Company History


Texas Registered Engineering Firm F-784 - SBE Certified
TBPLS Firm Registration No. 10011700

Where We Come From...

The original firm was established by R. Marvin Shipman in 1947 as a one-man office specializing in structural engineering. In November 1956, the firm incorporated as R. Marvin Shipman & Co., the first Professional Engineering Corporation in the State of Texas. Structural Engineering was the prime discipline, but the firm also undertook several civil engineering projects. The staff continued to grow as additional civil engineering and surveying projects were undertaken. In 1975, R. Marvin Shipman retired from active practice and the firm was purchased by the present owners who had been employees and associates for many years. In 1977, the firm moved to 415 Breesport Drive and changed the firm name to Macina, Bose, Copeland and Associates, Inc. In 1999, the firm moved to the present location at 1035 Central Parkway North. The Principals of the firm are Robert A. Copeland Jr., P.E., President and David L. Allen, P.E., Executive Vice President while other officers include Robert A. Liesman, P.E., Senior Vice President, Roger W. Gunderman, P.E., Vice President and Tony O. Olfers, E.I.T. Vice President.