About Us


Since 1976, Larry E. Speaks & Associates has experienced noteworthy growth and success in the industry. The timeline below helps illustrate where we came from, and where we’re headed.

For more than 40 years, Larry E. Speaks & Associates, Inc. has provided engineering consulting and land surveying in the River Region and other parts of Alabama. Founded in 1976, Larry E. Speaks & Associates is a seasoned engineering firm committed to quality services and client satisfaction. Located in Montgomery, Alabama, our firm provides civil engineering and land surveying services on a wide array of project types within residential, commercial, and municipal sectors. Our employees are dedicated to offering comprehensive knowledge and skill to every project, big or small.

We are proud of our team at Larry E. Speaks & Associates, we are proud of our history, and we are proud of the progress and success we’ve experienced since our inception. This pride resonates throughout our team of employees which, in turn, is recognized by our clients through the services we provide. Ultimately, we hold ourselves to a standard of quality that you might not find at another company, and it shows.

Mr. Larry Speaks founded this company with a goal to serve his community. We continue to live out that goal as we carry on the legacy he built.

The company has twenty-six employees. The firm is experienced with projects including

  • Site engineering
  • Roadway design
  • Subdivision design
  • Storm drainage design
  • Sewage and water treatment facilities
  • Sewage & Water systems
  • Construction management
  • Environmental permits
  • Land development planning and design
  • Land use studies
  • Municipal works
  • Park and recreation facilities
The engineering staff includes four registered professional engineers, three registered professional land surveyors, and four environmental scientists

Lead Engineers:

Steven E. Speaks


Gregory M. Gillian


We have professionals dedicated to project management specializing in water supply, treatment, storage, and distribution systems, as well as wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal.

We have extensive experience with on-site sewer systems for residential and commercial use. Additionally, we have considerable experience in the design, approval, and feasibility of group systems. These systems can be as small as three to four residents up to entire communities including residential, commercial, and recreational utilizes.

The group systems or community systems typically contain low-pressure force main collection lines, grinder, or STEP pump systems at each user and a treatment plant. We have several of the group systems designed, approved, and operational. We can provide additional information on these systems at your request.
The environmental staff includes four (4) environmental scientists. Services include general, individual, construction, and air NPDES permitting at the local, state, and federal levels. Additional services include wetland delineations, nationwide permits, and individual permits with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
We have fully integrated surveying and drafting staffs to provide all types of land surveying services: boundary, topographic, control, construction, quantities, GPS, and design layouts.


Larry E. Speaks and Associates has twenty-six employees with extensive experience in Civil Engineering (Water Distribution, Highways, Site Engineering etc.), Surveying (Boundary Surveys, Topographic Surveys, GPS Surveys), Environmental Services(NPDES Permits, Wetlands Permitting, Low Presssure Sewer Systems etc.), and Land Planning & Development.

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Company is founded

In 1976, the company is founded as Larry E. Speaks & Associates, Inc. on S. Hull St. in downtown Montgomery. Larry and his wife Ann began work in the upstairs bedroom of this house where they offered services similar to what we offer now. It is here where the company name begins to build its reputation.


New office at Summit St.

Larry E. Speaks & Associates, Inc. experiences growth and decides to relocate to a larger office on Summit St. near Oak Park in Montgomery.


New office at Martha St.

Larry E. Speaks & Associates experiences more growth and moves again to another new office on Martha St. in the Cottage Hills neighborhood near downtown Montgomery. The company spends almost 20 years in this location and during that time, Greg Gillian joins the company in 1986 and Steven Speaks joins in 1987.


New office at Herron St.

Due to continued growth and success, Mr. Larry Speaks decides it is time to build an office that we can call home. He builds a new office next door, on Herron Street, custom to the needs of the company in an effort to take the business to the next level. This is the building we currently live in today.


Company Founder (Larry) passes

Mr. Larry Speaks, the company founder and father of Steven, passes away in the summer of 2009.

Larry built this company and we work every day to continue the legacy he built. He was a mountain of a man, always acting in the best interest of his clients and his employees. The lessons learned from and fond memories of Mr. Larry still resonate throughout the office and are ingrained in every project we undertake.


Larry E. Speaks & Associates wins awards

Larry E. Speaks & Associates, Inc. has received the 2018 Engineering Excellence Design Award for the state of Alabama from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) in the Special Projects category for their planning and design of MPACT & LAMP Project – “Retrofitting A Dormant Mall”.