In 1998, L.S. Engineering, Inc. (LSE) was founded by Carol Smith, P.E. in Greenville, Michigan.  LSE originally specialized in construction engineering oversight including inspection, testing, and project documentation for federally and state-funded road and bridge construction projects throughout Michigan.  LSE continues to provide these construction-related services for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and local government agencies.  Projects in which LSE has been involved range from the $100 million US-131 S-curve reconstruction project in downtown Grand Rapids to the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail rural non-motorized path construction projects in Montcalm and Gratiot counties.

In 2004, LSE purchased Scott Civil Engineering Company, a well-established, well-respected bridge design company when Mr. Robert H. Scott, P.E. decided to enjoy semi-retirement.  Building on this additional expertise and years of experience, LSE’s range of services has grown to include many transportation-related specialties ranging from bridge design to litigation support.