Land Planning & Entitlements


 CEA has entitled projects across the Bay Area. We know the area and the intricacies of each municipality. Our collaborative approach ensures our Clients are getting the entitlements they are looking for as well as a fully thought out project that can be efficiently built. 

Civil Engineering & Mapping


 CEA has both the technical skills and the experience to provide efficient and elegant designs for projects ranging from small infill sites to large master planned communities. CEA also provides all mapping related services required to develop your project including ALTA & Boundary Surveys, Subdivision Mapping and Condominium Mapping. 

Land Surveying & Construction Services


 CEA is a full service firm that provides land surveying, construction staking and construction management. We understand that the job isn't over once permits are issued, and we are with the Client and construction team all the way through the construction process. 

Our story


Located in San Jose, the Capital of Silicon Valley, Civil Engineering Associates has been providing efficient and responsible land development services since 1983.

The strength of any consulting firm is founded in the people who work there. We are very proud of the team we have built and the relationships and processes we have developed.  We have been operating with largely the same core staff for decades and we pride ourselves on minimal turnover and extensive internal communication across all phases of projects.

The lessons learned over those 3 decades have been passed along through the years and have guided CEA to the firm it is today. These principles developed by the founders Peter McMorrow and Don Utz are as present today as they were when the company began.

We are proud of the combined successes we share with our Clients and look forward to the opportunity to build upon those experiences.