Precision from the ground UP.
UP sees itself as a partner to its clients, working collaboratively with them throughout the development process. This approach ensures that the client’s vision and goals are fully understood and incorporated into the project’s design and execution.
UP has a thorough understanding of the local regulatory environment and works closely with clients to navigate the permitting and approval processes. This expertise enables the firm to identify potential challenges and proactively address them, ensuring that projects stay on schedule and on budget.
UP is constantly exploring new technologies and techniques that can improve project outcomes and enhance the client experience. This approach ensures that UP’s clients receive the most advanced and effective engineering and surveying services available.
UP’s commitment to quality is reflected in the firm’s track record of successful projects and satisfied clients. The firm’s engineers and surveyors take pride in their work and strive for excellence in everything they do, ensuring that clients receive the highest level of service and achieve their development goals.
Meet Our Experts
Natasha Uhlrich, P.E.
Meet Natasha Uhlrich, P.E. and President of UP Engineering + Surveying. Natasha spent her childhood in Kansas growing up in a rural area and graduating from Kansas State University with a degree in Civil Engineering with an environmental emphasis. She moved to Houston upon graduation and worked for a company there that treated her like family. Natasha not only learned how to be a good engineer there but also many life lessons. Upon moving to SA, Natasha was fortunate once again to work for a company that invested in her and instilled the importance of what we do as engineers and taught her the importantance to being a good manager is by being a good listener. With these two main experiences in hand, Natasha and her team have built upon that and opened the doors here at UP in 2016 and haven’t looked back.
“I love what I get to do every day and consider myself extremely blessed.” ~Natasha
Natasha was a state champion chicken judger in high school, as well as raised peacocks, donkeys, llamas and ferrets. Her love of animals as a child has been replaced today with a love of her kids and family, both at home and at work.
Ryan Plagens, P.E.
Meet Ryan Plagens, PE, CFM and Vice President of UP Engineering + Surveying. Ryan grew up in San Antonio, Ft. Worth and Cuero, Texas – home of the Fighting Gobblers! After attending Texas A&M University and obtaining her Agricultural Engineering Degree (Whoop!), she landed back in San Antonio to begin her civil engineering career. She had the opportunity to design and manage both public and private projects, work on hydraulic and hydrologic studies, and coordinate with various agencies which has enabled her to establish a broad knowledge-base and understanding for the effort and attention required on projects. She met Natasha in 2015 and the rest is history!
Ryan is married and has two children, two dogs and three chickens. When she’s not working, she acts as her kids’ chauffeur, enjoys hunting and fishing, or heading to the Caribbean.
Storm Water Manager
Originally from Austin, Mark moved to San Antonio to continue his education at UTSA; earning a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.
Mark joined UP a little under a year ago but has been in the field for over 20 years. Focusing on Storm Water engineering, he serves as a P.E for the company, ensuring that the utilities work smoothly for every project the company takes on.
In Mark’s free time he loves to read and take his three daughters to all their activities.
Eric started his survey career in 2010 as an instrument man and worked his way up to a Survey Coordinator for UP Engineering + Surveying. He previously spent several years in the oil and gas industry where he designed and surveyed over 1000 miles of pipeline. He currently holds an API 1169 Pipeline Construction Inspector certification and FAA Remote Pilot Certificate (part 107) and is currently working on his S.I.T.
He has a daughter who’s going to UT Austin (go longhorns!), a nephew who’s in junior high that he is raising with his fiancé, has 3 dogs, loves to try new foods whenever the chance arises, and does woodworking in his free time!
William Farley (Bill)
Bill is a civil CAD designer brings top-notch design skills and leadership to UP Engineering + Surveying. He is a crucial part of the UP team operating as our CAD Manager. Bill was 16 years old when he and his family moved to New Jersey. That first day unloading their truck, a neighbor stopped by to introduce himself and offered Bill a job working as a rodman for his survey company. It was from that day that he began his career in the engineering and surveying field. Bill started working alongside Natasha 16 years ago at another firm and always loved her passion for the projects and the fun she brought to the office. When the opportunity arose in 2019, Bill joined UP and says his hope is to continue helping UP be one of the top firms for client satisfaction.
If Bill is not working, he most likely will be on a Tennis Court! He also enjoys boat parties on the lake and traveling whenever possible.
Nathan Chamberlain, P.E.
Meet Nathan Chamberlain, PE, a civil engineering professional with 10 years of experience in delivering successful projects. Nathan has played a pivotal role in managing a diverse portfolio of complex infrastructure ventures, ranging from large-scale residential projects to commercial development initiatives. His expertise in coordinating cross-functional teams, optimizing resources, and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards has consistently led to on-time and within-budget project completions. Equipped with exceptional problem-solving skills and a keen eye for detail, Nathan continues to drive innovation and efficiency, leaving an indelible mark on the civil engineering landscape.
Nathan has a daughter and a yorkie. His soul runs on black coffee, the bitter elixir fueling his relentless pursuit of excellence.
Tyler Smith, P.E.
Meet Tyler Smith, PE, Project Manager at UP Engineering + Surveying. Tyler is a Civil Engineer Professional who joined the UP team in 2018 and works on various commercial and residential projects in the South Texas Region. A graduate of Colorado School of Mines with professional engineering licensure across multiple states, Tyler helps deliver efficient engineering solutions for our customers and is a true asset to the team.
Tyler has 2 cats and 1 dog and has traveled to 15 countries.
Richaes Neubauer III (Trey)
Director of Land Surveying
Richard Neubauer III (Trey) is a seasoned professional with a decade of experience in the field of land surveying. Currently serving as the Director of Land Surveying at UP Engineering + Surveying, Trey brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role.
Trey’s journey began ten years ago, when he entered the field as an entry-level survey technician. Through hard work, dedication, and a passion for the craft, he quickly distinguished himself as a diligent and meticulous surveyor.
Driven by his ambition to excel, Trey graduated with a Bachelors in Geography from Texas State University, eventually earning his Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS) license.
As the Director of Land Surveying at UP Engineering + Surveying, Trey brings his extensive experience and visionary leadership to the table. He is responsible for overseeing the entire surveying division, implementing strategic initiatives, and driving operational excellence. His dedication to delivering accurate and reliable surveying services, combined with his commitment to fostering a culture of continuous education and improvement, make him an invaluable asset to the organization.
Outside of his professional pursuits, Trey is a father of two, and an avid hunter, fisher, and nature enthusiast. He enjoys exploring the outdoors, appreciating the natural landscapes that he has the privilege of surveying and preserving.
Human Resource Manager
Meet Sarah Fulcher, Human Resource Manager & Event Coordinator for UP Engineering + Surveying. With 12 years of background in the surveying and engineering profession, working in administration, crew coordination & equipment management, she eventually moved into the Human Resource world a few years later. Sarah’s goal is to help maintain UP’s vision of a fun work environment that everyone looks forward to coming into every day. “A happy environment is a productive environment”.
Sarah has 7 children, 2 stepchildren, 10 grandchildren, a wonderful husband & a best friend of 40+ years. She also has a mini farm with chickens/sheep/goats/dogs/fish. She loves fast cars (manual only) and motorcycles.
Wilhelm (Wil) Sanchez, Construction Coordinator, started his surveying career in 2007 and worked his way up to his current position of Construction Coordinator for UP Engineering + Surveying. In his surveying career he has worked in the oil and gas industry along with the civil engineering industry. He currently holds an FAA Remote Pilot Certification (part 107) and uses this certification often by taking aerial shots on the job sites for clients while out on his inspections.
He enjoys dirt biking with his sons, playing on a baseball team, and doing art when the time allows.
Luis M. Ramones
Meet Luis M Ramones, Production Manager of UP Engineering + Surveying. Luis has been in the Civil Engineering Business for over 40 years and brings his experience & expertise in Residential Land Development. Starting in the 80’s, he honed his craft utilizing hand drafting and working on survey crews and any part of project that he could get his hands into. As the technology growth emerged, Luis took these skills and applied them using the new tools available, from computers, program applications to CAD and focused on production with the mind set of working smarter not harder through efficient techniques. Luis became co-owner of an Engineering Company in 2002 and due to its success was able to merge with a larger firm 14 years later. He has worked to develop hundreds of subdivisions over the last 4 decades. When the opportunity came in August of 2023, Luis joined UP Engineering and hopes to help with its growth to being a firm of choice for Clients.
Luis is an avid Dallas Cowboy and NASCAR fan and enjoys his weekends sitting by the TV watching the games and drinking a relaxing beverage, while Barbequing with the family, with the occasional travel to see the Cowboys in person.
UP’s philosophy is centered around its core values of integrity, excellence, and client focus. The firm believes that success comes from building strong, long-term relationships with clients and delivering high-quality work that meets their needs and exceeds their expectations. UP is committed to staying at the forefront of industry trends and technology in order to provide the best possible service to its clients.
UP’s focus is on providing top-notch civil engineering and surveying services for a wide range of development projects, from commercial and residential to mixed-use, industrial, and infill. The firm is dedicated to understanding each client’s unique needs and goals, and working collaboratively with them to achieve success. UP is committed to delivering the highest level of service and quality, while always putting the client first.
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11903 Jones Maltsberger Rd.
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