About Us



  • 1980

    The firm was founded in Omaha, Nebraska by Roy Sides as a one person firm dedicated to providing professional services for Public Works projects.  The company was named Sides & Associates and it was started to serve the growing demand for professional consulting engineering and surveying services.

  • 1984

        The firm lands a construction surveying project at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska.  Thirty years later we are still providing annual professional services at Eppley Airfield for various improvement projects.

  • 1994

    Sides & Associates was selected to provide construction inspection, construction surveying, and construction management for the $1.5 million 36th and D street bridge.  This was the first of six consecutive major bridge construction projects that the firm oversees.  RW’s expertise in bridge construction layout was born.

  • 1995

        Russell Falconer, PE and Joel Jacobsen, PLS joined the firm.

  • 2000

      The firm celebrated 20 years in business.

  • 2006

       The firm was purchased by long time employee, Russell Falconer.  The firm’s name changed from Sides & Associates to R.W. Engineering & Surveying, Inc.  At the time, the company had completed more than 700 projects in Nebraska and Iowa.

  • 2008

       Great Recession began.

  • 2010

       The firm celebrated it’s 30th year anniversary.

  • 2013

       Joel accepted a partnership in the firm.

  • Today

     The staff now includes one professionally licensed civil engineer, three professionally licensed land surveyors, engineering technicians, CAD technicians, construction administrative personnel, administrative personnel, and surveying technicians.