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Pacheco Koch Founder, Mark Pacheco, Retires

Pacheco Koch, a Westwood company (PK), and the entire team at Westwood congratulate PK’s cofounder, Mark Pacheco, PE, RPLS, on his upcoming transition to retirement.

Beginning April 21, 2022, Pacheco will  provide both team and business development on a limited basis.

The Pacheco Koch legacy

Pacheco’s leadership and professional contributions to the PK team, its clients, multiple Texas communities, and the AEC industry will be recognized and experienced for years to come.

In March 1990, Mark Pacheco and Jim Koch founded Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers in Dallas, Texas. With a goal to grow

to 15 people, they achieved 250 strong in 2021, and became a highly preferred consultant serving its clients from five Texas offices. Since 1990, PK has completed more than 13,000 public infrastructure and private development projects across the south-central region of the U.S.

Pacheco says, “We have exceeded my wildest dreams. One of the main reasons we have been successful is the great clients and colleagues we’ve gained. The best part is that most also became good friends.”  He recounts something Koch always said, “People like to do business with people they like.”

Pacheco also credits his success to the unwavering support of both his and Koch’s families who understood the commitment it took to make a venture thrive,“ They al

ways believed in our goals and were always there to take care of everything else so we could focus on Pacheco Koch.”

Pacheco Koch was acquired by Westwood in December of 2021 as a strategic move to diversify to better serve its clients and provide more opportunities for its team. Having planned for nearly ten years to step back in 2022, Pacheco felt the stars were aligned, “With the timing of the acquisition and my retirement plan, PK’s next group of leaders have a great opportunity to move the company to the next level. I look forward to watching the team grow and succeed!”

The Next Chapter 

Though employees may still see Pacheco around for a while, his transition to retirement leaves him grateful for the unending support he has received over the last 32 years. To his clients, he says, “Thank you for your business, and more importantly, your friendships, over the years. It has been an absolute pleasure and honor.”

Pacheco looks forward to the extra time he will have with his wife and family to travel, enjoy great food and wine, and play golf.

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PK Celina wins the Community Friendly Business of the Year Award

Clint Bissett, with our Celina office, accepted the Community Friendly Business of the Year Award from the Greater Celina Chamber of Commerce. Clint and the entire Celina staff, strive to contribute to the Celina community as often as possible. Pacheco Koch, as a firm, has been active in community involvement since inception. Kudos to Clint and the Celina office for receiving this award!

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PK Austin has moved!

Come say hello and check out our new space.
8701 N. Mopac Expressway, Suite 320
Austin, TX 78759


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2021 Fort Worth Fastest Growing Companies Award Winner

The Pacheco Koch Fort Worth office has been named one of the Fastest Growing Companies in the area by Fort Worth, Inc. Magazine! Since its opening in 2009, the office has continued to grow to a staff of over 70 employees.


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2021 Promotions

Pacheco Koch is proud to announce the promotion of the following individuals as members of our senior leadership. These individuals will continue to help pilot and shape the future of our firm with their hard work and dedication.

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PK’s Mid-Year Promotions

Congratulations to everyone who received a mid-year promotion. We appreciate your hard work and dedication!

mid-year promotions

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Pacheco Koch is Growing in Houston

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PK acquires Thomas Land Surveying

thomas land surveying

After more than 50 years of providing high-quality professional land surveying services to Houston and the central Texas region, Thomas Land Surveying has become part of Pacheco Koch. PK’s acquisition of Thomas Land Surveying allows us to expand our land surveying services to the southern and central Texas regions. This is an exciting time for PK, and we look forward to growing with the talented staff of Thomas Land Surveying.

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PK is honored to be ranked as Best Places to Work for the 5th year in a row

We are honored to be ranked among DFW’s finest companies. For the 5th year in a row, our company culture and passion for employee development has been recognized by the Dallas Business Journal as one of the best places to work in the metroplex!

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Mark Schluter, PE joins PK as Director of Transportation Engineering and CE&I

Mark has been practicing in the transportation industry throughout Texas for more than 41 years. For more than half of his career, he has served in a variety of capacities for the Fort Worth District of TxDOT, including the Director of Transportation Operations and Area Engineer in North Tarrant and Wise/Jack Counties. Additional roles included bridge and structure design, advanced roadway project planning and schematics, environmental, roadway and freeway design, maintenance, and operations. Working from the firm’s Fort Worth office, Mark will serve as the Director of Transportation and Construction Engineering and Inspection, bringing a new level of highway and CEI expertise to Pacheco Koch’s TxDOT and municipal clients.

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