In 1999, Tony Gelacio and Nick Alanis established an engineering practice that focused on providing engineering services for projects that improve quality of life. With their demand for excellence, they established Entech Civil Engineers, Inc. (Entech) to provide superior infrastructure planning, design and construction management solutions to their municipal, county and state partners. Not long after the company’s founding, Michael Ponce joined the practice.

Today, Entech is a well-established multidiscipline consulting firm and one of the largest and most specialized transportation consulting practices in Texas. With headquarters in Houston and an office in Austin, Texas, we have solutions ranging from project management to feasibility studies, planning and schematics to final design and construction management, Entech’s diverse workforce has the experience and skillset to meet today’s challenging infrastructure needs across Texas.

Entech consistently provides quality services, clearly communicating with stakeholders and meeting expectations daily has earned us the trust of our clients. Our vision is to enable contemporary infrastructure designs that last for future generations. With this vision in mind, our exceptional staff of professional engineers, project managers, hydrologists, technicians, construction managers, inspectors, and administrative support have one goal - to safely and effectively deliver best-in-class projects that are innovative and answer our client’s biggest challenges.

Leadership Team


Tony Gelacio

Tony Gelacio, PE
Over 35 years of transportation planning, design, and management

Nick Alanis

Nick Alanis
Chief Executive Officer
Over 30 years of transportation planning, design, and management

Michael Ponce

Michael Ponce, PE
Executive Vice President
Over 30 years of transportation planning, design, and program management

Myrna Soto

Myrna Soto
Administrative Manager
Over 30 years of administrative services and management

Jim Spackman

Jim Spackman, PE
Chief Management Officer
Over 30 years of transportation planning, design, and management

Chris Orosco

Chris Orosco, PE
Chief Information Officer
Over 20 years of transportation design, project management, and technical support

Roger Gonzalez

Roger Gonzalez, PE
Director, Advanced Planning
Over 30 years of transportation planning and schematic design

Lloyd Wolf

Lloyd Wolf, PE
Director, Bridge Engineering
Over 30 years of bridge and transportation engineering






TBPE F-6932



Port of Houston SBE




TxDOT Precertifications

  • 1.1.1
    Policy Planning
  • 1.2.1
    Systems Planning
  • 1.3.1
    Subarea/Corridor Planning
  • 1.4.1
    Land Planning/Engineering
  • 1.5.1
    Feasibility Studies
  • 1.6.1
    Major Investment Studies
  • 1.8.1
    Public Involvement
  • 2.14.1
    Environmental Document Preparation
  • 3.2.1
    Route Studies & Schematic Design
  • 4.2.1
    Roadway Design
  • 4.4.1
    Freeway Interchanges and Direct Connectors
  • 4.5.1
    Constructability Review
  • 4.6.1
    3-D Design Visualization Services
  • 5.2.1
    Bridge Design
  • 5.3.1
    Multi-Level Interchange Design
  • 7.1.1
    Traffic Engineering Studies
  • 7.3.1
    Traffic Signal Timing
  • 7.4.1
    Traffic Control Systems Analysis, Design and Implementation
  • 7.5.1
    Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • 8.1.1
    Signing, Pavement Marking and Channelization
  • 8.2.1
  • 8.3.1
  • 8.6.1
    Rail-Highway Design
  • 9.1.1
    Bicycle and Pedestrian Facility Development
  • 10.1.1
    Hydrologic Studies
  • 10.2.1
    Roadway Hydraulic Design
  • 10.3.1
    Bridge Hydraulic Design
  • 10.4.1
    Storm Water Pump Station - Hydraulic Design
  • 10.5.1
    Bridge Scour Evaluations and Analysis
  • 10.8.1
    FEMA Regulations and Permits
  • 11.1.1
    Roadway Construction Management and Inspection
  • 11.3.1
    Construction Superintendent
  • 11.6.1
    Construct. Schedule Support-General
  • 11.7.1
    Construct. Schedule Support-Sched of Roadway Design
  • 18.3.1
    Utility Adjustment Coordination



Entech and our staff are members of the following professional societies, chambers of commerce and business associations:

Professional Societies:

Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations: