About Us

Delivering Award-Winning
Projects Together


Larry Fleis, PE and Steve Vanden Brink, PE, two Grand Rapids civil engineers and friends, started Fleis & VandenBrink in 1993. Today the firm has 250 employees, nine offices, and we’re still growing.

The employee-owned, multi-disciplined civil engineering and architecture firm has become a one-stop shop for infrastructure planning, design, and construction. The firm’s steady growth can be attributed to several things – hiring good people, doing good work, and having good client relationships.

Since the beginning, we have invested in our people and provided them with opportunities, tools, and technology to be the best. We created a demand for our services and expertise by providing clients with exceptional service, innovative solutions, and great advice on how to fund projects.

Fleis & VandenBrink wholly owns F&V Operations (FVOP) and F&V Construction (FVC).

Our People

Our team is made up of civil engineers, architects, water resource specialists, landscape architects, geologists, environmental scientists, surveyors, GIS specialists, inspectors, field technicians, construction managers, professional emergency managers (PEMs), operations specialists, and administrative support.

Our people show dedication, creativity and passion for their projects, clients and co-workers because they know quality begins with them.


The key to success is our clients. Nearly 90 percent of our work year after year is from repeat clients because we have a caring staff and provide quality services at fair value.

We build relationships by being good listeners, hearing all the concerns and issues before starting a project. We also try to get a thorough understanding of the client’s goals and critical success factors.

Clients like our technical expertise, responsiveness, and working relationship that puts them at ease. Working together, on custom-fit solutions, we help deliver results and award-winning projects as promised – on time and on budget.

Vision Statement

F&V is recognized for its expertise as a strategic partner, the leader for design, construction & operation of projects, and the home for top professionals who are making a difference.



  • Understand our customers and satisfy their needs…
  • Employ, value, and empower good people…
  • Do what we say we are going to do…
  • Have fun!