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Who We Are

Our Values

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Sometimes we just can’t take no for an answer. We specialize in “cutting the red tape” so our clients can move forward. From personally walking things through the City, to nurturing relationships that matter, we are experts at getting things done when it’s all on the line.

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Our clients count on our schedules. To keep them on track, we hold ourselves accountable on a daily basis. We stay on-time and on-budget and communicate with the team quickly when this is beyond our control.

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A great engineering team can save “more than their fee” with a great design. We carefully examine our work and add value with thoughtful, efficient design. We help our world when we eliminate waste. Just one unique idea can save more for the planet than recycling at your home for a year!

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Engineering is primarily an exercise of the mind. Our work requires the seal of a registered professional who has specialized training and has passed extensive tests. Our profession requires that we be smart. It requires that we are well-read and understand the ordinances that govern our work. We must anticipate the hurdles before they happen.

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It all starts and ends with the team. From our client to every professional involved in the project, we believe a team approach is best. We hire team players, we are team players, and we work with team players. When everyone does their part well, project goals are met. When one of us wins, we all win...and if one of us loses, we all lose.

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Sometimes respect is earned, like how we feel about our heroes. Sometimes, we give respect because it’s the right thing to do, like with those generations beyond us, even if we don’t know their behavior. Sometimes we respect the position that someone may be in - like a superior in the military. In all cases, it comes down to treating others with honor and seeing them as a person.

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You know that feeling when you give someone a high-five and they leave you hanging? That is NOT what we want! As said previously, we are a TEAM. Being a team means we are all in sync. We are all rowing in one direction, and if someone stops rowing everyone is affected.

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As good as we may be, as far as we’ve come, there are still many things for all of us to learn. Imagine - no one knew how to do FaceTime just ten years ago! Our world is evolving around us, and we are committed to evolving as a company, and as people. That’s why we named the company “Evolving”!

Our Team

John Cornelsen, Samantha Renz, Frank Cano and Danielle Raschel Mathews are a team of experienced civil engineers and designers who specialize in finding effective and creative solutions to issues caused by Right of Way Acquisitions. With over eight decades of combined experience and a portfolio of designing billions of dollars of land development, they are experts in land development design adjacent to public Right of Way.

Their expertise makes them uniquely qualified to advise on the challenges created by eminent domain acquisitions.

Samantha Renz, P.E., C.F.M.


John W. Cornelsen


Frank Cano

Senior Civil Designer / Project Manager

Artuan McGee P.E.

Project Engineer

Austin Mossberg

Civil CAD Technician/Graduate Engineer

I've always said that our team at Evolving Texas is tenacious. In today's world, you have to be as good of a red-tape-cutter as you are a designer. Our team works with relationships we have at governing authorities to overcome obstacles and get our client's projects to the finish line.

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John Cornelsen



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TxDOT: Loop 820 - Southeast Connector Project, Ft. Worth, Tarrant County, Texas

We recently completed 4 land plans with partial acquisitions involving improved properties for the Loop 820 Southeast Connector project in southeast Fort Worth.

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TxDOT: U.S. 380; Princeton, Collin County, Texas

Recently completed 4 land plans with partial acquisitions involving improved properties for the U.S. 380 project in south Princeton.

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TxDOT: I.H. 35E; Lewisville, Denton County, Texas

We also recently completed a land plan with partial acquisition involving improved property for the I.H. 35E project in central Lewisville.


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