senior Project Manager

Brett Larson has over 10 years of experience in civil engineering. His experience consists of the design and project management of drainage projects and roadways, as well as utilities including water, wastewater, hydrology, hydraulics and storm sewer.  Brett is well versed in design programs such as MicroStation, Civil 3D and GIS, and drainage programs such as HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, WinStorm, THSYS,and Hydraflow. As Senior Project Manager, Brett aids in the design, coordination and construction services that meet the specific needs of each client to successfully deliver projects.

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KELLEY FOWLER, PE

Senior Project Manager

As a Senior Project Manager for the GarzaEMC team, Kelley Fowler manages our civil design teams and is responsible for working directly with our clients. Kelley brings over 11 years of civil engineering experience within both the private and public sectors. He has considerable experience in site analysis and design, erosion and sedimentation control, hydrology and hydraulics and water and wastewater infrastructure facility analysis and design. His experience also includes office, healthcare, higher education and public institutions.

Looking to join our team? Check out our open positions.

PORTFOLIO

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Higher Education
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  • University of Texas at Austin: Dell Medical School
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  • University of Texas at Austin: Welch Hall
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  • Texas State University Star One Expansion
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  • Texas State University: Research and Commercialization Center
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  • Texas A&M University: CIADM Building
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  • University of Texas at Dallas: Graduate Student Housing
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  • Austin by Ellsworth Kelly at The University of Texas at Austin: Blanton Museum of Art
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  • Houston Community College: West Houston Institute
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  • City of San Antonio Public Safety Headquarters
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  • Tarrant Regional Water District Integrated Pipeline
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  • San Antonio Water System: DSP Clayton Tank
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  • Garlic Creek Lift Station Replacement
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  • City of Buda Drainage Study
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CERTIFICATIONS

**GarzaBury, LLC is now Garza EMC, LLC. We are 100% minority owned and the above certificates are still recognized by the certification agencies.

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Austin

Address: 7708 Rialto Blvd., Suite 125, Austin, Texas 78735
Phone: 512.298.3284

Dallas

Phone: 972.295.9140

Houston

Address: 9801 Westheimer Rd., Suite 803, Houston, Texas 77042
Phone: 713.491.6039

San Antonio

Address: 100 NE Loop 410, Suite 1090, San Antonio, Texas 78216
Phone: 210.526.0286

Corpus Christi

Address: 801 Navigation, Corpus Christi, Texas 78408
Email: info@garzaemc.com

Email: info@garzaemc.com

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