The Compton Engineering History

Compton Engineering, Inc. founded in 1973 and was founded on the principle of bringing quality engineering to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Compton initially concentrated on civil engineering type projects, including the design of utility type projects for both public and private clients. In the years following, Compton Engineering’s client base and client needs continued to grow, as did the firm. In 1993, Compton Engineering expanded its office locations to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi to better serve the needs of our clients in the southwest region of the State. In 1999, Compton Engineering expanded once more and the Biloxi, Mississippi office was opened. Compton has most recently added a governmental affairs office in Jackson, Mississippi to assist our clients at the state level, including assistance in securing funds for state and federal projects.

Over the years, our firm has developed into a diversified firm with over 35 local employees offering expertise in various disciplines of professional services including civil, structural, environmental, planning, modeling, estimating, scheduling, surveying, project management, construction management, energy management, operation and maintenance as well as other administrative services. Compton Engineering’s past success is attributed to dedicated service to our clients, our community, and our employees. We have always put our local clients first, and will continue to do so, no matter the type, size, or complexity of a project. We have a proven track record in a wide array of projects from very small to extremely large and take pride in treating every client and project with the highest level of professionalism possible.

Lloyd J. Compton, P.E., – Founder

Lloyd J. Compton began operations of the present company, which was established in Pascagoula, Mississippi, he was a partner in the consulting firm of Gautier and Compton. In 1980, Compton Engineering later became a partnership between Lloyd J. Compton, P.E. and his son L. David Compton, P.E., who moved from Port Arthur, Texas to assist his father in running the family business.

David Compton, P.E.

L. David Compton, P.E., – CEO

David Compton, a second generation Compton Engineering executive, has been instrumental in the growth and success of Compton Engineering over the past several decades. Today, as CEO, he currently leads the Compton Engineering team with the same basic principles of honesty and integrity that his father used when he started the company. David expects the highest level of service and responsiveness from our team. David relies on his trusted professionals to produce the quality and service expected from Compton Engineering.

Geoffrey Clemens, P.E.

Geoffrey F. Clemens, P.E., – President

Geoffrey F. Clemens, P.E., with over twenty years of service to Compton Engineering, has been promoted to the position of President and is assisting in moving our firm into the future. His initiatives include a focus on new technology, innovative processes and friendly professional work environment for our employees. It is an exciting time for Compton Engineering as we make long-lasting relationships and build stronger bonds with customers, employees, contractors and the communities we serve.