Learn About Bowling Green’s Trusted Firm: Landmark Engineering

How We Started

Landmark Engineering was founded October 1, 2004, by Thaddaeus J. Lucas, PE, PLS. Thad purchased an existing company called Petty & Associates, Inc., which had been in business in the Bowling Green area since 1985. Since that time, Thad and his staff have worked hard to become one of the premier engineering and land surveying companies in South Central Kentucky.

In December 2006, we acquired Van Meter Engineering, Inc.

In January 2021, we acquired James R Adams & Associates. Since then, our company has continued to progress and serve our clients better.

Mission Statement

To gain the respect of our clients by helping them achieve their project goals in a timely and professional manner. Our foremost goal is to produce a high-quality professional product for our clients.

How We Started

Landmark Engineering was founded October 1, 2004, by Thaddaeus J. Lucas, PE, PLS. Thad purchased an existing company called Petty & Associates, Inc., which had been in business in the Bowling Green area since 1985. Since that time, Thad and his staff have worked hard to become one of the premier engineering and land surveying companies in South Central Kentucky.

In December 2006, we acquired Van Meter Engineering, Inc. It is another local engineering and land surveying company and has been in business for 24 years. Since then, our company has continued to progress and serve our clients better.

Mission Statement

To gain the respect of our clients by helping them achieve their project goals in a timely and professional manner. Our foremost goal is to produce a high-quality professional product for our clients.

Our Founding Principles

Landmark Engineering adheres to strict business principles. Our policies deal with honesty, trust, promptness, courtesy, and confidentiality. We expect the same high standards of our employees and know that it is our responsibility to provide the necessary training and mentoring to help them develop.

On a more fundamental level, we intend to anchor our principles on a foundation centered on:

  • First, the lordship and sovereignty of Jesus Christ;
  • Second, on the importance of family and family values, and;
  • Third, on the spirit and strength of the local community
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We strive to make these principles evident and realized in our daily interactions with clients, employees, governmental authorities, and all others we come in contact with.

Thaddaeus J. Lucas PE, PLS

Owner and President

Thad has more than 20 years of experience in design and project management. He has worked on a wide variety of projects, ranging from small residential and commercial site plans to large commercial and industrial projects. Thad is also experienced in working on:

  • Boundary Surveys
  • Subdivision Designs
  • Highway Widening and Planning
  • Stormwater System Design
  • FEMA Map Studies and Revisions

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering,
    Western Kentucky University, 2006
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering Technology,
    Western Kentucky University, 1995
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Western Kentucky University, 2006
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering Technology, Western Kentucky University, 1995

Registrations

Thad is registered in several states as an engineer and surveyor. See the list for his registration number in your area.

Engineer

  • Arkansas #11414
  • Kentucky #26913
  • Tennessee #111748

Surveyor

  • Kentucky #3569
  • Tennessee #2498

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