In 1971 three professors of Civil Engineering at Oregon State University in Corvallis,
Oregon formed MSS, Inc. to provide design and engineering services. In 1980 John
Seaders left his university teaching position and bought the shares of the other two
partners, Mezra and Schultz, to pursue consulting. Although the original partners
are no longer involved in the business, the company still bears their initials.
Over the last thirty years MSS has developed a reputation for excellent service.
We believe in a sense of community, and thus our offices are still located in the
heart of downtown Corvallis, Oregon where we began. We have served both large and
small clients throughout the Northwest and our community. Our friendly staff and
office atmosphere welcome walk-in visits for those small problems that require
individual attention. Our goal is to provide all our clients, large and small, with
service that earns their respect and their future business.
The last 10 years has brought significant growth to our company, and as the size of
our firm has expanded so has the range, extent and complexity of our work. We have
extensive experience in a wide variety of civil, structural, and marine engineering
projects in both the public and private sectors. We have provided engineering services
throughout the Northwest including Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho and Alaska.
Our engineers are currently registered in the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and
Alaska. The firm is continuing to grow and we are always looking for new challenges.
Our firm has participated in the design of many interesting and unique projects
that involved sensitive community development and environmental issues. Such projects
generally involve a great deal of public scrutiny and have consequently required a
great deal of community contact, public facilitation and liaison work. Examples of
these projects include shoreline erosion studies and protection structure design for
various ports and harbors, many subdivisions, or the design of fuel tank containment
Through our extensive experience with both local, state and federal agencies MSS,
Inc. has consistently demonstrated its ability to survey, design, facilitate, manage
and execute complex projects in both the public and private sectors. We have a proven
history of providing the highest quality project results from the planning stage
through final approval while at the same time delivering low project overhead costs.
We are enthusiastic, hard working and dedicated to quality engineering.