• Technical Support To Public
    Utilities In Texas

    Lamar Technical Services, Inc. (LTSI) has provided a wide range of support services to the electric utility industry as well as other utility industries across the state of Texas for nearly two decades.

FAQ


MAIN OFFICE:

12559 FM 2000
Caldwell, TX 77836
TEL: (979) 272-2214
larry.ltsi@gmail.com

CEDAR PARK OFFICE:
2000 Windy Terrace, Building 3-A
Cedar Park, Texas 78613
TEL: (512) 996-8630
FAX: (512) 250-2971
ltsi@austin.rr.com

CONROE OFFICE:
13843 Hwy. 105 West, Suite 320
Conroe, TX 77304
TEL: (936) 588-1105
FAX: (936) 588-1106
ltsiconroe@consolidated.net


Frequently Asked Questions

Are we a professional engineering firm?

LTSI is not an engineering firm. We are a technical services company that offers many of the same type of services that engineering firms provide without the high overhead and additional costs. We can outsource professional engineering services under our management upon request as we have done for other entities. We have worked in concert with all types of engineering and professional surveying firms to help support the electric utility industry. We have produced numerous sets of staking sheets and drawings for construction work plans, line ties and additions, road widening projects, and routine maintenance. Moreover, we have completed the plan and profile development, easement research, preparation and acquisition, and creation and submission of associated permits in conjunction with each project.

How are we qualified to provide the services?

We are currently staffed with 35 employees fully capable of providing the professional services that we offer. Our supervisors are Trimble certified GPS technicians. The majority of our employees are cross-trained to do all of the services that we provide. Twelve of our current employees have been instrumental in the development of many GIS and mapping projects for electric cooperatives, municipals, and investor owned utilities. We have several employees proficient in AutoCAD and six employees that have a combined 150 years of service in the utility industry. We employ former electric utility employees as well as former engineering firm employees.

What if we just need help getting started with a project?

Yes. We offer support at all levels. LTSI can provide the training and/or assistance needed to get started in the right direction efficiently. We can provide support from the planning stage thru completion of a turn-key product (including training of your employees).

Can you integrate our GIS data collection with our GIS software?

Yes. We can and have built data dictionaries that accommodate the fields and attributes requested including collection of the data and/or compilation of the data for integration into the clients’ respective GIS platform.

Can you supply and complete the proper permit forms for all applications?

Yes. We can complete all TXDOT permit forms for controlled and non-controlled access roads as well as railroad permits, corps of engineer permits, national forest permits, etc., complete with plan and profile drawings that we survey in the field. We presently do many electronically. We have also completed many utility adjustment packages for the many TXDOT right-of-way expansion projects.

Does LTSI have a complicated rate schedules?

No. We charge a flat hourly rate that is all-inclusive. No adders such as mileage, copies, meals, gas, phone calls, etc.