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Full-Service Civil & Structural Engineering

Snyder & Associates is an Iowa-founded, multidisciplinary engineering, planning, and design firm serving clients throughout the Midwest and nationwide. After decades of working closely together, Shuck-Britson became part of the Snyder & Associates family in 2008 to deepen and expand the full-service capabilities of both firms. Together we provide extensive civil and structural engineering services grounded in over 90 years of experience.

How it All Began

In April 1977, Dennis Snyder and Stephen Rowe founded Snyder & Associates, a small engineering and planning firm in downtown Oskaloosa, IA. Driven by challenge, their founding vision was to become known and respected throughout Iowa as a comprehensive engineering and planning firm. With an emphasis on responsive, personal service tailored to meet individual client needs, they sought a small town image and shied away from the thought of becoming known as a ‘big city’ firm.

After a few months of survey work, the firm received its first big break in July 1977—the Polk City Water Treatment Plant. Due to the distance between Oskaloosa and Polk City, a second office was opened on the north side of Ankeny. The same day it opened, Dennis and Steve hired their first three employees: a secretary, surveyor, and an inspector.

A short time later, the University Avenue widening project was awarded to the firm by the city of Clive. The project, which transformed University Avenue from a two-lane street to the four-lane corridor it is today, provided valuable transportation engineering experience.

By 1979, Snyder & Associates had been hired as the City Engineer for both Polk City and Clive. The firm had outgrown its original office with a team of 25 employees, new clients, and additional projects. In just two short years, Dennis and Stephen’s vision became a reality.

Responsive, Multidisciplinary Expertise

Today, we remain true to our founding vision while striving to improve community quality of life. With your specific needs in mind, we’ll create a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, technicians, and specialists to guide you every step of the way. Together we’ll explore repair, reconstruction, and new design options so you can make informed decisions. From concept through construction, we’ll advocate on your behalf, working to minimize your administration and coordination needs.

Constrained resources and complex challenges do not break our stride—they inspire us to persevere and innovate.

A Trusted Advisor

Over 40 years since its inception, Snyder & Associates has grown to become the largest civil engineering and planning firm in central Iowa.

With twelve office locations in five states, the communities we serve are the same places we proudly call home. As a result, we’re able to better understand and address the challenges our clients face.

For us, it’s about more than just the project at hand. It’s about building long-term relationships with the people we serve, which is why 94 percent of our clients continue to trust us as an extension of their staff.

We’re dedicated to your success and believe comprehensive services are just the beginning.