With our qualified and professional staff, we are eager to exceed your expectations.
who we are


Our diverse skill set provides a complete design solution for almost any project type.
what we do

Gulf States Engineering is a multidiscipline engineering firm with a wide variety of experience in commercial, industrial and government projects. Founded in 1998, GSE
has grown to a 60 plus staff engineering firm with offices located in both Mobile, Alabama and Gulfport, Mississippi. Additionally, Gulf States Engineering offers surveying, construction management, code compliance and LEED consulting. With a breadth of skills and depth of experience, GSE is suited to meet your needs. 

business philosophy

Gulf States Engineering believes in long-term relationships with our clients, by building trust and confidence over time and meeting or exceeding expectations with each design. We are truly honored to have a 90% repeat client ratio and constantly strives to be worthy of that trust. 

Multi-Disciplined, Collaborative and Professional

“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.” – Aristotle



Civil/Structural Engineer with 
25 Years Experience Specializing in project management over projects in Industrial projects including steel, process and manufacturing sectors.  

Timothy G. Morris, PE
Tim is a Civil / Structural Engineer with over 25 years experience. Tim specializes in project management of industrial projects, including steel, process and manufacturing sectors. 


Dual Registered Fire Protection Engineer  and Mechanical Engineer with 
19 Years Experience 
Specializing in fire suppression system design, HVAC and plumbing design and project management.

John T. Wade, PE
Vice President
Tom is dual registered in Fire Protection Engineering and Mechanical Engineering with 19 years experience. Tom specializes in fire suppression system design, HVAC design, plumbing design and project management. 


Structural Engineer with 10 years experience, specializing in heavy industrial projects including heavy equipment foundations, electrical buildings and staff support facilities.

Karen L. Brown, PE
Director of Operations
Karen is a Structural Engineer with 10 years experience. Karen specializes in heavy industrial projects, including heavy equipment foundations, electrical buildings and staff support facilities. 


Structural Engineer with 
8 Years Experience
Specializing in design and engineering  ranging from steel structures for heavy industrial to coastal structures in hurricane prone areas.
Leadership Mobile 2013

S. Lane Sesi, PE
Director of Project Management
Lane is a Structural Engineer with 8 years experience. Lane specializes in design and engineering ranging from steel structures for heavy industrial to coastal structures in hurricane prone areas. 


Controller and Certified Public Accountant with 9 years experience, specializing in financial reporting and cash operations. Oversees all office and accounting procedures.

Joseph E.  Peek, CPA
Joe is a Certified Public Accountant and Controller for GSE. Joe specializes in financial reporting, cash operations and oversees all office and accounting procedures. 


Responsible for coordinating business development, marketing and public relations efforts.

Green Suttles
Sales & Marketing
Green is responsible for coordination of business development, marketing and public relations efforts for GSE.
Engineering Services
  • Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Plumbing / Process
  • Civil Engineering
Additional Services
  • Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • Surveying
  • Code Consulting
  • Interior Design
  • LEED Consulting / Design
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Industrial
  • Commercial
  • Government
  • Multi-Family Residential
  • Healthcare / Medical Facilities
  • Education

“Finding an Engineering Firm that matches my firm’s needs has always been challenging.  I have now worked with GSE for over 10 years and I always can count on their best efforts to reach my design expectations along with providing quality engineering design and services that meet the clients and my expectations.”

bruce tolar, president
architect bruce b. tolar, p.a.

“GSE has provided the design of structures and infrastructure to support the operation of our process equipment.  We have found them to be quite competent and capable as they produce and coordinate the needed construction design.”

Maik fabian, general manager
sms siemag

“GSE and their team  have done a remarkable job in making sure all of our unique requirements have been met.  I have never worked with any design team that responds as quickly and pleasantly as GSE to rectify any possible problems or issues.”

c. h. smith, vice president
 martin mechanical inc.

“From start to finish, GSE was great to work with and provided a design that met all of the owner’s requirements.  I also want to commend GSE for their responsiveness and willingness to work with us during unforseen circumstances that required alterations to their design.  It was a pleasure working with GSE.”

j. shane swords, project manager
brasfield & gorrie

Dunn Building Company has enjoyed a great relationship with GSE for many years. We have had the great opportunity of partnering with them on several design-build projects and working under them for several different owners. Regardless of where they may be on the flow chart, they operate with the same consistency of professionalism every time. They are by far the best that I have seen in my thirty years as far as scheduling and delivery. They know how to fast track! We are currently working with them on several projects and will continue to do so in the future. Great staff!

Brett Clark, Vice President
Dunn Building Company

“It has been a pleasure to work with GSE from the first power generation project we did with GSE in Georgia up to the current nuclear site work. Being in the Fire Protection business, it is especially great to be able to couple your expertise in fire protection with ours.”

Constantine “Con” Botsis
The Hiller COmpanies, Inc.

“Whether I need surveying services, design work, or other professional services, my first call is always to GSE.  Their depth of technical expertise and outstanding customer service make them my preferred engineering firm.” 

Wallace Goodman, Project Manager
wharton-smith, inc.

“GSE has provide exception services for our company and proven to be reliable , accurate and dedicated from the conception through completion on each and every project opportunity. I would highly recommend GSE , as they have the ability to design, manage large complex projects as well the small and less complicated ones, while providing the same level of detail and dedication to both.” 

John Harris,  V.P. Electrical and Instrumentation 
GA West & Co, Inc. 

“GSE did a great job designing Lazy Magnolia’s new 16,500 square foot facility expansion. They took the time to understand the construction timeline, how it would impact ongoing operations and performed the necessary analysis and work instructions to make sure that production wasn’t disrupted. They did a great job of checking on the progress and making sure that materials were being installed as specified. In addition, they have continued to support us as we move forward.”

Mark Henderson
Loglinear Group, LLC

“ GSE has placed themselves at the top of their field in our region by providing all of the professional consulting engineering disciplines architects require within one company. While they embrace the team approach to complex projects, their design process is very deliberate, professional and thorough.”