With North Texas development experience dating back to the 90’s, KE has established lasting relationships with City staff members, local officials, investors, developers, and landowners through the development community.

Staffed with top talented professionals, KE is able to put the necessary experience on a project without adding the large overhead costs typically incurred by other engineering consultants. Our small size also allows for the owners of the company to be intimately involved in each project and for each staff member to have experience working on all different project types.

We strive to re-engineer your expectations.

Thank you for your interest in our team. Below is a brief introduction to our owners.

Shea Kirkman, P.E.

Shea Kirkman, P.E.

Shea Kirkman has over 20 years of land development experience. As a Professional Engineer, Shea has worked on residential, commercial, industrial, retail, multi-family, mixed-use, infrastructure, park, trail and energy projects.

Raised in Dallas, Shea earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He has been married to his high school sweetheart for 20 years and they are blessed with three children. Shea enjoys the outdoors, camping, motorcycle riding, golf and spending time with his family and friends.

Patrick Filson, P.E.

Patrick Filson, P.E.

Patrick Filson is a Civil Engineer with over 15 years of experience in the land development field. His experience includes commercial, residential and high profile mixed-use developments. Patrick also has experience working with energy companies in urban drilling development. He grew up in the small town of Pleasanton in south Texas.

Patrick earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University, and moved to the Dallas Fort Worth area where he met his wife, also a Professional Engineer. He has three small children who consume most of his spare time. When he does have some free time Patrick likes to travel, eat well, fish, and spend time with friends and family. Patrick also enjoys competing in triathlons and has aspirations to complete a full Ironman triathlon.

Client Testimonials

Read what a few of our clients have to say about working with us.

Avex Group has had the honor of being one of Kirkman’s initial clients when they started. Avex Group specializes in the acquisition, management and disposition of raw land. One of the biggest keys to our success is in our due diligence process and that’s where KE performs some of their most important work for our success. They not only define what we are acquiring, they provide the engineering plan that we will need to successfully sell the property for the profits our investors desire. From start to finish, KE makes you feel like part of the family and they do not disappoint in the delivery of their services!

Jeremy Steenerson

AVEX Group

Working with the team from KE was a huge win for us. The City of Southlake had numerous requirements for our project in the preparation stages and KE guided us through those with precision and expertise. They met with us at each phase of the process and explained everything to us in simple terms. When our project met with some resistance, KE proved to be indispensable, helping to get us through the rough waters. They were a great partner.

The Rev. John Jordan

Rector, St. Laurence Church

Shea Kirkman has been the lead civil engineer of record for several real estate developments for Reilly Brothers Property Company and its clients. I highly recommend Shea Kirkman and Kirkman Engineering to anyone that wants excellent results and outstanding service.

Mike Reilly

Reilly Brothers Property Company

I deal with a lot of different civil consultants in DFW and I have never had the level of confidence in a group as I have with Kirkman Engineering.

Jake Petras


Kirkman Engineering offers more than engineering – they offer a full package that includes thorough work with integrity and honesty. This is followed up with a long-term commitment to a lasting relationship. Excellent communication and follow up. We trust our entire retail portfolio to Kirkman Engineering and are overjoyed with the results. Patrick has good hair despite his inability to grow a good beard.

Kris Ramji

The Victory Group

Kirkman Engineering are professional, timely and a great partner to have.

Christopher Jackson

Wynne Jackson