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About MLA Consulting

MLA Consulting, LLC was founded in 2009 by Craig Malan, Lori Lusk and Carlos Aguilar, as a civil engineering consulting firm dedicated to providing unmatched quality and customer service for municipalities and developers. Michael James joined the firm in May, 2010.

At MLA Consulting we utilize the most recent computer system and software technologies to streamline the design process. This enables us to to work with state and local agencies in the most efficient and economical manner possible.


Craig Malan, PE

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Craig has over 18 years of experience in land development and municipal engineering. He has provided project management, due diligence, planning, annexation, zoning, design, and construction management for a variety of large scale master-planned residential communities, site development, and various municipal infrastructure projects in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and in Houston, Texas.

These projects involved the planning, design, and construction of water distribution, wastewater collection, storm drainage, roadways, parking, and related site improvements and the implementation of storm water pollution prevention plans. Craig has been responsible for establishing over 10,000 single family residential lots and developing over 12,000 acres of land in Texas. He has also participated in the design of several significant commercial developments, and municipal infrastructure improvements projects.

Education
B.S. Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1992

Certifications
Texas Professional Registration - #84727 (1999)

Professional Associations
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE)

Professional Experience
2009 – Present – MLA Consulting, LLC
2006 – 2009 – Engineering Concepts & Design, LP
1992 – 2005 – Turner, Collie & Braden, Inc.

 

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Lori Lusk, PE

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Lori has 8 years of experience in land development and public works.  Lori has provided project management, due diligence, planning, zoning, design and construction management for several large scale master-planned residential communities, townhome developments, and commercial site development in North Texas.  These projects involved the planning, design and construction of water distribution, wastewater collection, storm drainage, road networks and implementation of storm water pollution prevention plans.  Lori has also participated in several public works projects including a wastewater feasibility study, grant applications submitted to Texas Water Development Board and ORCA, TxCDBG Community Development Projects, TxCDBG Planning and Capacity Building Fund Projects, municipal mapping and Census mapping.  In addition, Lori has experience in preparing environmental assessments necessary for grant projects through TDRA.

Education
B.S. Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 2001

Certifications
Texas Professional Registration - #99273 (2007)

Professional Associations
Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Professional Experience
2009 – Present – MLA Consulting, LLC
2006 – 2009 – Engineering Concepts & Design, LP
2002 – 2006 – Turner, Collie & Braden, Inc.

 

Call Lori at (214) 952-6766
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Carlos Aguilar

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Carlos has 10 years of experience in design and project management in public works.  He has provided design, preparation of specifications, bidding  and construction administration for projects ranging from infrastructure rehab to designing new infrastructure including permit applications for domestic wastewater treatment plant, water system modeling and has participated in elevated storage tank, wastewater treatment facility, potable water well, and sanitary sewer lift station design.  He also has experience providing municipal mapping services to cities and attorneys in North Texas and Central Texas area.  In addition, Carlos has worked on numerous projects funded by TxCDBG, ORCA and TWDB.

 

Education
Eastfield Community College, Dallas, Texas, 1995-1997
Brookhaven Community College, 1998-2000
Richland Community College, 2000-2002

Professional Experience
2009 – Present – MLA Consulting, LLC
2007 – 2009 – Engineering Concepts & Design, LP
2003 – 2007 – James Engineering, LLC
2002 – 2003 – PBS&J
2000 – 2002 – Freeman – Millican, Inc.

 

 

 

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Michael James, PE, CFM

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Michael has over 15 years of experience in municipal engineering and planning. He has provided project management, planning, subdivision, zoning, design, and construction management for a variety of municipal projects in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. These projects involved the planning, design, construction and inspection of water distribution, water and wastewater treatment, water supply, water storage, wastewater collection, storm drainage, roadway, and related municipal improvements. Michael has participated in the development of water and wastewater master plans, thoroughfare plans and various other capital improvement plans. He is also a certified floodplain manager and has actively managed floodplains for municipalities in accordance with the National Flood Insurance Program.

Education
B.S. Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 1995

Certifications
Texas Professional Registration - #89336 (2002)

Professional Associations
Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE)
Texas Floodplain Management Association

Professional Experience
2010 – Present – MLA Consulting, LLC
2007 – 2010 – City of Southlake, Texas
2003 – 2007 – James Engineering, LLC
2002 – 2003 – PBS&J
1995 – 2002 – Freeman – Millican, Inc.

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Joe Garcia

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Jose has over 13 years of experience in land development and public works.  Jose has assisted with the drafting and design on for several large scale master-planned residential communities in North Texas.  These projects include design and construction of water distribution, wastewater collection, storm drainage, road networks and implementation of storm water pollution prevention plans.  Jose also participated in several public works projects including TxCDBG Community Development Projects, TxCDBG Planning and Capacity Building Fund Projects, municipal mapping and Census mapping.

 

 

Education
A.A.S. Drafting & Design Technology, Texas State Technical College

Professional Experience
2009 – Present – MLA Consulting, LLC
2006 – 2009 – Engineering Concepts & Design, LP
1996 – 2006 – Turner, Collie & Braden, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What Our Clients Say

"The City of Leonard is fortunate to have MLA Consulting as the City’s engineering firm. The staff at MLA Consulting is willing to step outside the box to develop a plan that will fit the budget and meet the requirements of the project. They have gone above and beyond normal procedures to help the City of Leonard in all our projects and even some of our “Pipe Dreams.” Thanks to everyone at MLA Consulting for jobs well done."

- Butch Henderson, City Administrator
  City of Leonard, Texas

"I want to thank the staff at MLA Consulting for the assistance provided on the 2011/2012 Texas Community Development Program application process. MLA Consulting effectively met our needs in helping us develop some viable TxCDBG projects in a timely and professional manner. Your efforts in helping me meet tight deadlines is greatly appreciated. Keep up the great work."

- Tim F. Glendening, AICP
  TFGA, Inc.

"MLA Consulting plays a vital role as part of our development team at Bluegreen Communities. Craig and his team consistently provide innovative planning and value-engineered solutions in a cost effective, timely manner. Their extensive knowledge and experience in the land development business adds tremendous value to the overall project."

- Stephen Davis, Sr. Vice President of Operations
  Bluegreen Communities