Initially founded in 1974 by Robert B. Ludgate, Sr., PE, PLS, and subsequently incorporated in 1986, Ludgate Engineering Corporation (LEC) is a federally certified Section 3 small, multi-disciplined consulting engineering business engaged in providing engineering services, consulting services, environmental services, surveying and mapping, structural design and drafting services to a variety of public and private clients. A family-owned business, LEC prides itself on its dedicated, long-term associates. All three key management personnel have been with the firm 15 years or more. The versatility of our staff, most of who are cross-trained and perform several functions allows us to adjust schedules and work assignments so that deadlines are always met. Our clients work directly with the engineers and individuals responsible for the project.

Mission Statement: To be a leading engineering firm committed to excellence in client and employee satisfaction.



Robert B. Ludgate, Sr., PE, PLS, President
Principal-In-Charge / Chief Civil Engineer
His 50 years of experience includes municipal engineering, civil and structural engineering and land surveying. He provides expert witness services for each field. Additionally, Mr. Ludgate is often called upon to investigate complex structural failures and storm water or flooding concerns.  Bob Sr. is involved in the 222 Task Force and is a current member of the Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation board. In 2008, he joined the board of the Berks County Smart Growth Alliance.

Thomas B. Ludgate, PLS, PE, LEED AP, Vice President
Surveying & Land Development, Chief Operating Officer
As the Principal-In-Charge of Ludgate Engineering Corporation, Thom is responsible for overall project management and the day-to-day operations of the firm.His expertise is in land development and subdivision planning. As the chief surveyor, he is also an expert in producing ALTA, topographic and boundary surveys as well as construction stakeouts.

Edwin H. Nordahl, II, PE, Vice President
Engineering Services
Thirty-five years of experience in civil and structural engineering related to land development and subdivisions; industrial, commercial and residential buildings; petrochemical plants and oil refineries; military installations; and bridges. Ed is frequently called to investigate complex structural failures and has provided many expert forensic reports.