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Pacheco Koch Founder, Mark Pacheco, Retires

Pacheco Koch, a Westwood company (PK), and the entire team at Westwood congratulate PK’s cofounder, Mark Pacheco, PE, RPLS, on his upcoming transition to retirement.

Beginning April 21, 2022, Pacheco will  provide both team and business development on a limited basis.

The Pacheco Koch legacy

Pacheco’s leadership and professional contributions to the PK team, its clients, multiple Texas communities, and the AEC industry will be recognized and experienced for years to come.

In March 1990, Mark Pacheco and Jim Koch founded Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers in Dallas, Texas. With a goal to grow

to 15 people, they achieved 250 strong in 2021, and became a highly preferred consultant serving its clients from five Texas offices. Since 1990, PK has completed more than 13,000 public infrastructure and private development projects across the south-central region of the U.S.

Pacheco says, “We have exceeded my wildest dreams. One of the main reasons we have been successful is the great clients and colleagues we’ve gained. The best part is that most also became good friends.”  He recounts something Koch always said, “People like to do business with people they like.”

Pacheco also credits his success to the unwavering support of both his and Koch’s families who understood the commitment it took to make a venture thrive,“ They al

ways believed in our goals and were always there to take care of everything else so we could focus on Pacheco Koch.”

Pacheco Koch was acquired by Westwood in December of 2021 as a strategic move to diversify to better serve its clients and provide more opportunities for its team. Having planned for nearly ten years to step back in 2022, Pacheco felt the stars were aligned, “With the timing of the acquisition and my retirement plan, PK’s next group of leaders have a great opportunity to move the company to the next level. I look forward to watching the team grow and succeed!”

The Next Chapter 

Though employees may still see Pacheco around for a while, his transition to retirement leaves him grateful for the unending support he has received over the last 32 years. To his clients, he says, “Thank you for your business, and more importantly, your friendships, over the years. It has been an absolute pleasure and honor.”

Pacheco looks forward to the extra time he will have with his wife and family to travel, enjoy great food and wine, and play golf.

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Carlo Andreani chosen to be on the Board of Directors for The Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth

Carlo Andreani, PE, LEED AP in our Fort worth office has been chosen to be a member of the Board of Directors for The Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth! Carlo also holds the title of Chairman in the Programs Committee of  The Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Wort. Congratulations to Carlo on his promotion with the council!

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Growing Celina through the Mind of an Engineer

Clint Bissett, PE, leader of our Celina office, recently spoke with the Celina EDC regarding the growth of the City. As a civil engineer, Clint’s newly appointed position to the EDC Board offers a unique perspective due to his background working with both the public and private side of development. His extensive knowledge of public infrastructure needs and his understanding of the development needed to expand the City’s economic growth will greatly benefit the City’s development.

“Celina is pro-growth, pro-development, and they want to do it the right way.” – Clint Bissett, PE

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Pacheco Koch once again launches the University of Texas at Arlington Student-Alumni Mentor Program


In honor of World Landscape Architecture Month, Pacheco Koch has once again launched the University of Texas at Arlington Student-Alumni Mentor Program. Co-founded by Dorothy Witmeyer, PLA, of Pacheco Koch, the program allows UTA students to learn from landscape architecture professionals and build meaningful relationships with industry experts and other students.

A special thanks goes out to Geoff Hall, PLA, LI, ISA CA, and Amber Davis, PLA, for being active mentors in the program and fostering the next generation of landscape architecture professionals. We are proud to continue connecting students with professionals, and at the same time, facilitate and expand industry knowledge.

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Pacheco Koch is Growing in Houston

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Associate Principal Promotions

Pacheco Koch is proud to present these new Associate Principals who will help lead our firm into the new decade!


Greg Gerbig, PE | Civil Engineering

Kyle C. Harris, RPLS | Land Surveying

Javier D. Jaramillo, PE | Civil Engineering

Justin W. Waldrip, RPLS | Land Surveying

Fort Worth

Jennifer L. Butcher, PE, PTOE | Traffic Engineering


Kyle F. Whitis, PE, LEED AP | Civil Engineering

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Kyle Whitis chosen to join the latest class of Leadership North Houston

Kyle Whitis in our Houston office has been nominated as an emerging leader in the Houston area and chosen to join the latest class of Leadership North Houston. The organization focuses on strengthening existing leaders by addressing key issues in the community, developing relationships with influential local leaders, and positively impacting the future of the community. Congratulations Kyle!

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Brian O’Neill selected as member of United Way of Tarrant County Board of Directors

Brian ONeill

We are proud of Brian O’Neill, PE, CFM for being selected as a new member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Tarrant County. Brian joined Pacheco Koch ten years ago with the duties of opening and growing the Fort Worth office. As we continue to grow in Tarrant County, we are happy that one of our own is providing leadership in solving Tarrant County’s toughest social challenges.

To read more about the announcement, click here.

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Mark Schluter, PE joins PK as Director of Transportation Engineering and CE&I

Mark has been practicing in the transportation industry throughout Texas for more than 41 years. For more than half of his career, he has served in a variety of capacities for the Fort Worth District of TxDOT, including the Director of Transportation Operations and Area Engineer in North Tarrant and Wise/Jack Counties. Additional roles included bridge and structure design, advanced roadway project planning and schematics, environmental, roadway and freeway design, maintenance, and operations. Working from the firm’s Fort Worth office, Mark will serve as the Director of Transportation and Construction Engineering and Inspection, bringing a new level of highway and CEI expertise to Pacheco Koch’s TxDOT and municipal clients.

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The PK Landscape Architecture team leads ASLA Conference sessions

For those attending the ASLA Conference this week in Irving, make sure you attend some of the sessions led by members of our very own PK Landscape Architecture team.

1:00 – 2:00 pm | Strengthening Community Fabric
Nick Nelson, RLA, LEED AP

4:00 – 5:00 pm | Collaborating with Contractors
Mark Colby, RLA

11:30 am – 12:30 pm | Germinate Knowledge of Seed
Geoffrey Hall, RLA, LI

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